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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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Explore Android Auto Technology

Have you ever wished you could read a book or listen to your favorite DVD while you’re on a long trip? With Android Auto, you can do that and a lot more! Android Auto is an in-vehicle technology that lets you connect an Android device, such as a smartphone or tablet, to your vehicle, download some apps and bring your technology with you down the road. At Michael Hohl Honda, we can give you all the information you need, so pay us a visit.

Android Auto is very popular with people of all ages. Not only does it allow…

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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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