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Learn About Your Vehicle's Timing Belt

If you have an understanding of your vehicle's components, it can help extend its life, which is why at Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville we try to provide you with useful information about how your vehicle functions. Your vehicle's timing belt is a vital piece of equipment that helps the camshaft and crankshaft turn, and if it becomes damaged, it could lead to costly repairs. For additional information about your vehicle's timing belt, read our content below.

While it is suggested to reference your vehicle's manual, most timing belts will need to be changed every 60,000 to…

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What Is An Alternator And How Do I Know If Its Malfunctioning?

Most of us have heard of an alternator but knowing its purpose can help diagnose the cause of an issue. An alternator, which used to be called a generator, is what charges the battery and runs the electrical components of a car.

While the battery provides electricity for your car to start, the alternator, not the battery, actually provides the electricity. When the car is running, the alternator is recharging the battery. The two parts work as a team to power the electrical components of a car.

 

 

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Choosing the Right Car Seat

Choosing a car seat can be a very difficult process. It was tough finding the right vehicle that would provide you and your family with all of the safety features that you need. Now you need to make sure that your children are safe in their seats based on their ages and their sizes. Let's take a more detailed look:

If you have a very young child or newborn then you will need to invest in an infant carrier car seat. This car seat can be used rear facing up until the child is about 25 pounds. Each brand…
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Tailgating Essentials

Football season is in full swing and whether or not your home team is doing well, there is still a lot of fun to be had. One of the best parts about football season is the tailgating. You get together with your friends and family to eat, drink and goof around before the big game. If you pack up your vehicle ahead of time, you can have everything that you need for a successful tailgating experience. Some of our suggestions here at Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville include:​
  • Paper products like napkins, plates and cups. These items are easy to dispose of…
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Respecting Towing and Payload Capacity

Whether you use your truck for work or for recreation, understanding the difference between its towing and payload capacity is critical to protecting it from damage. At Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville, we'll be happy to answer any of your questions about the differences between the two ratings.

The towing capacity of a truck is much higher than its carrying capacity. It refers to the weight that a truck can tow behind it with a hitch. It doesn't matter if the hitch is attached to the bed of the truck or the back of it. The carrying capacity includes any…

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Don’t let rust destroy your car! Applying touch up paint made easy

Here in Greenville, there are a myriad of things that could scratch paint job. Eventually, it’s going to happen, and when it does, it needs addressed right away. Severe enough scratches can result in rust, which can spread throughout your vehicle like cancer. Thankfully, applying touch up paint is very easy to do!

The first thing you need to do is to clean out the scratch. All you need to do is rinse it out with warm water and soap. Next, if the scratch isn’t very deep, simply sanded smooth with 220 grit sandpaper. If the scratch has…

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Why Buy a Crossover?

Crossover vehicles are becoming increasingly popular for many reasons. Many people choose them when they desire a vehicle that offers extra space but still drives like a car. When you purchase your next vehicle, we want to know your purchase was an informed decision. Stop at Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville and get all the facts on the benefits of crossovers.

Some of the benefits of crossovers include:

• Drivers experience better fuel economy than with SUVs.
• Crossovers provide an excellent ride that’s similar to a car
• Crossovers are offered at competitive prices that are cheaper

 

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Clay Bar Treatment with Car Detailing: 101

The clay bar treatment has been around for years, but it's just starting to get noticed more as car detail specialists offer it as part of the full service. Clay bar treatments can help your paint look better and last longer. There are a number of reasons why paint tends to fade, but some of them can be prevented. Most people think it's just wax that can help, but the clay bar is actually better at protecting against rust and harsh chemicals that can cause your paint to fade and break down.

If you want to get the…
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What You Need to Know to Avoid a Tire Blowout

If there are things that you can be doing to keep your vehicle working well and to avoid having emergencies come about while on the road, don't you want to do those things? There are ways that you can avoid a tire blowout, and Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville wants you to know all about the things that you can be doing to look out for yourself.

You can help your vehicle avoid going through a tire blowout by making sure that your tires have the proper amount of air in them before you hit the road. You do not want…
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Breaking Through Several Common Motor Oil Myths

It’s sometimes hard to determine fact from fiction when it comes to motor oil. Many motor oil myths have been circulating for so long that a majority of drivers simply take them as facts. Below is information that’s intended to clear up some of the most common motor oil myths.

Vehicles may be able to go up to 7,000 miles between oil changes instead of the universally indicated 3,000 mile interval, and oil filters should always be changed along with the oil. Modern synthetic oil doesn’t cause shrinkage of internal...

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