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Blend Style and Performance in the Lexus NX

When you're looking for a new SUV, what factors are important to you? If you answered style and performance, our Santa Barbara team suggests the Lexus NX. Built with a combination or power and beauty, this popular luxury SUV has you covered for any trip.

The NX makes a powerful first impression, thanks to the sleek premium lighting and streamlined exterior. Whether you're pulling up to a client's office or a campsite, this SUV turns all heads your way.

Under the hood, you'll find a 2.0L turbo-charged engine that enables you to tackle any route…

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An Overview of the Lexus GS

The Lexus GS is a popular midsize luxury car. Indeed, the Lexus GS is considered an industry leader in its class. A main reason why the Lexus GS is well-regarded is because of the array of features on the car.

The features on the Lexus GS include premium triple-beam LED headlamps. These headlamps optimize visibility, even during adverse driving conditions. The Lexus GS comes with the outstanding Lexus Safety System. The safety system on the Lexus GS provides comprehensive protection to motorists. Lexus GS is considered to have the most complete safety system in its class.

 

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Rubber vs Carpet: Which Floor Mats Are Right for Your Vehicle?

Aftermarket floor mats offer a way to both protect your car and give it a dash of personal style. The first decision is what material to choose. The two most common are rubber all-weather mats and custom fit carpet mats.

All-weather rubber mats are the right choice if your goal is to provide maximum protection. They resist snow and rain, as well as dirt. The mats are easy to clean with a hose and brush. They're a perfect option for busy families. The downside to these mats is the limited color choice.

 

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Two Fuel Economy Tips To Help You Save Money In Cold Weather

At DCH Lexus of Santa Barbara, we want drivers to be well-informed about the many fuel economy tips that can help them cut their costs. For Santa Barbara motorists, the best way to minimize spending is by maximizing fuel economy, particularly in the winter. With dense, cold air increasing aerodynamic drag on your car, and the increased need to make use of features like seat warmers and the defroster, you may find yourself heading to the pumps far more often when the weather grows colder. Fortunately, there are two easy ways to make your gas go further.

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High-Tech Safety Features That Watch Your Back

Savvy drivers ask our DCH Lexus of Santa Barbara team most frequently about newfangled safety tech features like the blind-spot monitor. People wonder how it differs from other similar features, like lane-departure assist and lane-change warning. Here's a brief rundown for your info.

Same Feature, Different Name

"Blind-spot monitor" is the most widely used name for an auto safety tech feature also sometimes called lane-departure assist and lane-change warning. It refers to a series of lasers, mirrors and sensors that detect and alert you to moving vehicles entering or hovering 
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Counter Auto Theft Devices Can Save the Day

For many drivers, car ownership serves them in many ways that include getting to work, transporting children, and much more. As such, it's important for drivers like you to take concrete steps to keep your vehicle and its contents from being damaged or stolen. Thankfully, vehicle owners can harness the power of one of many effective anti-theft devices.

One low-tech, but effective, anti-theft device is the vehicle tires themselves. Certain high-value cars may be vulnerable to being towed, but drivers can thwart this by turning their wheels in toward curbs after parking their vehicles.

 

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Tips for Reducing Accidents with Bicycles

Bicycles share the road with motorized vehicles and when the roads on which both travel are busy, that fact often spells danger, injury and sometimes even death for the cyclist. With people biking to work to help save the environment, we recommend the following tips to reduce the likelihood of accidents.

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What to do When You Encounter a Flat Tire

If you ever had to deal with a flat tire, then you know how frustrating that can be. If it's your first time ever handling something like this, do not panic. It's easy to take care of. When you get a flat, find a safe spot to pull over so that you can fix it. Make sure to put in your flashers and get out the tools needed to do the repair.

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Parts of the Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirrors

The auto-dimming rear-view mirrors that are available for many vehicles have a lot of advantages to the regular rear-view mirrors. If you are wondering how they are able to work so effectively, there are actually quite a few different parts to the vehicle which will make dim the bright lights to a safe level.

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Ways to Quickly Clean Your Car

Having a clean car is something that is very respectable. However, not everyone is going to have a lot of time to clean the vehicle from the inside out. There are also cases when you are nowhere near a car wash. 

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