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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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What is an Infotainment System?

In-car entertainment systems have evolved in the past five years. Ever since 2015, auto manufacturers have been beefing up the LED screen quality and connectivity, allowing for new WiFi-enabled vehicles, better driver safety alerts, new app interfaces like Apple CarPlay, and lots of vehicle diagnostic options.

Some of the latest infotainment systems have large touch-screens, while others are still going with a heads-up display design. This will likely change as many drivers like the idea of large screens in their center console that they can see full models of apps on their

 

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Buying a used car? Here's what you need to know

Finding a used car doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, it shouldn't be. With the right preparation and the right tools, you'll be able to find something that's incredible.

Before you start searching, understand what your budget for your vehicle is. This will help you to narrow down your search, as you'll only be looking for models that are within your price range. You also need to consider the vehicle's history. Check the vehicle history report of each car you're thinking about purchasing. This will help you to determine whether a particular…

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Backup Camera

The great thing about newly manufactured vehicles these days, is that they have a lot of great options that come standard in the vehicle, but also, that are optional add-on's. Many manufacturers are including a backup camera in their vehicles, and with good reason. This is a selling point, because it makes your driving experience more enjoyable. It can also add to the overall safety of your vehicle. We know how important safety is to our clients, so we here at Greenwich Honda like to recommend choosing a vehicle with a backup camera in it or considering it as…
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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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What Can Cause Your Vehicle to Come out of Alignment?

Most drivers know that they need to have a wheel alignment after they have new or different tires put on their vehicles. What they often don’t realize is that their vehicles may need an alignment at other times as well. Come to Greenwich Honda and let our technicians check over your vehicle.

If your vehicle is vibrating or veering to one side of the road, it may be in need of an alignment even if the tires aren’t new. Driving too fast over speed bumps or hitting potholes are two things that can make your wheels go out…

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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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Don't Ignore Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

The tread on the car tires might be wearing unevenly because the tire pressure is off. Here are some of the things that you could expect if riding on car tires that do not have the right air pressure in each tire.

When the car tire doesn't have enough air, it rides lower and the sides of the tire now are coming in contact with the road. This makes it more likely that added friction could cause a blowout, and it will certainly wear away the tread at a faster rate.

Tires with too much air pressure make it…
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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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