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Winter Tires - Know What You Need

Buying new winter tires is a big deal, especially with so many types of winter tires available. At Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville, we want you to be informed on what there is available and which tires will work best, so stop and see us when you’re ready to make the purchase or just to get some advice.

The type of winter tire you need will depend on the following factors.
  • Whether you drive a truck, SUV or passenger car
  • If you want studded tires for better traction on snow and the option to use studs for enhanced ice traction
  • If…
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What are Recalls?

With an auto recall, the manufacturer will issue a document to an owner if the model has a problem. Typically, these are issues with the car model that are safety-related and don't comply with a federal safety standard. When a recall happens, the automaker will alert owners what happened, providing them with details on the recall and how to fix that.

The recall letter will typically have the defect listed with a description and any risks that the recall poses to you and your passengers. It could be something small that just needs to be replaced, which will usually…
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Most Common Causes of Fluid Leaks from Your Vehicle

Being able to diagnose trouble with your vehicle is all about taking swift action. The team at Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville wanted to pass along some concerns you should have when you see leaks under your vehicle.

The most common cause of a leak under your vehicle is motor oil. This dark brown stain can result from too much fluid in the pan, a compromise of the gaskets around the oil pan, or the oil filter not being screwed on correctly.

Engine coolant will be greenish in color, and could lead to a number of serious concerns. You'll notice drips…
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Stay Safer By Checking Your Tires

We're all looking for ways to stay safer on the road. While some things are hard to control, such as other driver's habits and abilities, other things are pretty simple. For instance, maintaining your tires is fairly straightforward. And once you get into a few habits, you can always be sure that your tires are safe to drive on.

Maintaining proper tire pressure is one of the best ways to ensure that your tires are safe. When they're too inflated, your vehicle's weight is only on part of the tire, and this means that you're…
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Bad Muffler Warning Signs

While few drivers actively ignore muffler and exhaust problems, we at Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville have seen plenty of cases where people just didn't know there was a problem to begin with. Failed mufflers usually cause loud noises, but sometimes there's nothing to tip you off about an issue at all.

Pay attention to your fuel economy. Even though traffic conditions in Greenville might be hurting it, pay attention to anything well outside of what's normal. Poor fuel economy can indicate any number of problems, but it's often related to the exhaust system.

 

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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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