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Use Jumper Cables the Right Way

Jumper cables are used to connect two car batteries together. The cables are red and black, with a clamp on either end of each cable. The red cable connects to the red terminals on both batteries and the black cable does the same. You start by connecting cables to the good battery with the car turned off.

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Protecting Your Vehicle from Thieves

Having your vehicle stolen, especially if it is new, is probably one of your biggest fears. Fortunately, you can lessen the chances of that happening by doing several things to make your vehicle less attractive to thieves. Take a look at these suggestions.

Common-sense practices, such as these, can go a long way toward deterring thieves:
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Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors Can Contribute to Road Safety

When you're driving at night, it can be very uncomfortable to have headlights shining in your eyes. While you can't do too much about oncoming cars, you can address the glare from headlights behind you. Auto-dimming rearview mirrors are becoming more common, and they're included on many of the cars at DCH Honda of Mission Valley in San Diego, CA.

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Why Buy a Crossover?

With a crossover, you get the best of both worlds in terms of efficiency and space. SUVs can be big and gas-guzzling, but crossovers are the eco-friendlier vehicles. In addition, there's more room for all of your family, friends, and stuff, too. If you love camping and other outdoor trips, crossovers can make it easy to go on road trips without breaking the gas card.

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Digital Applications in Infotainment Systems

In today's digital age, it's important for car passengers to have access to mobile-friendly services. The latest vehicles are equipped with infotainment systems that support universal integration of smartphones and tablets. You can ask DCH Honda of Mission Valley in San Diego, CA about the connectivity options that are available in select models.

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Have You Checked Your Air Filters Lately?

Do you run at your best when you have a stuffy nose and can barely breathe? How do you think your car feels when its air filters are choked with years of dirt, grime, pollen, and other pollutants.

Your passenger air filter cabin helps make sure the air inside your car is clean and your air conditioner runs at top efficiency. 

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Apple CarPlay - What Is It?

If you’re a driver that wants to keep up with technology while driving, you’ll the features offered by Apple CarPlay. With this great feature, you’ll never miss an important call or get lost on the road. Stop at DCH Honda of Mission Valley and get all the facts on Apple CarPlay. While you’re here, you can check out our selection of new vehicles.

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What are Belts and Hoses and How to Keep Them in Good Condition

A vehicle's belts and hoses help engine accessories operate correctly. Belts are responsible for the correct operation of numerous engine accessories, such as the fan, alternator, and power steering pump. Hoses transfer fluids like coolant and fuel throughout the vehicle. To keep belts and hoses in good condition, you should replace them based on the manufacturer's recommended schedule. You should also keep up with routine inspections.

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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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