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Dim Automotive Headlights Must be Replaced to Boost Safety

A headlight is a very important part of a vehicle that lights up the road. Its beams produce high-intensity light that can influence brake timing and the ability to escape obstacles quickly during split-second situations. All automotive manufacturers use different technologies to make headlights for automobiles in their product lines. Typically, the most commonly used headlight options are LED and halogen. These bulbs can lose their overall intensity over time. When this happens, you'll have to take proper steps to replace the bulb. 

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Advice for Replacing Your Car's Belts

Every time you turn on your car's ignition system, a serpentine belt performs important tasks. Connected to an engine block, this lengthy part synchronizes the mechanics under the hood of your vehicle. For instance, the crankshaft revolves at optimum rates thanks to precise timing mechanisms that are controlled by the belt.

Motorists should also value a belt's role in driving the cooling system. On a hot summer day, the air compressor and fan are operated by a serpentine belt at fixed cycles. 

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Should You Refinance or Trade?

Are you thinking about refinancing your car loan, or should you trade it in? You want your decision to be a good one, so you may need to research both options.

Advantages to refinancing a car loan are that you can draw money out if you owe less than the car's value and lower interest rates. Disadvantages include less money out of your vehicle when you sell or trade it and paying more over the long term with a loan extension.  

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Choosing Your Teen's First Car

Whether it's a moment you've been dreading or anticipating, the day your teen gets their license is finally here. Now it's time to find them the right car so they can drive themselves to school or work.

It's best to avoid a car that boasts about its high horsepower or its quick acceleration. New drivers lack the finesse to gauge how fast they're going by feel alone and can often exceed the speed limit without meaning to do so. 

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How to Maintain Your Car This Spring

At Straub Honda, we want you to know how to take care of your vehicle at all times. As the weather starts to warm up, it is important to make sure that your car is ready for the changing weather. The first step is to have the car inspected by someone you trust.

An inspection can help you find minor damage or other issues that can be taken care of now when they are easy and inexpensive to fix. It is also a good idea to wash your car to get rid of salt and other grime that built up…

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Tips for Your Next Test Drive

Even if you're not familiar with the intricacies of how cars function, there are still things you can look for when taking one for a test drive. When it comes to modern cars, there are more things than ever to consider, and just because a car is new is no reason not to inspect it thoroughly.

Drive exactly the car that has the features you want, so that you can test them under road conditions. If you want a vehicle with safety features like lane assist or a backup camera, don't test drive the base model that doesn…

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What Gaskets Are and What They Do

If you regularly bring in their vehicle for servicing, you will eventually hear from a technician that some of the gaskets are bad and must be replaced. Chances are, you just nod your head and approved the repair, yet do you have any idea what gaskets are and what they do? Probably not.

Various operating systems in your vehicle use gaskets to keep gases and fluids within a certain area. When these substances begin to leak, your vehicle can end up encountering big problems. Gaskets are seals between two or more surfaces within these systems that help contain different types…

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Washing Your Vehicle is Important! Find Out Why

Here at Straub Honda, we like to help our consumers keep their vehicles looking good. Keeping your vehicle washed is very important. It removes contaminants like dust, pollen, dirt, and other debris that can get caked on the exterior and cause damage. A dirty vehicle can cause scratches, rust, and damage to the protective coating.

It is also beneficial to keep your vehicle washed because it will improve fuel efficiency. A clean car is about 10 percent more fuel efficient than a vehicle that is dirty. 

 

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How Does a Car Overheat?

No one wants to experience a typical drive to work turn into a nightmare when a car overheats. While many drivers never deal with an overheated vehicle, everyone is at risk for the problem to occur. Cars require all their parts to run smoothly or else issues such as overheating may arise. Here are some reasons why this happens, and how you should be on the lookout for them.

Low coolant levels can mean an overheated engine. Leaks often lead to dangerously low coolant amounts. Sometimes the lines are fine and no clogs exist in the radiator, but someone left…

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Why is Everyone Talking About Android Auto?

If you visit Straub Honda, we can show you some of the newest vehicles that are Android Auto compatible. This in-vehicle technology is becoming popular because of all that it can do. You can take a hands-free approach with music, navigation, and so much more.

You’ll have access to a Google Assistant when you’re driving. You can use voice commands to have your apps opened for you. This allows you to play your favorite playlist or pick up where you left off on an audiobook. You can also get help with navigation, including finding where the closest gas…

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