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Roadside Emergency Kits and What to Stock Them With

If you're looking to compile a roadside emergency kit to keep in the trunk of your vehicle, DCH Tustin Acura has some items we would like to recommend.
  • A variety of fluids would be beneficial. Coolant can fill your reservoir if your vehicle begins to overheat. Motor oil can top off a low reserve. Transmission fluid and windshield wiper fluids are also helpful.
  • Some items to have on hand for the winter include an ice scraper, an emergency blanket, non-perishable food items and kitty litter to help you get out of an icy spot.
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A Look at Springtime Car Care Tips

The spring marks a time of the year when you should pause for a moment to consider car care. The service pros at DCH Tustin Acura are eager to provide you any additional information you may need about spring car care tips. In addition, we've a full service center ready to assist you.

Among spring car care steps you should consider taking is to flush the cooling system and replace coolant. In addition, examine the tires and check on their wear. If they are over-worn, arrange for tire replacement. You will also want to check on the state of…

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Signs Your Belts and Hoses Need Replacing

Every member of our team at DCH Tustin Acura want you to be an informed driver knowledgeable of good automotive maintenance. Part of good auto maintenance is knowing when to replace parts like belts and hoses. As small as the belts and hoses may be, they play an important role in keeping your vehicle running as smoothly as possible and not breaking down on the road. Here are some signs that your belts and hoses may need to be replaced.

• Belts and hoses looked worn or frayed
?• Belts or hoses are actually broken
• Fluids are leaking under the vehicle
• Engine…

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How to Jump Start Another Car

If you have ever been stuck on the road with a dead battery, you know how frustrating it can be to wait for someone to help or get expensive roadside assistance to get you back on the road. If you have a set of jumper cables, you may be able to get back on the road quickly instead. Jumper cables are necessary to jump-start a dead battery, so if they didn’t come with your car, you should purchase a set for just this reason.

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Why Your Engine May Overheat

A frustrating and potentially costly issue is a car engine that overheats. There are a number of reasons why car engine overheat.

Your engine might overheat because of an issue with the radiator itself. For example, the radiator fan may be malfunctioning. The radiator itself may be damaged. Another issue that might cause overheating is a lack of a proper amount or consistency of coolant in the system. A broken thermostat or defective water pump are also reasons why a car engine ends up overheating.

There is a primary strategy you can use to protect against engine overheating. 

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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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