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What Purpose Does Your Vehicle's Alternator Serve?

In order to keep your vehicle in good shape, it can be helpful if you understand its basic components, which is why we have offered some useful information about your vehicle's alternator below.

Your vehicle's starting system includes three major components that include the starter, battery, and alternator. The alternator's primary purpose is to keep the battery charged when the vehicle is running, but it also helps the battery keep the electrical components in your vehicle charged, which may include the windshield wipers, headlights, and more.  

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Your Vehicle's Timing Belt

One of the critical components to keeping your engine running correctly is the timing belt. It serves to synchronize the camshaft and the crankshaft, and if it breaks, it could cause extensive damage to your engine. Without a timing belt, an engine cannot run.

Most manufactures recommend replacing the timing belt either at the 60,000 mile or 100,000 mile service. There are some signs that you can look for to tell if your belt is getting worn out. If you hear a high-pitched sound from your engine or are having difficulty getting your car started, it might be…

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Understand Your Car's Belts and Hoses Better

Let's talk today about belts and hoses. Your car has them, and you need to know about them for your vehicle's longevity.

Internal combustion engines need synchronization between major parts, and most rely on timing belts to meet this need. While they are made of durable rubber, these teethed belts deteriorate due to time and usage. 

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Who Benefits from the ASE Certification Test

While it is said that the ASE certificate is a way for customers to make sure that they are getting their car fixed by someone they can trust and rely on, it is also something that benefits automotive technicians, shop owners and dealers. Therefore, The ASE certification benefits everyone.

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Suspension Issues That You Should Never Ignore

When a suspension system goes out, a driver will immediately lose control over their vehicle. That is just one of the reasons why it is so important to keep an eye out for any early warning signs that your suspension system could be damaged or nearing the end of its lifespan. Ignoring those issues will most likely result in expensive repairs down the road.

Your suspension system might be going out if your car is no longer handling as well as it used to. You may notice issues such as vibrations at high speeds, unusual swaying, or creaking noises whenever…

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Towing and Payload Capacity: What's the Difference?

We know that your truck is your pride and joy, and that's why we want to help you understand how your truck works. Here's a quick guide on the differences between towing and payload capacity.

To make it simple, towing capacity is the amount of weight that your truck can pull, while payload capacity is the amount of weight that your truck can carry. The calculations for both capacities are based off of your truck's Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), which can lead to some confusion! However, these capacities are usually different. You'll usually be able…

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Tips to Reduce Glare When Driving at Night

A significant problem a motorist can encounter when driving at night is glare. There are some tips that you can employ to minimize glare when driving at night.

One easy strategy to employ when dealing with glare coming from the lights of an oncoming car is to look too the right, keeping your eyes on the white line on the roadway.

Another tactic to use to reduce glare at night is to make sure you adjust your rearview mirror to the so-called "night" setting. Many people forget to make this adjustment at night.

Finally, if you wear glasses, ask your…
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Applying Automotive Touch Up Paint Yourself

Wouldn’t it be great if we could keep our vehicles looking as good as they did when they were new? While that’s virtually impossible we can keep our cars looking as good as possible by keeping it clean inside and out, and fixing any little nicks or dents it may have on the body. Visit us at Kokomo Honda and let us advise you on car care.

If the scratch on your car is minor, you may be able to fix it yourself. Wash around the scratch, lightly sand it, wash again and apply the paint. If the…

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Why You Should Shop Our Pre-Owned Selection


If it’s time to get a new car, truck, or SUV, but you’d rather not pay a new vehicle price, consider shopping our certified pre-owned selection instead.

Pre-owned vehicles don’t have to be old and rusty. In fact, they can be almost new with few miles on the odometer and all the features you’d expect out of a current year model.

This is especially true of Kokomo Auto World’s certified…

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Your Automobile and Back-to-School Service

As the back-to-school timeframe draws near, your plate becomes full. With this understood, back-to-school service on your car is one of those many items that you need to tend to during this sometimes overwhelming time period.

You need a reliable service provider when it comes to ensuring that your vehicle fully is serviced and ready for use when school starts. This includes ensuring that comprehensive, bumper to bumper service is undertaken and completed. 

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