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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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Actions to Take if You’re in an Accident

Getting into an accident can be terrifying. Your car may be totaled and you may even have injuries. You will want to call the police as soon as possible so that they can show up on the scene. From there, they can take any necessary actions. They will also provide you with the police report.

You will also want to call your insurance company to notify them of the accident. They will be able to guide you through the process of filing an insurance claim. They will even tell you where you can take your car in order to get…

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How to Install Your Child's Safety Seat

If you've been thinking about installing a child's safety seat, you might be wondering how to get started. Fortunately, you have a couple of options. Installing a safety seat doesn't have to be difficult, especially once you know what you're doing. Here's what you need to know.

First off, make sure you place the seat in the backseat. Avoid placing a car seat in the front passenger seat. The safest place for children is in the backseat of the vehicle. Use the seat belt to secure the child's safety seat in place. 

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What Does an Alternator Do in my Car?

The alternator is working hard to provide you a number of the luxuries you are used to having each time you get into your vehicle. For that reason, it is important to have the charging system maintained each year at the service center so you can continue to ride without issue.

The alternator charges itself when the vehicle is running. A belt from the engine to alternator spins when the engine is running, charging the alternator so it can effectively power those other systems. 

 

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Are You Ready To Use Your Vehicle To Tow?

It's never too late to learn different uses of your vehicle. One job that can save you time and money is using your vehicle to tow things that you need to move. Learning a few do's and don'ts to towing will make this process easier and the towing experience safer.

Hitting the road towing a vehicle will be a painless and safe adventure if you follow the do's and don'ts of towing. One thing that you should definitely do is check to see if your trailer's tires are the same type and meet the…

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Protect an Automobile by a Using Detailing Service

When various environmental elements harm the finish on an automobile, the process of making the paint of exterior surfaces shiny and appealing in a professional way isn't always simple. Although a car wash can remove contaminates on a typical vehicle, some particles won't wipe off the surfaces easily because they will stick to the exterior material. In order to eliminate these flaws, someone must use a clay bar, and the only place where you can get services with a clay bar is an automotive detailing shop. 

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Looking for a New Set of Tires? Here's What You Need to Know

Finding the right tires can be tricky. Fortunately, you have a couple of fantastic options depending on where you live and what your driving preferences are. Here's what you need to know.

Summer tires are great if you want to drive smoothly and quickly. If you need performance tires that will enable you to turn easily and handle light rain, this style will work well for your needs. 

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Get the Facts About Backup Cameras

There are some great modern safety features that can help protect you and your loved ones behind the wheel. One of the most popular is the backup camera. When you're driving around town, understanding the safety features of your car can help to avoid accidents and improve safety.

As of 2018, rearview monitoring technologies, or backup cameras, are standard on new passenger vehicles in the United States. They've been popular for years, however, because the detailed view can help to keep cars from crashing into kids, pets and other objects that may be out of sight of a…

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Avoid Distracted Driving: Stay Safe While on the Road

At Pensacola Honda, we want you to be safe when you're out on the road, and one of the best ways to ensure that happens is to avoid distracted driving. Even the smallest distractions can result in big consequences. Regardless of the car you choose, we want you to have many more years of safely taking it to family functions, travel adventures, and more.

Driving while tired, eating or drinking, changing the music, reaching for something that fell, personal grooming, using any electronic device, and arguing are just some of the distractions that should be avoided at all costs…

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