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Should You Use Summer Tires or All-Season Tires?

With summer around the corner, our team at Honda of Abilene wants to help you choose the best tires for the season and your driving habits. When it comes to summer tires and all-season tires, both offer benefits, but summer tires give drivers precise handling on wet, dry, and hot roads.

Summer tires are optimized to give you excellent grip with a tread compound that is made with rubber, fillers, and sticky additives, and this mixture also keeps the tires stiff on extremely hot roads.

Summer tires are ideal for those who drive in urban areas that get lots of…
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Invest in a Crossover for Optimal Efficiency and Affordability

With the current price of gas throughout many areas of the U.S., vehicle owners are really starting to rethink the vehicle that they have invested in. Many people are turning back towards the sedan, largely because of how efficient they are. If you feel like you need more space and features than the sedan can offer you, think about investing in a crossover. These vehicles have more options than you would ever imagine. Let's take a closer look.
  • The sticker price of a crossover is very similar to a sedan, but you get a lot more for your…
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Overheating Car? Find Out Why This May be Happening

No one should be driving a car in Abilene with an overheating engine. This issue can make it scary to drive. The following are a few reasons why your car may be experiencing this.

Reasons Your Engine is Overheating

Ideally, you want to take your car to get inspected so that you can get to the bottom of the problem, but the following are few possible reasons this could be happening:
  • You forgot to put in engine oil, and now your engine is getting too hot.
  • There is a problem in your cooling system; maybe there is a leak.
  • The…
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Correct Flat Tire Replacement

We publish articles like this at Honda of Abilene to help you expertly operate your car in Abilene and anywhere you drive. Expert drivers know how to quickly change a flat tire. Here are some tips to help you quickly and safely replace a flat.

Only change a flat tire on firm, level ground or pavement. Turn off your car before you change a flat. Always engage the hand brake, too. Partially loosen the flat tire's lug nuts before you jack up your car. After you swap tires, start your spare's lug nuts before you lower the car…
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Different Types of Truck Cabs

Part of choosing the right truck is deciding what kind of cab you want. Honda of Abilene will be able to help you pick something out, but for now you can take a look at this handy guide to truck cabs.

Standard Cabs

Standard cabs are small, with only one row of seats and two doors. They do come with larger truck beds, making them great for hauling large loads.

Super Cabs

Super cabs or quad cabs have two full-size doors and two suicide doors. They are slightly larger than standard cabs.

 

 

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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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