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The Most Important Step to Follow When Testing a Battery

There are certain steps and precautions to follow when dealing with electrical equipment. Electricity can be very hazardous. Therefore, you need to be cautious in this case. One of the cases when you are going to need to be cautious is when you are testing your car battery.

The most important thing to do is make sure that everything in your vehicle is off. If anything in your vehicle is on, it can cause problems while you are testing your vehicle. While testing your battery, you need to make sure that you have goggles and rubber gloves because you are…

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How to Improve Your Fuel Economy in the Winter

Driving in the winter can really take a toll your car and your fuel efficiency. There may not be anything you can do about the cold weather, but there are things you can do to improve your gas mileage during the cold winter months. At Honda of Frontenac, we want you to be an informed driver and would like to offer you some tips on how you can improve your gas mileage in the winter.

Winterize your vehicle before the cold weather actually hits. Have the oil changed and make sure all fluid levels are good. Make sure your tires…
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The Crossover Segment: More Affordable Than an SUV, More Versatile Than a Sedan

Because the crossover is such an affordable vehicle to manufacturer, many brands are pricing these vehicles very affordably. You'll still get all of the great interior features that you are looking for, but a crossover doesn't require you to spend loads of money on fuel and maintenance. Let's take a look at some of the other benefits of owning a crossover vehicle.
  • The interior is designed for families and road trips. There is plenty of room for each passenger. The trunk space is impressive, with plenty of room to store luggage, groceries, backpacks and sports equipment.
  • Crossovers…
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Reasons Why Buying a Used Car is a Smart Choice

Your friends at Honda of Frontenac wanted to take some time to help educate drivers as to some of the advantages of choosing a used car versus buying new this year.

One thing that you will enjoy with a used car is a more dependable ride than only a few decades prior. Cars are being manufactured to last, so instead of seeing barely ten years out of a car, you're more likely to see at least fifteen, stretching your dollar further.

When you buy used, you are able to negotiate the price better. Since the dealer more than likely…
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Share the Road, Saint Louis!

In today's post, we at Honda of Frontenac wish to kindly remind you to share the road. Please read our tips for drivers and bicyclists.

As a driver, you must not assume that you own the road. Treat bikes as though they are motor vehicles. Cyclists are entitled to a lane's full width. Do not cruise with your vehicle beside a cyclist. You can only pass them when doing so does not endanger motorists in other lanes. Remember that alertness is critical to all driving situations. Avoid choices that would distract or impair you while driving.

 
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Tips for Protecting Your Vehicle from Salt Corrosion

Chances are good you invested a lot in your new vehicle, and protecting that investment is key to retaining its value. The crew at Honda of Frontenac wanted to share information protecting your vehicle from damage at the hands of road salt this winter.

Bringing your vehicle to the car wash once a week will go a long way in protecting that investment. High=pressure water is used to wash away the salt and help minimize paint damage, mechanical troubles, and corrosion and rust buildup. Even without snow on the ground, salt is used for ice, so it accumulates on…
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Achieve a Win-Win with Refinance Options for Your Vehicle

Are you thinking about trading in your vehicle for a newer model? If so, are your making this decision only to lower your monthly payment and get a fresh start? If the answer to both of these questions is a resounding "yes," then you should consider refinancing!

In addition to keeping your current vehicle, refinancing has other great benefits too, such as not having to come up with a down payment for a new car and lowering your interest rate. The reason that you chose your vehicle, to begin with, is because you loved it! Perhaps there is still nostalgia…
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Let Your Driving Conditions Determine Winter Tire Choice

You'll notice that in some cities where long winters are status quo, experienced drivers are not shy about heading out on snowy or icy roads. On the other hand, warmer cities that experience occasional inclement weather tend to nearly shut down at the first sight of snow and ice on the streets. Consider your personal driving conditions before selecting your winter tires.

For example, if you tend to drive on ice and snow a great deal during the winter, you may want to invest in studded winter tires that have metal embedded into rubber to provide extra traction. You…
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Preventing Rodent Damage

Even though your car may seem safe in your garage, you may still need to contend with rodents such as mice and rats. Fortunately, it isn't hard to deal with a rodent problem before it can do any lasting damage to your vehicle.

First of all, you will need to remove any sources of food and water near your car. You probably don't eat your lunch in your garage, but you should clean up any spilled pet food or puddles of standing water that could be inviting to a hungry rat. This goes for any places where rodents…
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Prevent Vehicle Theft with Some Simple Tips

Thanks to some great developments in technology and safety, vehicles are being manufactured to be safer than ever before. Some great features are being included to deter your vehicle from being stolen. This includes security systems, automatic locking systems, etc. To add to your vehicle's safety, there are some additional steps that can be taken to prevent your car from being stolen.?
  • When you get out of your vehicle, always be sure to lock your doors. Even if you'll be stepping into a store for a few seconds, it's best to keep your vehicle secured.
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