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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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Find Out How to Remove a Badge from Your Car

If you want to give your car a new look and stand out from the crowd, consider removing one or more badges from your vehicle's body. This simple modification gives the car a sleek appearance.

A badge is often attached to the car with adhesive or clips. If it uses clips, you can usually just pop the badge off. However, adhesive takes a bit more work to remove. First, you'll want to use hot water--but not boiling water--to loosen up the adhesive. Instead of water, you can also use an adhesive remover to get rid of the glue…
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Brake Fluid Explained

Brake fluid is designed to function under high pressure and temperatures to stop the vehicle once you apply the brakes. When the brakes are applied, the pedal presses a piston inside of the brake calipers. The action increases the pressure inside the brake lines, which sends the fluid to the brake rotors. The rotors then squeeze the brake pads to contact the wheels and slow or stop the vehicle.

Brake fluids are either glycol or silicone-based. Glycol fluids are generally used in vehicles having anti-lock brake systems. Silicon-based fluids are designed for vehicles not having ABS. 

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Understanding Towing and Payload Ratings

At Greenwich Honda, we've found that many people are confused about the difference between the towing capacity of a truck and the payload rating. Understanding the two numbers can ensure that you make good decisions about the weight that you put into your truck in Greenwich.

The payload capacity of a truck is generally much lower than the towing rating, so it's important not to mix the two up. The payload rating refers to the amount of weight that can be placed directly on the chassis of the truck, including in the cab and the bed. The towing…

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Taking a Road Trip on a Budget

Planning a trip during the summer is always an exciting undertaking. If you are on a budget or would like to save money, then consider taking a road trip rather than flying to your destination. Not only will you save on air fare, you will also be able to save on lodging and meals.

First, decide on what types of things are important to you. If staying at a fancy hotel is part of your idea of a fun trip, then put more money toward lodging and less on food. If fine dining is important to you, then direct more…

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How many parts make up a brake pad system?

No matter what make of automobile you drive, the braking system is an important component. Without the ability to brake, your vehicle takes longer to stop. Yes, it will stop eventually without brakes, but, by the time you stop you will have demolished everything in your path that is lighter than your car.

The simplest brake pad system involves several parts. First is the brake pedal which you push to plunge a piston in your brake master cylinder. The piston compresses the brake fluid in your brake line. The fluid presses against the disk pad using calipers to apply the…

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Successfully Avoiding a Tire Blowout with These Tips

Identifying issues with the car and car tires can go a long way in helping reduce the chances you experience a blowout on the roads.

Each time your car hits a curb or slams into a pothole, you could be disrupting the car's alignment. When this happens, the wheels begin to wear on the sides which can increase the chances of a blowout. If the steering feels off, getting the front end aligned could save wear on the tires.

It will only take five minutes out of your day to look over the tires for signs of trouble. What…
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The Importance of Regular Engine Cooling & Radiator Maintenance

If you only knew how many components make up the cooling system, you'd want to make sure you have the professionals at the service center maintaining everything on a regular basis.

The radiator cap must be the right pressure or the system will not operate correctly as steam escapes the system and could lead to overheating.

The radiator fan cools the engine coolant as it passes through the radiator. If the fan belt is loose or damaged, the fan will not be able to maintain an ideal temperature.

The thermostat is responsible for maintaining the right temperature. If it…
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Car Battery Service and When It's Needed

Your car’s battery is extremely important in terms of making your car run. Knowing when it’s in need of service or replacement can avoid being stranded on the highway or finding out the battery is dead when you have some place to go. Stop in at Greenwich Honda and let our professionals check your battery and give you tips on battery care.

Your battery may give you warning signs that there’s a problem. The problems may be fixed by cleaning terminals or replacing cables, or you may need a battery replacement.

​• Electronics and lights flicker work intermittently…

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