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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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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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