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The Dangers of Understeering and Oversteering

We here at DCH Acura of Temecula want to answer your questions about vehicle performance and terminology. Oversteering and understeering are terms that often cause confusion among drivers. Both refer to unplanned vehicle motions on the road as you turn.

Oversteering is an issue that plagues vehicles with rear wheel drivetrains. It typically occurs when the front wheels have more grip than the wheels in the back. This causes the car to spin as you round a corner. Instead of driving where you want to go, the vehicle will overshoot your desired path. 

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What is a Blind Spot Monitor?

When you look at the safety features of a vehicle, you want to make sure you get all of the most popular features. At DCH Acura of Temecula, we’re here to tell you that the blind spot monitor is one of the most sought after safety features.

Blind spot monitors will tell you more about what’s going on in your blind spot. This way, you can avoid getting into a lane that is already occupied. Sometimes your mirrors won’t show you if there is a car or motorcycle in the lane.  

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How to Choose a Dog-Friendly Vehicle

If you have a canine companion, it can be helpful to get a vehicle that is dog-friendly. There are certain factors that you should keep in mind when deciding on which vehicle to choose. For example, is there enough room for your dog to enter and leave the car? At DCH Acura of Temecula, we can help you choose a dog-friendly vehicle.

Dogs don't release heat through sweating. When they get hot, they will pant. It is important to make certain that your dog has fresh air, so you should look for vehicles that have backseat air ducts, and…

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How Do Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors Work?

Our team at DCH Acura of Temecula wants you to be informed about the latest available safety features offered with today's vehicles. We want your driving experience to be as safe as possible for you and your passengers.

While auto-dimming rearview mirrors don't sound like a crucial auto safety feature, they can be of great benefit when driving at night. The impact of bright headlights in your rearview mirror at night can be devastating for your vision. 

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The Reason You Are Having Difficulty Turning Your Vehicle

Turning your vehicle is one of the most important aspects of driving. A lot of drivers are looking for a vehicle that is going to handle well on the road. However, just because a vehicle handles well does not mean that it is going to continue handling well on the road.

One of the factors that people need to check is the differential. For those of you that are wondering, the differential is a set of gears that work together to make sure that you are able to shift gears.  

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Tire Tread and Tire Pressure Routine Maintenance and Service Benefits

Part of owning a vehicle means that you will have routine items that need to be serviced and sometimes repaired. The tires on your vehicle are used as your main connection to the road beneath you. There is a lot of wear and tear that can occur here. Because of this, you should routinely inspect your tires.

It is important to check the overall tread wear on your tires. This will not only determine the current life of your tires, but if the tread wear is uneven on your tires, this signifies a bigger problem going on. Your tire pressure…

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Find Out More About Your Vehicle's Alternator

At DCH Acura of Temecula, we strive to help keep our customers informed about how their vehicles function, which will help them run smoothly. Your vehicle's starting system includes the battery, starter, and alternator. An alternator will keep the battery charged when the vehicle is on, and it also keeps other electrical components, which include the headlights, working properly. Read our summary below to learn more about your vehicle's alternator. 

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Your Vehicle's Timing Belt: Why is it Important?

Our staff at DCH Acura of Temecula try to help our customers stay informed about their vehicles. A timing belt is a critical component that is used to help turn the camshaft and crankshaft. If it isn't changed regularly, it could snap and cause the vehicle to shut down. As a result, you could end up with a damaged engine that costs thousands of dollars to repair. To find out more about a timing belt, read our summary below.

You can reference your owner's manual to see how often its timing belt should be changed, but most vehicles…

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5 Quick Tips to Use After an Accident

Unfortunately, driving a car means that you're vulnerable to accidents, which occur every day. It's important to us that you remain safe while on the road. Use these five tips if you're ever involved in an accident:

  1. Remain calm and don't allow the other person's reaction to affect your emotions.
  2. Choose your words very carefully and never agree to accept fault.
  3. Call the police immediately and never leave the scene under any circumstances. 
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What is the Proper Way to Install a Child Safety Seat?

Children of a certain weight and height should always ride in a car seat. It will offer them superior protection in the event of an accident. However, in order for it to be effective, it must be installed correctly. At DCH Acura of Temecula, we welcome you to read our summary to ensure that your car seat is installed the right way.

When you buy a car seat, first read the instructions in its manual to ensure that it is installed correctly in your vehicle. You can also read your vehicle's manual to see if it has any latch…

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