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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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Taking Care of Scratches and Dents

If there is one thing that is going to be inevitable as time goes on, it is scratches and dents on your vehicle. While vehicles are naturally going to degrade in appearance over time, there are certain occasions when a vehicle gets a nasty dent or a scratch. In this case, there are a few steps you can take to get rid of the dent.

Before getting started, you have to make sure that the damage is not so severe that you have to take it to get serviced. For the smaller scratches and dents, wash and dry your vehicle…

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How to Choose the Right Car: Things to Consider

One of the most interesting aspects of buying a used car is finding a car. When looking for the right used car, there are a lot of different things to consider so that you can get in the car that is best suited to you.

Among the things to consider when choosing a used car is what you are going to use it for. Another thing to consider is how often you are going to use it. If you are a heavy driver, then you may want to make sure that your vehicle can handle it. If you are going…

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Get Your Car Ready For Your Busy Fall

The fall season is full of changes. It's back-to-school time, and that can be busy for parents, teachers and students heading back to college. That means it's also a time full of heavy use of your car, and you know how important it is to have a reliable vehicle for the season. By taking care of your car, you can be sure to enjoy a great, busy autumn.

Make sure your car is stocked up with all the essentials you'll need in any occasion: have a spare tire on board, pack a flashlight, carry an ice scraper…

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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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