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Avoiding a Tire Blowout

A tire blowout is a dangerous emergency that can be easy to prevent with proper attention and care. Remember these tips to avoid a blowout while you are driving.

You first need to get in the habit of regularly inspecting your tires. You should examine them often for signs of damage or tread wearing. Use the old trick of placing a penny in the tire's tread. If you can see Lincoln's head, you should replace your tires for having worn out tread on them. You also need to look for signs of rot. Tires can rot easily if…

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Honda Express Service Near San Antonio, TX

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If you have ever had the experience of getting car service, you likely know that one of the most painful parts is waiting for days to get your car back. Here at Gillman Honda San Antonio, we know that nobody wants to go days without a car, which is why we introduced Honda Express Service. Available at our Honda service center, the Honda Express Service center provides appointment-free car service that typically gets you in and out in about 30 minutes.

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A Honda Parts Store Near Me in San Antonio

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If you find yourself asking, “where can I find a Honda parts store near me?”, you’re not alone. While it can be easy to shop at car parts warehouses filled with car parts with questionable quality, finding authentic OEM Honda parts can be more challenging. Luckily, here at Gillman Honda San Antonio, we do much more than just sell new and pre-owned Honda cars. We aim to be a one-stop-shop for everything Honda-related, including authentic, high-quality parts.

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Why is My Tire Pressure Monitoring Light On?

Your car's Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) alerts you whenever the air in your tires have reached unsafe levels. What does it mean when your light comes on? Here are a few possible reasons.

Low Tire Pressure

The most common reason your light comes on is low tire pressure. Use a tire gauge to check pressure and inflate accordingly. In most cases, the light will go off immediately.

 

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Things to Know For Your Annual Vehicle Inspection in San Antonio, TX

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Regular maintenance is a vital aspect of vehicle ownership, whether you own a 15-year-old Honda car or a brand new 2020 model. Here at our Honda service center, our mechanics know that annual vehicle inspections aren’t anybody’s favorite part of owning a Honda car, but they are necessary to ensure top performance and safety from your car. Before bringing your car in for your annual checkup, here are a few things you should know about the inspection.

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Where Does Your Timing Belt Come Into Play?

Have you spent time thinking about the timing belt on your vehicle? The answer is probably no, but it may be something that you should focus on at least to some extent. The timing belt plays a critical role in getting your vehicle to function at all.

There are special valves in your vehicle that allow air and gas to flow into and out of the engine just right. Lacking that flow means that you could have a vehicle stall out or worse. Don't allow yourself to get behind on this. You need to be checking up on that…

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Stay on Top of Regular Transmission Service and Repairs

When discussing automobiles, the term transmission refers to the set of gears that transmit the energy needed to move the vehicle from the motor to the wheels. Transmissions require frequent maintenance to stay in top condition, and the team at Gillman Honda San Antonio is prepared to provide those necessary services as part of your vehicle’s regular automotive care program.

Transmission fluid acts as a lubricant and coolant inside the transmission. Over time, the fluid level may drop due to small leaks or fluid break-down. 

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What are the Differences Between Spare Tires?

Even the most durable tires can suffer a flat. Driving over a nail in the highway is not uncommon. Other issues can cause a flat. Replacing a flat with a spare provides at least a partial solution to the problem. What kind of spare are you putting on the tire, though? Some spares are compact ones, and others are full-sized. Significant differences exist between the two.

A full-sized tire is identical in size to the four currently on the vehicle. Sometimes, people choose a full-sized spare that is an identical brand to the other four. Driving on a full-sized tire…

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Synthetic Oil Is Better Than Conventional Motor Oil

At Gillman Honda San Antonio, we want you to understand the importance of using synthetic motor oil on your vehicle. So, what makes synthetic oil so great? Synthetic oil has been chemically modified by scientists to have better resistance to sludge and thermal breakdown. Because it has a higher viscosity index and less evaporative loss, it is a better option than conventional motor oil when performing an oil change. You also have the cheaper option of putting a synthetic blend of motor oil in your vehicle, which is simply a mix between synthetic and conventional motor oils.

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