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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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Tips for Tailgating this Season

If you are a season ticket holder for your local sports team then you probably know all about tailgating. This is such a fun experience. There are even people that party in the parking lot beforehand but never bother to buy tickets for the actual game. There's something so exciting about spending the day with other fans who love the game as much as you do. If you are planning for your next tailgating excursion then you should take a look at our Loving Honda tailgating essentials checklist.

  • Paper products for eating and drinking. They are convenient and really…
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Scratched paint? No Problem! DIY touch-up paint

In Lufkin, you encounter plenty of hazards that threaten your car’s paint job – rogue shopping carts, low-hanging branches, people whom don’t know how to park, etc. This is usually perceived as a significant cost of time and money to address. This is not the case, however. You can easily fix this yourself!

First, clan the scratch and sand it lightly with 220-grit sand paper. Be sure to repeatedly wash it out with soapy water and a garden hose as you do so.

Once dry, if the scratch penetrates all paint layers, apply primer. Once it dries, sand it…

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