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Simple Tips for Jump Starting a Battery

With a set of jumper cables, jump starting a dead car battery is easy. Learn how to jump start your car by following these easy instructions from the Pensacola Honda auto parts specialists.

Connect the positive battery terminals in the engine of a working car and the dead car with the red jumper cable. Attach one end of the black jumper cable to the negative terminal in the working car and the other end to a metal part in the dead car’s engine. Make sure the metal part isn’t going to move once the engine starts. 

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Signs Your Ignition Needs Professional Service

There are some primary signs that your ignition is in need of professional service. One of the basic symptoms that your ignition needs service is when it doesn't turn over and activate the engine immediately. In other words, you have to turn the ignition multiple times in order to get the car running. In addition, if your car stalls when idling, this can be a symptom of your ignition needing service.

Another sign that your ignition requires professional service is the ignition feeling unusually hot to touch. 

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Should You Consider Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement?

Your vehicle’s windshield wipers are responsible for keeping the glass clear of snow, rain, and general debris. They are a vital part of safe driving. It’s a good idea to check the rubber on them periodically for signs of wear. The elements, such as the sun and debris, combined with continual use will wear away their ability to function properly.

A blade that streaks or skips across the glass is an indicator that replacement should be sought. 

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What are Clutch Driven Radiator Fans?

In addition to the coolant itself, your vehicle's cooling system has other parts that contribute to the cooling efforts. One such component is called the engine fan, and these parts can be invaluable when they work properly.

Engine cooling fans get their energy in various ways. Some motor cooling fans get their motive energy directly from the engine by way of belts and pulleys. Others may be directly connected to drive shafts by way of special clutches. 

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What to do if Your Car Loses Performance Power

The exhaust system in your car is responsible for bringing in air from your engine, removing toxins, and sending the air back out into the environment. In addition, the muffler of your exhaust system helps quiet the noise that your car makes. If your car has suddenly become much louder as you are driving, you probably need a new muffler.

A car that has trouble getting up to speed is often having a problem with the exhaust system. Holes in the muffler or pipes can make your car less efficient and have difficulty picking up speed. 

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Why is the Car so Bouncy?

Driving your vehicle shouldn’t feel like you’re trying to corral an unruly child in a bounce house. You have enough to contend with when you’re on the road. Normal wear and tear can create a suspension system that’s loose and shocks that don’t absorb the road’s imperfections.

The suspension system allows you to control the vehicle’s steering. It also provides comfort while you’re riding by protecting you from road bumps. Finally, your car's suspension is designed to keep the wheels on the road. Wheels require the road’s friction to move…

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What is Horsepower?

Horsepower serves as a term we've all most likely heard of at least once in car commercials or just casual conversation at the track or auto store. But what does horsepower really mean? The term was coined by engineer James Watt, who lived from 1736 to 1819. As a means to popularize steam engines, he came up with a comparable unit of measurement: horsepower.

Watt observed ponies lifting coal at a coal mine. On average, he estimated that a single pony could do 22,000 foot-pounds of work a minute. An increase by 50%, he measured it to be…

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Windshield Wiper Fluid: A Multi-Purpose Product

Many car owners believe that the windshield wiper fluid in their vehicle is just for cleaning dirty windows now and then, but it actually has several more very important attributes. In addition to normal windshield washing, here's a few reasons why washer fluid is such an important part of your vehicle’s operation.

  1. Washer fluid is specifically produced with anti-freezing solution to protect your windshield washing system and fluid lines during the winter months.
  2. The chemicals in the fluid are capable of breaking down foreign objects on your windshield. 
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Reasons why SUVs Continue to Be Popular

Purchasing a new vehicle is an important decision, and getting to know the best model that suits your needs is the challenging part of the plan. Our dealership is here to enable you to understand why an SUV is one of your best options. Consider the following benefits which you will get to enjoy in this type of body style.

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