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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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The Alternator: Its Purpose and Warning Signs of Malfunction

DCH Tustin Acura knows that vehicles are complicated machines. There are numerous parts that are critical for proper operation. One of these critical parts is your vehicle's alternator. If your alternator goes bad, your car won't work at all.

The alternator in your vehicle serves two primary purposes. The alternator recharges the battery so that you can start your car when you need to. The alternator also works alongside the battery to keep various components of your car operating while it is running. If the alternator doesn't supply enough energy, your car can't function correctly. 

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Discover the Differences Between Oversteer and Understeer

At our dealership, we want to answer your common questions about the performance and terminology of your vehicle. Let's go over the differences between oversteer and understeer.

Oversteer - is when the driver causes the car to steer more than the steering wheel was turned. This is a common occurrence in cars that are front-wheel drive, as the front of the car has the control of power while the rear of the car easily loses traction.

Understeer - is when the wheels are turning but the car doesn't change direction. This most commonly happens with cars that are rear-wheel drive…

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What Are Cabin and Engine Air Filters Used For?

Our team here at DCH Tustin Acura want to be sure that you and your family have the cleanest environment and the smoothest ride possible every time you get into your car. That is exactly why we thought that it would be helpful to share a few of the basics related to engine and cabin air filters.

First, both filters do essentially the same thing. They both remove particulate matter, dirt, grime, and other things from the air. The cabin filter ensures that you have clean air circulating into the vehicle while the engine air filter makes sure that clean…

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What Are Cabin and Engine Air Filters Used For?

Our team here at DCH Tustin Acura want to be sure that you and your family have the cleanest environment and the smoothest ride possible every time you get into your car. That is exactly why we thought that it would be helpful to share a few of the basics related to engine and cabin air filters.

First, both filters do essentially the same thing. They both remove particulate matter, dirt, grime, and other things from the air. The cabin filter ensures that you have clean air circulating into the vehicle while the engine air filter makes sure that clean…

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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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