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Why You Should Use a Dash Cam

As a vehicle owner, owning a dash cam is one of the smartest investments you can make. Whether you want to record accidents or meteors, you can be assured that a dash cam will be very beneficial to you.

Being the victim of a car accident is something no one ever expects. If no one is seriously injured in the crash, the two parties may begin playing the "blame game." Installing a dash cam will ultimately help record the facts so that you can avoid post-accident legal headaches. 

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Why You Should Keep Your Car Clean

At DCH Gardena Honda, our team wants our customers to be informed vehicle owners. It is important to keep a vehicle's exterior in good condition for resale and trade-in value. While washing a car takes time and money, there are many benefits of giving your car a regular wash.

Keeping your vehicle washed will extend its lifespan. Research has shown that a regularly washed vehicle will maintain its exterior beauty longer. It also prevents damage to the exterior. When dirt is left on a vehicle, it can lead to scratches, and it can also cause rusting and damage to…

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Mechanical Reasons for the Engine Overheating

When your engine starts to overheat, you want to pinpoint the cause in order to avoid such damage in the future. There may be any number of mechanical reasons for such issues, and troubleshooting can help.

If the car has a faulty radiator or there is some issue with the radiator fan, you may experience significant engine overheating. The cooling is not occurring at the necessary levels. Similarly, water pumps may malfunction, which can result in leakage and bearing issues.  

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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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Vehicle Preparation For Camper Towing

The weather is warming up, and people will want to enjoy the great outdoors. For some, this will mean setting off with the camper in tow. DCH Gardena Honda wants you to tow safely, so here are some tips so that you are safe when heading out with a trailer.

Before towing any type of camper or trailer, you need to make sure that you are towing within your vehicle's capacity. Know your vehicle's capacity and know the weight of what you are towing. Pulling too much weight can seriously damage your vehicle.

Before setting out with a…
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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

If you have been thinking of cleaning your car professional, then you probably want to make sure that you are getting what you pay for. When your car’s wheels get a good clean, your detailer should use a foam applicator brush, professional grade cleaner, and tire gel. This ensures that you’ll get a clean, shiny tire.

Some detailers mess up and actually wash all of their vehicle at once, spraying on the tire cleaner to other parts of the vehicle or splashing up grime from the tires onto the body of the vehicle. In both instances, you want…

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Smart Tips for Eliminating Odors Inside Your Vehicle

Although it's important to keep the mechanical aspects of your vehicle in good working order, it's equally important to do some basic housekeeping on a regular basis to help prevent the build-up of strange and offensive odors in your automobile. Here are a few tips from our friendly service technicians.

It's a good idea to sprinkle all dry carpeted areas with a little baking soda every week, then vacuum it up to help neutralize existing odors. Don't allow trash or food leftovers to accumulate but remove them on a daily basis.  

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What Really Happens in a Windshield Repair?

While you are encouraged to get your windshield repaired in some cases, you may want to know all that goes into a windshield repair. When looking at the process of the windshield repair including the type of tools that are used, you will be more knowledgeable in your decision for windshield repairs or replacement.

When the windshield is repaired, a liquid resin is put in the cracks, which forces the air out of the windshield. This is meant to seal and strengthen the windshield in the area of the damage.  

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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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