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Fluid Changes In Your Cars Mean So Much To Their Health

Not everybody is fully aware of the different kinds of fluids in their vehicles, their wide-ranging functions, and how to check them. Let’s browse over the basics of three such fluids: transmission fluid, motor oil, and coolant.

Coolant is intended to prevent your engine from overheating. It is added to the radiator, where a fan blows cool air over the inside of your vehicle to keep it running as appropriate. The radiator should have a cap on its top somewhere.

 

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Get Pre-approved Financing With Our Financial Application Tool

Do you want to get yourself or your loved one a new car? Well, we at Gillman Honda San Benito have the best cars and a financing application tool that will save you a lot of time, unlike the times when a lot of paperwork was needed to be done. You will be able to fill in forms online without having to visit our showroom. Our team is available in our online showroom to help with any credit queries. The rest of the process will be faster than you expected.

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Keep Your Headlights Safe

The headlights on your vehicle are probably the easiest thing to check out to ensure they are functioning properly and keeping your family safe and sound.

Usually, if a headlamp goes out, a light on your dash panel will illuminate to let you know it's time to replace. However, on some makes and models, this isn't an option. If your car falls into this category, don't fret! The easiest way to make sure both headlights are working is to park a couple of feet from a building (side of a house or in front of the garage…
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Easy Headlight Cleaning Tips

Night drives can be challenging if your car’s headlights are faulty. As a result, damaged or overused headlights may expose you to risks. Every decision you make on the road depends on your ability to see what is ahead. Headlights are therefore essential for safe driving. Some modern lights are made of poly-carbonate material provides a long-term service to a car owner. However, due to ever-changing weather and driving conditions, the headlights are bound to become hazy or dim. Below is our list of some common practices that car owners can regularly practice to maintain their headlights:

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Help Reduce Holiday Travel Stress

The holiday travel season is upon us once again. Many families will be heading out to visit friends and family and enjoy holiday gatherings. To make your holiday travel less stressful, here are some helpful tips from Gillman Honda San Benito:

  • Know your Route - Map your route in advance so you know if there is any road construction that may impact your travel and where you can stop if any unforeseen circumstances occur.
  • Keep Kids Occupied - Make sure you pack games, music, and movies to keep your kids occupied during your commute.
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Tips For Moving Food Around In Your Vehicle

It's holiday season, and that means - well, a lot of things. Most importantly, holiday season spells "lots of food"!

Whether you're going to a friend's house, to visit family, or somewhere else, it's likely you'll transport food somewhere. Even though we regularly groceries home from the supermarket, moving prepared food as loads more difficult. Following are a few tips you should follow when transporting prepared dishes.

Don't send away reusable dishes. By giving the gift of food to others, you signify to keep the dish it's gifted in. Save yourself money and reduce…
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2018 Honda Civic is powerful and loaded with safety features

Diverse and sporty are words used to easily describe the 2018 Honda Civic Sedan, 2018 Civic Coupe and 2018 Civic Si.

Under the hood the 2018 Civic Sedan and 2018 Civic Coupe have a 1.5-liter direct-injected DHOC VTEC Turbo engine that produces 174 horsepower and 167 pounds-feet of torque. The 2018 Civic Si has the more powerful 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo engine with and output of 205 horsepower and 192 pounds-feet of torque.

Standard on all Sedan trims and standard on Touring trims for both the Sedan and Coupe is the Honda Sensing suite. 

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Signs Your Battery May Be Failing

There are a few signs that can show when your car's battery may need to be replaced, such as dim headlights, your car's horn not being as loud as it should be, or your engine taking a long time to start up. All of these can be signs that you may need to have that battery replaced.

There are few parts in your car more important than the battery. It makes sure your engine starts correctly, and it keeps many of the vehicle's electrical components operating properly while you're on the road. However, this means that…
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Dangerous Flood-Survival Myths Resurface As Texas Rebounds from Harvey

Even though it's a bit late for this storm, many San Benito residents are brushing up on their flood survival skills, and many media outlets are doling out advice. Unfortunately, not all advice is good advice—even from respected sources!

We spotted a Cars.com article on what to do if your car is stuck in a flood with several great tips, and one old myth that could get you killed in a real emergency:

"Do not try to break windows to get out."

If your vehicle is sinking, water pressure will prevent you from opening the doors or…

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