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Choosing the Best Winter Tires

Choosing the right winter tires is about more than getting the right size at a good price. It also involves getting the best winter tire for your vehicle based on the type of winter conditions in which you drive most. Let our professionals at Honda City Chicago help you become an informed driver armed with the knowledge of winter tires.

What many don’t realize is that light trucks and SUVs use a different size/type of tire than cars. You can also choose from stud-less ice and snow tires, studded winter/snow tires or performance winter snow tires. Stud-less…
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Understand Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors

We appreciate every piece of tech that comprises today's autos at Honda City Chicago, and we love sharing car-technology info with our customers. Today, we want to tell you about electrochromic mirrors.

That high-tech term we just used is another name for auto-dimming rearview mirrors, and those mirrors can help you drive safer and more comfortably. Have you experienced glare in your rearview mirror at night? These mirrors reduce glare without any action from you. 

 

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How to Improve Fuel Efficiency

While you can peruse our new inventory to experience that legendary Honda gas mileage for yourself, did you know that you can improve your fuel efficiency as soon as today? Your driving habits can make a huge impact on the way your car utilizes its fuel, and just a few adjustments can squeeze quite a bit of extra mileage out of every tank of gas.

 

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Strange Car Noises

Strange car noises can put a major damper on your morning drive, but there's no reason to despair. Car noises can result from tons of different causes, from dead batteries to low motor oil. Whether you hear grinding sounds when starting car or squealing sounds when you hit the brakes, Honda City Chicago can help diagnose and resolve those pesky car sounds.

 

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Handling an Icy Road Skid with Ease and Confidence

It is that time of year when you need to be especially aware of the winter driving conditions. One of the scariest driving experiences is getting caught up in a slide while traversing icy roads.

The first thing to do if you encounter a skid is to keep calm with a clear head. Focus on an object in the distance to guide you. If the vehicle is in a front-wheel skid, ease off of the accelerator and brake gently. If you are in a rear-wheel skid, turn to the right slightly and ease off of the accelerator slowly.
 
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The Importance of Paying Attention to Routine Muffler and Exhaust Service

When you make the big decision to invest in a new vehicle, there are a number of routine maintenance items that need to be addressed periodically. Inevitably, there will also be things on your vehicle that need to be repaired. Your muffler and exhaust system is an important part of your vehicle, and it something that will sometimes require repairs. Luckily, there are some common issues that you'll notice when a problem creeps up in this area of your vehicle. This can include:
  • Loud rumbling sounds coming from your engine or underneath your vehicle
  • A steady drip of condensation…
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When You Take Care of Your Tires, They Can Take Care of You

Since tires are responsible for maintaining grip with the road while you drive, it's critical that you check them periodically. Fortunately, inspecting them is a fairly quick process. If you need guidance, you can always find help at Honda City Chicago.

A tire gauge can tell you what your pressure is. You can find the optimal pressure by looking in your owner's manual or at the sticker affixed to your vehicle, which is usually on the door post behind the driver's seat. A trip to the air pump at the gas station should do the trick if…
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How to Jumpstart a Car

If there's one thing that you need in your car essentials kit, it's a set of jumper cables. This small set of cables and clips can pull your car out of trouble if you find yourself with a dead battery. But if you don't know how to jumpstart a car, you might not know just how important this portable tool can be. In this guide, we'll teach you the steps of jumpstarting a car in simple terms. Let's get started!

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How Often Should I Wax My Car?

There's nothing like a freshly waxed car, but the process can take a little time and effort to get just right. So how often should I wax my car to maximize my results while minimizing my work? The answer depends on a lot of different factors. Overall, we think you'll be happy with a full car wax every six months. Let's go over the basics, so you can decide what's right for you and your vehicle!
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Motor Oil Viscosity Explained

When you're looking for the right motor oil for your vehicle, you may be presented with a wide range of options. You may notice different numbers on every bottle. These numbers represent the oil's viscosity. It's important to understand what the viscosity is and how it affects your vehicle.

Viscosity refers to the oil's ability to resist flow. Oils with a lower viscosity are thinner and flow easily. However, higher viscosity ratings mean that the oil is thick and will take some work to flow around your engine. Most oils have two viscosity ratings. The first…

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