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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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Choosing Between All-Weather and Carpet Floor Mats

We know that you care about the vehicle that you drive. We want to make sure that you know how to take care of that vehicle and keep it in good condition. It is important for you to know the right kind of floor mats to put to use in that vehicle.

When you use all-weather floor mats, you are using a type of mat that can be wiped clean. If you step into your vehicle with mud on the bottom of your shoes, that is not a big issue as you will be able to wipe the mud right…
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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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Don't Let the Salty Roads Affect Your Vehicle This Winter

Road salt is very harsh, and this salt can quickly erode the surface and underside of your vehicle. Luckily, some simple tips can help you get through the winter without permanent damage to your vehicle. Let's take a closer look:
  • Make sure that you are washing your vehicle even in the winter. You just need to complete this process a bit differently. Your best bet is to head to a car wash where you can use more powerful equipment to clean your vehicle on your own. If you notice your vehicle is getting dirty and salty, that's the…
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