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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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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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