Sheehy Honda Blog in Alexandria, VA

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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Kitty Litter Is Surprisingly Helpful During Winter Months

Most people in the United States of America would be willing to bet that you, the reader - and this goes for anybody in our country, for that matter - has, at minimum, heard word of the ""kitty litter"" trick, in which you pour a fair amount of kitty litter below the one wheel or multiple wheels that aren't accelerating against the ground.

Rather they spin, but the vehicle never gets unstuck, requiring the driver to call a tow truck, seek the assistance of a friend or stranger, or to use kitty litter.

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The Importance of Winter Windshield Wipers During the Holiday Season

As the holiday season creeps closer, keeping up your vehicle’s maintenance becomes more important, especially when it comes to your windshields. An obstruction to your windshield cannot only be an inconvenience, but also a deadly risk that affects both you and your passengers. Having good windshield wipers, though not a guarantee that your car’s glass will be protected from everything, eliminates common obstacles that are a danger to your sight.

However, during the colder parts of the year, the typical windshield wiper will not suffice. They are built for warmer climates...
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Car Maintenance Before Your Holiday Travels

Taking a long car trip is one of the most exciting ways to see places and learn about highway culture while visiting family for the holidays. However, the experience could turn out wrong as a result of car problems. To avoid such preventable misfortunes, you should make sure that your vehicle is up to the task before taking the trip. Keeping the vehicle maintenance up to date is therefore essential. Sheehy Honda suggests that you do the following before hitting the road.

To ensure safety during the adventure, have a first aid kit and the emergency kit in place. The…
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Why Your Car Tires Have Tread

Have you ever asked yourself why your car tires have treads! Well, besides inflating your tires to the necessary gauge pressure, their treads need to be in proper condition. Treads enhance grip between the tire and the road thereby preventing slippage. Cars can't move on a wet surface with bald tires. Bringing the car to a standstill will be a disaster and climbing up an inclined road will be nearly impossible.

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