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Reasons Why a Crossover is the Best Vehicle Segment on the Market Right Now

Don't become overwhelmed if you're shopping for a new vehicle and can't figure out what you want. We here at Hendrick Honda Hickory want to point you in the direction of one of the crossovers that we have on our lot. These crossovers are very popular and rightfully so. Let's take a look at some of the benefits of a crossover:
  • Crossover vehicles are competitively priced. You'll find they're a bit more expensive than a sedan, but not much. They're far less expensive than an SUV or truck, but you get many of…
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Sharing the Road Is Easy

We hope you turn to Hendrick Honda Hickory to enrich your driving experience. When you drive in Hickory, you will sometimes encounter bicyclists on the road. Due to traffic laws, you must respect cyclists' space. Keep reading for tips that can help you easily share the road.

All traffic situations require full attention, so stay alert. When you see a cyclist, leave at least three feet between your car and their bicycle. Never drive side-by-side with a person on a bike. As though they were another motorist, cyclists are entitled a lane's full width. Pass with care, and never…
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Avoid an Overheated Engine With These Tips

Your vehicle can face serious consequences anytime the engine overheats. Because of that, it's wise to know the common causes of overheating and their signs. Never ignore these signs. In fact, you should shut down your vehicle and call for emergency help immediately.

Insufficient coolant is the most common cause of overheating, especially in summer. Monitor coolant levels as they can drop through normal use. Also, be aware of possible coolant leaks that can quickly sap your system of needed liquid and maintain the correct coolant ratios recommended by your owner's manual.

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Useful Tips for Protecting Your Car from Salt Corrosion

The staff at Hendrick Honda Hickory wanted to take time this season to help educate our audience on how to protect their vehicle from salt corrosion. Try these tips to stop rust from forming and mechanical issues associated with salt corrosion.

Start taking your vehicle to the car wash more frequently this winter, your car will certainly look and ride better as a result. The high-pressure water from the car wash hoses will remove the salt from the car exterior, as well as get any salt trapped in the undercarriage from being able to rust away any of those moving…
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Refinancing vs. trading in your car

Having car loan problems? Why not check it out with a team of professionals and see if you’re eligible for a refinance? You may be able to lower your interest rate and get into a better plan that you can pay off sooner. In other cases, the best option may be to trade-in. Many drivers do this when they want to get into a newer vehicle and may be upside-down in their currently vehicle.

However, if you have positive equity, that means the car is worth more than the amount you owe on the loan. This is a good…
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Making a Winter Survival Kit

As much fun as winter can be, it can also bring problems in the home or when you’re traveling in your car. From broken furnaces to auto accidents and breakdowns, you never know when something can happen where you’ll be waiting for help and assistance. Having a winter survival kit can be a big help. Stop at Hendrick Honda Hickory and get more information.

A home disaster can leave you in need of items to tide you over until you get assistance. Winter survival kits for your home should include food and water to last at least three…
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What Types of Winter Tires Can You Use?

There are three types of tires that are available for use during winter driving in Hickory. The first type of winter tire is the studded tire, and it is generally designed to help gain traction on icy roads. However, they may be illegal for use when roads are in good condition because of the damage that they can cause.

The next type of winter tire is the studless tire that comes with larger grooves for better traction and handling. For many drivers, this type of tire makes driving on snow feel more like driving in rainy conditions.

 

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Have Pooch, Will Travel

Most dogs love a long car ride. However, many vehicles are not properly equipped to handle the challenges of hosting a dog regularly. Fortunately, there are a variety of easy fixes that you can employ to make your vehicle more dog-friendly.

All-season floor mats combined with seat covers will minimize the chances that your dog will dirty the vehicle. A pet barrier in the cargo area will provide a dedicated space to keep your dog safely contained while traveling. Dogs are especially susceptible to overheating on long car rides. A backseat climate control zone will ensure that your dog is…
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The Necessity of Car Covers

Whether you regularly park your vehicle in a garage, in the driveway or on the street, a vehicle cover remains a worthwhile investment. Parked indoors or out, vehicles are exposed to dirt and dust. Pollen, bird droppings and other environmental elements require frequent washing. However, if adequately covered, you are spared having to accomplish the task as often.

Rain, hail and snow have the potential to cause watermarks and physical damage. The paint might accidentally become scratched by neighborhood creatures. But, when covered with a suitable vehicle cover, the car, truck or 

 

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What You Should Know About Your Vehicle's Timing Belt

At Hendrick Honda Hickory, our service team is always standing by to provide our consumers with assistance, and we like to keep our customers informed about how to keep their engines in optimal condition. A timing belt is an important part of your engine that helps it function properly.

A timing belt works to keep the camshaft and crankshaft in sync, which will help the cylinders fire at the right time. It also controls the valves and pistons in the engine so that they will open correctly.
 

 

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