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Why Your Mechanic Should Have ASE Certification

It's important to look into the background of your mechanic to ensure they're qualified to work on your vehicle and have undergone extensive training and education. Check to see if they have ASE certification, which is challenging to obtain because it requires two years of work experience and passing a difficult test. If your mechanic has ASE certification, it means they're qualified to work on mechanic, automotive, and electrical systems. This will guarantee your car is in safe hands and that any issues that are present will be addressed correctly.

The mechanic will have more training 

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Necessary Tire Care Tips to Consider

Your vehicle will serve you well if you put in the necessary effort in care and maintenance. Right from the engine to the subtle tires, these components should be in perfect condition in order to get the best experience when driving the vehicle.

For perfect control and ease of handling your vehicle, your tires must be in top-notch condition. Here are some tips to ensure your tires are fit for driving:

  • Check the air pressure of all the tires daily. Ensure that all the tires are uniformly inflated and are of the same size.
  • Tread depth is an important factor…
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Should You Use Manual Tools Or Power Tools For a Headlight Restoration?

When your headlight lenses become cloudy due to dust and dirt in the air in Nashville, the good news is that your headlights can be restored. Using a kit from Crest Honda, you can carefully remove these microscopic scratches and restore your headlights to full functionality. To help speed-up this process, some people want to use power tools, such as a buffer, to complete their headlight restoration. If you have this question when it comes time to restore your headlights, it's important to understand just what this process entails.

 

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What Your Cabin And Engine Air Filters Are And Why They Should Be Replaced

Whether at work, home, or in their vehicles, most Nashville locals rarely think about air filters. Unfortunately, when it comes to protecting human health, automotive engines, and vehicle climate control systems, these components provide the greatest benefits only when they're diligently maintained. At Crest Honda, we're eager to help consumers understand the importance of these features, and the importance of regularly changing them.

Understanding Your Car's Cabin Air Filter

The air filter in your vehicle's cabin works much like the filter in your home HVAC system. 

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Tips For Your Spring Car Care

Are you ready for the spring as far as your car maintenance is concerned? Perhaps you have not even stopped to think about that. A lot of people forget that they need to be on top of car maintenance at all times, but importantly they need to take care of it as the seasons change and the weather gets warmer.

Make sure you are checking your vehicle fluids as cold weather can cause those fluids to be less effective than they should be. 

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A Brief Note on Car Alternators

If your car's engine fails to turn over, it might be your alternator, not your battery. Alternators supply the electricity that keeps your battery sufficiently charged. This enables it to initiate the starter that gets your engine to turn over. Here are a few tips we here at Crest Honda think are useful to know about alternators.

First, alternators are not batteries. An alternator is a generator that creates energy to constantly feed and recharge your car battery. When you commute into the city, your alternator gleans energy from your car's mechanical motion.  

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How Do Brake Pads Work?

If you've noticed a squealing noise every time you press your brake pedal, it may indicate your brake pads need replacing. Your wheels aren't the only thing spinning. As you drive, your disc brakes also match the pace of your spinning wheels. When it comes time to stop, pressing on the brake pedal engages a caliper that squeezes the discs, causing the spinning of your wheels to slow.

You can have anywhere from two to four discs, depending on your car's design. Each caliper has protective graphite pads on its tip that shield it from the heat…

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The Importance of Headlight Repairs & Replacements

Your headlights play a major role in vehicle safety when you’re driving down the road. At Crest Honda, we want to help you maintain the various components of your vehicle. If you notice that your headlights aren’t turning on, you’ll want to find out the problem right away.

There are laws that require you to have working headlights. Failure to have your headlights on can result in various fines. This is all the more reason to test your headlights on a regular basis. 

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How to Test Your Vehicle's Battery

Do you think your vehicle's battery may be dying? It could be if you are having to jump start it regularly or if it is sluggish to start. You will need to check your battery life.

You will need a digital voltmeter and gloves to avoid getting battery acid on you. Make sure your vehicle and all lights are off. Find your battery's positive and negative terminals. Take the positive test lead, usually red, and connect it to the positive terminal on your battery. 

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Get Your Car Ready for Spring

At Crest Honda, we love to help our clients get ready for spring. We have a list of things you should do to have your vehicle in great shape and prepared for the new weather. If you don't like to service your vehicle, bring it to our technicians and they will make sure it is ready to go.

Check out your owner's manual and see if you have any service milestones to complete. These check-ups are based on how many miles you are at on your vehicle. You should also check out the fluids in your car and…

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