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The Importance of Muffler Maintenance

While you may think something like the engine or the tires on your vehicle are most important, the muffler is actually one of the more important parts of your vehicle. Without this as part of your exhaust system, your vehicle would be extremely loud and it would be extremely inefficient. In addition to your muffler and exhaust taking care of the noise levels that your vehicle is producing, your muffler will also contribute to the backpressure that is provided to the engine. 

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Avoid Getting Stranded With Battery Service

Your battery is going to keep your car running well, but only if you take good care of it. Every electronic component of your car depends on the proper functioning of your car battery, yet many people neglect getting the right maintenance done.

If you've had recent trouble starting your car or your battery dies easily, it's time to bring your car to Island Honda to get your battery tested. We can see how powerful your battery is and determine if your battery needs to be replaced or there is a problem with the battery terminals or cable…

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Learn About the Types of Belts Inside Your Vehicle

While a lot of modern engine components are electronics, with computer chips and circuits telling the car what to do, a surprising amount of your vehicle's function is still dependent on belts. Belts help deliver power from one engine component to another or help drive mechanical parts of the vehicle. At Island Honda, we are able to service both types of belts you will see in cars: timing belts and accessory drive belts.

Timing belts help keep the different parts of the motor and drive shaft in sync, ensuring an efficient and smooth running engine. 

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What is Horsepower?

The term horsepower was created by James Watt, who invented a new kind of steam motor in the eighteenth century. He used the term as a means to measure the power of his engine to that of the horses that worked in coal mines. He wanted to sell his engines to a customer base who were used to using real horses to perform their daily work.

Today, the term horsepower remains a unit of measurement to describe the power and capacity of an engine.

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Why 3,000 Miles Is No Longer the Time for Oil Changes

Over the past nearly twenty years, the automobile industry has gone through some pretty revolutionizing changes and key among them is the engine and oil design. Vehicles today are built smarter and use the oil far more efficiently than they ever have in the past.

For most of us, vehicle owners out there the 3,000-mile oil change rule has been the thing to go by, but that is no longer the case. Many manufacturers are recommending oil changes every 7,500 miles or more depending on your driving habits.

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Utilize Our Online Service Scheduler

Do you dread making phone calls to set up appointments? Some of us just hate picking up the phone. You can always utilize our online service scheduler. We've designed the scheduler so you can pick out your specific time window. Our service team realizes you need your regular maintenance during your window. Your time is valuable.

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Plan Ahead for a Smooth Holiday Trip

You should always travel with an emergency roadside kit, and it should be well-stocked. If you use anything out of it be sure to restock it. You should also have the tools to change a flat tire as well. Come see us here at Island Honda to get your vehicle tuned up and ready to go especailly before you make a long trip. You never want to end up stranded when you are far from home.

Be sure to leave yourself plenty of time to reach your destination as well so that you are not driving rushed. Be prepared for…

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Choose the Right Replacement Parts for Your Honda

When an issue with your car occurs, it may be necessary to replace parts. Many people choose to take the Do-it-Yourself approach in an attempt to save money. This creates the need to locate a provider for replacement parts or components. The Island Honda service team recommends that you seek out authentic parts from the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for the correct fit and performance.

Many online providers sell after-market products for a cheaper price than the genuine parts you’d find at your local dealership. However, this may pose a few risks for your repair. 

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Rotate your tires regularly for a safe and smooth ride

Tire rotation is always a great idea for vehicle owners who emphasize the joys and conveniences of safety. Durable tires are essential for people who want to be responsible drivers. You don't have to tackle tire rotation by yourself, though. That's because you can always depend on the painstaking mechanics who work here at Island Honda. Our technicians are tire rotation experts through and through.

Frequent tire rotation sessions can provide you with stronger gasoline mileage. They can pr

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