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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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Discover How to Drive in the Rain

This safety guide was brought to you by the team here at DCH Honda of Mission Valley in the hopes you and your family are safer on the roads of this community.

  • If you need to turn on the windshield wipers, you should be turning on the headlights too. The headlights will act as a beacon and alert other drivers you are ahead or behind them.
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Tips for Handling a Roadside Emergency Easily

Planning today for a potential roadside emergency is not only smart, it can help you avoid being in a dangerous situation. Here are a few things to consider.

  • Make sure you have a good spare tire in your trunk. Now check there is a tire iron and a working jack in the car. Pack a couple cans of the fix-a-flat and you'll be in a better position to get your disabled car to the nearest service station.
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A Flat Tire Is a Pain, But Not That Hard to Deal With

Having to change a flat tire is never a very welcome experience. Certainly not something that we ever plan for. But it will happen once in a while. And if you have never had to do it, then it can seem like an arduous task. The good news is that if you know what to do then it isn't all that big of a deal. Following these steps should make it a breeze to deal with:

  • Break the lug nuts loose with the lug wrench
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Why Your Engine is Getting Too Hot

An overheating engine is a problem. When your engine is too hot, there is something wrong with your cooling system, radiator, or water pump. If you notice that your car is getting too hot, head over to our service center at DCH Honda of Mission Valley so that we can take a look at your vehicle.

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Tire Sizes and How to Read Them

Replacing old tires is essential to the safety of the driver and their passengers. Old tires have poor traction, lead to poor performance, and have negative effects on your vehicle as a whole. When purchasing new tires, it's important to understand the markings that designate the correct tire for your vehicle.

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Is it Time for New Brakes?

While you don't replace your brakes on a schedule, you do have your brakes inspected every year or every 12,000 miles, whichever occurs first. If your brakes look fine, you don't have to have any work done. If your pads are worn down too far, it's time to have your brake pads replaced.

Of course, there are other indicators that it may be time for new brakes. When your car is harder to stop or the brake pedal pushes farther than it should, you need to have your brakes looked at. The brake fluid levels will…

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