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2019 Honda Passport Named a "Best New Car for 2019"

Recently, it was announced that the 2019 Honda Passport SUV had earned the title of "Best New Car for 2019" according to Autotrader, a leading automotive industry resource that provides consumers with reviews, shopping advice, comparison tools, and an online marketplace for buying and selling. The Honda Passport was one of 12 new vehicles to be so recognized, and earned its place in a universal decision by Autotrader's editorial experts.

 

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Why You Should Be Sure to Wash Your Vehicle Regularly

There are many things vehicle owners should do to keep their cars in optimal condition. This includes washing your vehicle on a regular basis, which will extend its lifespan, but there are other benefits of having a clean car. At Honda of Hayward, we like to keep our consumers informed, so let's check out the benefits of washing your car.

Washing your vehicle will improve your fuel efficiency. This is because if you have a coat of dirt on your car, it will cause drag, which will increase fuel consumption. A clean exterior also enhances safe driving.  

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Learn More About Your Car's Gaskets

Your car's engine is filled with a variety of different fluids. These fluids need to stay contained within the vehicle and not mix together for your vehicle to run properly. Gaskets keep your car's fluids where they are supposed to be. Gaskets can be made out of steel, copper or rubber.

The head gasket lies between the engine block and your car's cylinder head. There is a gasket in the oil pan to keep oil from leaking out. Your vehicle also has an intake manifold gasket and an exhaust manifold gasket. 

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Safety Tips for Sharing the Road With Bicyclists

You may be thinking of buying a car from Honda of Hayward, and that is great, but there are a few things to consider. You have probably thought about insurance and all those things, but you might have overlooked bicyclists. There are a number of them on the roads, and the following tips will help you share the road with them.

Sharing the Road With Bicyclists

Consider the following to be safer on the road:

  • Drive slowly when bicyclists are around.
  • Do not tailgate, especially when the weather is bad.
  • Pass cyclists with care and maintain a good distance. 
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Top Reasons Why a Car's Engine May Overheat

An overheating engine can cost you tremendously in the long-term. Understanding how it is caused can help you begin repair and replacement planning before more of the vehicle suffers.

To begin, the coolant system may have a problem. Whether the coolant needs to be refilled or there is some type of leak, it is important for drivers to take a look immediately. Though this is the most common cause of engine overheating, drivers should also look out for individual parts damage. The fan, the pump, and the hose can all become damaged and need repairing or replacing in an emergency…

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Android Auto: Get All the Facts

Regardless of where we go today, we seldom go there without taking our smartphones or tablets, whether it’s to make phone calls on the go, listen to music, send texts or use the GPS. Android Auto is a great new technology that allows you to connect the device to your vehicle, have internet access and data so you can do the same things on the road as you do at home. Stop at Honda of Hayward and allow us to demonstrate how Android Auto works. 

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Don't Let Pet Hair Ruin Your Car. Follow These Tips for a Pristine Interior

We love our fur babies but when it comes to taking them for a drive in your vehicle, you can end up with a lot of pet hair all over the place. You don't want pet hair to ruin your investment. Follow these tips to keep your vehicle protected.

  • When your pet gets nervous in your vehicle, they can begin to shed more than usual. You can purchase special blankets and tarps for your seats that keep pet hair off of your interior fabric. You simply remove the blanket and wash it later on. 
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Cost of Repair Compared to Cost of Replacement

When deciding whether to repair your damaged windshield or replace it with a new one, you have to decide based on a ton of factors. There are quite a few things you need to put into consideration before deciding on changing your windshield or getting it repaired on your vehicle.

One thing that you have to consider is the price. The price of changing out your windshield is going to be upwards of $200. Therefore, if you have enough money, then you might want to go ahead with this process. 

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When the Rodent is a Factor in the Condition of Your Vehicle

Your vehicle is going to be vulnerable to damage in a lot of respects. One form of damage that your vehicle is going to be vulnerable to is rodent damage. One thing that you should do is pay attention to all of the factors that come with the damages that rodents can cause.

If there are a lot of obscure places like bushes where you are parked, then you may have to look out for the rodents so that you can take care of the issue. Among the things you can do is apply protection to your vehicle, such as…

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Keeping Your Battery Alive in Extreme Temperatures

While extreme temperatures can cause problems with the battery, there are things that you can do in order to make sure that your battery is able to survive the winter and the summer. As with other components in the vehicle, a battery is going to last longer with care.

The temperature that does the battery in depends on a few factors. One factor is the strength of the battery. If the battery is weak, then it can freeze at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. A fully charge battery can withstand temperatures down to -76 degrees Fahrenheit.  

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