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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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Tips for Preventing Rodent Damage

While you may worry about your car getting into a fender-bender or sliding on an icy road, most motorists don't spare much thought for their vehicles being invaded by four-legged creatures. Rodents can find their way into your engine and chew on expensive parts, costing you thousands of dollars.

Ensure the area where you park your vehicle isn't a haven for these pests. Keep bird feeders far away, set out humane traps nearby and leave the engine hood open to dissuade them from thinking your engine is a cozy retreat.  

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Has Your Windshield Been Chipped?

If you drive on rural highways or roads with heavy traffic, chances are you've experienced having your windshield hit by flying rocks or debris. Windshields are usually strong enough to resist cracking when this happens, but sometimes a large enough stone will cause a crack or chip.

Tiny cracks can slowly grow into long ones over time, so it's a good idea to have windshield chips repaired soon after they happen. Otherwise you may need to replace the entire windshield in the future because cracks over a couple inches are beyond repair. 

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The Dangers of an Overinflated Tire

People often worry a lot about an underinflated tire. However, we at Michael Hohl Honda know the dangers of having an overinflated tire. We have a lot of advice for both circumstances so that you can keep your ride safe for you and any passengers you may gain for the road.

One thing that can happen with an overinflated tire is that the tires are not going to have the weight evenly distributed to the whole tread. The thin strip in the center is going to get the majority of the weight. This could have an effect on the traction…

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