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Could the Weather Be Draining Your Car's Battery?

Did you know that both extreme heat and extreme cold could be draining your car's battery life? When your car's battery is exposed to a temperature of 32 degrees Fahrenheit, it loses about 20 percent of its cold cranking amps. If the temperature drops all the way down to -22 degrees Fahrenheit, it loses half of its capacity.

Hot weather is also bad for batteries, but for a different reason. Extreme heat evaporates some of the electrolyte solutions in the lead-acid battery. When the air temperature is 92 degrees Fahrenheit, the battery has lost half of its capacity…

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Choosing the Right Drivetrain for Your Needs

At times in the past, nearly every vehicle was a rear-wheel drive type, and it was the standard in passenger vehicles over many decades. Front wheel drive became popular in US vehicles in the 1980's. There are advantages to front and rear wheel drive. Rear wheel drive is likely more expensive, but it offers superior performance and better handling, particularly when cornering.

Local Bloomfield Hills, MI area drivers have a wide variety of uses for their vehicles. Front wheel drive vehicles offer better traction in snow and slippery road conditions than rear wheel vehicles.

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Move Over and Give Others Space When Driving

When you are moving along on your way home from work, and you notice someone pulled over at the side of the road, you should check if it is safe for you to switch lanes and then move to give them space.

If you see an emergency vehicle coming up behind you, you should move over and slow your vehicle or bring it to a stop. There are laws regarding the driving that you do and the emergency vehicles that are around you, and you should be careful to follow them.

Move over when it makes sense to do so…

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Stay Safe by Keeping Your Gas Tank Full in the Winter Time

When the weather outside is cold, and you are looking to start your vehicle up and go home, you have to know that it will run well for you. You cannot risk something happening and your vehicle failing to get you home. It is important for you to keep your gas tank full in the winter to avoid potential problems.

Your gas tank should be full so that the gas lines in your vehicle do not freeze up. You should not let your tank run down so that it is almost empty in the cold months, as that can cause…

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Get Ready for the Winter Season

Getting prepared for the winter months takes some preparation, but it doesn't have to take much effort. All you need to do is have the right items in your vehicle. If you do that you will be much better prepared if something goes wrong. Among the items that you should have in your vehicle include sand, salt, and litter. Anyone will do.

Be sure to also get your vehicle properly tuned up to us here at Page Honda Bloomfield so you will be less likely to have a breakdown. If you go with sand, you'll have great traction…

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Explore the Total Cost of Ownership at Page Honda Bloomfield

It is so exciting and rewarding when you are finally able to purchase your first vehicle and we here at Page Honda Bloomfield can't wait to help you through that process. Before you make the decision to buy a vehicle, though, we want to make sure you understand all of the expenses that come with the overall cost of owning a vehicle.

Let's take a look:

Down Payment

This is all based on your finances. We can help you determine this amount. The more you put down the lower your payments will be moving forward, but don't…

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Why Getting Winter Wiper Blades Are Extremely Important

As the cold weather approaches, so are the needs of your vehicle to be able to withstand the harsher road conditions. Getting down to Page Honda Bloomfield for a new set of winter wiper blades can be more beneficial than you might realize.

The winter blades have been crafted with a different design that allows them to push the weight of the snow off the windshield rather than bending the arms and interrupting your clear line of vision. The rubber that covers the winter blades is designed to keep any ice from getting into the framework that allows the wipers…

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Check Your Vehicle's Fluids Regularly

Many drivers forget that the fluids that keep their car running need to be checked as well as other things. The reservoirs for these are located under the hood of your car. They can all be checked within a couple minutes and if any need to be refilled or topped off, you can easily refill them yourself or you can always bring your car in to our dealership so we can do it for you.

Here are a few examples of fluids that need attention: Transmission fluid, brake fluid, windshield wiper fluid, and oil.

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Take Food to Family During the Holidays With These Simple Tips

It’s the start of a magical holiday season, and that means you’re likely to need to travel with food. Perhaps you have a dish that you always make for your family, and you need to have a way of hauling it to your family get-together this year without spilling it all over the interior of your Honda SUV or sedan. The Page Honda Bloomfield team is delighted to share our tips for traveling with holiday foods:

  • When you are dishing up the food items, make sure that you put it into something that has a secure lid that…
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Importance of Tire Tread

Does your vehicle need new tires? This sounds a simple question but not all get it right. Some even wait until the tire is completely worn out for them to replace them. However, a study has shown that the tire should be changed right when Lincoln's head is visible when a coin is put inside the tread.

Usually, a tire tread is measured in 32nds of an inch, and when new, it typically measures 10/32". Legally, it is not allowed for a tire measuring 2/32" to be used in any vehicle.

Tire tread matters a lot as…

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