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Tips on Windshield Chip Repairs

Replacing a cracked or busted windshield on your car can be both inconvenient and costly, which is why it’s so important to not let a small chip turn into a totally cracked and worthless windshield. We can offer you some great tips on windshield chip repairs and how it can save you money. Talk to the professionals at Midlands Honda.

Repairing a windshield chip can with the right supplies and a qualified professional to do the job. All it requires is the application of a liquid resin to the chipped area. The resin will remove the air from the…
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Types of Winter Tires

There are generally three different types of winter vehicles. The first is studdable winter tires. These are designed to be able to accept optional metal studs that improve your traction on icy roads. They work well, but they can also do a lot of damage to asphalt roads. This is why many states only allow them to be used during the winter if they aren't outlawed altogether.

The next kind of winter tire is the studless winter tire. Studless winter tires work much like studded tires in that they can improve traction on snowy or icy roads, but they…
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An Explanation of Oversteer and Understeer

At Midlands Honda, we like to help our consumers understand how their vehicles function, which can help them identify minor problems before they become serious. Oversteer and understeer are two terms that refer to your vehicle's dynamics, but what do they mean? Let's find out below.

Oversteer usually happens with vehicles that are equipped with rear-wheel drive. On the other hand, understeer typically occurs with vehicles that have front-wheel drive. Under the right circumstances, both drive systems can experience oversteer and understeer.

The most common reason understeer happens

 

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Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires

While most cars and trucks come with all-season tires, having a set of winter tires to put on during the winter months could increase the performance of your vehicle. At Midlands Honda, we're happy to explain the differences between all-season and winter tires, and we'll help you decide which you need for driving in Columbia, SC.

All-weather tires are designed to last a long time and perform well in many different conditions, including light wintery ones. Winter tires are made from a softer rubber that can grip the road more effectively. 
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What are the disadvantages of using a tonneau cover?

The open beds of pickup trucks allow you to load and unload your vehicle with ease. You can load your bed to capacity as high as you feel comfortable driving around. Light materials are tied down to keep them from the wind and heavier items, like refrigerators, are haulable in the preferred upright position. When using a tonneau cover, the ability to haul items is severely limited.

The security provided by a tonneau cover is produced by a solid cover that hooks over every side of the box. The cover lies flat and does not allow you to haul anything…

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Mufflers & Exhausts: What Should You Know?

An informed car owner will usually get far more out of their vehicle than someone who simply leaves the wellness of their car to chance. Knowing what signs to look for of reasons to take your car in for a service appointment can extend the useful life of your car by full years. That is why we here at Midlands Honda of Columbia are excited to teach you all about signs that you should have your muffler and exhaust system serviced.

First, although it is normal for some light-colored smoke to come out of the tailpipe when your car is…
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A Truck Bed Cover Provides Key Advantages and Disadvantages During General Routines

In Columbia, there are many roads that have hazards. When a vehicle rolls over a hole in the road or a stump on a trail, some lightweight items will fly in the air. If lightweight cargo is hauled on a truck on a road or path that has many hazards, various items could launch up in the air and land on the street since a truck bed lacks a ceiling.

Besides the ability to contain items on rough roads, a truck bed can also keep items dry in rainy climates. All truck bed covers are designed strategically so the edges…

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Don't Tread on Worn Out Tires

Tires are sort of like the feet of a vehicle, but unlike like human feet, tires don't last a lifetime. Every time you drive, car tires wear down a little. Over time, they get worn out, and that's dangerous. Stay safe by knowing how to detect bad tires.

Tire manufacturers make detecting bad tires easier with "wear bars" inside the wheels. When tread goes too low, wear bars display a cross-bar pattern. Even without that feature, it's easy to recognize bad tires. Just put a penny inside the groove, making sure Lincoln's head is upside down…

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Debadge Your Vehicle for a Streamlined Look

Removing your vehicle’s emblems is an easy project that usually takes no more than a few minutes. With some basic household supplies, you could give your car or truck a much more streamlined appearance. Here are some simple tips and tricks that you can use to debadge your vehicle without damaging the paint.

One of the easiest ways to remove a vehicle’s emblems is to pry the plastic off with a thin plastic scraper or credit card. If you don’t want to damage your credit card, then you can also try to pry the emblems off with…

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Tailgating Essentials for the Upcoming Football Season

In order to keep the tailgating party going, you need to follow a few tips first.

Since the truck is going to be the central point of the party, chances are good you will be playing music, hooked up so others can watch the television, or using all the charging stations. That excess load will really hurt the battery, and could leave you stranded at night when everyone has left. Keep a good pair of jumper cables in the bed so you can ask for help if the battery gets weak.

Place a big metal pail in your bed for…
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