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Explore the Exclusive Clarity Electric at University Honda

Davis area drivers can explore select all-new Honda inventory at University Honda. Test drive the exclusive Clarity Electric sedan models that generates an 89 EPA range in a single charge. When you’re looking for the latest in fuel-efficiency from Honda, University Honda has it as one of six dealership in Northern California to offer this exclusive…

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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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The Toothpaste Solution to Opaque Headlights

One of the things about modern cars is the use of plastic instead of glass for the headlight lens. Plastic is subject to deterioration from common road hazards. The deterioration causes the headlight lens to opaque, often in a section at a time across the entire lens. Opacity diffused light countering the reason for the headlight’s existence. Luckily enough, there is a common household rubbing compound that can handle the opacity; it’s called toothpaste.

After you clean the grime and grit from the headlight, apply toothpaste to the section that has turned opaque...

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What Are Brake Pads?

Automotive brakes are critical to your vehicle's safety and performance on the road. Like its tires, they need to be inspected on a regular basis from normal use.

You may have heard before that your brake pads need to be replaced. That's the most common service work your vehicle's brakes will need. 

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Windshield washer fluid is important

Imagine driving down the road, and hundreds of bugs hit your windshield. At that point, you suddenly remember that you don't have any windshield washer fluid in your vehicle. Now you are driving and can't see where you are going.

That is a horrible thought, right? Well, it happens all the time. Some people don't think about the importance of windshield washer fluid, and how it helps to keep them safe.

It doesn't only keep your windshield clean, but also keeps important parts of the windshield washer system lubricated. If the system does not stay properly…
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