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Feel Less Stressed by Teaching These Safe Driving Tips for Teens

Feel Less Stressed by Teaching These Safe Driving Tips for Teens

When teens reach the age where they’re able to begin driving, parents are bound to worry about their teen’s safety on the road. As they say, the best offense is a good defense, so it’s a good idea to teach your teen safe driving habits while they’re learning how to drive. Here are a few that we recommend. Eliminate distractions: Distractions come in various shapes and sizes: smartphones, loud music, snacks, and so on. When teaching your teen how to…

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Understanding The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Understanding The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

You’re likely aware of the dangers of driving drunk or buzzed and driving while distracted, but driving while sleepy can be equally as dangerous for you and others on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 72,000 crashes, 44,000 injuries, and 800 deaths were caused by drowsy driving in 2013, and the Centers for Disease Control notes that this may very well be an underestimation. The dangers of drowsy driving are real, and knowing how to make…

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How to Avoid Aggressive Driving

How to Avoid Aggressive Driving

If you’re running late, you might be tempted to run red lights or cut off slower drivers. But aggressive driving is a dangerous habit, and on top of that it’s a quick way to use up more fuel than you need to. Check out these tips to help you avoid aggressive driving in Aggressive Driving Awareness Month and beyond. What Is Aggressive Driving? Any driving action that is unsafe yet done intentionally could be considered aggressive driving. This could range…

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New Year’s Resolutions to Become a Better Driver

New Year’s Resolutions to Become a Better Driver

Your New Year’s goals may center around getting into better shape or trying new things, but focusing on improving your driving habits is a great way to ensure your health and safety in 2019. These New Year’s resolutions to become a better driver will have you feeling more confident at the wheel whether you’re headed to the gym or taking your spouse to that new Ethiopian restaurant you’ve been wanting to try. Don’t rage on the road Even the most…

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Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips for Drivers

Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips for Drivers

If you have kids, you know how much they look forward to Halloween each year. What can be more fun than dressing up in a costume and walking through the neighborhood getting candy? If you will be doing any driving on Halloween night, we have a few trick-or-treating safety tips to keep in mind. When driving through neighborhoods, drive slowly and cautiously. Children are excited and can act unpredictably. Take extra time at intersections looking for kids trying to cross…

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Tips for Traveling with Pets

Tips for Traveling with Pets

Our pets are a part of our families, so of course we want to bring them along with us when we go on vacation. But traveling with pets requires extra precautions that you’ll want to undertake before you hit the road, both for your safety and the safety of your furry friends. First of all, it’s important to get your pet used to longer car rides before you embark on a journey that’s several hours or even days long. Take…

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How to Prepare Your Luxury Vehicle for Summer Road Trips

How to Prepare Your Luxury Vehicle for Summer Road Trips

Summer is almost here, and for many of us, that means setting out on a road trip with the family. Before you take to the road, you will want to prepare your Porsche to meet the demands of driving for long hours in hot weather. Here are a few tips on how to prepare your luxury vehicle for summer road trips. Perform simple maintenance checks on your vehicle: Before packing up your vehicle and setting out, you will want to…

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Bad Driving Habits That May Actually Damage Your Car

Bad Driving Habits That May Actually Damage Your Car

Bad driving habits—we all have them, and they can do serious damage to your car over time. From speeding to tailgating, bad driving habits are surprisingly common, as many drivers forget what they learned in driving school. However, there are several driving habits that you may want to cut out as soon as possible because they can also be quite bad for your car. According to Autoblog, one of the most common bad driving habits among sports car owners is…

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Tips on How to Drive in the Rain

Tips on How to Drive in the Rain

Driving in the spring means that, occasionally, you’ll have to drive in the rain. Wet roads can lead to a number of potential hazards, which is why we here at Gossett VW Porsche want to provide you with some tips on how to drive in the rain safely. Keep an eye out for hydroplaning. Hydroplaning occurs when your vehicle gets more traction on the water covering the road than the road itself, which causes your vehicle to begin sliding. If…

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What Does a Car’s Torque Mean?

What Does a Car’s Torque Mean?

Most drivers know that horsepower is a good standard to judge how fast a car is but what about torque? What does a car’s torque mean? That’s a question many drivers interested in performance vehicles find themselves asking and the answer can get rather complicated. Fortunately, we at Gossett VW Porsche have a simplified answer of what a car’s torque actually means. Put simply, power is how fast something can reach a certain point while torque is the ability to…

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