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Preventing Motion Sickness

If you know that you experience motion sickness, then try to desensitize yourself by taking short trips to get adjusted to being in the vehicle. While you're in a car, focus on some of the things that you normally wouldn't look at while traveling so that your mind can get adjusted to movement.

Figure out what makes you sick while traveling. It could be looking at the views right beside the road or reading a book. Try to become adjusted to these activities by introducing yourself slowly so that you can tolerate these activities on longer trips. 

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

How many times have you looked at your tires and thought they looked a little brown and dusty? Cleaning your car’s tires are a necessary part of your maintenance. You don’t want your wheels to crack out and get dry. That’s why you should always clean them with tire cleaner and tire gel. These are two ingredients that will protect your wheels and make them shine.

You want to pick a professional grade cleaner that won’t damage or dry out your tires. You can find cleaners that work for coated and anodized tires as well. In…

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What Do the IIHS and NTSHA Safety Ratings Really Mean?

The government set up the NTSHA to see how well vehicles perform in common crash scenarios. The insurance companies set up a non-profit to do much the same. It's known as the IIHS. Both organizations offer ratings so you can judge how safe a vehicle is.

The NTSHA uses five stars to demonstrate a vehicle's ability to withstand a crash. Five stars is the best rating. The organization tests each vehicle for its crashworthiness by subjecting it to three crash scenarios.  

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Protect the Engine of Your Vehicle

One thing that you have to think about when it comes to your vehicle is the different types of damages that you can get. Among the damages you can get is rodent damage. Therefore, you are going to have to make sure that you are taking precautions to prevent rodents from damaging your vehicle.

One of the factors that can attract rodents to your vehicle is any type of food. If there is food in the area, this is likely to attract mice and rats. Therefore, you have to make sure that you have kept everything away from the area…

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What Can be Repaired if You Get a Chip in Your Windshield?

While there are cases when the windshield can be repaired, there are also times when you are going to have to replace the windshield with a new one. After all, not all damages to the windshield could be adequately fixed. Therefore, you have to check before trying to repair the windshield.

The types of damages to the windshield that can be fixed are small chips. When the windshield repair technology is applied to the windshield, the air in the small chip is forced out and the bond has been made.  

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Dog-Friendly Vehicle Considerations

Families often purchase new vehicles based on the needs of the number of people they need to accommodate. However, they might not take their four-legged friends into consideration. There are a number of characteristics to think about if planning on traveling with a pet.

Fur, carsickness and dirty paws may influence potential owners to find vehicles having washable floor mats and seat covers. Small dogs feel comfy curling up in bucket seats. However, larger species require the size provided by traditional bench seats.  

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How to Fix the Oversteering and Understeering Issue

One of the best things about driving is that almost every problem is going to have a solution. When it comes to issues such as oversteering and understeering, you are going to have to consult sources of information such as Patterson Honda in order to get solutions that you can use for these occurrences.

When it comes to understeering, you can solve this problem by applying more suspension and increasing the front wing. With this approach, you not only solve the issue with understeering but also prevent anymore occurrences of understeering.  

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Tire Treads

While it is inevitable that you are going to have to change out your old tires for new tires, we at Patterson Honda have some pieces of advice for you to follow that will help you get the most out of your tires. They can reduce the amount of trips you take to change out your tire.

One thing you have probably heard is that tires are going to wear out at different rates. One of the factors is how well the tires are inflated. If the tires are not well inflated, then they are going wear out more quickly…

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The Purpose of Your Vehicle's Timing Belt

Our team at Patterson Honda works hard to keep our consumers informed about the components of their vehicles. A timing belt is an important piece of equipment that helps your camshaft and crankshaft turn correctly. It is important to keep your timing belt maintained because if it snaps, your vehicle will suddenly shut down, which can be dangerous if you are in traffic.

With most vehicles, a timing belt will need to be changed every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. However, it is best to reference your owner's manual to see what the manufacturer suggests.  

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To Cover or Not To Cover - That is the Question

When you're driving your truck around, you'll want to have peace of mind knowing that everything is okay in the back. Having a tonneau cover could be what you need if you prefer a little more security.

A tonneau truck bed cover can hide any valuable items you're carrying and can keep water and debris onto of your bed. There are few different types to choose from, and whether a cover locks is a big consideration you'll have to factor in. While they do have a lot of positive features, make sure you're okay with…

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