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Why are Clean Air Filters Important for Your Vehicle?

Air filters in your vehicle have to be replaced often in order to constantly remove allergens and dirt particles from the air. Here is why clean air filters in the car are so important.

Those cabin air filters will work to keep things like allergens and mold spores from degrading the air quality inside the vehicle. If these filters get clogged and are not replaced, then heated or cooled air in the vehicle is lower quality. 

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Clear Signs Your Exhaust System is Leaking

If the exhaust system is failing, you run the risk of dangerous gases getting into the vehicle's cabin where you and your passengers are breathing. Here are a couple warning signs to pay close attention to as you maneuver the Irondale, AL streets.

If you feel a vibration that is new while driving, it could be an issue with a rusty pipe or a hole in the muffler. You'll feel this vibration either with your foot on the gas pedal or with your hands while driving the car. The vibration means the engine must work harder to power…

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What You Need to Know About Tire Rotations

An informed car owner often gets far more value out of their car than someone who is uniformed. Whether it's how to change your own oil or why rotating your tires is so important, this knowledge can save you some serious money over the lifetime of a car. That is why our experienced team at Porsche Birmingham want to ensure you know why tire rotations are so important and how often they should be done.

Tire rotations or replacements ensure that your car tires do not wear unevenly and last as long as possible. 

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When is it Time to Swap Out Your Winter Wiper Blades?

Wiper blades are usually not near the top of your car maintenance list. This can especially be the case during the summer months when the weather is nice and mostly clear. However, when the winter and spring months come, having good working wiper blades can be very important. An unexpected storm can cause huge vision problems when wiper blades are not in working condition.

There are a number of factors to consider when purchasing wiper blades for your vehicle. 

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Tips to Avoid Hydroplaning When Roads are Wet

Hydroplaning, when water is caught between your tires and the road surface, can make you lose both braking and steering control. Wet roads are slick roads, and all of us at Porsche Birmingham in Irondale, AL want to ensure your continued safe driving by passing along these tips to avoid hydroplaning.

At the first sign water is pooling on the roadway ahead, reduce your speed. When it's raining, avoid quick acceleration that can lead to hydroplaning. Make sure your tires are in good condition, as worn treads on wet roads is a dangerous combination. 

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How Do Alternators Work?

Your alternator is an essential component that regulates the electrical charge and supplies it to the rest of your car. It is the reason that your battery is able to hold a charge. Without an alternator, you may be able to drive on a battery charge alone for a short while. However, the most frequent issue with a failing alternator is that battery-shaped light that comes on the dashboard. 

 

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Learn All About Brake Pads

Brake pads are a critical part of any vehicle's braking system. The brake pad is the element that applies pressure and friction to the car's brake rotors. It is this pressure and friction which causes the wheel to slow and eventually come to a complete stop. The vehicle will stop moving once the wheel has stopped. Because of its busy role as a friction buffer between the rotor and the caliper pistons, all brake pads will eventually begin to deteriorate and wear out.

Bigger trucks and SUVs require a specific type of brake pad designed for heavier vehicles…

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Join us in the Tech World by Scheduling an Online Service Appointment

There’s never been a better time to utilize technology, and Porsche Birmingham is getting in on "technology train" and we want to take you on-board! We invite you to use our online service scheduler to make your next appointment for Porsche service or luxury car repairs in Irondale, AL. It’s easy, safe and secure as well as convenient. All you need is a laptop, PC or smartphone, and within minutes you will have a confirmed appointment that works for your busy schedule. 

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Protect Your Visibility With Windshield Wiper Fluid

Are you among the many drivers who don't understand how important quality windshield wiper fluid truly is? It keeps your vehicle's windshield clean, which is vital to staying safe on the road. If your visibility suffers, then you are more likely to have a wreck.

Please do not fall into the common trap of trying to replace your car's wiper fluid with water after you have used it up. Water's freezing point is considerably higher than the freezing point of real windshield wiper fluid, and you cannot use it once it has turned to ice. 

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Reasons for shopping at Porsche Birmingham

If you have been using your car for a while and loved the experience, the last thing you will do is a repair or replacement that will take the comfort away. That is precisely what may happen if you randomly make your purchase for spare parts from anywhere besides an OEM-approved location. Below are reasons why your next stop should only be at our dealership.

 

Do you need any parts or information regarding the same? Visit us at Porsche Birmingham for assistance.

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