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Winter Car Care: A Couple Of Things To Do In The Winter

Winter car care is a whole different animal compared to care during the rest of the year. It is important to make sure to follow some simple steps to stay safe and get the most from your driving experience.

Keep Fuel In The Vehicle - No matter what, you need to have at least half a tank of fuel in the vehicle at all times. This is just in case you end up in a place where you are stuck in the snow or ice.

Winter Tires Are Recommended - There are winter tires that one should put on to get better…

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How to Choose a Tire for Winter Driving

As winter approaches, it may be best for some drivers in Medina to switch to winter tires. They can be helpful during periods of extremely cold weather or during periods of snow or ice on the road. When the temperatures drop, winter tires are less likely to get hard and brittle.

This means that they offer more traction compared to traditional tires. Winter tires are also designed with a different type of tread that allows for better handling when driving on ice. This can help prevent your vehicle from sliding off of the road or not stopping in a timely…

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An Overview of What Brake Fluid Is and Does

Your vehicle will not be able to come to a stop without the presence of brake fluid. The fluid is what moves several components within the braking system each time that you press the brake pedal. Brake fluid is contained within the brake line, and it is what causes the rotors and calipers to spring into action.

The fluid that is used in your car is likely made from a glycol base if your car has an anti-lock braking system (ABS). If your car doesn't have an ABS system, the fluid will likely be made from a silicone base…

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What is the Story about Tire Pressure?

A "little bit" of air in your tires isn't enough. And putting too much air in the tires won't improve them. Review your owner's manual to determine the right amount of tire pressure necessary. Otherwise, you'll discover serious problems emerging.

When tire pressure is too low, the tires wear out a lot quicker. The treads can't handle the extra wear and friction. Underinflated tires don't maintain decent traction and come with blowout risks. In short, driving with too little air is dangerous.

Overinflated tires also present a risk for blowouts. And both over and…

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Strategic Ways to Maximize Space at a Tailgating Location

Most tailgating spots are crowded throughout a sporting event. If you want to take advantage of the available real estate around your tailgating vehicle in a busy parking lot, you'll need to follow a few simple steps.

When you arrive at the tailgating site, consider making a custom cooler instead of hauling a standard cooler to the event. You can build a disposable cooler out of an old beer case. To construct it, line the sides and bottom on the beer case with two heavy-duty garbage bags. The dual layers will create a barrier that will prevent leaking after…
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Leaking Exhaust? More likely than you think!

The weather here in Medina can be unpredictable, and the fluctuating temperatures can play havoc on your vehicle in ways you may not expect. Sure, you know the signs that something is wrong, but you may not know exactly what the problem may be.

At Rick Roush Honda, we think a little automotive knowledge on your part can help your service provider solve your problem faster. Today, let’s look at some signs that your exhaust may be leaking.
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• Small Leaks – do you see small leaks appearing beneath your vehicle, more than condensation can account for?
• Hissing Noises – Loose seals…
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How To Prepare Your Car For a Breakdown

Being stuck on the side of the road is one of the worst feelings. Here at Rick Roush Honda, we want all of our patrons to be well equipped for any situation they may find themselves in. One of the biggest things you can do to be prepared is to have an emergency bag in your vehicle.

One of the most important items to have in your just in case bag are jumper cables. Having jumper cables means that you won't be stranded even if you forget to turn off the lights on your car. You just need to…
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Keep Safe When Motoring in Rain: How to Avoid Hydroplaning

Every year in Medina, people from all walks of life end up in accidents primarily caused by hydroplaning. The reality is that there are some helpful tactics that you can employ that work to lower the risk of dangerous hydroplaning when motoring in inclement weather.

Properly maintaining your vehicle is crucial to avoiding hydroplaning. This includes keeping your tires properly inflated. You need to rotate your tires as needed. You need to replace worn tires in a timely manner.

You can also lessen the odds of hydroplaning by lowering your speed in bad weather. You need to avoid making sharp…
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Consider Putting Summer Tires on Your Vehicle

When the weather starts to warm up, there are a few things you'll have to take care of. You can brush off the outdoor furniture, clean up the home, and get your vehicle ready for the summer.

Consider putting in summer tires, also known as performance tires, which provide great condition given certain conditions. If you need assistance with this, Rick Roush Honda would be happy to help. Summer tires perform well in the rain because their tread compounds have some sticky additives that can better grip the road in slippery conditions.

 

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Wash Your Car, But When?

We here at Rick Roush Honda encourage you to get your car washed at least once per week or twice per month at most. It can be hard to make time to do so, but here are the reasons why you should.

The Case for Weekly Washes

Weekly washes clear away the debris your car picks up daily. If you commute daily and park your car in the open, your car picks up dust, pollen, bug guts, airborne pollutants and salt. It also occasionally collects tree sap and bird droppings.

All of these things can corrode your car's paint…
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