Do Summer Tires Outperform All-Season Tires?

You may be contemplating purchasing new tires for your automobile. As part of that process, you may be wondering whether summer tires are better and outperform all-season tires.

Research reveals that summer tires do perform better in wet conditions and on dry roadways than do all-season tires. The design of summer tires offer more consistent contact with the roadway, making these types of tires more stable when in use. 

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Be Sure to Use a Clay Bar When You Detail

Even if you wash your car on a regular basis, the surface can still be exposed to contaminants that could bind to the paint. Although washing, waxing, and polishing are all ideal ways to keep your car's exterior in good shape, using a clay bar can also keep it looking at its optimal condition.

Some particles that stick to your vehicle's finish can be corrosive and cause rust. A clay bar prevents rust because it effectively binds to dirt and other particles, and it is a great way to prepare your vehicle for sealant and wax. 

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Tips for Reducing Incidents of Distracted Driving

With the number of distracted drivers on the road these days, you need to do everything possible in your vehicle to reduce these accidents on the road. Here are a few things that the Honda of Tysons Corner team hopes that you will consider before driving your car.

Before you roll down the highway, take the time to make any adjustments that you'll need to worry about later. This means that you'll need to adjust the mirrors, make sure the seat is in the right position and set the GPS system. The more you can do in your…

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Is it Important to Get a Vehicle History Report?

If you have shopped for a used vehicle before, then you probably are aware of what a vehicle history report is. If you are new to the automobile industry, then this might be something that you are unfamiliar with. A vehicle history report is a summary of information about a pre-owned vehicle. Any vehicle with a VIN number has one of these reports, whether it be a car, a truck, an RV or a boat. The information in this report varies, but can include things like:

  • Accident history
  • Lien information
  • Whether airbags have been deployed at any point 
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What You Need to Know About Test Driving

Because transparency is important to us at Honda of Tysons Corner, we help our readers become informed vehicle owners. If you're searching for a new car, we'd like to help you make a choice you'll be happy with even one year from now. Test driving is an aspect of buying a car that most people don't give a second thought to. Most people only test drive one car, but this can be a mistake. Two rules of thumb for successfully test driving are to test drive multiple vehicles and to decide on which car to buy…

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How to Find a Good Mechanic

Every vehicle owner needs a good, reliable mechanic. However, it can often be difficult to find mechanics that you trust to provide reliable and honest service because of either a lack of automotive knowledge on your part or the absence of a prior personal history with the mechanic.

It is helpful to know some basic automotive facts and terms. If you know what the parts are called and how they work, then you will understand what the mechanic is telling you. There are many videos online and also informational books that detail automotive knowledge in simple, laymen's terms. 

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Your Tires: Do They Need to be Replaced?

You don’t want to wait until you are stranded when you realize that your tires need to be replaced. There are a few tips to help you. Experts will often say that you should replace tires when the remaining tread depth is at 4/32".

You could use a tire depth gauge in order to read how much tread you have left. You may also be able to perform a visual inspection. If there aren’t sufficient grooves any longer, you likely don’t have enough tread left. Additionally, you can look for cracks along the sidewalls of the…

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The Value of Transmission Service

If you are someone that thinks it's important to make sure that your car is always in working condition, then you are going to want to make sure that you are having your transmission checked out once in a while. People in Vienna, VA and everyone around the country know that it's important to make sure you get an oil change every now and then. The fact of the matter is that you need to make sure that you are changing your transmission fluid every now and then, too. 

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How to Maintain Tire Tread in Your Vehicle

Your Honda SUV or car takes you from home to work and all the other destinations you frequent. You need tires with the correct amount of tread depth in order to travel safely. What is tire tread depth? The depth refers to the amount of space between the deepest part of the tread pattern and the surface of your tire. Those little lines and grooves in each tire serve as indicators of tread. When you travel over a wet surface, the tread grooves help to push away water from your tires. Adequate tread helps you to avoid some instances of…

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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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