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Garcia Honda Albuquerque

8301 Lomas Blvd NE
Directions Albuquerque, NM 87110

  • Sales: (505) 260-5000
  • Service: (505) 260-5001
  • Parts: (505) 260-5002

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Getting the Most Out of Your Tires

Although it may seem innocuous, the tire pressure and tread work hand in hand to ensure that you have a safe ride every time you take to the roads. In addition to giving you peace of mind in any road condition, proper tire pressure can also improve gas mileage.

Without the optimal amount of tread, tires will lose traction and not perform as well in wet or icy conditions. To check the tread, simply insert a penny into the groove with Lincoln's head upside-down but showing. If you can see all of the head, it is time to look…
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Warning Signs That Your Timing Belt is Failing

At Garcia Honda Albuquerque, our service mechanics are always ready to provide you with assistance. Keeping your vehicle maintained is one of the best ways to extend the life of your vehicle's engine. A timing belt serves an important purpose because it helps certain components in your engine function properly.

A timing belt keeps the camshaft and crankshaft in sync to help the cylinders fire at the proper time. It also controls the valves and pistons inside the engine so that they open at the right time.

 

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What Does Your Car's Alternator Do?

The staff here at Garcia Honda Albuquerque understands that not everybody is as experienced with cars as we are. However, we believe that helping our customers to learn more about their vehicle is the best way to help them get the most out of it.

One aspect of the vehicle that many drivers are somewhat unfamiliar with is the alternator. This oft-forgotten piece of machinery is what keeps the energy flowing into your car's electrical components and keeps your battery charged up. If your alternator should ever happen to die, your battery won't be too far behind it…

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Using Temporary and Full-Sized Spares

Today, nearly every automobile comes with a spare tire. Some have full-sized spares while others offer a space-saving compact tire or “donut’’. For safety, drivers should know the difference. The full-sized spare operates like a regular tire and drivers can use normal speeds. Compact tires are smaller than regular tires with reduced handling, mileage, and steering.

Albuquerque-area drivers know that "donuts" are small and do not feel like regular tires. The "donut" has limits on safe speed and the overall driving distance. Drivers must read the tire information on speed

 

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Get the Best Deal On Your Vehicle With These Bargaining Tips

When you buy a vehicle, you want to get the best price. And there are a few tips that you can use to get the best vehicle for a reasonable amount of money. First of all, when you're buying a car, the salesperson won't be surprised when you try to get a bargain, so you shouldn't be afraid to use these techniques.

The first part of good negotiation is knowing how much a vehicle is worth. Go to Kelley Blue Book to find out how much a specific make, model, and year with a certain amount of…

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The Dos and Don'ts of Debadging Your Car

Here at Garcia Honda Albuquerque, we want you to have the latest information on car care. If you've decided to debadge your car for aesthetic reasons or to remove indications you don't want, there are a few things you'll want to know about doing so properly.

When debadging your vehicle, do ascertain how the badge was applied so you can research the proper way to remove it. Do ensure that you only use plastic or similar tools to aid you in the removal to minimize any damage to the painted exterior.

When debadging, only use adhesive removers…

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Do You Have the Essentials for Tailgating?

Tailgating out of the back of your pickup is a cherished summer pastime that can create memories and fun. At Garcia Honda Albuquerque, we want to make sure you have everything you need to make an event go smoothly.

It's important to arrive to the game with enough time to set up, eat and hang out, and then clean up before gates open. Consider allowing up to four hours for the festivities. To ensure your guests don't have to go searching around in coolers for anything they need, take the time to label them. Freeze water bottles beforehand…

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Towing vs. Payload Explained

The maximum amount of weight a vehicle capably tows varies for different SUVs and trucks. Tow rating depends on what you to in addition to the individual engine, suspension, transmission and rear wheel packages. The vehicle must be properly equipped in order to meet the requirements for the specified maximum towing capacity.

Payload refers to the cargo inside of the vehicle or truck bed. A vehicle's payload rating is commonly lower than its tow rating. As unlike towing, payloads are supported by the weight of the vehicle and not the trailer. The gross vehicle weight rating often describes 

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What is an Infotainment System?

In-car entertainment systems have always been new age. Since 2015, more vehicles have adopted bigger touch-screens, more sensors, cameras, and app connectivity. In most vehicles, you can connect directly to your phone through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Some models even come with its own WiFi signal, making it easy to stay connected wherever you go. It's also perfect video calls and tapping into podcasts on your way to work without using your phone's data.

There are also new camera systems that tap into your blind spots like side views and rear views, where you may need parking…
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A Few Extra Steps Go a Long Way for a Used Car Purchase

When you decide to purchase a used car, there are many advantages. Of course, a used car purchase also takes a few extra steps in order to make an informed decision!

A good way to search for a used car in Albuquerque is to check the inventory on a dealership's website or check the classified ads online. This research can give you a general idea of what to expect for availability, as well as do "comparison shopping." Often times, you can find a deal that you weren't even expecting or a car that you didn't consider. Additionally…
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