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Choosing Between a Compact Temporary Spare Tire and a Full-Size Spare Tire

One of the features on a new vehicle that you need to take into consideration is the spare tire that it comes with. Smaller models are going to usually equip you with a compact temporary tire, if anything at all. This tire is designed to replace a flat and get you moving again. You can't finish up a road trip on this tire. You'll need to stop shortly after and have it replaced. You also can't hit top speeds with a compact spare tire.

A full-size spare is an ideal spare tire option. 

 

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Organize a Carpool

Organizing a school carpool is a wonderful way to make sure that your child's transportation needs are taken care of for the school year. Share the burden of working out rides to and from school and sports with parents who have children with the same schedule.

It is best to have as many options as possible for carpool drivers. Make your initial group bigger than you think you might need it to be. Start by assigning morning and afternoon shifts to the same parent on the same day of the week. Agree on a way to make any schedule…
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Ways to Be Creative With Your Tailgating

While there is a proper way to tailgate, there is a lot of room for creativity. As a matter of fact, people tend to have the best time tailgating when they take the time to make their own unique approach to the activity. There are ways that you can stand out.

One of the ways to make tailgating unique is by setting up a bar with the back of your vehicle. You can use a set of shelves and make sure that they are fully stocked with the types of drinks you are going to use for your bar.

While…

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Easily Check Tire Pressure and Tread Depth

At Honda of Santa Fe, we value your on-road safety. Optimal tire pressure and tread depth enhance that safety.

Monthly, check your tires' pressure. See your owner's manual or door jam for your vehicle's ideal pressure. Measure each tire with an air-pressure gauge. Add or reduce air as necessary. Under-inflating causes poor response and may make a tire detach from its wheel. Over-inflating causes reduced surface-area contact between your tires and the road. Both sub-optimal conditions ruin tires' treads quickly on Santa Fe-area roads.

 
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What is the Difference Between Towing Capacity and Payload?

Many truck enthusiasts think they know the difference in towing capacity and payload. Some think the words mean the same thing! They are mistaken. It is good to know the difference, so you understand your vehicle's limitations.

Payload is everything in the truck. That includes passengers and what is in the bed. The term refers to the weight a vehicle can carry, so its limitations are defined to only the truck itself.

Towing capacity is what the vehicle can tow behind it. Sometimes, the type of hitch...
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Do Your Tires Need To Be Replaced?

At Honda of Santa Fe we want to help you keep your car in good condition for as long as you own it. Part of keeping a car in working order is by making sure the tires are replaced when needed. Tires generally need to be removed from a vehicle after 60,000 miles or so.

They should also be taken off of a car if they don't have sufficient tread or have experienced damage of any kind. Most tires have indicators that tell you when they lack sufficient tread. Tires could be damaged because they have too much…

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Make Your Summer Vacation Drive-time More Special

There is something special about taking a long drive to a vacation destination, especially when traveling with young children. Of course, it’s inevitable that your youngsters will ask the repeated question, “are we there, yet?” However, Honda of Santa Fe wants everyone to enjoy the trip!

A classic game that most young children like to play, and even some adults, is the license plate game. The game requires each person to call out the name of an out-of-state license plate and declare it as their own. Armed with a scorecard, one person can keep track of...
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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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