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Avoiding the Car Tire Blowout on the Highway

Low air pressure in your car tires could certainly lead to a tire blowout and possible accident on the road. These tips offered by Honda of Abilene should help you spot serious concerns before the tires are compromised.

Look at the tires at least once a week, you want to identify things that just don't see ordinary with the car tires. One of the concerns should be if you see wear in patches or bald spots only in certain sections of the car tire.

While inspecting the car tires, it is important you look for cracks in the treads…

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The Top Signs that Your Brake Pedal Needs Repairing

A good brake pedal should feel firm on your vehicle. Results should be powerful enough that drivers do not feel as though they are in danger. When the brake pedal malfunctions, however, drivers may be faced with a problem. Watch out for these signs that suggest your brake pedal needs to be repaired.

One of the first signs of a problem is air in the brake lines. If air gets in the brake lines, the fluid may not be working properly. Sometimes there may be signs of obvious physical damage as well. Drivers should inspect their brake pedal lines to…

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Choosing the Right Floor Mats for Your Vehicle

There are a number of small decisions that you can make for your vehicle, and Honda of Abilene wants you to be fully informed as you make each of those decisions. It is important for you to know what you are doing as you choose between rubber and carpet floor mats.

When you pick out a rubber floor mat, you are set up with something that is extremely easy to clean. 

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The Benefits of Using a Dash Cam

The staff at Honda of Abilene wants you to understand all of the components that you can add to your vehicle that could be helpful to you. We would like for you to know just how a dash cam could benefit you.

A dash cam can be beneficial if you are involved in an accident of some kind. It will help you know what took place and it will help you prove your side of the story. 

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Choosing Your Next Vehicle: Front vs. Rear Wheel Drive

Trying to decide between the front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive for your next vehicle? You can base your decision on where you drive, and how you drive. Here are some pointers to help you decide.

Vehicles with rear-wheel drive offer durability. Their solid axle design stands up to more extreme driving conditions. Also, rear-wheel drive vehicles have better balance because the weight of the vehicle is more evenly distributed. And, better balance translates to easier control while driving.

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Powertrain Warranty vs. Bumper-to-Bumper: What's the Difference?

Can you tell the difference between these two warranties? Most dealerships will include a powertrain warranty with used car purchases. Powertrain warranties cover the engine and transmission. These are the most expensive parts of the vehicle, so it's important that these are covered. Powertrain warranties typically last over 12 months and may include replacement and repair. You should check the warranty before signing to make sure that you are covered.

Bumper-to-bumper warranties cover everything between the bumpers and what's inside of the vehicle.

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Should You Consider Brake Pedal Service?

When you get into your vehicle in the morning and head out for a busy day, you probably are either taking a phone call in the car or you pop some music on to distract yourself from the long commute ahead. It is important to sometimes pay attention to what is going on with your vehicle, too. Getting to know your car and how it functions will help you determine when a problem is occurring that requires attention. When it comes to your brake pedal, you may not notice an issue right away, but when you do, it may present…

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Learn How to Test Your Car Battery

To test the battery in your car, all you really need is a simple voltmeter and the understanding how to use it. Follow this simple guide from the Honda service technicians at Honda of Abilene to test your car battery.

Begin by making sure the lights and the ignition are turned off in the car. Open the hood, locate the car battery, and clean the terminals of any corrosion with a terminal cleaning brush. Locate the red clamp on the voltmeter, marked positive, and clamp it to the positive terminal on the battery. 

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Importance of Cabin and Engine Air Filters

Your car has two air filters that need to be changed regularly in order to keep your vehicle running well and to help promote good air quality for the people riding inside it. One is for the engine, and the other is for the cabin. The engine air filter helps your motor breathe by keeping it clean. When burning fuel, your car’s engine could use as much as 10,000 gallons of air.

A clean filter helps keep dirty air from entering the engine’s intake system. In this way, it protects the motor’s bearings, pistons, rings, and…

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Replace Your Car's Alignment Before It Fails

Modern vehicles have complex steering systems. These are made up of dozens of moving parts, all of which undergo extreme stress every time you start your car and begin to drive.

Like all moving parts on a vehicle, steering parts are subject to wear and tear. And eventually, like all wear-prone parts, they will begin to fail. However, unlike some other parts of a car, steering components are not pieces of your vehicle that you want to subject to catastrophic failure. When steering suddenly goes out, the driver may find themselves with little or no control over their car...

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