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Back to School Vehicle Maintenance

Here at Midlands Honda we want you to know how to care for your vehicle so it can provide you with many years of solid service and safety. Whether you're getting ready to send the kiddos back to school or your older children are heading off to college, there's no better time to get your vehicle in for a thorough check-up.

If you're not already, make sure you know when to get your vehicle in for basic maintenance service when it's needed. Your owner's manual can let you know how often. Make sure the fluids…

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How to Do a Roadtrip on the Cheap

Road trips can be both fun and educational adventures for the family or for couples seeking a getaway. They can also, unfortunately, do a number on your wallet if the proper care is not taken to plan and prepare. Taking affordable and fun road trips can be easily accomplished by considering a few key factors ahead of time.

First, choose your destination carefully. Unless there is a key event or visit that needs to be made, your final destination should be as flexible as possible. Many times when a particular city is the destination, travelers can save hundreds on hotels…
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Ready to improve your car's appearance? Try waxing it

Waxing your car doesn't have to be a difficult or overwhelming process, but many car owners aren't sure whether their car needs it or not. Typically, it's important to wax your car as soon as possible so you can start enjoying the benefits that come from having a waxed car.

Wax protects your car from many things that can damage the paint. Dirt, grime, and even water can be harmful to your car. Wax works to repel these from your vehicle's paint. In fact, wax is so effective at protecting your car that you may find…

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How to Easily Jump Start Another Car

In order to easily jump-start your vehicle by way of another car, you'll need to know the correct procedure for connecting those jumper cables. Be sure you bring the two cars close enough so that the cables can easily reach both of the battery compartments. Turn the engine off, put both vehicles in park, and then open the car hoods.

Look for a plus or minus sign on the battery terminals so you know which is which. Usually, the positive terminal is slightly wider. You'll be placing the red, or positive side cable, to the positive side of…

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Why Working Headlights are Critical

You probably don’t pay much attention to your headlights. They are there when you need them the most. They come on when it’s raining as well as when it’s dark outside. You probably don’t notice them at all until they stop working.

If your headlights are no longer working, you need to make it a priority to have them repaired. It is not only against the law to have broken headlights but it can also be dangerous on the road. You depend on the light and so do the other drivers on the road...

 

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Cabin & Engine Air Filters

Cabin and engine air filters help make your ride safer, more efficient and more comfortable. Though they do much the same thing by removing things from the air, each has different impacts.

Cabin air filters remove particles like allergens from the air before it enters the passenger compartment. Mold spores, pollen, dust and other particles are removed to give you a fresher, more comfortable ride. Engine filters protect your vehicle's motor from debris. It ensures that clean air is moving through the system, helping keep your engine cool and clean.

At times, each of these filters will need 
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Motor Oil Myths

The motor oil in your vehicle is important because this is what helps your engine run efficiently and smoothly. Just like other routine maintenance that needs to be done to your vehicle, a routine oil change is important as well. Unfortunately, there is some misinformation out there that can be quite confusing when it comes to changing your oil and what type of oil to use. Let's dispel some common motor oil myths that are out there:

  • Motor oil can be either synthetic or conventional. There are pros and cons to both and even if you have been using…
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Knowing When to Have Your Ignition Serviced

You would like to be able to rely on your vehicle and know that it will start up each time that you need it to. It is important for you to keep the ignition working well if you want to know that everything will work out well and that you will always have a way of getting where you need to go.

If you notice issues with your ignition it is important for you to seek out help. Some of the issues that you might notice include a grinding noise or smoke coming from your vehicle. Either one of those…

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How do Extreme Weather Temperatures Affect Car Batteries?

Unless you live in a climate that stays a steady 78 degrees, you most likely have a very good idea about how extreme temperature can affect your car’s battery. Many people tend to think that it’s only the cold weather that has an impact on battery life. Temperatures that reach above 90 degrees also contribute to extra wear.

The cold causes engine oil to thicken, and as a result, it takes more energy for the battery to start and warm the car. Shorter days also require more usage of electrical items, such as the heat, lights, and wipers…

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We Know How to Fix Your Dim Headlights - Here's How You Can, Too

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a United States governmental agency that regularly conducts tests regarding the safety of vehicles in various conditions, found that a large number of unique vehicles in America don't have great headlights.

 

 

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