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Sharing is Golden: Learn to Share the Road With Bicyclists

Driving has always been a bit complicated. You have to pay attention to other drivers, pedestrians, and now the growing number of bicyclists in San Leandro. The following are a few tips to help you get used to bicyclists.

Good Technology

Dealerships like San Leandro Honda have cars with state-of-the-art technology that helps make you a better driver. These tech specs give you a blind spot sensor system to help prevent you from hitting someone. Rear cameras give you better perspective when driving backwards.

Be Conscious

You are a large vehicle compared to bicyclists, so you have to be 

 

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How to Protect Your Vehicle from Salt Corrosion

Winter driving means many things to many people, but what is most common for everyone is trying to keep their vehicles from damage from salt corrosion. At San Leandro Honda, we want you to be an informed driver who knows how to take care of your vehicle and keep it looking like new for as long as possible. Stop at our store and allow us to offer you some maintenance tips.

As beneficial as it is to see salt on our snow and ice-covered winter roads, salt can damage our cars. Here are some helpful ideas.
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• Wash your car regularly…
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Refinancing vs. trading in your car

If you have problems paying on your vehicle, you may be wondering if you need to refinance. You also might be thinking of trading in your vehicle to get something more affordable. Most dealerships are happy to help you do this because it means you’ll likely be more satisfied with your vehicle experience and continue to re-invest in new cars. So what’s the best options for you?

If you have positive equity, then you’re in a great position to get a new car. This means that the car is worth more than you owe on it. You…
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Get Ready For An Adventure

If you're excited to test your skills and the capabilities of your vehicle, you can take the road less traveled and head off the road. There are a few things you can keep in mind to make sure you can handle the terrain.

First of all, you'll need a good set of tires. Many dealers, like San Leandro Honda, can get you outfitted with off-road tires. These tires are better equipped to grip the trail and make their way over uneven terrain. When you do put tires on, you may also have to list your vehicle in order…
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What Does the LATCH Evaluation Do For You?

Chances are when you're shopping for your next car, safety will be one of your utmost concerns for the new vehicle. Here at San Leandro Honda, we care about your family’s safety as well, and that is why we want to inform you about the IIHS's LATCH evaluation.

LATCH stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, and it is a system car manufacturers use to properly secure child seats. The IIHS saw that many manufacturers were installing LATCH systems without thinking about how easy the car seat was to install. In response to this, the IIHS…
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Glare Reduction Options

If you have ever had the misfortune of driving into the sun when it first comes up in the morning or as it sets in the evening, you know the hazards of a glaring windshield. The sun in your face is not only uncomfortable, but it also poses a driving hazard. However, there are a few tips you might try to reduce the problem.

The easiest way to protect your eyes involves investing in a good pair of polarizing sunglasses. The lenses are created in such a way as to protect against UV and UB rays in addition to reducing…
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Received a Recall Notice? Here’s What to Do Next.

An automotive recall occurs when a vehicle manufacturer or auto parts supplier discovers that a specific part is defective or unsafe in some way. Sometimes this occurs as a result of recurring problems with the particular part or vehicle brand, but sometimes the defect is discovered before the public is even aware of the issue.

If your vehicle is affected by a recall, the manufacturer will contact you by mail and will also report the recall on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website. 

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How Can You Tell if Your Timing Belt is Bad?

You have probably heard of a timing belt, but do you know what it does? At San Leandro Honda, we like to keep our consumers informed about the components of their vehicles. A timing belt is a vital part of your engine. If it is worn or snaps, it should be replaced immediately to keep the engine from becoming damaged.

A timing belt keeps the camshaft and crankshaft rotating in sync to ensure the cylinder fires at the right time. It also controls the valves and pistons in the engine so that they will open at the correct time.
 

 

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What is a Differential? Why is it Important?

There are many components that make your vehicle run properly, and we like to keep our consumers informed about their vehicles at San Leandro Honda. A differential is a piece of equipment that helps your wheels turn correctly.

A differential is housed between the drive wheels. If you have a vehicle with a four-wheel drive system, it probably has a front and rear differential. A differential and transmission work together to transfer power from the engine to the axle of the wheels. It also helps your vehicle turn. 
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What to do when you're in an accident

The snow started shortly before she left work. Susie drives carefully, but even before she gets to the first red light, a car pulls out in front of her. She hits her cars anti-lock braking system. Despite being cautious, the other car slams into her. As an experienced driver, Susan knows how to stay calm, get out of the vehicle if she can, and wait for help to arrive, if such help is needed.

Susan gets injured in the accident, and her car is severely damaged. What does she need to know in the aftermath of the accident? Susan took…
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