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How to Manage After a Car Accident

When you are in an auto accident, it's important to stay as calm as you can. Once you assess your own injuries, provide help to any injured party if you can. Even when nobody gets hurt, contact the local police to come and take a report of the accident.

Determine if you are in a safe place. If you are not, get safe before you begin exchanging information with the other driver. If you are hurt in the accident, get medical attention to address your injuries. When you don't need immediate medical treatment, you can take some time…

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Tips for Saving on Fuel

Summer is nearly here and we could all use a refresher on some tips for how to save money on fuel. It is very likely that we are going to use more of it as we move towards those vacation months. We have a few quick tips for you on that count.

Fuel in the morning when the weather is a little cooler to extend the life of the fuel that you have purchased. When the weather gets warmer it tends to shorten how long that fuel lasts. 

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Android Auto - Why it Generates so Much Excitement

Most drivers have heard about Android Auto, the popular in-vehicle technology system that allows you to make hands-free calls, listen to music, navigate maps and do just about everything with your phone in your car as you do when you’re at home. Stop at Alfa Romeo Santa Barbara and learn why Android Auto has generated so much excitement.

When you download the Android Auto app, you can utilize its features on your phone or plug the phone into your car’s USB port and view it on your car’s display.  

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Know When to Move Over

At Alfa Romeo Santa Barbara, we want you to enjoy your drives in town and anywhere you choose to travel. Safe driving positively affects your on-road experience, so we want to talk about the Move Over Law today.

Today, all 50 states have such a law on their books, though details vary by state. Generally, you must take measures to protect first responders' safety when you approach an accident or law enforcement stop on the side of a multi-lane, divided highway.  

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Tips for Removing Debris From the Wheels of Your Car

When you're cleaning the tires on your car, there are a few tips to keep in mind so that you get to all of the crevices and details. Avoid using cleaning solutions that are abrasive as they can damage the material of the wheels. If necessary, use soap and water instead of tire cleaners.

You can use a brake cleaner to remove any dust that seems to be caked onto the wheels. Let this sit for a few minutes before cleaning. As you begin cleaning, only work with one tire at a time. 

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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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