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Back to School Carpool Tips to Make the Drive Fun & Safe

Carpooling is a big part of going to school. Between the busy lives we all lead and the rising cost of fuel, more parents are choosing to carpool their kids along with some of the neighborhood kids. At Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville, we want you to keep your kids as safe as possible during the ride. Come and see us for some great carpooling tips.
• Arrange a method of communication to keep in touch with neighbors (email, cell phone or landline).
• Be organized about time and allow for the unexpected.
• Do not overload your vehicle with more children than the vehicle…
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Why It Is Not Good To Confuse Payload With Towing

One of the surprisingly common confusions when it comes to trucks is the difference between towing and payload. One of the reasons that these two terms get confused is that people hear more about towing than payload. Therefore, it is possible that they might just assume everything they carry in their truck is towing. However, this confusion can actually cause some grave problem.

One of the issues with confusing this type of issue is that you are risking harm to your truck when you act on this confusion. For instance, if you get a truck that is listed as having…

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The Importance of Having Correct Tire Pressure

Few things can put a damper on a trip quicker than having a flat tire. Often, monitoring your tire air pressure can prevent this from happening. Many drivers buy new tires and forget about checking their air pressure from time to time. Stop at Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville and allow our technicians to check your tires and give you some helpful tire care tips.

Different things, including wear and tear, hot temperatures, cold temperatures and even road conditions, can affect the air pressure on your tires.
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Controlling Car Odors Sometimes Requires Charcoal and Citrus

As a car dealer we do like when you're an informed vehicle owner and understand how to care for your car, but that doesn't mean we'll stop offering tips that might be helpful to you both on the road and off.

Cigarette smoke can be a cause for concern for car owners, sometimes for those who aren't even smokers. If you recently lent your car to your neighbor and discovered a lingering cigarette smell, there are remedies you can use to breathe easy again.

You have two options to absorb car odors such as those caused…
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Understanding Why You Should Not Use Winter Tires in Other Seasons

While it may be tempting to leave on your heavy-duty winter tires throughout the year, the bottom line is that this is not a recommended standard of care for your vehicle. The automotive experts at Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville want you to be an informed and confident driver. We welcome the opportunity to answer any questions that you may have about driving with winter tires.

Winter tires are specially designed to handle the rigors of the season such as extreme cold temperatures and precipitation....
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Get the Best Fuel Economy in the Winter

Every member of our team at Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville wants you to be an informed driver who gets the best possible fuel economy. If you live in an area with cold winters, you’re probably aware of how winter can decrease your fuel economy. Allow us to share some tips on how to get the best possible gas mileage in the winter.
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• Avoid using defrosters and seat warmers as much as possible.
• Check your tire pressure regularly and make sure they have the correct amount of air.
• Combine trips to avoid making numerous trips with a cold engine.
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Summer Tires vs All-Season Tires

At Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville, many of our customers choose to equip their vehicles with summer tires as the weather gets warmer. There are many advantages to using summer tires when the weather is hot. With summer tires, you get superior grip on wet, dry, and extremely hot roads.

Summer tires perform better in the warm weather because they are made with a tread compound that contains sticky additives to optimize road grip in wet conditions. The tread also keeps the tires stiff on hot roads....

 

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How To Replace A Flat Tire Yourself

There are few things that are worse than being stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire. There may come a time when you have to change a flat tire yourself so it is important to have the right tools and knowledge to get the job done.

First, you should always find a safe place to park. Secondly, you should secure your vehicle. Your engine should be turned off and the emergency or parking brake should be engaged. Once you have turned off your engine, grab your jack, spare tire, and tools. Before you jack up your…
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Why a Clean Car is So Important

Routine maintenance on your vehicle should include regular cleaning of the exterior and interior to keep your car looking great. When you take the time to wash the exterior and vacuum and wipe down the interior, your car is going to look like new for years to come.

If you have dirt building up on your car, the exterior can start to corrode because of the dirt. When you live in an area with road salt, this can ruin the exterior of your car when it isn't washed off. Wash your windows with regularity to make sure you can…
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Comparing Refinancing with Trading In - The Ins and Outs

The finances of purchasing and owning a vehicle can often be complicated. With so many options to wade through, it is important to consider all of the pros and cons of each situation. The automotive financing experts at Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville want to equip you with the knowledge that you need to be able to make an informed financing decision.

One of the primary things to consider when making a decision about whether to refinance or trade in your vehicle is the amount of equity that you have in the car....
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