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The Old Rule Of An Oil Change Every 3,000 Miles Has Changed


For the longest time, we were all told that an oil change every 3,000 miles was mandatory to maintain the life of your vehicle's engine. Well, with all of the advancements that have been made in engines and engine oil over the years, this rule of thumb doesn't necessarily hold true any longer.

If you drive a more modern vehicle, then chances are it can go 5,000-7,500 miles between oil changes depending on the model that you drive. While there is nothing wrong with keeping fresh oil in your engine every 3,000 miles, it…
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Don't Forget To Check Your Windshield Wiper Fluid Level


If you have ever been driving with a dirty windshield in the direction of the setting sun, you know how hazardous that can be. All of a sudden, all those bug guts and road dust illuminate and block your vision. That is certainly a potentially dangerous situation. You need to be able to see the road ahead when you drive.

That is what makes your windshield wiper fluid so important. In a situation like that, if you have a good set of wipers and a reservoir full of windshield wiper fluid, you can quickly clean off your windshield on the…
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Why Original Equipment Manufacturer Parts Are Best For Your Car


Are you in the Harlingen area and in need of spare parts for your car? We at Gillman Chevrolet Harlingen have got you covered. You can probably get auto spares from your local mechanic, but the best choice for your vehicle would be original equipment manufacturer parts. These are guaranteed to maintain your car’s high performance, and they’ll probably last longer than any other parts. This is why you should choose OEM parts over the aftermarket spare parts.

The parts are manufactured by your car’s manufacturer who has sound knowledge of the functionality of your vehicle...
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Use Our Online Finance Application for the Best Experience

Traditionally, people have been going physically to the bank to seek financing. However, online auto lenders have changed the game altogether. People now increasingly prefer to fill out forms online for the following reasons.

It's convenient

You can get the information you need by just a click. This is far quicker and less tedious compared to when you have to keep going physically to the bank or dealership for papers and the required procedures.

Apply any time.

Using an online application saves you the frustration of having to wait until your dealership opens during the official hours...

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Driving North for the Holidays? Follow These 4 Tips to Stay Safe in the Snow


?Who doesn't get homesick listening to Bing Crosby's smooth baritone, "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know"? Whether you have family up north, or you just want to see what all the fuss is about snow, many Harlingen-area drivers will be heading to frozen climes this winter.

If you are not used to driving in the snow, we recommend flying to your destination and renting a winterized car there—or avoid driving altogether. If you are determined to bring your Chevy truck or SUV on a road trip, there are…
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Why You Should Take Your Off-Roading Chevy Truck Home for Christmas


​It never snows in Harlingen. While they're freezing up north, we're baking in the hot Texas sun. Naturally, you'd be hard-pressed to find anybody around here with a set of winter tires, or even all-season tires for their car.

This can pose a problem around the holiday season for those traveling by car.

When summer tires meet snow and ice, a spin-out is just waiting to happen. If your family lives someplace cold, there may be a way to survive your holiday road trip without investing in a new set of winter tires just for the occasion…
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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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