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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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The Basics of Car Cleaning

For most people, the biggest purchases in their lives are their home and their cars. And most people know to keep up with general maintenance like oil changes and tire rotation but many do not think about washing their car as part of the general maintenance routine.

A good car wash kit to have at home is as simple as a 3 to 5 gallon bucket, a long-handled soft brush, car wash liquid, and a few old towels. An ideal car wash liquid will have both soap and wax incorporated into it. Remember to rinse the car thoroughly starting with…
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In Need of a Vehicle? Come to Our Memorial Day Event and Find the Perfect One!

We know how important finding a quality vehicle is. Affordable pricing, quality features, and cutting-edge safety are all vital components to a memorable driving experience. We want to help you find that perfect vehicle.

That is why we are proud to announce that we will be having a Big Tent Used Car Memorial Day Event!

Taking place on May 27, there will be over 300 vehicles for you to look through! All of them will be priced to sell, and are backed by our Gillman Pre-Owned Promise.

These vehicles will be placed underneath the grand tents, so you can’t…

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Drive For Perfect Attendance, and Win Prizes!

Here at Gillman Chevrolet Harlingen, we enjoy being a part of our community. Vehicles are an important part of life, and the more we can help impart our knowledge, while helping our local community, the happier we are.

That is why we are proud to say we will be hosting the Drive for Perfect Attendance on May 17 with Harlingen CISD!

High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have perfect attendance are eligible to win an incredible grand prize: a brand new 2017 Chevy Sonic! That’s right: the grand prize winner will drive off with a brand new Chevy…

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Tire Rotation Can Extend Your Tires' Life

Rotating the tires when the oil is changed is more than a slick move. Tire rotation is viewed by car industry experts as a basic preventative maintenance strategy. How often you should do this varies from 5,000 miles to 10,000 miles. You are also recommended to follow the advisement in the owner's manual.

Tire rotation extends the life of tires by equalizing tread-wear. In cases that reveal wear patterns to be irregular from driving style to tire position, skilled technicians rotate tires to forestall the need for eventual replacement. Generally, tires do show wear patterns as they…

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