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Helpful Tips for Reducing Distracted Driving Situations

If you take a few extra minutes before putting the car in drive, you will be in a better position to not become another distracted driver on the roads. Follow these simple tips from Honda of Hayward, and you'll be more prepared to handle the road ahead of you.

Secure all loose items in your car now so they are not rolling around and causing a distraction when you are driving. Get everything off the dashboard, put away things on the seats, and use the glove box to secure things that could easily come loose while you're driving…

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Tips On How to Find a Good Mechanic

You depend on your vehicle and keeping it running is tops on your list. That is why finding a good, reputable, and experienced mechanic is such an essential part of owning a vehicle. The next time you need vehicle repaired consider these following tips:

  • Research the repair needed online to get a baseline cost of the repair.
  • Find a mechanic that specializes in the vehicle and repair needed for that particular model.
  • Ask friends and acquaintances who they use for vehicle repairs. 
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Hatchbacks: More Cargo Space With Better Retention of Value

Which do you like better, more cargo space or longer retention of value in a vehicle? With many hatchbacks, you get both. So if you're thinking about buying a hatchback, we at Honda of Hayward want you to be informed. That's why we've put together a few reasons that hatchbacks are a great option.

Cargo space is always an issue with a sedan, but with a hatchback, you get more room in the back to store all of your stuff. Also, with a hatchback, many have back seats that fold down so that you have even more…

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Find Out How to Recognize When Your Tires Need to Be Replaced

Tire replacement has to be a top priority. If the tread on your tires is starting to go, it’s dangerous for you to be on the road. There are a few tips to follow to determine if your tires need to be replaced.

Look at the tire tread. If it is worn or "bald" in spots, this could be problematic. You may also want to measure the depth of the tread with a gauge. 

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Keeping The Gears Moving in Your Honda Car

Without a properly operating transmission, your vehicle won't change gears, which means that you won't be able to move anywhere. A transmission service removes the fluid before the new fluid is put back. This can help to remove the debris that has built over time in the transmission, keeping the interior parts lubricated so that they move as they should.

If the temperature of the vehicle has risen while driving, then you want to get the transmission serviced because the high temperatures can cause damage to the gears. 

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What if Your Brakes Grind When You Apply Them?

Brake pads consist of many kinds of materials. Some brake pads are semi-metallic, some are organic in makeup, and others consist of ceramic materials. All pads are made to absorb heat. They do not flake off, nor do they break down over time. Brake pads absorb heat and do not melt. Brake pads are, however, constructed to wear down quicker than metal hubs, saving you from the necessity of changing your hubs out instead of your brake pads.

If you hear grinding when you apply your brakes, this means you have worn your brake pads completely away and are grinding…

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Why It Is Important to Check the Car Tire Pressure

Many people do not spend a lot of time worrying about the pressure in their car tires. If you do neglect this issue, it could have a negative impact on the tire health and your driving ability. Low pressure in the car tires means more of the sides of the tire now contact the road. When these thinner areas wear, they make it harder to control your vehicle and increase the chances of a blowout.

High tire pressure creates a situation where the tires begin riding on the center instead of the whole tread. 

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Challenge Common Motor Oil Myths

When it comes to the type of motor oil that you put into your vehicle and the way that you do so, it is important to know how to protect the investment you have made by purchasing a new vehicle or leasing one. There are some major oil maintenance mistakes that you can make that can permanently affect your vehicle. With competing information out there, it can be difficult to know what is right and what is wrong for your specific model. Let's take a look at some common myths regarding motor oil:

  • Myth #1 - Dark oil must be…
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How to Test Your Car's Battery Like a Pro

If you think the battery in your car is not performing optimally, you can always test it yourself. Here are the steps needed to safely test your car battery on your own.

  • Before you can safely test the car battery, you will need to turn off the car engine and the headlights as well.
  • If you notice any corrosion forming on either battery terminal, clear it free with a wire brush.
  • The voltmeter that you will be using has a red and black cable. The red cable is the positive end, and needs to connect to the positive terminal on…
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Is it Important to Understand Car Tire Markings?

Should you learn the markings on your tires? The quick answer is yes. Your car tires may look sleek and simple to the naked eye, but they are more diverse instruments than they may seem. Car tires have many important functions to perform, and they must do their jobs consistently and effectively. That said, these complex inventions work best when matched with compatible vehicles and drivers. One good way to check on the vehicle-compatibility of replacement tires is to take a close look at their sidewall information. Look for: 

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