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How Do Extreme Temperatures Affect Car Batteries?

It’s no secret that car batteries tend to take a beating in both the Summer and Winter months. Your battery needs to be able to handle any conditions considering you that you drive on a daily basis. However, you need to be aware of how each season can really take a toll on your battery if you are not careful.

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What Is A Vehicle Recall?

A recall is when the automobile manufacturer or NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has found a defect or safety-related problem with a vehicle after it has been sold to the public. Whether it is an airbag, seatbelt buckle, or something like a flaw in the vehicle's software, you will know if your vehicle has been recalled usually by receiving a letter in the mail. 

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Rear Cameras Can Help Keep You Safe

A rear camera allows you to see almost everything that is going on behind your vehicle. For example, it will let you know if there are people, animals or objects in your path while backing up. It can also help to guide you into a parking spot at the grocery store or at the stadium.

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How To Interpret Car Safety Ratings

Here at DCH Subaru of Riverside, we want all of our customers to be driving the safest vehicles possible. That is why it is important to know how to interpret a cars safety rating. Most of these crash test ratings come from two sources. These sources are the IIHS and the NHTSA.

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Staying Ahead of Car Issues Before School

When you're driving to school, you need to be in a car that's reliable and that is well-maintained. Before the school year begins, take your car to DCH Subaru of Riverside to have the tires checked for any issues with the pressure. The fluids in your car should also be checked to make sure they are at the proper levels.

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Some Facts About Timing Belts

Your car most likely has a timing belt. Without it, your vehicle will not run. The timing belt keeps your car's camshaft and crankshaft running in sync. If your timing belt were to suddenly fail, your car will stop running. Here are some more facts about timing belts.

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Windshield Wiper Blades Function and Replacement

When the rain hits the roads of Riverside, CA, you will want to ensure that your vehicle is ready to take on the challenge. Oxidation and sun damage cause the rubber in your windshield wiper blades to break down over time. You will know that this is happening when the wipers leave streaks and blurry spots.

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Have Fun With Your Kids! The Best Games for Your Next Road Trip

Summer road trips with little ones can be overwhelming. After a few minutes in the back seat, boredom sets in, which can make it a challenging trip for parents if they're not prepared. At DCH Subaru of Riverside in Riverside, CA, we want you to make the most of your road trip, so here are a few games you can enjoy with your little ones to pass the time when you're driving.

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Tips for Traveling With Pets

Most pet owners consider their four-legged companions a member of the family and want to bring them along on outings just like any other member. Most cars aren't automatically equipped to handle the various challenges that come with pets. Responsible pet owners can make up for that lack by pet-proofing their vehicle and learning the best habits for keeping pets safe while driving.

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The Rise of the Blind Spot Monitor

In today's increasingly wired world, auto consumers are demanding more technology out of their vehicles. The blind spot monitor is one of the most popular driver assist features in today's modern vehicles. The automotive safety and technology experts at DCH Subaru of Riverside in Riverside, CA want you to understand how this function works and how to use it properly for a safer drive.

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