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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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Roadside Emergency Tips to Help With Your Next Flat Tire or Broken Belt

Roadside emergency? Follow these helpful tips to stay safe and get through it quickly! Sometimes, roadside emergencies just happen. In order to keep the streets safe, we all need to handle these unfortunate incidents as wisely as possible. Today, are going to go over a few pointers to help us go smoothly and safely in the event of a breakdown or tire blowout.

  • Being safe about it is crucial. If you have a blowout, continue driving on your rims until you can get somewhere safe to pull over.
  • Be sure you’re as far away from traffic as is safely…
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Brake Fluid: Why it is Important

Brake fluid is sometimes referred to as hydraulic fluid and is an integral part of your automobile's braking system. Without brake fluid, your vehicle wouldn't stop when you apply pressure to the brake pedal. At DCH Acura of Temecula, we want you to have a basic understanding of how your vehicle's works, which is why we have explained some information about brake fluid below.

Brake fluid is usually made with glycol or silicone. The type of brake fluid your vehicle uses will depend on if your vehicle has an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS). 

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Here is Why You Should Use a Clay Bar When Detailing Your Acura Vehicle

You probably wash, wax, and polish your vehicle on a routine basis to keep the exterior in good shape. However, this won't eliminate all the debris from the exterior finish. Using a clay bar a couple of times a year is beneficial for several reasons.

There are contaminants, such as insect residue, fallout, and brake dust, that can stick to the finish and can't be removed with regular washing. This is why some people notice a grimy film that has accumulated on the exterior. A clay bar effectively binds to these particles and removes them from the finish…

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Are Summer Tires Better Than All-Season Tires?

Every time the season changes, we change certain aspects of our lives. Among the things we may change is the tires we put on our car. We may make sure to include summer tires for our car, but are summer tires actually better than all-season tires?

One of the major advantages that summer tires have is that they perform well in rain and heat. They have excellent road grip which can help you keep control of your vehicle. These tires perform well in the summer when it is dry or rainy because of the shallower grooves. 

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Car Covers: Protecting Your Car From the Elements

Car covers are important because you can use them to protect your car in bad weather, dust from parking on the street, and to protect it from the sun.

When you get a car cover, they can come in many different materials. At a minimum, the one you choose should help protect your car from the sun and dirt. An added benefit is that most covers will help keep your car cool in the summer months. You will also have less snow and ice build-up in the winter. 

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Don't Let a Distraction Derail Your Adventure

At DCH Acura of Temecula, we want as many people to stay safe on the road as possible. That's why we've assembled this list of our favorite safety tips. When driving, nothing is more important than remaining distraction-free. If you find yourself preoccupied or frequently dazed while driving, these may be just the thing for you.

If you are drowsy or suffering from an ailment of any kind, get off the road! Often times, these kinds of warnings are taken too literally, which leads to people often thinking their current ailment "isn't serious enough" to warrant them…

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