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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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Finding a Safe, Reliable Vehicle for Your Teenager

Few milestones are as important to a teenager as picking out their first car. The team at Honda City Chicago is standing by to help you and your teen navigate this important step, and we invite you to our showroom in Chicago to try out a variety of different vehicles to find one that’s a perfect fit.

Teenagers already have a collective reputation for being risk-takers, so choosing a lower horsepower vehicle is generally a smart idea. Going with a vehicle with electronic stability control is also important, and this is especially true for kids who regularly drive in…

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Should You Refinance or Trade in Your Car?

It is a common misconception that simply trading in your car will net you the most value when you are looking to upgrade your vehicle. Refinancing your car loan is a great alternative to trading it in because it gives you the flexibility you need to keep your car while lowering your monthly payments.

When you refinance your car, you will get lower monthly payments on your vehicle, although you may end up paying more in interest over the life of the loan. If the interest rate has gone down since you first took out your car loan, you may…
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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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Should You Go With Rubber Floor Mats or Carpet Floor Mats?

Have you ever thought about what kind of mats are sitting on the floorboards of your vehicle? It’s actually a pretty important choice, simply because it has a bearing on the maintenance and cleaning of your vehicle. First of all, there are actually two types of floor mats: rubber or carpet. Which one should you go with? There are advantages and disadvantages to each one. Consider the following:

Rubber Floor Mats

One of the best advantages regarding these rubber floor mats would be that they are easy to clean. Literally all you have to do is hose them and…
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