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How-to Tips and Videos

How to Change a Flat Tire
Got a flat tire and don't know what to do? Here are 10 simple steps on how to change a flat tire:

1. Pull over:
Find a safe, flat spot to pull over, making sure you are as far onto the shoulder as possible. Try taking the nearest exit if you are on a highway. Put your vehicle in park with the emergency brake on.
2. Turn your hazard lights on: This will warn other drivers to stay away.
3. Get the jack, wrench and spare tire from your trunk: These tools will be found in the compartment of your trunk. If you do not have these tools, or need more assistance, don't hesitate to call our Honda Roadside Assistance: 1-800-465-PLUS (7587) .....

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How to Check your Tire Pressure
Checking your tire pressure at least once a month will help you get the best performance from your tires. Inaccurate tire pressure can cause damage to your tire, poor mileage and lead to a flat tire. Here are 6 simple steps on how to check your tire pressure:

1. Make sure the tires are cold
: Checking your tire pressure before driving ensures the air hasn't expanded from heat. Wait for at least three hours if you've driven.
2. Check the standard cold tire inflation pressure: You can find this information in your owner's manual or on the inside of the driver's door. The average vehicle tends to generally have a PSI (pounds per square inch) of 27 to 32. Larger vehicles are around 45.
3. Remove the valve cap from its stem on the tire: This is located near the hubcap and is about 2-3 cm long ....

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How to Determine your Check Engine Light
When your 'check engine' light comes on, your car is signaling to you that something is wrong - but that doesn't always mean it's catastrophic. Here are some tips to help you figure out what's wrong before having to go to the repair shop:

1.
Check your gas cap
: If your gas cap is loose, the pressure inside your gas tank is thrown off, sending an error message to the car's computer.
2. Check under the hood: Look for frayed wires, leaking hoses or cracked spark plugs. (If you feel slight jolts while accelerating, damaged or old spark plugs could be the reason)
3. Check the code: If you own a code reader, you can decipher the code that was stored in the memory of its computer when the check engine light was triggered .....

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How to Check your Oil
To determine the condition of your car's oil, be sure to check it at least once a month to make sure it's not contaminated. Here are 10 simple steps on how to check your oil:

1. Make sure your engine is off
2. Open the hood of your car
3. Locate the dipstick: This measurement device can be found near your engine .....

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How to Pair your Smartphone to your Honda's Bluetooth System
Want to sync your smartphone with your Honda and get access to hands-free calls, text messages and more? Here's how:

1. Turn on your car so you have access to the stereo and turn on your smartphone
2. Enable Bluetooth on your smartphone: Go into your settings and click "Bluetooth." Slide or click the button to turn on.
3. Press the Bluetooth button on your car's system and click "enable discovery mode" .....

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How to Use your Smart-Key
Newer cars are implementing smart-keys into their systems. This is a computerized system that uses sensors and microchips to automatically start your car, unlock and lock your doors. Here's how to use them:

1. Keep your smart-key close
: Whether you keep your smart-key in the pocket of your pants, jacket or purse, having your smart-key near your car sends a signal to the sensor which verifies the rolling code projected by the smart-key, allowing you to lock, unlock and start your engine.
2. To start your car: Simply press the "start engine" button where you would normally insert a standard key.
3. To lock your car door: Push the button on the outside of your car door handle .....

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