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Learn More About Car Alternators

Many people have the preconceived notion that the battery powers the electricity in their car. However, this is not the case. The alternator generates energy while the car is running so that the battery can be charged. Understanding how your vehicle works and having a better understanding of what the alternator does can help you make more informed decisions about your car.

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Suspension

A problem with your suspension can be a big deal for your vehicle. If you suspect that something is amiss with your vehicle then you should immediately bring it into Thompson's Honda. Our service technicians can diagnose a variety of problems in a short amount of time and can make the necessary repairs, getting you back on the road in no time. Some things to watch out for can include:
  • Your tires are wearing down at an uneven rate.
  • The air pressure in your tires is not wearing down evenly. You may have one or more tires that are…
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Payload and Towing Capacity

When you are going to pull a trailer with your truck or SUV or when you are going to transport a load within the bed of your truck or inside your vehicle, it is vital that you understand the difference between your vehicle's payload capacity and its towing capacity. Pulling too much weight or carrying too much weight can damage the vehicle's suspension.

The payload capacity of your vehicle is the amount of weight that your vehicle can hold within itself. On the other hand, your vehicle's towing capacity is the amount of weight that it can…
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Making Sure Your Car is Going to Start

A car is great to have. However, a car that won't start can be a nightmare. Often times, it seems like a car stops working out of the blue. In many cases, this is because some of the signs have been ignored. For instance, the starter is going to have signs that it is going to stop working.

One sign that the starter is getting ready to quit is grinding noise. 

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Tailgating Tips: Take a Toolkit with You

Tailgating is a great way to enjoy an event with friends and family. We've gone tailgating a few times ourselves and learned the dos and don'ts of the experience. One thing you can do is pack a toolkit for the event.

Of course, a tailgating toolkit is a little different than a normal toolkit. 

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How to Maintain Your Vehicle for Back-to-School Season

If you drive to get to school, be sure that your car is ready to get you there safely each day. This means making sure to heed the light on your dashboard and having an emergency kit in the vehicle. An emergency kit should have a flashlight, water and energy bars.

Using bags and organizers can ensure that there is space for your emergency kit in the trunk. It will also be a good idea to read over the owner's manual to determine what type of service your car needs. Generally, you should have fluids flushed every 30,000…

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Get Ready for a Summer Adventure

Everybody loves taking a vacation, and a summer road trip is often up at the top of everybody's wish list vacations. Here at Thompson's Honda, we want you to have the opportunity to go on your dream summer road trip this summer. Here are some tips that may help you to achieve this goal.

While it may seem obvious, sometimes the obvious things get overlooked. Make sure to actually plan the route you want to take, or else you may find yourself getting sidetracked and behind schedule for the things you really want to do. 

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Here Are Some Tips for Driving in the Rain

Driving in the rain involves a little understanding of the needs of your car before heading out. Here are a couple of things to consider.

The distance between your car and the one in front of you can make all the difference in keeping you safer. Get yourself into the habit of increasing that space between the car in front of you and your vehicle so your car tires can grab the road and stop the car in time.

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Don't Ignore These Warning Signs Your Car Tires Could Be Failing

The team at Thompson’s Honda wanted to help bring awareness to the community on how to spot issues with the car tires to help avoid blowouts on the roads.

Take a little time out of your week to carefully look at the tread patterns on the car. The tread must be wearing evenly, so if you see anything out of the ordinary, it could mean serious trouble. 

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Automobile Resolutions at Thompson’s Honda

 
Now that we’re over two weeks into 2018, we offer our congratulations if you’ve managed to keep your new year’s resolutions. Of course, it’s not too late to make new resolutions, and here at Thompson’s Honda, we can tell you that there are plenty of automobile-related resolutions that you can make. Whether you want to upgrade to a new Honda car, get service on your existing vehicle, or upgrade your…
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