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Car Wax Explained

At Thomas Team Honda, we want our customers to be able to maintain their cars for optimal performance and longevity. This is why we are providing information about car wax and some of its benefits when applied to a vehicle.

Wax is a hydrocarbon substance that remains solid at room temperature. You obviously cannot apply solid wax to your car as it will not stick. This is why car wax contains a mixture of wax, oil, and solvents to make it more malleable or spreadable like a paste. The source of the wax can vary. It can come from waxy…

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Understanding Wheel Alignment

Your vehicles alignment affects how well you can steer it in the proper direction. It also ensures that your vehicle is running at maximum efficiency because misalignment can cause uneven tire wear and lower gas mileage.

At Thomas Team Honda, the certified and experienced mechanics in our service department are trained to thoroughly examine all vehicles undergoing a wheel alignment so that their suspension systems are expertly tuned. This includes making sure that the camber, toe and caster of the suspension system are at their proper angles.

 

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The Functions of Automotive Gaskets

In order to provide a very secure seal between different portions of a vehicle, gaskets are used during the construction of a vehicle. How the gasket looks, and functions has a lot to do where the gasket is located. You'll find them anywhere from inside your engine to inside of your tires. Gaskets can be made from metal, rubber, plastic, cork and much more.

In order to keep fluids and air out of very important areas of your vehicle where they don't belong, you'll want to keep an eye on your vehicle. Make sure you don't…

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How to Replace a Flat Tire

You will have to change a tire at some point. That is why it is important for you to be prepared. You will need to keep a jack, spare tire and tire iron in your trunk. If you have a flat tire, then you will need to pull over and find a safe spot.

You will need to loosen the wheel lugs and jack up the car. You will then need to take off the flat tire and install the spare tire. Lower the car back and tighten the wheel lugs. Make sure that the wheel lugs are secure before…

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