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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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In a Car Accident? Here Are the Steps You Need to Take

Accidents can be traumatic, even if it's just a minor fender bender. Despite the emotions involved, it's important to make sure everyone's okay and make the appropriate reports to law enforcement and the insurance companies. Our driving experts here at Michael Hohl Honda offer these steps to take after an accident.

Make sure the people involved in the accident are not injured. If there are injuries, even minor ones, call 911 immediately. Get everyone not injured to the side of the road. If the vehicles are driveable, get them to the emergency lane if possible. Do not…

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How to Avoid the Sun's Glare

At Michael Hohl Honda, we want our customers to have a safe and pleasant driving experience. Part of driving safely is understanding what to do when the sun's glare becomes a problem. Generally speaking, glare is at its worst during the early morning hours and the late evening hours.

Therefore, if you can avoid driving during those time periods, it is a good idea to do so. If you can't avoid driving during those times, take an alternate route that takes you away from the sun's direct rays. If you can't avoid the sun at all…

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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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Understand the Move Over Law

Whether or not you drive a car from Michael Hohl Honda, we like helping our community's drivers act responsibly on the road. Today, we want to make sure you are aware of the Move Over Law.

All 50 states have a Move Over Law. Obviously, each state's law varies, but they all place responsibility on you to move one lane over anytime you can when approaching a traffic stop or emergency vehicles responding to an accident. Some states' laws also require you to provide a clear lane as you pass autos parked in the breakdown lane. 

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