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The Best Deal For Your Car

When you reach a point where it's time for a lower car payment, there are a few options that you have. Talk to Honda of Abilene to find out whether a new car would be in your best interest based on your credit or if refinancing would give you a better rate. Consider the age and the condition of your vehicle before making a final decision.

Refinancing your vehicle is an option to consider if you have a newer car and you know that you still have more years of driving left to do in the vehicle....

 

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The Keys to How to Make a Winter Survival Kit

Our team at Honda of Abilene wanted to pass along some helpful information on creating a winter survival kit for your vehicle so you stay safe in the inclement weather.

You'll never know if your vehicle breaks down or runs out of gas in the cold, which means you might not have the ability to run the heat. Keep a large blanket in the kit so occupants are able to huddle together using body heat until help arrives.

Bringing some non-perishable food in your emergency kit can keep occupants busy while waiting for help. Pack a jar of peanut…
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Rodents Damaging Your Reliable Vehicle

When it comes to vehicles, your vehicle can break down for a lot of reasons. One thing that you will find is that among the factors that contribute to a vehicle breaking down is rodents. Therefore, if you find that your vehicle is falling apart mysteriously even though you are trying your best to take care of it, then you may want to look for rodents.

One thing you can do is take your car to get checked and have the professional look at it. They will find the issue. If they find that your vehicle is falling apart because…

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How To Stop Sun Glare In Its Tracks

Sun glare causes thousands of accidents every year. Safety is Honda of Abilene's top priority, so we're sharing these helpful daytime driving safety tips. Simple maintenance and preventative measures will keep you safe on the sunny streets of Abilene.

A little maintenance goes a long way in preventing sun glare accidents. Clean your vehicle's windshield with a glass cleaner to prevent streaks. Streaks increase the intensity of the sun's glare and affect visibility. While you're cleaning your windshield, inspect the glass for cracks and chips. 
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What Should You Do After Noticing a Fluid Leak?

The last thing a car owner wants to see is a pool of fluid lying under the vehicle. This usually signals that something serious is going on with the car. However, not all fluid leaks are necessarily cause for alarm. Learn what a certain type of leak may mean for your vehicle.

The first step in fixing the leak is to find out where it is coming from. A simple way to do this is to look at the color of the fluid. It can be hard to do this on concrete. Instead, try using a piece of paper to…

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Taking Care of Your Tires

Since tires are the parts of your vehicle that maintain contact with the road, it's essential that your tires are in good condition. You can check them at home or bring them into Honda of Abilene if you require assistance.

One of the first things you should check is your tire tread. The level of tread you need to drive safely is 2/32", but it's a good idea to change out your tires before you get down to the minimum. A tip is to use the "Penny Test." Insert a penny, head down, into your tread. If…
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Most Exhaust Problems Have Obvious Signs And Sounds

Muffler and exhaust problems are commonly confused with other vehicle operation concerns. Your car’s exhaust system is responsible for a host of emissions regulations. When there is a problem with your muffler, strange noises, vapors, and onboard warnings can occur.

Most cities have strict laws when it comes to maintaining proper emissions functions. The standards in Abilene are no exception. Exhaust systems that work properly minimize the amount of harmful gases that emit from your vehicle. They also dampen engine noise, and assist with achieving fuel efficiency.

 
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Driving on a Spare Tire

Today, automakers use several types of spare tires. Some vehicles have a full-sized spare while others have a compact spare. The full-sized spare is a regular tire. The compact tire or “donut” is a space-saving tire meant to get the vehicle to a repair shop. The manufacturer describes the safe speed and recommended distances for the “donut” spare.

Abilene drivers know the importance of having a good spare. Tires can fail in the middle of a trip or local errand. The compact tires do not handle or steer like regular tires, and drivers must lower speeds and drive only a…
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The Importance of Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings

You have probably heard of motor oil viscosity, but what does it mean? At Honda of Abilene, we try to keep you informed about your vehicle to extend its lifespan and ensure that is performs well. You can read further to learn more about motor oil viscosity ratings.

Viscosity is the measurement of how well the motor oil can resist flow. If a motor oil has a high viscosity rating, it will move slower than a motor oil with a low viscosity rating. Have you noticed the number and letter on the front of a motor oil bottle? 

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How to Haggle the Best Price on Used Cars

The entire team at Honda of Abilene wanted to pass along some helpful advice for being able to haggle the best deals on a used car. Here are two tips to help get you started.

In order to get the best possible deals on used cars, you need to be willing to walk away from any deal that you don't like. If you let the seller see your enthusiasm for a car, then you lose your bargaining power. If you don't feel like you got a good deal, just start walking.

Begin negotiations by making low but reasonable…
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