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Child Safety Seats

Child seats are necessary from the time an infant is born until they are old enough to ride using a regular seat belt. Parents must ensure that they have safety seats that appropriately accommodate a child based on their age and weight. The seat must also be installed properly to ensure the safety of the child.

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Stranded on the Side of the Road? Here's What to Do

Getting a flat tire, having your battery or alternator die, or having another car malfunction while you are traveling can be a frightening experience. This goes double if you're moving at highway speeds. Knowing what to do in an emergency can increase your likelihood of making it out safely.

First, get off the road. Immediately turn on your emergency flashers, apply your brakes, and ease the vehicle to the shoulder as soon as you can safely do so.

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Everything You Need for a Tailgate

When you're ready to throw the perfect tailgate party this summer, being prepared with a few essentials can save you time and stress. Get your truck packed with everything you need in San Diego.

Keeping everything sanitary is important. You can set up a hand washing station with a jug of water, soap, and paper towels so that everyone can keep their hands clean. 

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Use These Tips to Clean Your Car Quickly

Cars get dirty quickly. From eating on the go to mud on your shoes, all sorts of debris can pile up. We want you to be proud of your car, and one way to show that pride of ownership is to keep your car clean. Gather your vacuum, a garbage bag, a microfiber cloth and a lubricant spray or wax.

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Back-To-School Carpooling Tips: Organize and Stay Safe

Our dealership is always concerned with the safety of young children when they are transported to and from school. If you would like to start a back-to-school carpool to save time and get involved in the community, we have some great tips to help you stay organized.

Start your carpool with an idea of how many children will be riding. Consider how many seats are available in the vehicles to be used. Let parents know about safety rules with booster seats and children under 13 not being allowed as a front-seat passenger.

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How Do Backup Cameras Work?

Technology continues to evolve in all aspects of life, and that does not exclude the automobile industry. Backup cameras are the latest addition to newer vehicles. Their purpose? To lower the number of back-over accidents nationwide.

Through wires in a car, radio waves, or even through Bluetooth, backup cameras send images to a display in your car that will ultimately allow the driver to see a 10-by-20-foot area behind their vehicle as soon as the car is put into reverse. 

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Only Use Your Phone When It's Necessary, Says Experts

Here at DCH Honda of Mission Valley, we want you and your family to stay as safe as possible on the road. That's why the recent epidemic of smartphone-related accidents on the road is so troubling to us! We want to make these types of accidents as rare as possible, and certainly, don't want you to make the sort of mistakes that are frequently at the root of their causation. Below is one of our favorite tips for staying focused and calm on the road.

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Safety Checklist for Towing Another Vehicle

The towing safety checklist will help reduce any instances of trouble so that you arrive at your destination with the towed vehicle safely.

  • Once the vehicle is on the trailer, be sure the weight has been positioned in a way that it is as evenly distributed as possible.
  • Never assume the taillights on the trailer are working, have someone get behind the vehicles and confirm they are all working.
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Keep Your Headlights Shining Bright

Over time, the headlights on your vehicle can take on a dingy and yellow look. It makes the headlights look unattractive, and it can make your headlights produce less light. When your headlights start to look dull, there are ways to restore them.

One easy was to restore the appearance of your headlights is to use ordinary toothpaste. Just put a small amount on the headlight. Get a wet rag, and then rub gently. 

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Getting Your Tires Shiny

While shiny tires aren't a requirement for driving, clean tires can make your car look better. A good brush can be used to clean the rims or the hubcaps. Choose a product to clean with that is specifically designed for tires. Apply the cleaning product to the tires, leaving it for a short time before using the brush to get rid of the dirt and grime.

Spray the tires until all of the product is removed. You might have to spray them more than one time to ensure that they are clean. 

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