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Do You Have a Brake Light on in Your Vehicle?

Your brakes help you to stop your Honda car or SUV when you need to, and as such, they serve an important function for your safety. While it's true that adequate brakes can help your overall performance, the condition that they are in also determines your safety. That's why you should always seek immediate brake repair assistance when one of your dashboard brake indicators illuminates. What could the warning light mean? Let's take note of some common brake warnings:

  • Low levels of brake fluid
  • Leak of brake fluid 
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How to Get a Jump Start on Your Adventures

It happens: You have places to go and things to do, but your car just will not start. Follow this simple guide from our Honda service team to safely jump start one car with the help of another. Remember that it's important to be sure to have safety goggles and work gloves so you don't get injured!

  • Bring the running car to the front of the car needing to be jumped.
  • Turn off the car lights, turn off the ignition, and open the hood for both cars.
  • Jumper cables have two red and black clamps; red is positive…
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What is a Timing Belt?

Housed in its own compartment, the timing belt is easy to overlook when it comes time for maintenance. It is, however, a critical part of the engine’s function. It’s able to connect and operate both the camshaft and crankshaft through the engine’s power supply. The timing belt is a critical aspect of the engine’s parts and helping them work properly.

The timing belt connects to the crankshaft, and it’s the crankshaft that supplies the power to parts, such as the clutch. The camshaft, however, receives the power from the engine with the assistance of the…

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What are the Main Types of Brake Pads?

Your braking system is a complex network that runs from the brake pedal to the brake pads at the other end. The brake pads stop your vehicle by creating friction between the pads and your brake rotors, which are metallic discs attached directly to the vehicle wheels.

Brake pads come in three basic varieties, including:

  • Sintered Brake Pads: Sintered brake pads are formed from particles of metal that are forced together under great heat and pressure. Sintered pads provide exceptional grip under all sorts of weather conditions. 
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What do Engine Oil Viscosity Ratings Mean?

The main function of motor oil is to lubricate the engine and its components. Oil viscosity serves as a very important part of the oil selection process, however this simply refers to the rate in which the oil flows through the engine. The higher the viscosity, the slower it moves; the lower the oil's viscosity, the faster it moves.

What do the Numbers Mean in 10W-30?

The initial number rating outlines the viscosity of the oil with a cold engine, while the latter references viscosity with a hot engine. 

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Why You Should Keep Your Gas Tank Topped Off

Keeping the gas tank full of fuel is beneficial to you and your vehicle in the colder winter months. There are a few things you may not have ever considered when it comes to driving in the cold with low fuel levels.

If you attempt to drive with barely any gas in the car and have a breakdown, you will be out of fuel without any way to keep warm. Don’t get stranded on the side of the highway due to improper road trip planning. When you travel all winter with as close to a full tank as possible…

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Why You Should Only Use Wiper Fluid

Many drivers in the Vienna, VA region simply top off the washer reservoir with water and get on their way. These drivers usually have no idea how water in that tank can have a negative impact on their ability to see clearly as the weather conditions change in the winter.

The water in that washer tank is going to freeze at a higher temperature than that of the windshield wiper fluid. The windshield wiper fluid contains trace amounts of antifreeze, so it will effectively clear the windshield even as temperatures drop below the freezing point. 

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Drive With Food for the Holidays

As the holidays arrive, planning your travel to family and friends is essential to avoid missing occasions and gatherings. When you are driving your vehicle while transporting food for the holidays, there are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure both you and your delicious goods arrive safe and on time.

Proper Storage and Route Selection

Storing your holiday food properly while traveling in your car is imperative to avoid spills and messes that can easily be avoided. Use tightly secured Tupperware along with the right place in your vehicle, such as on a flat floor surface or…

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Travel Prepared This Winter

You should always travel prepared, and especially during the winter season. When the roads are icy, you should always have a generous amount of sand, cat litter or salt in your vehicle. If you get stuck, all you have to do is sprinkle some sand, cat litter or salt around your tires and you will have some traction to get out.

We want to remind you from all of us here at Honda of Tysons Corner to be prepared this holiday season by always having an emergency kit in your vehicle and by packing salt, sand, or cat litter. 

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