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Are You Ready to Try a New Hatchback?

A hatchback vehicle is one that is very practical and can really bring a lot of life to your vehicle. Some vehicles have this type of body as their standard feature, but if you would like, some vehicles can upgrade the trunk option to a hatchback design. If you aren't sure of which style you would prefer, let's take a look at some of the reasons why a hatchback is a great option.

When you are toting around plenty of groceries, shopping bags and your children's sporting equipment, you need a good amount of access to your…

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

If your tires are a few years old but still in good shape, a good cleaning can make them look almost new again. In a few years when the tread is really worn down, you can invest in a new set. Let's take a look at some of our simple tire cleaning tips that can help you get the job done yourself.

  • First, you are going to want to soap up your tires nicely to get them clean. Use only a mild, diluted dish detergent or products specifically made for your brand of tire.
  • When you are done, dry…
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Spring Car Care Most Vehicles Need

Spring car care means different things to drivers. Some drivers perform most their own maintenance year-round, while others only do it in the spring. Doing it yourself or taking it to the shop is also often a dilemma. Stop at the Priority Honda Chesapeake service center and speak with us about spring car care. We can provide you with the services or a checklist of what you can or cannot do yourself.

Here are some things that vehicles typically need in the spring. Some you can do yourself, while others you may not wish to tackle.

  • Refill windshield wash
  • Change…
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Top Signs That Your Exhaust Needs Work

The exhaust system on your vehicle is responsible for carrying dangerous gases from the engine away from the vehicle and out the tailpipe. These are a few signs the exhaust system may be leaking.

When you can hear a popping or hissing sound coming from the engine, this is a sign of potential exhaust trouble. It is also possible that you will hear strange sounds coming from the tailpipe, so pay very close attention. 

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How to Avoid Hydroplaning

One of the scariest situations you can encounter while driving is hydroplaning. It occurs when there’s more water on the ground than your vehicle can push through. When you feel that gliding sensation, it’s because the water has taken control of your car’s wheels by coming between them and the road’s surface.

There are some precautions you can take to avoid hydroplaning. One of them, of course, is to slow down while in a downpour or when you’re approaching standing water. Aside from reducing your speed, the correct way to avoid this situation is to…

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How to Jump-Start Another Car

Keeping a set of jumper cables in your car’s emergency kit is a practical way to round out what you may need. With a little practice and basics, you’ll not have an issue with them. The first thing to realize is that each end of the cable has a positive connection marked in red and a black connection that’s negative. The other thing is to not let the cables touch a metal surface once you’ve started connecting them.

Begin with the dead battery and connect the positive cable to the terminal next to the plus sign…

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What You Need to Know About Your Car's Timing Belt

A timing belt malfunction is something you never want to hear is wrong with your car. That is why our team here at Priority Honda Chesapeake are here to give you the basics so you know how often to have it serviced.

A timing belt, in its most basic form, is something that works with the camshaft in your car to properly open and close the valves of your engine at all times. If it is not properly functioning, odds are your car won't start. If it ever breaks, it will undoubtedly cause a great deal of damage to…

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Car Battery Guide: The Value of Holding a Charge

You car’s battery may be a small part, but it’s an extremely important part, and not a part you want to stop working while you’re out and about. Regular battery maintenance is the first step towards keeping your battery charged and fully functional. Stop in at our handy Honda service facility and have our technicians check out your battery.

The battery has many important roles under the hood. It stores energy and provides power to the fuel system, ignition system, starter and just about every electrical part in your vehicle. 

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Do You Know Why Tire Pressure Is Important?

Every vehicle manufacturer sets a requirement for tire pressure. Even though the sidewalls of your tires might have a maximum pressure written on them, you need to follow the vehicle's requirements. The tire pressure is important to the safety and performance of your entire vehicle.

Proper tire pressure ensures that your vehicle can achieve maximum fuel economy. It also helps you with controlling your vehicle on roads that are wet, icy or snowy. When the tires are improperly inflated with too much or too little air, they will wear out faster and could cause a problem with handling. 

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What is Synthetic Motor Oil?

Here at Priority Honda Chesapeake, our service department is committed to partnering with you to keep your vehicle in top shape. We can help with routine maintenance such as regular oil changes, and we are always happy to talk with you about the type of oil that is best for your motor.

You may be wondering about synthetic motor oil. What exactly is it? Do I need to use it? And how is it different from regular, conventional oil? In short, synthetic oil is different because of how it is made. While we get conventional oil from nature, synthetic oil…

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