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How a Blind Spot Monitor Helps Keep You Safe

When you are driving a vehicle, you have a blind spot. This is an area to your side that is beyond your peripheral vision when you are facing forward. As a new driver, you might have learned about the blind spot and how turning your head allows you to check your blind spot area.

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Three Signs Your Muffler Needs Repair

The gases that move through your car's exhaust system are quieted by your vehicle's muffler, reducing noise as you operate your vehicle in addition to lowering pollution. But there are three warning signs that you should make a service center appointment here at Parker Johnstone’s Wilsonville Honda to have your muffler and exhaust system inspected.

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Options to Keep Your Passengers Entertained

It is not just enough to drive your passengers around and keep them safe on a daily basis. Newer vehicles have features that are designed to keep people entertained, especially the passengers in the backseats with the infotainment systems. Since vehicles have adopted connectivity features, there has been an increase in options for the entertainment of the passengers.

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How to Charge Your Car's Battery

One of the most important components of your vehicle's engine would be the battery. Making sure that your vehicle's battery is in top operating condition will help get you from point A to point B more smoothly, so here are some things you should consider:

You should undergo a battery service checklist.

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Stay Safe with These Cargo Loading Tips

Many consumers choose SUVs because they are versatile and provide ample storage for cargo. At Parker Johnstone’s Wilsonville Honda in Wilsonville, OR, we want you to get the most out of your SUV, which is why we have summarized some tips on how to safely load your cargo below.

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Maintain the Belts and Hoses to Protect Your Vehicle from Major Repair

You know that you need to maintain your vehicle to ensure that it will work for years to come, and there are a few belts and hoses that will likely need replacement during the lifetime of your vehicle. Belts and hoses serve a variety of purposes, and if they're worn out, you could damage other parts of the car. Here are a couple of the most important types of hoses and belts that you should have checked.

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A Well-Running Suspension is the Key to a Smooth Ride

Have you ever experienced a particularly bumpy ride in your vehicle or someone else's? When your suspension wears out, you can have a rough experience as the driver or as the passenger. There are a couple of parts that commonly wear out and a few reasons that your suspension might not be in tip-top shape.

 
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What a Car Alternator Does

Your alternator has a big job. When your alternator is working well, your battery is charged, and your electronics work correctly. With a failing alternator, your lights may be dim, and the power to run your vehicle may be low. If you ignore the problem, you can be left without power all of a sudden.

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Why Use a Clay Bar When Detailing?

Informed car owners detail their cars to maximize value. That is why we here at Parker Johnstone's Wilsonville Honda want to be sure you recognize the importance of using a clay bar to detail the exterior of your car.

The main purpose of using a clay bar is to remove the grime, debris and other contaminants from the finish of your car. If too many of these contaminants remain in the finish of your car, it can quickly erode away the finish and paint which will greatly decrease the value of your vehicle if you should ever choose to…

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