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Do I Need Winter Tires on My Honda in Buffalo?

Tips to Help You Prepare Your Honda for the Upcoming Winter Season

At Ray Laks Honda, we often get asked whether it's recommended that you put winter tires on your Honda in Buffalo, NY. To help you prepare for the upcoming winter season, we're here to help guide you as you transition your vehicle in preparation for the winter in Orchard Park, NY. We can help you research and purchase new winter tires online from the comfort of your home and can help you schedule installation here at Ray Laks Honda.

 

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Why Should I Get My Honda Vehicle Serviced at a Honda Dealership?

Do you currently need auto service for your Honda car, truck, SUV, or minivan? Are you considering your options as to where to bring it? While there certainly are a lot of auto mechanics near Buffalo, NY, it makes sense for you to bring your Honda vehicle to a Honda dealership? Some folks may wonder why they would want to bring their car in for its auto maintenance with a Honda service team like the one we have at our dealership.

 

 

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Car Wax: The Basics

Car wax gives your ride that brand new look and shine. Is car wax merely aesthetic? No, it's not, according to the seasoned techs at our Ray Laks Honda service department. Here's the skinny on car wax and why it's important.

Natural vs. Synthetic

There are natural and synthetic car waxes. Natural versions come from organic sources like carnauba plants, palm trees and even coal. 

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How Do Brakes Work?

Vehicles are very complex pieces of machinery, and you might feel lost when you go into the shop to have your car worked on. Brakes are one of the most common types of repairs that all vehicles eventually need, and the only way to learn is to start off with some small bits of knowledge so that you better understand when the mechanic talks to you about your car. At Ray Laks Honda, were happy to pass on some knowledge.

Depressing the brake pedal sets off a series of actions. Most notably, when you press the brake pedal, you're…

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Prepare for Winter at Ray Laks Honda

Whether winter sparks joy or dread in you, one thing is common among all drivers this time of year: scheduling winter service is the key to a smoother, safer ride. Your vehicle needs a little extra attention during winter because between harsh driving conditions and plummeting temperatures, your car has to put up with a lot and soldier through more obstacles than it does during milder seasons. Luckily, we've seen what winter in Orchard Park, NY can do, and we're prepared to help you whip your car into shape here at our service center.

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Different Types of Winter Tires

Winter tires or snow tires generally fit into one of three different performance categories. You need to know the differences between them if you want to buy the best tires for your vehicle the next time you face a harsh winter.

Studdable Winter Tires

These tires are designed to accept optional metal studs that improve your traction on icy roads. They will work just fine without the studs, and they will still be better than standard tires when you drive through snow, but the studs will greatly 

 

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Making a Winter Survival Kit

Self-sufficiency as a vehicle owner can do more than save you money. When you're able to help yourself in the event of bad weather or an accident, it can even save your life. If you live in a climate that experiences long winters, take a little time to assemble a survival kit for your vehicle in case you break down during cold weather.

Stock your kit with commonsense items like a first aid kit, blankets, a flashlight, liquids and snacks. You can also add things appropriate for use when your car breaks down...
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Understanding Timing Belts

The timing belt is a component of your vehicle that many people talk about but not everyone understands. Most often, you go to your mechanic, and then they tell you that you should get a new one. But what is a timing belt and why do you need to replace them? Here are the reasons.

Like many parts on a vehicle, a timing belt does exactly what it's called. It ensures that the valves and pistons on the engine move in synchronous motion with the camshaft and crankshaft. If your timing belt is broken, you won't be going…
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Understanding Compact Temporary and Full-Size Spare Tires

If you've ever had a flat tire, you might have noticed there are different kinds of spare tires to replace the flat in an emergency. Understanding the differences between these tires can make you a better informed car owner.

Most people are familiar with the compact temporary spares that have a limited lifespan. They are an emergency measure meant to get you down the road to a service station, where you can have your flat fixed or replaced. Another option is using a full-size tire as your spare. This eliminates the need to visit a service station, as the…

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How to Debadge Your Vehicle in Minutes

Removing the decals and emblems from your vehicle doesn’t need to be a time-consuming or expensive process. You should be able to complete this project in just a few minutes as long as you have a few basic tools and supplies.

Most emblems are attached with a strong adhesive, and you need to weaken that adhesive with hot water, an adhesive remover, or a hairdryer. Once the emblem is partially loose, you can gently pull it away with an old credit card or plastic scraper. The final step in this process is thoroughly cleaning the area with soap and…

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