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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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Protecting Your Car from the Rigors of Winter and Salt Corrosion

With winter still in full swing across much of the nation, many drivers are now dealing with the negative effects of road salt treatments. The winter weather experts at Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville want you to be prepared to handle the rigors of the season so that your vehicle does not suffer any ill effects.

Salt that remains underneath your vehicle for any length of time can lead to rust formation. This can damage the mechanical function of your vehicle if not properly addressed.

 

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Making a Winter Survival Kit Easily for Your Vehicle

The team at Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville are committed to helping local drivers stay safe on the roads. Here is a helpful guide for packing a winter survival kit in our vehicle this season.

Breaking down at night is a scary thought, especially when the car can no longer generate light. Packing a flashlight and plenty of new batteries will go a long way in ensuring you can make repairs or be able to flag down other motorists for assistance.

The longer you are stranded in a disabled vehicle, the more a threat of hypothermia becomes a reality...

 

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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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