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4 Ways to Spot a Flood-Damaged Used Car Before You Buy

Many drivers consider buying a used car an inherent risk—you never know how well it was maintained by the previous owner. It could be on the verge of a breakdown.

Fortunately, most of the pre-owned vehicles for sale at Gillman Chevrolet Harlingen come with free CARFAX Vehicle History Reports, which detail every inspection, repair, and oil change, as well as any problems with the vehicle's title.

With hundreds of thousands of cars, trucks, and SUVs in Texas destroyed by Hurricane Harvey, however, some are certain to be sold by deceptive means. In some cases, vehicles can be title-washed…

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16 Flooded-Car Survival Tips to Follow, 1 to Ignore

What would you do if you were caught on a flooded road in your Chevy? Cars.com made a great list of 17 do's and don'ts that can help you survive this emergency situation, which has hit all too close to home in the past week.

One of their tips, however, is dead wrong.

When a car begins to sink, the force of…

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Why You Should Never Dry-Wipe Your Dusty Chevy

When the air gets dry, it can quickly get dusty around Harlingen. By the end of even a short commute, you may notice a film of dirt starting to build up on your car.

While we're all tempted to keep our Chevy's paint looking shiny, it's important to resist the urge to swipe the dust off with a towel when you're out and about.

What happens if you…

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Chevy Colorado ZR2 Leverages Small Size to Deliver Rock-Crawling Prowess

If you're looking to get out of Harlingen and hit the trails hard, the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is your ticket to off-road adventure.

Everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes our pickup trucks. It's safe to say the compact and midsize truck segment has not fared as well in…

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How Front Pedestrian Braking Works

The 2017 Chevy Malibu is one of the safest new cars in Harlingen. It earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA (pronounced nit-sah) for short.

NHTSA has been researching new technology that will make cars safer by filling the gaps of human error, and Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame appeared in a series of videos to demonstrate.

The 2017 Chevy Malibu is available with Front Pedestrian Braking, similar to the technology shown in the NHTSA video. It uses sensors to detect the shape of a human crossing the road. If the driver…

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Keep Your Chevy Sparkling Like New with WD-40 Detailing Hacks

You just drove away with a new Chevy from Gillman Chevrolet Harlingen, and the first thing you do is run into a swarm of bugs that bake onto your hood in the Texas heat. Or your kid-sister spits gum into the carpeting.

There are thousands of detailing disasters that can befall your car, inside or outside—but for each of them, the solution is easier than you might think. You don't need to buy expensive specialty cleaning products when there's a can of WD-40 waiting in your garage.

WD-40 is a spray lubricant, usually used for protecting metal…

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Synthetic Oil is Better for Extreme Southern-Texas Heat

In a new study conducted by AAA, synthetic oil performed 47-percent better than conventional motor oil across a series of eight tests. These tests were designed to evaluate the performance of oil in lubricating, protecting from wear and corrosion, cleaning, and cooling engines.

One major indicator is how well the oil maintains flow and viscosity under extreme temperatures.

At the southern tip of Texas...

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Can the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV Make Waves in Harlingen?

By-and-large, even conservation-minded drivers near Harlingen have ignored the EV segment. Unlike conventional hybrids or plug-in hybrids like the Chevy Volt, pure EVs run only on electricity, so they are limited by the range of their batteries. So far, most EVs are expensive, and their short range limits them to city driving.

That's about to change with the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt.

 

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Have You Just Bought Your First Car? We Are Here to Help!

We know that buying a new car can sometimes seem daunting, or stressful. There are a lot of factors to consider, and the specifics of financing, and servicing, can sometimes seem extremely complicated.

That is why, on June 22nd, there will be a new owner’s clinic taking place. This clinic can help you get an idea of the servicing process, while you meet our factory trained technicians, and we can help you by answering any questions you may have about car ownership.

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Texas's Parks Are Some of the Best Road Trip Destinations

Have you ever made a tour of the National Parks System via the road? Many families do so during the spring and summer months when these natural wonders are in full bloom. It has been a tradition in the United States going back over a century to the founding of the parks system. Almost every state has one; Texas has quite a few more.

You can make a short day trip to the one closest to you, or you can make a tour of the nation, hitting several in a long, looping road trip.

In Harlingen, we're lucky to…

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