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Springtime is Service Time for Your Vehicle

With warm weather in full swing, it's time to start planning your next weekend getaway. Before you head out, though, you'll want to be sure your car is as ready as you are. To be fully prepared, check out these spring car care tips from Sharp Honda.

Begin where the rubber meets the road, literally, by checking the condition of your tires, including the spare. Good tires will ensure you have plenty of traction, even during a summer storm. Next, if you're the type of traveler who likes to hit the road early in the morning, it…

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Tips for Traveling on a Limited Budget

It is possible to take a road trip without spending a lot of money. However, you will need to plan carefully to stay within your budget. Before you leave town, be sure that your car is in good condition. This typically means checking for damage, getting the oil changed, and inflating the tires before getting on the road.

A vehicle that is in good condition will usually get farther on a gallon of gas and require fewer trips to the gas station. Other ways to save money on a trip include planning your route so that you travel fewer miles…

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Why Washing Your Car is Important

When you drive around town, you want to take pride in the appearance of your car. Washing your car regularly is important for a wide variety of reasons and will let you enjoy getting into your vehicle every morning. At Sharp Honda, we have all of the products you need to keep your car or truck looking amazing. We can help you understand the value of a clean car.

Keeping the exterior of your car clean can extend the lifetime of the paint and of the vehicle. Regular washings can remove debris and allow you to keep tabs on any…

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Gasket Failure Warning Signs

It would not be possible for your car to run without the gaskets that are in the vehicle. Gaskets are designed to form a perfect fit between certain parts of the car's engine. If a gasket should fail, important fluids in the engine would either leak out or mix together. This would lead to your car becoming inoperable.

There are warning signs that a gasket is having trouble and may need to be replaced. If you notice that there is seepage around a gasket, that is a warning sign.  

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Use Our Tips for Easily Sharing the Road

When you safely share the road with bicyclists, you could save lives. All of us at Sharp Honda wish to thoughtfully offer these tips that make sharing our city's roads easier.

While driving on local roads, always assume that bicycles are present. When you see a cyclist on the road, do not get annoyed. They are allowed to ride on most roads. Avoid cruising side-by-side with cyclists. They should be able to use a lane's full width. Only pass when you can leave them a three-foot safety zone without causing problems for vehicles in other lanes. 

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Why do Headlights Cloud Up in Just a Few Years?

Newer vehicles are subject to fuel economy restrictions. Those restrictions do not mean that every car in a manufacturers fleet needs to meet those levels of fuel economy. It says that the overall fleet must meet the federal fuel economy levels. These regulations led to a revolution in headlight technology as well as other car parts.

Glass is heavier than plastic. To remove the weight of glass from the headlight system, automotive engineers substituted a lighter, yet robust, plastic material for glass. Over time, the outer layer of plastic succumbs to the effect of ultra-violet light. 

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Fast, Easy Cleaning Steps for a Pet Hair-free Vehicle

If you’re a vehicle owner who also happens to be a pet owner, you’re probably all too familiar with the hassle of removing pet hair from your car. Below are a few simple ways to make cleaning your car of cat or dog hair simple and stress-free.

Static electricity attracts hair, so passing an inflated balloon or rubber glove over the upholstery should lift and remove stubborn pet hair. Applying a light mist of diluted fabric softener and then wiping also removes hair while freshening up upholstery and carpeting. 

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Protecting Your Vehicle From Salt Corrosion

With all the snow we’ve been getting this winter, the plows seem to be out constantly pouring salt on the roads to make them driveable and keep us as safe as possible. Come to see our professionals at Sharp Honda and get some tips on how to protect your vehicle from salt corrosion. Here are a few tips.

  • Wash your car every ten days or less.
  • Wash the vehicle during the day when the temperature is below freezing.
  • Avoid driving through heavy snow or rain puddles. 
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Ways to Test and Provide Ratings

When testing the LATCH, one thing that is needed is the ratings. When people provide the ratings, they will let people know how well the LATCH holds up. This will also give people with families an idea on what they can expect from their vehicle when it comes to keeping their children safe.

Ratings are given according to a set of criteria. Two LATCH positions are going to have to meet all of the criteria so that it guarantees the safety of the vehicle. The goal for the vehicle is to earn a good rating.  

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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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