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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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Play with the Apple CarPlay System

When you step inside your vehicle, one of the first places you look is directly at the navigation screen. It is the place where all your apps are located. One exclusive feature that keeps you connected to these apps is Apple CarPlay. This in-vehicle technology has everything you need. Make hands-free calls at any time. Get directions when you need them the most. 

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Terms That All Drivers Should Know Before Hauling a Load

There are a few different terms that you must familiarize yourself with before you tow a trailer or fill up the bed of your truck with a heavy load. In addition to potentially damaging your truck, an improper load is also going to increase your risk of a serious accident. Here is a quick look at a few of the differences between payload capacity, towing capacity, and gross combined vehicle weight rating (GCVWR).

These terms seem similar, but they are actually quite different. Your truck’s payload is the total amount of weight that it can carry in the cabin…

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Signs of Suspension Problems

There are a number of different aspects of your vehicle that contribute to how your vehicle functions and how safe it is. The suspension area of your car is something that you probably don't know a whole lot about. Many people don't understand this area and definitely can't repair a suspension problem on their own. What you can keep an eye out for is a problem with your suspension. When you notice there is a problem of this sort going on, you will notice some typical signs like:
  • Your tires wearing down at an uneven rate.
  • The…
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Jump Start Situations Signal the Need for Vehicle Service

Providing assistance to another driver with starting problems is something people in Triadelphia are accustomed to. This neighborly type of help is appreciated by anyone who experiences trouble starting their car, especially when they are in a hurry to get to work. This quick-fix is easy to perform, and it can help someone in dire need.

Jump starts are as easy to do. Bring your vehicle close to the vehicle needing assistance. 

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