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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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Why You Should Use A Clay Bar To Detail

Using a clay bar to detail your own vehicle is a vital part to car ownership. That is why we here at Matt Burne Honda wanted to be sure you knew the basics. The process begins by spraying a lubricant on a small area of the exterior of your car. You then press the clay into this area and pull it up to remove contaminants. Then, you repeat this process over and over again until you've removed all dirt and debris from the exterior of your car.

The frequency of cleanings is dependent upon where you typically drive. Those…

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Are Summer Tires Better Than All-Season Tires?

Tires are an important part of our vehicle and what keeps it on the road. With so many tires from which to choose, it’s hard to know which tires are best for your driving. If you’re like many, you may wonder if summer tires are better than all-season tires. Stop by Matt Burne Honda and speak to our certified techs and get some answers to your tire-related concerns.

Although both are good choices, summer tires will better match your driving needs during the hot summer months or the rainy season. They provide better traction, handling and overall gas…

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Why Buy an SUV? Know the Benefits

If you find yourself on the market for a used or new vehicle, take a look at owning an SUV. There are compelling reasons to purchase an SUV, and here at Matt Burne Honda, we are particularly fond of the Honda SUV lineup.

An SUV is a safe choice. The typical SUV comes complete with a solid array of important safety features. Another of the main reasons to select an SUV for your next vehicle is you have room not only for human passengers, but pets as well. If you are like many people, you need a vehicle that can…

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Stay Safe on the Way to School: Back-to-School Car Maintenance Tips

As back to school season approaches, car maintenance becomes more important than ever. During the school year, you have to ferry your kids to soccer practice, science fairs, and field trips. This means your vehicle needs to be reliable and safe. Here are a few ways to ensure your car is road-ready before school starts.

Preparation is one of the most important aspects of car maintenance. No matter how much time you devote to your vehicle, accidents can happen. Be prepared by keeping your vehicle well-stocked in the essentials, like washer fluid and everything you need to change a tire…

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