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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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How to Debadge Your Car

For some drivers, badges on their vehicles are extremely unnecessary and distract from the natural beauty of the car itself. This leads them to begin the search for ways to safely remove them without damaging the car. That's why our team at DCH Honda of Temecula want to give you a few proven techniques to debadge your car.

First, drivers will want to try pouring hot water around the area of the badge. This will help to loosen the adhesive and make it easier for you to scrape the badge off of the exterior. Additionally, drivers could also try…

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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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Plan a Summer Road Trip on a Budget

The motivation to travel comes easily. All you need is a vehicle sitting in your driveway or garage and a little bit of wanderlust. Financing that travel, however, can be a tricky proposition. Since we at DCH Honda of Temecula want everyone to fulfill their road trip bucket list, here are a few tips for hitting the road on a budget.

One of the easiest ways to save money while traveling is to plan. There are a lot of incredible sights to see in our state and around the country, and if you don't plan in advance, you'll…

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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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Watching Out for Those Riding Bicycles on the Road

When you are driving, you have a responsibility to look out for those around you. A vehicle is a powerful thing to control, and you must be wise in the way that you control yours. DCH Honda of Temecula wants you to be safe in all of the driving that you do, and we want you to look out for bicycles on the streets.

Paying attention when you are driving is vital, no matter what, and it is something that you must do if you want to avoid hitting into bicyclists. You must watch the road and pay attention at…

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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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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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