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How to Install a Child Safety Seat

When it's time to install your child's safety seat, know that you do have options. There are experts that can show you how to install the seat properly or even do it for you. If you do choose to install yourself, you'll need to be certain that you are following proper instructions.

Check the safety seat manual and determine if the seat should be forward or back facing. This is based on age, weight, and height of the child. If possible, always install in the back seat. This is where any child under 13 should be seated…

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DIY Tips for Debadging a Car

If you want to debadge your car on your own, be ready to take your time so that the paint is not chipped. Make sure that you have a good glue remover that works with your car's paint before you start.

Coat the logo area in adhesive remover, which should be left alone for a while to work on the glue removal. If you start to scrape it away and notice that you are pushing too hard, you can add some heat from a blow dryer to get it looser. 

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Make the Most of your Test Drive by Following These Tips

Before you purchase or lease a new car, it is a good idea to try out the vehicle first by taking it for a test drive. We at DCH Gardena Honda have prepared some tips for you to keep in mind when test driving new vehicles.

When you are shopping around for a new car, it is wise to set aside a day just for test driving. You do not want to test drive and buy a car right away. Give the test drive some thought and be sure to test a few cars out before you settle on a…

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Sharing the Road with Bicycles is Easy

We want to help at DCH Gardena Honda, so we offer you some tips for navigating traffic that includes bicycles and motor vehicles. Apply our advice on city roads and everywhere you drive or cycle.

In your car, please remember that bicyclists have an equal right to the road. They are allowed to use a regular lane's full width. Remain alert, and keep three feet or more between your car and their bike. Only pass when everyone on the road has ample room. Also, remember that courteousness lowers all vehicle operators' stress and enhances everyone's ability to focus…

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Reasons Why You Should Consider an SUV for Your Next Vehicle

When you are shopping for a new vehicle, there are a lot of different makes and models to consider. The SUV is a vehicle that has really taken over the market. This is thanks to how practical and affordable many of these models are. The sport utility vehicle brings more power to the table than your traditional sedan. It still has plenty of interior comfort features, great technology and safety features throughout.

Many manufacturers are focusing their efforts on the design of their SUVs. Depending on what your budget is and what type of features you are looking for, the…

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What Purpose Does a Vehicle's Alternator Serve?

Your alternator is an important piece of equipment that is part of the starting system. You can think of it like a generator because it keeps the battery charged while your vehicle is running. Our staff at DCH Gardena Honda would like to help you stay informed about your vehicle, so here is some information about your vehicle's alternator.

Your vehicle's starting system includes a battery, starter, and charger. The alternator works with the battery to keep the headlights, windshield wipers, and other electrical components working correctly.  

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Finding a Car Seat Appropriate for Your Child

As a parent, you want to keep your child safe while you are on the road. DCH Gardena Honda wants you to do that, as well. We are here to help you make informed decisions when it comes to finding a seat that will keep your child safe in your car.

It is important for you to learn about the different types of car seats and the ages that they are each appropriate for so that you know what you should purchase for your child. Rear facing infant seats are made for young babies and there are also convertible and…

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Important Uses For a Car Dash Cam

The different types of interesting technology that we have available today seems limitless. One important type of technology that has some important applications for your vehicle is the dash cam. If you install a dash cam in your vehicle, it can really help you out in some situations.

When an accident occurs, it is important to determine who is at fault in the accident. Sometimes, it is just one person's word against the other person's. With dash cam evidence, there is an objective piece of evidence to help determine fault. 

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How to Avoid Driving While Distracted

Distracted driving is the cause of many accidents on the roadways today. At DCH Gardena Honda, we want you to be safe when you are out on the road. When you are driving, it's important to follow some basic tips in order to drive with less distraction.

If you use your cell phone frequently, put it in the car out of reach. One of the most distracting items to drivers now is the cell phone. Don't try to check email or answer a call when you are on the road. If you must use your phone, pull over…

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Tips on How to Judge a Test Drive

To judge the quality of any vehicle, you have to take it on a test drive. Here are some tips to help you get the most information from the ride.

When first getting in the vehicle, note how easy it is. You will be climbing in and out of it for some years to come, so it should be comfortable. Once inside, take a few minutes to study the dashboard, gears, lights, and wipers.

When you are ready to hit the road, do some freeway driving, stop-and-start traffic driving, and drive backwards. How does the car take corners, brake, and…

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