DCH Dealerships Honored by Automotive News
Four DCH Dealerships named to Third Annual ‘Best Dealers To Work For’ List
SOUTH AMBOY, N.J., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Automotive News has released their third annual list of the “Top 100 Dealerships To Work For,” and four DCH Auto Group dealerships were honored by the auto industry news publication.
DCH Millburn Audi in Maplewood, NJ, DCH Toyota City in Mamaroneck, NY, DCH Honda of Temecula in Temecula, CA, and DCH Tustin Acura in Tustin, CA were named four of the best new-car dealerships to work for in the United States. This is DCH Millburn Audi’s third year to be included on this prestigious list, and the second wins for DCH Toyota City, DCH Honda of Temecula, and DCH Tustin Acura.
According to Automotive News, the list identifies the best employers in the automobile dealers industry and honors those dealerships that have excelled in creating a quality work environment.
“This is a great honor for DCH Auto Group and these four dealerships,” said George Liang, President of DCH Auto Group. “It shows that The DCH Way, our way of conducting business, delivers happiness to our customers as well as our colleagues.”
The alphabetical list of the 2014 “Best Dealerships To Work For” will be published in a July issue of Automotive News. A ranking of the top dealerships to work for will be revealed at a gala celebration October 15 at the Four Season Hotel in Chicago where Automotive News will celebrate the achievements of all the dealerships recognized in the list of “Best Dealerships To Work For.”
About DCH Auto Group
Headquartered in South Amboy, N.J., DCH Auto Group comprises 27 auto dealerships in New Jersey, New York, and Southern California from Oxnard to Temecula, featuring a full line of new and pre-owned vehicles. The company is dedicated to delivering a superior sales and service experience to its customers and is highly invested in principles for the success of its employees. DCH Auto Group is committed to giving back to the communities in which its dealerships operate and employees and customers live. The company is dedicated to the teen safe driving cause and is a sponsor of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). For more information, please visit www.DCHAuto.com.
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On Saturday, April 19, 2014, Students from SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) ran a Safe Driving Awareness Booth while at the City of Tustin Community Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt Event.
Photos below show the lines of over 350 people who got in line to go through the impaired vision game where they learned the impact of being impaired. They first threw an angry bird into the box, and then got into the front seat of a car. An Acura TL was provided for use at the event by DCH Tustin Acura sponsors of the 4 local SADD Chapters at Tustin, Beckman, Foothill and Northwood High Schools.
Every person who experienced the activity thanked the students for making them more aware of the dangers of being impaired while driving. The SADD students explained to each participant that impaired vision is not just drinking, but things people don’t think about including prescriptions medications, exhaustion, and distractions like eating, texting, or adjusting the radio.
Even Tustin’s Mayor, Al Murray, joined in and was surprised by the impact he felt. “It’s not as easy as it looks!” he said. Mayor Murray genuinely acknowledged the student’s efforts for making a difference by bettering our community.
As clean up began, several Tustin City members and workers from Parks and Recreations made it a point to thank the clubs. They felt the activity helped to heighten the enjoyment of the event. Many guests expressed how amazing the SADD booth was, and how proud they were to have SADD and the DCH Teen Safe Driving Foundation at their event. Students ended the day with a strong feeling of accomplishment.
Join the Students as they will be hosting their next event from 10 AM to 3PM on Saturday, May 17th at DCH Tustin Acura’s parking lot, across from Costco, where they will be hosting a Carwash Fundraiser and Awareness activities. Proceeds will help to increase their ongoing efforts.
Thousands of teens tragically die and hundreds of thousands are critically injured each year in car crashes. DCH Auto Group is working to make a change. Learn more about DCH Teen Safe Driving Foundation at www.DCHTSDF.org and SADD – Students Against Destructive Decisions at http://www.SADD.org
As technology becomes more readily available on the roads, the standards for safety tech are rising. We’re proud to say that Acura is attacking new safety challenges head-on as Acura Leads the Way with Backup Camera Technology.
Not only do Acura’s backup camera systems nail all three of NHTSA’s criteria; they were also already included in almost all Acura models sold in 2013. By 2015, every single Acura driving off the lot will come standardly equipped with a backup camera.
