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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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Advantages of Automatic Transmissions

Most new cars today come with automatic transmissions as they tend to be easier for people to drive. They may also be beneficial for those who are going up hills or other steep inclines. As a driver doesn't need to focus on changing gears, he or she can spend more time focusing on the road.

This can be advantageous for those who are just starting out as drivers. It can also be beneficial during snowy or rainy weather conditions when it may be necessary to focus on both the road and the actions of other drivers. Having an automatic…

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Can Gear Shifting Issues Relate to Transfer Cases?

Both 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive vehicles bring plenty of benefits to the table for the people who drive them and thus are in great demand. Vehicles that can switch between both are often in even greater demand due to their unique capabilities. The physical components that make this transition possible are called transfer cases.

Transfer cases are special gearboxes that attach to regular transmissions. When engaged, these gearboxes take torque from the transmission and send energy to each individual tire. This serves to convert 2-wheel drive cars into 4-wheel drive powerhouses.

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Does the Oil Need to Be Changed Every 3,000 Miles?

Checking the oil is certainly one of the most important things when it comes to regular maintenance and upkeep of a vehicle. One question that comes to mind when it comes to oil is if the oil needs to be changed every 3,000 miles. That has been the advice for a very long time. The thing is that is not always the thing to do.

The changing of oil every 3,000 miles is something that was actually started by quick lube shops in order for them to garner business. While it is certainly a good thing to have…

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What Exactly Is Horsepower?

Horsepower has several definitions. The most basic meaning of horsepower is the amount of work that is done over time. When it comes to vehicles, it is the amount of power that is produced by the engine. It is precisely defined as a unit of power that is equal to 550-foot-pounds per second. This amount of power is also equal to 745.7 watts.

What this means is that if a person sees that an engine is able to produce 400 horsepower, it means that the engine is able to produce 298,280 watts of power. Obviously, the higher the…

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Why are Worn Out Car Tires Extremely Dangerous?

Tire tread is what keeps your vehicle on the road even in inclement weather. When the tread begins to wear away, so does the driver's ability to keep control at higher speeds. Consider these reasons to have your tires checked at the dealership for tire wear.

As the tread on the car tires starts wearing away, it takes the vehicle longer to come to a stop. If you try to hit the brakes in an emergency, your car will take several feet longer to come to a halt when every inch counts. The obvious signs that the car tire…

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Make the Smart Move and Get Your Auto Loan Pre-Approved

You can really do yourself a big favor and get your auto loan pre-approved. That means that you ask a lender to go over your credit situation and come up with the maximum amount of a loan that you can get to finance your new or used car purchase. You do this in advance of traveling to a dealership to look at cars, and then attempt to get financing.

Do this in advance, and you will relieve yourself from all the worry and headaches that can occur if you try to match the car to any financing that you might…

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