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Garcia Honda Albuquerque

8301 Lomas Blvd NE
Directions Albuquerque, NM 87110

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How to Choose an Oil for All Seasons

Multi-grade oil is the standard type of engine lubricant for the modern automotive industry. Multi-grade oils have the familiar rating style of numbers and letters such as SAE 5W -20. The viscosity rating tells the auto owner the important information needed to protect the engine from excessive wear and damage. The 5W is the cold weather rating, and the 20 is the operating temperature rating.

Albuquerque auto owners understand the need to keep the minimum level of oil at all times and to get frequent oil changes. They can meet or exceed the manufacturers recommended level of protection...

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What is a Timing Belt?

The timing belt on your vehicle’s engine is responsible for keeping the motions of the crankshaft and camshaft synchronized. It works by turning the sprockets of both shafts with teeth on the belt that align with those on the sprockets. It allows the valves to open and close when they should. The camshaft’s intake valve lets fuel and air into the cylinder. When the mixture has been condensed and ignited, its gases are released through the exhaust valve.

Prior to the 1980s, timing chains were used to function in the same way. Belts are a quieter and more…

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Signs of Serious Brake Problems

The brakes are one of the most important components of your car and should be a high priority in terms of maintenance. Several signs will tell you that your brakes need to be checked by a professional. If your cat shows any of the signs, you need to get it in quickly.

Squealing or grinding brakes are a sign that the brake pads are worn and need to be replaced. If the brake pedal pulsates up and down when you press it, or the car jerks when stopping, a rotor may have overheated and warped. If the car pulls to…

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Everything You Need to Know About Headlights

Clear vision at a distance is critical to safe driving. This is particularly true during rain, fog, or darkness. Headlights make adequate visibility possible by illuminating the area in front of your car so you can make it safely through Albuquerque, NM traffic.

Once installed, headlights are relatively maintenance-free until it’s time to replace them. Since the main purpose of headlights is to make it easier to see while driving, the main sign yours need to be replaced is having difficulty seeing while driving in dark or inclement weather conditions.

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Importance of keeping your windshield wiper fluid reservoir full

Even if you live in big clean cities where mud and bird droppings are rare, make it a habit to keep your wiper fluid reservoir full. Garcia Honda Albuquerque gives you the main reasons why the tank should be full at all times.
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• The wiper fluid is not just a cleaning agent; it is also a lubricant for other parts that are involved in cleaning your windshield. If you leave the tank empty, these parts will start losing their strength and performance integrity.
• Initializing the windshield wipers when the tank is empty can damage the pump by causing unnecessary stress…
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Should You Buy Or Lease Your Next Honda from Garcia Honda?

Leasing or buying a new Honda car, truck or SUV is exciting, but can also be stressful. It's understandable to be confused about which option is better for you, and of course your budget. Our financing team can help you figure out what option is best for you.
 

An ever popular option for those looking to save on monthly payments, leasing is an attractive choice for those looking to get behind the wheel of a new Honda. Leasing is not just a car rental, though it can seem that way.


 

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You Can Go Longer Without Changing Engine Oil Than You Think

There was a time when a 3,000-mile oil change made good sense. Move forward in time and consider that manufacturers build better engines, that engine oil now has enhanced chemical properties, and you can figure that vehicles can go up to 7,500 miles on average without an oil change. Over a period, that saves consumers both time and money. It also saves on expensive engine repairs for not having changed the oil when needed.

Driving short distances each day can cause wear and tear on an engine. When engine oil hasn’t warmed up sufficiently, it lacks the…
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The Importance of Seasonal Vehicle Maintenance

If it isn't broke, don't fix it. This is the credo that a lot of car owner's honor. Perhaps, you have the same belief. If your car is running smoothly, getting you from point A to point B, why should you worry about car maintenance. The fact is that regular seasonal car maintenance is vital to your car's performance. We suggest that you bring your vehicle in to Garcia Honda in Albuquerque, NM for regular maintenance. We will run a check on your vehicle and advise you on the car's condition.

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Driving with Food for the Holidays to Entertain

You have entertained guests in your home a thousand times. However, this year you are taking your food skills on the road, and driving with food for the holidays to entertain. You can manage the dishes that have enamored you with friends and family.

However, you are no car expert. Fortunately, Garcia Honda Albuquerque is, and has the staff on duty to make certain your car operates the way it should. Headlight adjustments for better visibility, tire pressure checks, and oil changes are a little out of your realm, but in Garcia Honda Albuquerque has you covered. Their professionalism assures…
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