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A Vehicle History Report Can Help With Your Used Car Search

Are you shopping for a used vehicle that will fit your budget, but will still be reliable? Stop down to Economy Honda Superstore today. We can run a vehicle history report on any of the vehicles that are currently on our lot, to give you a good picture of each vehicle you are interested in. Not sure what a vehicle history report is? Let's look at some of the information that can be found on this report:

  • Accident history of the vehicle
  • Maintenance history for a vehicle
  • Current liens on the vehicle 
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A Hatchback Might be Right for You - View Our New Inventory Today!

Shopping for a vehicle requires making a lot of important decisions. To make sure you're putting your money into something that you'll be happy to drive, you have to do your research. Anyone who wants something a bit unique with a lot of cargo space can consider hatchbacks.

The cargo room they have to offer is significantly greater than that of sedans and fairly comparable to that of compact SUVs. When you fold the rear seats down, you can load a variety of things in the back, including otherwise awkward items. 

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How To Get Ready For a Test Drive

Taking a vehicle for a test drive is the ultimate way to judge its quality. Before you hit the road, operate the blinkers, wiper blades, and lights. Give yourself a general overview of the dashboard and gears.

Once you are ready to hit the road, take some time to travel up to speed on a freeway. How does the car handle? After that, drive slow, and stop and start the car. Park in a parking lot, and drive backwards too.

Note subtle things about the car's maneuvering and braking. Is it firm or sloppy? Are there any noises or…

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What You Need to Know About Your Transmission

Keeping your vehicle's transmission is optimal shape is recommended to ensure that your car runs smoothly. Routine transmission services are important because they replace transmission fluid that is needed to lubricate and cool your transmission. To learn more about your transmission, please read further.

How often should you have your transmission serviced? This depends on the manufacturer's recommendation. With some cars, manufacturers will suggest the transmission should be served based on mileage intervals or time intervals. 

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Common Signs That Your Tires Need to be Replaced

Good tire maintenance is important since they’re responsible for keeping you safely on the road. Poor tread, insufficient pressure and unbalanced tires can all cause problems. Stop by our Honda service shop in Chattanooga, TN and let us check your tires and advise you on what may or may not be needed.

Tires can be expensive, so we generally don’t want to replace them until it’s absolutely necessary. Do you know when it’s time to replace your tires? Here are some signs that your tires are bad:

  • Tread wear – doesn’t pass the penny test
  • Failure…
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What Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Tell You

The motor oil that goes into your vehicle may be different than what’s required for other vehicles. It’s all identified by viscosity, which is the fluid’s resistance to flow. There are two numbers in motor oil. The one before the "W" is the grade equivalent when the oil’s viscosity is at room temperature. The number after the "W" is the equivalent grade oil when the viscosity is at 100 degrees Celsius.

Motor oil thins out when it gets hot and thickens when it cools. You have to choose the correct motor oil for your vehicle based…

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Learning the Job of an Alternator

If you own a vehicle, you might have heard people talk about alternators and the importance of them. If you are curious as to just what an alternator does, we are here to help you understand that at Economy Honda Superstore in Chattanooga, TN.

The alternator works like a generator. When your vehicle is running, an alternator helps your battery to charge. 

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Are You Prepared for a Dead Battery?

As a person who drives, you will at some point be faced with the issue of a dead battery. To best handle these situations, it is wise to plan ahead to make sure that you have the tools and knowledge. In this case, that means jumper cables and insight to jump starting your vehicle.

To jump-start your vehicle, you'll want to have the assisting vehicle positioned nose to nose with your car. You'll next want to connect the positive ends of the jumper cables to the positive terminals of each battery. 

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What is a Head Gasket?

There are two principle sections to your engine, the engine core, and the engine head. Every car engine is separated into these two parts with other parts working inside to create the power your engine generates. Both of these sections consist of hard metals. The head gasket—or cylinder head gasket—is the seal that connects the two parts. The seal protects the internal parts of the engine from debris, contains fluid or gases within the parts, and maintains pressure integrity. 

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Do You Need Fan Spacers?

Many different cooling system parts must work together to keep your engine temperatures down and your motor running. One of the most important of these parts is your cooling system fan. This part keeps cool air flowing over your radiator and your motor, and this effect is most pronounced when your vehicle is sitting at rest.

In order for your fan to get the most out of its blades, it needs to sit at the proper distance from the radiator, the fan shroud, and the engine itself. Sometimes stock or replacement fans are located too far from or too close…

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