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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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Practical Ways to Test a Car Battery

Battery maintenance is vital during the coldest months because arctic air can affect power cells. If you want to monitor your battery's power level after outdoor temperatures drop, you can accomplish this by following a few simple steps.

To get accurate results, conduct the tests with a multimeter. This is a device that provides readings for a car battery's voltage. The highest readings mean that a battery is fully charged. During a general test, you'll want a reading that's close to 12 volts.  

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How to Plan Your Summer Road Trip and Lodging on a Budget

Are you considering a road trip this summer? If the answer is yes, then use this information so that you can do it on a budget! Sharing road trip information is a thrilling opportunity for Michael Hohl Honda to help our customers save money.

A road trip begins with planning your route. A planned route helps you establish how many miles it takes to get to your destination and return, which you can use to budget how much money will be needed for fuel.  

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Complete Seasonal Maintenance for Your Vehicle

Most vehicle owners want to purchase cars, trucks, or SUVs that stand the test of time. That said, there is much that individual vehicle owners can do keep their cars in good shape. One key way of doing this is to give vehicles special attention before seasonal changes.

During seasonal changes, differences in weather conditions can often expose many car issues that were previously hidden. For example, common engine issues such as mistiming, poor idling, and flooding can be indicators of deeper issues.  

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Maintaining Engine Fans Can Prevent Overheating

Here at Michael Hohl Honda, we enjoy helping our customers to maintain the value of their vehicles. One way to do this is to keep vehicle engines in good working order, and a key to this is maintaining proper engine temperatures.

Most vehicles include internal cooling systems that are relatively complex and include many different components. In addition to radiators and coolant, most cooling systems also include specialized fans. When engines are running at low speeds or sitting at stops, engine fans can and do prevent motor temperatures from running into dangerous areas.  

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Prevent Your Dog from Shedding on Upholstery With These Tips

We're all looking for ways to decrease the amount of time that we have to spend cleaning while still maintaining our property. This is very true when it comes to your vehicle, and if you have a dog, you might find yourself picking up their fur more often than you would like to. There are many things that you can do to decrease the amount of time that you spend cleaning up after your dog, and we want you to have some of our favorite tips.

If you own a breed that has a tendency to shed, brush your…

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