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Make Sure That You Drive in the Best Condition

Driving is something that is going to require all of your focus. While vehicles can get you to where you need to be quickly, you need to make sure that you are aware of everything that is going to potentially cause issues on the road. Therefore, you have to take care of every issue before getting in your vehicle.

One thing you want to do is make sure that you are well rested before getting in your vehicle. This is especially important if you have to drive for a significant amount of time on the road. This will help you…

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Lots to Learn About Windshield Repair

The topic of windshield repair is one that the Alfa Romeo Santa Barbara team is often asked about. As such, we have decided to put together a brief guide to help our friends and neighbors better understand everything they need to know about the issue.

Before sending their vehicle in for repair, customers usually want to know if the chip will still be visible once the repair has been completed. Of course, the answer will depend on a number of different factors such as the size of the damage and how long it has been since the damage occurred.  

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How to Prevent Rodent Damage

Despite what kind of car you choose to purchase, you are not guaranteed to be rodent free. Rodent-inflicted damage is a common problem because rodents are sharpening their teeth and feasting on cars on a consistent basis. Luckily, there is a deterrent that can keep these four-legged creatures away from your vehicle.

Using rodent-deterrent tape is one effective solution that can keep rodents away from your vehicle. You can purchase the tape through dealers for approximately $36 for a 20-meter roll. You can also purchase the tape online. 

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Traveling This Winter? Create a Winter Survival Kit

Making a winter survival kit is very important if you travel frequently or live in an area that has dangerous driving conditions in the winter months. At Alfa Romeo Santa Barbara, we strive to provide our community with advice and knowledge about a necessary survival kit for emergencies.

It is good to have extra clothes, gloves, hats, and blankets ready in your vehicle. Food, water, flashlights, and a cellphone charger are important if you have to wait a long period of time. These items are important to have close to you rather than in the trunk of your car. 

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How to Prevent Your Car From Being Stolen

Regardless of the neighborhood, you live in, your car can be stolen. You could be at the grocery store or getting gas, and your vehicle could be taken. There are simple and more complex methods you can use to prevent your car from being stolen.

Keep Up With Your Keys

Are you like many drivers who lose their keys at least once a day? Keeping track of your keys lowers the risk of your car being stolen. Invest in devices and software, such as Title Mate and similar products that help with the prevention of car theft.

Secure Your Vehicle…

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Why Infotainment is Important for Safe Driving

While there have been a lot of new features added to vehicles, one thing that we at Alfa Romeo Santa Barbara understand about these features is that they are not all bells and whistles. They all play a role in making sure that the driver and the passengers get to where they are going safely.

Given the fast pace of the road, sometimes you are going to have a ton of close calls. This is one of the reasons that infotainment systems have been invented. Among the features of an infotainment system are different cameras such as the rear view…

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A Guide to Differentials

We here at Alfa Romeo Santa Barbara understand the importance of keeping your vehicle's differential in working order. Just what does the differential do? We're here to answer that question and give you some tips for keeping it working in optimal condition.

The differential is a gearbox that works together with your transmission. It works to transfer the power from your engine to the axle so that your wheels can turn. If you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle, chances are that your vehicle has two of them installed. 

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How to Avoid Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning while you are driving on the road can be a very scary situation. You may have seen an area of water coming up and just couldn't avoid it. You may have missed the flooded area completely and before you know it, you are right in the middle of it. Hydroplaning can be very dangerous if you don't know what to do to avoid this situation from occurring. Here are some tips from all of us here at Alfa Romeo Santa Barbara. 

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What's the Difference Between Full-Size and Compact Spare Tires?

Many vehicles that we sell on our lot come equipped with a spare tire of some sort. Depending on the type of vehicle that you choose, your spare tire could be a compact temporary tire or a full-size spare. These are two very different options. Let's take a closer look at how they differ.

A compact temporary tire should only be used in an emergency. You can't drive on these types of tires for more than a few miles. Get the tire on and head to the nearest service center to have your vehicle repaired. 

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How to Get the Best Fuel Economy

We like knowing our customers are happy and satisfied with their vehicles and are making informed decisions on where and how to get the best deal. Fuel economy is always a concern, and we would like to offer some great tips on how you can experience fuel economy regardless of what you drive. Come to Alfa Romeo Santa Barbara and speak to our trained staff.

What may be a surprise to many is that fuel economy can be greatly affected if the vehicle is in need of maintenance. Other ways to increase fuel economy are driving efficiently and not speeding…

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