Acura models that include a rearview camera, in this case the Acura MDX automatically produces a display in the center screen when “Reverse” is engaged. There are three separate views, allowing you to select the one that best serves your situation. You can change the views by pressing the center panel’s “Enter” control.
The closest guideline indicates clearance for opening the power tailgate, and when Dynamic Guidelines are activated, the guidelines move according to front wheel angle to help guide your trajectory and judge distances.
The normal view is ideal to help survey areas behind the MDX that are too low to be seen through the rear window when backing up or parking. The wide angle view shows a 170° view behind the MDX, which is perfect to help you see approaching vehicles when backing out of parking spots. down view is useful for parallel parking or lining up a trailer hitch.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently added backup camera systems to its list of Recommended Advanced Technology Features, in hopes that more rearview monitors will lead to less back-over accidents. To make the list, these backup camera systems also have to abide by strict safety standards set by the NHTSA, and Acura’s systems were the first to meet these standards. For recommendation, the system must display an image of a 20’x 10’ zone behind the vehicle, the display must activate no later than two seconds after the driver selects the reverse gear, and the display must also be large enough that the driver can successfully recognize obstacles and avoid a crash.
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DCH Tustin Acura to Hold Teen Safe Driving Awareness Day
To recognized Global Youth Traffic Safety Month (GYTSM), a world-wide teen safe driving awareness month, DCH Tustin Acura will be hosting a teen safe driving awareness day at the dealership on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 9 Auto Center Drive, Tustin, CA 92782.
The day will feature “impaired” vision games to call attention to the dangers of distracted and drunk driving, and students washing cars and selling hot dogs to raise money for the DCH Auto Group Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, and local high school chapters of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). Additionally, Steve Shirk, General Manager of DCH Tustin Acura, will match the total raised by the students from Beckman High School, Foothill High School, Northwood High School, and Tustin High School.
GYTSM is a world-wide awareness month held each May to focus on traffic related crashes, the leading cause of death for teens.
With prom, graduation, and summer about to begin, this is an important time for teens to be focused on driving safety. Statistics from the AAA Foundation show that the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the most dangerous time of the year for teens to be on the road. An average of eight teens (aged 16-19) are killed in car crashes every single day during these few months – a trend that is likely to continue in 2014.
“Car crashes are the number one killer of teens,” said Shirk. “We at DCH are working to change that.”
DCH Tustin Acura, a DCH Auto Group dealership, proudly supports GYTSM. Throughout the year, DCH Tustin Acura works with local high schools to educate teens and their parents about safe driving.
Since 2008, DCH Auto Group, in keeping with the company’s core values, has focused its charitable giving, local community involvement and grass roots activism to the cause of teen safe driving. The auto retailer, with 27 car dealerships in New Jersey, New York, and California, formed the DCH Auto Group Charitable Foundation in 2011 to further the company’s message that distracted driving, especially among new and young drivers, is dangerous and potentially deadly.
About the DCH Auto Group Charitable Foundation
The DCH Auto Group Charitable Foundation, formerly the DCH Teen Safe Driving Foundation, is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization dedicated to reducing the number of deaths and injuries resulting from teen related auto crashes by promoting safe driving through greater awareness, education and advocacy directed to teens and their parents. For more information, please visit http://www.DCHTSDF.org.
The Acura Pikes Peak NSX returns in 2014.
“As a further extension of its growing commitment to grassroots racing in North America, Honda announced 04/24/2014, that it is making a major commitment to the 2014 running of the legendary Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, as both a sponsor and race participant, with plans to field products in seven distinct race classes. In addition, Honda will be working with the AMA and the Pikes Peak sanctioning body on improvements which will provide new levels of safety to the Motorcycle / ATV / UTV / Sidecar competitors…” Read the full press release at:
Distracted Driving FACTS
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, distracted driving is a serious issue that prevention and awareness can change.
