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The Best Christmas Lights in Vallejo to Check Out in Your Honda

Holiday LightsWhile Vallejo may not turn into the sort of white winter wonderland you hear about in holiday songs, that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to put our abundant Christmas spirit on display for all to see. Vallejo is one of the best places in California for cruising around and checking out holiday decorations. Load your family, friends, or just yourself into your trusty Honda vehicle and check out these spectacular Christmas lights in Vallejo:

The Christmas House

The name says it all. This one-of-a-kind holiday home down on Old Glen Cove Road is a must-see. Every year is something new, so even if you’ve witnessed Bob’s Christmas House before, be sure to pay it another visit this season! Sometimes, a “special someone” is even there. (Hint: He wears a big red suit and an unforgettable laugh.)

Old Glen Cove Road

“The Christmas House” is not the only yuletide attraction to make spirits bright on Old Glen Cove Road. Up and down this historic street, you’ll find awe-inspiring and imaginative Christmas décor — some of the very best Christmas lights in Vallejo! Park your Honda at the end of the street then take a stroll; it will make for the perfect family holiday activity or an ideal Christmas date-night.

From our family at Avery Greene Honda to yours: Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Easy Christmas Cookies to Bring to That Party This Year

Christmas CookiesDeciding what to bring to that special holiday party — whether it’s your work Christmas bonanza or a little get-together at your in-laws’ — can be a challenge. You want to impress the other guests with your creative and scrumptious dish, but do you really want to put in all that effort? The staff at Avery Greene Honda has the solution: this quick list of tasty, easy-to-bake Christmas cookies.

Chocolate Peppermint Crackle Cookies

These are perfectly holiday-theme, and they both look and taste way more complex than they actually are to make. The only extra step you need to consider is chilling the dough overnight; other than that, these cookies will be done in 15 minutes flat!

Snow Flurries

All you need to make these adorable and delicious cookies is sugar cookie dough, a star-shaped cookie cutter, and your favorite berry jam. Bake the sugar cookies in star shapes and, when they’re done and cooled, put a dollop of berry jam on top of half the batch. Then, place another cookie on top, with the points of the top star in between the points of the bottom. They become the perfect little snowflakes!

Buckeyes

Whether these are a candy or a cookie is still up for debate, but what can’t be denied is that these peanut-butter-and-chocolate treats are absolutely addictive. Just whip some store-bought peanut butter together with powdered sugar, melted butter, and a dash of vanilla, then freeze. While it’s freezing, melt some chocolate chips in a pot on the oven. Roll the peanut butter into balls, dip them into the melted chocolate with a toothpick, and you have yourself a buckeye!

From our family at Avery Greene Honda to you and yours: Have a most Merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays.

How to Transport Thanksgiving Dishes

ThanksgivingIf you’ve been asked to bring green bean casserole or cherry pie to a holiday dinner in the past, you probably already know that it’s a little tricky to transport Thanksgiving dishes in one piece. Follow these tips to keep your food intact during the car ride to dinner.

Buy Travel Dishes

If you plan to transport food with some frequency, you may just want to bypass the hacks and go straight for the travel dishes. There are plenty of travel dishes available with secure lids, and even sets that include insulated travel bags.

Pack with Towels

If you don’t have an insulated bag, packing a warm dish with towels can help keep warmth in too. Cover your dish tightly with plastic wrap and foil and make a little nest with the towels. This can be done inside of a cardboard box for extra security.

Place Items on Floor

Buckling in the gravy might sound like a good idea, but the slant and the cushion of car seats do not offer stability. Place dishes on the floor behind the seats or in the trunk instead. Use a grippy shelf liner beneath the dish to help prevent it from sliding around on the drive.

From your friends at Avery Greene Honda, here’s wishing you a happy, healthy, and filling Thanksgiving.

Fuel Efficiency Tips

Fuel EfficiencyIt’s no secret that Honda vehicles are some of the most efficient options out there. But even if you have a car that sips that gas, you might be able to increase the fuel efficiency even more with these fuel efficiency tips.

Keep it Light

The more a vehicle weighs, the more gas it must use to push itself forward. Thus, if you’re carrying heavy cargo in the trunk or your car or pulling an empty trailer with your SUV you’re using more gas than you need to.

