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Suggested Games for a Great Summer Road Trip

While the excitement of setting out on a road trip is sure to keep everybody entertained for the first leg, after a while, people start to get restless. This is even more pronounced in children, who will start to get fidgety as they are unable to freely move around and burn off excess energy. Here at Northtown Honda, we hope to help you get over this issue and enjoy a family road trip for the ages. Here are some suggestions for road trip games to keep both young and old entertained.

A classic game that will be revisited for decades…

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Learning More About Car Wax

We want you to understand the best ways of caring for your vehicle, and we want to help you keep your vehicle in good shape. It is important for you to know what car wax is and how it can work when used on your vehicle.

The car wax that you use to shine up your vehicle is actually wax. It is wax that can come from a natural source or an artificial one. It is wax that is mixed with other ingredients to make it something that can be rubbed over the surface of your vehicle. It is something…
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Learning About the Different Types of Truck Bed Liners

Here at Northtown Honda, we wanted to help you understand all the different truck liner options available to you. The most common and popular bed liner is the drop-in style. These bed liners are basically heavy-duty molded rubber that is sculpted to be an exact fit to any make or model truck bed. These liners can be replaced after years of abuse.

The next popular bed liner is the spray-on type. These are a one-shot deal, meaning once the material is sprayed on the bed, it is there forever. The bed rugs and bed mats offer a smaller degree of…

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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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