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Getting Ready for Tailgating Season

It's time to pack up your vehicle and head to your local stadium lot! Preseason football has begun, which means that you'll be able to enjoy tailgating soon enough. Now is the time to make sure that you have everything you need. Here are some of our favorite items that we keep on hand.
  • There's nothing that kicking back with some tasty football food. You need to have all your serving items on hand in order to streamline this process. Pack up a small tote with all of the plates, utensils and napkins you'll need for…
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How to Clean Your Tires

Tire maintenance is an often-overlooked task related to keeping your vehicle operating at its most efficient level. Fortunately, it's a fairly easy job that can be taken care of at home. If you have any questions, we'd be happy at Stokes Honda North to offer recommendations.

The first thing you'll do is to use a cleaner designed for tires and wheels. Most cleaners should work on most tires and wheels, but if you have a specialized product, make sure your cleaner 
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Tire Care Tips: Tread & Pressure

When it comes to tires, Stokes Honda North knows how efficient tires look, drive, and feel. It is vital for your tires to be carefully examined regularly to prolong your tires’ lifespan. Maintaining your tires regularly also helps your vehicle get the best performance.

One factor that can damage tires is having an improper inflation. Some tires have a low tire pressure, while other tires’ pressure could be too high. If you notice that your tire’s pressure is low, feel free to put some air in it. Be sure that your tire’s pressure is not too high. When…
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Share the Road, Please

While we sell vehicles at Stokes Honda North that can make you feel like you own the road, we ask you to please share it with bicyclists. Whether you mostly drive around North Charleston or another area, please read our tips for sharing the road.

When you drive on roads that have bike lanes, routinely check those lanes for potential cyclists. Even with bike lanes present, bike riders can ride in your lane. While you may pass them, do not cruise beside a cyclist. Our nation's lanes are simply too narrow. Only pass with care. Never impede other motorists…
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Possible Reasons Your Engine is Overheating

Zipping through the streets of North Charleston can be taxing on a car, especially when something is wrong. This could lead to all sorts of issues, like your engine overheating. At Stokes Honda North, we want you to be aware of common reasons your engine might overheat.

Why Engines Overheat

The following is a list you should consider:
  • There's a leak in the cooling system; sometimes, you can see coolant drip.
  • It's too cold, and the coolant has hardened.
  • Engine oil levels may be too low.
  • The water pump may be malfunctioning, or it may be broken.
Of…
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Protect Your Car From Road Salt

During these harsh winter months, there is a lot of road salt being placed down in order to keep drivers from sliding all over the place. Road salt helps keep the roads safer, but it can cause significant corrosion on your car. Stokes Honda North has some tips to help protect your vehicle from road salt.

The best means of protection against road salt damage is car washing. Make sure to wash your car at least every ten days if the weather is above 40 degrees. Pay special attention to the areas around the wheels, and don't forget to…
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Features of Studless Winter Tires

With winter tires, you are probably wondering what it is that make them so ideal for winter. There are a ton of features that make the winter tires a better thing for the winter than even the studded tires. For one thing, you can maintain traction without causing any damage to the road.

One of the features of studless tires is flexible rubber which make it easier to control on the road. You also get deeper tread depths which allow you to manage all of the snow and the slush as it disperses under the tire. This gives you a…

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Discover How to Make a Winter Survival Kit for Your Vehicle

Stokes Honda North does more than simply sell vehicles, we like to take time to inform our buyers about ways to stay safer on the roads. One way, building a winter survival kit, is easier when you know what essentials should be included.

Be sure to pack a thick blanket in your kit. This will help keep passengers warm if the heat is not working when the car is disabled or out of fuel.

Fill a bag with a few non-perishables. Things like chips, cookies, granola bars, raisins, and a jar of peanut butter, will help with those hungry mouths…
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How Temperature Can Affect a Car Battery

It can often seem overwhelming to learn the intricacies of your car's engine when you're not a mechanic. Even a little bit of knowledge about how your car functions can help you to avoid problems before they become major issues and save you money over the life of your vehicle.

Extremes in climate can cause plenty of problems for engine components. As the source of electric power for your engine, a battery is essential to it functioning properly. Once temperatures plummet below zero, the battery's liquid can freeze, shutting it down and leaving your engine dead...
 

 

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Tips for Finding the Best Mechanic in Your Local Area

If you are in search of a new mechanic to help you with all of your vehicle needs, we're here to help you make the best decision for your investment. Here are some tips that will help you along the journey of finding a good mechanic.?
  • Ask people that you know and trust who they current utilize. Some people might be loyal to a specific location that doesn't necessarily provide the best service, so you will still need to do a bit of research on your own.
  • You can also ask people what shops you should avoid in…
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