Timing Belt - How Important is it?

Most vehicles today have timing belts, and they're vital to the operation of your vehicle. The timing belt ensures that the camshaft and crankshaft turn equally and in sync, which keeps the engine running. If the timing belt breaks, the engine will quit, and you may even end up with serious engine damage. Stop at Concord Honda and let us look at your timing belt to prevent this from happening to you.

The best kind of maintenance is preventative, especially in the case of your timing belt. Most manufacturers recommend replacing the timing belt at certain intervals.  

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Your Vehicle's Alternator? What is its Purpose?

There are a variety of components in your vehicle that make it run, and it is important to keep each piece of equipment in optimal condition to extend the life of your vehicle. At Concord Honda, we have summarized some information about your vehicle's alternator.

A vehicle has a starting system that includes a starter, battery, and alternator. The alternator will keep the battery charged when the engine is running, and it will also keep electrical components, such as windshield wipers, working correctly.  

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Selecting the Proper Car Seat for Your Child

Regardless of the type of vehicle you drive, having a car seat that fits easily in it is the first step to safety transporting your child. As children grow, they will use different types of seats that will protect their growing bodies.

Infants and children younger than nine months should be placed in rear-facing car seats. It is recommended to keep your child in a seat for as long as possible before upgrading them to a bigger size. As they grow, they'll be able to sit in a front-facing seat. 

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The Informed Auto Buyer is the One With the Greatest Opportunity for Success

An intimidated look on the face of someone who steps in our doors is not an uncommon sight here in our city. We understand that a lot of customers are nervous about making an auto purchase and the potential to not get a good deal on their behalf. Thus, we strongly encourage everyone who purchases from us here at Concord Honda to do some research before coming in the door. Today, we want to provide an overview of some of the basic terms that any buyer should know before buying.

  • APR - This stands for "Annual Percentage Rate" and it is…
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The Time Has Come For A Suspension Fix

Hearing a banging sound when you drive over a bump can be shocking. Speaking of shocks, the bump sound should motivate you to check them and the struts. The time may have long passed for your car to undergo suspension service. At the very least, request a mechanic check things out. Suspension issues can also lead to steering troubles.

Worn suspensions create a ripple effect in a car. Handling ends up undermined, which creates safety concerns. At the first hint of suspension problems, drivers should take their vehicles in for inspections. 

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Explore the Benefits of a Dash Cam

Whether you drive in a city frequently or park in tight parking garages, having a dash cam running to record the events around you could have many benefits. In addition to providing footage of the events leading up to an accident, dash cams can also be used for fun purposes such as documenting a road trip.

A dash cam fits conveniently on your dashboard and will be easy to operate. If you've been involved in a fender-bender, you won't have to argue over who did what. All of the information will be on video. A camera can also…

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Choosing the Proper Tires for your Vehicle

Do you want a tire that will optimize the handling of your vehicle in all conditions except for ice and snow, or are you searching for tires that will last for a long time and keep you safe in any weather conditions? The differences between all-weather and summer tires can make a big difference in driving performance.

Summer tires are made of a stiffer rubber compound that has additives to increase the traction on hot roads. They can maintain their shape more effectively and will not only increase the performance of the car, but also improve its gas mileage. 

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What the Clay Bar Can Do For Your Car

Our team at Concord Honda wants you to know how to keep your car looking sharp. Learning to use the clay bar is one great way to accomplish this.

Even when kept in a garage, your car is under constant siege from airborne contaminants that try to bond with its exterior and can do serious damage if not removed. Bug residue, road chemicals, industrial waste, and brake dust are only a few of the things your car is exposed to on a daily basis. 

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The Reasons Why Car Covers are Important

Although you might be doing everything possible to keep your vehicle in the best possible shape, little things are working against you that you might not even be aware of by not covering your car. A car cover can shield the sun from fading the paint and the car interior. Each day, those UV rays are slowly fading the color to the point that it gets lighter and lighter without you realizing until it is too late. 

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How to Avoid Getting Distracted While Driving

There are many distractions all around you when you are driving, and Concord Honda wants you to do what you can to avoid letting those distractions get to you and keep you from driving safely. One of the ways that you can limit the distractions around you when you are driving is to cut back on the number of people you haul around at a time. You do not have to fill your vehicle with friends each time that you head out on a trip, especially if it serves as a distraction for you.  
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