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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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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

Ready to give your tires the ultimate clean? There are some tips that can help you make this process much easier and more accurate. The first thing that you should have to speed up tire cleaning is a garden hose or pressure washer. You want to be able to spray off the dust and grime from your rubber tires. The second thing is that you should use a professional grade tire gel cleaner. This will get off any corrosion or “tire blooming,” as well as a protective shine to your tires. 

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Acid Rain and Road Salt Can Damage Vehicles

Here at our location, we take time to help our customers and other drivers to keep their cars in better condition. During cold weather months, a common culprit in slow-moving vehicle damage is lowly road salt. In addition to being a potent ice melter, road salt is also a powerful corrosive agent. As such, if drivers allow it to cake onto their vehicles and to stay there for long periods of time, it can and will cause significant amounts of damage.

In addition to road salt, another common cause of liquid-based damage is acid rain.  

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Get Windshield Cracks Repaired Quickly

Has your windshield recently taken a hit from a rock on the road recently and suffered a small crack or chip? Depending on the type of crack, it may begin to slowly grow in size over time if you neglect to have it repaired.

At Hugh White Honda, we can help you determine the best course of action in the event of damage to your windshield. Small cracks can be repaired inexpensively without the need to replace the windshield completely. You might still have a minor blemish afterward, but you'll save money in the process. 

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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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