May 2015
Recommended Maintenance

MONTHLY ARCHIVES: MAY 2015

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2014 Honda Civic Hybrid

Honda Tips

Buying a car is exciting. But, most people are so caught up in the present moment of actually getting a new car that they typically don’t think about the potential resale value. A car’s resale value is based on many factors, such as age, mileage, general condition, equipment levels, etc. You may not know it, but if you buy a Honda, you’re one step closer to a decent resale value because of its history of reliability and quality. One Honda worth mentioning is the Honda Civic. Here are some tips to know about resale value.

Brand and Model: Depending on a car’s brand and model means either a nice resale value or one that’s next to nothing. Surprisingly, these things are actually higher on the resale value list than even the condition or quality of the car. Honda’s, like the Civic, are known for their reliability which drives its resale value much higher than brands that are less trustworthy.

Color: The highest resale value goes to cars that are black, white, or silver. Why? Cars in one of these three colors sell fastest, which ups their resale value. It may seem fun and more against the norm to have a car that’s yellow, green, or blue, but unfortunately, it can cost you in the end when resale value is lowered.

Drivetrain: Manual transmissions can be more exciting to drive and also produce better fuel economy, but they don’t offer as high of a resale value as an automatic transmission. So remember that if you’re hoping for better resale value down the road.

Technology: It seems like the more technology your car is loaded with, the higher the resale value would go, but the opposite is actually true. Buyers of used cars don’t want to shell out extra money for unnecessary technology. So just because you opted for all the jazz, don’t expect it to add to your resale value.

Interior and Exterior: Interior stains, holes in upholstery, pet hair, and smoking inside your car are all problems if you want to resell it. This is also true for bumps, scratches, and dents on your car’s exterior. The best way to ensure a higher resale value is to maintain good, general upkeep of your car’s interior and exterior.

Mileage: Cars are meant to take us wherever we want to go. That’s the whole point, right? The only problem with that is the more miles put on a car, the lower the resale value. So the next time you’re thinking about driving across country, you may want to opt for a plane ticket.

For more information on resale value, contact Washington Honda. Located in Washington and South Hills, Pennsylvania, and Morgantown, West Virginia.

 

Washington Honda specializes in new and used Honda cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs.
Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Honda and tagged Washington Honda, washington honda tips, Washington Used Honda on 05/26/2015 at 4:15 PM

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Honda Pilot

In need of a large family hauler that will provide true space and comfort? The 2015 Honda Pilot is an excellent choice. This large, crossover SUV is a top pick in passenger capacity and space and is one of the few vehicles on the road that can be considered a true eight-passenger vehicle. While most big SUV’s offer a third row - they tend to be small and cramped. But the Pilot doesn’t have that problem. It’s roomy third row is big enough to fit kids and even full-grown adults. It’s boxy-shaped exterior is also a plus because it adds cargo space, allowing for a more useful cargo bay that can fit bulky items. Comfort is also a plus with the Pilot due to minimal bumps, a cushy ride, and quiet interior noise even at top speeds.

Passenger capacity and great space is only part of the appeal of this SUV. Check out what else you’ll get with the Pilot below.

LX: The LX rides on 17-inch steel wheels, has rear privacy glass, a trailer hitch, keyless entry, and cruise control. It also has Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, eight-inch display screen and seven-speaker sound system. This model offers excellent space for passengers with its split-folding second- and third row and sliding/reclining second row.

EX: The EX trim includes all of the equipment and features of the LX, but adds a few more perks, like body-colored mirror caps and door handles, automatic headlights, and additional instrumentation. Wheels are bumped to 18 inches and driver comfort is increased with eight-way power driver seat and two-way power lumbar support.

SE: For some added specialty features, opt for the SE. It has unique wheels, sunroof, rear-seat entertainment system, and satellite radio.

