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All About Synthetic Oil

Did you know that synthetic oil has fewer impurities than regular oil?

Synthetic oil is also more durable. It has fewer emissions. There's also lower friction when the car is running on synthetic oil. It protects the engine from wear and deterioration.

In general, the quality of synthetic oil is more uniform and the intervals between oil changes are much longer.

Both synthetic and conventional oils need to be changed at least once a year, or at every 10,000-15,000 miles, whichever one comes sooner.


 

 

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Be a School Carpool Hero with These Easy Tips

There's no doubt that a school carpool is a great idea. After all, a school carpool can potentially give you one or more mornings off every week from the rush of the morning commute in Chicago. To ensure you can offer the most to your carpool, then, we at Honda City Chicago offer these smart tips for success.

To make communication easier between yourself and the other parents involved in your carpool, it's a good idea to organize a text or email chat group. This group will ensure everyone stays up-to-date about last-minute changes that could affect the…
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Tailgating - 5 Important Things You Need to Know

Tailgating is an important part of summer and fall, especially if you’re a sports lover. We want you to know how to utilize your pickup truck, so you’ll have the best possible tailgating experience. Tailgating is about more than just driving to watch a game. It’s actually become a way of love. Stop at Honda City Chicago to check out the many tailgating supplies we have on hand and get some tips on ways to have a memorable tailgating experience.
  •  Arrive at your destination a few hours before game time to have time to set up, eat…
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Towing and Payload - What's the Difference?

When you start to shop for a new truck, you'll be flooded with so much information. At Honda City Chicago, we do our best to keep the process straightforward, but there's no doubt that there can be a lot to consider. Two things which you'll want to make note of are towing and payload capacities.

A truck's towing capacity tells you how much the truck can pull behind it. This capacity includes the weight of the trailer; if you're close to the limit, make sure you remember this.
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Tire Care: Treads & Pressure

Whether you commute locally or drive long trips far from Chicago, you deserve to be a well-informed driver. At Honda City Chicago, we provide helpful tips that will raise your car knowledge. Today, let's talk about your tires.

Your tires' inflation level affects your handling, your safety and your budget. Under-inflated tires handle sloppily. Over-inflated tire cause stability problems. Also, tires with too much air in them can burst as temperatures increase. Both inflation situations cause premature tread wear. Routinely check your tires with an air-pressure gauge.
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Road Trips on a Budget

Road trips provide the opportunity to enjoy a memorable vacation. You are able to stop when and where you want, and take in the sights along the way. There are a variety of ways that a road trip can be an inexpensive means of travel. However, before venturing out onto the open road, stop in Honda City Chicago and have the vehicle serviced.

Plan the trip ahead by mapping the route you plan to take. Calculate the number of miles you plan to go each day and the total number of days for the adventure. Determine the amount of gas…
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Tips to Help You Drive Safely in the Rain

Here at Honda City Chicago, we like to offer our customers useful tips that help them stay safe when they're behind the wheel. Driving in the rain can be dangerous, and wet pavement contributes to over one million auto accidents each year. Next time you're driving in the rain, follow these tips to optimize safety.

To avoid hydroplaning, slow down when it starts to rain. When a vehicle hydroplanes, its tires lose grip of the pavement. You don't have to drive fast to hydroplane. In fact, a vehicle can hydroplane at as slow as 35 mph. If…
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Why It is Important that You Wash Your Vehicle

The team at Honda City Chicago would like to see you make the most of your vehicle and help that vehicle last well. Washing the vehicle can help to care for it and keep it looking like new.

When you wash your vehicle, you help that vehicle to show up better on the road and you make it easier for you to see out of the vehicle when you are driving. Safety can become a concern when you let dirt and grime build up on your vehicle, camouflaging the vehicle in a way and making it difficult to see out…
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Discover How to Protect Your Car from Salt Corrosion

The crew at Honda City Chicago like to take opportunities to help car buyers to protect their investment with helpful advice. Today, we talk about tips to protecting your car from salt corrosion.

The salt from the road is supposed to be melting snow and ice, but when it comes in contact with your vehicle, it does far more. That salt has the ability to damage the protective finish on your car, promote rust, and even cause mechanical failures near the undercarriage. Bringing your vehicle to the car once one a week significantly reduces the chances of any of these…
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The Simple Trick to Make a Winter Survival Kit for Your Vehicle

One thing about driving during the winter, you never know when your vehicle could be disabled. The team at Honda City Chicago wanted to pass along some tips on how to pack a winter survival kit for your vehicle to keep you as safe as possible.

Be sure to bring a set of jumper cables and a gas can in your vehicle. This will allow any motorist to offer assistance rather than you waiting for the right driver to come to the rescue.

Pack plenty of non-perishables in your kit in the even you and your passengers are stranded for…
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