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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.

3 Great Halloween Events near Vallejo, CA

Halloween Events | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

Here at Avery Greene Honda, we love October. In addition to the pumpkin food and drinks, this month brings plenty of fun frights. Here in the San Francisco Bay area, you’ll find plenty of ways you can celebrate the spooky season this year — including these great Halloween Events near Vallejo.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Fright Fest

If you like thrills, Six Flags is the place to go. In addition to white-knuckled rides on soaring roller coasters, guests visiting the amusement park during October can experience a variety of Halloween-themed entertainment. Walk through the haunted attractions (if you dare), snack on some pumpkin treats while watching a live show, and come face-to-face with costumed ghouls on the streets. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is a must for adrenaline junkies during October!

Vallejo Floating Pumpkin Patch

For families in Vallejo who prefer less scary Halloween activities, head to John F Cunningham Aquatic Complex on October 23-24. That weekend, the massive pool will be filled with pumpkins. Instead of picking your favorite gourd from a patch, you will have to swim to nab that perfect jack-o-lantern from the Floating Pumpkin Patch.

Annual NorCal HearseCon

We at Avery Greene Honda are massive gearheads, so the Annual NorCal HearseCon at Halloween’s NightMARE Island is a highlight for us every year. What could be better at Halloween than a spooky car show? Check out the many decorated hearses as the costumed undead model with them on Saturday, Oct. 23.

Keep your Honda from giving you a fright this fall: Make sure you give it a seasonal tune-up this season at Avery Green Honda. Schedule a service appointment now.

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.

Honda Pastport April Fool’s Day Joke Brings Back ’90s Nostalgia

Honda Pastport April Fool’s Day

 

On the first of every April, people across the country get up to some major hijinks, thanks to April Fool’s Day. This year, Honda was no exception. The Japanese carmaker got into the April Fool’s Day spirit this year by posting about the brand-new Pastport trim for the 2019 Passport — an entirely fictitious model, but one that we really, really wish were true.

 

The fictional Pastport trim is a ’90s-inspired version of the Passport, which features a throwback interior that highlights popular ’90s features, including automatic windows, a cassette player, and plush micro-fiber seats. It even has a mount for your beeper!

 

“From TV reboots to fashion, the ’90s are making a huge comeback, and we saw an opportunity at Honda for consumers who want uniqueness and simplicity, so we decided to reach back and bring the Pastport to market this spring,” said Zack Tanner, historical innovations manager for Honda. “We think the new Pastport is all that and a bag of chips.”

 

While this nostalgic trim level isn’t actually available, you can come in to Avery Greene Honda to check out the actual Passport. This ruggedly handsome SUV is the newest addition to Honda’s SUV lineup. It comes with an available all-wheel-drive system, standard safety technologies, ample power, and an abundance of interior space to make it a solid choice in its segment.

The Best Honda Models for Graduates Trying to Save Money

graduateWhether you’re a recent graduate of high school looking to save money as you head to campus, or a recent graduate of college looking to save money as you pay back student loans, we know how difficult it can be to afford a vehicle that’s perfect for you.

We recommend getting one of these Honda models for graduates that offer different benefits depending on what type of driver you are.

2016 Honda Fit

This tech-savvy, little car is perfect for young drivers who want to spend less money on gasoline and put more effort into helping the environment. Plus, its contemporary style is sure to please.

2016 Honda CR-V

On the other hand, this compact SUV is perfect for young drivers in areas that need more off-roading capabilities, the ability to cruise over snow, or tons of cargo space for their gear.

To learn more about either of these vehicles or the Honda graduate program, contact us or visit us anytime at Avery Greene Honda.

Honda Releases New HT3 Civic Driving Shoes

2016 Honda CivicThe Honda Civic is a popular, reliable, and iconic car, though not one that most people would commonly associate with the term “sporty.” That’s what Honda is hoping to change by introducing fashionable new Civic driving shoes. According to the brand, the shoes were the brainchild of online publication Thrillist, who approached both Honda and fashion retailer JacksThreads.com in order to make it happen.

Thrillist is a repeat partner with the brand, having collaborated with Honda in the past for various branded content projects. The partnership arose out of the two brands brainstorming on how better to connect with their buyer bases. When Honda questioned personal preferences of Civic drivers, one common thread appeared: many of them had an interest in fashion and style, according to Honda’s manager of media strategy Phil Hruska.

JackThreads sneaker designer Michael Vincent worked together with Civic exterior designer Jarad Hall in order to capture the overall feel of the car while designing the shoes, named the HT3s. The name ‘HT3’ reportedly refers to the three core design cues that went into designing the Civic: high-touch, high-tension, and high-tech.

The shoes, which feature a sleek design with a folding cover that hides the laces, went on sale March 29th, making their debut in Los Angeles. On the JacksThreads site, the HT3 Civic driving shoes retail for $100 and the product description highlights the shoes’ connection to the sedan, complete with a link to a Honda-sponsored backstory regarding the creation of the HT3s.

Truths and Myths About Car Color

2016 Honda HR-V

Red 2016 Honda HR-V

Everyone’s heard the “fact” that red cars get pulled over more than different colored cars, but is it actually true? And what other myths about car color are there? There are actually quite a few urban legends on the subject, most of which are false.

First of all, no, red cars aren’t pulled over more often. According to Snopes, this myth might have sprung from a few different ideas, the most prominent that red cars are more eye-catching. Red cars have also been said to create an illusion of going faster than they really are. However, statistics show that red cars aren’t pulled over any more often than other cars.

Red cars also aren’t more expensive to insure, another popular myth. This has roots in the previous myth about red cars being ticketed more often. It also comes from the idea that red cars are associated with sports cars and thus are more likely to go dangerously fast. But, car insurance companies don’t actually take this into account.

Finally, the one true fact is that car color can affect resale value. Crazy colors get less money and are harder to resell than neutral colors like black, grey, and white.

Holiday Traveling: Thanksgiving Driving Tips

Happy ThanksgivingThe worst part of the holiday season is that everything happens in the colder months, when the roads are slick and traveling is much worse than any other time of year. Follow these Thanksgiving driving tips to make your holiday travels as safe as possible.

First, prepare your car for a breakdown. Cold weather is hard on cars, and if you experience issues and are stuck on the side of the road for a while, you’ll want warm clothes and supplies. Bring a first aid kit, extra blankets, snacks, water, and either a car charger for your phone or a spare prepaid phone to make emergency calls with.

If you aren’t familiar with the route, use a GPS or your phone to navigate so you don’t get lost. GPS is much more reliable than writing down directions, especially if you miss an exit and need to find your way back to the right freeway.

If you end up driving through bad weather and visibility is too poor, pull over! If the roads are bad, give yourself plenty of room to stop, more than usual, and drive slowly. Happy Thanksgiving!

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