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Trade In Your Car or Refinance?

At Ray Laks Honda we understand financial decisions concerning vehicles. We want our clients and the community of Orchard Park to have a good understanding of the different financial options they have. If you own a vehicle and want a change in your loan or a new car, you can either trade it in or refinance.

Trading in a vehicle is a clever idea if you want a new car and refinancing your current vehicle isn't best or desired. Trading it in means that you can use the value of the car as your down payment. If you still…
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Prevent Your Vehicle From Rodent Damage to Protect Your Investment

Rodents can infest your vehicle at any time. You don't have to have your vehicle parked for extended periods of time in order for this to occur. Luckily, there are some steps that you can take to prevent rodent damage. This can include:
  • Installing a rodent-deterrent tape around cracks and crevices of your vehicle. This tape essentially is an electrical tape that is treated with super-spicy flavorings.
  • A mesh covering can be installed under your hood to prevent rodents from gaining access to the inner workings of your engine compartment.
  • Rodents don't like bright lights. 
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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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How To Stop An Icy Road Slide-Out

Icy roads plague Orchard Park in the winter and it is your job to properly prepare to deal with these adverse conditions. When the vehicle starts sliding out of control, sometime panic sets in, people put on their breaks and still end up hitting a wall or in a ditch. There are some things you could do to properly respond to one of these slide outs.

Driving fast during these conditions is a big mistake. The number one key is to simply slow down and stay calm. 
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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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Learning More About What an Infotainment System is and What It Offers

We want you to understand the many features of your vehicle and the way that each one works. We want you to know what kind of technology can be part of vehicles today and the way that technology can be beneficial to you. It is important for you to learn all about the infotainment systems that are available today.

An infotainment system is a term for the screen that is at the front of your vehicle and all that it offers. This system usually gives you access to your favorite music. Not all infotainment systems are exactly alike but most…
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What to Do After an Accident

If you are part of an automobile accident, you need to stay calm and take action. While it is a scary moment, there are various steps you must take to keep yourself safe and protected.

Immediately after the collision, check on anyone else in the vehicle. If you can provide assistance to injured passengers, you should do so as soon as possible. Then, you need to call emergency services. At that point, it's important to move your vehicle out of the road. If you can drive your vehicle, simply move it to the shoulder or emergency lane. You should…

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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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