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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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Is Towing On The Agenda At Vacation Time?

Hitting the road to take a vacation sometimes requires hauling a trailer. Keeping everyone happy and safe can be achieved by learning the do's and don'ts of towing. A little time spent preparing for your towing adventure can make all the difference in your vacation experience.

Stress doesn't have to be a by-product of facing the task of hooking up a trailer and hitting the road. Learning a few do's and don'ts can make the whole process run smoothly. For instance, when you load your trailer you should make sure the items are balanced on…
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Tips for Applying Touch-up Paint to Your Car in Columbia

Little scratches on the top coat of your car's paint might not cause serious body damage, but they detract from the look of your vehicle. You can take care of these small cosmetic issues yourself with the use of touch-up paint. This type of paint is available at most auto parts and auto supply stores.

Use the manufacturer's matching guide to select the same color of paint. This helps you to achieve a perfect match. Follow the paint manufacturer's instructions on cleaning and prepping your work area. After applying the...

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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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