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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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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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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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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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Learning About the Auto Finance Terms You Hear All the Time

When you are about to purchase a vehicle, you want to make sure that you are doing that in a smart way. It is important for you to understand some of the auto finance terms that will come your way as you work on paying for that vehicle.

A down payment is the amount of money that you will be paying right away for the vehicle that you are purchasing; a loan will take care of the remainder of the cost of the vehicle. Good credit and bad credit refer to your history. 

 

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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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