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What is the Purpose of Brake Fluid?

Brake fluid, which is sometimes called hydraulic fluid, works to help your vehicle's braking system function properly. It runs through the brake lines and needs to be drained and changed on a routine basis to keep your brakes in good shape. When a vehicle doesn't have adequate brake fluid, the car won't be able to stop when pressure is applied to the brakes. Learn more about brake fluid by reading our content below. 

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Detailing Fights Corrosion of Your Vehicle

Today's roadways, city streets, and highways contain a lot of corrosive particles. Residues from engines and brakes, join many kinds of airborne chemicals on the surface your vehicle. These contaminants and debris can cause scratching, marring, and other damage to the surface of your vehicle. Detailing with a clay bar is a proven method for returning to the original smooth surface.

Drivers enjoy the shiny, clean appearance of their vehicles after a washing. To get an excellent result from a car wash and wax, you must detail your vehicle to get a smooth, clean surface. 

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Testing a Car Battery

You don't want the bad experience of your car not starting when you have to get somewhere in a hurry. It's important to make sure that your battery is in good condition so your car will start properly. One way to check the condition of the battery is to test the charge.

To test the battery, use a device called a voltmeter. Before testing, make sure that your car and the lights are turned off. You will need to place the red colored clamp on the red battery terminal and the black clamp on the black terminal. 

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A Vehicle History Report Helps You Choose a New-to-You Car

If you are looking at some of the used vehicles for sale in your area, then you want to make sure that you gather as much information as possible before making your final decision on a purchase. There is a lot of information to think about when considering a vehicle, regardless of what kind it is or the auto manufacturer of your choice. You may want to sit down and take a much closer look at the detailed vehicle history report. 

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Experts Say Putting Your Phone Away Can Keep You Safe

Driving distracted is one of the worst things you can do on the road. No one knows this more than we here at First Choice Honda, which is why we want to help you stay distraction-free as much as we can. To accomplish this, below we have listed one of our all-time favorite tips for staying mindful on the road.

It can't be stated enough: Cell phones are for emergencies only on the road! As tempting as it may be to respond to a text or return a missed call while driving, it's crucial to resist. 

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Tips for a Successful Test Drive Experience

There are some things that you should do when you are test driving a vehicle and there are some things that you should not do when test driving a vehicle. The Honda sales professionals right here at First Choice Honda want you to know just how things should go down so that everything works out well for you.

When you are test driving a vehicle, you should bring someone with you. You should have someone along who you can talk to and who can help you figure out just what you think of the vehicle. You should not plan on…

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Why Should You Consider a New Honda Hatchback Model?

Hatchbacks are one of the most popular car choices among today's consumers. And because we here at First Choice Honda want to be sure that you are an informed car buyer, we thought it was important to give you a brief overview of the benefits of this style of vehicle.

First, hatchbacks have far more cargo space than most people give them credit for. Rear seats can fold down, only further expanding storage room. Also, because they are more compact vehicles, hatchbacks tend to get incredible gas mileage compared to larger SUVs, trucks, or minivans.  

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The Truth About Motor Oil

There are plenty of myths circulating about motor oil. Everything from how often you should have an oil change to what kind of oil you should use is called into question. Here at First Choice Honda, we believe in providing our customers with facts so that they can make an informed decision about their vehicle.

Contrary to what you may have been told, motor oil doesn't always have to be changed every 3,000 miles. Every vehicle has different requirements. While most newer vehicles have an oil life monitor, it's still important to consult your owner's manual…

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Shift Into Gear With Transmission Maintenance

As your car accelerates or decelerates, the RPMs will go up or down accordingly. Each vehicle has an optimal RPM range depending on your speed, and when it starts to leave that range, your vehicle needs to shift into a different gear. Your transmission is what does this shifting, and it is one of the most important parts of your vehicle.

There are two main types of transmissions: the automatic and the manual. With an automatic transmission, the primary type of transmission in the United States, the vehicle will shift on its own. 

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The Alternator Keeps Your Battery Charged

Many of us have had the unfortunate experience of walking out to a vehicle and finding it with a dead battery. This is usually because we have left the lights on or the door opened for too long. But in some cases, a dead battery can indicate that it is not being charged properly while being driven. This is typically the result of a dead or poorly functioning alternator.

Your car's alternator is essentially a mini-generator that runs while your car is running. It provides the vast majority of power to all of your vehicle's electronics and is…

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