There's a Chip in Your Windshield. What Should You Do Now?

Imagine that you're driving behind a semi on a country road. Suddenly, a rock flies up from one of the back wheels and hits your windshield. Now you have a chip. You've maybe even experienced this situation, and if you have, you know that you can't just leave it because that tiny chip can grow into a long crack. In this situation, you need to have it repaired. Here are a few things that you can expect from a repair.

First of all, a repair strengthens the place where you have the chip. While you will still…

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Secure Your Cargo Before You Travel in Your New SUV

For those who newly purchase an SUV, the idea of cargo security is also a new concept. In your sedan, you were used to placing everything in your trunk, which is separate from the passenger area. Of course, your purchase of a new SUV is generated by your need to carry both passengers and cargo at the same time.

Here at Concord Honda, we are aware of the differences you will encounter while hauling any cargo in your SUV. Always remember, you, as the driver/operator/owner of your new SUV are responsible for those who ride with you.  

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Cold Weather Can Impact a Car Battery's Performance

When the temperature drops outdoors, frost can affect a vehicle battery's performance in a variety of ways. In order to crank your vehicle successfully on a cold day or night, you'll must develop a solid defensive plan to protect your battery.

An automobile has mechanical hardware that interacts with the motor. When very cold air surrounds a car, a battery won't be able to produce enough energy to give a motor proper amperage. During normal weather conditions, a lead acid battery has no problems cranking an engine.  

 

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That Put-Put Sound Isn't the Only Thing Wrong With a Faulty Exhaust System

We all know that put-put sound that a muffler makes when it needs to be replaced. Exhaust systems that are going bad are loud, but the noise isn't the only reason that you need to keep your exhaust system working well. The exhaust system in vehicles is also responsible for filtering the fumes that leave your vehicle.

The exhaust system is more complicated than just your muffler. First of all, gases pass through a manifold. They are also analyzed by the O2 sensors, and refined by the catalytic converter. The muffler is the final piece of the exhaust system…

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Drive a New Honda SUV Home for the Holidays

An SUV is an excellent option for people who need a roomy vehicle for cargo and passengers. We pride ourselves in being able to match drivers with the right features in an SUV. If you are someone who loves to feel safe and have plenty of space, a new Honda SUV may be the perfect fit for you.

An SUV is safer than most vehicles because they often have features like traction control or backup cameras. You are also higher off the ground so you can see what is ahead of you better. When off-roading, an SUV can be a…

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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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