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Service the Suspension for a Better Ride

When a vehicle is difficult to steer or is bouncing when driving down the road, it's time to have the suspension serviced. Better handling of a vehicle will also allow a safer more comfortable ride for you and your passengers.

The Parts and Function of a Suspension System

The suspension and steering system in your vehicle work together to maintain a comfortable ride at all times. 

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Differences Between Temporary and Full-Size Spare Tires

Are you driving around on a spare tire still? You may be causing damage to your vehicle with a compact spare that's not meant to go more than 50 miles. Many people think that a spare tire is a replacement for a flat, but it's only supposed to be used for temporary purposes. Once you go 50 miles, you will likely get another flat as donut tires are not meant to handle the full load of your vehicle.

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When Automobile Brakes Repairs Should be Considered

Vehicles are designed with multiple braking components that operate efficiently on various terrains. When a key component has a minor or major problem, entire braking system will be affected. If you want to stay safe on the road, you'll have to seek maintenance services shortly after you detect the most common signs.

A braking system won't function properly once air generates in the brake lines. 

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Properly Attached Air Dams Can Cool Your Motor Off

While the cooling system that resides under the hood of your vehicle contains many moving parts, it also includes a number of passive cooling components. One part that fits the bill in this regard is called the air dam.

While air dams are usually found on larger vehicles like minivans or SUVs, they also see use on smaller cars. 

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The Signs You May Need a New Fuel Pump

A failing fuel pump can be the cause for a variety of troubles. The difficulty comes from the fact that the symptoms of a bad fuel pump match the symptoms of other problems that are more common.

A weakening fuel pump will cause your car's engine to lose fuel pressure at high speeds. If you notice sputtering or misfires on the freeway but not when idling or driving slow, it could be the fuel pump. 

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When Your Car Fails Emission Testing

When you get your car inspected, part of the process is to determine the amount of toxins that your car is producing. When your car is in great shape, you'll pass this part of the inspection. If there is an issue with your exhaust system, you will fail your car inspection and need to get your car repaired.

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Is it Time to Change Your Car Battery?

If you have come out to your car recently only to find the battery dead, it may be time to replace your battery. While leaving a light on or a door open will kill your battery, there are times when your battery will die simply because it is no longer charging properly.

To get your battery checked, visit us at Honda of Great Falls to see if your battery has enough power to keep your car running well. If you need a new battery, we will replace it. 

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Horsepower is Still What Vehicle Owners Cherish

Horsepower is still what new vehicle owners cherish. They want to get a new car, truck or SUV with a certain amount of horsepower. Many still don't completely understand the background behind the term.

James Watt was a famous engineer in the 18th century. He was looking for a way to describe how much strength or energy it takes to pull a certain amount of coal. He figured out the average horse could pull 22,000 foot-pounds a minute. He bumped it up by 50% to claim horsepower as 33,000 foot-pounds in a single minute.

That's the…
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Stay Cool by Changing Your Belts

Imagine this: you just had a long day at work and are sitting in bumper to bumper traffic on a packed highway. You go to crank the A/C and are greeted with nothing but a hot breath across your face. Something in your vehicle's coolant system clearly isn't working, and there is a chance that could be the accessory drive belt that help runs your A/C's coolant pump.

Part of the system that helps your car produce the cold air you need to stay fresh after a long day at work is an accessory drive…

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