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What Towing Is and What Payload Is

If you are thinking about owning a pickup truck, one of the things that you need to know is the difference between towing and payload. One of the common issues that people have when it comes to trucks is that they probably don't even know anything about the payload.

When it comes to towing, this is something that you carry behind your vehicle. It is connected with a hitch or anything that can be used to connect the item which is usually placed in a trailer. As a matter of fact, towing is often referred to as trailering.

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Boredom-Blasting Games for Your Next Trip

There's nothing like treating yourself and your family to a fun getaway. Getting to the getaway, however, can sometimes be a difficult task. At Matt Burne Honda, we want to help everyone in your family arrive at your destination with a smile on their face, which is why we offer these simple games for the road.

If a game of strategy is what you're after, why not a simple game of Connect the Dots? Using a paper covered in evenly spaced dots, players challenge each other to create the most squares, drawing one line at a time. If…
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Reducing Glare Makes for Safer Driving

At Matt Burne Honda, we want you to be safe on the road. We realize the many dangers when you’re driving, and glare from the sun can be potentially dangerous. We would like to offer you some tips on how you can reduce glare and be as safe as possible when you’re out and about.

Keep your dash free of paperwork or similar items that can cause a reflection in your windshield. Use polarized sunglasses and your car’s visor when driving in the sun. Your windshield, which should be free from cracks, should be as clean as…
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Why Washing Your Car Should Take Priority

Washing your car is a chore that’s well worth doing. At Matt Burne Honda, we suggest washing your car regularly, especially when you see a lot of visible dirt. There are plenty of reasons to clean it up, too.

The most obvious reason is that a clean car can provide you with plenty of pride. You love your car, so it’s only natural for you to want it to look its best. This includes cleaning it inside and out. A little bit of sparkle is good for the car.

Another reason is that washing the car will help…
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Navigating Road Salt

Road salt never leaves your car looking pretty, but it does an important job in lowering the freezing point of water and snow on the road. Preparing to deal with road salt can help you avoid the stress and expense of repairing a damaged mechanical part from corrosion.

The best preventative measure you can take is to wax and seal your car before winter. Do this in other months for some extra protection in keeping your paint clear. Even if you have your car waxed, road salt can remove the clear layer on your paint job if left to sit…
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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 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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