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Your Engine May Be Overheating Because of One of these Reasons

Have you ever wondered why your engine is producing smoke? This may be due to overheating of the engine. The combustion engine produces a lot of heat when running. The cooling system is supposed to cool the engine by dissipating this heat. When there is a problem in the cooling system, your engine will overheat. Some of the major causes of engine overheat include:

Faulty Radiator Fan

The radiator is an important component in the cooling system. Therefore, when the fan is not running properly, it will cause inadequate circulation of coolant, hence causing the engine to overheat.

 

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Tips on Tire Tread & Pressure

There are many ways to ensure your safety while driving. One of the easiest ways is to use good tires and maintain the tire tread and pressure. Tire tread is how much wear is left in the tire, while tire pressure is the amount of air that’s inside the tire. Both of these things are extremely important. Here are some tips on maintaining tire tread and pressure.

Inspect your tires regularly for both wear and pressure. This is especially important at the end of a season like summer or winter. Cold temperatures and hot temperatures can be hard on…

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How to Fix a Flat Tire on Your Car

The chances of having a flat tire on your vehicle are substantially higher in the summer and winter when you probably use your vehicle the most. Running your car on a flat tire is never a good idea as it can damage several aspects of your vehicle. The moment you realize that you have a flat tire, you should make it a priority to change it immediately. The process of changing a flat tire is relatively simple and requires nothing more than just a spare tire kit, which is available in all our dealerships in the Carson City area.

 

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Don't Believe Everything You Hear: Common Motor Oil Myths.

The technicians here at Michael Hohl Honda are some of the best in the area. Because of this, we want to provide you with some very valuable information regarding common motor oil myths that you may hear or read about.

Many people believe that oil which is black in color is bad. In fact, oil will sometimes change color based on the type of oil that you've used. When the additives are being consumed in the oil, the color changes. Motor oil changes vary in frequency depending on the make and model of vehicle that you have. They're…

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You Need To Embrace The Fact That Emergencies Can Happen Anytime

There are few things that are worse than being stuck on the side of the road. You just want to get on with your day, and you can’t easily get away. You need some basic supplies to make it easier to get the car back on the road and to make your day easier as well.

A first-aid kit is a good idea to keep along with you. Another thing to look at are jumper cables and coolant. Those are two of the most common vehicle problems, and they are easily solved if you just have the equipment that…

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Does Your Car Grind When You Start it?

Many Carson City, NV drivers do not know the warning signs of their car's starter beginning to fail until it is too late. One day, you may get in and the car will not start, leaving you stranded. Having your starter replaced is quick and easy when you have a professional do it. Here are some signs to look for that may be a sign of imminent failure.

A grinding noise is the most common sign of starter failure. This sign is not one to ignore. Even though the car will start, eventually it will damage the flywheel. When…

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Are You Staying on Top of Tire Rotations?

Routine maintenance not only extends the life of parts, but it can also potentially make a car safer to drive. Carson City drivers should take care of their tires. Replacing them costs money, so why wear them out unnecessarily? Driving on unsafe tires is never a good thing. One way to keep your tires in good condition and maintain safety involves making sure to rotate them.

Tire rotation involves switching the positions of the front and rear tires, usually every 5,000 miles. People rotate tires to make sure the treads don't suffer from uneven wear. Tires don't…

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Is Your Car Ready for Back to School?

With school fast approaching, it's time to get your car the maintenance it needs for the upcoming year. Look at your owner's manual to see if any scheduled maintenance is coming up. Bring your car in for an oil change and to fill up any fluids that are low.

Get your tires inspected. If you need new tires, it is better to get them now instead of waiting until you are far from home and back at school. If your tires are in good shape, get them rotated to keep them from uneven wear.  

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When to See a Technician About Your Headlights

Repairing and restoring the headlights on your vehicle can vary in difficulty, depending on many factors. Some of the vehicles are designed in a way that makes the job a little more complicated. While some vehicles make it easy enough for you to change your own headlights, there are vehicles that require a technician to make everything work.

When you are driving, you should be able to see clearly. If your headlights are no longer working or you are having a hard time seeing where you are going while driving in the night, then you should take your vehicle to…

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How to Visually Inspect Your Tires

At Michael Hohl Honda, we want to help you keep your tires in good condition. Tires need to be inspected at least once a month. A tire failure can be disastrous if the tire malfunctions on a busy road. Fortunately, a monthly visual inspection will help you spot common problems.

Your tires should always be properly inflated and rotated on a regular basis. Inclement weather can degrade the tire tread. You can check the tread with a coin. Put a penny between the tread blocks. You will need new tires if you can see the top of Lincoln's head…

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