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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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Safety Precautions for Your Dog In the Vehicle

One of the most important factors in a dog-friendly vehicle is safety. This includes being able to make sure that your dog is safe and secure in the vehicle with certain amenities. When choosing these amenities, you have to factor in many different things such as the size of the dog and other parts of the dog.

Some vehicle manufacturers will install certain features of the vehicle such as pet barriers that you can set up in the cargo area. This will keep your dog in place so that you will be able to enjoy the ride while your dog…

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Drawbacks and Preferences When It Comes To Hatchbacks

While a lot of people like hatchbacks, there are some people that are not sold on the idea of hatchbacks. We at Honda of Frontenac have often heard from people as to why they are not considering a hatchback. These reasons are often cited by people before they actually experience one for themselves.

One thing that people say about hatchbacks is that they don't think they are cool. This is an interesting response seeing that the hatchback is more stylish than the sedan in many cases. Other people state that there is not as much privacy in a hatchback…

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Why should you buy a crossover?

Crossovers are a hot topic these days, but what are the exact reasons that you should buy one? And how will you benefit from it? Do they really live up to the hype? Your friends from Honda of Frontenac are here to help, and also give you some advice on crossovers.

Not only are crossovers generally modern-looking and stylish, but they are very well known for their increased gas efficiency. With the rising prices of gas, you don't want to end up paying too much in gas for your vehicle, do you? 
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Simple Instructions for Safely Fixing a Flat Tire

The conditions of today's roadways almost guarantees that you'll eventually pick up a nail or other debris that causes a flat tire. You can save time and money by learning how to safely fix a flat tire yourself rather than calling a tow truck or automobile repair service.

Our service technicians at Honda of Frontenac in Saint Louis recommend the following do-it-yourself steps for safely getting back on the road after a flat. Park on a paved flat surface and apply the parking brake. Remove the jack, spare tire and other tools from your trunk.

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