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How to Make Sure Rodents Don't Harm Your Car

At Kokomo Honda, it is important that we help you maintain your vehicle and get the most from it. In addition to tire rotations, oil changes and fluid flushes, it is important to protect your car from rodents. Rats, mice and other small animals may choose to build a nest in your car or chew wires.

Rodents may be able to get into cars. All they need is a warm or unguarded spot to move in and call their own. However, you can protect your vehicle by sealing off your garage to ensure that animals can't get at your…

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Choosing Between All-Weather and Carpet Floor Mats

When you are shopping for something that you can put down on the floor of your vehicle to keep it clean, Kokomo Honda wants you to know what your options are and the way that each one will work for you. We want you to have enough information to choose between all-weather and carpet floor mats and to make a smart decision.

When you are looking for something that will make your floors look nice, you might want to go with carpet floor mats. You can have these embroidered and you can pick them out in a color that will…

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The Ins and Outs of Winter Car Care

As winter makes its presence known, it is more important than ever to make sure that your vehicle is ready to withstand the rigors of the season. Taking care to ensure that your vehicle is properly equipped to handle the challenges of the winter conditions will pay off big dividends down the road.

Because batteries are prone to dying in cold temperatures, you will want to perform a volt test on it prior to the start of the winter season. If the battery is not in good condition, it is important to replace it so that you are not left…

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Keep Your Tires In Good Shape

Tires suffer wear and tear even when your driving falls under the description of ordinary. Taking care of your vehicle's tires must be a priority, or else dangers emerge. Checking tire pressure with a gauge and performing a penny check on tread depth reveals a lot. Low pressure means adding air. Ultra-low tread depth likely means the car requires new tires.

Tires don't last forever, either. A tire does come with a lifetime expected number of miles. One with 60,000 tread life isn't going to survive 80,000 miles of driving. Age also presents problems for…

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Issues That Can Occur With a Differential Breakdown

As you are probably aware, you have to change your differential on a regular basis. There are certain issues that can occur if you don't change your differential. These can cause a major breakdown in the function of your vehicle over time. The following are reasons that you should stay on top of your differential.

Once the differential fluid breaks down over time, it can contaminate the other fluids. The gears are also going to be affected due to the friction and heat. Over time, you will be hit with some major costs in repairs. Therefore, keeping on top…

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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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