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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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How to Debadge Your Car Without Damaging It

When you want to customize the look of your vehicle, you may need to take off the badge that was installed during the manufacturing process. Some badges are attached with metal or plastic clips that fit through the body. If this is the case, you are better off having the dealership remove them for you.

When the badge is attached with an adhesive, you can remove it yourself. To do this, use a Thermos of hot water to loosen the adhesive. Spray adhesive remover onto the area around the badge. Apply heat from a hair dryer. Use a plastic wedge…

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First Time Towing Doesn't Have To Be Scary

Using your vehicle for the first time to tow something can be a daunting and nerve-racking proposition. It helps to educate yourself about some of the do's and don'ts of towing to avoid any bad situations. Most are pretty straightforward and easy to learn on your own.

There are a number of things to know about towing that can make the experience relatively painless. These things can be placed into two categories, towing do's and don'ts. One of the do's that you should be aware of is to make sure that your brake, turn signal…
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Tips for Your Next Tailgate

Your truck can transform a mediocre tailgate into the most interesting one in the parking lot. Ideally, you will get to the stadium several hours early to properly prepare your food and drinks. It is also a good idea to prepare your food for cooking the night before the game.

In addition to food and drinks, don't forget to pack jumper cables and a first-aid kit. These tools will come in handy if the truck doesn't start because you used its battery to power your grill or when someone gets a headache or a stomach ache. The jumper…

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Here's what you need to know about buying a used car

Have you been looking for a used car you can count on? Have you been searching for something reliable? Do you want a car with plenty of space? Do you want something that's sleek and sophisticated? Finding the right used car doesn't have to be challenging. Here's what you need to know.

Start off by taking a car for a test drive. Did you know that a test drive is a great way to determine whether a car will meet your needs?

 

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It's Time for Your Vehicle's Back-to-School Service

The reason you need to have your vehicle's cooling system inspected as the new school year approaches is because there are a number of key parts working together to protect the moving engine parts from damage.

The mechanic checking the cooling system will flush the coolant in the radiator, then give the exterior a full visual inspection. The radiator cap must be the right pressure to keep the coolant from escaping the system.

The water pump will be checked for any leaks, and then the belt visually inspected for weakness or signs of damage.

The thermostat has to be…
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