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2020 Honda Odyssey: Informative and Entertaining

You need a vehicle large enough for you and family, but which one? How about a minivan with a spacious interior and plenty of cargo room? The 2020 Honda Odyssey has got that, and it has some great interior features to keep you connected.

Stay in the know with the seven-inch Driver Information Interface. This digital display offers customizable info, including phone calls, select apps and Honda Sensing indicators. Your passengers have their own screen to look at with the rear entertainment system. Offering 

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Overview of Dynamic 2020 Honda Accord Technology

The 2020 Honda Accord is equipped with the latest and greatest in high-tech features, making it an industry leader. This technology is designed to enhance motoring safety, comfort, and enjoyment. The 2020 Honda Accord technology includes the Collision Mitigation Braking System. This feature automatically engages braking when a possible collision is detected.

Another of the tech features on the 2020 Honda Accord is the Road Departure Mitigation System...

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What is an Alternator?

Every part of our vehicles play an important role in keeping us safe on the road, especially the alternator. Do you know what an alternator is or what it does? Alternators provide power to the electronics while keeping the battery charged. Drivers often think they have a dead battery when it’s actually a faulty alternator. Our team at Bend Honda can give you alternator tips and valuable information on keeping your alternator operating efficiently.

The alternator used to be called a generator because it provides energy to the vehicle in much the same way as a generator.  

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Tips for Traveling With a Roof Rack

A roof rack is an ideal accessory to have on the top of your car when you're bringing extra items or equipment along on your next trip. Knowing how to use the roof rack is essential to prevent accidents or having your items spill onto the road while you're driving.

Measure the waterproof box or container that you plan to transport to ensure it fits onto the roof rack. Racks that have crossbars need to have the box placed within the square for a secure fit. The carrier shouldn't hang over the windshield if your luggage rack…

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Preventive Maintenance for the Belts and Hoses on Your Vehicle

Just like your vehicle needs periodic oil changes, tire rotations, and topping off of fluids, there are various belts and hoses on your vehicle that must be inspected and maintained. With routine wear and tear, things like your timing belt and serpentine belt can fail. Here are some maintenance tips to remember for belts and hoses:

  • Use your hands to inspect the serpentine belt. You may notice small frays on the outside edges of the belt. 
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Adequate Headlight Performance for Safer Driving

Safe driving is impossible without adequately functioning headlights. While rain and construction zones demand bright, full-coverage headlights, good exterior lighting is always needed. Fortunately, a few quick tips will help you to see the road ahead of you.

The most important sign that your headlights need to be repaired or replaced is decreased visibility. Some common symptoms of visual woes include seeing faded colors and shadowy figures. Overall dimness is also another common sign your lighting needs an upgrade. 

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Tips for Jump Starting Another Vehicle

Can you imagine what it is like to be stuck and stranded without a working vehicle? Perhaps this has even happened to you at some point in your life. If it has, then you are well aware of what it feels like to be going through that. You just feel hopeless as you watch everyone else carry on with their lives as if nothing at all is amiss, because for them everything really is just fine.

Jump starting a car may be your best option here, and it happens when a kind person agrees to share their jumper cables to…

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There are Numerous Reasons Not to Use Winter Tires This Summer

There are many reasons why you should not use winter tires this summer. First off, winter tires are built to stick to the cold ground. This allows the tires to plow through snow, ice, and freezing rain. When winter tires are on warm roads, they do not stick to the ground, so they do not get hard and tough. Instead, they get weak.

Another danger of using winter tires in the summer is that the tires can possibly blow out. This happens when the winter tires take on too much heat, which they are not built for in the first…

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The Value of Having a Test Drive Checklist

How many times have you ever gone out shopping for groceries, only to find that you left your list home? It happens to all of us, and when it involves a forgotten box of cereal it is no big deal. When you are shopping for a car, it can mean making the wrong long-term commitment.

Making a checklist before going for a test drive will save you from making this mistake. When you are shopping for a car and doing your research online, make sure to keep a list of features that you want and the characteristics that you do…

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Is it Possible to Take a Road Trip Without Spending Lots of Money?

When you leave the lot at Bend Honda in your new vehicle, the first thing that probably crosses your mind is that you now have a better vehicle to accompany you on your day-to-day adventures. What you probably do not think about right away is that you now have the perfect vehicle for a weekend getaway or long-distance road trip. Luckily, a weekend getaway can be had on a budget.

There are a few things to consider when planning a budget road trip. The first and most important thing is the route and the destination that you'll be heading…

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