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Getting the Car Ready for Back-to-School Season

Though it can feel overwhelming, getting your car in shape for a new season is a vital part of car ownership. With back-to-school season here, take a look at some of these things that you can do to make sure that your car is prepared for taking your kids to school.

One of the most important ways that you can prepare your vehicle is to make sure that it is well-organized. Take the time out of your busy day to set aside specific sections for your kids' school needs. 

 

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Road Trips Can be Entertaining With the Right Approach

Road trips are exciting to plan and exciting to experience. When you plan a long car trip, you give a great deal of thought about packing, what stops to take and the route. However, you should also give some thought on games to entertain the smaller riders along the way.

Classic car games such as Twenty Questions and I Spy with My Little Eye are great games that everyone from preschoolers to adults can play. License Plate Bingo, Hangman and the ABC game are good games for older kids, and Spot the Car is fun for tweens and teens. Magnetic…

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How High Temps and Low Temps Affect Your Battery

Most of us at one time or another will experience battery trouble with a vehicle.

Nine times out of ten, that trouble will happen on a day that is either extremely cold or extremely hot. Temperature extremes can have a negative impact on battery performance in many different applications. This is because lead-acid batteries generate power through a chemical reaction process. Chemical reactions are sensitive to temperature and humidity among other factors.

The reaction taking place inside your car battery can be simplified as the transfer of ions between lead and lead dioxide plates...

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Don't Overlook Signs of Brake Trouble

The braking system on your vehicle is complex. The system works on fluid pressure that starts with pressing the brake pedal. The brake pedal should feel firm, and the car should slow noticeably when a driver applies pressure. For many drivers, a soft pedal is the first sign of brake system problems.

Local drivers rely upon good brakes to keep themselves and their riders safe. At the first sign of brake problems, it is important to consult with an expert. Trouble signs include poor braking and traces of leaking fluids. Good brakes are essential for driving safety.

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Why A Dash Cam Is a Great Addition to Your Car

Here at Loving Honda, we believe that an informed and knowledgeable vehicle owner is a happy vehicle owner. As such, we wanted to take a moment to let you know a little more about one of the more popular vehicle accessories on the market today - the dash cam.

A dash cam is exactly what it sounds like - a camera that sits on your dashboard. It is particularly helpful if you get into a traffic accident, or have any issues in parking garages or when navigating around pedestrians. The camera will be able to prove exactly what happened if the other…

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Are Rubber or Carpet Floor Mats Better?

If it's time for you to get some new floor mats for your vehicle, you might be wondering if it is better to go with carpet or rubber mats. The choice ultimately depends on the type of use that your vehicle receives.

If you live in an area of the country that gets a lot of rain and snow, you should probably get rubber mats as they are easier to clean. Rubber mats are also better if you have pets that will be traveling in the car frequently. Mats made from carpet material will look nicer, and they are…

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Problem with Your Headlights? You Might Need a New Bulb

No one likes to deal with car problems, especially when those problems directly impact your ability to drive safely. Headlights are one of the most important safety features on any vehicle, so it's vital that you repair your headlights as soon as you notice a problem.

Many times, headlight problems are very simple. Maybe your bulb has burnt out. 

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How to Replace a Tire: Auto Guide

Everyone has experienced that moment when a tire blows, and you're stuck on the side of the road. While it may be uncomfortable not knowing what to do, changing a tire is actually easier with the right tools. You can get back on the road in seconds just by knowing what tools to use and how to remove the old tire.

There are some things you'll need to change the tire. These include: spare tire, jack, lug wrench, flashlight, and wheel wedges. 

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Brake Pads: The Workhorse of Your Braking System

Your braking system is one of the most important systems on your entire vehicle. And because it preforms such an important but difficult function of stopping your vehicle, the components involved are going to naturally experience some wear and tear. Parts will eventually need to be changed no matter what type of vehicle you drive, so it is helpful if you have a basic understanding of how the system works.

Your vehicle is slowed to a stop when your brake pads make contact with the spinning rotor. 

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Discover a More Simple Way to Jump Start a Vehicle

Here's a simple guide on how you should jump-start your car, prepared for you by the Honda parts and repair team at Loving Honda. You'll only need some work gloves, safety glasses, and jumper cables to get started.

  • Bring the nose of the working car to the nose of the one being jumped.
  • Open the hood of both vehicles and locate the battery.
  • Make sure the car lights and ignition have been turned off before starting.
  • Your jumper cables have four clamps, two red and two black. One red goes on the positive part of the good battery…
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