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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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Keeping Tires Clean

Taking care of your vehicle involves many things. Just as you want to keep the body of your vehicle looking good and the engine components running smoothly, you should regularly maintain your tires. Fortunately, it's a pretty easy task to keep them clean, and this could help extend their lifespan. If you have any questions, just ask us at Gillman Honda San Antonio.

Remember to use a cleaner that's appropriate. There are some all-purpose cleaners as well as some designed for high-end products. Following the directions on the bottle, apply an even layer. 

 

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Why Your Tires Need Proper Inflation and Tread

Maintaining proper tire tread and pressure is not only essential to the proper operation of your vehicle, but it also plays into the safety aspect of when you are on the road. Here is why you or your technician should periodically check both to ensure that your vehicle is performing at its best.

Improper tire pressure means your tires are either underinflated or overinflated. Underinflation is particularly dangerous as it can result in a blowout on the road, which can lead to loss of control and an accident

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Summer Maintenance Checklist From Our Honda Mechanics

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If you live in the Selma, TX area, you don’t need us to tell you how hot and humid the summer gets. While some drivers are more concerned with maintenance when the temperature drops, the heat and humidity that come along with summer present their own unique challenges to your vehicle’s operation. Here at the Honda service center at Gillman Honda San Antonio, our mechanics are standing by to get your vehicle back into top condition. Here are a few maintenance considerations that are of special concern during the summer.

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Make Sure Your Car’s Tires Are Ready for Summer

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Now that it’s summertime in the New Braunfels, TX area, one thing that the mechanics at our service center recommend is to make sure that your car’s tires are ready for the hot and humid climate. For many drivers, summer is an invitation to hit the road and head across the beautiful state of Texas. The rising temperatures that come along with summer, however, can cause changes in your vehicle’s tire pressure. With the professional mechanics at our Honda service center at your side, make sure that your car’s tires are ready for the summer.

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Signs of a Good Battery

Before testing a battery, it is probably a good idea to know what to look for in a good battery. Fortunately, there is a lot of information on the signs of a good battery as opposed to signs of a bad battery. This will help you make sense of the information you get from testing your vehicle.

One of the signs of a good battery is that it accepts and holds a charge. Therefore, you will have an easier time with your vehicle. It also easily recharges. The bad battery is going to be the opposite of the good battery…

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Traction of Summer Tires and All-Season Tires

When choosing the type of tires for your vehicle in the summer, you have to think about what you are looking for in a ride. Whether you choose summer tires or all season tires depend on your preference and the type of ride you want to have during the hotter time of the year.

Summer tires are for people that are looking for the best traction that they can get. With the traction that they get from summer tires, they are going to be able to handle their vehicles well in the summer on wet surfaces as well as dry…

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Easy and Cost-Effective DIY Headlight Restoration

It won't take long to see how dull headlights inhibit the driving experience. The overall aesthetics of a car is lost, and who wants that? The following is a simple and inexpensive way to deal with this issue.

The Baking Soda Tip

We have people who know a thing or two about cars at Gillman Honda San Antonio. This knowledge has been acquired through years of experience. The baking soda headlight restoration trick is a pretty effective one, and all you need to do is the following:
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1. Wipe off any dust from the headlights.
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How to Properly Replace a Flat Tire

Trust us at Gillman Honda San Antonio, you don't always have time to wait for roadside assistance to arrive. For that reason and others, we want to help you learn today how to change a flat.

If a tire loses air while you are driving, you will likely feel the impulse to pull over and stop immediately. Instead, slow your car to a safe speed while you seek a level and firm place to stop. After you gather your jack, lug wrench and spare tire from your trunk, slightly loosen your flat tire's lug nuts before you raise…
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