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How to Avoid Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning is a very dangerous situation to get yourself into. This isn't a situation that is always completely avoidable. There are some steps that we here at San Leandro Honda recommend to stay safe while on the road in some rainy and wet conditions.

Make sure that your vehicle has good quality tires that are rotated frequently. Make sure that your tires have a good amount of tread left on them. Otherwise, it is a good time to invest in a new set that are designed for hydroplaning prevention.

If you notice there is water on the road and…
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Essentials for Tailgating Parties

While a pickup truck is a workhorse capable of hauling loads and completing tough jobs with ease, they have an equally fun side that is especially evident during football season. Outfit your truck for tailgating parties and enjoy your down time at the game.

Store tailgating essentials like disposable plates and silverware in your truck to keep packing to a minimum on the day of the game. Arrive early so you have time to set up, cook your food, eat and clean up before the game starts. Prepare your meat dishes the night before, marinating kebabs or forming hamburger patties…

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Don't Make These Costly Mistakes When Towing

The crew here at San Leandro Honda are hoping you don't make any of these costly mistakes when towing.

Don't assume because you connected the wire harness that all the trailer lights are going to be working. Get someone to stand behind your trailer and note if the parking lights, turn signal lights, and brake lights, are all in working order.

Don't cut corners and assume the trailer tires are all secure, grab the lug wrench and tighten each lug so they don't come loose on the road when you're towing.

Even after adjusting the…
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Why Buy A Hatchback?

If you are shopping for a new vehicle there are a lot of different features that you can think about including in your vehicle. One feature that many makes and models include is a hatchback. This is the back, 'trunk' door of the vehicle. Instead of just a small trunk opening, the hatchback door is much larger. You can fit a lot more items in the vehicle for the most part. Not to mention that items tend to be more accessible.

Hatchbacks actually contribute to fuel efficiency. The design of a hatchback will change the aerodynamics of a vehicle. This…
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Add Car Maintenance to Your School Prep List

Buying school supplies, getting kids off to college, and buying first-day-of-school outfits can be time consuming. However, it’s important not to forget about your car during these busy school preparation days. After all, you’ll probably be doing more driving once school gets up and running to get your kids not only to their classes but to all their activities and social engagements as well.

Our professionals at San Leandro Honda are ready and waiting to help you check out your car to make sure it’s ready for this year’s school challenges. Our trained technicians can perform…

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Simple Guide on How to Test Your Car's Battery

Testing your car battery now will ensure you don't wind up with a dead battery on the side of the road needing a jump from another driver.
  1. Before testing the batter, be sure to wear safety glasses and work gloves.
  2. The car engine must be off when working around the battery.
  3. Take the red cable from the voltmeter, place it on the positive terminal on your car's battery.
  4. Place the black voltmeter cable to the negative battery terminal.
  5. Turn on the voltmeter and observe the reading.
Any reading above 12.4+ is an indication the car battery is…
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Is Rear-Wheel or Front-Wheel Drive Better? You Decide

"Wow, I love how that car handles," you say after driving a rear-wheel vehicle for the first time. But then you wonder if the higher price tag is worth it. There are several differences between rear-wheel and front-wheel drive, but one isn't necessarily better than the other. What you choose to drive depends on your needs and preferences. To help you make a better purchasing decision, we've put together some of the main differences between the rear and front-wheel drive.

It's true that rear-wheel vehicles handle better in dry conditions, but they're also more expensive to…

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Consider These Reasons to Getting a New Truck This Year

Your friends here at San Leandro Honda wanted to make certain you knew all about the benefits to owning a brand-new truck this year.

The truck can make short work of navigating the roads in inclement weather compared to a smaller car. Not only will the truck be heavier, it is higher off the ground and will not have any trouble getting through snow or areas where the roads are experiencing flooding. Bigger tires also help to make short work of driving in challenging conditions.

Your truck can also go places the car cannot. Tow a camper behind the truck…
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Why Buy A Crossover?

A crossover is a vehicle that fits well into many people's lifestyles which is why it has become so popular with our customers here at San Leandro Honda. We have seen new drivers buy this vehicle thanks to its affordability and technology. There are families than desire a crossover for a family vehicle and this is a great option thanks to optimal safety features and fuel efficiency. You can even use a crossover to tow your boat or trailer and use it for your weekend activities.

​Think of a vehicle that fits between a sedan and an SUV. Something…
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An SUV with High-Tech Features: Purchase or Lease the 2018 Honda CR-V at San Leandro Honda

What are the requirements you have for the new SUV that you would like to lease or buy? Is it a bold design or room for passengers and cargo? Maybe it is one that incorporates all of those aspects as well as a cabin with luxurious seating and touches. The 2018 Honda CR-V stands boldly with a striking Active Shutter Grille, and you can bring those kayaks or other larger items along with the available Roof Rails. For packing inside of the SUV, use the Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat for easy access to storage room...

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