According to the National Safety Council, Motor vehicle crashes are the top causes of injury death throughout a person’s lifetime. They also are the No. 1 cause of work-related death and leading cause of teen deaths. Annually, more U.S. soldiers are killed in crashes in privately owned vehicles than all other Army ground casualties combined. Each year since 1994, between 32,800 and 43,500 people have been killed in motor vehicle crashes.
That’s more than 737,000 lives lost during these years. It includes people inside and outside of vehicles, as well as motorcyclist, bicyclists and pedestrians who were struck by vehicles. The lives lost on U.S. roadways each year are equal to the lives that would be lost from a 100-passenger jet crashing every day of the year. In addition to the thousands of fatalities, many more people suffer serious life changing injuries in motor vehicle crashes. More than 2.2 million injuries resulted from vehicle crashes.
To reduce this toll, prevention and awareness with crashes must be addressed. DCH Auto Group, and DCH Tustin Acura, is working to help increase awareness to help make a change in working with teens through SADD, Students Against Destructive Decisions. Students don’t always listen to parents or adults but they typically listen to each other and voice their opinions to adults. It is our hope to give them knowledge to do what’s right before they even get behind the wheel and can start good habits early and influence others to do the same.
Please show them your support when you see them in the community.
Everyone Loves to go a little bit Irish Green on St. Patrick’s Day and our employees at DCH Tustin Acura are no different to getting in the spirit.
This Year we were also proud to support sponsorship and volunteer efforts for the 3rd Annual Leprechaun Leap 5K Race on Sunday, March 16, 2014, held at the Tustin Hangar and the District at Tustin Legacy. With a need for over 120 volunteers, our DCH SADD Chapters all volunteering from Beckman, Foothill, Tustin, and Northwood High Schools worked at the event to help in making the this year’s Leprechaun Leap a success.
The event began with beautiful weather as the sun was just rising to warm things up. Over 1400 participants ran in this year’s event which was a momentous and fun time for everyone. Participants who dressed up in their favorite green outfits began the race in the Costco parking lot and ran down Tustin Ranch Road, looped in and out through the the Hanger where an Acura ILX and Acura TL sponsored by DCH Tustin Acura encouraged runners to keep going, and then back to the finish line. Those who joined in ran, walked, parents jogged with children in strollers, and pet owners even dressed up their dogs to join in the fun too.
After the race, participants were able to cool down and take a stroll through the expo at The Promenade in the District at Tustin Legacy, with entertainment and the awards ceremony for winners in several categories including first place and best costume. The Leprechaun Leap 5K is organized by the Tustin Chamber of Commerce, with proceeds going to the Tustin Community Foundation and the Chamber of Commerce, both non-profit organizations which support many local organizations in the community.
DCH Tustin Acura is proud to support the Leprechaun Leap 5K Run which is organized by the Tustin Chamber of Commerce. We will have students from our local SADD Chapters at Beckman, Foothill, Tustin, and Northwood High Schools will be volunteering their time to help along the way and don’t for get to look for the Acura’s in the hanger, we’re there to show everyone our support too!
The Leprechaun Leap 5k course welcomes everyone of all ages to join in the fun and get a little exercise. So walk, run, bring strollers and even dogs on leashes and join in! Please bring your own “doggy bags”.
This will be the 3rd Annual Leprechaun Leap 5K run which will take place this year Sunday, March 16, 2014 at The Tustin Hanger and the District at Tustin Legacy. Register as an Individual or a Team of 5 or more. Teams must be joined together in a Snake format.
Awards will be given for the fastest times and best costume so get your shamrock on!
Post race festivities include an expo throughout The Promenade at the District at Tustin Legacy, including great entertainment and awards ceremony.
Proceeds will benefit The Tustin Community Foundation and the , both are non-profit organizations which in turn help 100′s of other programs and support organizations.
- 6:00am Registration opens – PetSmart parking lot
- 7:30am 5K starts
- 8:00am Entertainment begins
- 9:00am Awards at Promenade Stage
Parking: The Leprechaun Leap 5K starts and finishes at The District, in the parking lot closest to Petsmart and Office Depot. Awards ceremony and entertainment will be on the main stage (near the escalator).
Did you know Acura provides a special rate just for College Graduates?
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