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Community Events: 6th Annual San Benito Native American Cultural Pow Wow

 
We’ll be back to talking about brand news and new Honda cars from Gillman Honda San Benito soon enough, but this week we wanted to highlight a community event in the San Benito area. This coming Saturday, September 15, is the 6th Annual San Benito Native American Cultural Pow Wow, held as part of San Benito’s annual Texas Independence Celebration

The event takes place at Veterans Memorial Academy, which is located at 2115…
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Next New Owner’s Clinic September 19

 
Aside from website terms and conditions, the owner’s manual for your new Honda car may be one of the least-read things in the English language. We understand. There’s only so many hours in the day, and the minutiae of maintenance schedules and infotainment system submenus probably isn’t your idea of a fun evening. But we can make it fun, and that’s why we’re inviting you to the next New Owner…
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Buying a used car – What to know!

In San Benito, frugality is an important thing. While a new car is always a nice luxury, sometimes budget constraints or wisdom call for a used car for obvious reasons. This can be a daunting thing to shop for, but if you know ten basic steps, it can be pretty easy.

Establish a budget: How much are you willing to spend? Determine a maximum, and aim for what you want for a lower price.

Choosing a model: What type of vehicle do you need? Do you have a brand preference? Know this before shopping.

Reliability and expenses: Now that you…

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What is an Infotainment System?

Most infotainment systems today are more than just vehicle diagnostics and music. You get GPS navigation, camera-enabled alerts, voice-enabled controls, and smartphone interfaces. These new in-car entertainment systems also allow you to connect to WiFi right from your car, allowing you to stay connected on any long road trips.

The new touch-screen interfaces also make it simple to use your phone with your car and enabled voice controls. You can now access everything with smart apps on your phone that connect to your vehicle as well. In addition, you can monitor your 
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2019 Honda Pilot Gets a New Look — and More

 
The 2019 Honda Pilot is a mid-generation redesign for the popular Honda SUV. Sometimes these redesigns are cursory affairs with a couple of nips and tucks, but they’ve really pulled out all the stops this time. In stock now at Gillman Honda San Benito, it’s a great alternative to minivans, and represents a real step up from the 2018 model. 

The exterior redesign renders the Honda Pilot more rugged-looking than before. That impression…
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Essential Brake Safety at Gillman Honda San Benito

 
You may not have heard of the Motorist Assurance Program (MAP), and you might not have known that they’ve declared that August is Brake Safety Awareness Month. Now that you know, what can you do with your new-found wisdom? You can visit Gillman Honda San Benito for Honda brake service. It’s the perfect time for it!

Why Brakes Matter
Stopping distance matters, as you realize when your heart leaps into your throat as…
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Visit the Parts Boutique at Gillman Honda San Benito

 
If you’re stopping by Gillman Honda for service, parts, or to buy a new Honda car, there’s a bonus of sorts hidden away just off our showroom. It’s called the Honda Parts Boutique, and it’s one of our best-kept secrets.

If you’re here for Honda service and waiting to get your car back, or if you’re doing a bit of parts shopping for your Honda Civic Hatchback, pop into…
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Score Sizzling Deals on the Honda Accord and Honda CR-V

 
Summer is winding down, but we’re still trying to make the most of every day. For many folks around Brownsville, TX, that means squeezing in a few vacation days and having friends and family over for a barbecue. At Gillman Honda San Benito, it means inviting our friends to the Certified Dream Deal Sales Event.

Here’s the deal: from now to September 3, 2018, you can get significant savings on 2013-2018 Honda Certified…
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How to Plan for an Affordable Road Trip

Vacations don't have to be expensive to be fun. You can easily hit the road and find attractions to enjoy with your family. With that being said, you need to plan ahead. We want you to enjoy your vehicle this summer, so here are some tips on how you can make the most out of your money during a road trip.

Before you head out, create a budget that you can stick to. One easy way to do this is to figure out where your final destination is and figure out how much you'll be driving to get…

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Our Favorite American Truck: the 2019 Honda Ridgeline

 
You might not expect a Japanese-branded truck at Gillman Honda San Benito to carry a Made in America label, but the 2019 Honda Ridgeline does just that. Built in Lincoln, AL, it’s the ideal antidote to many of its competitors’ oversized and inefficient models. 

The Honda Ridgeline is only in the third year of its new generation. That means the same powertrain as previous years (a 280 hp i-VTEC® V-6 engine paired to a…
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