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The Honda Model Lineup Picks Up Eight "Editor's Choice" Awards from Car & Driver Magazine

When one of an automaker's cars wins an award, that's nice. When a single brand's vehicles win eight from the same venue? That says something. And that's exactly what happened recently with the Editor's Choice awards from Car & Driver Magazine. The famous auto market publication released the winners of its 2018 awards, and Honda cars took more than their fair share of the recognition. From compact sedans to mid-size trucks, the Honda lineup won in a diverse range of categories.

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Car Batteries & Replacements: What You Should Know

If your car's electrical system seems to be off or your lights flicker when you turn the ignition, you likely have a dying car battery. You can easily get a diagnostic on your battery from any auto parts store or service center. In these cases, your car battery will need to be replaced. There are several types of batteries, but typically you want one with a high rating that will last at least two years.

Most batteries need to be replaced every 3 to 4 years depending on the make and model of your vehicle. Once you get the…
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Tire Rotations: Why Are They Important?

You may see commercials or advertisements online for tire rotations. But what exactly are they and why do you need to have them performed? That is why our experienced team here at Honda of Santa Fe are here to give you the basics about tire rotations.

A tire rotation involves either moving your tires from the front to back, left to right, or vice versa. This is done because our tires tend to wear unevenly. Rotation helps us maximize the useful life out of our tires before we have to shell out more money to buy new ones. By regularly…
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Is Your Exhaust Leaking? Know the Signs

Your exhaust plays a much larger role than just keeping your vehicle running quietly. It also is responsible for sending gases out of your car and into the outdoor atmosphere. Without a good exhaust system, you and your passengers could become sick from the fumes, which are odorless and colorless. If you have concerns, stop at Honda of Santa Fe and let our staff check it out.

Signs that your exhaust may be leaking include vibrations on the steering wheel, car seat or foot pedals. If your gas mileage is declining, that may also be an indicator. You may also…

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Signs Your Brake Pedal Needs to be Repaired

If you are ever driving through the streets of Santa Fe and you have to jam on your brakes, you might notice something seems a little off. When you do jam on your brake pedal, you should feel as though you are really having to stomp on it in order for it to go down. The brake pedal has been built to have a bit of pushback. This is mainly so that it can be bumped or nudged and have your brakes applied.

If you do indeed push down on the brake pedal and you feel as though the thing…
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Why Is Your Transmission Important?

Most car owners realize that without the engine your car would not go. But what many fail to realize is just exactly how the power generated by the engine is used to make your vehicle move forward. That is why we here at Honda of Santa Fe are here to tell you all about your vehicle's transmission.

The main purpose of your vehicle's transmission is to transmit the power generated in the engine to the axles of the car which then turns and makes the car go. There are other parts to this process, but without a transmission…
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Understanding Tread And Pressure Are Important To Your Tires

When you hit the road in your car, you expect your tires to get you there safely. That is why we here at Honda of Santa Fe want to be sure that you know the basics about checking your tire pressure and tread levels. Your proper tire pressure can be found in your owner's manual. This is the level that your tires should always be filled to in order to increase the efficiency of your car. Tread levels must also be constantly monitored. If your tread is too thin, not only are you risking an accident but you are…
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Cut your car maintenance bills by breaking the 3000-mile myth

The practice of waiting 7500 to 10000 miles as stated by your vehicle's manufacturer reflects positively on a person's budget. No longer does a driver have to get an oil change once a month because they make over a 3000-mile commute for work each month. Instead, they can get an oil change court early and save themselves money that can then be spent on other things. The 3000-mile rule when it comes to having your oil changed is not one to live by anymore.

?Come see Honda of Santa Fe for more information on why a vehicle that…
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Tallying Up Total Cost of Ownership

It doesn’t take much thinking to know vehicles are expensive. However, not everybody can tally up exactly how much a vehicle will cost over a given period, or its lifetime.

Maintenance will always cost money, unless you fail to maintain your vehicle, shortening its life and boosting your chances of vehicular failure. You could contact a mechanic to see how much a regular maintenance plan would be. If you maintenance regularly, you may be able to comfortably keep less money in your emergency fund for repairs that pop out of nowhere.

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