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Some Basic Facts About Your Car's Headlights

The headlights on your car should light up the road so you can drive safely at night. If you are traveling in an area with limited visibility, you need your lights to function properly. You should not wait to service your lights until they go out when you are traveling down a dark road.

Most automotive experts recommend you change both headlights when one or both are starting to fade. On many car models, one bulb works for both low and high beams. Older car models use separate bulbs. If you are uncertain which type of headlights you should use…

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How Do Brake Pads Work?

Brake pads are the part of your brake that come into contact with your wheel and slow your car to a stop. If you've ever had a bicycle, the little rubber part that clamps onto the wheel when you squeeze the brake is the brake pad. Your car's brake pads work in almost the same way.

Of course, cars are much heavier and much faster. That creates a lot of friction that wears your brakes out over time. Worn out brake pads can reduce your braking power and increase your chances of an accident. 

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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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Learning to Jump Start Another Car

If you forget to turn your lights off in your car after you turn off the engine, the odds are that you will wake up to a dead battery the next day. You might be able to get your battery charged by following the below steps.

First, you need to park a running car up to the front end of the car with the dead battery. The jumper cables have to reach between the cars, which means they should be fairly close together.  

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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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Washing Your Car Offers You Many Benefits

We at DCH Gardena Honda want out customers to drive safe and clean cars that they can feel proud of owning and driving. One of the ways you can have a vehicle worthy of your ownership is to keep it clean by washing it regularly.

It is common sense that a clean car will look newer and sport an overall better appearance. There are other benefits to washing and cleaning the vehicle inside and out. Regular washing and cleaning will get rid of germs, dust, and pollen that can cause disease and trigger allergies. Keep the car clean, and you…

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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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