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Blind-Spot Detection Systems Help Prevent Crashes

For the last several years, all new vehicles have come equipped with a suite of electronic features that make it safer for you to drive. One of the most popular and useful features is the blind-spot detection system, which is frequently used in conjunction with lane-departure warnings. Both technologies have been deemed to make driving considerably safer.

Blind-spot monitoring systems work by seeing what your eyes can't while you are driving. Properly adjusted mirrors can remove blind spots, but not all. The system includes cameras or sonars on both sides of your vehicle that 

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Trucks Are Becoming the New 'Sedan' for Families

When most people think about a truck, the first thing that comes to mind is being able to haul heavy loads and having towing capability. But, did you know the truck is increasingly becoming the chosen vehicle for families all across America?

That's right, families are doing away with the typical full-sized sedan and trading up to a full-sized pickup truck! Because a truck has more than enough space for everyone with an extended cab, it can accommodate everyone comfortably. And a truck with four full-size doors is an added benefit for families...
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Weighing Your Options When It Comes to a Hatchback Design for Your New Vehicle

The used vehicle market is very vast. You have so many great selections to consider. The best part is, they are typically very affordable. A feature that you might not be able to afford new, can be considered when it is part of the used market. For example, the hatchback design on the rear of a vehicle is typically a very popular design. You can find it on many of the vehicles on our lot right now. If you're trying to decide which option you think would work best for your lifestyle, here are some great features of a…
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What is Motor Oil Viscosity?

If you've ever wondered what the letters and numbers on a bottle of motor oil mean, you're not alone. The ratings have very important implications for your engine. Understanding what these mean can help you to be a better informed car owner.

It may look like random letter and number combinations, but the label on your motor oil tells you important things about how the oil will behave in certain temperatures. Viscosity is a measurement of rate of flow. If your label reads "10w-30," the 10 indicates how slowly the oil flows when it is cold and the…

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Your Vehicle's Timing Belt: What is It?

We have a goal at McConnell Honda in Montgomery to keep our customers informed about how their vehicle functions to help it stay in the best possible condition. A vehicle's timing belt is important because it helps the crankshaft and camshaft turn properly. If it doesn't function properly, it can cause your engine to shut down when you are driving. You can read our summary to find out additional information about your vehicle's timing belt.

A timing belt typically needs to be changed every 60,000 to 100,000 miles, but it is advised to check your…

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How to Haggle the Best Price on Used Cars

Here at McConnell Honda, we wanted to pass along a few helpful tips for being in the best position to haggle on the price for a used car.

In order to make sure you get the best price on a used car, you must know the numbers before negotiating. Take a few minutes to search online for the market value on the car you are looking to purchase so you don't pay too much and you get the lowest possible deal.

The key to haggling on price for a used car is being ready to walk from any deal…
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Learn How to Debadge Your Car

When you want to update the look of your vehicle or customize it to your preferences, you may want to take off the badge installed at the factory. There are a few ways to go about doing this. First, find out how the badge is attached. The badges attached with an adhesive are the easiest to remove. You can find out how the badge is attached by referring to your owner's manual or doing an internet search.

To remove a badge attached with adhesive, either pour hot water over it or apply heat with a hair dryer. Do not…

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Packing the Essentials for a Tailgate Party

Tailgating in the summer is a great way to spend time with friends and family before a game in Montgomery. Having everything you need for a memorable event is important, and a little bit of planning can go a long way.

To ensure that your friends can find you in a crowded parking lot, attach a batch of helium balloons to your vehicle. For easy grilling, pay attention to the direction of the wind and set your grill up in a protected spot. Turn the grill perpendicular to the wind to minimize its effect. Bring extra charcoal on a windy…

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Knowledge Is Power When It Comes To Towing

Autumn has arrived, and you have your eye set on that new boat. To move it back and forth to the places where you want it requires putting your vehicle to work and towing it. Luckily, information about the do's and don'ts are available and not too difficult to learn.

Staying safe while using your vehicle to tow a boat or anything is possible if you follow the towing do's and don'ts. One of the do's is using a trailer hitch that is made for your vehicle. This will help eliminate problems that may arise…
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Got Chips? Touch Up Paint Can Help

If you love taking care of your vehicle, making sure it has the service car it needs, and driving in style, then dealing with a chip in your vehicle can be stressful. No owner wants to think about the possibility of dealing with chips in the paint of their vehicle, but for many owners, this becomes a real issue. Fortunately, you have options. Here's what you need to know.

Did you know you can purchase and apply touch up paint at home? This is a reasonable way to minimize the appearance of chips in your vehicle's paint. Clean…

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