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Extreme Temperatures Start a Domino Effect at the Expense of Your Battery

Winter is not only tough on your chapped hands, dry lips and challenged immune systems, it’s also hard on your car. Everything in your vehicle tends to struggle a little more when it gets really cold outside, and this domino affect can lead you to be stranded with a dead battery on your hands.

How does this happen? When you’re driving around McDonough and the mercury drops to well below freezing, your motor oil may get thicker. 

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What Do Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Mean?

When you hear the word viscosity used to refer to types of motor oil, it’s important to remember that viscosity just means the thickness of a fluid. Motor oil is an important aspect of keeping your engine running smoothly. Oil that’s too thin doesn’t lubricate the parts well enough. When it’s too thick, it overworks the engine.

The numbers located on a multi-grade bottle of oil tell you what the cold and hot weather viscosity of the oil is. If it’s a 5W30 weight, for instance, that indicates that the viscosity cannot go above 5…

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What Does an Alternator Do for Your Vehicle?

The initial jump to get your car charged and running occurs through the battery when you first turn over the ignition. The power is transferred to the alternator once the car’s running. The alternator connects to the engine with a rubber belt.

Alternators last for many years without needing to be serviced. Their life expectancy is often at least eight years. When they do begin to go, however, you will notice some symptoms. 

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Schedule Honda Service Online at Sons Honda

If you’re busy like most people throughout McDonough, then you probably could use any extra help you can in getting things done. When it comes to scheduling personal appointments, sometimes it can take longer than necessary just to get the task completed. With a little help from Sons Honda, your next vehicle service appointment doesn’t have to be that way.

Our online service scheduler is available whenever you need to make an appointment, and you’re free to choose any available time that meets with your busy schedule. There’s no waiting on hold or waiting for someone…

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Convenience has Spread to Servicing with Online Scheduling

Online service scheduling is just one of the new dealership features our team at Sons Honda is proud to announce. Now, you're able to go online and, not only can you browse our huge selection of vehicles, but, you can take care of the one you already have. From repairs to oil changes and routine maintenance, you'll be able to get things taken care of quickly and easily.

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Why is Horsepower Important?

We often get questions about the importance of horsepower from customers that come to our McDonough, GA Honda showroom. James Watt coined the term horsepower. James was a celebrated engineer for his work in improving steam engines and inventing 60-watt light bulbs in early 1800’s. Horses were the chief source of energy those days, and serve as the primary inspiration of the term horsepower.

James Watt thought of using the horses to measure the capabilities of any other machine, specifically the steam engine. 

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Here's When It's Time To Invest In New Tires

Imagine a scenario where your vehicle didn’t have tires. Your rims would damage the road, maybe even spark flames, and cause you to wreck. Tires are an important part of vehicles, even more so, the tread on such tires.

If you don’t have sufficient tread on your tires above 4/32 inches, the likelihood of getting into a serious wreck is much higher than if you had better tires. It also makes the distance need to stop completely at any speed significantly longer than as if new tires were present.

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Service those Important Fluids

There may be many of people, that probably put a lot of wear and tear on your car throughout the year while on their explorations. Everything from the daily drive to and from work to taking a long vacation and everything in between can put a lot of stress on your car, and that is why it is so important to stay up on on regularly scheduled service of the fluids that are vital to your car.

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