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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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Pre-Authorize Your Auto Loan and Save Yourself from a Headache

If you are in the market to purchase a new or used vehicle, you would be well advised to make all of your financial arrangements in advance. This involves getting pre-authorization of for your car loan. This will save you all kinds of time and trouble because your wherewithal to afford the car will all be taken care of.

 

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Inspect and Replace Tire Tread Before Trouble Arises

Don't make the mistake of waiting until your car is unable to stop to be concerned about tire tread issues. Now is the time to get to the dealership, like DCH Gardena Honda, to have the car tires inspected for any signs of trouble that could impact your ability to drive safely.

Although it might only appear like small tire wear, that bare spot on those tires can have a real impact in your ability to bring your vehicle to a stop at high speeds. As the tread wears, the distance the car travels before reaching a stop increases…

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What Makes Genuine Replacement Parts More Reliable?

The parts that you are using on your vehicle will have a huge impact on how the car drives and how much it will cost you to keep it running. Don't waste money on inferior parts at the discount parts store when you could get the original replacement parts from our team at DCH Gardena Honda instead.

The simple fact is that not all of those aftermarket parts you find for your vehicle are manufactured the same. Usually the cheaper the part, the sooner it will fail. Getting the OEM approved parts from the dealer ensures your money is…

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Holiday Food Transportation Tips

With the holiday season quickly approaching, you may be planning on hosting a gathering involving a feast. Some of your guests may need to travel by car with their food items. We are delighted to share some tips to help you ensure your guests and their food arrive safely:

  • Utilize the two-hour rule. Do not leave perishable foods at room temperature for more than two hours.
  • As a general guideline, cold food items should remain at 40F or lower and hot food items should remain at 140F or above.
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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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2018 Honda Accord Gets New Engine & Transmission Options

 

The new 2018 Honda Accord has been reimagined, reconfigured, and redesigned inside and out. This new Accord is less sedan and more fastback, which is a delightful change of pace for Honda. What's more, the 10th generation Accord is available in both continuously variable and manual transmission options. That's right. You heard us. In addition to a CVT, there will be a real three-pedal, manual-transmission option available for the 2018 model year. Let that sink in, #savethemanuals crowd...

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