Sheehy Honda Blog in Alexandria, VA

What Does the Tech-Savvy 2018 Honda CR-V Offer?

While there is a gamut of SUVs on the market that you can explore, the 2018 Honda CR-V is a standout option. With its distinct and bold style that can fit in while navigating to work or taking the scenic route to a weekend vacation, the SUV has a fierce Active Shutter Grille and offers convenience with the available Roof Rails. You can pack easily with the Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat, and relish in the comfort of the available Heated Front Seats and offered Driver’s Seat with 12-Way Power Adjustment...

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The 2018 Honda Pilot is a Dream Midsize SUV for Alexandria, VA, Drivers

Have you come to the conclusion that an SUV has the components that you need to fit your lifestyle? Whether it is functionality, a stunning design, or a plethora of features, that you are searching for in a new SUV, the 2018 Honda Pilot has got it covered! The bold exterior of the vehicle showcases LED accents on the striking taillights and has available LED Low-Beam Headlights with Auto-On/Off...

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Sheehy 8000’s Road to Heart Health

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At Sheehy Honda in Alexandria, we are very excited for this year’s Sheehy 8000 Sales Race! Not only are we excited to sell 8,000 vehicles in 50 days, we are also thrilled to be partnering with the American Heart Association again. Throughout this partnership we have helped the American Heart Association with their annual National Walking Day event at Springfield Town Center and have donated over $200,000 during each year’s Sheehy 8000. This year’s fundraising efforts will bring us over $1 million dollars raised for the American Heart Association! If you would like to help…
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Key Items to Have in an Emergency

While you can't predict when your car is going to stop working, you can be prepared for when that time comes. Keeping a flashlight in your car can be ideal in the event that your vehicle experiences a flat tire or doesn't start during the evening or overnight hours. You should also carry jumper cables or a portable starter to jump your battery.

Keeping blankets in your vehicle can help keep you warm if you are stranded at night or during the winter season. They can also come in handy if you need to signal a passing motorist…

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Safely Testing a Car Battery with the Voltmeter


To test the battery in your vehicle with a voltmeter, make certain you are wearing protective eye-wear, have on heavy-duty gloves, and you have a wire brush handy.

Be certain the car engine is off when working around the battery, and clear off any corrosion from the battery terminals with the wire brush if present.

Take the red cable of the voltmeter and place it on the plus side of the car battery. The black cable then gets attached to the minus side of the battery.

Now turn on the voltmeter, the reading will show 12.4 or better when…
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Maximize The Life Of Your Tires With Regular Rotations


Just about every driver on the road understands that tires do not last forever. As critical as they are to your vehicle's performance and safety, they are basically disposable. A new set of tires is not a cheap prospect, either. So it makes sense that when you put a new set on your vehicle you will want them to last for as long as possible.

The good news is that there are things that you can do to ensure that you get as much out of your tires as you can. For starters, pay close attention to the air…
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Safe Speed Prevents Hydroplaning


When it comes to hydroplaning, you want to consider safety first! Once hydroplaning begins, it’s very difficult to stop it. However, you can take measures into your own hands to prevent it!

Always maintain a reasonable level of speed based on the weather conditions and even consider reducing your speed below the posted limit by at least 5 to 10 mph when it's raining. Pay close attention to the road signs in Alexandria to know what to expect, such as “slippery when wet” or “curve ahead.” During rainy weather conditions, road signs become crucial to your safety and…
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Signs the Tires on Your Vehicle are No Longer Safe

The warning signs that your car tires are no longer safe are right there, but most drivers ignore or don't recognize the signs. Paying close attention to the tire tread will keep you and your passengers safer.

Look for any bulges or cracks in the tire tread. These could lead to a severe compromise of the tire at high speeds and should be addressed quickly.

When driving at higher speeds, see if you feel any vibration in the steering wheel. This could help you identify tire issues you might normally miss with a visual inspection.

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Bumper-to-Bumper vs. Powertrain Warranty

Knowing what type of warranty your vehicle is covered by is important. This gives you an idea of what your out of pocket expenses may be. The two most common warranties offered are a powertrain or bumper to bumper warranty.

The powertrain warranty is limited to the parts of your vehicle that contribute to its power. The engine and transmission are prime examples. Any parts that need repair or replacement due to normal wear and tear are not covered.

The bumper to bumper warranty does exactly what it claims. It is definitely the most sought-after warranty. It covers all of…
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