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Properly Jump Starting Someone's Car

Driving around Temecula, you might be asked to jump start a vehicle with an accidentally drained batter. Take advantage of the following tips from DCH Acura of Temecula.

Jumper cables are coded with colors. Negative cables have black-covered clamps. Positive cables feature red or yellow covers. For safety, turn off your car before connecting any cables. You must attach the four clamps sequentially. First, fasten your positive cable to the weak battery's matching terminal. 

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How to Prevent Your Engine From Overheating

If your car’s engine overheats, it can be scary and can also cause serious damage to the engine and the car. Regular maintenance can often prevent this from happening. Come to DCH Acura of Temecula and allow us to give you some automotive maintenance tips to keep your engine in the best possible condition. Here are some ways to prevent your engine from overheating.

• Always monitor the vehicle’s coolant levels and temperature gauge
• Make sure the radiator cap is functioning correctly. If it’s damaged, replace it.
• Inspect all hoses and belts regularly for damages or any irregularities…

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A Few Basics About Oversteer and Understeer Issues

Oversteer and understeer are automotive industry terms used to describe how well your car drives. The terms identify how well your car responds to steering. Here is a closer look.

Oversteer vs. Understeer: Which One Will You Experience?

When you have to turn your steering wheel more to maneuver your car, it is known as oversteer. When you turn your steering wheel less to maneuver your car, it is called understeer. These two actions occur based on your car's steering angle and lateral acceleration. 

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Advice for Maintaining Your Vehicle’s Alternator

Our team here at DCH Acura of Temecula want to help you understand the importance of maintaining the different components of your vehicle to help keep you on the road. When it comes to your vehicle's alternator, here are some tips for what to look for.

Your Battery and Alternator Work Together

Both your alternator and battery work together to power your electrical system. It can be hard at times to know which one is the problem component. One way you can test a dead vehicle is to jump-start it. You might notice that your issue stems from a…

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Headlights Are Important for Safe Driving

Responsible vehicle owners know that having working headlights are key to safety on the road for both the driver and other motorists they encounter. When you suspect a headlight has gone out, it is crucial that you immediately go to DCH Acura of Temecula to have it changed.

Driving at night with a busted or burned out headlight puts you at risk of a traffic ticket, or worse, a car wreck. Having dimly lit headlights or excessively bright headlights can also be a danger. Make sure your headlights bulbs are an appropriate brightness.  

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Belts and Hoses Have a Purpose

If you want to take care of your vehicle, a large part of that is knowing what the components are and what they do. Among the components you need to know about are the belts and hoses. This will help you make the right choices in taking care of your engine.

The timing belt is meant to make sure that the camshaft and the crankshaft are working properly. The best thing to do is check it and be ready to change it before it wears out. The serpentine belt transfers powers from the crankshaft to other accessories of the engine…

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Overheated Engines Lead to Major Expenses

An overheated engine can cause permanent damage. It can lead to a blown head gasket or a ceased engine. This is totally preventable with regular maintenance.

There are two things to be aware of regarding your vehicle's coolant system. The first is that you need to regularly service your cooling system according to your vehicle's recommended maintenance schedule. This includes flushing out the cooling system and replacing the coolant. 

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Consider Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

For most drivers, windshield wiper maintenance is often neglected. However, windshield wipers are pertinent for safe driving. When a rain or snow storm occurs, windshield wipers are usually the only tool used to increase visibility. When your wipers are old or damaged, it becomes a major safety hazard.

Old and damaged windshield wipers should be replaced immediately. Not only can damaged windshield wipers scratch your vehicle’s windshield, but they could also cause a collision. Your should commit to inspecting your windshield wipers occasionally to prevent mishaps. 

 

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Get Your Car Ready this Spring

With the winter finally letting go, it's time to get your car ready for some fun this summer. Pack away the shovel and road salt and bring on the road trips. To get your car ready this spring, start by looking over your owner's manual. If you haven't completed scheduled maintenance, get that done first.

As you get ready for the summer, have your car inspected by a mechanic. Have your fluid levels checked and get any small repairs that are necessary completed at this time. Look over your tires and check the pressure. 

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Find Out Why Your Tire Pressure Light is On

At DCH Acura of Temecula, we love the tire pressure monitoring system found in so many vehicles. Our goal is to help you be safe on the road, so it’s important to know why your tire pressure light may be on.

Your first thought may be to ignore the light, hoping that it is nothing to be concerned about. As tires heat up throughout the day, the PSI can change. When this happens, the light may come on. Over time, the light will go off on its own. 

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