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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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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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