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Avoiding a Tire Blowout Following These Simple Tips

Being able to spot an issue with the health of your car tires will reduce the chance your tires blowout at high speeds and result in you getting involved in a serious accident.

Take a few minutes each week to carefully look at the treads of all the tires. What you are looking for is anything that looks out of the ordinary, from something stuck in the tire, cracks in the tread, to bulges on the side walls. 

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The Importance of Your Vehicle's Belts and Hoses

Your vehicle is full of parts and components that work together to help your car function and perform well. Belts and hoses make up a large percentage of your vehicle, and maintaining them is essential.

There are many types of belts and hoses in vehicles. They largely drive the engine and its accessories like the water pump, fan, air injection pump, alternator, and more. 

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What Are Gaskets?

Many drivers recognize "gaskets" as a car part, but don't know exactly what these items do until one starts to go bad on their vehicle. Gaskets, in general, form a leakproof bond between two surfaces. A gaskets job is to keep fluids, liquids, and gases from mixing or escaping there intended locations. Responsible car owners need to understand a gaskets purpose, so that they may identify an issue before it

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Is It Time to Inspect Your Timing Belt?

Inspecting the timing belt should be on the maintenance checklist of any high-mileage vehicle. As the timing belt ages, it can stretch and cause the motor to run poorly, or snap and leave you stranded.

What does the timing belt do for your vehicle's engine? The timing belt is essential to modern car engines. It turns two shafts that actuate both the pistons and valves in perfect synchronicity. 

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How to Jump-Start Another Car

Don’t let the fact that you’ve never jump started another vehicle stop you from learning how to do it. With some basic knowledge and a little practice, you’ll soon realize that it’s a straightforward process. One of the basics is to realize that each end of the cables has a positive cable and a negative cable. The positive is marked with red and the negative is in black. Another point is that once you begin to connect the cables to a battery, use care with the other cable ends so they don’t touch a metal…

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Emergency Roadside Tire Tips

If you have a blowout while driving, your car will suddenly lose control and become difficult to steer. If the tire goes flat, steering will be difficult also.

When this happens, pull your vehicle off the road to a safe location. If you have to drive on the rim of the tire for a short distance, that is fine. It is better to be safe. The rim is replaceable. Once you get to a stopping spot, decide if it is safe to get out of the vehicle. 

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Learn All That You Can Before You Tow

Having a vehicle that is capable of towing a trailer, RV or boat is a great benefit. You need to be knowledgeable about a few things, however, to stay safe on the road while you are towing. Following these recommendations with not only ensure your safety but will also keep your vehicle from being damaged.

Things that you will want to keep in mind include making sure that the trailer lights are engaged with your vehicle and are working properly.

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Differences in Spare Tire May Determine Roadside Assistance

You can save yourself a lot of time and frustration by knowing which type of spare tire you have.

If you have a compact spare tire, also known as a “donut”, then you might be able to change the flat tire yourself. This can save you from having to wait for roadside assistance. 

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Basic Knowledge on Car Batteries and Alternators

When starting your car, the most important component is your battery, and this is because your battery powers your car’s electric starter motor. But what if your starter is working just fine but your car won’t start?

The alternator is another component that must be working for your car to keep running. 

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Prevent Another Fatality and Move Over

The Move Over law is an important one because it actually helps to save countless lives. By simply getting over on the highway when you are passing a stopped vehicle, you are preventing another potential highway fatality. Many people are killed every year on the highways because they were struck by a fast-moving vehicle. Steve Hopkins Honda wants to keep you informed about the Move Over law and its critical provisions.

 

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