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What to do When Your Windshield Gets Chipped

Imagine you are driving down the road, and then out of nowhere, a stone gets kicked up and chips your windshield. What do you do? Most people have been in this situation or at least know someone who has, but many of these people don't take the proper steps to make sure this minor incident doesn't become a costly one. Here at Loving Honda, we want all our customers to know what to do if this happens to them.

The first thing you should do is take it to a specialist. They will be able to diagnose if…

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High-Tech Ways to Prevent Automobile Theft

Even with the precautions you can take in order to keep your vehicle from getting stolen, there are certain things that you could use that can even reduce the likelihood of theft even further. One of the most important things to do with your vehicle is make sure that it is as protected as it can be.

One of the methods of theft prevention that you can use is installing a high-tech alarm system. This lets you know when someone is coming to your vehicle. This could also intimidate the thief and make him think second thoughts about stealing a…

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What is Understeer?

One of the two possible steering issues you can experience while driving around is understeer. Understeer is a phenomenon where your vehicle refuses to turn at the same angle you are setting with your steering wheel. At issue is the safety of you and your passengers. When driving in town, the problem may be slight, but when you are on the highway and traveling at higher velocities, the problem is exacerbated.

Understeer is a product of the difference between wheel angle and car heading. When you experience understeer, you are experiencing wheel slippage which comes from a lack of tire…

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A New SUV: The Right Choice for Busy People

At Loving Honda, we love being involved in helping our clients pick the right vehicle. An SUV offers busy people the ability to work and play hard while looking great. SUVs offer busy people space, cargo room, comfort, and safety.

Getting in and out of an SUV is usually easier than a car because there is more room in the front seat and it is higher off the ground. The higher clearance also allows you to get out in nature easier and tackle those rough roads. Load up equipment or groceries easily when you choose an SUV. 

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Take Care of Your Car's Tires

Driving on troubled tires isn't a good idea. A car owner's responsibilities must include taking proper care of your tires. A blowout on the road could lead a severe accident. Following basic, traditional steps for tire care could prevent such a mishap.

Check your manual to determine the correct tire pressure for the vehicle. If the tire isn't properly inflated, then add air. Anyone unable to do so on his/her own should request a mechanic to handle the job. Driving on low tire pressure can wear down the treads, which further creates accident risks.  

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What is a Timing Belt?

As a car owner, it is important that you understand some of the basic elements of a vehicle. One such element is the timing belt.

A timing belt, also known as a cambelt or timing chain, is a component of an internal combustion engine. A timing belt synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft with the camshaft. This coordination permits the valves in the engine to open and close at proper times. The valves must be times appropriately with the intake and exhaust strokes.  

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The Importance of Your Vehicle's Alternator

As a vehicle owner, you want to keep your car in the best possible shape, which can be accomplished by understanding how your vehicle functions. Your vehicle's starting system includes the battery, starter, and alternator. To learn more about your vehicle's alternator, read our content below.

The main function of an alternator is to help the battery stay charged when the vehicle is turned on. It also helps to keep electrical components in your car working, such as windshield wipers and headlights.  

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Choosing Your Teen's First Car Today

Although you may have hoped that this day never arrived, it is here. You need to come to terms with the fact your child is going to be driving, and there is no better way than getting them a vehicle designed to keep them safe.

The first thing to consider is the safety rating of the vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rates cars from zero to five stars, so look for a car with the highest possible star rating. 

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Choose Rear-Facing Car Seats for Infant Safety

Having the right car seat is vital, especially when you consider that the leading cause of death for ages one to 13 is car crashes. Here's why rear facing seats are best for your infant.

Because these small, portable seats have a harness and are designed specifically for the smallest humans, they actually cradle babies and move with them during a crash. This helps protects their neck and spinal cord. After eight or nine months, your infant grows out of this rear-only seat, so you could opt for convertible seat that changes from rear-facing to forward-facing.  

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Differences Between Towing and Payload Capacity

At Loving Honda, we want you to be able to take care of your truck by understanding the important differences between payload and towing capacity. Overloading your truck can cause severe damage.

The towing capacity of a truck is the amount that it can tow from its hitch. This is usually based on the frame of the truck, the torque that the engine can create, and the type of transmission it has. On the other hand, the payload includes everything that is inside of the truck or in the bed. 

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