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Easy Tips for Keeping Your Car Clean

A messy car can be vulnerable to bugs, mold and other hazards that could lead to extensive damage. The good news is that you can clean your vehicle quickly and without a lot of effort. The first step is to collect large items such as fast food bags or plastic cups and put them in the trash.

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How Do Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors Work?

The glare from the headlights behind you reflecting in your rear-view mirror and shining in your eyes at night is not only aggravating but also downright dangerous. This temporary blindness can slow your reaction time, possibly impairing your vision even seconds after it’s not there anymore.

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Learning How NHTSA Conducts Tests

One of the safety ratings that vehicles have is the NHTSA. This is an important rating system because it is funded by the federal government. This rating has its own testing system which brings its own results that can influence the type of ratings the vehicle is going to get.

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Proper Turning Of Your Ignition

When your ignition doesn't work properly, then you're usually not going to be able to go anywhere until it's fixed. The part will prevent you from starting the car if it doesn't turn or if there's an issue with the internal components. Before trying to drive in San Diego, CA, there are some details you'll likely notice.

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Importance of Correct Tire Pressure and Optimal Tread

Taking care to maintain your tire pressure and tread will keep you safer on the roads of San Diego, CA while also helping to boost your gas mileage at the same time. The tire experts at Lexus San Diego are equipped to teach you all about these crucial elements so that you can have a more enjoyable driving experience.

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Do You Know the Signs of an Exhaust Leak?

A leak or other problem with your vehicle's exhaust system can not only cause your engine to become sluggish and decrease your gas mileage, but it has the potential to become a dangerous situation if the poisonous gasses exhaled by your vehicle end up being inhaled by you or the passengers inside your vehicle.

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Be Prepared By Testing Your Car's Battery

The more you know about your vehicle, the better you'll be able to keep it operating as it should. One component that you can learn about is your car's battery. With a simple test, you can ensure you won't ever be stuck with a dead or undercharged battery. Here's how we at Lexus San Diego recommend you perform this test.

First, completely turn off your vehicle, including any interior and exterior lights. Then, using a voltmeter, attach the positive test lead to the positive terminal on the battery, repeating the procedure for the negative test lead…

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The Time Will Come for New Tires

The second a car starts to vibrate at high speeds, drivers should feel concerned. Something could be wrong with the tires. Other mechanical problems might be present. While vibrations may be hard to ignore, some may not pay attention to tread wear or low inflation levels. Don't make such mistakes. Stay ahead of all tire woes.

Performing a penny test or checking out a tire gauge might reveal unexpected problems. As the treads wear down from age and use, the tire's life expectancy diminishes. Misalignment or low inflation levels may contribute to further and faster tread wear. 

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When to Use the Forward-Facing Car Seat

Children grow, that is a force you cannot stop, now would you wish to curb that growth. Using a rear-facing car seat for a newborn to a 2 to 4-year-old depends on the growth of the child. When the child’s legs grow beyond the length of the car seat, it is time to use a forward-facing car seat.

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What You Should Know About Car Wax

Cars are significant investments, and most people want their vehicles to last a long time. To keep things not only running well but looking good, there are steps you can take.

Washing your car regularly can keep dust, dirt, oils, and grime from collecting on your paint.

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