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Getting Your Honda Prepped for Winter In Grand Rapids is Easy with Fox Honda!

 

Quick Tips to Make Winter a Breeze in Grand Rapids!

 
  • Change to Winter Tires: This is the most important part of getting ready for winter in the Lansing area. Snow tires, as they're commonly called, are designed to stay soft even in below freezing weather, so you'll have the traction and grip you need, no matter how far you go from Kalamazoo in your Honda car or SUV. Not sure what tires your Honda needs? 
  • Test Your Battery: The worst thing is waking up for work one chilly morning and finding your car has a dead battery. If…
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Get Your New Honda Car, Truck, or SUV Ready for Summer with the Help of Fox Honda

Summer can take its toll on your vehicle, but all too often drivers forget to perform some simple maintenance and service checks to make sure you can beat the heat and enjoy your summer in Grand Rapids.

Here's a quick list of a few simple maintenance checks you should have done to keep your Honda running like it should all summer long.

  • Check your oil levels
  • Have your battery tested to ensure its fully charged
  • Have your coolant checked
  • Have your air conditioning system checked
  • Rotate and if necessary, change your tires

 

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Understanding Your Tire Pressure Light

A dependable tire pressure monitoring system is vital for any vehicle. If you want to take advantage of your tire pressure monitoring system, however, you need to be able to comprehend exactly how it works.

If you see your tire pressure light come on, you need to be able to explain why it happened. You're missing the point if you cannot. This light may signify that your tire pressure is low. Numerous things can cause this, too. You could have driven directly over something that has a sharp texture. Cold temperatures can in some cases interfere with tire pressure…
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Signs Your Brake Pedal Needs to be Repaired

Don’t let your vehicle’s brakes sideline you. One symptom that indicates a problem is in the function of the brake pedal. If you’ve noticed that it doesn’t have the same resistance it once did, you should have it inspected. A spongy or soft pedal suggests that the brake fluid is either blocked or leaking at some point within the system. There could be one of several situations causing the pedal to give more than it should.

One of them is air in the brake lines. When a bubble forms within the lines, it blocks the fluid…

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Automotive 101: Brake Fluid Does What Exactly?

Brake fluid is typically checked right along with your oil. If your brakes are running rough, you could have low brake fluid, causing your brake system to overheat. To check your brake fluid, you just need to find the reservoir, which is located on the driver's side. You can look near the brake booster and just near the brake master cylinder should be a large plastic container.

Is the container low? You probably need to refill your brake fluid. This happens frequently if you are a heavy foot and brake often. Otherwise, you likely can wait for your next…
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The Function of the Alternator

In your car, you have a battery. When you start your car, the battery supplies the power to engage the starter motor so that your vehicle will turn over. This depletes energy from the battery, and it needs to be resupplied. That's where the alternator comes in. One of the functions of the alternator is to keep the battery charged up. The alternator also works in conjunction with the battery to keep the electrical system in the vehicle operating.

If you hear a whining sound under the hood when driving, the alternator may be having trouble...
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Could you be in danger because of your tires?

A report in early 2012 conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation stated that nearly 9% of car accidents happen due to tire-related issues. With that in mind, we're here to provide you with some information that can help protect you and your family this season.

On average the American driver spends around 37,935 hours in their lifetime driving. We would like every second of that time to be safe for you, your families and other drivers as well.

So here's what you can do this season to help reduce the risk of tire-related car accidents…
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The Importance of Fluid Maintenance

Sometimes it's easy to forget about all of the fluids that allow your car to operate properly, which is why it's so important to prioritize regular fluid replacements on your Honda vehicle. The next time you're getting maintenance done on your vehicle, be sure to check that your mechanic checks your oil, transmission fluid, coolant, brake fluid, and power steering fluid.

 

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How to Improve the Functioning of Your Vehicle’s Headlights

When driving at night, you become conscious of the fact that your car’s headlights are an essential feature. When you don’t have access to adequate lighting, you become less visible to other drivers and you risk leaving your intended path or striking an obstacle with your vehicle. You are not stuck to your manufacturer’s headlight system, and the Fox Honda service team is here to give you options for dealing with this situation.

Find the right bulb for your car. You need to consider the fact that your car was designed to suit a specific range of…

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