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Paying Attention to Your Suspension Can Ensure a Smooth Ride

If your vehicle isn't quite performing the way you're used to, there could be a variety of issues at play that would need to get checked out by a professional. If you feel yourself bouncing more than normal or always correcting your tires so you can drive in a straight line, your suspension could be in need of servicing.

The suspension system - which includes your tires, springs, and shock absorbers - allows you to have good handling and steering ability. It allows you to keep good contact with the road while also giving you a nice, even ride without…

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Your Differential Sends Power to Your Wheels: Treat it Well

The process of turning the power generated by your engine into forward motion is complicated and involves many systems of gears. At the end of this process is your differential, and that is one of the most critical pieces to this process.Power is obviously generated by your engine. The internal combustion creates power and that works in tandem with your transmission. This is where your gearing is done.

​Your transmission is connected to your drive line. Your drive line rotates and runs the length of the vehicle. It is connected to your differential. 

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Why You Need to Keep Your Fuel Tank Full

Many vehicle owners tend to let their gas run low before filling up, but some allow their vehicles to nearly run out and only put a few gallons into the tank when they do put fuel in. This method of operating your vehicle is extremely hazardous to the health of your vehicle.

Fuel acts as a coolant for the fuel pump, and when the tank is close to empty, air can be drawn into the fuel system. Also, the empty space inside of the fuel tank is not empty at all. It actually contains water vapors that can do some…

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What is Horsepower?

Customers searching for a new car or truck will likely ask their dealer about a vehicle's horsepower. Today's consumers can compare one engine to another by learning the horsepower of each vehicle's engine. An engine with greater horsepower will be more powerful than one with a smaller horsepower.

The origin of the term is an interesting story of creative marketing. James Watt, a Scottish inventor who was trying to market his new steam engine, wanted to convince potential customers that his engine was every bit as powerful and capable as the trusty horse. Watt worked with coal…

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The Value of Windshield Wiper Fluid

One of the major obstacles to safely traversing the highways of the great American expanse isn't anything big at all. It's all those bugs splattering on your windshield, or salt mixed in with the snowing getting kicked up from other cars, or dirt and mud, or even just the rain. The importance of a clean windshield hardly needs any extra explanation from the Honda of Stevens Creek service team.

That is why cars come standard with windshield wipers and a reservoir for wiper fluid. 

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Oil Is One of Many Fluids to Check during Routine Service

Oil is one of many fluids that our team inspects during routine service appointments. Our professional technicians strive to be accurate with every single fluid. They don't just observe your oil. They make concise assessments utilizing diagnostics. That's why our fluid service is more thorough than a general mechanic that you can choose to visit for a cheap price.

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Travel Safely With Food

If you are traveling with food this holiday season, make sure that you pack wisely. You want to avoid having any spills in your vehicle, and packing your holiday dishes smartly can prevent that from happening.

Pack food in containers with tight-fitting lids and be sure to transport food items in insulated bags or containers. If you don't have insulated carriers, you can make one out of a simple box lined with towels. It will not only keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold, but you will be able to absorb any leaks or spills if they happen…

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Reasons why SUVs Continue to Be Popular

Purchasing a new vehicle is an important decision, and getting to know the best model that suits your needs is the challenging part of the plan. Our dealership is here to enable you to understand why an SUV is one of your best options. Consider the following benefits which you will get to enjoy in this type of body style.

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Your Road Trip Checklist for the Holidays

As many travel from San Jose, CA to go home for the holidays, here at Honda of Stevens Creek, we want to ensure those travels are safe. Being unprepared for a lengthy road trip can have disastrous consequences. Planning avoids travel headaches, gets you where you need to go, and allows for fun along the way. Here are some tips to improve your journey down the open road.

  • Get an inspection. Making sure your automobile can make the trip should always be the first priority.
  • Check the Tires. A quick inspection saves the annoyance of a flat tire later. 
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Making Your Next Move in San Jose When Your Lease Ends

If you are living in the greater San Jose area of California and you have a Honda lease that is about to end, we are here to help you know all of your options. Honda of Stevens Creek wants our customers to be prepared and feeling confident when they choose their next course of action regarding a vehicle lease!

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