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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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Your Car and Your Credit Score

If you are buying a car, one of the most likely things to happen is that your credit is going to be affected. If you have bought a vehicle that you can afford and been improving your credit score by making payments on time, then you might be able to make certain adjustments.

There are two things that can have an influence on the type of financing you can get for your vehicle. Credit scores and vehicle prices can affect how much refinancing can help you when it comes to your vehicle. This is one of the benefits of having…

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Seeking The Best Vehicle For Your Needs

When you're in the market for a new car, the selections might appear to be overwhelming. A crossover is a vehicle that you want to consider for multiple reasons. It has the space that you need to haul cargo while also providing a comfortable ride for your passengers.

The seats in a crossover are elevated, making it easier to see the road in front of you and the area behind your vehicle while you're traveling in Scranton. You'll spend less on a crossover compared to an SUV because it's smaller in size, but you're still…

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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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Advantages Of Each Floor Mat

When you select floor mats for your vehicle, you're doing more than just getting something that will enhance the appearance of the interior. You're getting something that will protect the floorboard.

A carpet floor mat is a good option to consider if you want something that's a little more durable. However, it can get dirty faster than all-weather mats, especially if you live in a Scranton that sees a lot of rain and storms. You can usually customize carpet mats so that they feature the logo of your car or a design that you like.

All-weather mats…

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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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Should You Refinance Your Car Or Trade It In?

Our team of vehicle experts at Matt Burne Honda wants to be sure that you're informed of the benefits and negatives of refinancing versus trading in your existing car.

First, the biggest negative to refinancing your car is that you will pay more interest on it over time. This is because the term of the loan usually gets extended. The biggest benefit to this is that your monthly payment goes down so you can spend more of your hard earned money elsewhere. The biggest negative to trading your car in is if you still have not paid off that…
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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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