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The Most Common Headlight Replacement Situations

One simple housing flaw can dramatically effect how efficiently a headlight shines. If your automobile has a minor or severe crack, you should take it to a reputable shop immediately to ensure total safety in dark environments.

There are many things that can crack a headlight. For example, as a headlight shines, heat builds up around its housing. This heat can produce small cracks on vulnerable portions of a headlight. The degree of the damage will vary depending on a bulb's strength. 

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What Does Your Timing Belt do?

Properly maintaining your vehicle's engine can go a long way to keeping it running on the road. One of the essential components of your vehicle is the timing belt, and our team here at DCH Tustin Acura is ready to fill you in on how to properly maintain and service this component.

The timing belt works to keep your vehicle's camshaft and crankshaft synchronized and in turn, keep your engine running. If the belt broke while on the road, it could cause engine damage and your car would shut down. 

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Simple Steps to Replace Your Wiper Blades

Windshield wipers are more important than you may realize. Windshield wipers improve your visibility of the road by clearing your windshield during unfavorable weather, such as rain and snow. It is important to properly maintain and replace your windshield wiper blades promptly to prevent accidents.

To replace your vehicle's wiper blades, determine the size of the blades. Information regarding your windshield wipers can be found in your car's owner manual. Detach the old wiper blades by lifting the arm of the wiper away from the windshield. 

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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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Consider Spring Maintenance

Take advantage of the spring weather by maintaining a few points on your vehicle. Go ahead and change your oil and the filter because it's about three or four months between cold winter weather and the warmer temperatures in spring. While DCH Tustin Acura is changing your oil, get the other fluids in your vehicle checked as well to ensure that they are full.

Test your battery to make sure it still has the necessary charge for warmer weather. If you notice that it might not have the correct charge or if some of the components are impacted, then…

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What to do When Your Tire Pressure Light Illuminates

Keeping the right amount of pressure in your tires is important. A tire pressure light illuminates when the tire pressure dips below the minimum acceptable standards. There are a number of reasons why your tire pressure light may illuminate, and it's important to check the pressure as soon as you notice it come on.

A few things that can cause your tire pressure light to come on is punctures and extreme temperatures. When it's hot, the tires can over-inflate, which will cause the tire pressure light to illuminate.  

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How to Clean Your Car’s Engine

Informed car owners who are able to care for their own car when possible are much more likely to extend the lifetimes of their cars. That is why we here at DCH Tustin Acura want to be sure that you know how to properly clean your car's engine.

First, make sure that your car has been allowed to sit idle and cool down long before you begin cleaning the engine. Next, you should carefully remove any of the plastic covers under the hood. This is because they will block you from being able to clean the actual engine. 

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Discover the Common Causes of Vehicle Overheating

Few automotive problems can be more troubling an overheating engine, but this issue can usually be headed off by implementing a few preventive measure. One of these measures is visiting the team at DCH Tustin Acura for periodic check-ups of your vehicle, and additional steps are listed below.

It’s important to keep tabs on your vehicle’s fluid levels because low coolant is a leading cause of overheating. This is especially true in the summertime when warm temperatures can speed up coolant evaporation and add to the heat level that's already being generated by the engine itself. 

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What is the Purpose of Taping Around the Headlights During a Headlight Restoration Process?

To answer a question about why to tape off areas outside an area being restored on your car, look at the reasons why you are restoring the part in the first place. The area is rusty, blemished, or lost its sheen. In the case of headlights, the polycarbonate lens has grown opaque and shows a yellow light when driving around town. So, you are restoring the part to a new condition by sanding the outer layer away.

Your use of sandpaper or other abrasive material scuffs paint, chrome or colored plastic surrounding ding the area thus compromising your original intent…

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