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How Does Heat Build-Up in an Internal Combustion Engine?

Most drivers do not understand the intricacies of heat build-up in an internal combustion engine. First, any driver should know that an internal combustion engine is a closed system where intense fire builds temperatures as high as 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, no matter if you are driving downtown or elsewhere. Pistons are immediately exposed to these temperatures. Fortunately, that exposure lasts only a microsecond. Otherwise, the aluminum pistons would melt. 

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Unique Tips for Getting Rid of Pet Hair

While there's nothing more enjoyable than taking your furry friend out for a road trip, the mess they leave behind is something to be desired. Pet hair is notorious for sticking to car upholstery. Luckily, it's not impossible to get rid of. We here at Harris Porsche want you to be an informed owner who knows how to take care of their ride, so here are some tips you need to know.

One effective tool that all drivers should try out is a balloon. Static electricity attracts loose pet hair, allowing you to collect it all without having…

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The Benefits of Washing Your Car

Keeping the exterior of your car consistently clean is one of the best ways to maintain a nice appearance and avoid issues with body damage to your car over time. Washing your car properly and applying a wax coat protects the paint and makes any fixable issues with the car’s exterior more noticeable before they create bigger problems.

A clean car exterior means that you will be driving around with less dust on your car, which cuts down on the drag and increases your fuel efficiency. It will also mean fewer scratches on the paint, which keeps rust and…

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Consider the Best Choices for Your Teen's First Car

There's so much to think about when your teen starts driving, from getting a license to options for insurance. You'll also want to pick the safest and most reliable vehicle you can find in your price range.

While teens might be tempted by a sporty design, you'll want to avoid the smaller cars with higher horsepower, as teens can often speed in them without realizing they're going too fast. Choose a larger vehicle, like an SUV or even a truck, which will offer plenty of protection built right into its design in case of an accident…

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Fuel Economy Tips: The Best Ways to Save Money on Gasoline

You have the power to save money on fuel through a variety of means. It is important, as fuel is one of the top common expenses for almost every driver.

Find the best deals at the gas stations that are local to you by using the technology that is in your pocket right now. It is easy to compare prices and see where you need to go no matter what your route to home is. Another thing to do is drive in the highest gear that you possibly get into without doing damage to the engine or causing any strain…

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The Success of Apple CarPlay

When people look at Apple CarPlay, they will agree that it is one of the most successful additions to the automobile. They may attribute the success to the Apple products being a success. However, it is not just riding on the success of products like the iPhone. CarPlay has actually brought some game changing features to the automotive industry.

One thing that is a sign of the success of a product is its availability. The Apple CarPlay integration is available on hundreds of vehicles from many automotive brands. Therefore, it has caught on in a good way with people. 

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Are You Aware of Move Over Laws?

Roadside scenarios are part of driving. Do you know what you must do before passing one? At Harris Porsche, we value informed drivers, and want to explain Move Over Laws today.

Beginning in 1996, our nation's states approved Move Over Laws. Each state's law dictates rules you must observe as you approach drivers pulled over by police officers, breakdowns, accident scenes and other roadside situations. While these rules vary slightly from one state to another, every state's Move Over Law expects you to merge away from these scenarios to provide extra space. 

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How Often Should You Wash Your Car?

We here at Harris Porsche often get asked the question: How often should I wash my car? Generally, you should wash your car weekly or at least one to two times monthly, depending on what your car is exposed to.

You car takes a daily beating from the elements. Whether in motion or parked, your car is subject to airborne pollutants, dust, dirt, pollen and bug guts as well as tree sap and salt. Each of these things has its own way of damaging your vehicle's paint and finish and its undercarriage.  

 

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Use These Tips to Reduce Your Distracted Driving Today

At Harris Porsche, our care for our customers goes beyond helping them find their dream car. To us, being able to use that car in a safe manner is just as important, leading to us wanting to provide quality services so our clients can be safe and smart on the road.

This is why eradicating distracted driving is important to everyone’s safety. Though it might seem unlikely, many people are distracted without even realizing it. 

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How to Prevent Rodent Damage

You may think your vehicle is safe because you park it in a garage, but rodents can invade an indoor vehicle just as easily as one parked outside. Residual warmth from the engine or tempting smells from an empty food carton you forgot to throw away can attract all kinds of unwanted attention from vermin, who can cause plenty of damage in your car's engine or interior.

Any exposed opening or wiring is irresistible to curious creatures. You can wrap wiring with duct tape made specifically to taste foul to animals and cover any openings with wire mesh. 

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