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When is it Time to Check Your Brakes?

At some point, most drivers notice the first squeaking sound or slight vibration upon applying the brakes. It is tempting to brush these signs off as a car that is just getting older or justify procrastination on getting it checked out because of fear of the related costs. Let the DCH Gardena Honda service team help!

The problem with older vehicles that begin having signs of wearing brake systems is that minor nuisances, like squeaks and vibrations, will eventually lead to major safety concerns. 

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Springs and Steel Keep You Safe

You may think of a slinky or the small metal cylinder inside of an ink pen when you hear the word spring. In reality you are not that far off when it comes to the suspension springs in your vehicle. They are just more robust and heavy-duty versions of the springs mentioned above. Properly operating suspension systems help keep you safe and comfortable, and here at DCH Gardena Honda, we can check to make sure your suspension is operating as it should.

When you hit a bump in the road or have to turn suddenly, your vehicle will want to…

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Fill Up Your Gas Tank for Optimal Results

If you have ever been stranded after running your vehicle out of gas, then you know it can be quite a frustrating time. Now, imagine that you have run your car out of gas in the winter on a desolate stretch of highway. This situation has now gone from frustrating to dire. This is why we at DCH Gardena Honda are encouraging all of our loyal customers to make sure that they are prepared for whatever winter throws at them by visiting their local gas station or fuel center and filling up their gas tank regularly. 

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Schedule Routine Car Service Online

Scheduling your next vehicle maintenance appointment and other routine services is now more convenient at DCH Gardena Honda. We have an online service scheduler that provides you with options for the care needed, custom-built around your particular vehicle in use.

When using the online service scheduler you just have to provide your car's make, model, year and mileage and you're good to go. You can schedule for repairs and other urgent needs quickly. 

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How Does Horsepower Work?

Horsepower is the amount of "work" that is completed over a period of time. This "work" is the rate that mechanical energy is expended while driving, pertaining to cars. The rate of horsepower is 33,000 lb.ft./minute. Horsepower is normally used to describe energy with things in the mechanical category.

 

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Road Trip Safety and Alertness Tips

A road trip can be fun and exciting. It can also be expensive and unpleasant if proper planning isn't taken into consideration. DCH Gardena Honda has assisted many car owners throughout the Gardena, CA area in preparing for their road trip by doing any repairs or routine maintenance prior to the trip. These DIY tips can also save you time and money on costly out-of-town repairs should something go wrong:

  • Check all safety items like seat belts, airbags, horn, and car seat(s).
  • Check all fluids and top off if necessary. 
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What's Important About Tire Rotations?

Tire rotation implies merely changing the position of tires of a vehicle. Tires tend to wear out unevenly because the front tires mostly wear on the outside edges as the tire leans over as you turn a corner. However, the rear tires follow the front hence wearing off more evenly. Rotating tires saves on front tire replacement as they wear on the edges faster.

 

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Do Not Ignore Vehicle Warning Lights

Many drivers in Gardena, CA and beyond have seen a vehicle warning light appear on our dashboard and decided we would continue our journey before getting the issue checked. However, here at DCH Gardena Honda, we strongly recommend all residents monitor their vehicle warning lights and allow our technicians to assist whenever a light illuminates. Every vehicle warning light has its own meaning, and the meaning can range from a simple fluid fill to a more extensive correction.

You could see a light illuminate on your dashboard that warns of low coolant or a serious ESP fault warning.

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