Automobile Recalls Demystified

Here at Harbin Chevrolet we've heard quite bit about recalls over the years. Although recalls are harmless and more common than most people realize, the word is still a little confusing and frightening to most vehicle owners. Fear not. Here's a basic rundown about how to find info on recalls and what they are.

How to Find Info on Recalls

Is there a recall on your vehicle? It's easy to find out. Your vehicle's manufacturer alerts you automatically by mail when you maintain up-to-date vehicle registration. You can also sign up to receive recall info by…

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A Quick Intro to Headlights

Headlights illuminate the way at night, in bad weather and in low-light conditions. They're a vital but often overlooked automotive component. Here's your quick intro, straight from the experienced techs of our Harbin Chevrolet service department.

Sealed-Beam vs. Composite

Sealed-beam headlights were an industry norm up until the 1970s. They consist of bulbs hermetically sealed in sturdy housing designed to prevent ingress of debris. Replacement requires an entirely new, intact headlight assembly. Composite headlights have sealed assemblies you can 

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Basic Winter Car Prep and Care

Winter can take a lot out of you and your car. Just like you need heavier clothing and outerwear, your car benefits by a few tweaks as well. Here are five key winter car prep and care tips our Harbin Chevrolet team think you should know.

Change Your Tires

If you don't have all-season or winter tires, consider investing in some. Winter tires have particular flexibility, tread depth and design to enhance traction on cold, icy roads.

Keep Tire Pressure on Point

Monitor your tire pressure weekly to anticipate fluctuations. 

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Harbin Chevrolet's Guide to How Brake Pads Work

Brake pads are one of the smaller features of a vehicle, but they play a vital role in keeping you safe in Scottsboro. It all begins as you place your foot on the brake pedal. As you put pressure on the brake, a series of events begin, starting with the cylinder sending brake fluid to the calipers behind your wheels.

These calipers apply pressure to the brake pads with pistons that push them into the rotor, eventually causing it to slow the vehicle to a stop. To make sure your brake pads are in prime condition, look for them between…

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Saddle Up in a 2021 Chevrolet Camaro

If you want to take your driving level to the next level, then the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro should be a serious consideration. This car is built for the highway and is built for the track. Peak performance can be expected thanks to its picture-perfect handling and fine-tuning. Pin-point steering is also on the menu.

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Common Reasons for An Overheated Engine

At Harbin Chevrolet we are always interested in helping drivers in Scottsboro, AL learn more about their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to issues like engine overheating. Here are some reasons your engine may be getting too hot. It is important that you recognize them and take action immediately.

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Enjoy a Safer Nightly Commute with the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD's IntelliBeam Headlights

When you're driving home at night, sometimes you have to turn on the high beams to see through the fog. But when another car approaches, you have to turn them off, then turn them back on again. All throughout the night, you have to constant switch between your high beams and your regular headlights. Doesn't that get tiring?

The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD's patented IntelliBeam headlights automatically switch to regular headlights when another car approaches. When the car's gone, the high beams automatically switch on again. No more fiddling with your headlights and distracting

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What Tech Features are Available for the Chevrolet Sonic?

Tech features are increasingly important to drivers around Scottsboro. That's why the team at Harbin Chevrolet is happy to tell you that the Sonic has a strong list of both standard and available ones. When it comes to making your life more fun and more convenient, the technology inside of the Sonic has you covered.

A 7-inch touchscreen and smartphone capability through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto headline the standard feature list. They are joined by two USB ports and even a Wi-Fi hotspot to make sure that you can take life with you when you hop behind the…

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Why Your Brakes Squeal When You Press the Brake Pedal

The more you drive your vehicle, the more you come to know how it sounds when it's operating normally. Therefore, when you notice a sound that’s out of the ordinary, it can be quite concerning. One sound you may hear from time to time is a high-pitched squealing sound coming from your vehicle’s brakes. 

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Understanding Transfer Cases

Odds are pretty good that you do not think much about your transfer case. This vital vehicle part does not get a lot of recognition. However, it can cause a lot of problems for drivers in Scottsboro, AL when it starts to malfunction. Here are some key things the team at Harbin Chevrolet, LLC thinks you should know about your transfer case.

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