Why You Should Own An SUV

Lately we are in an SUV boom- everybody wants to drive one! Even with the unpredictability of gas prices, people love all the perks of an SUV. Here we discuss several reasons to purchase an SUV.

Simply put, you can do so much more with an SUV versus a smaller vehicle. For one, it will fit more people- perfect for larger families. They also have more space, allowing you to carry more, as most SUVs have a large trunk and second or third row seats that lay flat. Need to go off-roading? You have that option too. Most are also…

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Great Road Trip Games

Road trips often become long and boring for younger passengers. When bored, the complaining, whining and fighting begins. Take the monotony out of road trips and help pass the time between stops by playing some games designed for road trips. “I spy” is a time-honored favorite that kids of all ages can play. With a pad of paper and a writing tool, older kids compete with each other while spotting license plates.

The alphabet game gets young minds thinking. The game involves going through the alphabet by creating a sentence using a name, place and thing starting with the same…

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Alignments and When You Need Them

Most drivers who have new tires installed on their car are told to have a wheel alignment done as soon as possible. The reason for this is because they’re new tires and may not be in proper alignment with the wheels. However, this is not the only time your vehicle may need an alignment. Stop at Honda of Frontenac with all your alignment questions.

If you’re like many other drivers, you may only have a wheel alignment done after a new tire purchase. Other things can also cause your vehicle to come out of alignment.

• Being in a…

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Auto Guide: What are Brake Pads?

Have you ever been driving along and heard your brakes? Well, that's not supposed to happen. If you are hearing a squeaking or screeching sound when you brake, it's probably because your brake pads are wearing down or have completely disappeared. It's important to get your brakes checked. Disc brake systems use brake pads to apply pressure to the rotors, so that the vehicle comes to a stop.

When the brake pads start to wear down, you might hear squealing or screeching. This means that the brake pads have experienced wear and tear. The next step is…
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Schedule Your Engine Cooling & Radiator System Check Today

The cooling system in your vehicle is a mix of several moving parts that all must work perfectly together to keep parts from getting damaged and the engine overheating. These are only a few of those parts that will be checked and maintained.

The belts power the fan and the water pump. If the belts are damaged or loose, then these parts cannot operate effectively and the moving parts don't get cooled adequately.

The radiator hoses have to be able to move the coolant from the radiator to the engine block. If the hoses are damaged or the clamps…
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Choosing between a donut and a full-size spare tire

Are you prepared if one of your tires has an unexpected blowout? Having a spare tire in your car can help you get back on the road. There are two types of spares: full-size and compact temporary.

A full-size spare is just like the other tires on your car. When you put it on, you can drive your car normally, and the traction control and anti-lock brakes should work properly. The downside is that a full-size spare takes up a lot of room inside your car. A temporary compact 'donut' tire is narrower than a regular tire. Therefore, it takes…
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Learn the Right Way How to Test Your Car's Battery

If you suspect trouble with your car battery, here is a simple guide for using a voltmeter to test its remaining power.
  • Before you can use the voltmeter, it is important the car is not running, and the car lights have been turned off.
  • If you see any white corrosion on the terminals of the battery, use a wire brush or terminal cleaner to remove it.
  • The voltmeter has two wire connects. Place the red (positive), on the positive of the battery. Place the black (negative), on the negative side of the battery.
  • Turn the meter on, a reading that…
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Brake Pedal Problems

Your brake pedal in your vehicle is basically the interior cabin connection that you have to the rest of your vehicle's brake system. It might seem like a very simple part but in actuality, if something seems wrong with your pedal, it could be a sign of something more serious. You don't want to mess around with your brakes since this is what keeps you safe on the road.

When something is wrong with your brakes you may notice something like a grinding or vibrating feeling on your foot when you press down your brake pedal. This is…

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