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Your Brake Pads Are Critical To The Braking System

Your brakes are one of the most important systems on your vehicle, and because they work so hard, they are naturally going to suffer from some of the worst wear and tear. Eventually, components of the system are going to wear out and need to be replaced. When this happens, it is important to have a basic understanding of how it all works so that you know what you're up against.

Your brake pads are going to be the most common thing that needs replacing. These are what actually cause the vehicle to stop. When you press the brake…

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Knowing When It's Time for a Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

Windshield wiper blades may be a small and inexpensive part, but they are a very important part of our vehicle. We at Porsche Monterey understand the importance of having good windshield wiper blades and have a full selection that fit most makes and models.

Don’t wait until your blades fail to work to have them replaced. Being able to see the road ahead of you clearly makes for safer driving. If the actual blades are clattering or making a squeaking noise, they’re ready to be replaced. They also need to be replaced if they’re leaving streaks behind…

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Understanding Front-Wheel vs. Rear-Wheel Drive


With a rear-wheel drive vehicle, the front wheels steer the car while the back wheels are responsible for powering the car down the road. When each tire is only responsible for one job, this usually results in better handling of the vehicle.

Drivers that love rear-wheel drive vehicles state that it is possible to turn easier, and have more overall control of the car. It is an old technology, and one that has been used for decades.

With front-wheel drive vehicles, traction in poor conditions such as ice and snow is better. With FWD, the interior of the vehicle has…
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Safety First: Check Your Alignment


One of the most important components of a car is its ability to properly steer, if your car does not steer properly it can affect not only your safety but the safety of other drivers on the road. Below are some signs that your car is not properly aligned:
  • Steering Wheel Off Center- One way to check if your steering wheel is centered is to check the car emblem in the center of the steering wheel if it is level then your car is properly aligned if it is not it is time to have your car serviced 
  • Car is…
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Make Your Service Appointment Today with Porsche Monterey’s Online Service Scheduler

If you’ve been considering bringing your vehicle in for service, but you haven’t had time to schedule an appointment, Porsche Monterey has some very good news for you!

Now you can schedule your appointment over the Internet using our online service scheduler. It’s a very convenient way of selecting your appointment time and deciding what works best for your individual schedule.

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Help Emergency Personnel by Moving Over

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Do you have family or friends that work as emergency responders during a traffic accident? Have you ever wondered what you could do to show your support for firemen, police officers, and tow truck drivers? Moving over when you see them on the road is a great idea to show support. Not only that, but it's the law.

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End of Lease Options at Porsche Monterey

Each time you hear you could have equity in a leased vehicle, people are astounded and confounded. Drivers who got into the habit of handing over their old keys and getting another lease regularly never check for other options. Toward the end of the lease period, you have three choices:

  • Leave the lease: You will owe mileage charges if related, and any excess wear and tear charges.
  • Exchange the vehicle for a new lease: You can exchange it for any new model you want, and you are not obligated to return to the same dealership you leased it from.
  • Buy…
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Improving Headlight Brightness and Range


With winter and daylight savings time taking away valuable daylight, it is important for drivers to have the best lighting available when driving at night. Here at Porsche Monterey, we have a five-star team of service technicians available to help you with all your driving needs. Here are a few pieces of advice our team has for anyone looking to upgrade their headlights.
  • Adding Additional Lighting: While most vehicles have standard headlight assemblies, it is always possible to add more fixtures to your car. Adding more fixtures will improve your lighting range and brightness.
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