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2021 Honda CR-V | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

Honda Sensing 360 Tech Aims to Increase Driver Safety

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The vehicles you’ll find here at Avery Greene Honda are designed to keep you and your passengers safe on the road here in Vallejo, California. For example, newer Honda models like the 2021 Pilot and 2022 CR-V already offer driver assistance tools as part of the Honda Sensing® suite.

Now, the automaker has set a plan to make driving even safer, with the ultimate goal of eliminating traffic collision fatalities involving its vehicles by 2050. How will the brand achieve this goal? Through its next generation of driver-assistance technologies: Honda Sensing® 360.

As the next phase of the company’s plan to give drivers the tools needed to increase awareness and avoid crashes behind the wheel, Honda Sensing® 360 earns its name by being an omni-directional safety system that virtually eliminates blind spots around the vehicle. This all-inclusive monitoring of your surroundings is achieved through the use of next-level sensors and monitors.

This level of safety innovation would be a major help to drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area, especially those who commute a long distance into and out of downtown. If you want to learn more about the latest Honda safety systems currently on the latest cars and SUVs and how they can help improve your protection on the road, visit Avery Greene Honda.

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Top California Winter Destinations Near Vallejo

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Don’t let the brisk winds and cold temperatures of winter in Vallejo stop you from experiencing this time of year. There are plenty of fun California winter destinations to experience, especially here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are some of our favorites.

Mammoth Mountain

A half-day’s drive east of Vallejo in the direction of Yosemite National Park will bring you to Mammoth Mountain. This snow-covered peak is a fantastic skiing destination and a truly wondrous sight to behold this time of year. In fact, the entire Inyo National Forest that surrounds it is picturesque in winter, making the drive as enjoyable as the destination.

Napa and Sonoma

A destination that’s a bit closer to home, California’s famous wine country is just a short drive from Vallejo. Although you can visit these vineyards any time of year, why should you wait until winter? Because all the tourists stay home and locals often have the tasting rooms all to themselves!

True, you won’t be able to sit outside and sip your Chardonnay under the warm summer sun, but the world-class wine tastes just as good in winter as it does any other time of the year.

Now that winter is arriving and our warm California weather is changing to chilly coastal gusts, make sure your car is ready. Bring your Honda SUV or car to Avery Greene Honda for a winter maintenance checkup by our service team.

IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award Goes to 2022 Honda Civic and Hatchback

2022 Honda Civic | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

The 2022 Honda Civic and Hatchback is the latest model to earn the automaker a top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. With the Civic’s Top Safety Pick+ rating, the highest possible from the agency, Honda has eight models that boast a 2021 TSP or TSP+ rating in its lineup.

To earn the top rating from the IIHS, the Honda Civic earned a “Good” rating in the agency’s six crashworthiness tests, an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for front crash prevention systems (vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to pedestrian), and an “Acceptable” or “Good” rating for its headlights. The 2022 Civic earned “Superior” ratings for its front crash prevention tech, in both categories, and its headlights earned a “Good” rating. Both the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian technologies are standard equipment in the 2022 Honda Civic.

The 2022 Honda Civic offers the Honda Sensing® tech suite, which includes a range of technologies designed to keep you, your passengers, and other drivers on the road safe. In addition to the front crash prevention systems, included in the suite are the Road Departure Mitigation System, which monitors your lane position and warns you when you have gone off course and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, which is a more intuitive form of cruise control.

Test-drive the 2022 Honda Civic sedan or hatchback at Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo, California, to check out the innovative safety tech that earned the popular model a Top Safety Pick+ rating.

Benefits of the HondaTrue Certified & Certified+ Programs

2022 Honda Civic | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

There are many reasons to buy a used car from Avery Greene Honda, and one of them is that our Honda dealership in Vallejo participates in the HondaTrue Certified program, which is a good way that families in California can save money.

HondaTrue Certified is Honda’s exclusive certified pre-owned program. While it does bear some similarities to other automakers’ CPO programs, Honda’s system offers some benefits that you probably won’t get from competitors.

For instance, our multi-point inspection assesses 182 items, which is more than average for the industry and shows how carefully we scrutinize our vehicles before approving them. We also offer extra perks with your CPO purchase from Avery Greene Honda, such as roadside assistance for the duration of the limited warranty and up to two free oil changes in the first year of ownership.

Another unique aspect of our CPO program is that we offer two different levels of coverage:

  • HondaTrue Certified vehicles receive 12 months/12,000 miles of non-powertrain warranty coverage. Qualifying vehicles are 5 years or less from their model year (right now, that means 2016-2021 model years).
  • HondaTrue Certified+ vehicles receive 24 months/50,000 miles of non-powertrain warranty coverage. Only vehicles from the most recent 1-2 model years can qualify.

Both certifications contain a 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain coverage beyond the non-powertrain coverage, as well as trip interruption assistance and concierge services.

Want the benefits of owning a HondaTrue Certified vehicle for your family in Vallejo? Browse our current inventory and find which CPO Honda cars, trucks, and SUVs we have in stock at Avery Greene Honda.

Tips for Celebrating Halloween at Home in Vallejo, California

Tips for Celebrating Halloween at Home | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

Trick-or-treating for Halloween this year seems more and more unlikely, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate in a family-friendly way. If you’re trying to think of how you can get down and spooky — or maybe start a new family tradition — then consider these tips for celebrating Halloween at home this year.

Build a haunted fort. There are few things more fun than building a fort, so why not build one with a Halloween twist? Get dressed up in your costumes, add spooky elements like fake cobwebs, skeletons, and LED candles, and gather under your haunted fort. You can watch a Halloween movie, play board games, or enjoy some sweet treats for some family bonding.

