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Applying Touch Up Paint

It never fails. Just when you think your car is the best thing on the block, here comes a shopping cart to ding your doors. There is touch up paint to remedy this problem.

Choosing the correct color is essential when you want the touch-up results to be pristine. It is not in your best interest to try to match the color of your car's paint with eye coordination alone. The best way to get the exact color match is to find the paint color code that can usually be found in the vehicle owner's manual.  

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Do You Use a Clay Bar for Detailing Cars?

Clay bars work wonders for any car if you want to protect against chemicals and corrosive dust that can damage your car's paint. It also protects against corrosive rust that can start to eat away at the structure of your vehicle too. Clay bar treatments are typically applied to vehicles during detailing, and while you may think that waxing is all you need, clay bar treatments can be really beneficial.

Some ways that you can use clay bars to protect your car include protection against metal dust, brake dust, road debris, rust, and pollutants. 

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Are Summer Tires Better Than All-Weather Ones?

When you're considering the differences between high-performance summer tires and durable all-weather ones, there are a few key things to consider. Depending on the weather conditions you experience throughout the year, summer tires may be a better option.

Summer tires are designed to work well in hot conditions. They also outperform all-weather tires in the rain. They are created out of a stiffer rubber with additional compounds to improve their traction. With a continuous center rib in the tread pattern, the tire is able to corner, brake, and accelerate well. 

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Stay Safe with Help from a Backup Camera

We want you to stay safe when you are in your car, and it is important for you to know about the vehicle's safety features in order to stay safe. The backup camera is something that can help you drive in reverse without putting anyone at risk.

A backup camera is something that either comes pre-installed in your vehicle or that can be added on to your vehicle, and it is something that allows you to see behind your vehicle when moving the vehicle in reverse. This camera can give you a good view of everything behind you, including…

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Distractions Should Be Eliminated Behind the Wheel

Distracted driving can increase your risk of an accident, no matter how much experience that you have behind the wheel. To reduce your chances of driving while distracted, make sure to set your music playlist before you hit the road. You should also set your GPS prior to leaving for your destination.

If you are driving with others in the vehicle, be sure that they won't touch, hit or otherwise distract you while on the road. Kids should be given books or toys to keep them occupied on the way to the store or on longer road trips. 

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Alignments - What Causes Misalignments

Alignments are very important for your car, not just for a better ride but also to add life to your tires. If you’ve just purchased new tires or are noticing signs that may indicate a misalignment, stop at DCH Honda of Temecula and talk to our trained service technicians.

Regardless of how well we take care of our vehicle, eventually things wear out. Some situations can also cause misalignments, such as:

  • Parts are worn out due to wear and tear. If components near the tires, such as ball joints or tie rod ends are bad, they can cause misalignments…
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Learn About Tailgating Essentials From Our Honda Dealership

Now that you have taken your brand new pickup truck home from DCH Honda of Temecula, you should make the most of your vehicle and head out for a fun weekend of tailgating. You might be getting ready for football season in a couple of months or you might want to spend the day at the beach with your friends. Regardless of the event, let's look at some of the tailgating essentials you should have on hand.

  • Invest in a large cooler that you can fill with ice and lots of beverages and snacks.
  • If you have a small…
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Motor Oil Fact vs. Fiction

Whether buying your first vehicle or buying one of the newest models, you may have heard rumors about motor oil. However, some of the information is actually untrue. You might have heard that the "w" on oil labels similar to 10w/30 signifies the weight of the oil. However, that is not true. The letter in fact means winter. The viscosity or thickness of the oil changes with outdoor temperature. So, the first number tells you how thick the oil is in cold weather. 

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Follow These Tips to Change Your Next Flat Tire

When you have a flat tire, there are a few things you can do to mitigate the situation and lower your stress level. If possible, find a well-lit and safe area. Before removing the necessary tools from the cargo space, put your flares up to alert other drivers. This will reduce your apprehension about safety concerns. Check the spare tire for inflation. The last thing you want to do is to remove the flat tire and discover that the spare tire is flat too.

Using a can of WD-40 from your roadside emergency kit, spray the lug nuts and soak…

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Rear-Wheel Drive vs. Front-Wheel Drive: What Makes Them Different?

A vehicle's engine comes with a transmission system, which is either offered in front-wheel or rear-wheel drive. Front-wheel and rear-wheel drive differ in several ways, but the primary difference is how energy is supplied to the wheels. To learn the difference between front-wheel and rear-wheel drive, read further.

A vehicle that comes with front-wheel drive has all the engine components housed in the front of the vehicle, so the front wheels provide power to the vehicle through pull. 

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