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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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Does Your Car Have Trouble Starting?

Going out to your vehicle and finding that it doesn't start can be a big inconvenience when you have places to go. Most people in this situation assume that the problem lies with the battery. The issue, however, may lie with the starter and can be avoided if you stay on the lookout for signs that your starter is failing.

There are a number of signs that you should look out for when determining if your starter is failing. The first is a grinding noise when cranking the engine. This is caused by worn gears that are failing to…

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When to Repair Your Brake Pedals

While it may seem like a minor issue that you can put off for some time, any issue that pertains to your brake pedal should be addressed in a timely manner. Keep in mind, an issue with your brake pedal could be more involved and actually affect your entire braking system. This is what you use to stay safe while on the road, so if you think something is going on, give us here at Honda of Temecula a call today so we can bring you and your vehicle in and see what is going on.

Some common signs that…

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Discover How to Test Your Car's Battery

Testing the battery in your car is easy if you have the right tools, and the most important is the voltmeter. Here is the right way to test your car battery, as explained by the Honda service professionals right here at DCH Honda of Temecula!

Before you can get an accurate reading, the lights and the ignition must be off. Open the hood and take a close look at each battery terminal. If you see corrosion, use a wire brush to get down to metal. 

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What are Some of Your Brake Pad Choices?

Your braking system is responsible for bringing your vehicle to a rest at a moment's notice. As such, each and every component of this system needs to be in the best possible shape. Few brake network parts are more central to stopping than the brake pads. Brake pads come in several varieties, and common choices include organic, ceramic, and metallic pads.

Types of Brake Pads Include:

  • Organic pads meld durable fibers to produce materials of considerable strength. Organic pads tend to wear evenly and are easy on most kinds of brake rotors. 
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Is it Time to Upgrade Your Suspension?

It may seem hard to believe, but that feeling of riding on air in a nice, new car is actually due to a heavy duty piece of steel. Conventional suspension systems use heavy duty steel springs and leafs to absorb energy from the roadway and keep the passengers riding in comfort. If you are unhappy with the comfort of your car's suspension, consider upgrading your suspension at DCH Honda of Temecula today.

The roadways are full of hazards, from tiny bumps and rocks to pot holes and other large obstructions your vehicle has to drive over everyday. 

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Will Synthetic Oil Work in All Cars?

Some car manufacturers are recommending synthetic oil for use in all of their vehicles. Check the owner's manual to see if your car is one which should use synthetic motor oil. Synthetic oil is safe in nearly all types of cars driven on the road today.

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Reasons to Top Up Your Fuel Tank

Would you like to increase the chances of arriving at your driving destination this winter? Would you like to decrease the likelihood that your vehicle will breakdown? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then one simple and surprisingly effective thing that you can do to safeguard safe travels and avoid breakdowns this winter is to make sure that you keep your automobile's fuel tank filled with fuel. 

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