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How Can I Find Out More About a Used Car?

When you're considering your next used car purchase in Temecula, CA, you might want to find out more details about the vehicle's past. At DCH Kia of Temecula, we know that knowledge can be one of your most important tools in selecting the right car for you.

A vehicle history report can help to answer your questions. 

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Hands-Free Internet with Apple CarPlay

In Temecula, much like anywhere else, accidents happen all the time due to people being distracted by their phones and tablets. While docking systems and the like aren’t new, proper hands-free interaction with your entire iPad/iPhone suite has never really been that possible until now.

The Apple CarPlay system offers a quick-to-see dash display as well as on-wheel controls and Siri’s award-winning voice recognition and assistant features. 

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A Safety Guide for Towing

We here at DCH Kia of Temecula located in Temecula, CA realize that safety for you and your family is your top priority. That is why we have provided you with a few tips related to safe towing.

First, make sure you avoid sharp turns when towing. It is much harder to turn a longer object and you risk damaging your own vehicle or others if not done correctly.

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Is It Time for a Car Check-Up?

Part of your responsibility as a vehicle owner is ensuring your car undergoes regular maintenance check-ups. This includes oil changes, but it also includes tire rotations and alignments, as well. Spring is the perfect time to bring your car in for a check-up if you haven't had maintenance performed in awhile. Here's what you can expect.

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An Inexpensive Way for Better Vehicle Performance

A new driving season has arrived along with new types of road grime, dirt, and other substances. These materials will inevitably make their way on your tires and in and around your wheels. Accumulation of these materials will not only discolor these surfaces, but will affect your vehicle's performance if not properly removed.

The cleaning process is simple. Spray or dump a bucket of water on each wheel to remove loose dirt. 

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Signs Your Brake Pedal Needs to be Repaired

You want to feel confident that your car’s brakes are going to stop you at that critical moment. When you depress the brake pedal, it should feel firm. If it feels like there’s too much play, such as sponginess, when you press down on the brake, then you should consider having them checked.

There are several possible reasons for your vehicle’s brakes to stop performing as they should. 

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The Fuel System Needs a Responsive Fuel Pump

In order for your car to run, it requires an even and constant input of fuel to the engine. The fuel pump serves this purpose, but if it is not working correctly, the engine will not receive the fuel it needs to run consistently. Once the fuel pump begins having issues, it will sooner or later fail, and the vehicle will then not be able to run.

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Why Do Engines Overheat?

If your dash gauges are telling you the engine is too hot or, worse, there is steam escaping from your hood, the situation is dangerous. Overheating can be caused by a variety of problems, and getting the right answer requires a thorough examination and expert repair by a good mechanic.

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Changing A Flat Tire Isn't That Hard of a Task If You Know What to Do

A flat tire is a quick way to ruin just about anyone's day. And if you haven't ever had to deal with this before, then it can be kind of an intimidating thing. Fortunately, if you know what to do then it isn't all that big of a deal. If you haven't yet had to change a tire, follow these steps to get it changed:

  • Break the lug nuts loose with your lug wrench
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Dusty, Musty Smell? It's Probably Your Cabin Filter

If you're in your vehicle and you begin to smell a dusty or musty smell, if might be time to replace the cabin filter in your vehicle. This filter is responsible for maintaining the quality of the air inside your vehicle by filtering the air that comes through your A/C and heater.

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