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How Could Extreme Temperatures Affect My Car Batteries?

The inside of the car battery has fluids, and they can be impacted by extreme weather. In freezing temperatures, those liquids solidify, in heat, they evaporate. Testing the battery can help determine if it still has charging power.

  • Don't test the car battery until the engine and lights of the car are all turned off.
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Learn How to Avoid Hydroplaning and Stay Safe

It is important for you to do all that you can to stay safe on the road, and this includes figuring out how you can avoid hydroplaning and losing control of your vehicle. There are some things that you can do to stay safe when driving in Nampa in wet weather.

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Rotate Tires for Long Life

Tires play a critical role in vehicle safety and performance. Like any other part of the vehicle, they can fail, and blowouts can leave you helpless on the roadside. Nampa area owners know that rotation extends the life of their tires, but rotating tires also reduces the chance of a blowout.

Blowouts can occur without warning such as when the tires strike a road hazard or the sharp edge of a pothole. 

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Try These DIY Tips to Restore Your Headlights

Headlight restoration may be what you are looking for when searching for a solution to dim headlights. Here are some ways that you too can restore your headlights to the bright lights you once enjoyed.

  • By scrubbing your headlight lenses with a warm moist cloth and toothpaste you may be able to wipe away the yellow, cloudy appearance that is in part responsible for the dimness. 
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The Alternator - Know its Needs

Our car's alternator is one of several parts of the vehicle that tend to be forgotten until it stops functioning and the car won’t start. Regularly scheduled maintenance is important so you can prevent a problem before it becomes a problem on the road. Stop in at Tom Scott Honda and get a quick inspection of your alternator and surrounding parts.

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Salt, Kitty Litter, or Sand: Which Is Best For Creating Traction In Winter?

Getting stuck in snow, slush, and ice can be a harrowing experience. Many motorists put salt, sand or Kitty Litter in their trunks to provide traction should they become stuck. But which of the three is the best choice to keep in your vehicle for emergencies?

Rock salt is very effective for melting ice on driveways and streets and providing emergency traction for stuck motorists. But rock salt can be expensive, dissolves in water, corrodes the trunk if spilled and is an environmental hazard that's dangerous to plants and animals.

Kitty Litter absorbs moisture and can provide...
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Move Over: It’s the Law

Anyone who has driven a vehicle has at some point found themselves either behind or in front of an emergency vehicle. Whether this is an ambulance, fire truck, or police officer, it is not a courtesy it is the law that you must slow down and move over. Here are some tips to make it safer for you and the emergency vehicle:

  • Slow Down: Most states, including Idaho, recommend slowing down to a minimum of 10-20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit.
  • Move Over: If you can do so safely slow down and move out of the lane…
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Understand the Differences between All-Wheel and Four-Wheel Drive

Winter is approaching, and when driving in snow and ice, it's a plus to have the extra traction that an all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive vehicle provides. It's important to know how these systems work and how they differ.

It sounds like all-wheel drive, and four-wheel drive should be the same, but they aren't. Four-wheel drive technology has been around for decades and gives you the ability to engage all four wheels on your car or truck at the same time, which gives you better traction in snow and mud. All-wheel drive is a newer technology that…

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Use Our Online Financing Application

Loads of people throughout the entire planet finance vehicles, or pay monthly Installments in hopes of paying back a loan that covered the purchase of the car they’re driving. It makes sense to engage in a financing agreement when you can’t afford to buy a vehicle directly with cash.

However, financing isn’t all fun and games. Just like many things that are worthwhile in life, you must apply first, hoping you get approved.

It’s difficult to get approved at some dealerships, with some even being denied at multiple dealerships. Imagine how demoralizing...
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