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A Simple Guide to Reduce Glare While Driving

We have always considered ourselves to be more than just a car dealership in Santa Fe. We are an establishment that cares not only about automobiles but everything car-owner related, including your safety.

This is the reason Honda of Santa Fe is proud to offer tips to reduce glare.

Why is a Glare Dangerous?

You have probably experienced glares as you drive through the city at certain times of the day. These are dangerous because they blind you momentarily. You won't be able to see pedestrians, other vehicles, hazard signs, or traffic signs too well.

How to Reduce Glare…
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Why Some People Prefer Crossovers

One of the more recent additions to the car industry is the crossover. It's only been an option for less than a decade; in fact, it's so new that you might not even know where in the automotive world it fits and who might be interested in driving it over an SUV or minivan. At Honda of Santa Fe, we want all of our customers to have the latest knowledge in the automotive world, so here are a few reasons that people like crossovers.

The minivan was the ideal car for families for years, but they have a…
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Car Wash Schedule

How many times per month should you wash your car? We here at Honda of Santa Fe think that a weekly car wash is best. In some instances, a car wash every other week is advisable. Here's why.

Benefits of a Car Wash

A car wash cleanses your car of any irritants that potentially corrode the paint, finish and undercarriage. A compromised undercarriage can lead to diminished function, wear and unforeseen breakdowns. A weekly car wash can prevent many of these outcomes. It also keeps your car looking and feeling younger for years to come.

Weekly or Monthly

If…
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How to Choose Between All-Weather and Carpet Floor Mats

You have some big decisions to make about the floor mats that go into your vehicle. At Honda of Santa Fe, we love both all-weather mats and carpet mats. However, what you do in your vehicle will help to determine the right ones for you.

All-weather mats are great when you’re dealing with rough weather. Mud, rain, and snow can wreak havoc on your mats if you’re not careful. However, these are rubber. You can hose them off so that they look as good as new.

With carpet floor mats, they’re a little harder to keep clean…
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When Is It A Good Idea To Refinance Vs. Trade In

Our team wants you to be informed about all things related to cars. That is why Honda of Santa Fe wants to make sure you know all about when it is a good idea to trade in your car versus refinance it.

Trading in your car is always a good idea once you've fully paid off your car loan and are now in search of a new car. This way, the full trade in value of the car goes right toward the new car. If it isn't paid off, the trade in value will have to go to…
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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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