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Get Rid of Rodents in Frigid Weather

In many parts of the country this time of year, it's cold outside. In the winter, mice and rats are looking for shelter from the frigid weather, and underneath the hood of your car is prime real estate for them. You might feel a little bad for them until you realize what they can do to your car, including causing fires and short-circuited wires. Take a look at a few ways that you can get rid of your car's furry little enemies.

Keep all food, including pet food and bird seed, away from the garage.  

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How to Properly Pack Your SUV

While most drivers don't realize it, there's a right and wrong way to pack an SUV. Proper packing techniques can have a noticeable effect on your vehicle's performance, safety, and efficiency. We here at Sharp Honda want you to be an informed SUV owner, so here are some great packing tips.

Before you load up, it's a good idea to separate items by size and weight. Your largest bag should be pushed as close to the front of the SUV as possible. This helps to distribute weight evenly, making it easier for your vehicle to move…

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Extreme Temperatures Affecting Car Batteries Affect Vehicle Choice

It seems that weather extremes are becoming more and more common. Each year, record high or low daily temperatures are being recorded. These temperatures can take their tolls on people, but they also take their tolls on vehicles. Specifically, car batteries suffer the most.

In extremely cold temperatures, car batteries must exert more power to compensate for other car starter components that tend to struggle. In extremely hot conditions, the internal cells of a car’s battery can become subject to abnormal evaporation.  

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Pay Attention to the Health of Your Timing Belt

Although your vehicle contains many essential components to operate properly, one of the most critical is the timing belt. The timing belt is necessary for your engine to run properly, keeping the crankshaft and the camshaft turning at a synchronized rate. A timing belt that suddenly malfunctions can cause severe engine damage in addition to suddenly shutting down your vehicle, no matter where you are on the road.

Pay attention to your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations regarding changing the timing belt to prevent its sudden breakage.  

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Choose to Have Your Muffler Repaired Right Away

If your muffler is failing to do the job that it is meant to do, meaning that if it is failing to take the exhaust that your vehicle creates and release it behind your vehicle, it is time for you to seek out help. Sharp Honda is here to assist you when you fail an emissions test.

When you have your exhaust system repaired, your vehicle will run in a cleaner way. It will work better for you and it will be better for the health of your vehicle, overall. You should have your muffler and exhaust system repaired to…

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Comparison between salt and kitty litter in your vehicle during winter

Note that during the winter is when car owners and drivers face most problems during decision making. Quite a number of these decisions culminate to what to include when it comes to stocking the equipment kit needed during the winter travels. The season is characterized by extreme cold conditions that occur with a freezing effect. This can bring multiple challenges when not carefully tackled.

The advice is that rock salt is essential when handling ice since it has a melting effect on the ice. It also has the characteristic nature of coarseness that provides traction when...

 

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What Exactly is ASE Certification & How Important is it?

Whether you’re new to the area or just new to needing automotive repair, you’re going to want to find a shop that offers ASE-certified automotive technicians. When you come to Sharp Honda, that’s exactly what you’re getting. ASE, which stands for National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, certification is a guarantee that technicians are experts in their field.

ASE certification means that an auto technician has either earned a two-year automotive degree, worked in automotive technology for at least a year or both AND has passed from one to either ASE certification exams. 

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How To Remain Safe After An Accident

It is nearly impossible to avoid a traffic accident for your entire life. We all end up in these sticky situations from time to time. How you react to this kind of event if what really matters. First, you should stay calm and make sure that everyone on the scene is not hurt. Injuries or not you must then call the police. You will need them to take down an official report for later use.

Speak with the other driver or anyone else on the scene and exchange information with them. 

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Keep Your Child Safe with a Properly Installed Car Safety Seat

Ensuring that your child safety seat is properly installed in your vehicle is one of the most important steps that you can take to keep your child safe. Before choosing a car seat, you must take the time to familiarize yourself with the different sizes and styles so that you choose the correct one for your child's age and weight. The car seat instructions must be read in tandem with the vehicle manufacturer's manual to ensure proper installation.

The safety-driven associates at Sharp Honda understand the importance of keeping your family safe while traveling by car. 

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What Does an Alternator Do?

If the alternator in your vehicle was failing, you would know it in an instant. The alternator has to be charged when the car is running by way of the belt system, so it can provide you many of the features you enjoy each time you get behind the wheel of your car.

The alternator runs more things than you realize, so it is important you get the vehicle to a service center often for maintenance checks or you are going to have a less than enjoyable ride. 

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