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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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Safe Ways to Approach Bicyclists While Driving

Perhaps you've seen more bicyclists now that the weather is getting much warmer. With that in mind, it's a good opportunity to remind you of the safest ways to react to them while driving.

The most important safety factor is your driving speed. When approaching bicyclists, be prepared to slow down and provide them the right-of-way. It's normal to become frustrated, especially when you're trying to get where you need to go on time. Still, a little common courtesy and obeying the laws can provide more opportunities to prevent injuries from occurring.  

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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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Android Auto Overview

Want to get the most of your daily drive? Then you should be connecting to Android Auto. This software has been around for five years now, ever since Google unveiled it at their I/O in 2014. The world is moving quickly towards a more tech-connected future. Nothing is more true than that with the abilities you have to change the way you drive through technology. You can connect to Android Auto and have access to millions of songs, texts, calls, and all of your other apps.

You should take advantage of Google Assistant while you drive to set reminders…

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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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