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The Basics of Car Seats

It's a given that we want to keep our kids safe, including when we travel. Here's some information that can help you better understand what type of car seats you might need.

Babies should always ride in a rear-facing car seat. Rules vary by state, but in some places, children are to ride backwards until they reach the age of two. Convertible seats can be either rear- or forward-facing, so those interested in keeping their same car seats for awhile can think about that option. When children are ready to face forward, they should be riding with a…

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Materials You Need for Towing

Before you decide on towing, you have to make sure that you have everything you need in order to make sure that you are going to be safe. There are quite a few materials you are going to need in order to make sure that you are able to tow your trailer.

One piece of material that can help is a towing mirror. One good thing about a towing mirror is that you will be able to get a better look at your towing so that you can detect any problems that you need to fix. It can be easy…

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What Does an Alternator Do in My Vehicle?

The alternator does more than many drivers even realize. If the alternator were to start failing, you would begin to lose the ability to enjoy even the most basic luxury inside the vehicle.

In order to function, the alternator is powered by a belt running to the engine, and basically recharges each time the car is running. As long as there are no issues with the alternator, the system charges and then provides power to dozens of other things in the vehicle. 

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Summer Tires and All-Season Tires Compared and Contrasted

When you are out driving the streets, you want to get the best traction possible. You also want tires that wear well. Summer tires and all-season tires are both options. Each type has its advantages and disadvantages.

Summer tires are made of a sticky substance that allows for better traction. These tires are very good at channeling away the water on the roadway to prevent hydroplaning. In the very cold weather, summer tires get hard, and they don't provide very good traction. 

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Detailing Prevents Corrosion

Detailing with a clay bar removes particles, dirt, and traces of airborne chemicals from the surface of your vehicle. The clay bar and clay lubricant remove embedded particles and buildups. The smooth surface helps washing and waxing protect metal against corrosion. Detailed vehicles look better and resist the damaging effects of roadway dust, debris, and airborne chemicals.

Drivers notice the extra depth and sheen that detailing adds to a car, truck or SUV. The smooth, detailed surface offers a deep gloss that stands out even among recently washed and waxed vehicles. 

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How to Properly Use a Roof Rack

Here at Page Honda Bloomfield, we believe that it is very important for car owners to be educated on how to properly use the features of their car. If you try to use certain aspects of your car's features without knowing how to do so properly, then you run the risk of damaging your car, which nobody wants to happen.

Roof racks can be very useful for storing extra cargo that won't fit into the interior of your car. However, if not used properly, you may damage the rack, the cargo, or even the frame of your car…

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Get Ready for Back to School by Following These Tips

With school set to begin, it is a good idea to make sure your car is inspected and repaired ahead of time if needed. If you constantly see warning lights appearing on your dashboard, then you should bring your vehicle in to a service shop to have it inspected. This can save you a major headache later on.

Emergencies can happen at any time. You should have a safety kit at hand or some emergency supplies at the very least. Basic first aid items, a flashlight, some water, snacks, washer fluid, gloves and any other essentials you may need should…

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Common Signs That Your Brake Pedals are in Need of Repair

When you brake, your brake pedals should always feel firm. If they feel spongy or soft, it could mean there is a problem that needs service by a skilled automotive technician at our service center at Page Honda Bloomfield. Here are some reasons that your brake pedals may need service.

The most common reason brake pedals feel soft is when air has penetrated the brake lines. In addition, damaged brake lines can also be a common cause of soft brakes. This is because brake lines are made of steel tubing that can erode, which causes rust and small holes. These…

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Packing Your Car's Roadside Emergency Kit Correctly

Our team here at Page Honda Bloomfield wanted to share a few tips for correctly packing your car's roadside emergency kit.

In order to make small repairs to get the car off the road to a service center, you need tools. Keep a bag of tools in the trunk ranging from pliers, scissors, wrenches, a socket set, multi-tool, hammer, and knife.

The flashlight and new batteries are good for flagging help in the dark and making repairs when you can't see what you're doing.

After you check that you have a working spare tire and car jack…

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