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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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Tire Pressure Is a Big Deal

Immoderate tire inflation can be an issue for vehicles. Insufficient tire inflation can be problematic as well. If you want your car and tires to work beautifully, optimal tire pressure is vital.

It's critical to assess your tire pressure on a frequent basis. Great tire pressure can be amazing for overall vehicle performance. It can make your treads last a lot longer, first of all. It can better vehicle handling. It can strengthen fuel economy. If you desire a car that works like a charm, you need to make sure your tires have optimal air levels. Excessive tire inflation…
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Tire rotations are more important than you know

If you own a vehicle, you've most likely heard of rotating your tires at one point or another, but most people do not understand just how important it actually is. You would never compromise the safety of you or your passengers by driving recklessly or neglecting to change your oil, because you know that those things are very important when it comes to car maintenance. What if we told you tire rotations were just as important?

It's been proven that rotating your tires at least every other oil change will not only keep their quality up to par…
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A Leaky Fuel Line Can Be Dangerous

Cars need gasoline to run, and we have all probably filled up our car hundreds of times without giving much thought as to how the gas is transported from the tank to other parts of the vehicle. This is done utilizing a complex system of fuel lines. These fuel lines can wear down over time causing leaks, resulting in a loss fuel efficiency and a potential fire hazard. We can inspect your fuel lines at Greenwich Honda to ensure they are not leaking or near that point.

Gasoline is not only necessary to allow your car to run, it also…
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Proper Alignment Allows Your Car to Drive Smoothly?

Tire alignment can be elusive when you are driving on uneven surfaces. A car that's not in alignment will be more difficult to handle. The steering wheel can veer to one side, making it hard to keep the wheel straight. In addition, you may feel vibrations as you drive down the road from poor alignment.

Bring your car to our service center at Greenwich Honda when you are having problems with your car alignment. It won't take us long to figure out what is going on with proper alignment.

Even when you can manage your car, you can…
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Keeping Your Gas Tank Full Will Prevent Winter Troubles

If you have the chance to fill up the gas tank during winter months, take advantage of any chance you can. Not only can you check tire pressure and wiper fluids, your car will respond better with a full tank of gas.

One of the things many drivers don't even consider in the winter is that the tires need all the help they can get to bite into that ice and snow and keep the car from sliding all over the place. A full tank of gas will add a lot of weight to the back of the vehicle…
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Keep Calm and Bring Sand

If you drive in the winter months there are a few things that you should throw in your car. You should always have an emergency kit in your vehicle but you should also have a bag of sand, salt, or litter as well. It is pretty likely that you will get stuck at least once or twice so have some sand, salt, or litter on hand so you can get some traction and get unstuck.

Sand is a good option but it can be hard to find than say litter which is in every grocery store. If you use salt…
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The importance of headlight maintenance

When you're driving on a dark road, you want to be able to see much of the road as possible. Oncoming drivers want to be able to see you. Lights shining forward in a dark space have a nasty habit of obscuring everything behind them, and if you have only one headlight working then the oncoming driver may not be able to see the side of your car with the burned-out bulb until it is too late.

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