Sheehy Honda Blog in Alexandria, VA

Keeping Rodents Away From Your Car

Regardless of what type of car you own, there is a good chance that rodents are trying to make their way through the engine area. This can be quite dangerous, especially since some rodents can be as large as a softball. There is, however, an action you can take to prevent rodents from accessing or even wanting to access your vehicle.

The main action you can take is to invest in rodent tape. This tape can usually be purchased at any major retailer, and it is as thick and strong as electrical tape. What makes this...

 

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Help Us Support Our Local Hockey Moms

Come donate used hockey equipment to support our local youth hockey players from now until March 26th!

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At Sheehy Honda we want to help “level the playing” field by providing kids in need with hockey equipment. As part of our Washington Area Honda Dealers partnership with NBC Sports Washington, the Washington Capitals and Leveling the Playing Field organization we’ll be collecting any used youth hockey equipment you have lying around the house. We’ll collect anything from helmets to skates to elbow pads to sticks, shin guards and gloves.
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What Makes a Dog-Friendly Vehicle?

Do you have a dog that loves car rides? If so, then you know what it’s like to ride along with a dog who won’t sit still. One of the best things you can do for your dog is get a pet safe car seat. These look like child seats in some ways, but the belts are different and may include harnesses to keep your dog in the seat.

In other cases, there is a doggy seat belt that will attach to your dog’s harness as well. This is also a good idea if you have a…
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What is Oversteer and Understeer?

If you have problems turning your vehicle, it could be due to several factors. At Sheehy Honda, we try to keep our consumers informed about how their vehicles function. Oversteer and understeer are two terms that refer to your vehicle's dynamics. Oversteer occurs when a car turns more than what the driver wants, and understeer happens when the vehicle turns less than what the driver wants.

If your vehicle has front-wheel drive, then you have a higher chance of experiencing understeer. 
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Locating a Mechanic You Can Trust

As a vehicle owner, there are times when you need to find someone who is well acquainted with cars and who can figure out what is going on with yours. There are times when you need to pay a mechanic to work on your car. Make sure that you know who you can turn to in those times.

If you know what someone like you can expect to pay in order to have certain services completed on their vehicle, you can know if a mechanic is being fair with you or not. Do some research as you are looking to…
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Pros and Cons of Tonneau Covers

Is a tonneau cover right for you? We here at Sheehy Honda want to help you weight the pros and cons of installing one.

One of the lesser known but very noticeable benefits of utilizing a tonneau cover on your truck is that it can increase the fuel efficiency of your truck by a full mile per gallon of fuel. Assuming that your large truck only gets 20 miles to the gallon, this represents a five percent boost in fuel economy. This also represents a five percent savings in your large fuel bill every week. Unfortunately there are some drawbacks…
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Using Compact Spare Tires

Nearly every new car has a spare tire. Automakers often choose compact spares for their latest models. The compact spares save space; small tires are about half the size of a standard tire. When in use, compact spares do not operate like full-sized tires. The small size interferes with ABS systems, speedometers, and traction controls.

Alexandria drivers know the importance of spare tires. Flats can occur at any time. When the spare is a compact tire, then drivers must move quickly to repair or replace the flat. The compact spare is only temporary; the automakers design them to get 

 

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Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Important Facts

The rubber of the wiper blades on your car wear faster than you might even realize. Here are a few things to consider about the longevity of those windshield wiper blades.

The rubber elements that make up the windshield wiper blades will break down because of oxidation or just from being exposed to the sun. Even the movement back and forth across the glass windshield is slowly wearing away at the flexibility of those wiper blades.

Once the rubber ends of the wiper blades become stiff and brittle, this is when it becomes more challenging to see clearly out of…
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Tips for Installing Child Car Seats

Child safety seats are a common part of the American landscape as their usage tremendously reduces the risk of death or injury in a car accident. The key to their usage is proper installation, and while placing one in the back seat of your vehicle can be intimidating, it won't be if you follow a few steps.

Take your time and thoroughly read through the manufacturer's instructions and make sure you understand them. Next, take a look at your vehicle's manual to see if it gives you any tips about installing car seats. If you have dedicated…

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