EX-L: For luxury and extra options, the EX-L has several perks, such as rear-seat entertainment system and navigation system. Standard on this model are heated front seats, leather upholstery, leather steering wheel, and auto-dimming rearview mirror. Passenger comfort is also increased with a four-way power passenger seat.

Touring: The Touring is the icing on the Pilot cake due to all of the delicious goodness packed inside. It has all of the equipment and features included on all lower models, but also has some add-ons, like roof rails, front- and rear parking sensors, second-row sunshades, enhanced tire pressure monitoring system, and 10-speaker sound system.

For more on the 2015 Honda Pilot, visit Washington Honda. Located in South Hills and Washington, Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

Washington Honda specializes in new and used Honda cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs.
Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Honda and tagged Washington Honda, Washington Honda Pilot, Washington Pilot, Washington Used Honda, Washington Used Honda Pilot, Washington Used Pilot on 05/22/2015 at 4:04 PM

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Maintenance

So, you bought a new Honda. It’s an exciting experience. It’s shiny and spotless inside and out. It even has that fresh, new-car smell. Unfortunately, that brand new feel doesn’t last forever. But, the good news is that when you buy a car from Washington Honda, you are eligible for a huge list of car-care services to ensure your new car stays at the top of its game. Here are some Honda-provided services to choose from.

Oil Changes: Getting your car’s oil changed is one of the most important services you can do for your ride; it is also one of the cheapest. Oil acts as a lubricant for your car’s engine. When placed inside the engine, oil keeps the internal parts cool and running smoothly. If your car lacks the required amount of oil, these internal engine parts being to bump against each other, causing wear. Another problem that can arise if you don’t get your oil changed regularly is a buildup of dirt and sludge. This buildup can lead to contaminated oil, which does not work in the efficient manner that is needs to. This can cause expensive repairs like an engine cleaning or even an engine replacement.

There are many things that negatively affect your car’s oil, like driving in dusty or sandy areas or in hot temperatures. Even towing or sitting in traffic often can cause problems with your car’s oil. The best way to beat these problems to the punch is to get your oil changed more often.

By spending a small amount on an oil change, you could save big later, so be sure to get your oil changed on a regularly basis.

Tire Rotations: Another Honda-provided service is tire rotations. This service consists of moving each tire from one wheel to another. Why is it so important to rotate your car’s tires? Tires wear unevenly, especially front tires. By having your tires rotated every 3,000 to 6,000 miles, they will not wear down as fast, which will in turn save you money because you won’t have to replace them as soon.

Wheel Alignment: Tire rotations often go hand-in-hand with a wheel alignment. Wheels work their best when lined up straight. Unfortunately, simple driving maneuvers, bumps, and potholes in the road can cause your car’s tires to be knocked out of alignment. Wheels that are out of alignment lead to problems, like tires that wear away quickly and weakened handling and control behind the wheel.

If your car is out of alignment, it will provide clues to let you know. Some include: your car pulling to one side when driving on a straight, level road or your car feels unstable and wanders from side to side while driving.

Washington Honda specializes in new and used Honda cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs.
Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Honda and tagged Washington Honda on 05/19/2015 at 3:53 PM

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Honda Civic

In a time where gas prices are overwhelming and the environment needs our help, going green is a positive way to go, especially with vehicles. The 2015 Honda Civic offers excellent fuel economy with its Hybrid, HF, and Natural Gas models. If you want to ride in a vehicle that can help you be greener, these 2015 Honda’s are a great investment.

The 2015 Honda Civic provides a comfortable, spacious interior, and excellent safety scores. Plus, all models of the Civic score high in EPA fuel-efficiency estimates. Here’s what each model has in store for you.

The 2015 Civic Hybrid sedan comes in four trims: base, Leather, Navi, and Leather with Navi. Each has plenty to offer.

The base model comes with perks, like automatic headlights, keyless ignition and entry, seven-inch central touchscreen display, and HDMI interface. It also includes forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems.

The Leather model provides niceties like foglights, automatic headlights, and heated front seats and mirrors. This model is true to its name and also includes leather upholstery. It also has the same safety warning systems found on the base model.

