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What You Need to Know About Your Vehicle's Suspension

What is your vehicle's suspension?
Your suspension is the entire collection of your vehicle's tires, tire air, springs, shock absorbers and other equipment that links your vehicle's to its tires.

What does your vehicle's suspension do?
Your suspension protects your vehicles from the wear that comes from weight inside the vehicle. This system also provides a smoother ride.

When does your vehicle's suspension need to be serviced?
You should have your vehicle's suspension serviced every 3,000 miles. That includes checking tire air pressure and tire wear depth.

 

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What You Should Know About Your Vehicle Headlights

What are the vehicle's headlights?
Your vehicle's headlights are the front-facing lights located at the sides of the vehicle's front grille.

Why are headlights important to a vehicle?
Your vehicle's headlights allow you to have visibility at night and during difficult driving conditions. Your vehicle's headlights also allow you to be seen by other traffic on the road. Finally, working headlights are a legal requirement on U.S. roads.

When should I have my vehicle's headlights replaced?
If the front of your

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Check Your Battery System for Peace of Mind

The winter season can provide plenty of fun outdoor activities, but it can also bring many hazardous driving conditions in its wake. Because of this, it is important for drivers to prepare their cars for such winter conditions in Chattanooga, TN. In particular, electrical and battery systems often require special attention.

Batteries do many important jobs for vehicles and their occupants. They can help to energize internal devices and they also ensure smooth motor operation. Even though most batteries are durably made, they are still subject to slow deterioration over time. 

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How Often do You Need to Rotate Your Tires?

How often do you really need to rotate your tires? This is an excellent question that is not asked often enough. Most people just go along with whatever the dealership says and don't even question it. However, tire rotation is an expense in your budget that you should attempt to manage.

Tire rotations are typically recommended every 5,000 and 7,500 miles of use. There are some exceptions to that rule, but that is the best place to start. It is still important to get tire rotations done in Chattanooga, TN. 

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Is it Time to Fix Your Headlights?

Comfort while driving is always a good thing, but you want to make safety your priority. Making sure all parts work reliably contributes to safety. So, don't ignore any issues with your headlights. Without reliable headlights, driving at night or other low-light conditions becomes dangerous.

The most obvious time to service the headlights is when the bulbs burn out. Don't delay for a second once you notice a headlight needs a new bulb. Some drivers choose to take chances with one headlight. They don't even worry about getting a ticket. 

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Back-To-School Time Prompts Caring for a Car

One of the best times to check your owner's manual is right before the school season starts. You don't want to run into car trouble when commuting with the little ones. Unfortunately, with so many things competing for our attention, we overlook our cars, trucks, and SUVs. Don't let that happen. Be on top of car maintenance and service at all times. Let the looming start of the school year motivate you to take action.

Be proactive with other car-related responsibilities. For example, do you have jumper cables, a first aid kit, flashlights, and other safety items…

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Spring Car Care Tips

The warmer weather of the spring season often makes it easier to provide proper care for your car. Give your car a good wash to remove the salt and other debris from the winter season, as leaving it behind can damage the paint and underbody. You can also apply a coat of wax to your car to protect the clear coat.

Spend some time cleaning the inside of your vehicle during the spring season. Economy Honda Superstore often has the tools needed to clean the carpet and other details if you don't have them, removing dirt, mud, and other…

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Reasons to Wash Your Vehicle on a Regular Basis

If you want to extend the lifespan of your vehicle, it is important to keep the interior and exterior in good condition, and we can help at Economy Honda Superstore. One way you can keep your exterior in optimal shape is by washing it on a regular basis.

If you wash your vehicle regularly, it will will prevent damage to the exterior. Dirt can cause scratches, rust, and damage to the protective coating. Keeping your vehicle free of dirt will keep the paint fresh. Moreover, keeping your car clean will also enhance safety.  

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Gaskets - Small Part with Big Jobs

Every member of our team at Economy Honda Superstore wants you to be an informed driver who knows how to take care of your car and understand the importance of parts under the hood, whether they’re big or small parts. Gaskets are a major part of what keeps your car running smoothly.

Gaskets, which may be made of rubber, steel or copper, are the tiny parts that hold many of the larger components together under the hood. They also provide a tight seal so that liquids and important fluids cannot leak out of the engine, transmission or any other…

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Is Your Engine Overheating?

There are some warning signs to be aware of if your engine is overheating. This includes your ‘check engine’ light coming on and the thermostat showing that the engine is overheated. At Economy Honda Superstore, we’re here to go over some of the most common reasons for overheating.

Some parts under the hood may break or malfunction from time to time. Keeping up on your preventative maintenance can make it easier to catch problems with your water hose, radiator, coolant levels, and more. You may notice that there is a leak in fluids, too, which could be your coolant…

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