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Headlights: Are Yours Working?

Headlights are an important component of your vehicle. When you drive at night or in the rain, headlights will illuminate the road for you to see better. They also help vehicles driving in the opposite direction identify you. If your lights aren’t working, it’s not only against the law but also extremely dangerous. There’s a solution so you can drive safely at all times.

There may be problems with your headlights. The light bulb could have burned out or there may be wiring issues. The housing itself may be damaged, too. Our service technicians in Pasadena, CA…

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Reasons Your Tire Pressure Light May Be Illuminated

Unlike in the past when we had to manually check the tire pressure, today new cars have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System or a tire pressure light to inform you if the tire pressure is incorrect. However, it’s still important to manually check the pressure regularly. Stop at Rusnak/Pasadena Porsche if you need a tire gauge or need assistance in monitoring the pressure yourself.

Your tire pressure light may be illuminated for several reasons. The most concerning reason is because there are issues with the tire, such as bad valve, slow leak or a puncture. However, the tire…

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What Are Some Signs To Look For To See If Your Exhaust Is Leaking?

The exhaust of your vehicle is imperative to it running properly and to keeping you safe. This is because its largest purpose is to remove many toxic gases that the engine creates and keep them from moving into the cabin of the vehicle. That is why our team here at Rusnak/Pasadena Porsche is here to give you some tips of signs that your exhaust is leaking.

First, you should look for uncommon vibrations in your steering wheel. This is usually the result of a rusty exhaust pipe which means it is also leaking. Last, if you should notice a…

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Wheel Drives Explained

Vehicles have front, rear or all-wheel drives. Rear-wheel drive means the rear wheels are responsible for motivating the vehicle. RWD typically offers better stability. However, vehicles have more difficulty during inclement weather. On the other hand, the front wheels supply the power in front-wheel drive vehicles. FWD is better in bad weather. There are fewer parts, which makes the technology less expensive. However, running over potholes or over obstacles can result in a greater likelihood of suffering damage.

All-wheel drive vehicles provide the best points of FWD and RWD...

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How Much Air Do Your Tires Need?


The amount of air you fill your tires with impacts their durability and your safety. Too little or too much air could lead to serious repercussions.

Driving on tires with low tire pressure is the leading cause of tire failure. The tire will lose its layers due to the steady friction being generated. Its inner tubing will inevitably make contact with the asphalt. This will cause vehicular damage and possible destruction.

Inflating your tires to its full capacity is hazardous. Stretching any rubber material to its maximum point may cause it to snap. The tires are also vulnerable to punctures…
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Technology Helps Us Fit Your Schedule


Technology has improved in many ways over the years with vehicles. The same is true for scheduling customers. You once could just call the service team to get on our calendar. These days getting an appointment is as simple as visiting our online service scheduler.

The online service scheduler is a simple tool you can utilize to schedule appointments at your most convenient time. We know you have a busy schedule. The service scheduler puts you in control of picking your next appointment. You can also let our service team know the specific reason for your visit. You might need…
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The Proper Oil Change Interval

Oil is an essential fluid for an internal combustion engine in any vehicle regardless of make or model. Oil lubricates the internal parts of the engine and prevents damage caused by friction. It also allows an engine to operate more efficiently by lowering the amount of heat that is caused by friction. This extends the life of internal components such as crankshafts and bearings. Many people dutifully have their oil changed every 3000 miles because that is what they have been taught.

 

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Why is windshield washer fluid so important?


Windshield washer fluid is forgotten a lot of the time, but it is actually just as important as all the other maintenance for your vehicle. Windshield washer fluid is there to help keep drivers and passengers safe buy keeping the windshield clean and clear of all debris.

But that is not all it does. Windshield washer fluid is also a lubricant for all the parts involved in the system. The windshield washer system is more than just a reservoir and wiper blades. There is a pump and hoses also. Those pumps and hoses can dry out and crack and even…
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