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Why Use a Clay Bar When Detailing?

We here at Route 23 Honda feel that an informed car owner should know basic detailing techniques, such as how to use a clay bar for external detailing. The first step is to spray a lubricant over the area you are hoping to clean. Try to only do small areas at one time because if the lubricant dries up before you are able to place the clay bar over it, it will no longer be effective. For this same reason, try not to do this type of detailing in the direct sun. An ideal location would be either in a…

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Are Summer Tires Better For Your Driving Needs?

It's surprising to some that summer tires can provide better traction in rain than all-season tires. At Route 23 Honda, we can explain the differences between your options to allow you to make an informed decision on what to put on your vehicle.

The shallower and straighter grooves found on summer tires can lead to more stability during high-performance driving, especially in wet conditions. This tread pattern is often asymmetrical, making tire rotation options more limited. 

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Easy Car Games for Long Road Trips

Even with electronics to occupy them on the road, your kids will probably ask multiple times, "Are we there yet?" Keep them entertained with some fun car games.

The license plate game is fun. You need printable game pages that have state names listed, or get paper and pencils. During the trip, each person watches car tags and writes down the state they're from, or crosses out the state name on the printable page. Whomever gets the most states wins. 

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Back to School Car Service

With the start of another school year right around the corner, it might be a good time to schedule some back-to-school maintenance on your vehicle. Whether your vehicle is used for you to transport your children to the nonstop after-school activities or is used by your teen driver, you want to ensure it’s in tip-top condition. Stop at Route 23 Honda and let us give your vehicle an inspection.

If you can’t remember the last time your vehicle had some maintenance done, it’s probably been too long! Unless you keep good records, we recommend checking the owner…

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Motor Oils Routine That Benefit Automobile Owners

Although there are many routines that can impact how efficiently a car operates, a few methods don't produce practical results. If you want to maintain an optimum engine, you'll need to understand the most common motor oil myths that can impact performance on the road.

According to experts, the oil in an engine should be changed each time a car surpasses 3,000 miles. This myth is false because all cars have unique hardware that requires unique motor maintenance and oil changes. As a result, some cars may require an oil change whenever the engine hardware reaches 7…

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Be Sure to Pack Your Roadside Emergency Kit Correctly

The team at Route 23 Honda wanted to make sure you knew what items would be most useful in the roadside emergency kit in your vehicle.

The flashlight and batteries can be the most powerful resource when you are stranded in the dark. The flashlight will light the way when making repairs and will be useful to flag down a motorist or the police for help.

Be sure to have a bag of tools in the vehicle that can be used to make minor repairs. The bag should have an adjustable wrench, pliers, hammer, knife, scissors, socket set, screwdrivers, and…

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Pros and Cons of Having a Tonneau Cover on Your Truck Bed

Should you have a new Tonneau Cover installed over your truck's bed. Our crew here at Route 23 Honda wants to make you aware of all the advantages and disadvantages of getting one installed.

The Tonneau Cover can help improve fuel efficiency as the air glides over the bed instead of it resisting the flow. Another huge advantage to getting a new Tonneau Cover is that all your belongings in the bed are now going to be secure. 

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What's the Difference Between Towing and Payload?

A common question in the trucking community is what is the difference between towing capacity and maximum payload? The term seems to be commonly used as one and the same. That is why our team here at Route 23 Honda of Pompton Plains, NJ wants you to be an informed truck owner and realize that there is a big difference between the two terms and it can be potentially dangerous to misunderstand them.

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Why You Need to Make Roadside Emergency Kits

The roadside emergency kit is going to put you in the position to get from being stranded on the roads and possible limp to a local service station so they can make the repair. If you get a flat tire, having a few cans of fix-a-flat in the kit will put you in the position of getting the tire off the rim enough so you can safely drive a few miles.

The jumper cables are important and should be in the kit because now anyone who is willing to pull over and help can jump-start your vehicle. Bring an empty…

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What's the Difference Between Drivetrains?

The drivetrain to your vehicle matters. The front-wheel-drive configuration allows you to get more fuel efficiency. You typically see sedans, small cars, economical cars, and daily commuter vehicles with this type of drivetrain. However, if you are looking for power, then you would choose the rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Traditionally, most muscle cars are RWD. This is because the vehicle is pushed forward. While it takes up more fuel, it's a better drivetrain for power.

All-wheel drive is the best for both worlds. You get power and a bit more fuel efficiency...

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