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How to Handle Being in a Car Accident

Being in a car accident can be scary. You want to make sure you handle everything efficiently. Plus, you will want to get your car fixed as soon as possible. You will want to call emergency services so that the police can come out. They can start an investigation, ticket any responsible parties, and provide you with a police report. We will then want to inform insurance as to what happened.

At some point, you will want to get your car repaired. This may be a few minor issues or something more dramatic. Either way, you will want to follow…

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Safety Tips for Sharing the Road with Bicyclists

As bicycles continue to increase in popularity as a way to get around cities, drivers need to develop good habits to share the road with them safely. Observing local traffic laws and learning to anticipate cyclist riding decisions can help keep the roadways safe.

Safety tips for driving on roads with cyclists include common sense precautions like driving the speed limit or slower to give yourself plenty of time to react. 

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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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What Would You Use a Dash Cam for?

Accessories are a great way to make your vehicle your own. Dash cams are no exception and are a great way to enjoy your vehicle more. You can capture anything from a beautiful road trip to proof in an accident for legal purposes.

Dash cams have been used to record insurance fraud, driving accidents, parking accidents, and some amazing or unexplained events. If you enjoy posting videos of your adventures for friends or the public to view online, a dash cam is a great way to record and focus on driving. 

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Get Your Car a Back-to-School Tune-Up

Back-to-school time is a busy time for parents, teachers and students who drive. You'll be driving back and forth to school and dealing with extracurricular activities, field trips and more. You might even be heading off to college. Either way, you want to make sure that your car is well-maintained for all your fall activities.

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Cut Down on the Glare with These Tips

It's hard when you're driving into the sun and can't see. But there are some things that you can do to prevent glare from obstructing your view and possibly getting you into an accident. We at [Dealership] want to make sure that you are safe whenever you are driving, so we've put together a small list of things that you can do to avoid the glare.

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Why Car Covers are Important for Protecting Your Investment

The benefits of keeping your vehicle under a cover are numerous. Today, we will discuss a few of those advantages so you can keep your car looking like new for longer.

Things like sap from trees and bird droppings will severely damage the exterior of the car if not cleaned off quickly. Instead of washing the car several times a week, by keeping it under the car cover, you are going to preserve the exterior of the vehicle for years to come. 

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How To Reduce Distractions While Driving

We at Ferrari of Austin want people to be safe while they are driving, so we have some tips to keep you and your family safe while on the road. Distracted driving is not only a concern with cell phones but is also an issue for people who like to eat, put on make-up or have in-depth conversations while they drive.

One of the biggest distractions lately is the use of cell phones while driving. Even hands-free options are a distraction. To be completely safe, texts and phone calls should only be made when you pull over to the side…

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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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Is it Time for a Brake Pad Replacement?

Brake pads sit between the calipers and the rotors. When you push on the brake pedal, the calipers on the pistons engage, squeezing the rotor. This results in a lot of friction, which the pads absorb. The pads preserve the effectiveness of your braking system, but they do tend to wear out over time.

If you do a lot of city driving, stopping at stoplights or stop-and-go traffic, your brake pads will wear out faster. The lifespan of brake pads is three to six years, depending on your driving habits and the places where you drive. 

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