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How to Program a Honda Key Chip

How to Program a Honda Key Chip

How to Program a Honda Key Chip A Honda remote electronic car key, commonly known as a key fob, is helpful in controlling the car doors, trunk, and the alarm system. If you find yourself with a new fob, or if the battery has died on your existing fob, or if your fob has malfunctioned, you will need to program/reprogram it. Just remember that your remote will not work if the key is in the ignition. If you have lost your keyless entry remote, reprogram your Honda remote to protect your vehicle from theft. It’s easy to do yourself, and not necessary to go to a dealership. We will walk you through the 11-step process in this article.  Steps for Programming Honda Key Fob Step 1: Gather All the Remotes You need to get all the remotes and have them together while you program. Actually, you only  need one remote to access the programming mode, but all the remotes need to be programmed at the same time. Step 2: Repla ... read more

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How to Update Toyota Navigation Maps

How to Update Toyota Navigation Maps

  It’s the 21st century and we are reliant on our GPS and navigation systems for getting us from point A to point B. We use navigation to get to appointments, vacation destinations, friends, and many more important locations...just about anywhere we need or want to go. Accuracy of the navigation maps on our cars is critical. The navigation maps need to be current and up-to-date.    But, these systems can become incomplete over time as roads and points of interest are changed. Updating the map database for your built-in Toyota navigation system requires either a self-install DVD or a visit to a certified Toyota service center, depending on your model.   How can you be sure that the Toyota navigation system in your car has the latest update? Let our experienced and knowledgeable team at Reliable Imports help you. We know how important this system is for you. With the same attention we provide in servici ... read more

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What is Emission Testing and Why It Is Important

What is Emission Testing and Why It Is Important

Emission testing for your vehicle is important to you, for your car or truck, and for the environment.  This test indicates the levels of pollutants your vehicle is emitting in order to comply with standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency.   The first emission test was performed in 1966 in California. Now, it is required by law in more than 30 states on regular schedules. If your vehicle fails the emissions test, you must make the appropriate repairs and have the vehicle retested.   In North Carolina, 22 counties require emissions testing annually for cars between 3 and 20 years old. At Reliable Imports, we perform the necessary emission testing as part of the annual inspection on your vehicle. In this article, we wanted to discuss what emission testing is and why it is important. What is Emission Testing? Emission tests are standard tests that measure exhaust emission for different types of engines and ... read more

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