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Why Having a Roadside Emergency Kit in Your Vehicle is Important

Having a roadside emergency kit in your vehicle will enable you to make repairs or get the vehicle safely off the road until help arrives. Road flares can be helpful in alerting other motorists you might be stuck off the side of the roadway making repairs to your vehicle.

Jumper cables will allow just about any motorist to pull over and help you jump-start your vehicle. A flashlight with plenty of spare batteries means you can work in the dark to get your vehicle repaired or to help flag help.

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What to Spot When your Brake Pedal Needs Repairing

The brake pedal is one of the most important functioning parts of your vehicle. It should perform reliably to ensure that drivers are able to brake in emergency situations. When that ability is limited, the car and the driver may be in danger. However, prevention can be easy when you know what to watch out for.

One of the biggest warning signs to spot for a damage brake pedal is bad wheel cylinder performance. When corrosion within the wheel cylinder occurs, brake fluid may leak, which can result in performance issues on the road. A worn master cylinder may also…

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Service Your Honda Vehicle at Parker Johnston’s Wilsonville Honda for a Summer of Safe and Reliable Driving

With summer driving fast approaching and warmer temperatures close behind, now is the time to make sure your Honda vehicle is ready for summer with a check-up at Parker Johnston’s Wilsonville Honda’s service center. Visit our state-of-the-art Honda service facility in Wilsonville to experience the quality of the repairs and maintenance that our certified technicians perform, and have your vehicle inspected inside and out by the experts in all things Honda. 

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Discover Our New Honda Leasing Rates at Parker Johnstone’s Wilsonville Honda

Parker Johnstone’s Wilsonville Honda is proud to offer the widest selection of new Honda models for sale in Wilsonville, OR. We make it easy for drivers from Wilsonville and beyond to find the new Honda sedan, coupe, and SUV models that they’re sure to love driving for work or play. We pride ourselves on helping our customers take advantage of the incredible deals that we have to offer on new Honda models, that’s why we offer competitive leasing rates that help you drive an exciting new Honda vehicle of your own for a low, fixed monthly cost…

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Preparing a Roadside Emergency Kit

When you are out driving, it's possible that you may be involved in some type of roadside emergency. This might be caused by a dead battery, a flat tire or inclement weather. You want to be prepared for these situations.

One way to be prepared is to have a roadside emergency kit for your vehicle. Some of the items that you will want in this kit are jumper cables, tire changing tools, and emergency road flairs. It is also a good idea to have a first aid kit on hand. If there are any minor injuries, this will come…

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What is a powertrain warranty versus a bumper-to-bumper warranty?

We here at Parker Johnstone’s Wilsonville Honda value our relationships with our valued customers and thus, we want to be sure that they are fully informed car buyers. You often hear about powertrain warranties or bumper to bumper warranties, but this is seldom explained to the customer before making a purchase. The main difference between these two warranties is what they cover.

A powertrain warranty covers exclusively the powertrain of the vehicle and nothing else. A bumper to bumper warranty is usually more expensive than a powertrain warranty but is somewhat all inclusive in what...

 

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How to Test Your Car Battery

If you can test your car battery at home, you can determine the extent of the problem fast and get the needed replacement parts so you can get back to your day. Here is how you test a car battery:

  • The car engine and lights have to be off in order for the test to be accurate.
  • The battery terminals need to be clean with a wire brush to confirm a solid connection.
  • The voltmeter red cable is positive, and it connects to the positive side of the car battery. 
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Common Motor Oil Myths

Most people are aware that routine oil changes are just a necessary maintenance task that should be done periodically in order to keep your vehicle running efficiently over time. Unfortunately, there are some common motor oil myths that always seem to be circulating about, and this misinformation can cause some people to make a bad decision when it comes to their vehicle. Some of these myths include:

  • MYTH #1 - Not changing your oil regularly will help break your engine in and help extend its life span. 
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What is the Difference Between a Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel-Drive Vehicle?

It’s recommended to narrow down your expectations when you’re in the market for a new vehicle, but not quite sure what you want, or even what the differences are between types. A front-wheel-drive (FWD) and rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicle each offers benefits and limitations. Decide on what type of road conditions you be traveling, the mileage you plan to travel, and your overall expectations of the vehicle.

The first thing you might notice about an FWD is its economy. These vehicles are a more straightforward design. Its parts and production time is less than an RWD...

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How do Extreme Weather Temperatures Affect Car Batteries?

Extreme cold and heat can cause your vehicle’s battery and you some big problems if you’re not prepared for them. Each season’s temperature extreme pulls on the charging system in different ways. As such, it’s recommended to service your vehicle’s battery each autumn and spring.

Cold temperatures thicken your vehicle’s motor oil. That, in turn, creates more work for the battery and starter relay to create a charge that turns over the engine. If you’ve tried to start your car on a very cold morning, this scenario is familiar to you. Add to…

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