What is brake fluid?

Brake fluid refers to a lubricant used in a car's braking system.

Types of Brake Fluids

There are two commonly used: Dot and dot 4. They are usually glycol-based, which means they absorb water from the air. It is not a useful feature when choosing a brake fluid. The containers housing the brake fluid must, therefore, stay sealed at all times. On the other hand, Dot 5 is silicon-based. The fact that it does not absorb moisture from the air means a stable braking system.

How a Car's Brake System Works

When pressure is applied to the brake…

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These Tips Make Driving in the Rain Safer

Are you a nervous driving in hazardous weather conditions? Here at Porsche Monterey, we understand and want to help our Seaside customers feel safer on the road. That's why we've put together these tips for driving in the rain.

Slow down when it's raining. This will help to prevent sliding. It will also allow you to brake more efficiently. You'll also want to eliminate unnecessary distractions so that you can better pay attention. Driving in the rain requires additional awareness.

 

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Overview of the Porsche Panamera

If you are in the market for a new vehicle, consider the Porsche Panamera. The Porsche Panamera is a luxury vehicle that provides you with all the amenities you could ever want in a vehicle. This is a great vehicle for shoppers who are interested in a vehicle that offers sporty performance without sacrificing the luxury features. The amenities and the performance of this vehicle make it stand out from competitors of its kind.

The Porsche Panamera has a 330-horsepower V6 engine that provides it with excellent acceleration. 

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The Elegant and Powerful Porsche 911 Carrera

The Porsche 911 Carrera is an icon of the road that we at Porsche Monterey want to bring to your home with a range of innovative options that make driving a pleasure. Sitting behind the wheel of the Porsche 911 Carrera brings you into contact with half a century of design and allows you the chance to feel you are part of one of the world's leading driving communities.

The range of options starts with the power beneath the hood with the twin-turbo engine used in the design making this one of the most impressive on the market offering…

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The Power and Precision of the Porsche Panamera

If you're looking for a full-sized vehicle that doesn't sacrifice amenities for extra space, consider the Porsche Panamera. It's one of the most popular models in its class, and its comfort and convenience will keep you driving around Seaside without a care in the world.

A turbocharged engine will put 300 horsepower under your command. Driver assistance technology comes pre-loaded into the dashboard to help you avoid accidents. The car's top speed is 164 miles per hour, so you'll always be able to get where you need to go, and you won't even be…

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Discussing Tire Treads & Air Pressure

What happens when you put a copper penny inside a tire's grooves? If much of Abe Lincoln's head isn't visible, the tire's treads are likely fine. When you see the bulk of Abe's head, then the tread depth may be well below 2/32 of an inch. Treads that go too low aren't safe to drive on, and the car's owner probably needs to buy new tires right away.

Treads wear down for many reasons. Poor wheel alignment, low levels of air, over inflation, and other causes may cause wear. Getting tires inspected…

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Take Control of Your Drive with the Porsche 911 Carrera

Here at Porsche Monterey, we understand the desire to take control of your driving experience can change with the day leaving you needing to change how you drive depending on your feeling each day.

The Porsche 911 Carrera provides you with the chance to take your pick of one of the two driving modes for your suspension under the Porsche Active Suspension Management system. Taking control of your driving experience means you can leave your suspension in the normal mode that is sporty but leaves you with a little give in the suspension you use that will provide you with…

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A Few Tips For Proper Car Detailing

If you like to have the best-looking car on the street, you're going to need to take the time to properly detail your car, inside and out. Of course, detailing your car can actually be fun and relaxing if you know how to do it properly. At Porsche Monterey, we want everyone to be able to take care of their car properly, which is why we offer these simple detailing tips.

One important tip is to change the water in your bucket regularly when washing your vehicle. 

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What is an Alignment?

At Porsche Monterey, our automotive service department helps to make sure that drivers throughout Seaside are safe on the road. You may have heard that vehicle alignment services are necessary for car maintenance but keep reading to learn exactly why they are so important for maintaining your vehicle.

Our comprehensive vehicle alignment services ensure that your car's steering and suspension systems are in order. When your vehicle pulls to the left or the right without you turning the steering wheel, this is a sign that your alignment could be off. In addition, 

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Why Car Wax is Vital to Your Vehicle

When you buy a new car or even a good used car, you want the body to keep that "like new" appearance as long as possible. Washing your car regularly is a great way to ensure that it looks great but only for the moment. Car wax plays a much more important role in your car maintenance routine. In the past, car wax was made for various types of animal fats, but with advanced technology, that is no longer the case. Car wax is made up of natural waxes, synthetically blended chemicals and petroleum agents.

Car does more than just…

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