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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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What Are Serpentine Belts and Timing Belts?

Serpentine belts, timing belts, and hoses are all important parts on your vehicle. But if you've ever wondered what, exactly, all of these parts do, you're in luck. We want you to be informed of some of the maintenance that you should be doing on your vehicle, so we've come up with some things that you should watch for.

The serpentine belt is an extremely important part that runs the entire length of your vehicle. In fact, without it, your car simply won't move. It's an expensive part that can cost a couple of thousand…

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What is Causing the Tire Pressure Indicators to Illuminate?

There are a number of reasons the tire pressure is dropping in your car's tires. Some need urgent attention while others are just natural occurrences. Here is what you need to know about the tire pressures before getting concerned.

Due to natural occurrences, air is escaping from the tires on your vehicle at about a pound a month. Then you have to also consider the pressure drops by another pound for every ten degrees the outside air temperature drops. 

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Automotive Care: Paint Touch Ups

Paint scratches are a common problem for vehicle owners. However, by completing a few steps, the area looks almost good as new. The first step involves matching the color of the paint. Paint is often color-coded according to the vehicle's VIN number. Your local dealership can be of great assistance in supplying the right color paint or performing the touch ups for you.

First, you must clean the area with soap and water. Use a piece of 220 grit sandpaper to roughen the paint around the scratch. Clean the surface again and dry. Apply the paint using the included…

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