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Refinancing vs. trading in your car

You can get into a better vehicle or stay in your old one for a new price. Which one sounds like the better deal? Well, it actually all depends on your equity and interest rate. If you are upside down in your vehicle, meaning that you owe more than the car is worth, then you may want to see if you’re eligible to refinance. However, if you don’t owe more than the car is worth, you are in a great position to trade-in your vehicle for a newer one.

You can also refinance your vehicle to lower payments…
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What To Know About Windshield Repair

Here at Greenwich Honda, we believe that our customers should be well informed and knowledgeable about their vehicles. As such, we are making it our mission to share as much of our experience and wisdom as we can. In particular, we want to take a few moments to discuss the always-popular topic of windshield repair.

Our friends and neighbors in Greenwich often ask us how long it takes to repair a small chip in their windshield. Fortunately, the windshield repair process is usually a fairly quick one. The vast majority of chips can be taken care of in around 30…
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Here's How LATCH Evaluations Can Benefit Your Child

Here at Greenwich Honda, we're as concerned for your child's safety as you are. That's why we always recommend parents take a look at the LATCH exam—short for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, it's an evidence-backed way to determine the quality and safety of a vehicle's backseat tethers. Let's take a look at the rating criteria and how it impacts a car's score.

When rated with the LATCH exam, vehicles are given a rating of either poor, marginal, acceptable, or good. Marginal and poor ratings should be avoided, where you should…
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Winter Survival Kit Essentials

We at Greenwich Honda love to give tips about winter driving. A survival kit in your car should include essential items and custom items for passengers and extended trips. Consider items that will meet your needs for waiting in the car versus leaving your vehicle to find assistance on foot.

Your vehicle should be ready for winter with a good spare tire, a jack, fluids, a tow chain and tire chains for icy road conditions. A shovel and battery charger or jumper cables should also be in your survival kit. Include an ice scraper and work gloves to keep snow…
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Black Ice Slide-Outs Are Dangerous - How To Prevent Them

There is a lot of snow on the ground today as a result of the storm. The roads are as icy as ever and people sliding like they are in a hockey rink. You will be one of the lucky people privy to the knowledge of avoiding sliding on black ice.

Rule 1. Make sure to always gently steer the wheel in the same direction that those back wheels are sliding towards. Rule of thumb: left = left, right = right.

Rules 2. Never apply the brakes in such a situation. It will only make things worse. Brakes will only accelerate the…
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Why an SUV is a Good Choice for You

We want you to be smart as you choose the vehicle that you will purchase next. There are going to be a number of vehicles that will draw your attention, and we want you to think about all that is offered in an SUV.

Are your pets like family to you? Would you like to drive a vehicle that will keep them comfortable? When you purchase an SUV, you can know that you will have room to take your pets with you on the go and to help them stay comfortable and content while you are driving.
 

 

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Important Information About Your Timing Belt

When it comes to your vehicle, there are a whole host of car parts that you should be aware of. Many of these might seem to be awfully obscure to you, but they still are extremely important. One case in point would be your timing belt.

The Function Of Your Timing Belt

The main task of a timing belt is to keep the crankshaft and camshaft turning at a synchronized rate. If your timing belt fails, it could mean that your car suddenly shuts down, perhaps even when you are driving. The worst-case scenario you might encounter would be your…
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7 Steps to Changing a Flat Tire on Your Vehicle

Changing a flat tire can be simple if you follow these seven steps.
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1. If the car is not off the highway, ride on the flat tire rim until you are out of the way of oncoming traffic.
2. Use the car's tire lug wrench to loosen the lugs on the flat tire a turn or two max.
3. Now it is safe to jack the car up so that tire clears the road.
4. Remove the lugs with the wrench, set that flat tire off to the side.
5. Place the spare tire onto the tire bolts and…
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A Truck Bed Cover is Beneficial During Specific Situations

If you tackle various construction routines using a pickup truck, a truck bed cover can provide practical benefits during different projects. However, during casual travel situations with your family, a cover may cause problems when you try to transport many teens and kids to popular, close-range destinations.

By using a truck bed cover, you can shield all of your tools from the elements throughout the longest projects. Whenever a sudden rainstorm occurs, you can quickly protect vulnerable hammers, screwdrivers, power drills, and other tools on the truck bed by pulling the cover

 

 

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Haggle Like A Real Professional For Your Next Used Vehicle

Your next used vehicle is something that you should be able to proudly point to and say that you negotiated a great deal for it. That should be the absolute truth as you don't have to sit around and accept overly high prices just because that is what the dealership wants.

At Greenwich Honda we respect it when a customer comes in with knowledge about what they are buying. We also like to see that they can walk away from the deal if they choose to do so. Both of those things earn some instant respect from us. With…
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