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Car Knowledge: The Importance of Gaskets

Your car's gaskets are important because they keep fluids and gases from leaking and mixing. There are hundreds of gaskets in your vehicle, and although they are long-lasting, they will need to be replaced with time. If you keep a deteriorating gasket in your vehicle, then it can cause damage that is expensive to repair.

Gaskets are made from a variety of materials, but most gaskets are made of multi-level steel. Gaskets can also be made of rubber, copper, and other materials that are designed to withstand extreme temperatures. 

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The Benefits of Washing Your Vehicle

Most vehicle owners wash their vehicles to keep them looking nice, but there are other advantages to keeping a vehicle clean. Here at Pensacola Honda, we have a goal to keep our customers informed so they can properly care for their vehicles. Here are some reasons you should keep your vehicle washed on a regular basis.

Washing your vehicle on a regular basis will improve fuel efficiency. It is estimated that clean vehicles have 10 percent more fuel efficiency than dirty vehicles. When a vehicle is clean, it gets less drag, which means it burns less fuel than a dirty…

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What Can Cause Your Engine to Overheat?

Your car's engine plays the important role of making the car move. Overheating of the engine can cause extensive damage to your car beyond just the engine. Possible warning signs of an overheating engine are a hot hood, a ticking sound, coolant leaking, a burning smell and reduced engine power. At Pensacola Honda, we strive to keep car owners informed to prevent costly damage to their vehicles.

Why does a car engine overheat? There are several possible reasons behind an engine overheating, such as low coolant level, a faulty radiator and high temperatures.  

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Two Tricks to Keep Fur Off Your Vehicle's Upholstery

Controlling your pet in the car might be a breeze if you have an obedient dog, but even the most well-trained animals can't help it if they shed fur all over your car interior. We want you to know about the ways to maintain your vehicle, and that includes the interior, so here are a couple of ways to get rid of pet fur.

You can cut down on the amount of fur that your dog leaves behind in the vehicle simply by brushing them before you get in the car. You should pay particular attention to this in…

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Understanding the Ins and Outs of Windshield Chip Repair

A damaged windshield can be a huge nuisance. Fortunately, not all windshield damage necessitates an entire replacement. Often times, a windshield chip repair will suffice in preventing further damage. The automotive experts at Pensacola Honda are well-equipped to provide you with the best advice about how to best repair your windshield.

A chip repair process will not remove the crack from the windshield. However, it will work to prevent the break from spreading and causing additional damage.  

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Keeping Rodents Away for Good

On a daily basis, people from around the world have their vehicle damaged by rodents. The problem is most people do not even know this is happening because this damage usually occurs under the hood. However, to be safe, there are some precautions you can take to keep rodents away for good.

The first precaution you can take would be to watch where you park, especially at night. If you park in an area where there is garbage nearby or food wrappers on the ground, you can expect rodents to be in that vicinity, so you shouldn't park there…

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Knowing Fact From Fiction With Motor Oil

Knowledge is one of the most important factors when taking care of a vehicle. This is especially the case when it comes to motor oil. There are a ton of myths circulating around that can actually cause some kind of harm to your vehicle or cost you a little more money than necessary.

One of the myths has a lot to do with the color of the motor oil. Many people have been made to believe that if the oil is black, then it needs to be changed. In many cases, the motor engine oil is also designed to clean…

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What is a Differential?

Have you had your differentials checked lately? While it’s not a routine maintenance, it is something that you should do if you notice issues with your tires riding roughly. Your service department should also check your differentials if you are going in for a tire balance or rotation. Differentials are located on the axles of your vehicle.

If you have a front-wheel drive, you’ll be able to find the differential on the front axle. It’s the opposite for rear-wheel drive, and you’ll have two differentials with all-wheel drive. Differential oil helps your axles move smoothly.  

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What are the advantages of using a tonneau cover?

Pickup trucks are built to carry cargo in an open bed which makes loading and unloading easy. However, open pickup beds also invite those with thieving hands and reduce fuel efficiency through wind drag. Some owners combat the security issue by placing shells over the bed that flows from a position near the cab to the rear of the bed. Others opt for a tonneau cover that lies flat across the bed which not only provides security but enhances fuel mileage as well.

The tonneau cover hooks over every side of the pickup bed. Secured by screws or clamps, the…

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Is it Time for Fuel System Service?

When you stop at the gas station, the fuel you put into your car goes into a tank. Now for this fuel to be useful, the fuel system must be able to pull it out of the tank and send it to the engine of the car on demand so that it can be combusted, which causes your car to move. If the fuel system fails, then your car is stuck in place. That is why we here at Pensacola Honda want to teach you a few common fuel system issues.

First, if your car frequently stalls when it is…

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