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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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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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