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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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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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