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2017 Honda CR-V Wins IIHS Safety Award | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

2017 Honda CR-V Wins IIHS Safety Award

2017 Honda CR-V Wins IIHS Safety Award | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CAThe Honda CR-V has a great reputation among families because of the variety of great features, comforts, and conveniences that keep drivers flocking to it. Now, the IIHS has bestowed the 2017 Honda CR-V with a Top Safety Pick+ title, marking it as one of the best of the best in the industry when it comes to safety. The CR-V has tons of innovative safety features that earned the honor of the IIHS safety award.

The Honda Sensing suite of safety features offers drivers a whole range of never-before-seen systems to help Honda owners feel more secure than ever, including the front crash prevention system that earned the Honda CR-V its winning title. Additionally, the 2017 CR-V also earned top ratings of “Good” in all other crash categories. The CR-V’s win makes Honda one of the safest brands in the industry, with four Top Safety Pick+ vehicles and three Top Safety Pick nameplates in its lineup.

If you are interested in the 2017 Honda CR-V or any of the other names in Honda’s model lineup that earned an IIHS safety award – including the 2017 Honda Civic Coupe and Sedan and the 2017 Accord Coupe – all you have to do is head to Avery Greene Honda. We’ll help you find the Honda of your dreams!

Hondas Ready For Spring - Vallejo, CA

Why You Should Get Your Car Ready for Spring

 

You know what they say—if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But the truth is, even if your car doesn’t seem to be begging for help now, it might do well with a little extra care. Avery Greene Honda recommends that you get your car ready for spring so that it runs well and looks great all throughout the warmer seasons.

Get A Checkup

It’s important to get your oil changed every three months or so, and the beginning of spring is a great time to do it. This will also give your mechanic a chance to look over the rest of vehicle and to check things like brake fluids and wheel alignment, which may need some attention after a long, hard winter.

Clean the Exterior

Honda Ridgeline Spring Fishing - Vallejo, CAIf you have a busy schedule like most people, you know that it’s tempting to just hope that the rain will clean your car as much as it needs it. However, much of your car—and especially the undercarriage—may have built up road salt from the winter. This can ultimately cause corrosion and rusting if left on for too long. Use a power wash to clean underneath, and a soapy towel to scrub off grime.

Get New Wipers

April showers are no lie, and you’ll want to be prepared for them. Spring is a great time to get new wipers so that you’ll have the best possible visibility for safe driving when the rain starts to pour.

Finding Events for Independence Day in Vallejo

Independence DayThis weekend marks the annual celebrations for Independence Day in Vallejo and our neighboring city, Benicia. Benicia will kick things off with the Torchlight Parade at 6:30pm on Friday, June 3rd and the Freedom Festival all day Saturday. The morning of July 4th, Vallejo will hold its 162nd annual parade followed by the Festival on the Waterfront, and the fireworks show will start at 9:15pm on the waterfront.

With events going on all day in both cities on July 4th, you can check out both festivals and keep your family entertained from the Stars and Stripes Forever Parade in the morning to the fireworks in the evening.

The Freedom Festival in Benicia will include music, arts/crafts, a climbing wall, train rides, and a bouncy house. Vallejo’s Red White and Blue Groove has a bit more for adults, like the artisan beer garden, a car show, and jazz performances, along with plenty of fun for kids.

At Avery Greene Honda, we’re excited to celebrate with our fellow citizens! We hope you’ll make it to these festivities.

Tire Tips

Tire Care Tips to Prepare Your Car for Fall

For many people, it is hard to believe that the only thing between your car and the rode is a little bit of plastic filled with air. While there are many important parts to your car, one of the most important is your tires. These plastic donuts allow you to not only have a smooth ride, but also can increase or decrease your fuel efficiency with ease. Because of the importance of your tires, it’s also important to take care of them. As the weather begins to cool off this fall, make sure you follow these tire care tips to ensure your car will be in prime condition!

Keep an eye on your tire pressure. As the temperature decreases, so can you tire

Tire Tips

Keep your tires in top shape with these care tips!

pressure, which can affect your driving in multiple ways. Not only does tire pressure increase your chances of a blow out, but it also decreases your fuel economy significantly. Your steering is also affected by low tire pressure, which causes your car to drift one way or the other, making handling difficult. To ensure your safety and a great driving experience, be sure to check your tire pressure on the same day each month—we promise, you won’t regret it.