Brake Sparingly

The more you brake and accelerate, the more gas your car uses. Learn how to come to gradual stops and get in the habit of accelerating slowly to make the most out of each tank of gas.

Inflate the Tires

If you’re driving on under-inflated tires, then you’re not getting the maximum fuel efficiency. Keep your vehicle’s tires inflated to the recommended PSI for the best efficiency and traction.

Service Regularly

Having regular service done to your Honda, like getting oil changes and replacing air filters, is one sure way to be certain your car is delivering its best fuel economy.

Don’t Idle

If your car will be running for longer than 30-60 seconds in an idle, turn it off. You’ll use up less gas restarting than you would leaving it on.

If you could use a more fuel-efficient vehicle, today’s lineup of Honda vehicles — available at Avery Greene Honda — are among the most efficient you’ll find.

Are Any of These Common Car Maintenance Mistakes Harming Your Car?

Car MaintenanceWith a little bit of knowledge and routine care, it’s easy to keep your car in great shape for a long time. For many drivers, though, these common car maintenance mistakes could be causing serious harm. Are you guilty of any of these common car-care blunders?

 

Neglecting fluid changes

 

While most people know they need to change their car’s motor oil every once in a while, some drivers generally neglect monitoring other crucial vehicle fluids like coolant, brake fluid, and transmission fluid. All of these fluids play crucial roles in overall vehicle healthy and safety and should not be overlooked.

 

Ignoring tires

 

Tires are the only point of contact between your vehicle and the road. As such, it’s hard to over-stress their importance. You should never wait for a flat to pay attention to your tires. Instead, make a habit of routinely monitoring tire pressure, tread, and alignment and have them looked at or taken care of if you suspect a problem.

 

Not knowing the basics

 

Many drivers simply don’t know car maintenance basics that are important for keeping your vehicle in good shape. Every driver should know how to jump start their car, when to change the oil, and how to change essential components like windshield wiper blades.

 

If you’re simply not confident or comfortable doing maintenance yourself, you don’t need to worry. The team at Avery Greene Honda is more than capable of addressing all of your vehicle’s needs in a timely fashion. If you have any questions or concerns about your ride, stop in and see us.

2019 Honda HR-V Gets Updated Style, Improved Technology Features

2019 Honda HR-V

Since it first rolled out in 2015, the Honda HR-V has been a consistent favorite among drivers looking for a compact crossover that delivers big when it comes to versatility and fun. The 2019 Honda HR-V takes things to a whole new level, offering a refreshed exterior, new and exciting connectivity technologies, and even more of the flexibility that has made the HR-V so popular up to this point.

 

Updated style

 

The 2019 Honda HR-V features a new, redesigned front end that is undeniably stylish. A bolder chrome grille insert and new LED headlamps are sleek, modern, and striking while new wheel designs make a lasting impression the road. The 2019 HR-V is also available in two new trim levels — Sport and Touring — that come with their own distinctive design cues.

 

New connectivity features

 

One of the most appealing upgrades to come to the 2019 Honda HR-V is the incorporation of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ to the available infotainment system. Now, you can count on intuitive connectivity whether you prefer an Apple and Android smart device, allowing access to all your favorite apps, music library, and contacts.

 

Serious versatility

 

The 2019 Honda HR-V offers an impressive array of features that make it more flexible than ever. Not only does the 2019 HR-V boast up to 57 cubic feet of available cargo space, it also offers a convenient 60/40 2nd-row Magic Seat® for increased comfort and convenience, as well as three configurable interior modes.

 

The best way to see all that the new 2019 Honda HR-V has to offer? Stop into Avery Greene Honda and take one for a test drive!

Halloween Attractions Near Vallejo

Halloween

Halloween is a season for celebration if you love smiling jack-o-lanterns, spooky movies, and things that go bump in the night in general. If you want to spend the season of the witch having fun with friends and family, you’d do well to check out some of these great Halloween attractions near Vallejo.

Fright Fest – Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s Fright Fest returns for yet another season of scares from Sept. 21 to Oct. 31. This year, in addition to the litany of ghouls and goblins that take over the park, guests can check out two new additions: the Demon’s Lair haunted attraction and the Scarecrows Hollow Scare Zone. Returning attractions and Scare Zones include Carnevil, Scrapyard of the Dead, Mt. Rotting Cemetery, and Sawmill Hollow.

