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Keeping Your Car Clean Can Save You Money

Regular maintenance of your car both inside and out will keep its resale value high. Whether you wash your car at home or take advantage of a local car wash, it's important to maintain a regular schedule when keeping it clean so you catch small issues before they become major problems.

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Android Auto Overview

Have you been using Android Auto yet? This app was developed in 2014 by Google as an answer for several safety issues and entertainment needs of drivers. While vehicles used to only have one radio and possibly a tape or CD player, infotainment systems and smartphones have replaced all of the audio in some vehicles. 

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How to Clean Up After Your Pets in the Car

You love your little furballs, but they can leave a mess behind in your vehicle. Pet hair can be difficult to get off of many types of upholstery. Vacuums barely lift any of the mess, but the fur seems to cling to your passengers' clothing when they get out of your car. So how do you get rid of that pesky pet hair? Here are a couple of tricks.

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Off-Roading Tips for Beginners

SUV and truck owners often spend some of their free time going off-roading to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. While these are the types of vehicles that are perfect for this hobby, there are a few things drivers should know first. That is why we here at Lute Riley Honda of Richardson want to be sure to give you the basics for off-roading.

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Handling Problems: Oversteer and Understeer

Effective handling is crucial for any car, no matter what make and model. Handling well helps drivers avoid obstacles. If a vehicle isn't properly responsive to the driver's steering, that can cause lots of issues and even lead to accidents.

Oversteer is a term meaning a car that turns too sharply. This raises the risk of a car going into a spin.

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What is a Blind Spot Monitor?

Was your car made before 2015? If so, you may not have a rearview camera on your vehicle still. However, in 2015, these became standard, and it's only a matter of time before other driver assistance sensors such as blind spot monitoring are also required. Blind spot monitoring helps drivers see areas where they weren't able to before without craning their neck.

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Prevent Car Theft with These Tips

Imagine walking out to the parking garage or even your driveway only to find that your car is no longer where you left it. You might scratch your head and think that you forgot where you parked it. But after looking for several minutes or a couple of hours, you realize that it's stolen. That's a stomach-turning scenario, but there are precautions that you can take to ensure that this doesn't happen to you.

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Infotainment System: Music, Navigation and More

An infotainment system in a passenger car may include GPS navigation, radio channels and digital applications for smartphones. Lute Riley Honda will happily talk about the common features of such a piece of hardware that's installed in the front row of a car.

When you shop for an automobile in Richardson, TX, you should look for advanced entertainment and guidance features in an infotainment system. 

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An Unknown Part of Your Car That's Important to Know

Most drivers are aware of what the engine and transmission are, but there are some parts of the car that they aren't aware of that need maintenance. One such part is the differential. Every once in a while, the liquid inside the differential needs to be changed to prevent damage to the vehicle.

The differential is a gearbox that helps transfer power to the axle responsible for turning your vehicle's wheels.

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How to Test Your Car's Battery

If an engine is the most necessary component of a car that makes it able to run, the battery should be a close second. Even though a battery is easier to replace, a car cannot start without it. Before you replace your battery, you need to test it.

Wear rubber gloves and goggles to protect yourself from acid. 

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**Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

For 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, 115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.