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How to Choose the Best Type of Floor Mats for Your Vehicle and Lifestyle

Do you have a vehicle that needs some new accessories? Some accessories, such as floor mats, wear out. Thankfully, you can purchase new ones. But you'll probably want to know the difference between the two kinds. At Frank Fletcher Honda Bentonville, we've put together the positives and negatives of both to help you can make the best decision for your vehicle and lifestyle.

The biggest benefit of rubber mats is that they are very durable. They're easy to clean, with just a spray of water with the hose doing the trick. You might find that you love…

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Does Your Car Need Suspension Maintenance?

If you feel as though your car is dipping or bouncing too much as you are driving around Bentonville, then there's a good chance you are suffering from a failing suspension system. This system serves two very important purposes in your car. The handling of your vehicle and minimizing vibrations and bumps are both directed through this area.

If you feel as though you are seeing more bouncing, or your car feels like it's leaning when you take even a slight corner, it's likely that your suspension is going. These kinds of symptoms are not something that…
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Warning Signs That It’s Time to Change Your Brake Fluid

Many drivers completely forget about changing their brake fluid because this maintenance task only needs to be done once every few years. Unfortunately, that can result in catastrophic breakdowns, expensive repairs, and dangerous accidents. Here are a few signs that your brake fluid is ready to be flushed and replaced.

You should be able to “feel” the brake fluid every time you press down on the brake pedal. If the pedal feels mushy or unresponsive, then it is time to have a mechanic inspect the entire braking system. Depending on the make and model of your...

 

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Signs Your Brake Pedal Needs Repaired

When you hit the brakes on your vehicle, you want your car to stop. The firm pressure under your foot when you hit the pedal reassures you the vehicle is stopping. But, did you know a soft brake pedal may be a sign that you need a repair? It is! A brake pedal should never feel soft or spongy. If it does, you need to take it to a dealer right away.

Reasons that your brake pedal may feel soft are complicated. But the most common reasons are air in the brake lines, a leak in the brake line, worn…

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Getting The Most Out Of Your Tires Requires Regular Rotations

Tires serve a very important function on your vehicle. And since that function takes quite a toll on them you will probably notice that they wear out kind of fast. Tires are not the cheapest things to have to replace, either. So getting as much of your money's worth out of them as possible is very important to most drivers.

The good news is that you can take steps to insure that you are in fact getting the most bang for your buck when it comes to your tires. The most important thing that you can do is to…
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Vent Caps and Coolant Temperature

The heating furnace that exits within your engine cylinders pumps out plenty of calories as it operates. The motor is dependent on the cooling system to control this heat and to keep operating temperatures within preset limits.

The main component that all else depends on is the engine coolant. This tough liquid must withstand both high and low temperatures while retaining the ability to keep the motor cool.

The temperatures of the engine can actually raise coolant temperatures past dangerous levels even with the intervention of the radiator. In order to maintain...

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How to Jump-Start Another Car

Keeping a set of jumper cables with your vehicle’s emergency kit is a practical way to round it out. They require little space and are inexpensive. Jump-starting a vehicle requires a basic understanding of the positive and negative currents of electricity. Beyond that, they are straightforward to use.

The two ends of the cable set each contain one negative and one positive cable. The red, or positive, cable is attached first to the positive terminal on the dead battery. It typically has a “plus” sign at the terminal. Once you connect, be careful not to let any other cable…

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The Sizing Code On Your Tires Is Easier To Read Than You Might Think

The sizing code on the sidewalls of your tires provides some critical pieces of information. That is, if you know how to read it. Which many people actually don't. But when it comes time to replace your tires, being able to read this code can be very beneficial.

To give an example of how this code breaks down, a tire size code that reads P215/55R17 translates to:
  • P - Passenger vehicle type of tire.
  • 215 - Tire width. This particular tire would be 215 millimeters wide.
  • 55 - Aspect ratio. The height of this tire would be 55% of its width…
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Simple Tips For Regular Tire Maintenance

Properly maintaining your tires is essential to safe driving and getting the most mileage out of each tire. The good news is it is not complicated to regularly maintain your tires. Here are some simple tips that will keep your tires rolling at maximum efficiency.

Although most tires are built for durability, they will not last long if you do not keep them properly inflated. You should check your tire pressure at a minimum of once per month. Most manufacturers will give you a recommendation as to how much air you should keep in each tire. Make sure that you…

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Reasons for Keeping Your Fuel Tank Full This Winter

Leaving the fuel tank near empty in the winter can be problematic as the temperatures dip below that freezing mark. The last thing you want is to be stranded without a running car all because you didn't remember to fill the tank with gas.

The more room inside the gas tank for air, the more condensation can form. That condensation will drip water into the tank, and when temperatures drop, could freeze solid in the fuel line. The car may have been running fine on your way to work, but eight hours later in freezing weather, ice formed in…
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