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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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Water Can Be A Killer - Check Your Tire Tread Regularly

Virtually everybody knows what tires are – those rubber things on vehicles that help you grip the road when you drive – although surprisingly few people understand the mechanisms of how tire tread help vehicles adhere to the road.

The patterns cut into rubber tires are called tread. When water is present, tread channels water that the tires pick up from the ground thanks to centripetal force. As the water is pushed outwards, tires are better able to grip the road. If tires do not have tread, water can pool up underneath tires, potentially causing the vehicle to sits on such puddles…
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Get Food to Hungry Bellies This Holiday Season

This holiday season, as millions of people travel to see loved ones for another year, an untold amount of food will be transported in vehicles large and small. To ensure you achieve success in getting the food you prepare to its destination, follow a couple of easy steps so that you don't end up on the hungry side of the holidays!

First, make sure to avoid spills by tightly sealing any dishes with liquid in them. Something as simple as stretching plastic wrap over the top of a pot of green beans can make a huge difference.

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Tips for your road trip

Millions of Americans travel by car each year on a trip of at least 50 miles from their homes. If you are planning to road trip it from Pensacola to somewhere else, it's important to make sure you follow these tips.

Make sure your car is in good shape. Have any needed service done at Pensacola Honda, where we will inspect your car for you as well to make sure it is safe for travel.

Plan out your route. Though smartphones and GPS devices mean you can get directions on the fly, it's a good idea to plan…
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