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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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How to Protect Your Car from Road Salt

When the winter months roll around, customers from Cicero to Oak Lawn ask us, "How do I protect my car during the brutal Chicago winters?" One of the biggest challenges is how to protect your car from road salt.

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Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

There are a number of different signs that the time has arrived to replace your tires. One such sign is what is known as a pit. A pit is a sidewall that bulges inward. When this occurs, it is a sign that you need to replace your tire in short speed.

Another sign tires need replacement is worn tread. If you take a penny, turn it so that Lincoln's head goes down in between the treads, you can test tire wear. If most of Lincoln's head shows above the tread, you need to replace your tires.

If you…

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Do I Need Winter Tires?

Winter Tires?
 

If you're concerned about winter driving safety, you might be shopping around for cold-weather upgrades before the worst of the snow and ice hits the Chicago area. "Do I need winter tires?" you might wonder. The answer depends. While many drivers are happy with the ease and convenience of all-season tires, once you get a set of winter snow tires, it's hard to look back! Find out why you might want to buy winter tires with Honda City.

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How to Take a Badge Off of Your Car

Customizing your car is a fun project. In order to get started, you may want to remove the vehicle's badge. To do that, you need to know how the badge is attached. If it is attached through the body, consider having it removed by your mechanic so that you do not damage the body panel. If it is attached with adhesive, you can remove it yourself.

Either apply heat with a hair dryer or pour hot but not boiling water over the badge. For stubborn adhesives, you can pour hot water then apply heat. Go all around the badge…

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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?

Mechanic In Workshop Changing Tire

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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