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The Process of Jump Starting a Car

When a vehicle has a battery that needs power, you can jump start it with jumper cables. The process of completing this task is simple if you follow a few strategic steps.

Jumper cables aren't extremely long, so you must consider the length before setting up your car for a jump start. Typically, if you park your automobile about 18 inches near the other vehicle's hood, you'll have no problems reaching the battery terminals.  

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Can You Debadge a Car?

Badges glued to a vehicle often detract from appearance. Drivers may fear to touch the badges out of worries they might make things worse. If you debadge a car the right way, the process won't likely cause any problems, and you can do so with many everyday household items.

Badges affixed with adhesives may come loose after exposure to hot water. Spraying adhesive remover on the badge further loosens it. The heat from a hair dryer then also breaks down the adhesive. Once destroyed, the adhesive can't hold the badge. 

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How Does Neglecting Washing Your Vehicle Lead to Damage?

Most people think that washing a vehicle is something that is simply done in order to make the vehicle look nicer. In fact, washing the exterior of your vehicle can actually be a great way to prevent rust and damage. This process should be done once every two weeks, weather permitting. Keep in mind, you don't want to wash your vehicle and allow moisture to freeze on the surface. That will cause its own set of problems.

Routinely washing your vehicle removes dust, road salt, and dirt that can cause the painted finish on your vehicle to become damaged…

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Keep a Car That's Fit for Spring Driving

Mowing the lawn, cleaning your home, and planting flowers are all items that may be on your spring "to do" list. Something else you should add to that list is to take care of your car to get it ready for the summer driving season. At Norris Honda, we want you to have a summer to remember by following these easy spring car care tips.

Above all, spring makes a great time to clean your vehicle thoroughly. With no remaining threat of winter grime attacking your vehicle, you can clean your car inside and out to help protect the paint…

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What to do if You're in a Car Accident

If you got into an accident, do you know what you would do? You should have an answer to this question before the next time you get into your car. There are a few things that you should always do after an accident, and at Norris Honda, we want you to be aware of all the ways that you can take care of yourself and your vehicle. Here are a few tips for after an accident.

The first thing that you should do is to make sure that everyone is out of the way of traffic. Move anyone who is…

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Don't Let Glare Cause an Accident

Glare on the road is dangerous. The light shining from a glare could blind a driver, leading to an accident. Taking the necessary steps to cut down on glare and accidents makes sense. Here are some things to think about if glare worries you.

If you aren't taking care of the vehicle's windshield, then glare becomes almost unavoidable. Windshields can suffer more damage than expected. If the windshield shows imperfections, get the problems repaired. Don't ignore the obvious benefits of keeping the windshield perfectly clean. Dirt and grime on the glass add to glare. 

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Why Would Your Engine Overheat?

The sight of steam coming out from under the hood strikes fear in drivers. Seeing the temperature gauge jump deep into the red confirms those fears. The engine is overheating. An overheated engine could reach the point a car ends up totaled. To potentially avoid this situation, know a few common reasons why an engine overheats.

A leak ranks among the most common reasons behind overheating. The coolant fluid helps regulate the temperature. When there is a leak, coolant levels drop. Low coolant levels increase the chances of overheating. 

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Don't Let a Flat Tire Ruin Your Day

One day you are enjoying a nice day on the road when you suddenly hear a 'pop', which is followed by your car pulling to the right or left. After safely stopping at the side of the road, you discover what you suspected all along—a flat tire.

It's necessary to have some knowledge about changing a tire to help you escape a potentially dangerous situation if roadside assistance isn‘t available. Once you locate the tire changing kit and spare, loosen the flat tire's lug nuts without taking them off. Raise your vehicle using the jack and…

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Driving Snow and Winter Tires All Throughout the Year

Different tires are designed for different seasons because of the characteristics that are put into the tires to handle the factors that come with the season. If you are wondering whether or not you can drive on winter tires for the whole year, then you need to consider tons of factors.

One major factor is the material and the design of the tire. There are two types of winter tires. There are the studded winter tires and the winter tires without studs. Both of these tires will either cause damage or wear out quickly during the warmer seasons.  

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Protecting Against Road Salt

Road salt can have a harmful impact on your car if it is left to settle onto the paint for an extended period of time. In addition to damaging the appearance of your car's paint, it can lead to rust and corroding of the crucial mechanical parts. This is especially true if the road salt accumulates under your car.

Try to avoid driving on the roads when you know that salt trucks will be putting down road salt. You can get a leg up on the season by having your car waxed before the winter weather arrives. Once you…

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