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Tips for Planning a Holiday Road Trip

Autumn is one of the best seasons because it brings with it the beauty of the leaves as they turn various shades of brilliant colors. Each year, people from all over the country travel to where they can take in the best views of the countryside. Here are some tips from Sharp Honda on how to make the most of your next long trip.

In order to have the optimal travel experience, you need to know the right places to go. The New England states are known for their spectacular autumn leaf colors and breathtaking views of the eastern coast…

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Stay on Top of Tire Rotations

Rotating your tires is an important part of vehicle maintenance that you should perform once every 5,000 miles or so. The automotive service professionals here at Sharp Honda in Topeka, KS can keep your car running in its optimal condition. We can rotate your tires, change your oil, and perform other vital vehicle maintenance for you.

Why Rotate Tires?

Not only does performing a tire rotation reduce uneven tread wear, but it also reduces uneven wear on drivetrain parts to avoid costly repairs in the future. You'll thank yourself later when you are spending less money on tires…

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The 2019 Honda Passport SUV

Come to Sharp Honda and test drive the SUV that is making drivers in Topeka smile. The all-new midsize 2019 Honda Passport SUV is where luxury meets function, and its many high-end features will not disappoint.

The 2019 Honda Passport SUV features a powerful 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine, which provides the power needed to tackle the tough jobs. The torque-vectoring All-Wheel Drive System and its independent suspension provide precision responsiveness, making the 2019 Honda Passport SUV easy to navigate over even the roughest terrain...

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A Look at Dynamic 2020 Honda Accord Technology

For a good many years the 2020 Honda Accord has been a popular sedan. One of the reasons why the Honda Accord is a popular car is because of its dynamic technology.

The 2020 Honda Accord technology includes the Collision Mitigation Braking System. This feature commences automatic braking when a front-end collision seems inevitable. The 2020 Honda Accord technology features the Road Departure Mitigation System as well. With this system, a driver is provided steering and braking assistance if the vehicle begins to move out of a lane of traffic without signaling. 

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Understeering and Oversteering Problems Impact Tire Traction

Cars that have front-wheel drive and vehicles with rear-wheel drive can develop common steering problems. Some issues can make cornering tougher, and others may decrease timing when steering procedures are implemented around a curve.

A vehicle must have a great grip so that its steering system can operate efficiently. If the tires on the front or back of an automobile lack traction, understeering or oversteering will occur. On straight roads that lead into a curve, understeering will make the process of maneuvering around the turn a challenge.  

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An Alternator Functions in a Strategic Way

The alternator is basically a power unit that supplies energy to important automotive components. It's found underneath the hood, and during strategic times, it acts as a generator.

When you use electronics in your car, power isn't supplied from the battery. An automotive battery only serves one purpose, which is to energize the starter motor. This is why a vehicle never cranks when its battery is completely drained. After you crank your car, all energy for various systems is distributed from the alternator. The alternator plays two vial roles while an engine is running.  

 

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Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Back-to-School

Whether your kids are school-aged or college-aged, getting the car they'll depend on to get to and from class ready for the rigors of the school year has plenty of benefits beyond the immediate commute. Maintaining your vehicle will contribute to a higher resale value down the line, and keeping it up to date will keep you from being stranded.

As the school year coincides with the beginning of autumn, you can ready your car for the winter ahead as well by trading your summer tires in for a winter set. Changing your oil is an opportunity to use…

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Take Care of Your Headlights to Avoid Issues

While there are potential issues that can occur with your headlights over time, it is possible to prevent some of the problems with your headlights. Therefore, you do not have to accept headlight problems as something that is going to occur. You can take a few steps in order to maximize the use of your headlights.

One of the things you can do is polish your headlights. This will keep everything bright for you while you are driving around at night. This will also save you money on repair work. You are going to have to take precaution while you…

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How to Debadge Your Car

Informed vehicle owners are usually able to get the most out of their cars and are able to customize them to look exactly how they want. That is why our team at Sharp Honda want to be sure that you know a variety of ways to remove any unwanted badges from your car or truck.

First, experts recommend that heat is applied to the badge to loosen the adhesive. This can be done in a variety of ways. The first way is to pour extremely hot water over the badge which melts the adhesive. The second way is to use…

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Testing a Vehicle Battery

Occasionally, vehicle owners may desire to determine the level of charge a battery contains. The task requires using an analog or a digital voltmeter. Digital versions are often recommended, as they tend to be more accurate. Before beginning, make sure to wear rubber gloves.

Make sure the vehicle's engine and all electronic components are turned off. Connect the positive or red lead of the voltmeter to the positive battery post. Connect the ground or black lead to the negative battery post. Good batteries display a charge of 12.4 or better. 

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