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Can Rodents Damage Your Car?

At Crest Honda, we care about our readers being informed about potential risks to their vehicles, so you aren't unpleasantly surprised if one of these situations occurs. Something not commonly known about is that rodents can do extensive damage to your car. Fortunately, you can take precautions for this type of damage.

There is rodent-deterring tape you can buy for your vehicle. It looks similar to electrical tape but contains super-spicy capsaicin. Another way you can protect your car from rodent damage is to install metal mesh around openings where rodents can crawl inside. 

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Follow These Tips to Stay Safe When Driving on Ice and Snow

Driving during the winter can be dangerous. At Crest Honda, we try to help our customers stay safe during the winter. If you have your vehicle inspected for worn hoses, leaks, and other damages, it will prepare your vehicle for harsh weather conditions.

Before you travel, plan your route according to the road conditions and traffic. It is also important to let others know when you are leaving and what route you are taking. If you are running late, try not to rush. If you drive slowly, it will increase the chances that you will arrive at your destination safely…

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Different Options for the Interior of Your Vehicle

When you are shopping for a new vehicle, there are many different features that you need to consider. If you are looking for a durable vehicle that will look great for many years to come, then you might want to think about the material that is on the floor of your vehicle. Many cars come with a couple of different options for floor mats. You can opt for all-weather floor mat options. There is also the option for carpet material.

If you live in an area of the country where the weather can vary over the course of the year…

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Which Bed Liner Should You Choose?

When it comes to buying new vehicles, the choices may seem endless. One important decision you’ll have to make is what type of bed liner you get for your truck. Here’s some information that can help you narrow things down.

A drop-in liner is constructed to fit your bed snugly, and it’s bolted into place once in the right position. It can be replaced if it ever gets damaged, and it has a smooth texture that’s great for sliding things across it. A spray-in liner adheres straight to the truck bed, and some may prefer its…

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Muffler and Exhaust Issues That Require Immediate Service

There are a number of issues that can occur with your muffler and exhaust system. Just like with any part of your vehicle, there is a great deal of wear and tear placed on these parts. You can even damage them by running over debris on the road. Let's take a look at some signs that your muffler or exhaust needs to be serviced:

  • You may notice that the noise coming from your engine is much louder than it normally is.
  • A slight drip of condensation out your exhaust pipe is not normal and requires attention.
  • You can inspect…
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Your Vehicle's Alternator Explained

Your automobile's starting system contains three major components that include the battery, starter, and alternator. An alternator is important because it keeps your automobile charged when the vehicle is running and helps to ensure electrical components, which include the headlights, function properly. At Crest Honda, it is important to our team that you stay informed about your vehicle. Read further to learn additional information about your vehicle's alternator. 

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What is a Timing Belt?

The timing belt is a belt that connects your car's camshaft and crankshaft and keeps them turning at a synchronized rate. The crankshaft controls your engine's pistons, while the camshaft opens and closes the engine's valves. These two parts need to work together to keep your vehicle running, so your engine will immediately shut down if your timing belt fails.

Your timing belt needs to be changed regularly. If you don't, it could eventually break, which can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs to your engine. Your car's manual will tell you how often…

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Understanding Terms in Auto Financing on Your Next Car Purchase

As you contemplate buying your next car, make sure you focus on financing at the beginning of the process. This includes carving out the time to shop around for the most attractive auto finance terms. By shopping around, you will be able to isolate those financing resources that very well may present you with an attractive deal on auto finance terms.

In addition, by shopping around, you are better able to negotiate with a financing resource about some of the loan terms. This can result in a reasonable cost savings over the life of a loan. 

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Which Car Seat is Right for Your Child?

Having the proper car seat for your child is important for their safety and comfort. At Crest Honda, we want to help you keep all of your passengers properly secured, and we're happy to answer any of your questions about car seats.

Choosing the right type of seat for the current size and age of your child is critical. Rear-facing car seats are used for infants and small children. As your child grows, they can graduate into a front-facing seat, and eventually, into a booster seat. 

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Capture It With a Dash Cam!

We at Crest Honda love accessories for vehicles. Dash cams are a great way to record what is happening in front of your car for many reasons. If you love recording videos or taking trips, a dash cam can take a lot of the work out of your hands, so you can focus on driving and having fun.

You can capture proof of a motor accident, or other accidents. You may also be able to capture unexpected events, like meteor showers and amazing lightning storms. 

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