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Synthetic Motor Oil vs. Conventional Motor Oil

Changing your car’s oil and filter is a pretty simple process, but knowing what type of motor oil your car needs can be a little more complicated. There are various brands and weights. There are also different types: synthetic, synthetic-blend and conventional motor oil. If you’re uncertain as to which type your vehicle needs and why, stop at Honda of Abilene, and speak with our knowledgeable staff.

Conventional motor oil is standard for most vehicles. Synthetic-blend motor oils are part synthetic motor oil and part conventional motor oil. Synthetic motor oil is a premium motor oil that’s…
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Tips for Participating In the Neighborhood Carpool

When done properly, a carpool can be an effective and safe way to get kids to school and back. The folks at Honda of Abilene want to give you some tips that can help your carpool operate at peak efficiency. First, you'll want to make sure that your schedule allows you to participate regularly.

Next, you'll want to make sure that you have a way to reach the other parents taking part in the carpool. A group chat or group text can be a great way to communicate quickly and easily from a variety of different devices.

Finally…

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A Heavy-Duty Pickup Truck Can Help You Transport Essential Tailgate Items

If you're going to tailgate on a parking lot, bring a pickup truck to the event because it can haul many essential items. You can transport equipment for a tent, containers for cooking accessories, and more on the back of a powerful pickup truck.

A tent can make the process of cooking on a hot day easier during a long tailgating party by blocking harsh UV rays. If you want to modify a tent to give everyone more convenient opportunities to wipe and dry their hands, load a few bungee cords on your truck. You can use these cords…
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Types of Cleaning Fluid For Your Tires and Wheels

There are actually many different types of cleaners that you can use for your tires and wheels. When cleaning your tires and wheels, you are going to have to make sure that you differentiate between tires and wheel cleaners. You are also going to need the right grade for cleaning your wheels adequately.

Keeping up with the tire cleaner and wheel cleaner can be a bit of an inconvenience. Fortunately, there are fluids that combine them both for convenience. Using a tire and wheel cleaner can make things go a little more quickly when it comes to cleaning out your…

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Understanding Tread and Pressure

If you've ever seen a tire blowout, you know that it can have catastrophic results. Instead of letting your tires get to that point, it's a good idea to regularly monitor them and fill them with air or install entirely new ones as needed.

Your manufacturer lists the proper range of inflation in your owner's manual, so check that for the number you should be seeing when you use your tire gauge. If your tires are low, they're not only at risk of a blowout, they're costing you money at the gas pump. Your tread…
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Refinance or Trade In Your Vehicle?

If you're considering whether it makes the best financial sense to refinance your car or to trade it in, there are many factors to consider, all of which will depend on your individual circumstances.

If your car is getting older, a lender might decide it's simply too risky an investment for them, which will mean you'll be better off trading in your car for another model. If your car is newer and the payment terms are fair in both interest rate and time span, you may not be able to secure a better rate when you refinance…
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Seeking Safety For Your Teen Driver

Although you might not be in a rush to see your teenager behind the wheel of a car, there are a few tips for choosing a vehicle that is the safest for your teen to drive and one that is cost-efficient as well. The first step is finding a car that fits the budget that you have. Avoid getting one that is new in the event of an accident as a used car likely won't result in higher insurance rates.

Look at vehicles that are smaller compared to vans and SUVs. A smaller vehicle is usually easier to control…

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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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