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How to Haggle the Best Price

Many car buyers get stressed out at the idea of haggling for a vehicle. They either feel that they are going to upset the salesman by not offering enough money but also are afraid of getting talked into buying a car that is far too expensive for their budget. This is exactly why our team of salesman at Honda City Chicago wanted to give you a few tricks for how to effectively negotiate.

​First, you should know that if at any time you feel uncomfortable about the deal you are making, you are free to walk away. This is especially…
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How to Check Your Oil


How to Check Your Oil
Everyone knows that there are tons of benefits of an oil change, but do you know if you need one? If not, it's worth learning how to check your oil. This quick and easy test can let you know a lot about your vehicle's health in mere minutes. Virtually anyone can master checking oil, so let's get started learning how and when to check oil.

 

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Are Tire Rotations Necessary?

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Between oil changes and fluid flushes, it can be difficult to keep track of all of the recommended maintenance on your vehicle. While some drivers reap the benefits of consistent services, others start to wonder, "Are tire rotations necessary or can I skip a few appointments?" You might be surprised by just how beneficial rotating tires can be. In this guide, we'll tell you how often to rotate your tires and why you should stick with the recommended guidelines!

 

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What You Should Know About Brake Fluid

Brake fluid, which can also be called hydraulic fluid, is an integral part of your vehicle's braking system. It helps all of the components of your braking system run correctly. If your vehicle doesn't have brake fluid, you wouldn't be able to stop when your foot engages the brake pedal. Let's find out more about brake fluid below.

There are two main types of brake fluid, which are silicon-based and glycol-based. Glycol-based brake fluids are made for vehicles with Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS), and silicon-based brake fluids are typically used in automobiles without ABS.

 

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Honda Pilot Performance

2018 Honda Pilot

So much is said about the incredible Honda Pilot interior and features, but the Honda Pilot performance just might be our favorite aspect of this modern family SUV. From its standard V6 to its available variable torque all-wheel-drive, this powerhouse can take on any adventure with serious style. Let's take a closer look at the latest Honda Pilot specs, so you know what to expect when you visit Honda City Chicago for your test drive!

 

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Learning about Towing Versus Payload Capacity

Understanding the differences between the towing and payload capacity of a truck is important to making sure that you're not trying to carry or tow too heavy of a load. At Honda City Chicago, we can explain the differences between them and help you extend the lifetime of your truck.

The payload capacity of a truck rates how much weight it can carry in the cab and the bed. Passengers need to be included when you're calculating how much weight your truck is carrying. On the other hand, the towing capacity is the amount of weight that a…

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How to Remove Stickers from a Car

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If your sticker-covered vehicle could use a fresh start, then you might wonder how to properly peel away those old band logos and political slogans. Luckily, learning how to remove stickers from a car isn't hard. With the right tools and techniques, you can easily remove stickers from car paint and glass surfaces in an afternoon!

 

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Understanding Vehicle Crash Ratings

With two distinct automobile crash rating systems, it is easier than ever to examine and evaluate the safety of any new vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a federal government organization which uses a star system spread out over three unique tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a non-profit group funded by insurance companies. The IIHS gives a rating based on five separate crash tests.

The safety experts at Honda City Chicago understand that the process of evaluating vehicle safety ratings can often be overwhelming.

 

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Tips For Buying a Used Vehicle

If you are shopping for a used car, we here at Honda City Chicago have a few tips that will make the process easier for you. Whether you are a new driver or have years of experience under your belt, the negotiating and shopping process can be quite daunting. Let's take a look at some tips for buying a used vehicle.
  • Think about what you can practically afford. Don't finance more than what will be comfortable for you to pay each month.
  • Make sure to obtain the history of a vehicle that you are thinking of buying.
  • Check…
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