Sheehy Honda Blog in Alexandria, VA

How to Debadge Your Car

Customizing a vehicle can truly make it your own instead of just another car off of the assembly line.

One of the biggest ways to do this is by debadging your car. In order to debadge your car, you must first use either hot water or a hair dryer to loosen the adhesive on your car. Then, you can spray additional adhesive remover to the side of your vehicle which should allow the badge to be safely removed. Finish by applying a coat of car way to the vehicle and it may appear as if there was never a badge…
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Year-round Tailgate Essentials

Whether using the vehicle for work or play, it should contain a number of essentials to meet the needs in a variety of situations. All vehicles should be equipped with basic tools that include jumper cables, screwdrivers and wrenches to accomplish a simple repair task. Other necessary items include first aid kit, a flashlight, cleansing wipes, hand sanitizer, paper towels, sunscreen, a poncho and trash bags.

During the winter, vehicles should also have warm blankets, one or more small fuel cans, water and snacks. When planning a tailgate BBQ or picnic, you want to take...

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Understanding the Towing and Payload Capacity of a Truck

There are two rating associated with how much weight a truck can carry: Payload and towing. The two ratings refer to the different ways a load can be carried, and understanding the differences between them is important to keeping your truck free from damage.

The towing capacity describes the amount of weight that can be towed by a hitch attached to the bed of a truck or the frame below the bumper. This weight is generally more than the payload rating, which is the weight of the cargo carried in the cab and bed of the truck. Trying to put…

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It's Time for Back-to-School Service on Your Vehicle

Getting your vehicle to a service center as the school year is about to start so the mechanic can inspect the cooling system is the best way to avoid any potential overheating issues.

The mechanic will carefully check to see that all the belts and hoses are in peak working condition. the hose clamps will be check for rust, and the belts checked to ensure they are tight enough to power those parts.

The water pump will be checked for leaks, same with the thermostat housing. If the thermostat were to fail, it will not be able to regulate the…
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2018 Honda Odyssey vs 2018 Toyota Sienna vs. Chrysler Pacifica: Safety Test


See how well the Chrysler Pacifica and Toyota Sienna stack up against the Honda Odyssey in the IIHS safety tests!

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When it comes to choosing your next family vehicle, you want it to be comfortable, stylish, affordable and overall safe. At Honda, we understand that you and your passengers’ safety is the number one priority for most families when choosing their next car, which is why we are constantly improving the structure, body and overall…
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Hatchbacks: Why Buy?

Different vehicles provide different features. What might be really great for one driver isn't necessarily what someone else would want in a vehicle. One feature that is often preferred by many shoppers is a hatchback trunk style. This is a practical option that provides plenty of space, access and practicality. Let's take a closer look at some of the benefits of a hatchback:
  • Hatchbacks actually increase the fuel efficiency ratings for a vehicle.
  • A hatchback will actually provide a higher resale value when it comes time to find something else.
  • You get a much sportier look overall with…
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Why You Should Use A Car Cover

Car covers can be annoying to use, but they play an important role in keeping your car in good condition. We'd like to help you understand what they can do and why they are so helpful.

The benefit of a cover depends on where you park your car during the day. Bird poop can damage the body and the paint, even if you clean it off. Tree sap causes a lot of damage to the paint. Over time, prolonged exposure to sunlight will create cracks and fade the surface of the plastic or leather in the interior....

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Benefits of SUVs Exposed

As the popularity of SUV and crossover vehicles continues to surge, more people are discovering all of the reasons why these automobiles are leading the industry. The passenger capacity and best-in-class cargo hauling capabilities of an SUV make it an excellent choice for growing families. The off-road and towing packages ensure that your vehicle is ready for any adventure on the road of life. Safety conscious drivers choose the SUV for its unparalleled security.

The SUV experts at Sheehy Honda in Alexandria are well-equipped to answer all of your questions about the ins and outs of SUV
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Car Detailing Takes Effort

Detailing a car isn't entirely difficult, but don't think the job comes without effort. Detailing the interior and exterior of a car requires a bit of work and knowledge. Interior work might be a little easier. Newbies to detailing may wish to start out with interior work.

Vacuuming an interior serves as the simplest way to clean things out. A few tools such as special brushes may be necessary to clean out a truly dirty interior. Depending on the condition of the interior, you may need a pumice block. Truly dirty carpets deserve a bit of deep cleaning…

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A Clay Bar Can Help You Get Your Car to Shine

Detailing a car takes a lot of attention, and it also requires having the right tools. Using the wrong equipment and techniques might not get the job done right and can potentially scratch your paint, but using recommended materials can ensure that all the dirt and grime will be removed.

One such piece of equipment that many experts recommend is a clay bar. Clay is a safe material to use on your exterior surface, and because of its makeup, it can adhere to any particles and contaminants that have been stuck to your vehicle...

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