Don’t forget to listen to Honest Abe. According to the history books, Abraham Lincoln wasn’t a liar, which is a good thing because he sure knows how to measure tire tread. One of the most important ways to take care of our tires is to check tire tread. All you need to do is take a penny, insert it into the tread with Abe’s head upside down. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, then you need new tires. If your head mostly disappears, you’re in the clear. Who knew a penny—or Abraham Lincoln, for that matter—could be so helpful even now?

Rotate, rotate, rotate! Tire rotation is the top way to ensure your tires have the equal opportunity to wear down. Rotate them every 5,000 to 7,00 miles to maximize the life of your tire—you might even want to do it every time you get your oil changed. It’s an easy way to remember!

Choose the right tires for you. Each car has a recommended tire that is recommended by the manufacturer. Make sure you choose a tire that the company suggests, as it probably works the best with your car. Also, take the climate in which you live into consideration. If you’re driving through snow every winter, purchasing snow tires might be a good idea, whereas they are not a necessity when you live in Southern California.

These tire care tips are sure to keep your tires in top condition. If you have any questions regarding tire maintenance, bring your car in to Avery Greene Honda today for assistance!

Honda CR-V SUV

Honda Accord and CR-V Are America’s Most Popular Car and SUV

As kids, we’re taught to do the right thing, even if it isn’t popular. Occasionally, however, the right thing and the popular thing are one and the same. Such is the case for the Honda Accord and CRV, which are America’s most popular mid-size car and SUV, respectively, for the first half of 2014.

2014 Honda Accord

The Accord is America’s most popular car for the first half of 2014!

According to data supplied by IHS Automotive, the retail sales of both the Honda Accord and CR-V have surpassed segment competitors’ sales during the first half of 2014.

If this trend continues, the Accord is on its way to once again be the best-selling mid-size car on the retail market, and the CR-V will continue its decade-long streak as America’s best-selling SUV.

“More individual customers put a new Honda Accord in their driveway in the first

Honda CR-V SUV

The Honda CR-V has been the best-selling SUV in America for a decade.

half of this year than any other new car in America, and SUV buyers continue to choose CR-V more than any other SUV in America,” said Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior VP and general manager. “While competitors rely on deep-discounts and sales to corporate and rental fleets, Honda continues to achieve steady and sustainable growth based on the quality and value of our products in the hands of individual customers.”

The Honda Civic and Odyssey also led their segments in most retail sales from January to June of 2014.

When it comes down to it, Honda vehicles have repeatedly earned the title as “Most Popular in America” because they continue to prove themselves to be the right car for so many customers. Are you ready to make the right choice? Stop by Avery Greene Honda today to check out our selection of Accords and CR-Vs.

2015 Honda Fit

The Best Back-to-School Hondas

When headed back to school, whether you are a new high school driver or a college student, you need a car that is affordable, student-friendly, and at least a little bit cool. MSN Autos has compiled a list of the “Top 15 Back-to-School Cars for 2014” and three Hondas made the list.

Here are the best back-to-school Hondas.

  • Honda Fit. The Honda Fit is a great car with a versatile interior. Its multiple
    2015 Honda Fit

    The 2015 Honda Fit is a great back-to-school car!

    seat configurations and hatchback design will allow students to haul practically anything and will provide plenty of space for moving in and out of the dorm. It also offers great fuel efficiency and an affordable staring price of only $16,315.

  • Honda Civic. Perhaps the most common car found in any student parking lot is the Honda Civic. Its practical, reliable, affordable design has made it a mainstay for students across the country. And, with multiple body styles and trim levels, there is a Civic for every personality.
  • Honda CRV. For students attending school in snowier areas, a Honda CR-V may come in handy with its available all-wheel drive. It also offers up to 70.9 cubic feet of cargo space and is easy to drive.

Which back-to-school Honda will you choose? Stop by Avery Greene Honda today to find your perfect match.

2015 Honda Odyssey

2015 Honda Odyssey Comes with HondaVAC and More Upgrades

The 2015 Honda Odyssey is now on sale at Avery Greene Honda with a starting MSRP of $28,975!

