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How Blind-Spot Monitoring Can Keep You Safe

These days, modern vehicles are equipped with a number of different safety features. One of the most useful is blind-spot monitoring. This active safety feature is available in many vehicles at Steve Hopkins Honda. Our team in Fairfield, CA wants you to be an informed car owner, so here is some information about blind-spot monitoring that you need to know.

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Android Auto Takes the Hassle Out of Driving

In today's increasingly connected world, Android understands the importance of staying in touch while out on the road. The Android Auto system is a popular in-vehicle technology designed for hands-free calling, music streaming, navigational services, and much more. The Android Auto experts at Steve Hopkins Honda in Fairfield, CA are equipped to demonstrate to you how to harness the power of this technology to provide a more convenient and entertaining drive.

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Clean Your Headlights for a Stronger Beam

As your vehicle gets older, you may notice that the exterior clear housing of your headlights can become cloudy. Regularly washing your vehicle will only do so much to rid the headlight casing of its cloudy appearance, luckily, there are a few home remedies that you can do to help improve the strength of the beams.

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Rely on Safety Ratings to Help You Choose Car

Although no one likes to think about having a car accident, you want to be prepared if you ever find yourself in such as a situation. One way to be prepared is to check the safety ratings of your vehicle before a purchase is made.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a non-profit organization that conducts five tests on the likelihood of injury in various collision scenarios. 

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What's the Best Way to Use Dual 4WD Settings?

Ever go to Steve Hopkins Honda and see vehicles that have multiple 4WD drive controls? You might not be as familiar with what each of these are for.

Four-high (4H) mode allows you to drive at relatively normal speeds while getting a little extra traction out of your drivetrain. 

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Two Effective Techniques to Get Rid of Rodents

If you've ever heard a squeaking sound that was followed by clawing or scraping sounds coming from under the hood of your car, you have something to be concerned about. Rodent infestations underneath the hood of your car can cause major damage, but there are a few ways that you can cut back on the likelihood that rodents will take over your vehicle.

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Proper Post Placement

A dead battery might seem like a significant issue, but it can easily be corrected as long as you have jumper cables and another car that has a good battery. Turn off both of the cars before you connect any cables to the batteries. When you look at your battery, you'll see two different posts. One is positive, and the other post is the negative one.

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Learn How to Safely Load Cargo into Your Vehicle

So, you are embarking on a long road trip and wondering how to load cargo safely. "Why is this information important?" you might ask. The answer is simple; if you learn how to load the cargo correctly, large bags and bulky boxes will stay in place as the vehicle jostles around.

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How to Protect Your Car's Battery from Extremes of Heat and Cold

Your car's battery has one job: to provide a short burst of high-powered energy to start your car's engine via the starter and ignition systems. It does this by using two metal plates immersed in strong sulfuric acid.

Eventually, the battery runs out of juice and has to be replaced approximately every three to five years. Extremes of ambient temperature can accelerate this process.

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Consider an Hatchback for Your Needs

Many sedan lovers don't want to give up what their vehicles represent for the practicalities of an SUV. However, if you find yourself wishing for more practicality in your vehicle, a hatchback may be just the solution for you.

Hatchbacks are an ideal vehicle if you are seeking practicality.

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