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Timing Belts are Essential for Your Car's Motor

The timing belt is one of your car's most essential components as it synchronizes the turning of its camshaft and crankshaft. this synchronization is required for your engine to run. Without it, your car won't even start. That's why you have to change the timing belt before it wears out.

Like other moveable parts, the timing belt experiences wear and tear.

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A Teen’s First Car

Your teen is ready for their first car. Now what? At Tom Scott Honda, our sales team members can help you navigate the many used cars on the lot. You can find a safe car that meets all of their needs.

There are a few important details to consider when you buy a car for a teen. 

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Refinancing vs a Trade-in: Which is the Better Option for Your Needs?

There are many reasons why you may be considering refinancing your car or trading it in for another one. If your car payments are too high, you have high interest rates, or if your credit score has improved, you may be considering a trade-in or refinancing your car. At Tom Scott Honda in Nampa, ID, we want you to be informed about both options, which is why we welcome you to read our content below.

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Oil Facts and Fictions

Engine oil is a standard requirement for vehicle engines, and there are many important facts to remember when buying engine oil. Many drivers get incorrect information that can lead to poor choices and added costs. For example, some drivers think that dark color is a time to change the oil. The color does not determine whether the oils should be changed. Oil can darken as it works to protect your engine.

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Signs Your Ignition Requires Service in Nampa

Your car's ignition sends the signal to start the drive train and turn over the motor. If there is a problem with your ignition, the engine will not start. One sign that your ignition requires service is if it makes a loud noise when you turn the key. This suggests that the crankshaft is not functioning properly.

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Powertrain Warranty vs Bumper to Bumper

When you decide to shop for a new vehicle you can quickly become overwhelmed with all of the different vehicles that are on the market.

Once you sort through the exteriors, you have to start thinking about the interior features, power under the hood and what vehicles are the safest. Another thing to think about, that many people forget about, is what kind of warranty coverage a vehicle comes with.

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Determining the Best Drive for Your Next Vehicle

When embarking on a vehicle purchasing journey, one of the first decisions a prospective buyer must make is whether to choose a front-wheel drive or wheel-rear drive car. A RWD vehicle provides a sturdier driving experience, offering better balance and a higher tolerance for abuse. The drawbacks of a RWD car is that it does not perform as well in poor weather conditions. 

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Do You Need a Wheel Alignment?

Car alignments are necessary to keep your wheels and axles in line. It helps your suspension work correctly and avoid costly repairs if your suspension becomes warped from tires being out of whack. There are a few things that you may notice if your car is out of alignment, including steering wheel vibrations and your car pulling to one direction. If you let go of your steering wheel for a moment and find that your car automatically starts to move to one direction...

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Let Tom Scott Honda Find the Right Floor Mat for your Vehicle

Our dealership in Nampa, ID understands that some people end up tracking a lot of dirt into their cars. For them, we recommend all-weather rubber floor mats to provide maximal protection for their vehicle. There are also people who enjoy the luxury of their car, and for them, we carry a wide variety of carpet options.

Carpet mats come in many different colors and styles ranging from Berber carpeting to luxury plush.

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Key Reasons Your Engine May be Overheating

Lost driving time while you sit and wait for your engine to cool is not the only result of an overheating engine. Certain components inside your engine can be damaged by high heat, such as valves, bearings and cylinders. Ensuring your car's engine remains in its optimal temperature operating range is vital to its proper functioning.

Low levels of antifreeze is the single most common cause of an overheating engine. 

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