JFK Great Pumpkin Halloween Party – John F. Kennedy Library

For a more kid-friendly Halloween outing, stop by the John F. Kennedy Library on Oct. 26 from 4-5 p.m. for the annual JFK Great Pumpkin Halloween Party. Guests are encouraged to dress up like their favorite book character or in a costume of their choice and take part in an hour of games, arts and crafts, and all-around fun.

There’s so, so much more to do around Vallejo this Halloween, so you’re going to want a vehicle that will get you where you want to go in style. For that, turn to Avery Greene Honda, where we’ve got no tricks and only treats.

2019 Honda Insight Earns IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+

 

2019 Honda Insight

The 2019 Honda Insight expertly melds high-end styling with exceptional fuel economy, making it a great choice for any sedan shopper. If safety is one of your top priorities, then you’ll take comfort in the fact that the new Honda Insight was recently named a 2018 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK+.

“Insight continues to prove that it’s much more than just a pretty face with great fuel-efficiency ratings.” said Ray Mikiciuk, assistant vice president of Honda Automobile Sales. “With standard Honda Sensing® active safety tech and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, Insight is a hybrid with some serious safety chops.”

The new 2019 Honda Insight scored ratings of “GOOD” in all IIHS crashworthiness tests, a rating of “GOOD” for its LED headlights, and a rating of “SUPERIOR” for the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) feature offered as part of standard Honda Sensing®. This establishes it not just as one of the safest hybrids on the road or even as one of the safest in its segment, but as one of the safest vehicles on the road today overall.

The 2019 Honda Insight is also expected to earn the 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This, coupled with its handsome looks and EPA-estimated fuel economy of 55 mpg in the city, should make it as close to a sure bet as it gets.

To experience the safe, smart, and stylish new 2019 Honda Insight, stop by Avery Greene Honda.

 

Make Your Car Greener This Summer

2019 Honda InsightEven if you drive a gas-guzzling clunker, there are steps you can take to make your car greener. Don’t worry; we’re not going to instruct you to get a new grasshopper-green paint job. But, there are a few easy things every driver can do to increase their efficiency and decrease your carbon footprint while you’re behind the wheel.

Keep your tires properly inflated

Under-inflated tires are simply less efficient than their properly inflated counterparts. The engine has to work double-time to get them moving and keep them moving, which wastes valuable gasoline. Make sure your tires are well-inflated year-round.

Lighten the load

It’s easy to let your cargo space get out of hand in the summertime. Whether you’re overloading your trunk with fishing gear, soccer bags, luggage, or camping supplies, all that extra weight adds up. Save at the pump and save the planet by removing extra weight from your vehicle as soon as you’re done with it.

Roll down the windows

Using A/C puts an extra strain on your engine, as it requires significant electrical energy to run. If you opt for rolling down the windows at slower speeds, you can save your car and your conscious a lot of stress (not to mention give yourself the perfect windswept hairdo).

If you’re interested in opting for an energy-saving model, visit our showroom to learn more about the 2019 Honda Insight, an all-new hybrid perfect for green driving.

When Should You Change Your Tires?

 

tires

Changing your tires is one of the most essential parts of standard vehicle maintenance, but many car owners don’t really know when the best time to do it is. If you’re thinking you might fall into this category, have no fear. Our service experts at Avery Greene Honda have a few easy tips for identifying when the time to change your tires has come.

Wear Bar

Modern tires are manufactured with something called a “wear bar.” A wear bar is a small ridge that is built inside the rubber of the tire below the tread. The wear bar is only visible when — you guessed it — the tire starts to wear. You can identify the wear bar simply by taking a close look at your tire. Do you see a horizontal bump under the tread? That’s your wear bar, and if it’s peeking out, it’s time for a new set of tires.

The Penny Test

Take a penny and stick it into your tire tread with Honest Abe upside down, or headfirst. If most of President Lincoln’s head is hidden inside the tread, your tires are still road-worthy. But, if you can see his forehead, it’s probably time to get a new set of tires.

If you’re unsure of the results of either of these quick tests, you can always schedule an appointment with our service department at Avery Greene Honda. One of our experienced service technicians are standing by to give you an honest recommendation for your next steps.

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