No “Fancy Riding”: Six Weird Traffic Laws

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips on Friday, January 29th, 2016 at 8:04 PM

Whenever we get in our cars, we are obviously aware of the laws that we are supposed to follow. Don’t speed. Don’t litter. Don’t ride the bumper of the person in front of you. But what about the laws that we don’t think of, the ones that were created years ago, usually by some small town government, and were just never taken off the books? Here are some of our favorite weird traffic laws from around these great United States of ours, taken from our friends at DMV.org. Read the rest of this entry »

Behold the Specs and Features of the 2016 Lincoln Navigator

By blogsadmin | Posted in Lincoln Navigator on Friday, January 29th, 2016 at 5:51 PM
2016 Lincoln Navigator Huntsville AL

For as much as we’ve become known for rugged trucks and efficient passenger vehicles, that certainly doesn’t mean that we don’t like to dress up. That’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see the 2016 Lincoln Navigator, the tuxedo of full-size, luxury SUVs. In case you wondered what it was doing to dazzle you this year when it arrives at Harbin Automotive, we’ve got your rundown right here. Read the rest of this entry »

Where to Watch the Super Bowl in the Huntsville Area

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local News and Events on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 10:44 PM
Watch the Super Bowl Scottsboro AL

We’ve reached the end of the football season, which can only mean one thing…SUPER BOWL!. It’s truly one of our favorite days of the year, and that’s why we’re going to help you find a great place to watch it. Whether you pull for the Panthers or Broncos, we can all agree on two things: it should be a great time for food and fun, and both teams would probably lose to the Tide. (We’re kidding.) Here are some suggestions for where to watch the Super Bowl near Huntsville, AL. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Get Your Car to 200,000 Miles

By blogsadmin | Posted in Auto Maintenance, Tips on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at 4:02 PM
Auto Maintenance Huntsville AL

For as much as we talk about new cars at Harbin Automotive, the simple fact is that most people aren’t driving new cars. Heck, most people aren’t even interested in buying cars, and would much rather get optimal performance from the car they currently have. If that’s the case for you, then today’s post has your car in mind. Here are our best tips to help get your car to 200,000 miles, which is totally feasible, but not without a little work. Read the rest of this entry »

Crystal Ball Showdown: 2016 Chevy Colorado vs. 2017 Honda Ridgeline

By blogsadmin | Posted in Chevy Colorado on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at 10:29 PM
2016 Chevy Colorado vs 2017 Honda Ridgeline Scottsboro AL
2016 Chevy ColoradoVs.2017 Honda Ridgeline
3.5L V6Model's Top Engine3.5L V6
305 hpMax Horsepower280 hp (est.)
269 lb-ftMax Torque260 lb-ft (est.)
7,000 lbsTowing Capacity5,000 lbs (est.)

Just a few short months ago, we recognized our very own 2016 Chevy Colorado for what seemed at the time like a dream scenario: it had been named the Motor Trend Truck of the Year for the second straight time. However, just as we were clearing a spot on the mantle for a three-peat, we learned that one of our old rivals, the Honda Ridgeline, had big plans for 2017. That begs the question, what will happen when they square off head to head? Ladies and gentlemen, the 2016 Chevy Colorado vs. the 2017 Honda Ridgeline. Read the rest of this entry »

Feel the Love with these Valentine’s Day Events near Huntsville AL for 2016

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local News and Events, Tips on Friday, January 22nd, 2016 at 9:38 PM
Valentines Day Events near Scottboro AL

We’re well into 2016 at Harbin Automotive, and as soon as Winter Storm performs a nice little number on the southeast and mid-Atlantic, we may even be able to enjoy ourselves. Fortunately, we’ve already got a few exciting events coming up in our area, beginning with the holiday we chose to ignore until we realized that it was a nice excuse to get a nice dinner and a massage: Valentine’s Day. But what are you to do when the better half asks what you have planned? Never fear, Harbin Automotive has you covered, with these Valentine’s Day Events near Scottsboro and Huntsville for 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Start-Stop Technology added to all 2017 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Engines

By blogsadmin | Posted in Ford F-150, Technology on Friday, January 22nd, 2016 at 3:40 PM
2017 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Start-Stop Tech

Although the 2016 model year is only just now beginning, that hasn’t kept some of our most popular models from leaking a few teasers for what the future holds. For example, the 2016 Ford F-150 has only just arrived at Harbin Automotive, but we’ve already gotten word that the 2017 Ford F-150 will add auto start-stop technology to all EcoBoost engines. When all the dust settles, this would suggest that as much as 60% of the F-150s sold in America will now have start-stop tech. That represents a lot of fuel savings for American drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Head Outdoors in the 2016 Chevy Silverado Realtree Edition

By blogsadmin | Posted in Chevy Silverado on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 5:16 PM

As the 2016 model year continues its triumphant return to Harbin Automotive, we’ve been enjoying a slow trickle of news regarding many of our most popular models, and particularly as the news pertains to the 2016 Chevy Silverado. We’ve already welcomed the 1500, 2500HD and 3500HD editions, and have received first looks at several special editions as well. Today, we enjoy our first look at the 2016 Chevy Silverado Realtree Edition, which offers styling certain to appeal to the many hunters and outdoorsmen in our area. Read the rest of this entry »

Chevy “Supporting Our Soldiers” Series Raises PTSD Awareness with #ChevySalutes Campaign

By blogsadmin | Posted in Chevy, Dealer Information, News on Friday, January 15th, 2016 at 4:42 PM
ChevySalutes PTSD Awareness

Chevy has never made any secret regarding its support for our Armed Forces, but what we’re going to show you today takes this support to new heights, quite literally. Chevy has joined forces with USX, the U.S. Expeditions and Explorations initiative, which helps soldiers and veterans serve and reacclimate to civilian life by conquering obstacles unrelated to the battlefield. They’ve released a four-episode “Supporting Our Soldiers” video series through the #ChevySalutes campaign, where a four-member team of vets and soldiers raises awareness for its cause, first by climbing Washington’s Mt. Rainier, and raising funds for an eventual trek up Mt. Everest. Read the rest of this entry »

We’ve Got the Skinny on the 2017 Ford Fusion Sport

By blogsadmin | Posted in Ford Fusion on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 at 6:17 PM
2017 Ford Fusion Sport Huntsville AL

Continuing what has been something of a trend in the last few days, we’re going to (virtually) return to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where we’ve already received a first look at the 2017 Ford Raptor Supercrew, which you can read about by clicking the link below. We’ve also recently gotten a first look at the 2017 Ford Fusion Sport, which represents a bold push forward for our flagship midsize sedan. So let’s take a peek at what we have to look forward to, shall we? Read the rest of this entry »