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The Reasons Your Car's Tire Pressure Light is Illuminated

The reasons the tire pressure light are illuminating on your car's dash are numerous, so today we discuss a few of the causes you might not be aware of. Even a small obstruction in the tire could be allowing air to escape, and you may not be able to see the trouble. If the head of the nail or screw was sheared off from driving on the road, then the rest of the obstruction is deep in the tire tread now. A skilled mechanic will be able to find and repair the issue before you experience a blowout.

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Vehicle Air Filters

Most vehicle owners are familiar with the pleated, paper air filter in the engine compartment that prevents dirt, dust and other debris from contaminating the engine. The filter is often checked during routine oil changes. However, many vehicles also contain a cabin air filter. The filter lies somewhere within the climate control system and is responsible for blocking dust, mold and pollen from entering the vehicle's interior through the heating and air conditioning vents.

The cabin filter also needs checking periodically and replaced when necessary....

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Understanding Synthetic Oil

If you are a motorist, you need to have a basic understanding of the different types of oil that are available to you. There is what might best be called traditional petroleum oil. There is also synthetic oil.

Synthetic oil is made from artificial chemicals. Petroleum oil is a natural fossil fuel.

There is research that indicates that synthetic oil has a higher viscosity. This means that it is effective at higher and lower temperatures.

Synthetic oil is also better for the environment. Petroleum leaves a carbon footprint, in fact a significant one.

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Myth: You Need To Change Your Oil Before a Road Trip

You are all set and ready to take that road trip with your family, but you have heard that you should have your engine oil changed? With so many myths about when to change your engine oil it can be confusing figuring out what is true and what is not true. Below is a common myth, followed by the truth:

MYTH: You Must Change Your Engine Oil Before A Road Trip

FACT: You do not always need to change your engine oil before taking a road trip. One factor that will determine if the oil needs to be changed is…
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Is It Time for Your Car's Ignition to Be Replaced?

When you put the key in the ignition and turn it, you expect everything to go smoothly. Sometimes, you might hear a grinding noise instead of a humming motor. This grinding comes from the starter drive not engaging with the flywheel. This situation requires a prompt inspection before the starter gets damaged.

Another sound you might hear when trying to start your car is whining. The whining happens if the flywheel is not engaged with the starter drive. This situation could cause a failure of the starter, and it requires a visit to get it fixed.

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Tire Problems and Vehicle Warranties

If you plan to buy a new vehicle from a dealership, you can protect your investment by taking advantage of one of their offered warranty plans. Warranties are special maintenance and repair contracts that most automobile dealerships provide.

Warranties come in several varieties, including bumper to bumper and powertrain. Each type of warranty covers different components, and knowing the difference between the two can help you to choose the coverage plan that fits your needs and driving style. 

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Tips for a Roadside Emergency

Few things can ruin a trip quicker than having a roadside emergency, unless it’s having a roadside emergency and not having the necessary supplies. Below you will find tips to follow. Our Honda service shop also carries a full supply of equipment to get you through your roadside emergency.

In case of an emergency, park your car off to the side of the road as far away from traffic as possible. If someone stops to help, stay in your vehicle and ask them to call for help. Set up flares or markers but make sure they’re a distance…

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Restore a Vehicle's Headlights Strategically Using Common Products

If you're going to prepare a vehicle for a sale, you may need to enhance some elements on the frame to make the entire automobile more valuable. Because the headlights on a car stand out from a distance, most professional restoration technicians prep and modify these areas in order to boost value and curb appeal. Although professional crews use commercial-grade solutions to remove grime off of yellowish headlights, you can tackle this kind of maintenance project easily by using practical household items. 

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How to Avoid an Unwanted Driving Experience

If you’ve ever experienced a tire blow-out, then you already know just how frightening it can be. One minute you’re driving down the highway at 55 mph, and then all of the sudden you’re experiencing a seemingly out of control situation.

Northtown Honda hopes that you will not go through that experience. Therefore, here are a few quick tips you should take to prevent a tire blow-out.

  • Maintain proper air pressure in your tires consistently. 
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