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Fun Fact: Is it #Washington’s Birthday or is it #PresidentsDay? : It depends on who you talk to.
The Enactment of the Monday Holiday Law11 in 1968 shifted the commemoration of Washington’s Birthday from February 22 to the third Monday in February. Contrary to popular belief, neither the Monday Holiday Law, nor any subsequent action by Congress or the President, mandated that the name of the holiday observed by federal employees in February be changed from Washington’s Birthday to Presidents Day.
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Most crashes happen during the first year of license and although that doesn’t help the anxiety, it is a fact. Knowing how to help your new driver be preventative and drive smart is a good way to help them avoid a deadly wreck. That is why learning and understanding the effects and causes of crashes is an important staple in educating new drivers.
It is very common for parents to be fearful about their teen starting their behind the wheel driving, it seems like just yesterday you taught them how to walk without falling. You can begin to help them now in driving by becoming more informed about what you can do to help advise them to make good choices and more knowledgeable of the dangers teens face when they start to drive.
The first step is educate yourself, by visiting websites that offer more information like the DCH Teen Safe Driving Foundation Tips for Parents or educational Videos that help; there are also helpful tips on CDCor at NOYS, or check with your insurance company or free videos such as AAA on youtube.
Sit down with them while they do the online class, check the latest driving laws for young drivers, and take some time to read up about the state Graduated Driver’s License (GDL)and seriously discuss it with your new driver and as well as what your personal rules for them will be.
Driving laws have changed since we started to drive -some of us back when lap belts were only a suggestion. So you may learn a few new things and may want to adjust in your own driving habits because like the old saying “monkey see, monkey do” it’s a prime example of what may happen after a few months when your new driver is on their own and thinks they know it all now that they passed DMV. They’ve watched you drive all their lives, and after studying “the rules” better than they do homework, they are apt to criticize your driving, so stating that you “learned something too” can go a long way in their learning experience and showing your acceptance of their new rules they will need to follow.
We asked DCH Tustin Acura General Manager, Steve Shirk about when he taught his kids to drive, “I think I left my finger imprints in the dash.” He jokingly laughed, but suggested “Actually, you should expect that Driver’s Training doesn’t really teach as much you hope in such a short period of time. Most important is to stay calm and keep making them practice driving, even when they scare the heck out of you. The more experience they get with a parent the better you’ll both feel. It’s still a scary feeling the first few times they ask for the keys and drive off on their own, but at least you’ll be a little more at ease.”
That’s a great tip, make them drive everywhere! To the local grocery store, mall, movie theater, school games, the ice cream place, even to the local fast food drive thru, places that you know they are eventually going to inhabit often. …The minim requirement is to provide at least 30 to 50 hours of supervised driving practice over at least six months; but in actuality the more experience they get better. After all it takes a long time to learn a new thing proficiently and practice really helps. Also make sure they practice on a variety of roads, at different times of day and night, and in varied weather and traffic conditions it will help your teen gain the skills he or she needs to be more knowledgeable when they face those conditions on their own.
One other tip… most teens state that their parents make them more nervous. Remember they are new at this, excited and in many cases over confident. In the beginning, try to stay as calm as possible and offer guidance but don’t tease, yell, or lecture while driving. It creates more stress on an already stressful situation for you both and it distracts them at a point when they don’t know how to handle the situation properly. When frustrated, simply have them pull over and take a break. Explain a better way to handle the experience, then try it again. For best practices, take a full day now and then, do a road trip, travel down back roads, find a large parking lot and repeatedly make them park in different stalls, practice parallel parking between rubber garbage cans, or simply go out when its quiet and where it’s less congested to places you know they’ll frequent. All these things will help you both learn to be more confident in their driving skills, even if you have to drive them to those places and then let them drive. It’s a good way to get you both started.
Escape the hassle and be enthused about visiting the dealership!
At DCH Tustin Acura we strive to make our dealership work for you with several ways to make your visit a little easier.
