These Suggestions Can Keep You Safe On Wet Pavement

Driving in the rain doesn’t have to leave you squeamish, not when you know how it’s done. At DCH Tustin Acura we like to think we have been helpful in making your driving experience good ones. This is why we offer these suggestions about how to drive in the rain.

Standing water on the road is one of the most mentioned hazards drivers encounter when it’s raining. We like to tell our customers, when they ask, that proper tire tread can reduce the incidence of hydroplaning and skidding out of control, especially when drivers take other precautions…

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Two Important Reasons To Make Regular Car Washes a Top Priority

Many Tustin locals think that washing their cars is a just a matter of ensuring good overall aesthetics. Surprisingly, however, this important and often overlooked maintenance can both ensure the longevity of a vehicle and keep drivers and their passengers safe. At DCH Tustin Acura, we want to share two reasons why regular car washes should always be a priority.

Prevent Paint Damage and Corrosion

The most obvious benefit of regularly washing your vehicle is being able to keep it looking like new. However, letting dirt and other debris build up on your 

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Easy Fuel Economy Tips To Make Your Gas Go Further

Shopping for a fuel-efficient vehicle is a great way to save money at the pump. Surprisingly, however, Tustin drivers can optimize these savings by simply altering their driving habits. At DCH Tustin Acura, we're excited to share two easy ways in which drivers can limit their spending at the pump by adopting fuel-efficient driving styles.

Take It Easy on the Gas Pedal

Driving at top speeds is the surest way to burn up a lot of unnecessary fuel. In area of high traffic, however, even driving at moderate speeds can be problematic if this means having to constantly toggle…

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Winter Driving Safety: What to Do When You Slide on Ice

At DCH Tustin Acura, we know how scary it can be to find yourself sliding on ice. You can reduce the likelihood of sliding on an icy road in Tustin or anywhere else by driving at a speed that is safe for conditions, but sometimes, you may hit a patch of ice you do not expect.

Often, your first instinct is to hit the brakes and try to turn against the slide. Unfortunately, both of these actions can actually make the situation worse. Instead, you need to turn the steering wheel in the same direction that the back of your…

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Explore the DCH Tustin Collection

Are you hoping to add style and thrill to your drives? If so, come to DCH Tustin Acura to browse our extensive lineup of exotic, high-end vehicles, all a part of our DCH Tustin Collection. These hand-picked pre-owned luxury models in Tustin come with all the cutting-edge technology and performance traits you need to enhance your driving experiences. Plus, they're competitively priced, making it even easier to invest in the exact model you have your eyes on.

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Knowing How to Charge a Car Battery is Important

DCH Tustin Acura believes that all car owners in Tustin should be aware of basic automotive maintenance procedures. This includes the proper way to charge a car battery. Here are some important things to remember when you are faced with a dead car battery.

Car batteries can lose their charge for many reasons. They may suffer a mechanical failure, or your car's alternator may fail to charge the battery while the car is in operation. When the battery goes dead, you should try to have it tested before attempting to recharge. There is no point in charging a battery…

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Transmissions

In your car, the transmission is an important component that makes the engine work properly. It does this by shifting between different gears as the engine ramps up in power.

You'll need higher gears whenever you go faster or go up hills, and lower gears for the opposite. The transmission sets which gear the engine is currently using. A smooth, well-tuned automatic transmission will handle this seamlessly without any effort on your part. It tracks the performance of the engine and picks the most appropriate gear for the moment.

 

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Interpreting Tire Measurements

It is common sense that anyone who owns a car knows the tires they use and the correct measurements. However, this sense is not so common. We have had many clients asking for help when it comes to picking new tires for their rides. Others have complained about buying the wrong tires. Well, how can you avoid this? Simply by knowing the measurements of your tires.

Tire size comes in a series of letters and numbers. Let's get an example and read it practically. When you examine the sidewall of your tire, you will find a number like this…

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Tips to Boost Fuel Economy from DCH Tustin Acura

Whether you're heading out for an extended road trip or you simply want to get better fuel mileage when going to and from work each day, DCH Tustin Acura has some tips to help you out.

It's not a good idea to carry around extra weight in your trunk all the time. If you're on a trip with luggage, try to keep things as light as you can. When you're around town in the Tustin area, make sure you don't have extra items in tow. That includes golf clubs, sports equipment, etc.

Routine maintenance should…

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Creating a Roadside Emergency Kit

At DCH Tustin Acura, we want to help drivers be ready for whatever life may throw at them. That is why we strongly recommend that drivers in Tustin create a roadside emergency kit. Taking the time to do so now can prevent you from a lot of stress if you end up on the side of the road.

First, think about things you would need to perform simple and quick fixes to your vehicle. Things like coolant and motor oil are easy to have in your trunk and may be all you need to at least make it to the…

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