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Protect Your Honda Car's Interior with Floor Mats

We here at DCH Gardena Honda understand the importance of being an informed vehicle owner so that you can select the right accessories for your car. When it comes to protecting the interior of your vehicle, finding the right set of floor mats depends on your particular needs.

Rubber floor mats work well in areas where there's a lot of snow or rain. Rubber mats can be cleaned easily enough with a hose and air dried. In most cases, you can choose from neutral color options such as black, tan, or gray. 

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Motor Myths Might Influence the Type of Oil You Use

There are two types of motor oil that are often used, including synthetic oil and conventional oil. However, there are a few misconceptions that are going around concerning the different types of oil and how they should be used. Clearing them will give you a better understanding of the misconception.

One of the common myths is that switching between the types of oils is going to bring harm to your engine. The truth is that it is safe to change oils. The factor you should be paying the most attention to when it comes to oil is the viscosity. 

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Keep Track of Your Tread

Since the tires on your car are important components and are responsible for assisting in moving the vehicle on the road, it's important to ensure that they are in proper condition. If you notice that it's difficult to maintain control of your vehicle on the road, especially when the road is wet, then you want to check the tread to see if your tires are slick.

The pressure of your tires should be at a level where they aren't too full of air but aren't flat. You can usually have less air pressure in the summer…

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When Should My Timing Belt Be Changed?

Practically every new vehicle has a timing belt, and that small device is a vital part of the engine. That is why drivers should have their timing belts replaced well before they become damaged or rip entirely. Allowing your timing belt to fray or tear could result in thousands of dollars in repairs down the road.

As a general rule, our service team recommends that timing belts should be replaced every 100,000 miles. That being said, you must always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. Some vehicle manufacturers recommend changing timing belts as often as once every 60,000 miles…

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Clay Bar Treatment When Detailing: Is It Necessary?

Many people get their car detailed once or twice a year. This means that you clean the inside and outside with special tools, shampoos, and treatments, right? Well, one treatment that often gets overlooked but is pretty essential to the health of your car's paint is the clay bar. These bars include enzymes that help your car fight off the daily beating against its exterior paint.

What do we mean? Rust isn't the only thing that can attack your car. Brake dust, metal dust, pollutants, and chemicals often hit your car up throughout the day, wearing down the…

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Vehicle Battery Testing for Beginners

Although batteries are designed to last a designated number of months or years, they may fail due to extreme weather temperatures and conditions. Signs might include malfunctioning electronic equipment or dimmed dashboard and headlights. When the battery charge seems to be dropping, testing the part is a sure fire way to determine if replacement is necessary.

Here's how you can test your battery safely at home. Make sure the vehicle and all electronic components are turned off. Attach the red positive voltmeter lead to the positive battery post. 

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Learn How to Dispel Common Motor Oil Myths

If you are diligent about changing your motor oil, you’re a car owner who cares about your vehicle. Unfortunately, there are several motor oil myths many drivers still believe. If you fall in this category or have concerns, stop at our Gardena Honda service center and speak to our qualified staff.

Here are two common myths many drivers still believe:

  • MYTH - If the oil is black, it needs to be changed. The oil’s job is to lubricate and clean the engine. If it’s black, that means it’s doing its job. The deep color of the motor…
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When is it Time for an Ignition Service?

It is important to keep your vehicle’s ignition in superb condition because a fully functional ignition ensures your vehicle will perform at its optimal level. You can get routine vehicle inspections to keep your ignition running properly, and you should also be aware of warning signs that could mean there’s a problem with your ignition.

The most prevalent sign that your ignition is experiencing problems is when your car won’t start. 

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Red Hot: Reasons Engines Overheat

As a car owner, you understand how important your engine is and how important it is to maintain and service your engine. To keep your engine running at its optimal level, it is important to make sure it is not overheating. Below are some reasons why an engine may overheat:

  • Cooling System Leak - In order to keep your car engine from becoming too hot, your engine has a cooling system that circulates coolant throughout the engine. Over time and due to use, the cooling system may become compromised. This could lead to a cooling leak, and without the coolant circulating…
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