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Clarity Means Everything on the Road

While some things in life are bound to change, others stay the same throughout. You can't simply put everything on hold once the cold weather moves into Bend. Your vehicle needs to be a reliable transportation vessel all season long. Those of us at Bend Honda understand that the customer may want to put on a set of winter tires or wiper blades during the cold months. It makes sense.

Toughness Around the Clock

You better believe that quality winter wiper blades will be different than summer ones. Summer blades aren't required to deflect snow, sleet and ice…

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What Type of Tire is Right for You: Summer or All-Season?

As you go about the process of looking for new tires for your car, you likely find yourself with some questions. For example, you may wonder whether summer or all-season tires are the correct choice for you.

All-season tires are optimal in snow and ice conditions. Indeed, they are constructed for precisely these types of conditions. Summer tires work well in dry and rainy conditions. This is a specific reason why these types of tires are designed. 

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The Benefits of Both All-Weather Floor Mats and Carpet

The staff here at Bend Honda want to educate drivers on the unique differences between the all-weather floor mats and carpeting. If you live where the rain or snow falls almost all year, you'll appreciate the all-weather floor mats because they help to keep the vehicle clean. In order to remove any dirt or mud from the mats, a simple once-over with a hose and the mats look like new again. These mats help to keep the vehicle interior clean if you or the kids are always spilling things on the floors too. 

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What to do When You've Got a Flat Tire

Knowing how to replace a flat tire is a valuable skill that can get you out a jam and keep you out of harm's way. Unlike many things in automotive, this process hasn't changed much over the years.

First, as safely as possible, find a flat surface to stop on as far away from the roadway as possible. After securing the vehicle from movement with transmission and emergency brake, loosen the lugs on the flat wheel while it is still on the ground. 

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How to Test Your Car’s Battery

If your car’s battery doesn’t seem to be holding a charge, you can test it using a voltmeter. You may choose an analog or digital version, but either one will assist you with the same information. Begin by making sure that your ignition and lights are both turned off. From there, first attach the red, or positive, cable to the positive battery terminal. Repeat this step by attaching the negative, or black, cable to the battery’s negative terminal.

Your battery should indicate 12.4 volts or above. That’s the minimum that’s required to hold a…

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Are You Having Trouble Starting up Your Vehicle?

Have you ever gone out to your vehicle and found that nothing happens when you try to start it? The common assumption, at this point, is that your vehicle has a dead battery. The true culprit may actually lie with the starter, which is a component that should be tested and serviced regularly.

There are a few signs to be aware of that signal that there may be a problem with your vehicle's starter. One is a grinding noise. This is caused by starter gears that have worn down over time, and aren't engaging as they should. 

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Why Winter Wiper Blades are a Must This Season

Leave those old wiper blades on your vehicle as we make it into the winter season and you could experience your share of difficult driving conditions! Here is why getting new winter blades from a dealership, like Bend Honda, will give you a clearer view all winter long.

The wiper blades that are on your vehicle all year are not built to have to move heavy weight. Once the snow falls, those inferior blades begin to bend under the weight and then they will not be able to clear away all the moisture from the glass without leaving behind streaks…

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Headlight Maintenance for Improved Road Safety

Your headlights will not come on again or they're too dim when they do come on. What's the cause? Like lots of excellent drivers, you probably continue to keep close track of those lights to improve your safety. But how will you be so sure that you know precisely what they mean? Here's some information about your headlights.

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Rotate Your Tires for Optimal Longevity

Every chance you get to rotate your tires you should do so. Rotation of your tires affects not only your bottom line but your safety as well. Take care of your vehicle and be preemptive in the maintenance and servicing of your tires to ensure you get a good run out of them.

 

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