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Creating a Roadside Emergency Kit

When you load all of your other belongings in your new vehicle from DEALER, we encourage you to create a roadside emergency kit to keep in your trunk. The hope is that you won't need to ever use it, but it's good to have these items on hand if the situation presents itself.

-Road flares can help keep you visible and safe if you're stranded on the side of the road in the dark or in a storm.
-Hand warmers will allow you to stay toasty if you don't have power to your engine for a…

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Be Safe! Know If Your Brake Pedals Need Replacing

Getting around Scranton will be hazardous if your brake pedals aren't up to par. When you press on the pedal, friction's applied to a drum or disc that stops the car. Brake pads wear down and how long they last depends strictly on driving habits. Here are a few things Matt Burne Honda wants drivers to know that signal your brake pedals may need replacing.

  • You get a screeching whine when you hit the brakes
  • It takes longer to get the car to stop
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Fuel Economy Tips

Many people drive several miles across town just to get cheaper gas. However, that is not the only thing that you can do in order to save money on gas. There are several other things that you can do. You will need to check the tire pressure. You can use a tire pressure gauge to make sure that it is at the appropriate pressure reading.

You will also need to be a defensive driver. The more control you have over your vehicle, the less work your engine will have to do. We have all been stuck in traffic at some…

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Don't Be Caught Unaware - Prepare and Avoid Hydroplaning

Anyone that has experienced hydroplaning will attest that it is a frightening experience. It happens when your car's tires lose traction with the road and the car skids, resulting in a loss of steering and power. Matt Burne Honda offers these tips to help you avoid hydroplaning.

When driving on wet roadways, try to remain in the path created by vehicles in front of you. Those cars have already helped to displace standing water. You should also plan your routes in advance and choose the ones that are more heavily traveled.

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Studless Winter Tires?

Are you having trouble driving in the snow and ice during the winter? If so, we have a solution for you. Here at Matt Burne Honda we recommend top of the line studless tires. Driving in inclement weather during the winter can be dangerous, but we can make it a lot safer.

Studless tires are tires that help you navigate smoothly during the harsh winter weather. These tires are equipped with designs to help you drive through the snow as if you were driving in the rain. Unlike studded tires, these tires are very harmless to the roads. They also…

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Tips to help you drive in the winter

Driving in winter in Scranton can be difficult, but it will be easier if you follow some of these tips for winter driving.

  • Make sure your windshield and all your windows are completely clear of snow and ice. It's hard enough driving in the snow, but it's made more difficult when your visibility is hampered.
  • Adjust your speed for the conditions. It takes longer to stop when the roads are snow-packed, so you should slow down and increase your following distance.
  • Try to avoid coming to a complete stop on a hill. Unless you have four-wheel drive, it…
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Winter Tires vs All-Season Tires: Which to Get?

We want to ensure that you're a well-informed vehicle owner, so today we would like to discuss which tires suit your driving habits the best as winter weather approaches.

Even if you have tires which are made for all-seasons, this doesn't necessarily mean that they will be properly equipped to handle winter driving conditions in your region. All driver's needs are completely different based on the location and time of year. All-Season tires can handle some winter weather conditions, however it isn't made for consistent wintry weather. All-Season tires are built for four seasons, so to…

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Consistent Tire Air Pressure Monitoring Enhances Road Safety

It's important to consistently monitor the accuracy of your tire air pressure. However, many drivers in Scranton never even check it until they notice a tire that is low. Low air pressure is a contributing factor for causing accidents and flats. And monitoring helps to ensure your safety and other drivers on the road.

More than likely, you already have a tire pressure gauge in your emergency repair kit. If not, now is a good time to add one! Use it on a regular basis to reduce the risk of a tire going too low. Additionally, don’t over-inflate…
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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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