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Don't Find Yourself At Risk for a Tire Blowout

Have you checked your tires lately? Even a cursory look is better than nothing. After all, not caring for your tires can lead to increased blowout risks. The failure to replace a dry-rotted tire would be an egregious oversight. The same is true of ignoring "minor" sidewall cracks or slow leaks. Bulges and blisters on a tire shouldn't be overlooked, either.

Keep in mind, a blowout means you rapidly lose tire pressure after the tire outright explodes. If an old and worn tire hits a speed bump too fast, it could blowout. Imagine if the same thing happened on…

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How Can You Address a Roadside Emergency?

Getting a flat tire is never enjoyable. Suffering the problem on a lonely road late at night makes things worse. With the skill to change a tire and the ability to do so with little light, you navigate a tough situation. Accessing a spare phone to make up for the one that’s not getting any reception lends a gigantic assist.

Yes, the first step towards dealing with any emergency involves being proactive. Understand that any time you drive, an emergency could arise. So take steps to deal with potential breakdowns at night or incidents related to inclement weather.

 

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How you can clean your car quickly

Maybe you are trying to sell your car and need to tidy it up quick to show it to a potential buyer. Or maybe you've been elected at the last minute to be the chauffeur for a group of friends. Whatever the reason, if you need to clean your car quickly, here are some tips.

For the interior of your car, concentrate on surfaces. Give the steering wheel, dash, center console and other surfaces a quick wipe down with a wet cloth or cleaning wipe. Concentrate on getting all the trash out of the nooks and crannies, such as…

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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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