Car Detailing Tips

Detailing your car is one of the keys to making it look great. You need to use the right type of soap when you are detailing your car. There are certain types of soaps that can damage your car's paint. It is easy for you to scratch your car when you are detailing it. You can prevent scratches by rinsing your car before you put the soap on it. You should also use two sponges to clean your car. One should be used for washing the other one should be used for rinsing.

After you have finished washing and…

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Why Car Covers are Important

Today, car covers have been designed for any car. They include mid-sized sedans, classic cars, including many others. No matter the kind of vehicle that you own, you need to protect it with a cover. Keeping your vehicle protected is a very noble initiative, and it is essential to understand why you need a car cover. Below are some of the few reasons why you may need to invest in a better car cover:

Weather

One reason why most people purchase car covers is to protect their vehicles from unfavorable climates. A good cover will protect the car retain its…

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Are Summer Tires Better Than All-Season Tires?

Havey you ever seen summer tires or performance tires sold separately than all-season tires? That’s because these tires were made for wet and dry conditions, whether you’re in the midst of a rainy season or not. Summer tires provide more traction and precise handling, whereas all-season tires won’t perform as well in hotter summer months or wet seasons.

Damp and rainy roads can cause issues for tires with less traction, such as all-season tires. These tires have symmetrical tread patterns and deeper grooves, which does provide help for some rainy and snowy conditions, though not the

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Should I Add Clay Bar Detailing to My Auto Maintenance Routine?

If you’re looking for something to kick your vehicle’s appearance up a few notches, clay bar detailing is the way to go. We here at Ferrari of Atlanta want every driver to have a vehicle that they can be proud of, and we’re ready with important information on this unique method for bringing out the best in your automobile.

An automotive clay bar is designed to remove dirt and smooth over imperfections without scratching the vehicle’s surface. For best results, the clay should be applied by hand after the vehicle has been thoroughly washed and dried…

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What You Should Know About Hydroplaning

Helping drivers and passengers stay safe when they're on the road in Roswell is one of our goals here at Ferrari of Atlanta. Hydroplaning occurs when a vehicle's tires are separated from the road by a thin layer of water, and it can cause you to lose control of steering and braking.

Tires have tread that move water from under the tire, which minimizes the chances of hydroplaning. Keeping your tires in good condition can help reduce the risk of hydroplaning. Check your tires to see if they are properly inflated, and have them rotated when suggested.

 

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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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