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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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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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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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