How to Avoid Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning is more than just a scary situation to find yourself in while driving. It can also lead to you being seriously injured or even killed. Use these tips to help you prevent hydroplaning the next time you drive in wet conditions.

First, you should make sure that your tires are properly inflated. Flat tires or tires that are not aired up enough can be difficult to control. They also skid on excess water and are not able to be stopped quickly. You also need to slow down and go under the speed limit. Driving too fast in wet conditions…

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Be Prepared by Knowing Which Spare Tire Type You Have

You have a spare tire in your trunk. Good enough, right? Well, actually, while it's great that you have a spare tire, you'll also be more prepared in the event that you need to use it if you already understand what kind of spare tire it is. "There's more than one kind?" you say. Yes, there is, and at Porsche Monterey, we love educating our customers on some basic vehicle maintenance knowledge.

A full-size spare tire is the same size as all of your other tires. In fact, you can even put it in the rotation of…

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Belts & Hoses: What Are They, When to Replace Them?

Belts and hoses are critical auto parts, but they're often overlooked. Questions about them are common in our Porsche Monterey service department. Depending on your vehicle, driving habits and mileage, belts and hoses should be replaced every 36,000 to 50,000 miles or sooner. Here's a brief explanation of each part.

Main Types of Belts

There are two main types of belts that keep your vehicle running smoothly: timing and serpentine. Timing belts act on your engine, ensuring that the camshaft and crankshaft remain in synchronicity and moving smoothly in relation to each other
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The Porsche Panamera Places Infotainment at your Fingertips

There are many reasons why we at Porsche Monterey believe your best option for enjoying the driving experience of a luxury sedan that has much of the latest technology close at hand.

The Porsche Panamera is a technologically-advanced sedan in the market with the Porsche Communication Management system making it easier for you to stay in contact with every important aspect of your life. You are placed in control of your 12-inch touchscreen to give you the chance to organize the widgets you want to place on your home screen to give you instant access to the options open to…

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Tips for Raising Your Credit Score

Right now, your credit score may not be high enough to help you acquire the vehicle you want from Porsche Monterey. Fortunately, credit scores can be improved.

A good first step is simply committing to paying your bills on time. You can schedule payments in advance using your bank's online tools, for example. Automating your bill payments prevents late notices, which can show up on your credit report.

Also, it's easy to monitor your credit. Multiple credit monitoring apps keep you aware of changes to your score. Some apps include tools that can help you improve your score…

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Understanding Your Vehicle's Battery

Vehicles run on power, and there are several ways that all vehicles get their ability to run. The main source of power to get the car running on the road is fuel, whether it runs on standard gas or diesel. Gasoline is the primary way cars and trucks are powered to drive.

Vehicle Battery Life

?When it comes to operating all of the components of a vehicle, the battery is the key. The battery helps to run all of the electrical and electronic components of the vehicle, and without a good battery, it cannot properly start or stay running.

 

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Why Buying a Used Car Isn't What It Used to Be

Here at Porsche Monterey, we know it is important that you find a vehicle you love that provides reliability you can trust. That is why we want to keep you as informed as possible about how to make the right choice when it comes to purchasing used cars, and why doing so isn't as risky as it used to be.

Not long ago, buying a used car often had a stigma attached to it. There was a strong possibility that the car could be a lemon of sorts, or could have major damage done to the body. 

 

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The New Porsche 911 Carrera Has So Much To Offer

There aren't many experiences that can compare with being behind the wheel of a high-end sports car. Taking corners in Seaside with power and excellent precision is not something that every vehicle can provide. One vehicle that can is the new Porsche 911 Carrera that you can pick up at Porsche Monterey.

The list of things that make the new 911 Carrera a special sports car to drive is long. Of course, the engine that powers this masterpiece of engineering sits high up on the list. The base model Carrera delivers thrilling performance for those lucky enough to be…

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Porsche Macan Overview

The Porsche Macan is one-of-a-kind like all models under this historic automaker. With its iconic headlamp design, premium cabin, and laundry list of tech features, the Macan is impressive to behold and an amazing experience to drive. In fact, US News & World Report revealed that the Macan is ranked in the top two of the luxury compact SUV class, and it comes with more standard features than many of its competitors. The Macan also leads in reliability rating, getting the top scores across the board.

Should you buy a Macan? 

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The Porsche Cayenne: Powerful Engines And Driver's Assistance

The Porsche name means quality design, power and speed. The Porsche Cayenne is a sporty SUV that you can see at Porsche Monterey. The Cayenne has a luxurious, all-leather interior. There is plenty of room for family and friends. The Cayenne offers you powerful engines and driver assistance technology.

The Porsche Cayenne comes in several trim lines each with a different engine. The Cayenne base model offers a V6 engine and 335 horsepower. The E-Hybrid's engine produces 455 horsepower. The Cayenne S has an engine the goes from 0 to 60 in 4.9 seconds. The Cayenne Turbo has…

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