The Steps Required to Clean a Vehicle's Engine Compartment

At some point, vehicle owners might choose the clean the engine. Choose a warm, sunny day with a slight breeze. If having to move the vehicle outdoors, make sure the engine is cold before beginning. Remove plastic covers and detach the negative battery cable. Wrap plastic bags around the battery, engine control unit, ignition wires and other electrical components.

Spray the engine compartment with any type of degreaser. Scrub extremely dirty areas with a synthetic brush to remove accumulated dirt and oil. Repeat as needed. Use a garden hose or a power washer to thoroughly rinse the 

 

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Two Auto Finance Terms to Know Before Shopping For a Car Loan

If you've never done so before, shopping for a car loan can be confusing. Roswell drivers have a wealth of lenders and funding products to choose from. At Ferrari of Atlanta, we want to make financing your next vehicle easy. That's why we're sharing two auto finance terms that you'll need to know before searching for and applying for an auto loan.

Principal Balance

The principal balance of your loan is the amount that you originally borrowed. Any differences between this and the amount that you wind up paying overall will be the result of loan…

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Vehicle Safety Ratings Explained

Automakers tout vehicle safety ratings like badges of achievement. What exactly do vehicle safety ratings mean? Our Ferrari of Atlanta team gets this question frequently. Here's our quick rundown.

Vehicle Safety Ratings 101

Vehicle safety ratings span one to five starts. The NHTSA issues the ratings based on careful evaluation of special crash test results. The crash tests, conducted with life-sized male and female dummies, entail simulating collisions in different driving scenarios. There are four main tests:

  • Frontal collision
  • Side barrier
  • Side pole
  • Rollover

 

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How Can a Blind-Spot Monitor Make You Safer on Atlanta Streets?

Are you a bit confused about the function of your vehicle's blind-spot monitor? If so, then allow us here at Ferrari of Atlanta to point out this safety feature's role. The blind-spot monitor is adept at alerting vulnerable drivers, like yourself, of other Roswell motorists' cars that may be traveling in your pesky blind spots.

How does the blind-spot monitor accomplish this, though? In most blind-spot monitor systems, it is a simple radar sensor installed on the back bumper of your car. More advanced blind-spot monitors, however, can combine this with the power of a camera. 

 

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Timing Belt and Timing Chain Differences

Timing Belts versus Timing Chains

Timing belts and timing chains are both used by manufacturers to control the timing of engines. However, timing belts and timing chains are different and cannot be used interchangeably. The primary difference between timing belts and timing chains is in the materials that they are constructed with. Timing belts are typically made up of rubber materials while timing chains are typically constructed using metal components. Manufacturers place timing belts on the outside of engines and timing chains on the inside of engines. 

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Gaskets 101 - Auto Knowledge From Ferrari of Atlanta

Vehicle engines are complex machines made of many parts, but gaskets are one of the most important components that help your engine function properly. Gaskets are simple pieces that aren't very big, but they serve a vital role to how your engine performs. Let's find out more about gaskets.

There are several types of gaskets that include cylinder head gaskets, intake and exhaust manifold gaskets, main bearing gaskets, and camshaft gaskets. Gaskets can be made of layered steel, composites, and copper. Engine gaskets prevent debris from getting into the engine

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Building a Roadside Emergency Kit

A roadside emergency kit is essential for every driver to have in their vehicle. While there are a variety of roadside emergency kits that are available for sale, making your own emergency kit will allow you to have the specific items that are suited to your personal needs.

 

Jumper Cables

Most of the emergency roadside kits that you will find available for sale have one thing in common, they all have jumper cables. Dead car batteries are a common problem among drivers and having jumper cables readily available will allow you to quickly receive a jump start from another driver…

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How to Control Vehicle Pet Hair

We all love our pets and want them with us. What we don’t love is pet hair in our vehicles. Residents of Roswell will not let a pet hair problem keep us from traveling with our animals. At Ferrari of Atlanta, we have several suggestions on how to reduce unwanted pet hair.

First, try to make sure your pet is clean before they get in the car. If that is not possible, our next suggestion is to keep a towel or blanket in the vehicle to put down before your pet enters. Using removable or washable car seat covers…

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How to Drive in the Rain Includes Eliminating Distractions

We at Ferrari of Atlanta know that getting caught in the rain can be an exhilarating experience. However, you should never take it for granted that just because you love rainy weather doesn’t mean it is perfectly safe. Rain on the road comes with specific hazards that you should know about.

One of those hazards is reduced visibility. This is why we recommend that you turn on your headlights when driving in the rain. This not only helps you see better in dim light, but it also helps other drivers see you. It even acts as a reminder for…

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There Are Advantages to Buying a Used Car

Looking for a new vehicle can be a daunting process. There are so many great makes and models out there to choose from that it can seem impossible to find the perfect one for you. This is also why you will want to consider buying a used car. You will find tremendous value in doing so.

Right away, you will notice that you save depreciation when you decide on a used vehicle. This is because the original owner has already suffered the brunt of that expense. You can often get a lightly used car for a fraction of the price…

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