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Your Vehicle Hasn't Come With a Spare Tire. What Type Do You Choose?

If you've recently purchased a used vehicle that didn't come with a spare tire, you'll want to make sure you purchase one to replace the missing on. A spare tire is a great feature to have on hand at all times. If you end up on the side of the road with a flat, you'll be able to replace it and get where you need to be.

If you have a compact temporary tire to change out, you'll only be able to drive for a very short distance before you have to replace it or…
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Being Creative at a Tailgating Party

One common thing at a tailgating party is that you are going to run into challenges that require you to think on your feet. These challenges can include knowing what to do with food in order to keep it warm. Fortunately, there are some creative solutions to some issues in tailgating.

When it comes to keeping food warm, you can do that with one of the coolers. All you need is some foil and hot bricks for making a warming oven. This can be a great way to keep the food warm in the case someone might want something to…

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Prepare for College by Getting Your Car Ready

Before you head out to college this fall, it's important to give your car a bit of attention. From cleaning out your vehicle to getting the necessary maintenance, you can save yourself a lot of trouble while you are at college when you get your car ready for the semester.

Get all scheduled maintenance done according to your owner's manual and take care of an oil change and tire rotation. If your tires need to be replaced, it is a good time to get them replaced before you go back to school. Clean your car thoroughly and get…
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Understanding Tread and Pressure

Most drivers dread the prospect of breaking down. While many factors are out of your control, tire care is one area where you can find problems well in advance and fix them before experiencing an issue. Avoid blowouts and flats by monitoring your tire pressure and tread depth occasionally.

Improperly inflated tires can cost you money in a variety of ways, from wearing unevenly to needing to be replaced more frequently to reducing your fuel efficiency. Use your owner's manual as a guideline for the range of inflation your tires should have and use a tire gauge to make…
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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.

When…

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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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