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Key Differences Between Summer and All-Weather Tires

From rubber compound to tread pattern, there are many differences between a durable all-weather tire and a high-performance summer one. If you drive in consistently warm conditions, a summer tire might be your choice for year-round performance. If you're searching for a long lifetime and functionality in all weather conditions, an all-weather option might be better-suited for your vehicle. 

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Why Use A Clay Bar When Detailing A Car?

We here at Hugh White Honda feel that knowing how to detail with a clay bar is important to know for all car owners. Before you spray on the lubricant, flatten out the clay bar into a circle that is roughly the size of a baseball. Be sure not to make it too think or else it may not be strong enough to remove all of the contaminants found in the finish of your car's paint. Then, spray the lubricant and firmly press the clay over top. Lift up and you will immediately see the difference. 

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Background Check Your Car With a Vehicle History Report

When you're looking for your next great daily driver to take out on the streets, you may want to find out more about the exciting used cars you see. Used cars can be great-looking and extremely reliable, but you may have questions about where they came from.

A vehicle history report can give you the information you need. This kind of search is based on the car's VIN and provides, among other things, details about the ownership history and use of the car, accident record and insurance claims filed on the vehicle. You can also find out about…

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Why Car Covers are Important

When you buy a nice vehicle, you want it to last as long as possible and look as good as possible. Car covers can play an important role in providing good maintenance for your vehicle. Stop at Hugh White Honda and let us show you our selection of car covers and other automotive supplies.

Car covers may take awhile to get used to, but they’re more than worth the effort and are important for several reasons:

  • They reduce the chance of auto theft because the vehicle isn’t as accessible.
  • They provide good protection against birds and other animals…
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Reliable Mechanics Will Help You Maintain Your Vehicle

Finding a good mechanic is like finding an affordable apartment in New York City; when you do find one, it is better than gold. When you have a mechanic you can rely on, you can trust him or her to help you maintain your vehicle and keep it in good running order.

In order to know when a mechanic is providing good service or not, it is helpful to understand the basic workings of your car. That way, you will understand the auto terminology that the mechanic is using. There are many guides to read online and useful books that…

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Why Buy A Hatchback?

If you are shopping for a new vehicle, then chances are you are overwhelmed with all of the different makes and models that we have here on our Hugh White Honda new and used car lot. There are so many different options for each individual vehicle that you look at. Whether you are interested in safety, what kind of engine a vehicle has or what interior features are included, there is a lot to consider. One feature you might want to think about including in your choice is a hatchback. Let's take a look at some of the reasons…

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What Motor Oil Myths Can We Dispel?

Most drivers understand the importance of having the oil changed in their vehicles but many don’t know much more beyond that due to motor oil myths that have been around forever. Believing many of the myths can actually damage your vehicle. Stop at Hugh White Honda and speak with our technicians and get the true facts.

The type of motor oil your vehicle needs depends on the vehicle and the weather. Although many believe that the W on the motor oil can (20W-50) means weight, it actually means winter. Fluctuating temperatures can make the oil viscosity change. 

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Roadside Emergency Preparedness

It's always smart to be prepared in the event of an emergency. Putting together a basic roadside emergency kit can make being stranded on the side of the road slightly less terrifying.

Safety should always come first. Be sure to include several 15-minute road flares or a set of triangle reflectors in your roadside emergency kit. If you live in an area where extremely cold temperatures are a regular occurrence,you should also include a blanket, chemical hand warmers, cat litter for traction on slippery surfaces and a shovel. 

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Know When to Change Your Cabin and Engine Air Filters

Don't take clean air for granted. It's necessary for you and your passengers, but did you also know that it's necessary for your car, as well? Your cabin and engine air filters play a vital role in keeping your car going at full capacity. They help filter out impurities, including mold spores, pollen, dust, and other debris, before they reach the engine or the passenger cabin. That's why you need to change out your filters at regular intervals. If you notice any of the following, you need to get in to the Honda service facility of…

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What are the Benefits of Using Windshield Washer Fluid?

Here at Hugh White Honda, we've probably seen it all. From car maintenance "shortcuts" that range from duct tape used to secure fabric on the interior to bigger things like a network of super glue and rope to secure a bumper, there's no limit to the creativity that people go through to keep their cars on the road with as little down-time as possible. However, not all shortcuts were created equal. One thing that you certainly do not want to ever do is fill your windshield washer reservoir with regular water.

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