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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.
• 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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Safe Driving with Pets

Making sure that you and your pet are safe at all times should be your top priority before getting behind the wheel. You can stay safe on the road with these tips.

Invest in a restraint system for your pet that takes into account its size. This should be installed in the second row of seats or farther back because the front seat is not the safest place for your dog. This is because it can get in the way of your driving, block your view or suffer injuries from being crushed by a deployed airbag. If you decide to…
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Times When You May Have To Trade in Your Vehicle Instead of Refinancing

You have two choices with your vehicle at some point. You may have to refinance your vehicle or trade it in. If you are not sure about which way to go, then we at Rick Roush Honda can give you some tips on whether to refinance your vehicle or trade it in.

If your vehicle is on its last leg according to your mechanic, then it might be a better idea for you to trade in your vehicle because it is likely not going to last. It may break down completely before you are done paying for your vehicle.

Another…

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A Quick Look at the Newest Segment in the Automotive Industry

In the automotive industry today, consumers have a lot of options. The days of choosing between a car or truck are gone, and now you could also buy an SUV, minivan, or crossover. They all have their advantages, but the crossover is the new kid on the block, and you might not know very much about it. Many people are choosing the crossover, and at Rick Roush Honda, we want you to know about this relatively new option, so here's why some people prefer the crossover.

First of all, the crossover is built like a car and is often…
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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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