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The Easy Way How to Make a Winter Survival Kit

Here are a few tips provided by Matt Burne Honda to help you to make a winter survival kit for your vehicle that will keep you and your passengers safer this season.

Be sure you have at least one flashlight and several new batteries in your winter survival kit. This will make it easier to make repairs in the dark or to flag down motorists when your car is disabled far off the road.

Pack some non-perishables like cookies, candy, peanut butter, raisins, and granola bars in your kit. These can help occupy those who are hungry as you wait…
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What to Know About the LATCH System

Being a parent is a challenge, and one issue that every new parent faces is correctly installing a car seat. Fortunately, the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system makes it easy to do so, and at Matt Burne Honda, we want you to be aware of how it works.

The LATCH system contains hardware installed into the vehicle to which the car seat is attached to. It eliminates a lot of the guesswork involved in putting one in. It's not necessary to use the system for rear-facing car seats, but it is required if the car seat…

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Extreme Temperatures Take a Toll on Your Car Battery

You're bound to experience hot and cold temperatures to the extreme in Scranton. At Matt Burne Honda, we want you to know how these temperatures can impact your car battery. A little bit of added TLC can help you to extend the life of your battery.

Hot temperatures will cause added chemical reactions inside of the battery. This can wear down the life of the battery quickly. If you let the car sit out in the sun for extended periods, the heat can also lead to internal combustion. Keep your car in the shade whenever possible.
 

 

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The Science Behind Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors

At Matt Burne Honda we want our readers to be informed vehicle owners. There are many different interesting technologies used in vehicles that help improve your safety on the road. Auto-dimming rearview mirrors increase your safety by preventing a phenomenon called the Troxler Effect.

The Troxler Effect delays driver reaction time by 1.4 seconds, which is significant enough to lead to an accident. It occurs when a vehicle behind you shines bright headlights in your rearview mirror and then leaves your line of sight. Your vision is left with a blindspot once 

 

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The Importance of Differential Service

If you want to keep your vehicle in good condition, we can help at Matt Burne Honda in Scranton. There are many components that make up your vehicle, and a differential is important for several reasons.

A differential is found between the drive wheels of your automobile. Most automobiles that have four-wheel drive are equipped with a front and rear differential. A differential works with your vehicle's transmission system to transfer power from the engine to the axle of the wheels, and it also enables your vehicle to turn...
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Tire Maintenance is Easy

There are some things that you should let your mechanic do for you, but checking your tread and tire pressure are skills that most people can do themselves. Proper tire inflation can help you avoid a blowout, and enough tread depth can keep you out of the ditch when the roads are slick. Here's how you can check both.

To know if your tires have the right amount of air in them, the easiest way to check is to look for the warning light on vehicles that check tire pressure automatically for you. If you don't have a…
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What Is an Alternator?

One part of today's internal combustion engines that has remained the same over the years is the alternator. You may have needed to replace one at some point over the years to fix a problem with your car's battery.

What is an alternator? The alternator is essentially an electric generator that's powered by a belt that's turned by your car's engine while it's running. This generates a continuous supply of electricity used to power the engine, lights, and cabin electronics. Most importantly, it provides the electricity that keeps your vehicle's battery charged so…

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What is Motor Oil Viscosity Used to Determine?

Most vehicle owners stay diligent about having their vehicle's motor oil changed. However, it is important to use a motor oil with the right viscosity for your vehicle. At Matt Burne Honda in Scranton, we want to help you keep your vehicle in optimal condition. Read our summary below to learn more about motor oil viscosity ratings.

A visocity rating measures how the oil resists flow and its thickness. A bottle of motor oil will have a number that is followed by a W. The number tells you its viscosity in hot temperatures, and the W tells you its…

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Learn How to Debadge Your Vehicle

Give your car a unique look by removing one or more of the original badges. This is an easy modification that doesn't take long to complete, but there are some guidelines to follow to avoid damaging your car.

Check your car to see how the badges are attached. Most vehicles use adhesive for the badges, but some cars connect the badges to the vehicle with rivets or clips. If your badge is attached with adhesive, apply hot water to loosen the adhesive, and then use an adhesive remover to take off the glue. Next, use a hair dry to…
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How to Haggle the Best Price on Used Cars

Our team here at Matt Burne Honda wanted to help motorists to be able to haggle for the best deal when they are in the market for a used car.

In order to get the lowest price on any used car, you have to know those numbers before you start with the negotiating process. Once you do your research, then you have a good starting point that will put you in the position to get the best deal.

Regardless what the salesman says, if you are not getting the deal you feel comfortable with, be ready to walk away from…
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