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Preventing Rust Formation Can Prolong Vehicle Life

Here at our location, we go the extra mile to help our customers to keep their vehicles in good operating order. One commonly found issue that can prevent vehicle owners from accomplishing this goal is rust. While oxidation can occur in a variety of high moisture conditions, certain substances can accelerate the advance of these damaging materials. Common ice melting road salt is one such culprit.

Communities that receive heavy snowfall or ice often use road salt to treat their roadways.  

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Enhance Safety With the Right Winter Tires

The challenges of driving on snow and ice aren’t going away soon. Winter presents some of the toughest driving conditions, threatening your safety and vehicle. However, there are tires designed to help you reduce risk and increase performance on snowy and icy roads.

Studdable winter / snow tires grip through snow, and their optional layer of metal studs adds control on ice where studs are legally permitted. Studless ice and snow tires perform well on either surface without the use of optional studs and are popular especially where metal studs aren’t allowed.  

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How to Make a Good Winter Survival Kit

Winter time can bring more than just fun times sledding and skiing, especially if you have to spend a lot of time driving on the roads. As careful as we try to be in winter, accidents and breakdowns can still happen, and it’s important to be prepared. Come to Straub Honda and allow us to give you tips or help you make a winter survival kit.

The most important part of building your own winter survival is stocking it with the right items. Here are some items you might need in your winter survival kit.

  • Flashlight with extra batteries…
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Prevent Vehicle Theft with a Few Simple Steps

Owning a vehicle is a big responsibility. Not only do you have to keep up with your payments on the vehicle, routine maintenance and repairs, but you also have to worry about protecting your investment. Vehicle theft is something that occurs on a daily basis. This is even with the safety and technology that is being included in new vehicles. If you want to take some additional steps to prevent your vehicle from being stolen, let's take a look at some tips.

  • Always lock your vehicle, even if you will be away from your vehicle for a few minutes…
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Find the Right Vehicle for Your Dog

Each member of our team here at Straub Honda understands the importance of finding a vehicle that is friendly for every member of your family, including your dogs. We're here to help you find the right set of features and accessories for your car.

Keeping your car clean can be a constant struggle when owning a dog. Mud and fur can cause damage to the upholstery, but there are ways to help keep it protected. Heavy-duty floor mats are designed to be easy to clean and durable.  

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Advantages of Owning an SUV

There are numerous reasons why choosing to purchase an SUV as your next vehicle will be advantageous to you and your family. The spaciousness of the SUV's design makes it the perfect vehicle for soccer parents to transport up to seven team members to practice without having to make multiple trips. Some SUV models are designed to be dog-friendly for transporting pets. The SUV also has towing capability as a built-in feature.

The SUV is also easy on your pocketbook because recent models have become more efficient.  

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What is a Differential?

Your differential is an important part of your tire rotation. The differential is located with the axle of your vehicle, whether in the front for a front-wheel drive or the opposite with a rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive vehicles will have a differential in the front and the back. These are essential for your tires rotating at the correct speeds, as your wheels may rotate at different speeds at certain times.

With a differential, your axles maintain their speed even when you are taking a turn and the inside wheel moves a bit slowly compared to your outside wheel.  

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What is a Timing Belt?

Like so many other under-the-hood parts, the timing belt is a small part of what makes your vehicle run but a very important part. It’s so important, in fact, that without a functioning timing belt, your car would quit running. Come to Straub Honda if you have any questions or concerns about your vehicle’s timing belt.

The timing belt is the small but important component that keeps the crankshaft and camshaft turning in sync with each other, which keeps the engine running. If the timing belt breaks, the car can break down and possibly even cause serious engine…

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What Does an Alternator do?

One of the most crucial aspects of being a responsible car owner is to know as much about how individual parts of a car work as you can. The alternator is a part of the car that doesn't get talked about a lot, but that doesn't make it any less vital to the safe and smooth operation of your automobile.

Formerly known as a generator, the alternator is the part of the car that feeds energy to the battery so it can power up. It can also let you know if your engine is having problems. 

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What You Need to Know About Windshield Wiper Blades

When it’s raining or snowing, you depend on your wipers to clear your windshield. The wiper blades have a finite life to them. After a while, you will need to replace the blades so that you can use your windshield wipers again.

There are all sorts of different sizes of wiper blades. Additionally, you may have front and rear wipers. It’s important to get the right size so you can be sure that they fit properly. 

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