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Avoid Nausea from Motion Sickness While on a Road Trip

Have you ever been on a car trip when motion sickness suddenly struck? It's not a fun experience. There's nausea and headaches, and don't forget that throwing up in the car or out the window makes the trip less pleasant for your fellow travelers, too. You can't change the way your body has been designed, but you can lessen the symptoms of motions sickness.

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Avoid These Common Towing Mistakes

When you are towing a trailer or boat, a minor mistake can quickly become a major accident. Here is a look at some of the most common mistakes that drivers make when pulling trailers and other loads.

Just because your vehicle has enough power to pull a trailer or boat doesn’t mean that it is safe to do so. 

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What is an Alternator?

When you're a more informed car owner, you can better recognize when your car needs servicing, rather than leaving it until a more serious problem develops. This knowledge can save you a lot of money in the long run.

Integral to your car's battery, the alternator is responsible for keeping it charged while the car is running as well as powering other electrical systems, such as your windshield wipers and headlights. 

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Choosing the Right Tires for Your Car

Whether you're a high-performance driver or someone who wants to get the most miles out of their tires, you'll have to choose between running summer tires or all-season tires. The rubber the tires are made of can affect the handling in different temperatures.

All-season tires are made of a softer rubber that will stay supple as temperatures drop. 

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Make the Carpool Work This Year

As you think ahead to the upcoming school year, you can't help but think of driving all over town to various activities. Being part of a carpool can save you gas, time, and energy.

To make a carpool successful, consistency is key. Have parents pick set days or time periods that they'll be in charge of the driving. 

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How Can You Prevent Distracted Driving?

As smartphones become ubiquitous, distracted driving has also become an increasingly prominent concern and danger on the roadway. A number of car crashes are caused each year due to drivers who have a hard time focusing on the road. We know you want to stay safe, and keeping some tips in mind can help you avoid distracted driving.

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Why a Car Cover Might Be Worth the Effort

Have you ever thought about using a car cover but then wondered if it was really worth it? We're all busy people, and that's why it's tempting to skip the cover. At DCH Subaru of Riverside, we want you to have all of the knowledge possible to protect your vehicle according to your lifestyle. That's why we're telling you about all of the benefits of a car cover.

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DIY Headlight Restoration Using Everyday Household Items

The entire team here at DCH Subaru of Riverside wanted to share these tips for helping you save money by restoring the headlights on your vehicle with everyday common household items.

First, grab some toothpaste and place a dab on each of the headlight lenses. Next, moisten a clean cloth and rub the toothpaste gently into the lens using circular motions. Once the fog begins to clear, you'll need to use a clean cloth to remove all the excess toothpaste from the headlights.

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Is Off-Roading for You?

So, like many in Riverside, you’re an experienced, skilled driver. But, the roads and highways have become tedious and/or crowded and you can’t enjoy the open space and power of your vehicle anymore. Off-roading sounds like a fun way to test your driving skill and enjoy the beauty of nature while you’re at it, right? This is true, but beginners too often make the mistake of assuming their sedan is fitted to go off road and go wild. This, like many assumptions about off-roading, can cost lives.

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Easy Steps for Better Tires

Modern car washes are effective in making your vehicle look its best, but they just aren’t equipped to deep-clean your tires and wheels. If you want them to look and perform their best, then you need to use a special tire brush and wheel-safe cleaner. Both tools are inexpensive and can last many driving seasons.

The process for using these new tools is easy. After spraying your tires with water, apply the tire cleaner to all wheel and tire surfaces. 

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