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Common Causes for an Illuminated Tire Pressure Icon

The tire pressure lights in your car alert you when potential issues are discovered with the car tires. Here is why those lights may have turned on, and what you can do about them.

One of the false positives you may receive with the tire pressure indicators is that the weather can impact air pressure. On days of extreme heat or cold, the pressure could rise or drop a few pounds. Usually when the temperatures rise later in the day, the lights will turn off automatically. 

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How to Quickly Jump Start Another Car

The unexpected happens, and we're here to help you travel around the Topeka, KS region with as little frustration as possible. In the event that you come across another motorist with a dead battery - or perhaps it's your battery that needs some juice - here is a simple guide to easily jump start a car with a dead battery, prepared for you by the Honda service team at Sharp Honda.

  1. Bring the two vehicles together nose to nose, battery to battery.
  2. The jumper cables should be two colors, black and red. The red cable goes to the positive on…
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How Does Temperature Affect Your Car's Battery?

Inordinately hot temperatures and vehicle batteries aren't a desirable blend in any way. That's due to the fact that immoderately high temperatures can in some cases bring on dead batteries. If the idea of having to replace your car battery quickly upsets you, there are many other drivers who know exactly how you feel.

It can help, though, to focus on a cool engine. Car engines have to exert themselves during the summer months. If you want helpful defense against overheating, a dead battery and more, engine coolness needs to be one of your biggest priorities. 

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FWD or RWD: Which Suits Your Driving Style?

You are in the market for a new car, but with so many choices out there, which should you choose? First, you will need to decide whether you want a vehicle that is front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive, and below are some facts to help you decide:

  • Front-Wheel Drive - In a front-wheel drive vehicle, power is sent from the engine to the front wheels, and the front wheels then pull the vehicle. Some advantages of a front-wheel drive vehicle are: better traction, better fuel mileage, more back seat space, and many are quite affordable. 
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Make Time for Important Tire Rotations Service

At Sharp Honda, we know how busy our customers are and how often they are pressed for time. That's why when you bring in your vehicle to our service department for an oil change or another minor service; we may recommend our tire rotation service as a time-saving measure that you can have done during the same service visit.

Tire rotation is extremely important to protect your tires from unnecessary wear and involve switching the tires from rear to front or from left to right. Not only does tire rotation service improve the longevity of your investment in quality…

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When Do Brake Pads Need to Be Replaced?

One of the parts of a car that needs to be replaced on a regular basis is its brake pads. This is because as they are used, they are ground down until they are gone. It's important to have them replaced before they are worn away.

How do brake pads work? The pads are clamped down onto each wheel's rotor when you step on the brake pedal. The harder you press on the pedal, the more force is used by the brake pads to slow down the wheels. Brake pads are made of a soft material, so they…

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Prep Your Vehicle With Winter Wiper Blades

There are thousands of people nationwide who aren't aware of the threat the winter chill can play on their windshield wiper blades. Your wipers are meant to clear your windshield from debris, bugs, and particles that collect over time from your driving. Not being able to see out your windshield can cause you to become a liability to yourself and others on the road.

Did you know there was a way for you to improve your glare against oncoming traffic in the winter by upgrading your wipers to fresh winter wiper blades? 

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Traction And Kitty Litter

Without traction, we'd fall when we stepped anywhere, basketball players couldn't stop on proverbial dimes, and, overall, life would be loads more difficult. If not, such would at least take a great bit of getting used to.

Winter months, unfortunately, bring inclement weather. While some parts of the nation get out of school, work, and other obligations with only a few inches' worth of snow. Sometimes even a warning of snow can cause schools and entities to shut down their doors for that day, or several days consecutively.

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Why You Should Keep These 3 Winter Must-Have Items in Your Car

Every year, winter is inevitably going to roll in to the Topeka, Kansas region. For many commuters, that means freezing temperatures and longer nights as well as two of the worst companions for any winter time driver. That’s right – we’re talking about ice and snow.

No matter how cautious or skilled of a driver you may think you are, the slippery winter road conditions can leave even the most prepared in a snowy ditch. Save yourself the expense of using a tow truck service when you choose to stow a bag of sand, salt and kitty litter in…

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Easy Step Online Service Scheduler

We know many vehicle owners are busy with the demands of life. We know each customer has errands to complete. There doesn't seem to be enough time in the day. But our online service scheduler at Sharp Honda allows you to schedule your own appointment in several easy steps.

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