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How to Tell Your Car Exhaust is Leaking

If the exhaust system of your vehicle has a leak, it could be allowing dangerous gases to get into the cabin. This is a potentially deadly situation and should be looked into immediately. In order to identify a leak in the exhaust system, try to feel for it. Grab the steering wheel and feel for a new vibration, do the same with your foot on the accelerator. The leak could be from a rusted pipe and is cause for immediate concern.

Another way to tell if the exhaust system in your vehicle is leaking is to look closer at the…

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Regular Tire Rotations are Key to Longevity

If you want to get the most out of your set of tires before having to replace them, then you will want to perform regular rotations on them. The reason behind this is that since your tires take such a beating on the road and suffer from some of the worst wear and tear out of all of the components on your entire vehicle, you want to keep them in rotations to spread that wear and tear evenly over all four of them.

Most of the wear happens up front because not only are the front tires rotating as the…

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Get Ready for Spring Break Road Trip Adventures

It is time for Spring Break, and you assured your friends that you would meet them at the beach for some fun and sun. However, before hitting the road, it would be wise to make a pre-road trip checklist. Below are some tips to help you get started.

  • Plan Your Route - From the moment you leave home to the moment you arrive at your destination, have your route planned and include stops if need be.
  • Make a Packing List - This will help you keep organized during the hectic holidays and avoid forgetting important items, like sunscreen, bathing suits, jumper cables…
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Keep Your Wiper Blades in Excellent Condition Year-Round

During the warmer months, we don't typically pay too much attention to our windshield wiper blades since they are not in use very often then. But while we are ignoring them and enjoying the sunshine and warm weather, they are drying out and becoming less flexible, which drastically reduces their effectiveness.

We recommend that you get a new set on your vehicle early before the rains really set in and you need them the most. 

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Are You in Need of a Tire Replacement?

How familiar are you with your automobile's tread and tread ribs? It is a common feature on nearly everyone's vehicle. It also makes driving under wet conditions much easier than cars with extensive damage on the tread linings. Bad tread is often touted as the best way to know if it's time to get an overhaul. However, tires can also show many other visible signals of needing new wheels.

The rubber on bad tires will be ragged in appearance. Random pieces of the tire will tend to fall off, especially when driving in dry conditions. 

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Don't Let a Dirty Air Filter Cause Damage

A clean and properly operating engine air filter is key to optimal performance and fuel efficiency in your vehicle. It helps clean the air from outside before it is put into your engine. A dirty air filter is not only less efficient, it can cause particulates and other outside pollution to enter your engine and cause damage. Replacing air filters is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to properly maintain your vehicle, and at Porsche Bethesda, we can help you find the best air filter for your type of vehicle.

 

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Examine Your Belts and Hoses for Improved Performance

It can seem like the vehicles we drive around in today are closer to a rocket ship than they are to the cars of the past. With digital displays and push button starters, it can be easy to forget your car still depends on many different mechanical parts in order to function properly. The most common of these parts may be the hoses and belts, and these need regular service and replacement. Here at Porsche Bethesda, our expert mechanics can help with any of your belts or hose replacement or repair needs.

 

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You Can Save Time by Scheduling Your Next Service Appointment Online

Everyone enjoys being able to save time and simplify their life when and where they can. Here at Porsche of Rockville, we like to do things that assist you with doing that.

We put an online service appointment scheduling tool on our website to help you save time. For those times when you know what you need and just need to quickly get yourself on the board with an appointment, you can now just log on, click, and get yourself a service appointment. It is that easy.

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Add Traction to a Slippery Driveway

Driving in the winter can be a difficult thing to do in North Bethesda, MD – especially when facing the problems of ice and snow that can cause your luxury car to get stuck. Thankfully, there are three ingredients that our team recommends that you keep on-hand during the winter months: Kitty litter, sand and road salt.

Most of us have seen salt and sand spread across roadways to melt snow and ice in a fast and efficient manner. 

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Move Over Laws Help Keep Everyone Safe

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Being stuck on the side of the road with cars speeding past you is never a good feeling. Anyone who has been through this can tell you how vulnerable it can make you feel. The same holds true for those that come to help. Working on the side of a busy highway is no relaxing task either. That is why all 50 states have implemented some sort of "move over" law.

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