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Do You Know What Is in Your Vehicle Report?

If you are in the need for a used vehicle, then it is best to gather as much information as you can about the vehicle in question. In addition to learning about the general performance and condition of a vehicle, having the history of a vehicle provides insights that aid in making a sound purchase.

Dealers want customers to make wise purchasing decisions so acquiring a vehicle history report is a plus. 

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Should You Use a Car Cover?

We at Honda Cars of Rock Hill think a car cover is a worthwhile investment for anyone wishing to protect their vehicle. One of the best things about a car cover is how much money it may save you in the future. A new paint job and/or bodywork is something costly that most people want to avoid.

Using a cover for your car can help protect it against sun damage, chips from rocks or grit, animals scratching the paint and storms.

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Lists and Tips for a Successful Test Drive

There a several ways to find a vehicle that will be a perfect match for your lifestyle and driving conditions. Here are a few tips when test driving vehicles.

  • Before heading out, make a checklist. Do you need a truck or minivan? Is it important to have four doors, or are two doors enough? How much trunk or cargo space do you need?
  • Check the miles per gallon each vehicle gets and what type of fuel the car uses. Operate the technology features in the automobile. 
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Automotive Service | Suspension

If you are noticing that your vehicle is bouncing a bit more than it has in the past, that might mean you have a problem with your suspension. The suspension has a direct correlation to how well your car is going to steer and whether or not it will even be able to drive down the road in Rock Hill.

If the suspension system goes out entirely, you are going to notice that your car can actually scrape against the road if you hit a big enough bump, causing all kinds of other problems. 

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Taking the Guess Work out of Tire Size Readings

On the sides of the tire, the tire size is shown by a series of numbers. Your standard passenger tire will have three "groups" of numbers next to each other, with the last number following a letter. The first 3 digit number is a measurement of the tire's width, known as section width, and it expresses this size in millimeters.

The second grouping of numbers is a little more complicated and represents the height of the side wall. 

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Does Your Brake Pedal in Rock Hill Need to Be Repaired?

When you push on the brake pedal, you expect to get a swift response. A mushy brake pedal that barely responds is a sure sign of a problem. You might notice that you have to stomp all the way down on the pedal to get your car to slow down.

There are many reasons why your brake pedal might become "soft." There could be air in the brake lines, and fixing that is a quick repair. 

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Move and Mark

Anyone who has owned a car knows that unfortunately at some point your car may encounter an unexpected problem and you may find yourself dealing with a roadside emergency. It is important to stay calm and below are two tips to help you with a roadside emergency:

  • Safe Area- In order to keep from causing an accident to either you or your car, it is important to make sure you move your car to a safe place. 
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How are Fuel Injectors Cleaned?

There are two types of systems that inject fuel into your combustion chamber—the carburetor and the fuel injector. The vast majority of vehicles on the road today use a fuel injector system that squirts fuel vapor into the combustion chamber to mix with air and subjected to spark to create the power you need to travel down the road. A fuel injector sits above each cylinder with its nozzle inside the combustion chamber.

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Clean Radiator Inlet Tanks Can Prevent Overheating

In order to cool the boiling hot coolant coursing through your car engine, your water pump must drive large volumes of liquid through the system each and every second. As the coolant enters the radiator, it needs a place to collect. These spaces are called radiator inlet and outlet tanks, and they can be found on the tops or sides of most mainstream radiator designs.

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Serpentine Belts

Most modern vehicles use a serpentine belt to drive auxiliary parts of the motion of the crankshaft. The serpentine belts is just like it sounds; it is a long belt that snakes among the pulleys that drive parts like the alternator and power-steering.

The reason the serpentine belt is popular among manufacturers is that it is easy to apply. 

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