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What is an Alternator?

While it can often be confused with a dead battery, a failing alternator is a much different system. In both cases, your car will experience a loss of functionality in electrical things like the radio, lights, or the air conditioner. You'll hear a whining noise or perhaps smell burning rubber if your alternator is failing. Your car will also die as soon as you remove jumper cables from your battery.

The alternator powers things in your vehicle once the battery has given the engine enough of a charge to start it. Spinning wheels in your engine turn a wheel…

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What Do LATCH Ratings Mean?

 When you are driving around with children in your vehicle, you want them to be as safe as possible. Young children need to be in car seats. The IIHS is an organization that provides safety ratings in a number of different categories. One area that they evaluate is the ease of installing child safety seats. Holler Honda wants you to have information on these ratings.

The evaluation that the IIHS does for child safety seats is the LATCH evaluation. LATCH stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children.  

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How to Maintain Your Headlights for Better Visibility

Seeing the road when it's dark or raining should be one of your top priorities while driving, and maintaining your headlights is one of the easiest ways to improve visibility. Light bulbs burn out, but there are other reasons that you might find it difficult to see in front of your car. At Holler Honda, we want you to know about two other ways that you can maintain your headlights.

Headlights can develop a haze on the surface of the plastic that houses the bulb. The film disperses the light so that the beam isn't as bright. You…

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How Do Brake Pads Work?

If you're starting to hear the characteristic grinding and squealing that indicates your brake pads are wearing down, it might be time to replace them. Regularly changing your brake pads will keep you from inadvertently damaging your braking system.

There's a brake disc located on at least two or up to four of your wheels. These discs spin at the same rate as your wheels, and when you press your brake pedal, the action engages a brake caliper. This caliper squeezes the disc, causing it to slow.  

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You Can Debadge Your Vehicle Easily With Different Methods

Some vehicles come with badges as a way to identify the vehicle and add to its overall style. However, you do not have to settle for keeping the badge on your vehicle. As a matter of fact, you can actually remove the badge without worrying about causing a lot of damage to your vehicle.

The first step to removing the badge is by softening the adhesive. This can be done with hot water or a hot air blower, such as a hair dryer or an adhesive remover. When using hot water, you have to make sure that the water is…

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