•Extended vehicle service drop off and pick up hours ,
•Courtesy shuttle drop off,
•72-hour price quote guarantee,
•By appointment Acura and Honda Lease Returns,
•Free vehicle trade-in evaluation even if your not ready to sell yet,
•Express lube service,
•Ability to make service appointments online,
•Free car wash with every service,
•Free WiFi in our waiting rooms,
•Private work stations
•Free bottled water, fresh ground Gourmet Coffee, Cappuccino, Teas, and Hot Cocoa
•Free DCH Tustin Acura rewards program points for dollars spent on parts or services toward free services or items.
And these are just some of the services our dealership offers because we want you to not only be delighted by your new or preowned vehicle purchase, but also to be happy to return for regular maintenance and service, or parts and accessories.
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Car Care Tips: Just get a New Car? As you pull out of the dealership, be patient with it, you want to keep your new ride lasting as long as possible and in top condition. Stomping on the gas and peeling out in your new ride may be harmful.
Sit in it for a while and allow your self time to get use it, to the new buttons and gadgets, preset your radio, play with the GPS, set up your Bluetooth, and turn on and off the lights, wipers and set your seat settings, etc. Different vehicles have different features and you don’t want to wreck your new car because you were trying to find the button to increase the fan settings while you are going down the road. If it happens that to run into a question of how to operate a feature call the dealership, they will be more than happy to answer your questions.
Use only light to medium acceleration at first, keeping the engine below 3,000 RPMs for the first few hours of driving. This gives you time to feel out the vehicle handling, accustom yourself to the controls, and allow the vehicle to fully lube and to loosen up.
So what is the break in period for a new car? The break in period speed is normally about 55 mph or less for about the first 1,000 miles, keep your speed to the speed recommended by your car’s manufacturer and of course the speed limit.
A good suggestion is do not let it sit and idle. It’s not only a waste of fuel, but especially important during the break-in period. The oil pressure generated by doing so may not be sending oil to every part of your engine and create troubles for you later.
Also, Take it easy on the drive train. One should avoid heavy loads in the beginning, avoid towing heavy trailers, and loading the roof rack or back end with heavy construction materials.
Remember, just like you are getting use to your new ride, your new vehicle is getting use to being active.
Happy motoring and please drive responsibly.
At DCH Tustin Acura we want every guest to get the most out of their visit and have a productive and respectful experience understanding your time is precious. We pride ourselves on providing a convenient, simplified sales, parts, and service experience.
In doing so, we strive to respond to our customers in a prompt and timely manner working hard to create a positive decision making process by being upfront and answer questions thoroughly. Trying to make each visit easier by providing additional options to help make an informed decision that will best suit customer needs and allow them to achieve the best quality and performance out of their vehicle.
Have a concern? Our managers are always willing to meet our customers to ensure overall visits are satisfactory and our commitment to exceptional customer service also means that when we make a mistake we own up to it. We understand that not every transaction will go the way we hope, but we believe that if we respect our customers, attempt to see things from their perspective and act with openness and transparency, we’ll earn their confidence and returned respect.
It is our ultimate goal to provide every customer with an open approach that will make a positive impression on their automotive experience, and in turn have loyal and returning customers, maintain a positive business relationship, and build a strong community bond.
Our reputation rests on our standing with our customers, within our industry, and within our communities.
We believe that how well we respect our clients, each other, and perform as a complete team sets a higher standard of excellence for our customers in automotive sales and service experience.
It is important to us to ensure that our customers have a trusted consultant, who respects and values their time, opinion and needs while working to provide an outstanding experience.
We believe it is also important to unite with our community. We do what we can by actively working with programs that makes a healthy, stronger, and a better place to live and do business.
At DCH Tustin Acura, we want you to feel welcome at our dealership and go out of our way for our customers and visitors, creating more than sales, parts, and service encounters to create enduring relationships that fulfill current and future automotive needs.
Being a community oriented business since 1986, at DCH Tustin Acura you’ll notice that we treat you differently than other car dealerships. In addition to a warm, friendly, down to earth atmosphere, we listen to your needs and never push a sale because we want you to be happy in what you drive home. We care about what you care about and if something isn’t right we go out of our way to see what we can do to make it better. That’s why we are consistently ranked among the best for customer satisfaction.
We are also making improvements all the time and appreciate new ideas. If you visit our store and notice something we can improve on, or had an employee who went that extra mile for you, please let us know we’d love to hear it!
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