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Don't Get Heated: Service Your Car's Radiator

As a car owner, you understand that it is important to do routine maintenance on your car, and one part that needs to be taken care of is the radiator. Below is an explanation of what a radiator is and how to maintain it:

  • Radiator - The purpose of the car's radiator is to keep the engine cool and keep heat from causing damage to the engine.
  • Warning Signs - Some signs that the radiator is not working properly are engine overheating, leaking coolant, coolant is rusty or the color of oil. It is important to address these issues quickly before…
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Use Our Online Service Scheduler to Save Time

These days, it's a lot easier to schedule a time for your car tune-up or maintenance when you use the online scheduler service provided by our dealership. Previously, scheduling an appointment to get your car repaired could a hassle since you had to find the time to call or stop by to set aside a timeslot with the mechanic. Now, you can request the day and time that you want to have your vehicle serviced online and save time!

Online scheduling is easier than ever. Just set aside a time that works for you, relax in the lobby of…

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Periodic Tire Rotation is Often Necessary

The tires on the wheels that are powered directly from the engine commonly suffer more wear and tear. For front-wheel vehicles, this applies to the front tires. For rear-wheel drive vehicles, the rear tires suffer. There might also be uneven wearing along the tire's edges. In order to maintain proper fuel efficiency and handling, the tires must be rotated according to the manufacturer's recommendations. If a tire mishap should occur and the tires have not been rotated, your warranty may become null and void.

By having your tires inspected and rotated as needed, you ensure the safety...

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Maintain Your Stability and Traction Control System with Timely Brake Pad Replacement

Each time a modern car hits a slick spot on the road, traction controls act to minimize wheel slippage. The key to this system is brake redistribution. It can act to apply the brake only to the wheel that is slipping. This allows the wheels with grip to maintain the car's trajectory in the local Rancho Santa Margarita area.

Brake redistribution is vital to keeping cars from sliding into other cars or running off the road. It can't work, however, if individual brakes are damaged. Providing an important buffer between the car's rotors and discs, pads cushion…

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Save Money on Fewer Oil Changes

If you think that you have to get your oil changed every 3,000 miles, you may want to think again! It used to be common to get your oil changed every 3,000 miles, but it is now more common to get it changed every 7,500 miles. Don't waste your hard-earned money by changing your oil more often than necessary!

If you are not sure when to get your oil changed you can look in your owner's manual or come see us here at Rancho Santa Margarita Honda so that we can give you our recommendation…

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Applying For Financing Online Saves An Ample Amount Of Time At The Dealership

There are a great deal of benefits from filling out a finance application for an automobile online. For starters, it saves a great deal of time at the dealership. The car purchasing process is notoriously detailed and complicated. It comes with piles of paperwork that needs to be sorted through and discussed. An online application can be reviewed and approved before the car buyer enters the facility.

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Does Horsepower Matter?

When it comes to purchasing a vehicle, you may often hear of it's horsepower but you also may wonder what that means?

Horsepower is a unit of measurement for the amount of work done over time. One horsepower is the ability to move 33,000 foot-pounds over one minute. This was created by James Watt (1736-1819)by using mine ponies to lift coal when explaining the capacity of his steam engines.

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The Importance of Tire Rotation

Rotating your car tires is an important thing to do, although it often goes undone by most car owners. Car tires wear at different rates depending on their placement on the vehicle. The front and back axels have different amounts of weight on them, causing one set to wear faster than the other.

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Headlight Restoration

As one of the critical piece of equipment in your vehicle, headlights should always be fully functional. However, since most headlights feature a polycarbonate plastic, they become cloudy over time. Before considering a replacement, try the following tips on restoring the shine on the lights.

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Check Your Fluid Levels Before Holiday Travel

With the holiday season upon us, many families will be hitting the roads and driving to visit with friends and family. In order to prevent any breakdowns or delays in your travel plans, make sure you are properly maintaining your car’s fluid levels. Here are some tips on how to maintain your car’s fluid levels from the Rancho Santa Margarita Honda team:

  • Motor Oil - Your car’s oil should be checked often and changed every 3,000-7,500 miles. Oil is essential in lubricating and protecting your engine. Make sure your oil is at the proper level.
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