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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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Should You Have Your Radiator Flushed?

When your service repair dealer tells you that they need to flush your radiator, what first comes to mind? Most people don’t even know what to think of that considering it’s pure jargon to most of them. However, knowing what it takes to maintain your car is an important aspect in keeping up with the expenses and knowing how to avoid most of them.

Whereas most car owners might think that flushing the radiator means more of changing the whole system, it is easier to ask what flushing the radiator really means. 

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Horsepower Defined

When shopping for a new car, a term you may come across is horsepower. What is horsepower and how does it relate to cars? Here are some points to help you understand what horsepower is, as explained by the Honda of Hayward team:

  • Standard Measurement - Horsepower is a measurement coined by James Watt. He estimated that a horse could do 33,000 foot-pounds of work per minute. Watt’s formulas had been used to measure the work potential of all kinds of machines. 
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Always Keep a Full Tank of Gas

Many vehicle owners out there seem to be running their vehicles on a nearly empty tank, only adding just a few gallons at each fill up. While this may seem like a smart and economic way to run your vehicle, in the long run it can end up costing you far more than a single fill up at the fuel station.

As it happens, the empty space in your fuel tank contains water vapors that will gather together on the interior walls of the fuel tank. If the tank is made of metal, there will be rust issues to contend…

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Check Your Tire Tread

Tire tread is very important for your Honda vehicle, especially if you are driving on rough terrain or in bad weather conditions. You never want to be on the road if your tires are not up to the job. It is dangerous for you and for the other drivers on the road. Make sure that your vehicle is road-worthy by seeing us here at Honda of Hayward so we can tune up and get your vehicle serviced.

You can always check your tire tread to see if you need to replace your tires. 

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Fluid Service: Take the best possible care of your car

Every car owner knows value of changing their fluids, however not many actually know the how crucial the matter is. Whenever you visit the service center, our service technicians will be only too happy to aid you with all your fluid service needs and even tell you a little bit about the ins-and-outs of oil changes to boot. Below are a couple of quick tips and tidbits about fluid service to put your mind at ease prior to this task.
 

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Your New Vehicle, Just A Few Clicks Away

When you're looking to buy a new car, several questions probably come to mind. What is the right car for me? How much of a down payment will I need to make? What will the monthly payment be? What is the vehicles safety record? These are all questions most of us ask when looking into the process.

For many people, the financing part is stressful. Those with financial or credit concerns are often deterred from even attempting to get a new car. Honda of Hayward in Hayward, CA has addressed this matter by making it a simplified process. No…

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Why You Should Only Use Windshield Wiper Fluid

You may have heard that water can be used instead of windshield wiper fluid. While water does a good job of squirting onto the windshield, it is not as effective as windshield wiper fluid. The Honda of Hayward service team can help you understand why using only dedicated washer fluid is important for your vehicle.

Using water can actually damage your vehicle. If you plan to travel somewhere cold for the holidays, you may discover that when it reaches 32 degrees outside, water will begin to freeze. 

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Winter Travel Made Simple With a Road Trip Checklist

Are you planning on adventuring outside of Hayward, California this busy holiday season? If so, we recommend that you utilize a road trip checklist to ensure a safer traveling experience. Here are a few items to consider when you and your family are traveling.

  1. Condition of tires - Check the air pressure in each tire. They should all be equal. Appropriate air pressure depends on the tire on your vehicle. Usually this information can be found on a sticker located inside the door panel. Don't forget the spare! 
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