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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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Smart Entry with Away Auto Lock

Smart Entry With Walk Away Auto Lock

Honda Walk Away Auto Lock allows the car to lock automatically when the driver walks away from it with the keys. The feature is activated once you reach a distance of approximately 8.5 feet from the vehicle. This gives you peace of mind that the car is locked. This feature is standard on many late model Honda Vehicles. The Walk Away Auto lock will never allow you to worry about forgetting to lock your Honda vehicle again.

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Taking Care of Your Vehicle's Suspension

Here at Crest Honda, we believe that it is important for you to know all about your vehicle's various components and the way that they work. We want you to know when you need to service different parts of your car to keep it running well.

The suspension of a vehicle helps you handle that vehicle and it also helps you feel comfortable when riding in that vehicle. When the suspension's parts get worn down, you feel the bumps in the road a little more and the handling of your vehicle can be affected. It is important for…

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What are the Benefits of Using a Clay Bar When Detailing?

Although you may wash, wax, and polish your vehicle on a regular basis, you can also keep your vehicle's exterior in optimal shape by using a clay bar a few times each year. Read further to learn why a clay bar is beneficial for your vehicle's exterior.

There are many airborne contaminants, which include insect residue, brake dust, and fallout, that can stick the the surface of your vehicle and cause damage. Over time, the corrosive particles will lead to a dull finish and eventually rust. 

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Performance, Durability, and Tread: Which Tire is Right for You?

At Crest Honda, we know there are many things to consider when choosing between all-weather and summer tires for your car. If you drive in snow and ice often, an all-weather tire is probably the optimal choice. For those looking for the highest performance possible when accelerating and cornering, the stiffer compounds of the summer tire might better suit your needs.

Summer tires will maintain their shape while driving on hot roads, improving the gas mileage of the car by reducing the level of friction. 

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Why Car Covers are Important to Protecting Your Vehicle

While many drivers think putting the cover on their car is a cumbersome task, it is beneficial compared to the alternative. Here are a few reasons to put the cover on your car.

There are a number of things that can quickly deteriorate the finish on your vehicle. Things like tree sap and bird dropping will begin eating away at the finish on your car if they are not washed off quickly. By using the car cover, you keep these things off the surface and help to protect your investment. 

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