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What Should You Know About Android Auto?

Android devices have become incredibly popular in the past few years. It might not surprise you to learn that many modern vehicles offer Android Auto, which is a popular in-vehicle technology system for hands-free calls, music, directions, and other apps. Let your friends from DCH Honda of Temecula tell you all about it.

Tired of traditional GPS systems? Android Auto offers Google Maps so that you can always get from point A to point B with accurate directions. With Waze included, you will be able to listen to your favorite music wherever you go. 

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Keeping Rodents from Damaging Your Vehicle

You care about keeping your vehicle in good shape. If you have heard about people who had their vehicles damaged by rodents, you should figure out what you can do to keep rodents from messing with your vehicle. This is especially important if you know that there are rodents hanging out in the place where you store your vehicle.

You can wrap mesh around various parts of your vehicle to keep rodents from getting into those locations that would mess up your vehicle the most. You can keep rodents from getting to important parts of your vehicle by protecting those…

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What to do With Windshield Damage

Every now and then, you are going to come across someone that has some damages in their windshield. These damages can happen at anytime. Therefore, you have to be ready to take care of your windshield. If you ignore the windshield damage, then you are going to come across other problems.

While the popular course of action is to remove the windshield, there are some cases where you do not have to replace the entire windshield. You instead have the option of repairing the windshield if there is just a small chip on the windshield. This can save you a…

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Tips for Staying Safe When Driving in the Winter

There are many reasons that you might have to drive in the winter months, and there will be times where you will have to head out on the streets when conditions are less than perfect. It is important for you to know how to drive safely when the weather is bad.

You should know where you are going and how you are going to get there before you head off on a trip in the winter. You do not want to have to make any sudden turns that you were not expecting so you should study your travel plans before…

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The Effect of Extreme Temperatures on Car Batteries

An advantage to understanding how various systems in your car work is to save you time and money on repairs. Temperature extremes of cold or heat can adversely affect the way your battery functions. Recognizing the symptoms can help you to avoid becoming stranded unexpectedly.

Your battery's ability to decreases by 20 to 50 percent in cold temperatures. Any battery that is beginning to age can fail to start at all after sitting in freezing temperatures overnight. Your motor's oil can also thicken in cold temperatures, making it more difficult for the battery to coax parts into functioning…

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Contemplating the Various Vehicle Models for Your New Ride

Shopping for a new vehicle can be a bit of an overwhelming process. With so many different makes and models to choose from, you have a lot of decisions to make. A really popular option these days is the SUV. This is a vehicle that provides consumers with economy, reliability, and affordability. The majority of SUVs come packed with great technology and safety features, such as lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, emergency braking capabilities and more.

Just about every manufacturer on the market is creating at lease one SUV as part of their lineup. 

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How Tire Tread and Pressure Affect Your Car's Performance

Have you noticed a dip in your vehicle's fuel efficiency lately? Do you feel as though you're not getting adequate traction on the road when you speed up or slow down? Then it's time to check the air pressure level and tread quality of your vehicle's four tires.

If your tires are filled with too much air or not enough air, based on the vehicle manufacturer's recommended air pressure found on the doorjamb sticker or your operations manual, your safety on the road can be compromised. Not only will you experience less traction on the…

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Your Vehicle's Alternator: What is it Used for?

Your vehicle comes equipped with a starting/charging system. There are three primary components that make up the starting/charging system that are the battery, starter, and alternator. At DCH Honda of Temecula, we would like to keep you informed about how to keep your vehicle in optimal shape, which is why we have included some content about your vehicle's alternator below.

You can think of an alternator like a generator. It works to keep the battery charged while the vehicle is on. In addition, it also keeps the electrical components working, including windshield wipers and headlights.  

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Timing Belt Ins and Outs

A timing belt is a necessary component that works to power the engine by synchronizing the movements of a vehicle's camshaft and crankshaft. If the timing belt fails while in motion, the engine may sustain a great amount of damage. Car owners should follow the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule for replacing the timing belt. A few signs of a failing timing belt include a shrieking sound coming from underneath the hood or visible signs of spotting or staining in and around the timing belt. 

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Learning About Auto Finance Jargon

Regardless of your experience with financial matters, taking the time to understand the common words used when setting up financing for a vehicle could let you make any decisions with confidence. At DCH Honda of Temecula, we'll walk you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Securing a loan with a low annual percentage rate will minimize the interest you have to pay on a loan every year. Having a high credit score will qualify you for loans with a low APR. If you're dealing with poor credit or no credit, having a cosigner also sign…

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