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Car Detailing at Home: Controlling Pet Hair in Your Interior

Whether you have a dog, cat or other furry animal, a pet is a member of the family. Because of this, you might take your pet for rides in your vehicle. There's nothing wrong with this, but pets can shed quite a bit, leaving behind quite a mess of pet hair. If your pet is stressed out during the ride, you'll find there's an even greater accumulation. Here's some tips that can help control the pet hair in your vehicle.

You don't have to keep expensive pet cleaning tools in your vehicle. A roll of…

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What's Involved in the Windshield Chip Repair Process?

Stones and debris that fly up from the road can cause chips in your windshield. Left unattended, they can develop into larger cracks that compromise your windshield's integrity. Many of our Economy Honda Superstore customers asking for windshield chip repair are delighted to discover that in most cases, windshield chip repairs don't require replacement of the entire windshield.

Our service department repairs windshield chips by injecting the area with a liquid resin that bonds to the chip in order to strengthen it and keep it from spreading.  

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How to Keep Rodents Away from Your Car

At Economy Honda Superstore, we make an effort to keep readers aware of any potential risks to their vehicles. A car is a major expense, and we want to help readers protect that purchase. Rodents can cause damage to your vehicle by chewing through wires, hoses and other important components. We have even found acorns in engine intakes before. It's important that you take steps to deter rodents from getting inside your car.

You can use ultrasound alarms to deter rodents from your car. The sound is very unpleasant on the ears of rodents.  

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What it Means When Your Car Oversteers

If your car does not respond correctly when steering, it's possible you have a problem with oversteering. This mechanical issue causes the vehicle to make overly sharp turns. It can create dangerous driving conditions in the snow or mud. All drivers should be able to recognize an oversteering problem.

At its essence, oversteering is really a problem with the rear tires' ability to maintain traction. When the driver attempts a turn, the power emanating from the rear causes the tires to slip out. This causes the rear end to overtake the front end of the vehicle in a fishtailing…

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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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