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Is an SUV in Your Future?

Here at Honda of Santa Fe, we want you to have the best information when shopping for your next vehicle. Our team wants you to know what's available so you can match your needs to the right vehicle.

Maybe you have a large family. Maybe you often find yourself taking kids to friends' houses or kids and friends to school activities several times a week. An SUV might be just the vehicle you're looking for. With an SUV, you can comfortably seat several people and make the best use of your resources. When you're transporting several people…

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Stop!

Have you ever wondered exactly how it is that your vehicle comes to a stop when you roll up to a stop sign or traffic light? The answer is friction! More accurately, the way an automobile comes to rest is the brake pads generating friction as they rub against the wheels which slows its motion.

Brake pads are small metallic bricks attached to a lever that is further connected to the brakes you press down on inside your car or truck. Composed of a mixture of soft but durable metals, they are designed to press against the wheel perfectly in…

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Alignment: Why it Matters and What You Can Do

A properly aligned car will improve gas mileage, enable tighter and smoother handling, and reduce the normal wear and tire on tires. There are a number of signs to indicate that your alignment needs inspection, including vibration in the steering wheel, pulling to the left or right, or uneven wear on the tires. Problems with alignment can also be caused by acute incidents such as hitting a curb or pothole. Regardless of the cause, it is important to have all alignment issues inspected and serviced so that the vehicle will continue to run efficiently and safely and to avoid costlier…
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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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