Suspension Service Can Set You Straight

When you get suspension services for your vehicle, you are ensuring it provides a smoother ride. A worn suspension can create any of the driving experiences listed below:

  • Fluid spilling from strut body or the shock
  • After hitting a road bump, there is excessive bouncing
  • Rides are shaky or harsh 
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Maintain Your Brakes for Your Safety

Brakes are one of the essential components of all vehicles, as they keep you and your passengers safe while in traffic. As such, they are often used more than any other component, with the exception of the steering wheel and gas pedal. It's important to keep them in good operating condition. Your brakes should undergo inspection at least once a year, or every 12,000 miles, to prevent unexpected failure.

Signs that your brakes may need service include:

  • Your brake light is illuminated
  • The vehicle pulls to one side when braking 
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Steam Engines and Horsepower

Let's be real here. Any time you hear the word horsepower, you probably think about fast-moving cars or trucks that can pull heavy loads. Right? That is the typical response, but do you know how this term got started? Maybe it's time for a lesson on history.

It was during the 18th century when James Watt, an inventor and steam engine designer, wanted to impress potential buyers with just how much power these machines could produce. He knew that his best chance of doing that would be to relate it to what people of that day could understand…

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Learn What it Will Cost to Own a Vehicle

If you are thinking about making a vehicle purchase, you first need to figure out how much you can afford to spend on the vehicle that you buy. You need to think about more than just the car payment when you are figuring out the cost of owning a vehicle for your Concord, CA adventures.

  • When you own a car, you have a responsibility to purchase insurance for that car. Make sure that you can afford that.
  • It is important for you to figure out what you should set aside for maintenance and repairs when it comes to the vehicle…
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Careful Preparation Helps You Reduce Road Trip Pitfalls

Careful preparation and planning can turn your next road trip into an enjoyable experience. Avoid the pitfalls of flat tires, running out of gas or even a costly breakdown by having your car checked by a Honda service center, like the one here at Concord Honda, shortly before your journey. The following DIY tips are also helpful to get you there efficiently and may save you money from not having to buy items along the way.

  • Check tire pressure and dashboard gauges
  • Inspect your wiper blades and oil 
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Make the Night Brighter With Headlight Maintenance

Make the nights brighter with better headlight maintenance! Your headlights may instantly power on when you need them, but that does not mean that they are in the right shape to illuminate your evenings. There are more important factors to consider regarding the lights. For instance, are the lamps sufficiently bright? What about the visibility level? The Concord Honda service team recommends the following maintenance tips to help with your car lights.

Check for Intensity - Headlights may be working correctly, but because they can naturally become dull, you may want to replace them. 

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Time To Check Your Tires

Many drivers forget about to check their tires from time to time to make sure they are in good shape and have enough tread to grip the road. Your tires also act as a safety feature to keep your car, truck or SUV on the road. But when was the last time you checked your tires?

 

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