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Don't Let Salt Corrosion Ruin Your Vehicle

As happy as we are to see plow trucks dumping salt on the roads to make them safer to drive on, salt can do a lot of damage to the body of your vehicles. At Metro Honda, we want you to be aware of ways to prevent salt corrosion from ruining your vehicle. We have many helpful tips to offer you.

The salt that is now used on our roads is salt brine, which is even more damaging than the traditional salt, so it’s important to wash your vehicle as often as possible in the winter. Waxing your vehicle…
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Refinancing vs. trading in your car

There are plenty of drivers who are upside-down in their vehicles and want a chance to get out of it. There are two options in these cases. You can refinance, or you can trade in. In other cases, some drivers also try to sell their vehicles. However, these aren’t the only options. Many dealerships will work with vehicle owners who have any kind of credit to help them get into a vehicle. If you have positive equity, you are likely to get a better deal, however.

You should only refinance if you like your car and want to keep…
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Understanding the LATCH— What Goes Into A Car's Rating?

When driving, our staff at Metro Honda knows nothing is more important to parents than their child's safety. That's why it's paramount that we inform you of any given vehicle's LATCH rating. LATCH—short for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children—is a test performed by the IIHS, shorthand for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The examination is comprehensive and backed by tons of data, so we're confident using it to inform you about the best practices for child-seat installation.

The rating criteria are well-designed and digestible.

 

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Learning How to Properly Make a Winter Survival Kit

One of the things the team at Metro Honda likes to do from time to time is pass along information to make driving safer. Today we wanted to share some tips on how to pack a winter survival kit for your vehicle.

One of the most important things needed in your kit is a blanket. If your vehicle becomes disabled in the cold and you can't run the heat, hypothermia is a real threat. A heavy blanket can keep passengers warm until help arrives. No telling how long you could be stranded...
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Creating a Winter Emergency Kit for Your Vehicle

We want you to stay safe when you are traveling. The winter months can be difficult for traveling and they can put you in danger if you become stranded. Metro Honda wants to help you know how you can create a winter emergency kit to keep with you in your vehicle.

It is important for you to have warm clothing in your vehicle in case you become stranded during the winter months. You should pack up gloves and a hat and put them into the survival kit that you create for your vehicle.

If you become stuck on the road…
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Learn About Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors

It is important that you know all that you can about your vehicle. Metro Honda is here to help you understand the different features that your vehicle offers and the way that each one of them works. We feel it is important for you to understand how auto-dimming rearview mirrors do their job.

An auto-dimming mirror will darken when there are headlights shining on your vehicle from behind. This type of mirror can sense those headlights and it can adjust so that you do not have to deal with glare when you glance in the mirror. This can help you…
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Pick an SUV for Your Next Vehicle

We love showing off our selection of SUVs at Metro Honda. We have many options to pick from and love matching clients with the right SUV features. If you are just taking a drive to do some shopping in Indian Trail or taking a major trip, an SUV is a great option for convenience.

SUVs are a safer vehicle because they are bigger and have added weight. They also have features that are convenient, like added cargo space and more legroom for passengers. If you love taking your pets with you, an SUV can be great because they usually have…
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What is a Timing Belt? What are the Signs That its Worn?

Our service team at Metro Honda in Indian Trail tries to keep our consumers informed about their vehicles to keep them in good shape. A timing belt is an important part of your engine. If your timing belt goes bad, it could cause severe damage to the engine.

A timing belt keeps the camshaft and crankshaft in sync so that the cylinders fire correctly. It also helps the valves and pistons in the engine open at the right time. While timing belts are made for durability, they go through excessive strain because they keep a number of components in sync…
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Get to Know Your Spare Tires

An automobile needs four good tires to operate on the roadway. Unfortunately, a tire can fail in the middle of a trip or errand. When changing the tire, some vehicles have a full-sized spare tire while others offer a space-saving temporary tire. It is important to know the difference.

Indian Trail drivers know the importance of having a good emergency spare. The temporary tire or “donut” is a small tire; it can get your vehicle to a repair facility. Compact tires often have speed and distance restrictions. Drivers must check the compact tire and manufacturer's information to determine
 

 

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Reading the Oil Viscosity Ratings

Oil viscosity ratings have two numbers and the letter W. The first number before the W is the cold rating and the number after the W is the hot rating. High viscosity oils are thick and pour slowly. Thin oils flow easily. Cold weather starts need a thin oil that can quickly lubricate the cold engine. Hot weather needs thick oil. In the heat, oil tends to thin, and thick oils will guarantee protection when the engine is warm.

Indian Trail-area drivers know that engines need oil protection from the moment they turn the key. It is essential to get…
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