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Choosing the Right Car Seat

Now that we here at Honda of Serramonte have provided you with an exceptionally safe vehicle that you can rely on for you and your family, we want to help you pick out the safest car seat option available. Each of your children will need to use a car seat until they are about 12 years of age or over 60 pounds.

A newborn or infant will need an infant carrier seat from the time they are born until they are around 25 pounds. You will want to look at the weight specifics for the seat you are considering. The…

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Discover Basic Auto Finance Terms

Financing a vehicle can be complicated. And while there is somewhat of a learning curve to understand some of the financing jargon, it is well worth the investment of your time to learn about it. That is why we here at Honda of Serramonte want to give you a crash course about some of the more common vehicle financing terms.

First, car buyers should know who their creditor is. A creditor is the person who is lending you the money to purchase the car. This can be either a dealer or a bank in some cases. Next, we look at…

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Different Types of Brake Fluid For Vehicles

As with other types of fluids that go into vehicles, there are different types of brake fluids. Knowing the different types of brake fluids can help you make the right choice when it comes to buying the brake fluid.

In order to understand the different types of brake fluids available, it is important to know that there are two chief types of brake fluids. These two chief brake fluid types are glycol-based and silicon-based. The glycol based is for vehicles that have anti-lock braking features. 

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What Does the Car Alternator Do?

The alternator in your car is doing all the work that you think the car battery has been doing. If the alternator fails, the features and systems you have come to depend on in your vehicle will no longer be working.

The alternator is charged by a belt that is attached to the engine, and spins as the engine is running. Te alternator should be checked by a service station often to ensure it is operating effectively. Without the alternator, you might be surprised how many features won't operate. 

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Understanding the Differences Between All-Weather and Summer Tires

Because of differences in rubber compound and the shape and depth of tread, all-weather and summer tires excel in different types of weather conditions. The stiffer rubber and shallower tread of summer tires leads to increased performance in warmer temperatures, and they can out-perform all-weather tires in wet conditions.

All-weather tires are generally found on passenger cars, SUVs, CUVs, and light trucks. Higher performance cars and luxury SUVs tend to have summer tires for increased performance during acceleration, braking, and cornering. 

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The Importance of Using a Clay Bar When Detailing Your Vehicle

Most vehicle owners want to keep the exterior of their cars in excellent condition. Aside from regular washing, waxing, and polishing, using a clay bar a few times per year can be beneficial for your vehicle. Read further to learn why!

Using a clay bar on your car will remove the dirt and remaining particles that regular washing leaves behind. Brake dust, insect residue, and other debris can be damaging because these particles bind to the paint and finish. 

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Tips for Helping to Reduce Distracted Driving Incidents

If you're anything like the Honda sales and finance team here at Honda of Serramonte, you have places to go, things to see, and people to communicate with on a daily basis. We want you to get to all of your daily destinations safely. With accidents continuing to be on the rise each year because of distracted drivers, here are a few safety tips to help reduce the chance of you becoming another statistic. 

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What's A Backup Camera?

There are so many different options to consider when you are purchasing or leasing a new vehicle. You now have the discretion to basically create a vehicle from the inside out, that comes with all of the power you want under the hood, comfort on the interior, and technology to keep you and your family safe.

We here at Honda of Serramonte know how important your safety is to you, so we often recommend vehicles to our clients that come with backup cameras. This is a great feature that allows you to see your vehicle from all different angles. 

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Tips on What To Do And Where To Go During A Test Drive

Knowing what to look for in a test drive is the secret to used car shopping. Here are a few tips and tricks to know before starting the motor and during the drive.

Begin by getting in and out of the vehicle. Is it comfortable and easy? Sit in the car. Can you see all around you clearly? Start the motor, and let it idle for a few minutes. Operate the controls, such as the blinkers, windshield wipers, and radio.

Next, drive on a freeway or highway. Feel how the car handles at higher speeds. Drive in an area where…

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Choosing a Good Mechanic

It’s important to take good care of your vehicle if you want it to last a long time. Even if you don’t consider yourself as mechanically inclined, you should learn a few things about your vehicle. We at Honda of Serramonte can help you get to know your vehicle while also providing service and maintenance when needed. It’s important to have a good mechanic and one that you can trust. Here are some tips.

  • Make sure the mechanic is certified.
  • Make sure the mechanic has experience working on your make of vehicle.
  • Check for referrals and recommendations…
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