Have a craft party. If you take even a second to browse through Pinterest, you will find any number of crafts for your kids to enjoy this Halloween, no matter their ages. Have some spooky fun with crafts, creating monster puppets, carving pumpkins, and more.

Enjoy a Halloween scavenger hunt. Whether you’re trying to stay in your house or want something fun to do outside — while still socially distancing — a scavenger hunt is a great way to bring joy on the night the kids are meant to be trick-or-treating. Have them find seasonal items, like pumpkins, black cats, and more. You can find any number of already made scavenger hunts online.

From the team at Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo, California, to you and your little boils and ghouls: Have a safe, healthy, and happy Halloween!

How to Sanitize Your Car for a Germ-Free Ride

Clean And Sanitize Your Car

From heading out to the grocery store to going out for your daily exercise, your car can become a hub for germs. Now, more than ever, it’s likely that you want to make sure your car is as clean as possible. To help you keep your car clean, follow these tips on how to sanitize your car.

Use gloves. Before you begin cleaning your car, you should consider wearing gloves. Gloves will help protect your hands from any harsh chemicals that might be used. They will also keep you from picking up germs. Remember, though, if you’re using gloves to avoid touching your face, phone, or other surfaces outside your vehicle while you have your gloves on.

Scrub your surfaces. There are a lot of surfaces that you might touch while you’re driving your car, including your radio, door handles, steering wheel, and shift knob. Pay these surfaces special attention while you’re sanitizing your car. Use disinfectant wipes or warm, soapy water to keep your surfaces clean.

Clean your car’s upholstery. Your car’s soft surfaces, such as your seat upholstery or floor mats, can gather germs easily – especially if you’ve sneezed or coughed in their general direction. That’s why you should use appropriate upholstery cleaners for your car’s soft surfaces, giving them a good scrub.

It’s more important than ever to know how to sanitize your car. For more extensive car maintenance, schedule a service appointment at Avery Greene Honda.

3 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Car Lovers

Romantic Valentine's Day Car Gifts | Vallejo, CA

February 14th is coming up quickly, which means it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to get the Valentine in your life. If your significant other happens to love cars, you can always tailor your gift to this passion. To help you out, we’ve put together some ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts for car lovers.

 

Get their car detailed. There are few things better than having a car that’s spic and span. If your loved one is the type to really focus on taking care of their vehicle, then why not treat them to a detailing? An auto detailer will do a deep clean, leaving your significant other’s car sparkling like new.

 

Make it easier to head out in the morning. Morning drives aren’t fun, especially with how hot it can get in Vallejo sometimes. Make your loved one’s car that much better by getting them a remote starter. This will allow their car to get to a comfortable temperature without them having to sit in it, waiting for it to cool off.

 

Think of the right tools. From changing oil to changing out wheels, your partner likely needs new tools to make taking care of their car easier. Consider getting them new tools to help with any job. This gift can be tailored to their specific needs, whether they need a new wrench or a tool organizer to keep the garage tidy.

 

If you truly want to give your Valentine a gift they’ll remember, though, how about a new car or car accessory from Avery Greene Honda?

Best Water Parks In and Around Vallejo

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Are you looking for a way to cool off this summer? Luckily, Vallejo is located near several fun and family-friendly water parks. Check out some of these water parks in and around Vallejo:

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord

Head to nearby Concord, just a 20-minute drive southeast, for a day of family fun at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord. This park has something for everyone, from the thrilling Break Point Plunge to the realistic Breaker Beach to the totally tubular Honolulu Halfpipe. Learn more here.

Aqua Adventure Waterpark

This park is about an hour and a half south in Fremont, depending on traffic. The wet and wild attractions include the Oasis Pool, Round About River, Lil Squirts, Bucket Bay, and Fortress of Fun. Learn more here.

Velocity Island Park

Drive an hour north to Woodland to experience Velocity Island Park. This park has everything, including a floating obstacle course, stand up paddle boarding, beach volleyball, a bar, wakeboarding, relaxation on the beach, and plenty of swimming. Learn more here.

California’s Great America

Travel south about 70 miles to Santa Clara to experience California’s Great America, a thrilling amusement park with plenty of rides, but also its own waterpark, called Boomerang Bay. Learn more here.

Staying cool is easy at a waterpark. Looking cool is easy in a new Honda from Avery Greene Honda. Call or stop into our showroom to browse our selection.

2019 Honda Ridgeline Receives IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

2019 Honda Ridgeline IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is a pickup truck that manages to stand out from its segment, especially when it comes to safety. This truck was recently named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick when it is equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights, making it the only pickup truck to earn this rating from the IIHS.*

 

Along with this safety rating, the Ridgeline also earned the top “Superior” rating from the IIHS for its available Collision Mitigation Braking System™. This system applies the brakes when a potential collision is detected on the road ahead and is part of the larger Honda Sensing® suite of safety technologies.

 

The Honda Sensing® package comes standard on the Ridgeline RTL-E and Black Edition Models. It includes features like Road Departure Mitigation, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

 

The Ridgeline is the seventh Honda model to be recognized by the IIHS. Along with this pickup truck, the 2019 Accord, CR-V, HR-V, Pilot, and Odyssey all received the IIHS Top Safety Pick title. The Insight was awarded the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ title. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has also given all 2019 Honda models that have been tested so far, including the Ridgeline, its top five-star overall vehicle score.

 

Learn more about the 2019 Honda Ridgeline at Avery Greene Honda.

 

*Award applies to RTL-E and Black Edition trims. As of 3/21/2019.

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.

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