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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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Your Baby is Safer Because of LATCH

You're driving along, glancing at your baby in the rearview mirror, when you suddenly slam on your brakes to avoid the car that pulled out in front of you. It's a fairly common scenario, and if you've ever been in this situation, you were sure glad that your son or daughter was in their car seat. And if you don't already have one, you should know that LATCH devices can make it even easier to ensure that your child's seat is securely fastened. 

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Windshield Chip Repairs Help You Prepare for the Unexpected

No driver wants to replace their windshield. The process can be expensive, time-consuming, and inconvenient all-around. It's impossible to anticipate damage happening, but it's important to be prepared for the unexpected. This is why our dealership believes it is important to educate yourself on the signs of windshield damage so you can save money with a windshield chip repair!

What is a windshield chip repair? Well, it's a process that involves a technician using a specific type of resin to fill in the gaps of your windshield's glass and strengthen the bonds. 

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How Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors Keep You Safe

Our team at Harris Porsche wants you to be safe on the roads and to have information on all the latest safety features available. When you think of auto safety features, auto-dimming rearview mirrors likely aren't among the first things to come to mind. Considering they can help prevent the blinding glare from following vehicles, a glare that can impact your vision and reaction time up to 1.4 seconds, auto-dimming rearview mirrors merit a closer look. 

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Learn How to Reduce Glare

When you’re driving at night, glare can be dangerous. At Harris Porsche, we want you to be as safe as possible behind the wheel. There are a few tips to help you cut down the glare so that your vision isn’t impaired.

First, be sure that the inside and outside of your windshield is as clean as possible. This way, the light rays will be able to pass through. If there is oily residue, it can become more reflective. Next, adjust all of your car mirrors accordingly. Your rearview mirror should be flipped to night vision, too. 

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Navigation and Entertainment in the Cockpit

An infotainment system is arguably the most significant technological feature in a passenger automobile. Harris Porsche has a large selection of luxurious cars that have some variation of this essential hardware in their cockpits.

A GPS navigation platform with traffic services is available in an infotainment system of a modern vehicle. If you're too busy to swipe the touch screen, it's a good idea to use voice commands. The latest navigation software recognizes a wide range of natural phrases.  

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Tips That Will Help You Find a Good Mechanic for Your Luxury Vehicle

It can be very difficult to find a reliable mechanic that you can trust with your vehicle. Finding someone that can provide you with routine maintenance and repairs for your vehicle shouldn't be so difficult. Let's take a look at some tips that will help you with your search.

  • A mechanic should have flexible hours that work with your current lifestyle and schedule. A place that is only open Monday through Friday during the week isn't likely going to be helpful when an emergency repair needs to be done. 
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5 Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

These five warning signs of tire issues will help you avoid potential trouble out on the roads.

  1. If the tire warning light begins to flash, do not ignore this warning sign of potential tire trouble.
  2. Never ignore low tire tread because you will reduce the ability of the tires to grip the road in bad weather.
  3. When you see cracked tires, this might be an indication of a defective tire and should be brought to the attention of a tire technician as soon as possible. 
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