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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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Safely Packing Your SUV for a Road Trip Takes Practice

It doesn't matter whether you're a seasoned traveler or someone who is traveling for the first time, if you're choosing the roadways, safety is still your number one priority. There are usually temptations to over-pack an SUV and that should be completely avoided. Instead of waiting until the day of your road trip, practice packing your luggage and cargo the day before to get an idea of how much space is needed.

If you're using a luggage rack, do not allow anything to hang over the sides. There should never be any luggage that obstructs the…

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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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Why More Drivers are Buying an SUV

Have you ever wondered why so many drivers are buying SUVs today? We would like to show you our many models of Honda SUVs for sale at our dealership and show you the many reasons why so many people are choosing SUVs. We can answer any questions you may have about SUVs so if you do decide you want one, you’re making a knowledge-based decision. Here are just a few of the many reasons why drivers are buying SUVs.

  • Safety – They’re safer than cars in case of an accident.
  • Economical – Many SUVs get excellent gas mileage.
  • Spacious – SUVs…
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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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