In 2013 and for the first five months of 2014, the Odyssey was the top-selling minivan in the country, based on new-vehicle registration data from HIS Automotive.

2015 Honda Odyssey

The 2015 Honda Odyssey is available right now at Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo, CA!

For the new model year, it comes with powertrain, styling, interior, feature, and safety equipment upgrades, including the critically-acclaimed in-vehicle HondaVAC vacuum cleaner previously featured on the Odyssey Touring Elite.

Under the hood, the 3.5-liter V6 engine uses i-VTEC and Variable Cylinder Management technology to help maximize fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

The 2015 Odyssey has also received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick+ award, thanks to its next-generation ACE body structure, extensive use of high-strength steel, and advanced driver-assist technologies like Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning. Last year, it was the only minivan to have earned the award.

Get all of the details at Avery Greene Honda! The 2015 Odyssey is available now, along with other great 2015 cars like the Fit hatchback and Pilot SUV! Stop by today – our friendly staff will be clad to help you find the car you’re looking for!

2013 Honda Accord

Honda Vehicles Included in IIHS’ Best Used Cars for Teens List

Safety has always been a priority for Honda cars and it shows, even in the brand’s used cars. Several model years of Honda pre-owned vehicles were named as part of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s first-ever list of the best used cars for teens, showcasing just how serious the Japanese carmaker is when it comes to safety.

“Enhancing the safety of our customers and the quality of our products is a top priority for Honda,” said Art. St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. “Our long-term commitment to enhancing safety and durability makes Honda an ideal choice when shopping for safe, reliable transportation, new or pre-owned, for all drivers including teens.”

2013 Honda Accord

A used Honda Accord is among the best used cars for teens!

Honda vehicles named in the category of used cars for teens under $20,000 included the 2012-2014 Honda Accord Sedan, 2013-2014 Accord Coupe, 2012-2014 CR-V, 2007-2014 Element, and 2011-2014 Odyssey. The brand also had some vehicles in the category of good choices for teen drivers under $10,000, such as the 2006-2014 Honda Pilot and 2005-2010 Odyssey.

To see what certified pre-owned vehicles Avery Greene Honda has to offer you, come in to our dealership today and give our vehicles a test drive.

Honda Uni-Cub Makes Walking Obsolete

Honda has long been working on robotic balancing devices, think ASIMO, the walking Honda robot. Now, Honda has transferred some of that technology into a personal mobility device called the Honda Uni-Cub.

The Uni-Cub works along the same lines as a Segway, but instead of standing on a large device, you sit on it, like a stool. To control the movements, you simply lean in the direction you want to move and it responds accordingly.

We could see a device like this being great for workers who spend large parts of their days walking through large warehouses, or those with physical handicaps. A device like this could cut down on time spent walking letting them get more work done. And, it leaves your hands free, so you can check notes or make a phone call while you ride.

Check out this video to get an idea of how it works.

What do you think about the Uni-Cub? Will it be a useful device or something that will just make some people lazier?

Visit Avery Greene Honda today to learn about new Honda developments, both inside and outside the automobile industry! We offer a great selection of new and used cars for Vallejo-area buyers!

Acura TLX

Honda Begins Production of All-New 2015 Acura TLX in Ohio

Honda may be a Japanese automaker, but with the start of production of the all-new 2015 Acura TLX at Honda’s Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio, over 90% of the Acura lineup sold in America is actually also built right here in the United States. The 2015 Acura TLX, Acura’s all-new luxury sedan, brings all kinds of style, convenience, and technology to the luxury market, and we know that American luxury car customers can’t wait to get behind the wheel.

Acura TLX

Honda has started production of the 2015 Acura TLX in Marysville, OH.

“The start of mass production of the TLX marks a new era for our Acura sedan lineup,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of Acura. “The TLX is built in a world-class facility with a world class workforce and we can’t wait to get this thrilling sedan into the hands of our customers in just a few short weeks.”

The new TLX comes with two separate but equally awesome engines, both with direct injection technology—a 2.4L four-cylinder with 206 horsepower and the bigger 3.5L V6 with 290 horsepower. If you’re looking for an awesome new luxury sedan, come see us here at Avery Greene Honda to check out our lineup—and check back on our blog for updates early and often.

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