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Signs That Your Differential Is Ready to Be Replaced

A properly maintained differential is going to last for years, but major mechanical problems can still happen at any time. Problems with your differential need to be caught early on so that other key components of your vehicle don’t become damaged. Here are a few early warning signs of differential problems that should never be ignored.

As a general rule, your car should be inspected by an experienced mechanic if you ever notice any unusual whirring or grinding noises. Those noises are often the result of a differential that is no longer properly lubricated. You might also notice...

 

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Here is How to Test Your Car's Battery with the Voltmeter

Testing the power of your car's battery is easy if you are using a voltmeter.
  • Before getting the test results, be sure the car engine is turned off and you are wearing protective glasses and gloves.
  • If there are any visible signs of corrosion on the battery terminals, use a small wire brush to create two clean contact points.
  • The voltmeter is simple to use because it only has two cables, red and black.
  • The red cable will be connected to the positive side of the car battery.
  • The black cable goes on the negative side of the battery…
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Maximize The Life Of Your Tires With Regular Rotations

Just about every driver on the road understands that tires do not last forever. As critical as they are to your vehicle's performance and safety, they are basically disposable. A new set of tires is not a cheap prospect, either. So it makes sense that when you put a new set on your vehicle you will want them to last for as long as possible.

The good news is that there are things that you can do to ensure that you get as much out of your tires as you can. For starters, pay close attention to the air…
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Exhaust System Problems

The manifold, catalytic converter, muffler, and tailpipe are known to reduce noise. However, more importantly, the system is responsible for converting harmful gases and eliminating them from the vehicle. If one or more components wear out or become damaged, toxic fumes may enter the vehicle's interior, which poses a threat to occupants. As the gases are colorless and odorless, vehicle owners may not initially be aware of the problem.

Regularly inspecting your exhaust system may head off problems before they become serious. With the engine running, hissing...

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Your Car Is Valuable - Treat It As Such

If you are alive today – obviously, you are – then you most likely have a vehicle of your own. If that isn’t true, it’s almost always true that your household, collectively, will own one.

That vehicle – or more, if you own or have access to multiple – that’s close to you has hundreds of parts that make that car, that car. Even though cars often look a lot different form one another, you will find that the parts inside most of them are largely similar.

Every single part included in your vehicle will be made by the original manufacturer…
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Synthetic Motor Oil

When you have your oil changed at Barber Honda you have the choice between synthetic motor oil or a more conventional option. If you are someone who is not very familiar with the maintenance of vehicles, then you probably don't even know what the difference is. Synthetic oil serves the purpose of acting as a lubricant inside of your vehicle. Synthetic means it is manmade, so it has been created from various chemical compounds. If you were to use something that was more conventional, it would be made of raw resources that are found in the ground.

There are…

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Help You and Your Car Breathe Easier By Changing Filters

All vehicles are equipped with an engine air filter that keeps dirt and particulates from getting into the engine and reducing or impeding its performance. Many vehicles are equipped with cabin air filters. These filters keep dust and pollen in Bakersfield from coming into the interior when the air-conditioner and/or heater are in operation.

It's important that both engine air filters and cabin air filters be changed on a regular basis. Your car's manufacturer will have a schedule for when this needs to be done. If you drive in particularly dusty areas, the filters may...
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Move Over - It's the Safe Thing to Do

Now that you’ve picked up your new car at Barber Honda, you’re ready to hit the open road. We’d like to remind you of “Move Over” laws. These laws are designed to keep traffic moving. They are also there to protect anyone who has pulled over to the shoulder or side of the road and is stopped.

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Let Barber Honda Help with Routine Belt and Hose Maintenance

If you pride yourself on taking great care of your vehicle, you probably know how to do some basic car maintenance work like oil changes or air filter replacements. You also know that vehicles have become more and more complicated, requiring specialized tools and accessing parts in difficult to get to places. 

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Why is Tire Rotation Vital to your Car?

Owning a vehicle comes with many responsibilities, and you should always be on top of maintenance services. When you perform regular maintenance, it will reduce expenses throughout the lifespan of your vehicle. Tire rotation should always be part of it because tire blowout can cause serious problems like the accident. Check the following benefits of rotating tires.

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