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Packing Up Your Tailgating Essentials This Football Season

Get ready to head to the game this fall and not only enjoy a football game, but you can enjoy the tailgating experience that happens beforehand as well! Some people actually prefer to hang out in the parking lot before and after a game. We here at Cawood Honda want to make sure that you're prepared for this event. Here are some of our tailgating essentials.

  • You need some comfy chairs to lounge in while you're eating and hanging out with friends. Make sure they can fold up nicely to save space in your vehicle.
  • One of the…
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Roadside Emergency Kit Essentials

Being prepared for the worst is the best way to make sure you are not caught off guard. This advice rings true especially when it comes to being prepared in case your car breaks down. Making sure you know how to do general repairs and that you have the tools to do so is essential.

One of the most important things to keep in your kit, especially in Port Huron, is a set of triangle reflectors and maybe even a road flare. This is so other motorists can see you when you are working on your car, and they may…
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How to Safely Avoid Hydroplaning in Your Vehicle

When the tires on your vehicle are unable to scatter rain water fast enough, the result could be your vehicle skids off the road. To avoid hydroplaning, consider these safety tips when you drive.

Never drive on wet roads with the cruise control activated or the rear tires could continue spinning while you lose control of the vehicle.

Always drive in a low gear on wet roads, and try to avoid hard braking so you maintain control of your vehicle.

On wet roads you will need to put more distance between you and the car ahead. This will allow you…
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Symptoms of a Leaking Exhaust System

Your car needs an adequate exhaust system to travel Port Huron streets safely. While it may sound intimidating, the exhaust system is a simple set of pipes that carries dangerous waste gases away from the engine and car. Since it's such an important system, quickly spotting issues is essential for performance and safety.

One of the more noticeable signs of a problem exhaust system is unusual vibrations. Some vibration is unavoidable in a moving car. New vibrations from the car seat, foot pedals, or steering wheel can mean there is hazardous rust in your exhaust system.

Another indication 
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Mitigating the Dangers of Sun Glare While Out on the Road

With spring in full swing, that means endless summer days are right around the corner. This time of year put drivers at risk for accidents due to sun glare. The most dangerous times for glare occur just after sunrise and right before the sun sets. The driving safety experts at Cawood Honda want you to drive safely while out on the roads of Port Huron at all times.

Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to mitigate this danger. Investing in a solid pair of polarized sunglasses and using your visor can both help to reduce the chances that…
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Strengths and Weaknesses Summer Tires and All-Season Tires

When thinking about whether to choose summer tires for the summer or all-season tires, there are a lot of strengths and weaknesses for both that you must know. Knowing and being able to weigh in both for both types of tires will help you make the right choice.

The strength of the summer tires is that they have a combination of rubber and certain fillers that make them perfect for driving in the summer during the dry times and rainy days. With the all-season tires, you get deeper treads and more of a symmetrical design which gives you more options…

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Time-Saving Steps to Safely Change a Flat Tire

A flat tire can occur at the most inconvenient time. Often times, it will occur prior to your daily commute, or when you need to arrive somewhere at a specific time. That can be very frustrating!

Cawood Honda recommends the below do-it-yourself steps to save time.

Step 1: Locate the spare tire and remove it from the vehicle.
Step 2: Loosen each lug nut, by using the lug wrench provided.
Step 3: Raise the vehicle with enough room to install the spare tire.
Step 4: Remove the flat tire and install the spare tire.
Step 5: Tighten the lug nuts…
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Should You Seal Your Work After Completing Your Headlight Restoration?

In the factory, your headlights are covered with a UV sealant to protect the plastic lens from Ultra-violet light. The sealant generally lasts for about three years, but after that, the substance deteriorates, and the polycarbonate plastic is vulnerable to the effects of ultra-violet light. Light is what causes your lens to dim and bend the light from your bulb changing it to a yellowish color, making driving through Port Huron at night a more dangerous adventure than necessary.

To avoid the dimming of your fully restored headlights and going through all the labor that got you there, using 

 

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Protect Your Vehicle From Salt Corrosion This Winter

This winter, don't neglect to wash your vehicle when it starts to look coated with road salt and dirt. That road salt can quickly damage the paint of your vehicle and rust the underbody. If you don't want to pull out the hose and bucket when the temperatures are cold, you can head to a local car wash to have the job done for you. Just make sure that the underbody of the vehicle is targeted. A good quality soap that contains a wax ingredient is also important.

Next year before the winter arrives, make sure your vehicle…
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Tires to Fit All Your Winter Needs

Many different types of winter tires are available today, and you can easily find the type that delivers the best performance and value for your particular vehicle at Cawood Honda.

If you're looking for a heavy-duty tire that can perform in the most difficult ice and snow conditions, you may seriously consider studded tires. These are typically winter tires that not only have extreme weather performance features built in but also offer metal studs for extra traction.

For similar performance, you can consider modern...
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