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2019 Honda Insight Arrives at Gillman Honda San Benito

 
What’s in a name? For the Honda brand, the 2019 Honda Insight calls back to an earlier car that carried the same name. However, unlike the new Honda Ridgeline (which had a lot in common with its predecessor), this is an all-new Honda car. It’s just arrived at the Gillman Honda San Benito showroom, and we’re eager to show it off.

Unlike some of its competitors, the 2019 Honda Insight doesn’t…
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How Extreme Temperatures in San Benito Affect Car Batteries

Car batteries have a lifespan of about three to five years. Lead acid batteries like these are designed to operate at temperatures around 77 degrees Fahrenheit. When the temperature rises to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, the battery's capacity goes up. On the other hand, such extreme heat shortens the lifespan of the battery.

Extreme cold is also bad news for your car's battery. When the temperature reaches 32 degrees Fahrenheit, the lead acid battery's capacity has declined by 20 percent from its peak power. At temperatures of -22 degrees Fahrenheit, the battery loses half of its power.

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Use Slower Speeds in Rainy Conditions

Rain can cause risks and dangers when driving, and you must use additional levels of care when operating your vehicle in wet conditions. Rain causes roads to be slick and reduces the wheel contact with the road surface. You will have different levels of braking and steering in rainy conditions.

Local drivers understand the need to drive slower in rainy and conditions and to allow more space between vehicles. At the start of rainfall, the water mixes with oils on the road to form a slippery film. Heavy rains have the potential to create a layer of water under your…

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Gillman Honda San Benito Congratulates the Class of 2018

 
Graduation day has come for many of you in Brownsville, Harlingen, and San Benito. If it feels like the road to this day was a long one, just think of the many — hopefully great — days on the road ahead. And remember that Gillman Honda San Benito can help you start that journey off on the right foot.

You need a car that’s as reliable as you are, and works as hard as you do…
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Don’t Miss the 80 Hour Sale-A-Bration at Gillman Honda San Benito!

 
1938 saw the first Superman comic, mass hysteria induced by Orson Welles’ famous “War of the Worlds” broadcast, and Joe Louis knocking out Max Schmeling in the first round. Gas was ten cents a gallon, and a new car just under eight hundred dollars on average. But opening a new car dealership at the tail end of the Great Depression like Frank Gillman did might’ve seemed downright foolhardy. Yet here we are, holding the…
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OEM-Spec Tires at Gillman Honda San Benito

 
If you’ve ever marveled at a NASCAR pit stop, where the pit crew installs four fresh tires and fills the tank in about fourteen seconds, give some thought to your Honda car. You probably fill up every few days, but when’s the last time you changed those tires? And is it time for a trip to Gillman Honda San Benito?

A stock car doing five hundred miles at Texas Motor Speedway is putting…
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Mark Your Calendar: New Owner Clinic

 
More things in life should come with instruction manuals. Think of how much easier we’d all have it if things like kids, significant others, and hard conversations came with a little booklet we could refer to and know what to do next. Gillman Honda San Benito can’t give you a manual for the next time your teenager rolls her eyes at you, but we know for a fact your new Honda Accord has…
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Loading Questions? We Answer Them Here

Have you ever needed to pack a large load into your truck or SUV and not known how to start? The way that you pack the back of your vehicle can influence the handling and safety of your vehicle while you are driving, and at Gillman Honda San Benito we want you to be safe on all of your drives.

To start, placing the heaviest items in the middle of your vehicle on the bottom of the bed will reduce the likelihood of a rollover and allow your steering and brakes to work properly. You should also be mindful of…

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2019 Honda Insight Preview

 
Honda Motor Company has an ambitious goal. By 2030, they want at least two-thirds of their car sales to be made up of electrified vehicles. They’re serious about making good on that promise. The Honda Accord Hybrid is about to have a lot more company, thanks to the recently-launched Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and the upcoming Honda Insight Hybrid. The reborn Honda Insight comes to Gillman Honda San Benito soon, so we thought we…
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Choosing the Floor Mats Right for Your Vehicle

There are things that you add to your vehicle that can make it better suited to you and the way that you use it. Our staff at Gillman Honda San Benito wants to make sure that you are informed before you head out to buy new floor mats for the vehicle.

If you are looking for functional floor mats, those mats that will help you relax and not worry at all about the mud that you drag into your vehicle, consider rubber floor mats. If you are looking for mats that are high quality and that will add to the…

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