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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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How To Prevent Black Ice Slides In The Winter

You have just purchased your new vehicle and now you want to find out everything pertaining to keeping it functional and yourself safe. That's great! Let us at Stokes Honda North inform you about a gloomy threat looming out there on the streets of North Charleston in the winter called 'Black Ice'.

Yep, it is risky driving on black ice. It causes cars to spin out. You can avoid the spin out by rejecting your desire to apply the brakes. People have a tendency to do this because they think it is going to help, but in fact does…
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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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Advantages and Disadvantages of a Tonneau Cover

Tonneau covers are a unique accessory that can change the way you use your truck. We here at Stokes Honda North want you to be an informed truck owner and make the most out of your ride, so here's some information you need to know.

One of the biggest advantages that tonneau covers offer is their protection. You'll be able to lock your haul away and make sure that it gets to your destination safely. There's no need to worry about theft or lost items as you drive. The downside of having a cover is that they…

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How to Use a Multimeter on Your Car Battery

There are a number of reasons why you should test your car battery from time to time. If it needs to be replaced, it’s better to know ahead of time. A multimeter is a simple tool that will tell you about the voltage of your battery.

There are two leads on the multimeter. These will connect to the positive and negative cables on the battery once the ignition is off.

The reading on the multimeter will tell you how well the battery is charged. Typically, 12.45 volts is the reading you want to see to show you that…

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How to Change a Flat Tire

Every driver will occasionally experience a flat tire. Instead of feeling helpless at the side of the road, knowing how to change a flat tire is a useful skill that can have you back on the road fast than if you wait for help.

Make sure your vehicle is equipped with a jack, spare tire, lug wrench, tire tools and an emergency flare. Park your vehicle as far away from traffic as possible. Loosen the lug nuts slightly before jacking up your car and then remove the tire completely. Put the spare tire on and perform the process in reverse…

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