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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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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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What is a Powertrain Warranty vs. a Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty?

A warranty is important to have your new car. If you do not have one, then you may end up paying more for maintenance or repairs. However, not every warranty is the same. There is a powertrain warranty and a bumper-to-bumper warranty, and each one covers the car differently.

As its name suggests, a bumper-to-bumper warranty covers almost every part of the car between the front and the back bumpers. By contrast, a powertrain warranty only covers the essential parts that power the car, such as the engine, transmission, differential, driveshaft, and velocity joints, but not the wear items...

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Balancing and Rotating Your Tires

Your tires are your points of contact with the road. They're some of the most important parts of your automobile. They grip the road to give you traction. Because of this, they're key to keeping you safe as you drive. If their treads are too worn down, it can make it harder to drive, particularly in bad weather.

Here at Route 23 Honda, we're happy to provide tire balancing and rotation services. Tires wear unevenly based on whether your car is front- or rear-wheel drive. The part of your car that gets the most power first will…

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Understanding the Role of Brake Pads

Brake pads are an important part of the brake system. When you hit the brakes, the calipers squeeze the rotors to make them come to a stop. There are brake pads on either side of the rotor that provides friction. As the brake pads start to wear, you will want to get them replaced quickly. Otherwise, you could cause damage to both the calipers and the rotors.

As you drive around in Pompton Plains, NJ, if you hear scratching or squealing sounds when you hit the brakes, it could be an indication that you need your brake pads replaced. By…

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Are You Wasting Money and Oil?

There are many different myths online regarding vehicle information and maintenance it's hard to know who or, what to believe. Our staff at Route 23 Honda would like to clear up this confusion with some simple advice. Your owner's manual contains the recommended servicing based on your make and model of vehicle. Many vehicles are also now equipped with features that will let you know when it's time to set an appointment for service.

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Should You Choose 4-Wheel or All-Wheel Drive?

As winter approaches, folks often wonder how they'll get around during inclement weather. This is especially true in Pompton Plains, NJ where no sure answer is available as to what weather conditions will be like. As a result, conversations often turn into discussions about the difference between 4-wheel and all-wheel-drive vehicles.

Our staff at Route 23 Honda understands the confusion and that most people have a preference. That is why they offer a variety of models that are equipped with 4- wheel or all-wheel drive systems. Here is what you should know to help determine which is right...

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