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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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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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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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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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Clean Your Car's Tires Like a Pro

The tires are usually the dirtiest part of your car, and can make a clean vehicle still look a bit dirty if they're not cleaned properly. To ensure your tires are squeaky clean, be sure to clean them before anything else. If you're cleaning with soap and water, you should also use a different sponge when washing your car's tires. Experts even recommend using a bristled one to clear out as much dirt as possible.

Once your tires are clean, dry them with a microfiber towel. Then, you can wax them to prevent brake dust from coating…

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Clean Your Car's Tires Like a Pro

The tires are usually the dirtiest part of your car, and can make a clean vehicle still look a bit dirty if they're not cleaned properly. To ensure your tires are squeaky clean, be sure to clean them before anything else. If you're cleaning with soap and water, you should also use a different sponge when washing your car's tires. Experts even recommend using a bristled one to clear out as much dirt as possible.

Once your tires are clean, dry them with a microfiber towel. Then, you can wax them to prevent brake dust from coating…

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Get Your Vehicle in Shape for Spring Driving

There’s something about the first warm spring days that make us want to start cleaning our vehicles and getting them ready for drives and summer vacations. Often, the short and cold winter days put routine auto maintenance at the bottom of our to-do list. If you feel you’re over your head or just want a few pointers, stop by our auto service shop in Austin and let us help you out.

Spring auto cleaning and maintenance may include the following:

  • Check all hoses, clamps and belts and tighten if needed
  • Refill windshield & replace wiper blades
  • Change oil & filter…
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Tips to Check on Tire Pressure & Tread

When you’re driving around in Austin, you want to be sure you’re doing your due diligence when it comes to taking care of your tires. A few tire care tips from our car maintenance professionals will help you take care of the tire pressure and tread on your luxury vehicle.

Your tire pressure can be monitored with a tire gauge. If the PSI is too high, you run the risk of it popping. If it’s too low, it can be difficult to establish traction on the road. The ideal PSI for your tires is found on the…

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