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Germain Honda of Dublin

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Planning Your Route Ahead of a Roadtrip

Going on road trips is a fun way to see new sights, find yourself, get close with anyone you may bring, and overall have an exciting and enjoyable ride. If you want to go on a road trip, but don't have a lot of money, here is one major tip.

Planning your route ahead of a road trip is often a smart way to control your spending. Figure out in advance where you will go by mapping out your route and determining how many days and miles your trip will ultimately cost. With this already done, creating a budget…

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Car Covers Assist With Preservation

There are numerous types of car covers on the market for those who choose to use them. They are designed to protect the outside and inside of the car from elements that can cause erosion and other damage. Paint work is a valuable aspect of the vehicle. It can be affected by a number of different things including the weather, foreign objects and animals.

There are all sorts of reasons for a driver to protect the condition of their car with a car cover. The resale value is one primary reason. The bodywork of a vehicle will directly determine its…
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What Happens in a Car Alignment?

Do you know if your car needs to be aligned? Is your steering wheel vibrating or pulling to a certain direction? Your car’s suspension may be out of whack or you could have a tire that isn’t balanced in line with the others. It’s important to get your vehicle checked and aligned, especially if you’ve recently changed a tire or replaced a tire with a spare. Nowadays you can get your car aligned pretty quickly. The process simply involves a clamp that attach to the wheels of the car and link up to a computer that…
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Coming To A Stop

Keeping yourself and your family safe while on the road is one of the most important things to consider. The brake system of your vehicle ensures that you are able to stop your vehicle when needed.

When the brake pads are depressed, pressure and friction are applied to the other components of the brake system, causing the car to stop. As the wheels begin to stop turning, the vehicle will slow down until it is no longer moving at all. At times, the brake pads on your vehicle can be put under pressure depending on the kind of car you…

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Is Choosing Summer Tires a Better Option Than All-Season Tires?

The tire technicians working here at Germain Honda of Dublin wanted to pass along some information about the benefits of switching to summer tires as the weather warms. Summer tires are better than all-season tires at improving handling, braking, and cornering, to name a few.

The unique tread design of the summer tires serves a number of purposes, all designed to make driving safer. The grooves actually increase the car's ability to handle the road, and at the same time push water out of the way so more of the tread is in contact with the road. This will…
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What is the Differential in My Vehicle?

Depending on your vehicle, you may have one or two differentials helping to power your ride. The differential contains fluids that are important for lubricating the gears and from keeping them from getting too heated to the point they can become damaged.

If you do considerable driving in your vehicle, not only is the differential helping to keep the gears to the transmission lubricated, the gears are working hard when you turn the steering wheel as well. Low fluid could expose the gears and increase the chances of them becoming damaged.


 
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Compact Temporary vs. Full-Size Spare Tires: Tire Guide

If you get stuck on the side of the road, the first thing you will need is a spare tire. Changing a tire is relatively easy with a smaller, temporary tire. These compact tires sell for under $50. However, they are typically not long-lasting tires that you can use over and over again. They may last up to 50 miles, which is about enough mileage to get you to a shop and fix the original flat.


 
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About the Cooling System

A vehicle's cooling system consists of the radiator, the radiator cap, the connecting hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The components work together to prevent overheating from the extreme temperatures created in the engine. If any part of the system fails, heat levels rise and may damage the engine head, the head gaskets or ruin the engine. All of the potential disasters are costly repairs. Occasional maintenance ensures the system lasts the life of the car or truck.

Antifreeze levels should be checked periodically to ensure that the coolant protects the vehicle year round.

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When Your Car is at Risk for Tire Replacements and Paying Attention to Tire Tread

Tread depth on your vehicle is to be taken in 32nds of an inch. By using a penny test, you can measure how big your tread is.

If Lincoln's head on the penny is seen, then the tread you have is less than 2/32 inches deep. You will want to look for which direction your arrow is pointing toward the tread-wear bar. This bar indicates that you will need your tires replaced if it is 2/32 inches. The standard mark for when to replace your tires is milestone 2/32, and 4/32 is the newer consideration…
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Are You Listening to Your Car's Signals?

Your car has a language all its own. If your engine is running rough, or you see white or blue smoke coming from your exhaust, your car is definitely trying to tell you something. It is trying to tell you that you need to check the condition of your gaskets.

If you are experiencing these symptoms, then you know that you may have a head gasket leak. This means that two fluids are mixing, such as coolant and oil. It means that your engine is not running as efficiently as it should. This can affect the compression and power of…

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