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Tips to Get Your Car Ready to Return to College

As summer comes to an end, it's time to think about getting your car ready to return to college. An oil change is always recommended, and your tires should be inspected and rotated as necessary. It's a good time to get new tires if yours are questionable and clean out your car for the year ahead.

Pay attention to your emergency supplies. You should have a working spare tire, a jack, flashlight, and batteries in case of an emergency. In addition, a few snacks that won't go stale, a blanket, and a shovel can help you out…

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Some Headlight Maintenance Jobs are Extremely Simple

A headlight has various components that work together to produce a beam of light. In some cases, if one part malfunctions, simple steps can be taken to correct the problem. In this guide, you'll learn how automotive technicians fix headlights during an easy job.

When a headlight has a crack on its housing, a technician can fix it without replacing the bulb. A simple crack that isn't too deep won't let environmental elements reach a headlight bulb. As a result, a bulb doesn't need to be swapped with a new part if a cracked housing is…

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How to Pick a Teen's First Car

Here at Hugh White Honda, we always want you to make an informed decision when purchasing a new vehicle. If you're choosing your teen's first car, this is more important than ever. You want to be sure that a new teen driver stays safe. Here are some tips for choosing that first vehicle.

Rule number one is that there's no need for high horsepower. It's a good idea to stick to something practical for a new driver. Good fuel economy and adequate cargo space are things to be concerned with, not the top speed or 0-60…

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Should I Refinance or Trade In My Car?

If you've noticed it's getting harder each month to make your car payment, you might benefit from taking a look at your financial situation to see if you can refinance your loan. Securing a lower interest rate will result in a lower monthly payment.

Depending on how long you've been repaying your current loan, it may have positively impacted your credit rating. A higher credit rating helps you to get a better interest rate, so refinancing could pay off enormously over time. 

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Save Money on Your Next Road Trip With These Tips

A road trip can be fun, exciting, and let you see what is missed when traveling by plane. On the other hand, road trips can take a long time and costs can quickly add up. We at Hugh White Honda have provided you with some ways to save money when traveling by car.

The way to keep costs low on a road trip is through meticulous planning. Try to plan in advance the route you want to take. Don't stop at the first hotel, gas station, or restaurant you see. Plan ahead or drive around to see where the…

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Simple Spring Car Care to Get Road Travel Ready

Sunny days make you want to get outside. Before you take to the streets for a leisurely ride or venture out of town for a trip, make sure your ride is ready.

While sunshine is nice, you'll want to be cool as it gets warmer, so make sure to flush and refill your radiator. Air conditioning that's not working like it should needs servicing by a qualified technician. This keeps you cooler and helps avoid potentially higher repair costs later on. Make sure to change the oil and the filter regularly.  

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Automotive Care: Why Washing Your Vehicle is so Important

At Hugh White Honda, our customers are important to us, which is why we provide them with information that helps them keep their cars looking good and running smoothly. Washing your vehicle is vital because it removes dirt, pollen, debris, and other contaminants from the exterior, which will prevent damage. Dirt that is left caked on a vehicle can cause rusting, scratches, and damage to the protective coat.

If you keep your vehicle washed, it will help improve fuel efficiency. When a vehicle's exterior is clean, it is 10 percent more fuel efficient than a car that is dirty…

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Why Use a Dash Cam?

At Hugh White Honda, we like to keep our customers informed about the latest vehicle accessories. Maybe a dash cam isn't necessary, but there are some benefits to using one. Since a dash camera records everything that happens, the owner has a visual record of all occurrences while driving. This can be helpful for when accidents occur.

A visual record proves what happened at the scene of the accident and prevents future legal battles. After an accident, sometimes the guilty party will deny their driving error and shift blame to the other driver.  

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Find Out About Android Auto

When you visit us for a test drive, you might hear about us talking about Android Auto. This popular in-vehicle feature utilizes the latest technology to keep your smartphone connected to your vehicle.

You can go hands-free when you use the Google Assistant. There will either be a voice command button on the steering wheel or you can say, “Okay Google.” Either way, you can interact with the various apps on your smartphone using Android Auto. 

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Common Causes of an Engine Overheating

If you've noticed your engine temperature gauge edging upward and are worried this might indicate a serious problem, there are a few things you can check to rule out common causes of an overheating engine.

The most common cause of an engine overheating has a simple fix. Check your engine coolant reservoir to see if the level is low and top it up if necessary. Your engine can't properly cool itself without adequate levels of coolant. Another common cause is escalating outside temperatures, which can challenge any engine to stay cool.  

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