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Signs Your Car May Need a New Belt

If your vehicle's timing or serpentine belt go bad or slip off, it can result in the total loss of function in your vehicle. However, long before this occurs, there are signs you may notice while driving or starting your vehicle that it may be time to call Porsche of West Houston for belt service today.

Your vehicle may exhibit one or all of the following symptoms in the event one of your belts is beginning to go bad: A loss of power or acceleration, difficulty using the power steering, or a loud squealing or grinding sound upon starting…

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What Does Brake Fluid Do?

Most people know that your vehicle requires brake fluid to make your brakes work, but what exactly does brake fluid do? Luckily, we here at Porsche of West Houston are here to give you the rundown of the basics of brake fluid.

When you hit the brakes of your vehicle, compression occurs which moves fluid through your brake lines. Brake fluid can operate at very high temperatures and pressures, which is perfect for the environment created under the hood of a car.  

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Understanding Synthetic Oil

When it comes to getting your oil changed, it can be confusing to know which type to request. Synthetic oil is made of artificial compounds. Some manufacturers require the use of synthetic oil in their engines, which is why it is crucial for you to speak with an experienced mechanic before having any type of oil change done to your vehicle.

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Help Make Emergency Workers' Jobs Safer by Slowing Down and Moving Over

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Every day in Houston, emergency workers risk their lives to clear damaged vehicles from the road after accidents occur. They are usually seen wearing reflective clothing and flashing temporary lights for traffic to slow down. Unfortunately, not all drivers are aware of Move Over laws, which stipulate that all drivers must slow down whenever any vehicles or workers are blocking a section of the street. Some of the vehicles that are most often seen flashing hazard lights, which is an indication for drivers to use caution and move over, are as follows:

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The Allure of Irresistible Horsepower

We have all heard the word horsepower being used to tell us just how powerful an engine is, but do we really know what it actually means or where it came from? The story of this term goes back to the 18th century when a Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer and chemist named James Watt wanted to tell people how powerful steam engines were.

During that time, the steam engine was pretty new and most of the work being done at this time was by using horses or ponies. 

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Book Auto Service at Your Own Pace with Online Scheduling

We here at Porsche of West Houston know that people lead all kinds of different lifestyles and like to get things done at different points of the day. Some people work overnights and would appreciate being able to take care of routine business in the wee hours of the morning while other people work all day and don't get around to their errands and such until much later at night. With our online service scheduling tool, we have made it easier than ever to schedule and maintain your appointments for routine maintenance on your vehicle.

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