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Simple Ways to Avoid Having Your Vehicle Stolen

A lot of people choose not to pay attention to vehicle theft until their vehicle has been stolen. Since you have made the investment in a new vehicle, you should take appropriate steps to ensure that your vehicle isn't stolen from you.

  • If you have to call the police because your vehicle has been stolen, you will immediately be asked if you have the keys to the vehicle on you.
  • A lot of people keep a key hidden under their seat or in their glove box. Make sure that you always lock your vehicle when you leave it parked…
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Facts About Your Vehicle's Differential System

Differential? What’s a differential? If you don’t know what it is, don’t feel bad. A lot of people don’t. However, the proper maintenance of your differential is important for keeping your car healthy and to help you continue driving down the road. Here are some facts about your differential.

The Differential Defined

First of all, your differential is a small gearbox that is located between the right and left drive wheels of your vehicle. If you drive a four-wheel drive vehicle, you probably have both a front and rear differential.  

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SUVs Offer Enhanced Passenger Space

Also known as sports utility vehicles, SUVs have enjoyed widespread popularity among many segments of the population for some time. That being said, some car critics have found fault with some of the characteristics that make SUVs so very valuable. Nevertheless, many drivers continue to find value in the many impressive benefits that SUVs bring to the table. These benefits include command seating capabilities and also the ability to accommodate more passengers.  

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How Often Should a Timing Belt Be Replaced?

While there are many important maintenance tasks to perform on your vehicle, one thing you should not neglect is the timing belt. This belt ensures that your engine is able to function properly. The timing belt is exposed to a lot of wear and tear over time, so you will need to replace it periodically.

Manufacturers often have a recommended maintenance schedule. This will include when to replace the timing belt. The schedule is usually printed in the owner's manual for easy reference. You should start thinking about replacement anywhere between 60,000 miles and 100,000 miles. 

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A Description of Your Vehicle's Alternator

If you keep the components of your vehicle in good condition, it can extend the life of your vehicle and help it perform better. Our staff at Economy Honda Superstore can help you stay informed about your vehicle. We have included some information about your vehicle's alternator below.

An alternator is part of your vehicle's charging system, which also includes the battery and starter. It keeps the battery charged while your vehicle is running, and it also helps electrical components function, such as the windshield wipers and headlights.  

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The Importance of the Right Car Seat for Your Child

Parents keep their children in car seats to keep them safe. However, many parents are choosing car seats that are not appropriate for the size and age of their child. To find out which type of car seat is best for your child, read our car seat tips below.

Children under the age of one should always ride in a rear-facing car seat. A rear-facing car seat is the safest, which is why you should try to keep them in this type for as long as possible. When your child is two years old, you can move them to a…

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Auto Finance Terms

You are a first-time buyer who is excited to get into the business of car ownership. The exuberance, however, is slowly waning as it seems that no lender wants to take a chance on you since you have a limited credit history. A co-signer may be the remedy to your issue.

By definition, a co-signer is someone who agrees to take financial responsibility for the loan if you fail to make timely payments. Most creditors will approve you for funding if you have a co-buyer with a good credit score and a firm source of income. 

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Brake Fluid: What is it and What Does it do?

Brake fluid is also called hydraulic fluid, and it is an important substance that aids in the overall function of your braking system. It is housed in the brake lines and needs to be drained and replaced to ensure your brakes work properly. When your vehicle doesn't have enough brake fluid, your vehicle won't be able to stop when you use the brake pedal. Read our content below to learn more about brake fluid.

Brake fluid is manufactured with a glycol base or a silicone base. Glycol-based brake fluid is usually manufactured for vehicles with Anti-lock Brake Systems…

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Important Differences Between Towing and Payload Capacity

When you have a truck, it's important to know how much weight it can carry and how much weight it can tow. At Economy Honda Superstore, we can explain the differences between towing and payload capacity and help you understand your options.

The amount of weight that can be placed in the cab and bed of a truck is its payload capacity. This number tends to be less than the towing rating, and confusing the two can lead to damage to the chassis, suspension, and frame of your truck. 

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How to Test Your Car's Battery

Without a car battery, a vehicle simply won't start. It is the device which provides the initial spark which allows your vehicle to fire up. That is why our team here at Economy Honda Superstore want to ensure that you know how to properly test your car battery.

First, make sure the car is completely off as well as any of the lights. Next, use a voltmeter to read the voltage of the car by connecting the positive end to the positive terminal and the negative end to the negative terminal. 

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