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Keep Your Battery Performing

Since the battery in your vehicle is an essential part of starting and keeping your car running, it's important to service and replace it when needed. If you notice that your lights begin to dim when they are on or if it's difficult to start your car, then it could be because your battery needs to be charged or replaced.

You can visit DCH Honda of Temecula to have your battery tested if you suspect that it needs to be replaced. Try to have your battery tested when you get your oil changed in Temecula, CA so that…

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Is Your Car Making a Grinding Noise When You Start It?

When you put your key ignition and the car will not start, many people immediately blame the battery. If your car has been making a grinding sound, whining, or you see a bit of smoke when you start it, your starter might need replaced. If this is the case, you need to take your car in for service as quickly as possible.

The starter is a gear located on the bottom of the engine. Over time, they wear out like many moving parts. One of the first signs is a grinding noise, similar to when you accidentally turn the ignition…

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Different Ways to Restore Headlights

There is a wide variety of jobs when it comes to restoring headlights. Headlights go dull a wide variety ways. They can go dull from a build up of dirt and dust on the surface of the lights. They can also go dull from usage of the bulbs over time.

When you take your vehicle to a technician to have it inspected, they will look at the reason behind the reduced output of your headlights. Sometimes, they may just need to clean the surface of the light housing in order to get the headlights back to its former brilliance. 

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Prepping for Back to School with Car Maintenance

With the school year about to start, it's time to take care of your vehicle to head back to college. If there are any warning lights on, these should be checked out and any routine maintenance that needs to be done should be scheduled.

Have your tire tread checked for safety and invest in new tires as needed. If you don't need new tires, have your existing ones rotated. Pay attention to the interior of your car, and clean it out if it has been awhile. To get ready for school, get yourself organized and get the trash…

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A Simple Battery Test Can Prevent a Sudden Breakdown

Many motorists use jumper cables when a battery stops supplying power. This type of breakdown usually happens on a driveway and in areas that are away from home. The easiest way to prevent a sudden breakdown is by testing your battery. If you detect a low-voltage problem early, you can take proper steps to recharge your battery before it fails to power key automotive components.

You'll need to test your battery twice a year and following risky situations. For example, after a deep freeze, you should test your battery's voltage.  

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Timely Vehicle Service is Key to Springtime Success

At DCH Honda of Temecula, we like to do more for our clients and other drivers than your run-of-the-mill everyday dealership. As such, we enjoy helping our customers to find ways to maximize their vehicle use. One good and important way to do this is to ensure that vehicles are properly set up after seasonal changes. Thus, being well acquainted with your vehicle owner manuals is a key to properly maintain vehicles on seasonal schedules.

Vehicle owner manuals contain lots of useful information concerning automotive systems. 

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About Your Car's Gaskets: All You Need to Know

At DCH Honda of Temecula, our associates value our consumers, which is why we share a goal to help them stay informed about their vehicles. Your vehicle has hundreds of gaskets that serve an important purpose. Gaskets bind at least two surfaces together to prevent fluids and gases from leaking. Most gaskets are made out of multi-level steel. There are many types of gaskets, such as head gaskets, intake manifold gaskets, exhaust manifold gaskets, and bearing gaskets.

Although your vehicle's gaskets are long-lasting, they will eventually wear and will need to be changed. 

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Why Washing Your Vehicle is Beneficial

We have a goal at DCH Honda of Temecula to keep our consumers informed about ways to care for their vehicles. To keep the exterior clean, it is important to wash it on a regular basis.

How often should you wash your car? If the weather is typically mild, and you keep your vehicle in a garage most of the time, then washing your vehicle once per month will probably suffice. Those with long daily commutes may need to wash their vehicles weekly to remove bug splatter and other debris. Weekly washes may also be beneficial for those who live…

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Applying Touch Up Paint Can Make Your Vehicle Look Like the Pros Worked on It

If your vehicle took some damage this past winter, now is the time to get your tube of touch up paint and fix it up. You don't want to leave a spot bare for too long. This can result in rust forming and spreading quickly. Here are some tips that will help you complete the touch up job like a pro:

Make sure that you save the container of touch up paint that you're using. If you need more, you'll be able to match it exactly. Try to apply the paint with a professional brush. Usually, touch…

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Removing Pet Hair from Your Vehicle

We want you to know all about vehicles and the best way of caring for them. One of the things that you have to learn about as a pet owner is the proper way of getting pet hair out of your vehicle and its seats. It is important for you to be able to get that hair out of the vehicle when cleaning it.

You can use a balloon to help you clear pet hair out of your vehicle. Blow the balloon up and then move it over those surfaces that are covered in pet hair. The static that comes…

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