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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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Back-to-School Season Maintenance Tips

With the back-to-school season upon us again, this is the year you can take car of your vehicle the right way so it makes it another year without a major breakdown.

One way to make certain all the moving parts can make it another season is by keeping up with basic maintenance. This means get the vehicle to a service center and have the oil changed, the coolant replaced, fluids drained, engine tuned up, and the tires rotated. 

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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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