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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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Are You Aware of Move Over Laws?

It has happened to all of us. We’re driving down the highway, and suddenly we get stuck behind a line of cars crawling past an accident. Now we are going to be late because other drivers are distracted by all of the damage. But what if those motorists are actually obeying the law?

In the U.S. every state, including New York, has Move Over Laws. Laws designed to protect emergency personnel on the side of the highway. These move over laws require motorists to change lanes whenever they see the flashing lights of emergency responders. This keeps driver…

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Keeping a Full Tank of Gas During the Winter Season

The one thing that many drivers fail to do during the winter time when it comes to their vehicles is filled the gas tank up with gas before it is to sit out in freezing temperatures overnight. This is one of the most common mistakes we make as drivers, and if we aren’t lucky, our fuel tanks can freeze, causing our vehicles to fail to start.

A simple stop to the neighborhood gas station before heading home is a habit that we should adopt as the difference between starting up and getting going in the morning for work to…

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Bring Your Vehicle to Ontario Honda When Dashboard Warning Lights Illuminate

Dashboard lights can alert you to all sorts of things like when you are low on fuel and if your vehicle is overheating. Today's cars have an array of dashboard lights and it's important to understand what they all mean.

One of the most common dashboard lights in modern cars is one signaling low tire pressure. These can come on often, especially in cold weather, so it's important to check your tires regularly.

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Which Material to Use for Greater Traction During Winter Months

Becoming trapped in snow and ice when driving or when attempting to extract oneself from a driveway can be a frustrating experience we here at Ontario Honda wish to resolve for our valued customers. Most drivers in create their own winter emergency kit to make sure they are prepared for problems such as a loss of traction due to compacted ice and snow.

Salt and sand are the traditional materials used for melting snow and ice, but a new trend has taken over with the use of non-clumping kitty litter now the material we choose. Salt is still the best…

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Greet the Winter with Wiper Blades Made for the Season

Winter wiper blades may not be at the top of your list, but they should be. Winter conditions beat down on windshields like no other season of the year. There are freezing temperatures, ice, rain, snow, and sleet conditions to deal with during the winter. There’s also a lot of salt that ends up on windshields, depending on where you live.

If your usual pair of windshield wipers are cracked, frayed, or even in the best condition they may not be able to handle winter conditions. This is because manufacturers make winter windshield wiper blades to endure harsh winter…

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Tips for Traveling with Food During the Holiday

When traveling with food this holiday season you want to be sure to pack food items so that they do not spill. Nothing kills the holiday mood quicker than having to clean up a big mess of food in your car that you worked hard on for preparing for your friends or family.

All of us here at Ontario Honda want you to have a fun and stress-free holiday this season, so we compiled some tips. Make sure you pack your food in insulated containers and use tight-fitting lids to help prevent any spills from happening.

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Make Sure to Get Your Fluids Serviced

When it comes to your vehicle, there are certain things that are extremely important to keep up regular maintenance with if you want to get longevity and an ideal performance from your vehicle. One of those things is to have your fluids checked and changed regularly as recommended by your owner's manual. Here are five key fluids to worry about in your car:

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