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Tips for Replacing a Flat Tire

When you’re driving down the road and get a flat tire, it’s important to know how to replace it. At Ferrari of Austin, we want to make sure you’re able to replace the flat so that you can make it to a trusted service center.

When you change a flat, you need to have a few tools. Many of these come standard in your vehicle, though it’s a good idea to check for some of the other items you should have. This includes a spare tire, a car jack, a lugwrench, tire tools, and a flashlight…

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How to Control Odors in Your Vehicle

What can you do if your car smells? For one, you’ll need to locate the source of the smell. In most cases, odors have gotten stuck in the fabric of your car seats. This can happen if you smoke, constantly eat in your car, or spill something that’s particularly rotten in your vehicle. While cleaning your seats with shampoos and cleaners can work, you also want to make sure that you vacuum the floors and seats as well. 

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

You may not think that it’s important to wash your car every week, but for your tires, this step is crucial. You can develop a tire bloom if you don’t wash your tires often of dirt and debris. This should be done at least once a week, and you don’t have to spend too long cleaning your vehicle for it to maintain a good shine.

With your wheels, you want to use a garden hose, small bucket, tire cleaner, and tire gel. You can also get a microfiber towel and a tire brush if you want to…

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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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Don't Let Rodents Damage Your Car

Ferrari of Austin knows how hard you worked to buy your car, so we want to ensure you're informed about all the risks that come with automobile ownership. You protect your car with insurance, and you lock your doors to prevent theft, but is your car rodent proof?

Rats, mice and even squirrels are a problem. They make nests in the engine compartments of vehicles, and they love to chew on wires. If rodents chew on engine wires, they can cause serious damage. 

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How the Temperature Outside Can Affect Your Car Battery

There are many factors that can affect the way that your vehicle performs. The temperature outside can mess with your vehicle and it can stop your vehicle's battery from working how it is meant to work. It is important for you to know that this can happen and for you to do what you can to look out for your vehicle.

Extremely cold temperatures can reduce the capacity of a battery. This can stop the battery from working how it is meant to work. When your vehicle sits in cold temperatures for a long period of time, the battery…

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Prep Your Vehicle Early For Winter's Worst

The most irritating thing about winter is its unpredictability. In some places, the cold months are relatively easy when it comes to car care. In other places, winter weather can take an extreme toll on your vehicle. Most vehicles are designed to work well during cold months, but this precludes owners making some preparations.

Electrical, heating, and cooling systems are the most susceptible systems during long periods of cold. It is a good idea to have your battery checked long before the cold starts.  

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Useful Information About Brake Pads

To keep your vehicle's braking system in optimal condition, you should have its brake pads replaced on a regular basis. The brake pads are important because they act as a buffer and apply pressure and friction to the rotors (the shiny discs that you may be able to see behind the wheels).

You should reference your owner's manual to see what your vehicle's manufacturer recommends when it comes to changing the brake pads. With most vehicles, brake pads will need to be changed every 50,000 miles.  

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Touch Up Paint Application Keeps Your Car Looking Fresh

Don’t spend a fortune to repair scratches: DIY touch up paint for Austin drivers!

While not the most devastating of problems, scratches can really ruin your day. If left alone, they can result in pain beginning to appeal, and rust beginning to spread throughout the body of your car. Even fiberglass bodies aren’t safe, as direct exposure will cause them to begin to degrade. When the scratches happen, you might be tempted to go to an auto body shop to have them repaired. Don’t waste your time and theirs, when you can easily handle this yourself. 

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Quick Tips for Waxing Your Car

Keeping your car clean is all part of the maintenance responsibilities that go with being an owner. But your car needs more than just a casual cleaning at a car washing facility. You should schedule a waxing in between washings to keep the paintwork at an optimum level.

There are many different varieties of waxes on the market and not every car wax is right for every car. Therefore, you should always test the wax on a small section of your car to make sure it suits the paintwork and always read the label carefully before applying. 

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