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The Importance of Having a Roadside Emergency Kit in Your Vehicle

Our team at Ontario Honda wanted to help you to pack your roadside emergency kit the right way.

The tools that you should be packing in the kit include a utility knife, scissors, pliers, a socket set, hammer, wrench, screwdriver, and multi-tool. Keep a blanket in the emergency kit so passengers can stay warm if it is cold outside and the car cannot start.

A couple cans of tire fix-a-flat make it easier to get the flat tire up and moving so you can drive the vehicle to the side of the road. Keep a small first-aid in your trunk…

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Preventative Measures to Keep Your Brake Pedals in Top Form

Brakes are important. Anyone who has ever been in the driver's seat (or passenger's seat, for that matter) can tell you why. The hardware keeps you safe and deserves to be kept in working order as a result. Below are some tips for doing just that.

Lousy disc brake calipers are a much too common symptom of poor pedal care. The hardware is the piece that clamps down on the brake to slow the wheels, so you can see why it's such a crucial part of your vehicle's safety parameters. If your disc brake calipers feel…

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Find Your Next Honda Fit at Ontario Honda

 

Here at Ontario Honda, we're committed to providing our friends and neighbors from in and around Canandaigua, NY with the perfect new Honda models for their individual needs! Because we know that the Honda Fit is an especially versatile and also quite popular new Honda model, we'd like to dig a little deeper into what makes this hatchback such a great option when shopping for your next new car.

 

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Browse Our Selection of Pre-Owned Vehicles

 

Interested in a new Honda but don't want to pay full-price? Here at Ontario Honda, we have a huge selection of pre-owned Honda models from which to choose. What's more, when you buy used from us, you can expect the same great service as you'd get purchasing or leasing a brand new Honda with us! 

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Knowing How to Replace a Tire When It's Flat

A flat tire is something that can happen to anyone, and you need to be prepared to deal with a flat tire if you are suddenly in the situation where you need to do that. It is important for you to learn how to take a tire off your vehicle and replace it with a spare.

If you notice that a tire seems to be flat on your vehicle, pull over. Get as far off the roadway as you can while keeping your vehicle on a solid and flat surface. Turn on your emergency flashers and get to work finding…

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How to Test Your Car's Battery

Want to test your battery at home? You can do so with a multimeter. These are handy devices you can pick up at any store with an automotive department or find online used for a much lower price. You only need one, and it helps you test your car's battery and electrical system. Most mechanics recommend checking your car battery twice a year, especially before winter and summer. These are extreme temperature months that will often test your car battery's capacity.

When your battery is fully charged, it should be able to display voltage at 9.6 volts…

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A Quick Guide to Jump-Starting Another Car

Jump-starting another vehicle can be simple, but care must always be taken in order to avoid damage. Turn both cars off and bring them together. Attach each section of the jumper cables to the appropriate ends on the battery. Make sure to test the batteries first in order to see where the charge is.

When all of the cables are appropriately set and the area is clear, start the engine of the good vehicle. Let the good car run for a minute or two, revving the engine slightly in place before turning the other vehicle on next. Do not try…

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Get to Know the Truth About Motor Oil

Most owners want to keep their vehicles in top shape for as long as possible, and regular oil changes are an important part of doing so. We here at Ontario Honda want to make sure you have the right information to provide proper and cost-effective maintenance for your car, truck, or SUV. So we'd like to bust a motor oil myth that can end up costing you valuable money.

Our clients often ask if they need to change their oil before a long road trip. There's no reason to do so unless you're planning to drive enough…

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The Importance of a Timing Belt

Have you ever gone through a list of auto parts that are necessary for the car to run? If so, you have probably seen something called a "timing belt". In simple terms, a timing belt is what keeps your vehicle's camshaft and crankshaft actions in sync with one another. Meaning, it will enable your engine to continue doing its job.

You should be aware that any timing-belt-related malfunctions could be the worst-case scenario for your vehicle. Not only will they completely prevent the engine from running, but the repair costs will range in thousands of dollars.

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Is Your Alignment Causing Problems?

Have you ever noticed that your vehicle always seems to drift in one particular direction when you apply the brakes? It happens to a lot of people, and it could mean that you need an alignment. What is an alignment and why is it important to make sure that your vehicle is in alignment? Read on.

Sometimes you drive over a pothole or curb. This can throw your wheels out of alignment. When your wheels are out of alignment, your tires will wear less evenly, and when your tires don't wear evenly, they can be a safety hazard that…

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