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Valuable Information Resides on a Vehicle History Report

When you are thinking about investing in a specific used vehicle, you want to obtain as much information about that vehicle that you can. This will give you a good idea of where that vehicle has been and whether or not it has been involved in any kind of major damage. A vehicle history report is something that you can often obtain from a dealership. You can also obtain a vehicle history report online if you need to find it yourself. This report can include information such as:

  • Where a vehicle has been registered
  • How many owners a vehicle has…
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Upgrade to a Dash Cam

Holding your phone while you drive is dangerous and a distraction. With accessories like a dash cam, you can record everything and focus on driving. At First Choice Honda, we love to see what great trips and events took place from the perspective of a dash cam.

Not only can you use a dash cam to record footage of your next great road trip, but you can also use one to protect yourself in court if you get in a car accident. Accidents happen all the time, but a dash cam can help you tell your side of the story…

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Why You Should Wash Your Vehicle Regularly

When you look at your vehicle when it is dirty, you just do not love it like you do when it is clean. We want you to know that washing the vehicle on a regular basis is a smart idea, and we want you to know all that you should know about caring for the vehicle and keeping it in good shape.

When you wash your vehicle, you clear off the dirt on it that might otherwise scratch or corrode its finish. When you clean off salt during the winter, you keep the vehicle from being damaged by that substance…

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What to Know About Headlight Repair

It's important to keep your car's headlights in good condition. Fortunately, this is a relatively easy task to accomplish either on your own or with the help of a professional. It may be possible to find headlight cleaning kits at grocery or automotive stores.

It may also be possible to use a cloth or sandpaper that you have in your own home. However, be sure that you go easy when sanding or polishing the headlights as it doesn't take much to damage them. When a headlight is damaged, it is often necessary to replace it. 

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Winter Tires Aren't Built for Summer Conditions

When the seasons change, you may need to modify your vehicle in order to increase performance, speed, horsepower, and torque. The most important automobile components that impact efficiency on the road are tires. If you equip wheels that are built for specific road conditions, you'll experience better traction and handling.

Snow tires don't perform well on dry roads in the spring and summer because their trends are designed for heavy layers of ice. If you keep winter tires on your vehicle after outdoor temperatures increase, the heat on roads will damage the rubber tire material.  

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How to Protect Your Vehicle From Salt Corrosion

Winter driving can be extremely dangerous, especially when there’s a lot of snow or ice on the roads. We’re always grateful when the plows pour salt on the roads, but we tend to forget the damage the salt can do to our cars. Come to First Choice Honda and allow us to give you tips on how to protect your vehicle from salt corrosion.

Always wash your vehicle after a snow or rain storm before salt has a chance to settle on the car’s body. Try to wash it during the day or when the temperature is…

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Learn How to Get Started in Off-Roading

For many, off-roading is an exciting hobby that provides an alternative to racing. The continued popularity of off-roading has garnered the attention of newcomers. If you are one of the people interested in this activity, make sure to fully understand it first. First Choice Honda can confirm that knowledge is necessary to fully enjoy off-roading in a safe, fun manner.

You can start off by reading information on the internet. There are various off-road forums that can provide information about how to get started.  

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Why Switch to Winter Wiper Blades?

Winter weather conditions can make driving very hazardous and can severely limit visibility on the roadways. That's why the service technicians in our Honda service department recommend that you switch from summer wiper blades to winter wiper blades at the same time you have us put winter tires on your vehicle.

Winter wiper blades feature anti-clogging armor blocking snow, ice and rain from clogging up the wiper blade elements so that the blades can do their job of keeping your windshield clean and clear.  

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How Temperature Changes Affect Your Car Battery

Whether you're dealing with the sweltering heat of summer or the frigid cold of winter, it's important that you take care of your automobile battery. While they're built to be tough, car batteries are susceptible to extreme weather changes. We here at First Choice Honda want you to be an informed vehicle owner, so here are some things you need to know.

When the temperature drops, your battery's capacity decreases. In freezing temperatures, battery capacity is reduced by as much as 20 percent. This can lead to some issues when you're starting your vehicle.  

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Driving Tips to Help You Stay Safe on the Snow and Ice

The winter can be a dangerous time for drivers, and it is important to be prepared for ice and snow. Here at First Choice Honda, we can help. Before the ice and snow come, have your vehicle inspected for leaks, worn hoses, and other damages.

Try to carry items in your vehicle that can help you stay safe if you get stuck in the snow and ice, which include a snow shovel, broom, and ice scraper. Abrasive materials, which may include cat litter and sand paper, can also be helpful if you get stuck. 

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