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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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Get Your Car Ready For Spring With These Tips

It's spring, and you know what that means: it's time for car maintenance. Refer to your owner's manual to determine exactly how frequently you need to visit your local mechanic for oil changes and maintenance checks on your vehicle.

Regular maintenance checks are an essential part of keeping your car running smoothly. Not only should you have your oil changed at regular intervals, but you should have your tires, brakes, and air filter checked regularly, too. 

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Why Your Battery Isn't Working

There are many reasons why your car battery may not be working properly. For instance, if the terminals are corroded, it may not be possible to get a quality connection. If the cables that attach to the battery are broken or not connected properly, that could also be why the battery doesn't seem to be working right.

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General Problems That Affect a Braking System

When a brake pedal isn't firm, the process of implementing braking procedures on the road will be very challenging. In order to ensure total safety on risky roads, you must understand the common brake maintenance signs so that a professional can service your braking system during important situations in a timely manner.

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What Danger Does a Stuck Thermostat Pose?

As you operate your vehicle on a daily basis, you motor produces prodigious amounts of heat. This heat must be processed and expelled in some way in order to keep your engine healthy, and your motor's cooling system takes care of this important task.

One of the main goals of cooling system parts is to keep the fluid called engine coolant at safe temperatures. 

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How to Read Tire Sizes

Tires are an important part of getting you where you’re going. The group of abbreviations on its side gives you essential information about choosing the right size to fit your vehicle’s wheel. With a little explanation, you will have the basic information you need to make a decision.

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Time for Muffler and Exhaust System Service

If you have recently failed a car inspection and the emissions check was to blame, it's time to bring your car to DCH Subaru of Riverside for an exhaust system service. While your exhaust system is responsible for making your car quieter, it is also essential for reducing the carbon monoxide and other harmful substances coming from your vehicle.

Your exhaust system is more than just your muffler. The system goes throughout your car, starting just behind the engine. 

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