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Be Careful When Loading Your SUV with Cargo

The team here at Honda World loves seeing you put your SUV to use. When you are loading cargo into that vehicle, we want to make sure that you know just how you can do that to keep yourself and your possessions safe.

As you load cargo into the back of your SUV, make sure that you leave the rear window and the space in front of it clear. Make sure that you allow yourself the visibility that you need to stay safe. When you are loading cargo into your vehicle, you should be careful to secure those objects that…

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What is a Powertrain Warranty vs. a Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty?

Many people who are in the market to buy a new vehicle often get confused about the difference between the powertrain warranty and bumper-to-bumper warranty. Today we are going to clear up any confusion.

Under the powertrain warranty, various components of the car's propulsion system, like the engine and transmission, are covered. Basically, anything bringing power to the car's wheels, including driveshaft and velocity joints, are covered.

Under the bumper-to-bumper warranty, otherwise known as the comprehensive warranty, everything from front bumper to back bumper is covered.

 

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Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel Drive Defined

We help car buyers fully understand automobiles before making a buying decision. Today, we explain and compare front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive.

In a front-wheel drive car, you find a transmission that pulls the vehicle by transferring the engine's horsepower to the front wheels. Meanwhile, in a rear-wheel drive auto, you have a setup that transmits the engine's force to rear wheels, which push the vehicle. Car makers love to use the front-wheel drive in their entry-level cars because it saves them money. Auto buyers who pay more for rear-wheel drive models typically...

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Signs of a leaking exhaust system

Do you know the signs that your car’s exhaust is leaking? Your exhaust is responsible for moving the dangerous gases produced in your engine to the air outside of the car. A leak in the exhaust can expose you and your passengers to the toxic fumes.

One of the signs of a failing exhaust is new vibrations in the pedals, seat, or steering wheel. If your exhaust has a leak, you might also notice a popping or hissing noise while your engine is running. When the exhaust isn’t functioning properly, you might also find that your car isn…

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Does Your Battery Work Properly?

The battery inside of a vehicle is what provides the power necessary to use a radio or other electrical components. It also works with the starter and alternator to help the car start. To test your car's battery, remove the terminal connectors and take it out of the vehicle. You will then want to connect it to a voltmeter for testing.

If you do not have one of your own, most auto shops and dealer service centers will have one that you can borrow. The battery should produce about 12 volts, and if it doesn't, you know that…

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What Should I Know about My Alignment?

If you know your vehicle well then you probably know when something isn't quite right about how your vehicle is driving. You may notice the steering wheel feels a bit bumpier than normal. You may also notice that your vehicle is veering a bit to one side while driving at higher speeds. These issues are very common when a vehicle is in desperate need of alignment. An alignment refers to the front two wheels of your vehicle and how they need to be pointing at the exact same angle in the same direction. Just being the slightest bit off…

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Is Your Alternator Holding You Back?

There are many systems in your vehicle that depend on electrical current in order to run. Your automotive battery is at the heart of this. But you may wonder how your battery can last for years on end without completely discharging. The answer to that is your alternator. Your vehicle's alternator is a basically a small generator that recharges your battery as the engine runs as well as sends power to other electrical systems to power than such as your lights and your radio.

As your engine rotates, it turns your main serpentine belt. There are many different systems…

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Do You Have Enough Horsepower in Your Vehicle?

Whenever we buy a car, one of the de facto measurements that we look for is the horsepower of the engine. This tells us the relative power of the engine and how the car will respond when we drive it.

The term "horsepower" came about during the 18th century when James Watt, the famous inventor needed a way to impress upon people how powerful his steam engines were. He was seeking a way to measure that power in a way that people could understand. One day he was watching ponies working at a coal mine, and he calculated that one…

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Which Drivetrain Will Lead You to the Most Success?

If you've considered getting a new vehicle, you may want to take a look at a four-wheel or, all-wheel-drive vehicle. Surprisingly, these models have become more popular lately, as manufacturers are offering the feature on more models, at a more affordable price. Some packages and models even come with the feature already included. Our team at Honda World has a great assortment to choose from.

If you're not familiar with how these features work, we'll be glad to explain. Both drivetrains offer better traction and handling on nearly any type of terrain. In bad weather conditions...

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You Can Check Your Oil Less Often Than You Think

Many people get their oil changed every 3,000 miles, and that is probably too often. It really all depends on your style of driving and on how hard you are on your vehicle. If you make a lot of short trips, let your vehicle idle for long periods of time, or drive in a lot of starts and go traffic then you probably need to get your oil changed more often.

Be sure to regularly check on the health of your oil when you do your pre-checks. It should be nice and clear like cooking oil and not black…

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