Teens Sharing and Caring at DCH Tustin Acura

Teens Sharing and Caring at DCH Tustin Acura

SADD Club students from Beckman, Foothill, Northwood, and Tustin High Schools, sponsored by DCH Tustin Acura, voted for “Wings of Faith” for their charity drive this year.

Students would like to thank everyone who participatesadd Students charity drived and helped them to collect enough items for nearly 250 children. Items included clothing and toys such as: stuffed Disney characters, fairy wings, puzzles, balls, jumbo coloring books, and jump ropes.

The gift items will be picked up and delivered by Wings of Faith pilots who volunteer their planes and fly to the remote locations where the gifts are given to under privileged children in Native American Indian tribes of California, Nevada and around the United States.

Several of the students joined together at the dealership last night, Dec. 9th, for their monthly group meeting to celebrate the holidays with a pizza party, cake, and gift exchange where everyone gets a gift. Each club received a megaphone from the dealership to help get their message out for Safe Driving and positive life choices.

*We will be taking another photo with students and Tom Leedom of the Wings of Faith when the toys are being picked up at 4pm on Friday, December 12, 2014.

**Late items can still be dropped off at DCH Tustin Acura’s reception desk before 3pm on Friday. Gifts must be basic and non-battery operated as most families cannot afford to replace batteries.

2015 TLX Earns Top Safety Pick Plus

The 2015 Acura TLX, has recently earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest award, Top Safety Pick Plus. Giving 2015 TLX the top score of “Good” Rating in IIHS’ roof-strength, side, moderate-overlap front and head restraint/seat evaluations. The TLX also rated in the IIHS’ small-overlap frontal crash test it earned “Acceptable” -which simulates hitting an object (a car, pole, etc) at the front-left corner of the car as shown in the video link below.


  • Learn more about IIHS testing at : http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/acura/tlx/2015
  • View more Acura vehicle information at: http://www.dchtustinacura.com/showroom/index.htm

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A Hidden Green


Tdch tusitn acurahis little hidden putting green in front of DCH Tustin Acura is a fun activity for guests of all ages.

Installed about a year ago for visiting guests, service customers, and employees, this sweet little practice green allows for a lovely dealership accent and a place for all ages to lose track of a little stress and make a hole in one.

“We wanted to give a cleaner look in front of our dealership and create a way for our guests to have a little fun while they wait for their vehicle to be serviced.” Stated Eric Li Fo Sjoe, Service Manager for DCH Tustin Acura.

Forgot your putter? No problem borrow ours from the Cashier.


DCH Dealerships Honored by Automotive News

Automotive News Best Dealerships

Automotive News Best Dealerships

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” is 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
dchdbwlogoHeadquartered 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.

#DCHMillburnAudi, #DCHToyotaCity, #DCHHondaTemecula, #DCHTustinAcura, #DCHAutoGroup
Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/pr/2041541#ixzz375C8pRL8
Automotive News  article source link:  http://www.autonews.com/article/20120709/RETAIL07/307099988/1377


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. sadd easter awareness event 2014

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. 

Mayor Al Murray

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



Acura Backup Camera Technology Leader

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 MDX Multi-view Rear CameraMulti-View Rear 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.

Learn more about the Acura MDX at:

Teen Safe Driving Awareness Day

DCH Tustin Acura to Hold Teen Safe Driving Awareness Day

Global Youth Traffic Safety Month0001To 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.

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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.


Acura Pikes Peak NSX Returns

Acura Pikes Peak NSXThe 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

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.

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Acura ILX – Growing in Popularity


Popularity is growing quickly for the littlest vehicle in the Acura line, the 2014 Acura ILX. 

The ILX is a sweet, sporty, luxurious ride that challenges it’s larger and bigger siblings in the Acura line up.  Add a win for the Acura ILX luxury sports sedan, earning the 2014 IntelliChoice Best Overall Value of the Year Award in the Premium Compact Passenger Car category. Then add in the base model having an ALG Residual Value after 36 months at 52%, and on top of that add a little more with a lease price that fits most budgets -and your in love.

Acura ILX LuxuryA variety of measures were taken to ensure the ILX delivers the refined ride of a luxury road car. Significant wind tunnel testing reduced areas of wind turbulence such as the windshield base, the trailing edge of the trunk and across the entire floor-pan, the front body corners were shaped to reduce tire air turbulence, and a floating front sub-frame structure with heavily reinforced mounting points reduces road noise. Plus, four resonators in the intake manifold reduce engine induction noise during acceleration.

A newer feature is SMS Text Message Function. Acura has redirected the temptation to engage in hand-held texting with an integrated SMS text message function44. This function allows you to respond to incoming text messages in a manner that helps mitigate any potential driver distraction.

Increasing safety and handling, the Acura ILX uses a combination of MacPherson struts for the front suspension and a multi-link arrangement in the rear. Using a strut-style front suspension makes more room available for crash reinforcement. The multi-link rear suspension helps maximize second-row seating and cargo space—all while providing outstanding handling and ride quality.

The 5-Speed Automatic and 6-Speed Manual models use a 20 mm diameter front stabilizer bar to reduce body roll, while the Acura ILX Hybrid uses a 19mm front bar due to its lower center of gravity. All models have a 14 mm rear stabilizer bar.

The ILX steering system is a good example of the subtle ways a luxury car differentiates itself from more conventional vehicles. Extremely rigid mounting for the steering column increases linear feel for greater steering precision while reducing low and high-speed vibration. Electronic, rather than hydraulic power, assist does not draw mechanical power from the engine, increasing its efficiency.

Amazing features fill this Acura: Keyless Access System and Pushbutton Ignition, Multi-View Rear Camera, Performance Braking, Rigid Body Structure, Smooth & Quiet Ride, Multi-View Rear Camera, HID Headlights, large and easily accessible trunk area and cabin storage, Automatic Climate Control, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, …the list goes on and on with all the features this baby has and it’s not a wonder it’s becoming popular.

Learn more about the beautiful Acura ILX and take a ride in a one, but be cautious you’ll fall in love it! With a great price and full on luxury, with so much simply coming standard instead of being an “A la Carte” option,  you absolutely can’t go wrong. You will find that with a full ILX inventory at our store you have plenty of choices to choose from.

Contact our sales department at DCH Tustin Acura and take one of these beautiful Acuras for a ride.

Phone: 888-791-9777


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