Common Motor Oil Myths

We all know that routine oil changes are an important part of being a vehicle owner in Tustin. However, you may not realize that there are some motor oil myths out there that can affect how you take care of your automobile. Before you schedule that oil change, let us here at DCH Tustin Acura share some information that can be beneficial.

Some people recommend that your oil is changed every 3000 miles. In fact, the frequency at which you have oil changes performed will depend on a number of factors. You need to take into consideration the type of…

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How to Avoid Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning is a common issue that occurs when it is raining outside. This can be scary because you may feel as though you are losing control of your vehicle. There are several ways that you can prevent hydroplaning. You need to make sure that your car has received the proper maintenance.

You should have your tires inspected on a regular basis. You will also need to rotate and replace the tires when necessary. Additionally, you will need to be careful when you are driving. Slow down when it is raining or snowing outside.

 

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Fuel System Failing? What To Look For

Your fuel pump is the important piece of equipment that sends gas from your fuel tank to your engine. Here are some quick warning signs that your fuel pump needs immediate attention.

Lower Fuel Mileage
Your fuel pump may have a valve relief. When that valve relief fails to close, then it will send more gas to your engine. This can lead to lower fuel efficiency and higher fuel costs for you.

Engine Not Turning Over
?If your engine is not starting, then it could 

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How To Stay Safe During A Roadside Emergency

At DCH Tustin Acura, we want our customers to be safe on the road. This is why we are providing tips on how to stay safe in the event you experience a roadside emergency.

If you experience a vehicle emergency while driving on the road, you want to move your car to an emergency lane, median, or a clear, grassy area. This is, so you do not interfere with oncoming traffic and so that other vehicles will be able to avoid colliding into your vehicle. If you have flares or triangles at hand, you want to use these to signal…

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Good Reasons for Checking on Windshield Wiper Blades

Did you ever notice sidewall cracks on your car’s tires? The common problem derives from rubber breaking down over time. Your windshield wiper blades are also made from rubber, so keep an eye on their condition. Brittle rubber won’t help the cause of reliable performance.

Thankfully, replacing windshield wiper blades isn’t too difficult. A technician can do the job relatively quickly. Usually, while performing routine service such as an oil change, someone also checks the windshield wipers. This work can be a big help for drivers in Tustin because inclement weather can hamper 

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Can You Keep Your Car's Engine Clean?

It's a good idea to keep your car clean, all of it. And "all" includes the engine. Yes, the engine can become dirty as dirt can sneak under the hood. Don't worry, the steps for keeping an engine clean aren't too tricky. Just pick a day with nice weather and make sure the engine is cool before doing anything.

Covering electrical components is necessary for safety reasons and to reduce any potential damage. Spraying the engine with a degreasing formula and them scrub the dirt away. Rinsing the engine soon after to wash away the grime.

Replace…

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How Does a Blind-Spot Monitor Work?

Here at DCH Tustin Acura we receive questions daily about trend-forward tech features that hit the market annually. The feature of the day is the blind-spot monitor, an active safety feature worth noting. Here's how it works and why it's important.

Watching Your Back

Changing lanes with a vehicle in your blind spot is a recipe for a nasty collision. A blind-spot monitor uses sensors, radar, cameras or laser to monitor what's in your blind spot and issue alerts when a vehicle enters your blind spot. Sometime the alert happens as soon as a vehicle enters your…
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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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Why a Vehicle History Report is Important

Vehicle history reports can play an important role in the car buying process because they provide the buyer with important information on the vehicle. They can also mean the difference between buying a good, reliable vehicle and a lemon. At DCH Tustin Acura, we offer vehicle history reports for customers interested in purchasing a vehicle.

You can get a basic vehicle history report or an advanced subscription VHR. The basic one provides information such as previous owners, odometer readings, accident history, service history, liens

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Should You Invest in Summer Tires or All-Season Tires?

When shopping for new tires, you may be torn over whether you should buy summer tires or tires that are designed for all seasons. Before you make your decision, it’s important to know some of the pros and cons of each type of tire so that you can choose the right option for your vehicle.

One of the biggest advantages of summer tires is their ability to perform well in heat and rain. When driving on wet pavement in Tustin , summer tires may help you stop your vehicle faster if you need to come to a sudden halt. 

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