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Tips for Preventing Rodent Damage

At Hugh White Honda, we want you to be aware of certain risks to your car. Rodent damage is something drivers seldom think about until they find damage under the hood, such as chewed wires and hoses or nests built around the engine. Stop and see us and allow us to offer you some tips on how to prevent rodent damage.

One of the ways to avoid rodent damage is to keep them away, which can be accomplished by not making the garage an attractive place for them. Keep all food, like dog food, deer bait, etc. out of the…

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Prepare for Winter With a Winter Survival Kit

If you are going to be on the road throughout the winter, now is the time to prepare for winter. You want to be sure that you are prepared for anything that mother nature wants to throw at you. Having a few very affordable items makes all the difference. Let's take a look at some of the best items to have in your winter survival kit.

  • A blanket will keep you warm if you need to conserve your fuel or if your vehicle breaks down.
  • Keep some non-perishable food items in your vehicle in case you're stuck for…
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How to Correct a Slide on Icy Roads

Have you ever been on an icy road and felt your car start to slide as you brake? You probably were going a bit too fast when you started to brake. In general, you should keep your speed down below 45 mph. If you do find your wheels locking up, you can correct this by turning the wheels into the slide. This will cause your car to slow down, but you need to be careful that you maintain a slow speed and don't brake too hard.

When turning your steering wheel, you also don't want to over-correct as…

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What is a Differential Used for in Your Vehicle?

Our team at Hugh White Honda works hard to keep you informed about the components of your vehicle, which will extend its life and help it perform well. A differential is an important component that helps your vehicle turn properly.

A differential is a gearbox that is housed between your vehicle's drive wheels. Vehicles that are equipped with four-wheel drive have a front and rear differential. A differential works with the transmission to transport power from the engine to the axle that turns the wheels. Your vehicle's differential also helps your vehicle turn.  

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Getting Ample Space with an SUV

If you're looking for a vehicle that provides a lot of space, an SUV will get the job done. There are a variety of SUV sizes, including mini, compact, midsize, and full-size.

Mini and compact SUVs both have seating for at least four people, including the driver and front passenger. These SUVs are great for an individual or couple who are traveling or a family that includes one or two children.

Midsize and full-size SUVs are great for family trips, especially trips with children. Car seats often take up a lot of space, and if you're traveling with…

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How to Check Your Timing Belt

Most modern vehicles are equipped with a timing belt. This small component is an important part of your engine. Essentially, it synchronizes the valves and pistons to make sure that things are running smoothly. It's important to keep this piece in good condition. You can easily check on it if you know what to look for.

The timing belt has a unique appearance that sets it apart from the numerous other belts under the hood. On one side, it is flat. However, the underside features prominent teeth that are used to grip onto the camshaft and crankshaft gears.  

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Is Your Alternator Bad?

If your alternator is bad, the first sign that you might have is that your car will not start in the morning. It can be difficult to determine if it is the starter, battery, or alternator that is to blame. Either way, your next stop will be to bring your car in to Hugh White Honda and have our team of technicians find out where the problem lies.

Using specialized diagnostic tools, they can determine what part of the system is not working properly. An alternator is a part that wears out over time. Having it checked on a regular…

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Understanding the Differences Between Child Car Seats

There are many different child car seats to choose from, and it's important to find one that fits your child's size and age. At Hugh White Honda, we want to help you keep your family safe as you drive around Columbus.

Children younger than eight or nine months should be transported in a rear-facing car seats so that they can stay as protected as possible in case of an impact. Replacing the seat as soon as your child outgrows it is important.  

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Learning About Auto Financing

When you're ready to move forward with buying a car, understanding the different terms associated with getting a loan could help you make educated decisions about which financing option is right for you. Regardless of the size of loan you need, we're prepared to work with you.

If you don't have good enough credit to apply for a loan yourself, you could find a cosigner to help. They will also sign any financial agreements with you, and they'll be equally responsible for the loan if you can't make payments. 

 

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Tailgating Tips for Another Sports Season

Have you been attending football games each week for years and spending time in the tailgating area of the parking lot? Do you feel like you are constantly forgetting things no matter how hard you try to be prepared? Let us here at Hugh White Honda help you. We have a great tailgating essentials checklist compiled that will help you prepare for this Sunday and every Sunday after.

  • Bring along plates, cups, utensils and napkins.
  • Garbage bags are necessary for cleanup.
  • Baby wipes can clean up just about anything. 
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