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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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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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