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Stay Safe With Quality Winter Tires

There's nothing like slipping and sliding that can increase your stress levels on a winter day. Be sure your vehicle has reliable winter tires so you and your passengers get to where you're going safely throughout this winter season.

Tire manufacturers have improved the rubber compounds used in modern tires, which are now able to deliver more traction on icy or snow-covered roads. Advanced developments in tread technologies have also helped improve winter tires. For example, non-winter tires can become stiff and less reliable in extreme temperatures while studless...
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Learn How the IIHS Determines LATCH Ratings

Ontario Honda wants to inform you about how the IIHS evaluates vehicles’ LATCH systems. LATCH deals with child seat attachment hardware, which is an extremely important component to your car if you have little ones.

LATCH, which stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, offers an easy way to install child restraints. To evaluate LATCH, the IIHS gives each seating position a certain ranking: Poor, marginal, acceptable or good. They check the accessibility of lower anchors, looking to see if they’re easy to access. Next, the attachment force to connect a child seat is tested....

 

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What is a Blind Spot Monitor and What Can It Do For You?

Automotive technology has come a long way over the years. Today's active safety features are designed to keep drivers secure on the road while making the driving experience as easy and fun as possible. One of the most invaluable safety features available today is the blind spot monitor. The safety experts at Ontario Honda want to make sure that you are as informed as possible about how to best use this innovative tool.

A blind spot monitor works by using embedded sensors to monitor the traffic around you....
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Windshield Wiper Blade Differences

When wipers do not function as needed, the blades often need replacing. However, drivers may not be aware that there are differences between summer and winter-type blades. Summer blades have a light-weight frame that flexes and pivots with ease. The rubber is also thinner.

On the other hand, winter blades are designed to be sturdier. The frame is solid and pivots on a single axis. The rubber layer is also thicker and more durable. The rubber is additionally commonly combined with silicone or Teflon to ensure the material remains flexible regardless of environmental temperatures.
 
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Why the Pickup Truck is More Popular than Ever

There is no denying that a pickup truck can serve a multitude of purposes. As the popularity of pickup trucks continues to rise, more and more families are discovering the immense value of owning this type of vehicle. The expert associates at Ontario Honda are eager to show you how owning a pickup truck can change your life for the better.

Not only do pickup trucks provide abundant seating configurations, but they are also the best vehicle on the market for cargo hauling. These features combine to make the pickup truck a great choice for growing families looking for capability…
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Going the Distance with an SUV

In previous years, SUVs had an awful reputation because of their pitiful gas mileage. Today, SUVs have improved tremendously on gas mileage. Many SUVs today get anywhere from 25 mpg or more, which makes these vehicles ideal for traveling.

If you need a full-size vehicle with great gas mileage, there are a variety of SUVs you can choose from, such as an Expedition or Range Rover. Great gas mileage means saving money at the pump and keeping a lot of your hard-earned money.

 

 

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How does a Voltmeter Work?

When your battery is near the end of life, it might warn you by delaying the start of your vehicle. Or, the lights may dim upon starting. A handy device to have around the house is a voltmeter. Within minutes you can test your battery to find out if it's near the end or if something else might be weak in your vehicle.

Essentially, a voltmeter will measure the potential difference in the electrical circuit between two points. Connecting the positive ends of the voltmeter and your battery, then the negative ends, the voltmeter will report back the differences…
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The Right Way to Change a Flat Tire on Your Vehicle

Follow this simple and effective guide so you can change a flat tire quickly and safely.
1. Be sure the vehicle is moved to a safe location off the road, ride the tire rim if needed for a few feet.
2. Use the tire lug wrench to loosen all the lugs a turn so they are no longer snug.
3. Place the jack safely under the vehicle and lift until the tire is off the road.
4. Once clear of the road, remove all the lug nuts and place aside.
5. Pull the flat tire off the wheel well safely…
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How to Choose a Car Seat for a Child

Regardless of the age of your child, making sure that they're properly strapped into your car can keep them safe in case of an accident. Ontario Honda will be happy to explain any of your different options for car seats, and we'll make sure whatever you select fits properly into your vehicle.

As a child grows, they will move from a rear-facing car seat to one that faces forward. Eventually, a child will be large enough to sit in a booster seat and then will be able to use regular seat belts. The seat should reflect both the…

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Choosing Your Teen's First Car Based on Safety

There was no way to avoid it: your child is now ready to get behind the wheel and start driving. Before allowing them to choose any car, consider these safety tips so you can have peace of mind as well.

There is no reason for your teen to be driving a vehicle with a ton of horsepower. This is the time they are still learning to navigate, and they need more experience before being able to blaze down the highway. In an effort to keep them safe on the highway, opt for a vehicle that is heavier and bigger too…

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