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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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How to Choose the Right Car Seat for Your Little One

Car seats are designed to keep children safe, but there are many parents who do not have their children in the proper car seat for their size and age. At DCH Honda of Temecula, it is important to us that your children stay safe when you are behind the wheel. Read below to learn some tips about getting the right car seat for your child.

When you have found the right car seat for your child, be sure that it is properly secured. Children under the age of one should always need to ride in a rear-facing car seat for…

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Differentiating Between Towing and Payload Capacity

Knowing the difference between the towing capacity and the payload capacity can prevent you from placing too much weight into your truck, potentially causing damage to its frame, chassis, or suspension. DCH Honda of Temecula can explain the various ratings and help you make informed decisions.

The payload capacity of a truck is based on the strength of the frame and its Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. Since it is generally less than the towing capacity of a truck, it's important to understand the difference between the two. 

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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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