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Why is ASE certification so important?

For years, automotive mechanics were known via their reputation. Their fame was generated by word of mouth. In 1972, the word of mouth method was thrown out the window by the automotive industry when Automotive Service Expert (ASE) certifications began to appear.

The ASE certification process began as a response to complaints by customers of mechanics who set themselves up with a shop but had no real knowledge of advances made in the industry. The ASE certification requires that mechanics who apply for the certification have at least two years of experience in an automotive shop. 

 

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What You Should Know About Brake Fluid

Brake fluid can also be called hydraulic fluid. It is a substance that lies in the brake lines and helps your vehicle's braking system function. Your vehicle's brake fluid should be drained and changed on a regular basis to ensure your brakes are in optimal condition. When your vehicle doesn't have enough brake fluid, it will not be able to stop when you press your foot on the brake pedal. Here is further information about your brake fluid.

There are a variety of brake fluids, but the two main types are silicone-based or glycol-based. Glycol-based brake fluids…

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Suspension

You feel like you know your vehicle inside and out after driving it for just a few short months. Do you really think that you can spot an issue going on with your vehicle? How about the suspension? This is a very important part of your vehicle but not many people realize when something is amiss. Here are some common suspension issues:
  • Your vehicle feels like it is drifting a bit when you make tight turns at corners.
  • Your vehicle feels like it is driving on very bumpy terrain when you are only on smooth pavement.
  • Your tires are wearing…
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Is a Hatchback Right for You?

Our team at Michael Hohl Honda wants you to have the best information when deciding on your next vehicle purchase. With such a sizable investment, we want to help you find the vehicle that will best meet your needs and budget.

One of the biggest advantages of a hatchback over a sedan is space.

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How to Apply Touch-up Paint to Your Car

Little scratches are a common cosmetic issue with all types of vehicles. Not only do the scratches decrease your car's aesthetic appeal, but they open up a window for rust and corrosion. Applying a little bit of touch-up paint is a simple and straightforward process.

To begin, clean your car. Find a match for the exterior paint color of your car. 

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Trying to find the perfect vehicle? Here's what you need to know

If you've been searching for a great new car, there are several things you need to consider. You already know what style of vehicle you want, how many doors you need, and how many passengers you want to bring in your new car, but do you know whether you want front-wheel or rear-wheel drive?

Rear-wheel drive offers you a great way to stay in control while you're driving on rough roads or unpredictable terrain, while front-wheel drive offers a great way to sail smoothly through snow and rain....

 

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C-NET Has A Lot of Good Things to Say About the Honda Fit

The 2015 Honda Fit has drawn praise from critics all across the automotive industry since it was unveiled last year. Now in its third generation, the model features an even more eye-catching design than ever before, a host of new tech, and--get this--the same uber-accessible starting price.

Recently, the tech-hounds over at C-NET reviewed the new Fit, touching on all of its features--from its eye-catching new design, increased refinement, cabin fittings, and more. The reviewer…

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Stand Out in the 2015 Honda Accord

When it comes to the midsize sedan segment, the choices are endless. But when it comes to choosing a model with exemplary gas mileage, refinement, interior space, standard features, sport packages (we could keep going), none have been able to match the 2015 Honda Accord.

Recently, the automotive ninjas at AutoBytel took the Sport trim out for a test drive to showcase why it's one of America's most popular sedans. The test driver…

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2015 Honda Crosstour is Versatile and Stylish

At first glance, the Honda Crosstour may raise a few eyebrows. It's similar to the Accord in appearance, yet it's bigger, with a more wagon-like body that bridges the gap between it and a crossover. But there are benefits to the Crosstour that set it apart from anything else in its class, and that's what makes all the difference.

The Crosstour blends a mixture of power, efficiency and versatility to get its…

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Introducing the 2016 Honda HR-V

The compact crossover segment has been burgeoning as of late, with a number of entries coming out from a variety of automakers. Soon, Honda's offering will be arriving in showrooms. Based on the Fit of which we are quite fond, the 2016 HR-V promises a thrilling driving experience and classy looks.

Like the subcompact it's based off of, the HR-V is said to offer fantastic gas mileage, no shortage of interior creature comforts…

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