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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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Motor Oil Viscosity: What Does It All Mean?

Motor oil viscosity ratings are an important thing to understand. Motor oil is essential for proper engine function. Choosing the wrong option can cause unnecessary wear on the engine's numerous components.

An oil's viscosity rating indicates how thick the product is. A lower rating means that the oil is thin and flows easily. On the other hand, higher ratings mean that the oil is thick. Generally, thin oil is best suited for cold environments. Any oil will thicken up once the temperature drops. 

 

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Getting the Best Deal When You're Buying a Used Car

When you're shopping for a used car, you may have to negotiate the price. While it may sound stressful, this process can help you save a lot of money. We want you to make an informed purchasing decision, so here are some haggling tips that you can use.

Before you start talking to a dealership, you need to know the value of the vehicle you're interested in. There are plenty of resources available online. With this information, you can make an offer. It's a good idea to start lower than the value. This will help you gauge…

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How to Debadge Your Car

An informed car owner is a good car owner, which makes it all the more important to know a few basic things about the maintenance of your automobile. For instance, one useful skill to have is to know how to debadge your car without creating long-term damage to the car's body. This means to take the imprinted logo plate off of it along with any residue left behind when it goes.

First, find out how the badge stays stuck to the car. If it has adhesive, soften it with hot water before using adhesive remover. However, if the plate…
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Payload Versus Towing Capacity: What's the Difference?

When you're loading your truck, it's important to make sure you understand the difference between the towing capacity and the payload capacity. Both ratings are based on the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, but mistaking the two could lead to a cracked truck frame and expensive repair.

The towing capacity refers to the weight that the truck can tow behind it. Towing is much easier on the frame of the truck, and the rating is based largely on the strength of the engine and functionality of the transmission. Meanwhile, the payload capacity is the weight that can be placed…

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