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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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Dog Friendly Vehicle Features: Back Seat Climate Control

At Michael Hohl Honda, we know how important it is for you to be able to keep your dog comfortable as they travel with you. When your furry friend rides along, it's important that your vehicle be well-suited for the job, so that everyone can find the process as enjoyable as possible.

Back seat climate control is therefore an important feature for those who regularly have dogs riding in their car. Dogs can't regulate their own body temperature as humans can, by sweating, and this means that they can be quite uncomfortable as seasonal temperatures change.  

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Learn How to Stop Your Car from Being Stolen

You fear that one day you will try to go out to your car and you will find it gone. It is important for you to know how to keep that car from being stolen. Michael Hohl Honda is here to provide you with some tips that will help you know how to look out for your car.

Consider adding a device to your vehicle that will help you protect it. There are alarms that you can purchase to add to your vehicle that will scare away anyone who is thinking of taking it. 

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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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Choose an SUV for Your Next Vehicle

There are many reasons why people who come to Michael Hohl Honda want to test drive SUVs. They are popular because of the versatility they offer in transportation for daily driving and being in the outdoors. While an SUV isn't a truck, they can have the clearance of a truck and the underbody protection you need to conquer new terrain. Pet owners love SUVs as well, as they usually offer good space for pets to relax while in the vehicle.

Weekend trips with an SUV are easy because they offer more room for people and cargo. They are usually…

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Vehicle's Alternator

Your engine's starting system contains three pieces of equipment that include the starter, battery, and alternator. An alternator works to keep the battery charged with the vehicle is on, and it also helps the electrical components in your vehicle, such as the windshield wipers, work properly. Our team at Michael Hohl Honda works diligently to help keep our consumers informed about their vehicles, so we have summarized some information about your vehicle's alternator below.

To keep your alternator in optimal condition, be sure that it is inspected on a regular basis. 

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The Importance of Maintaining Your Vehicle's Timing Belt

Whether you have been driving for 60 years or 6 months, just about every vehicle owner understands the importance of regular maintenance. In particular, you ought to pay special attention to your car's most critical components, such as the timing belt.

Over time, your timing belt will begin to wear out. If you do not have the belt maintained or replaced, it is possible for it to snap - potentially causing massive damage to your engine. For most vehicles, timing belt replacement should occur between 60,000 - 100,000 miles.  

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Warning Signs of a Bad Fuel System

Your car requires fuel to run, and if you have a damaged or dirty fuel system service, you're likely to experience poor performance and gas mileage. Read on to learn some of the more common signs that your fuel system needs servicing.

One of the best indicators of a damaged fuel system is when your engine is sputtering at a high, consistent speed. If you're noticing that your engine sputters and quickly resumes proper performance, you may have a bad fuel pump. Another sign of a bad fuel system is your engine temperature rising. Pay attention to your…
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