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Stopping Road Salt Damage

Road salt is used during winter storms to create a lower freezing point for water that hits the road. While this can make driving in the winter much safer in general, road salt can potentially take the paint off of your car and leave it rusted. This affects its appearance and can make its way to corroding mechanical parts.

If you plan to drive in snow, have your car waxed before winter starts. Keep wax applied regularly throughout the year to further protect the paint. Wash your car as soon as the temperature rises above the freezing point to keep…
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The Case for Universal LATCH Ratings

Car seats are an auto safety must-have. Such a must-have should come with an easy-to-use LATCH system, yes? In a perfect world, all LATCH systems are fairly standard and super easy to handle. The IIHS is aiming to bring about this very change, and we here at Honda of Santa Fe applaud the IIHS for doing so. Here's what it's all about.

LATCH: A Basic Safety Enhancement

LATCH, or Lower Anchors and Tethers For Children, systems help you properly install car seats. However, complicated LATCH systems often result in incorrectly installed car seats and compromised child safety.

 

 

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What Makes Up a Winter Survival Kit?

If you were stranded in your car and had to wait a long time for help, would you have enough emergency supplies to keep you safe until help arrived? If not, it may be time to consider putting together a winter survival kit. Stop at Honda of Santa Fe and allow us to help you because we want you to be aware of the best ways to remain safe in a catastrophe.

Here are some of the items that should be in your vehicle’s winter survival kit.
• Bottles of water
• Snacks that won’t go bad
• Flashlight and batteries…
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Why Are Car Covers Important?

The maintenance of your car is perhaps the largest deciding factor in the lifespan of the vehicle. While we usually think of things like oil changes and tire rotations as the most common forms of maintenance, we often overlook the maintenance of the exterior of our cars. That is why we here at Honda of Santa Fe are so excited to tell you all about the importance of using a car cover.

A car cover is able to protect your vehicle against a variety of natural irritants to the vehicle's exterior. This is especially true if you frequently park…
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How to Handle Vehicle Recalls with Ease and Confidence

Having a recall notice issued on your vehicle is nothing to mess around with. The automotive experts at Honda of Santa Fe want you to be informed about any issue regarding your vehicle. Our staff of professional associates is happy to walk you through the recall process so that you have the peace of mind that comes with driving a safe vehicle.

The first thing to do if you are notified that your vehicle or certain elements of it have been recalled is to consult the original recall letter for more detailed instructions. Because this notice comes directly from the…
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SUV - Why It's a Must Buy

SUVs are very popular vehicles today and a must-buy for many drivers. At Honda of Santa Fe, we want to help you make an informed decision when it comes to buying your next vehicle. We’re here to answer any questions or concerns you may have about SUVs. There are many reasons why an SUV is a good buy.
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• They’re great for large families.
• They offer gas mileage of more than 30 mpg.
• They come with many towing capabilities, including sway control on some models.
• They’re loaded with safety features, making them safer than many cars.
• They’re…
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Enjoy the Different Perks and Features of the Crossover

One thing that people are going to notice about vehicles is that certain types of vehicles have been declining in sales while others have been rising. One example is the decline of the SUV. This is happening alongside the rise of the crossover. One of the reasons has a lot to do with the pricing. However, there are a lot of other features that deal with how innovative the vehicles are.

Even though the crossover is slightly smaller, there are still a few features that it offers 

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Knowing When to Buy New Tires

When is the last time you looked at your car's wheels? Tires don't last forever, and you shouldn't wait for a mishap before getting a new set. Here are some tips to know when to get new tires.

Tip one is to use a penny to check tire tread. Put it in the groove with Lincoln's head pointed toward the tire. If his entire head is visible, that tire is in bad shape. At least part of Mr. Lincoln's head should be concealed, so if it's not, you probably need to replace that tire…

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Learn About the Pros and Cons of Tonneau Covers for Your Vehicle

If you have a truck, roadster or convertible, you might consider using a tonneau cover. These covers afford some protection from the sun's ultraviolet light. They can also protect the seats from water or moisture damage. In the bed of a truck, they may help protect the cargo from wind, rain, ice or snow. You may want a tonneau cover to conceal cargo from prying eyes.

There are a few drawbacks to the use of tonneau covers. Snow or ice can pile up on them, causing them to cave in. The weight of the frozen precipitation pulling on the…

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The Used Car Negotiation Process

If you have never purchased a used vehicle before, you may find the process a bit overwhelming. We want you to make an informed purchasing decision, so here's some information about common negotiations tactics and tips to make it go your way.

Before you take a look at the vehicle in questions, find its market value. Print out that information and bring it with you. When you have found something you want to purchase, use the market value to make your first offer. If it's low, the salesperson may try to meet the price by throwing in dealer…

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