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Reasons to Consider a Car Cover

There are different things that you will do to look out for your vehicle, and the team here at Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville wants to help you understand how you can keep that vehicle in the best shape. A car cover can help you protect your vehicle and help it stay in good shape for a long time.

A car cover is important to use when you are parking your vehicle beneath a tree. The cover will keep small branches, leaves, and pollen from making the car dirty or messing with its finish. A car cover is important if you are…
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Understanding the Basics of Car Differentials

Thousands of different mechanical components must work in perfect harmony for your car to run smoothly. That includes a unique and complex device known as a differential. Here is a closer look at how differentials work and some steps that you can take to keep yours running smoothly.

The primary job of the differential is to allow each of a vehicle’s wheels to spin independently of one another. That job is extremely important when turning or driving over bumps. When a differential is broken or worn, it can force a vehicle to veer to the side. Broken differentials also…

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Signs of Suspension Difficulties

The suspension system in your vehicle is designed to help minimize the vibrations you feel from the road, and it is designed to keep your car from being damaged by road bumps and dips. Sometimes, the suspension system becomes defective and needs to be serviced.

When the suspension on your vehicle is experiencing difficulties, you may notice that your vehicle bounces a lot more after hitting a bump. Your vehicle may also lean heavily into turns when the suspension isn't right. If you are experiencing a harder ride with a lot of vibration as you drive, your suspension might…
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What's The Deal With Tire Rotations?

Your tires don't all wear at exactly the same rate. Many things, such as the type of drivetrain you have, can affect the rate of tire wear. That is why we here at Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville felt it necessary to give you the basics about tire rotations.

Tire rotations need to be completed regularly to maximize the usable life of tires. Without it, you will end up paying far more for full replacements. While experts recommend that you should have your tires rotated once every 5,000 to 6,000 miles, this number can be far lower if you…
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Discover How to Test Your Car's Battery Safely

To quickly see if the battery in your car is still functioning properly, you'll need a voltmeter, gloves, wire brush, and safety eye-wear.

Open the hood after the car engine is off, put on your protective eye-wear and gloves, and use the wire brush to clean the contacts on the battery terminals,

The voltmeter has only two color-coded cables. Red cable to battery positive terminal, black cable to battery negative terminal.

Now that the cables are secure on the car battery, load test the voltmeter. If the reading comes back at 12.4 or higher, the battery is still…
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Stay on the Road with Good Tire Treads

Your tires are only going to last for a certain amount of time, and then they will wear out and they will no longer work for you like they should. If you feel that your tires might be in trouble, Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville is here to look at the treads and let you know if you need a new set.

If your tire treads are worn down, your tires are not going to grip the road in the way that they are meant to. If your tire treads are not what they should be, you will find it hard to…
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If You Just Drive Around Town Keep an Eye on Your Exhaust System

All drivers should check their exhaust system for leaks or problems, but people who just take a few short trips around town may want to keep an even closer eye for problems. Exhaust systems on cars that just drive a couple of miles a day don't have time to get hot enough to evaporate collected water, which can lead to rust damage.

If you notice vibration when you start up your car, especially through the pedals, seat, or steering wheel, you might have an exhaust problem. Popping and hissing noises are another warning sign, as well as reduced gas…

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We Will Deal with Cabin and Engine Air Filter Needs

You are looking to take care of your vehicle fully. Anything that your vehicle needs to have completed, you are ready to take on that job. You can find help with replacing cabin and engine air filters through Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville and the services that we provide.

If you are trying to figure out how your cabin air filter can be replaced, know that you do not have to do that on your own. We can handle the work for you and keep the air in your vehicle clean and fresh. If you are trying to replace the engine air…
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Using Conventional Oils

Changing your oil regularly is one of the best ways to ensure your engine keeps running smoothly. This also helps you prevent breakdowns since your motor oil helps your car stay in top shape.

One of the most common oils you can use today is the conventional oils. This is because they are not only affordable but also have chemical additives that meet most car manufacturer requirements. As a result, these oils do a good job at keeping the internal engine surface well cleaned, reducing breakdowns, preventing overheating and providing viscosity that your car needs it that much.

 
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Why You Should Install Winter Wiper Blades Each Year


When you are in the middle of a winter storm, there is nothing worse than turning on your windshield wipers to only have them fail. This, unfortunately, happens to many people every year. This can, however, be avoided if you know what to do. Here at Barbour-Hendrick Honda Greenville, we want you to be prepared this winter and make sure this doesn’t happen to you. To prevent this from occurring, all you have to do is make sure to replace your standard wiper blades with winter wiper blades. Now you may be saying, "like that is going to work…
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