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Enjoy Safe, Convenient Driving with Apple CarPlay

If you’re not yet familiar with the many amenities of the Apple CarPlay system, the team at DCH Tustin Acura is ready to tell you all about it. Be sure to ask how this cutting-edge new connectivity technology can help you the next time you stop in for a test drive at our showroom here in Tustin.

Apple CarPlay works in connection with a compatible iPhone device to allow the driver to safely make calls, send messages, use navigation, access a customizable calendar and operate the sound system via voice controls. 

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What Features Make a Vehicle Dog-Friendly?

Dogs love to take rides, and their people like to take them along on trips both short and long. Some vehicles are better equipped for dogs than others. DCH Tustin Acura would like you to know about the features that make for a truly dog-friendly vehicle.

A dog-friendly vehicle will have enough room inside of it so that the dog can stretch out. If you have a small dog, most back seats will have plenty of room. Medium and large dogs will be most comfortable in a car with bench seats or in the rear of an SUV. 

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What Are Blind-Spot Monitors?

Safety is very important today, and vehicles are now equipped with advanced safety features like blind-spot monitors. Our team at DCH Tustin Acura is eager to explain this great technology to you so you can get the most benefits possible. Stop and check out our vehicles and get information on blind-spot monitors and various other safety features.

Blind-spot monitors can help you reduce your risk of sustaining injuries from lane-involving crashes. The monitors watch the blind spot and monitor it for vehicles approaching in your blind spots. 

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Tips for Safely Using Roof Racks on Vehicles

There are many advantages to having a roof rack on the vehicle that you drive around town. A box on your roof can add extra storage capacity for weekend camping trips or luggage when coming home from the airport. Racks also make it easy to carry bikes, canoes, or other objects that won't fit into your vehicle. DCH Tustin Acura can help you select the right roof rack for your unique needs.

During the installation process, make sure that you don't over tighten the bolts. Putting a little bit of copper grease on the bolts can keep them…

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Do You Have a Child? Let Us Explain IIHS LATCH Evaluations

When it comes to automotive safety, nothing is more important than safeguarding the lives of young children. That is why the car safety experts at DCH Tustin Acura are actively educating motorists with small children about the importance of a vehicle’s LATCH system.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety evaluates each vehicle’s LATCH child-safety seat installation system based on its overall ease-of-use in properly securing a carseat.  

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Why It's Important to Wash Your Car

Our team here at DCH Tustin Acura knows how much thought you put into selecting your vehicle. We want you to know how to protect your investment. Washing your car is a great way to protect its appearance and preserve its resale or trade-in value.

A clean car will maintain its showroom appearance much longer than a neglected car. If you wash your car weekly, you can protect its finish and paint from the contaminants it's exposed to daily. If this isn't something you can do from home, commercial car washes often offer reasonable rates. 

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How to Avoid Driving While Distracted

At DCH Tustin Acura, we want you to be as safe as possible when you’re driving, and one of the best ways to stay safe is to avoid driving while distracted. Most drivers don’t realize they’re distracted until it’s too late. Here are some ways to avoid driving while distracted.

Avoid drinking or eating when you’re driving. Keep music at a low volume. Avoid having things hanging from your mirror, and put your cell phone away before you start driving. If you must talk, use hands-free technology. 

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What is the IIHS Latch Evaluation System?

People want their cars to be safe, practical, and easy to use. So does the IIHS. That is why they have come up with several tests and evaluations to give cars ratings. One of these ratings evaluates how easy and safe a vehicle's car seat restraint system is. They call it the LATCH evaluation. We here at DCH Tustin Acura would like to inform you on how the LATCH evaluation is helping to makes car seats easier to install in your next vehicle.

The LATCH evaluation was created in 2015 to encourage manufacturers to make the lower anchors and…

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