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When It's Time to Have Your Transmission Serviced

The transmission on your vehicle generally doesn't need a ton of maintenance beyond checking the fluid to make sure there hasn't been a leak. You should have your transmission fluid topped off when you get routine oil changes. Transmissions generally don't need to be serviced until 100,000 miles or unless you are experiencing a problem.

If your vehicle doesn't go into gear as it should, or isn't accelerating fast enough, this could be a problem with your transmission. When your engine makes a knocking sound while driving, this could mean you need to have…
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Warning Signs the Hoses and Belts in Your Vehicle Might Fail


The hoses and belts on the engine all must be working in a peak state or the car could overheat and many parts could fail. These are some of the warning signs the belts and hoses may be failing.

The belts on the engine power up parts like the fans and water pump, and need to be in top working condition or they will slip or break. Before they do, usually the belts will make a loud squeaking sound or show signs of cracking and splitting.

The hoses throughout the engine move coolant to various parts, and if they fail…
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What Do You Need When Changing a Flat Tire?

Flat tires are dangerous. Since 2008, auto manufacturers have included tire pressure sensor systems in their products. These sensors, however, are not the complete answer and will not guard you against ever having a flat tire. There are some extra items beyond the specific items used for changing tires that you should always carry, just in case of a flat.

Other than a spare tire, a jack, and a lug wrench, you should also carry a piece of 2x8 wood to act as a foundation for your jack. You also need a working flashlight in case you get your flat…

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Simple Tips to Easily Jump Start Another Car

To safely jump another car, you'll need some gloves, a good set of jumper cables, and a pair of safety glasses. Once the running car is to the nose of car needing to be jumped, turn off that motor, and the car lights as well. Put on your safety glasses and work gloves, open the hood, grab the jumper cables.

First, red cable to the positive end of the good battery. Other red to dead battery positive terminal. Black cable to negative end on the good battery. The final black cable goes on any metal frame on the car…

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Safety Guide for Dealing with Roadside Emergencies

Not being prepared during a roadside emergency can make a bad situation a deadly one. Preparation is the key to success when it comes to dealing with a disabled vehicle.

If you have a set of road flares, set them further away from the car than you think. You want drivers to be able to stop long before they get to the disabled vehicle.

Leave your headlights on at night if the car is disabled. Turn on the blinkers or flashers, anything to alert drivers the car is not moving.

Call 911 and stay put. Too many drivers wander off…
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Drive safely this winter with the proper wiper blades

If you're driving around with the same old wiper blades, you will most likely find as the weather gets colder it is harder to maintain a clear field of vision. These are just a few reasons you should consider having new winter blades installed on your vehicle.

Winter wiper blades are made of a different construction so they are less likely to rip or tear as the temperatures drop.

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Remember these Common Dashboard Warning Lights

Dashboard lights are designed to alert any issue within the system of your car. As a rule of thumb, some vehicles will show some warning lights while others will show more warning displays on startup. Luxurious cars will show warning lights accompanied by text telling what action to take. Some of the typical dashboard lights include...

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University Honda is the Obvious Choice for Davis, CA Service

There are plenty of reasons to go to a dealership over a private mechanic any day. A dealership is reputable has trained technicians and will always use the best parts instead of generic parts. If your car needs to be serviced, be sure to bring it in to us at University Honda to get it in tip-top shape.

A dealership, such as ours, will often have all parts you need for your repairs, and that means that you will get back on the road sooner. They are also authorized to work under warranty, and they are trained to work on…

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Seasonal Maintenance Saves Time and Money

Seasonal vehicle maintenance will save you money. Having your vehicle maintained on a regular basis will have your engine running well, brakes functioning and keep your vehicle on the road.

Seasonal maintenance is simple, inexpensive and won't take long at University Honda. Before colder weather approaches, have your battery strength checked. If it is low, or if your battery is three years old or older, have it replaced. A battery that old will become unreliable and could leave you stranded. If your mileage dictates, get your oil changed as well as your filters. Be sure your belts are in…

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Fast, Reliable and Affordable Honda Service

Finding the right mechanic isn't just about affordability. It's also about trust. That's why the team here at University Honda works to create a great relationship with all our clients. And while Honda parts and service are our specialty, we've got plenty of loyal customers who consider us their friend in the automotive business who drive vehicle's from all sorts of makes and model years.

 

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