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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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Keep Your Child Safe in the Right Safety Seat

We worry about our children's safety, and this is no different in the car. Child safety seats are designed to save your child from injury or even death in the event of an accident, but you need to know which one to use for your child and how to use it properly.

Child safety seats are designed to protect children from infancy to 12 years of age, and there are different kinds depending on how old and how much your child weighs. Infants should be in rear-facing child seats, and older children will need a front-facing seat. To know…

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How to Avoid Trouble When Towing Anything Behind Your Vehicle

The crew working here at Ray Laks Honda wanted to give you tips what to avoid when towing anything with your vehicle.

Don't forget to purchase blind-spot mirrors to stick on your side mirrors and help improve your visibility.

Never assume the tires on the trailer are secure. It takes a few minutes to grab a lug wrench and tighten the lugs so there is no chance the tire will come off on the road and cause you to lose control of the vehicle and the load.

Don't forget to take a few seconds after the wire harness…
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Tailgating Essentials

Tailgating essentials are ideal for making sure that your tailgating experience is one to remember. Also, having the right items on hand will make the entire day more convenient. Let us here at Ray Laks Honda give you a list of some of the tailgating essentials you should fill your vehicle up with.
  • Don't bring too large of a grill with you. This often takes up the most space and you really don't need anything too large. Something small is all you need in order to grill up some hot dogs or hamburgers.
  • A fire extinguisher is necessary…
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Learning the Basics for Applying Touch Up Paint to the Car Exterior

Our crew here at Ray Laks Honda want to help inform our audience to how to touch up any chips on the exterior paint on their vehicle.

Wet a small clean cloth with a soapy water mix, rub in circle to get any dirt out of the inside of the chip on the car exterior. Place a dab of polishing compound on the chip, rub with the cloth in an effort to soften the edge of the paint.

The tiny brush in the bottle of touch up paint will work on most chips, but if the hole is too small…
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