The Navi model has all of the goods found on the base and Leather models and adds a navigation system and HD and satellite radio for the driver that loves road-trip adventures.

For the most luxurious and equipped model, pick the Leather with Navi. It contains everything found on lower trims, plus leather upholstery and navigation system.

EPA estimates for the 2015 Civic Hybrid are fierce. It houses a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, electric motor, and lithium-ion battery pack. A CVT transmission is standard on this model and EPA estimates are high.

Two other models of the 2015 Civic worth mentioning are the HF and Natural Gas models. If you want to add excellent perks to a green vehicle, Civic’s HF model is a top choice. The HF is designed to deliver maximum mpg with its low-rolling-resistance tires, aerodynamic cast aluminum wheels, wind-cheating underbody panels, and rear spoiler.

The Civic Natural Gas model is the natural-gas-powered version of the Civic. It is the only car in its class to run on CNG. It has a 1.8-liter engine in five-speed automatic.

For more on the 2015 Honda Civic, contact Washington Honda. Located in Washington and South Hills, Pennsylvania and Morgantown, West Virginia.

 

Washington Honda specializes in new and used Honda cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs.
Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Honda and tagged Washington Honda, Washington Civic, Washington Honda Civic, Washington Used Civic, Washington Used Honda, Washington Used Honda Civic on 05/13/2015 at 3:47 PM

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Honda Accord

Whether we realize it or not, we all take risks every day. Stepping behind the wheel of a car is one of them. When it comes to buying a car, it’s important to look at all of the safety equipment, features, and stats before making a decision. One car worth checking out is the 2015 Honda Accord that has plenty to offer, plus impeccable safety stats.

Standard safety equipment on all models of the 2015 Honda Accord include: antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, active front head restraints, front-seat side airbags, and side curtain airbags. All models also have a rearview camera for added safety.

Included on upper trims is Honda’s Lane Watch blind-spot system that instantly switches the eight-inch screen display to a view of the car’s passenger side. A camera, located in the right-side mirror, provides better visibility for improved safety.

In safety tests, the 2015 Accord scores high. In government crash tests, the Accord received five-out-of-five stars in overall protection and side-impact safety; it got four stars in total frontal-impact safety.

The IIHS gave the 2015 Accord the highest possible rating of ôGood in all categories, including: moderate-overlap frontal offset, side-impact, and roof-strength tests, seat-and head-restraint design, and whiplash protection in rear impacts.

While safety of the Accord is top-notch, it also has several other aspects worth bragging about. The 2015 Accord comes in several trims with two engine options: a four-cylinder or 3.5-liter V6.

One model with plenty of bang is the EX-L with Navi. This model has all of the basics, from heated mirrors to power accessories, dual-zone automatic climate control, and keyless ignition and entry. It also has upscale items, like leather upholstery, driver-seat memory functions, four-way power passenger seat, and heated front seats. It also provides a premium seven-speaker sound system with six-inch touchscreen display, satellite radio, and smartphone app integration. Plus, navigation system with voice recognition.

The interior provides a high-quality look and feel with simple controls and eight-inch display with navigation system. Road and tire noise is minimal due to two active noise-cancellation systems and visibility is excellent because of the low belt-line, slim roof pillars, and generous amount of glass.

Space inside the cabin is another plus, allowing even those of tall height to enjoy plenty of leg- and shoulder room. The trunk adds even more space with its above-average measurement that tops out at 15.8-cubic-feet.

Don’t miss out on the 2015 Honda Accord. Visit Washington Honda, located in Washington and South Hills, Pennsylvania and Morgantown, West Virginia.

 

Washington Honda specializes in new and used Honda cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs.
Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Honda and tagged Washington Honda, Washington Accord, Washington Honda Accord, Washington Used Accord, Washington Used Honda, Washington Used Honda Accord on 05/08/2015 at 3:38 PM

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