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Spring Car Care Tips

The harsh winter weather can do a seriously number on your car, especially if it’s an older model. In order to get it into tip-top shape for spring, love and attention is all your car needs. Best of all, getting your car ready for the fast-coming warmer weather is easy. Here are a few quick spring car care tips from at Avery Greene Honda’s service department!

  1. under the hoodUnder the Hood – Winter is a harsh season and if you parked outside, it’s time to take a look under the hood. Make sure to check all of your belts and hoses for wear and cracks. Verify that your coolant isn’t too old to ensure your car won’t overheat. If you aren’t car-savvy, a dealership service department can check for you. Better safe than sorry!
  2. Wiper Blades – Ensuring your wiper blades can handle the spring rains should be a top priority. You never know when you’ll be driving through a storm, after all. Look at the blades for cracks and wear. Ice can do a number on your wiper blades so don’t skimp on new ones.
  3. Wash – Last, but not least, wash your car. Dirt, grime, and road salt can build up over winter and each can do damage to your paint if left unattended. A simple car wash will remove most of the residue and leave you with a sparkling car!

Essential Driving Tips: Jump-Starting Your Car

jump-startGetting a dead battery happens to everyone if you drive long enough. Although it can be a stressful situation, just remember to relax and follow these simple steps. We’ve broken down the methods for jump-starting your car to make it easier than ever.

According to wikiHow, the first thing you should do is make sure that the battery is actually the problem. Turn on your headlights–are they dimmer than normal? If so, it’s probably the battery. Does the car crank slowly or just click? It’s probably the battery. If it’s cranking like normal or if you notice other problems, it may not be the battery.

After locating the battery, follow these simple steps:

  • Put the two cars hood to hood if possible. They need to be close, but there should still be room to work. Never touch the two cars.
  • Connect one positive clamp (red) the positive terminal (+) on the dead battery.
  • Connect the other positive clamp to the positive terminal on the jumper car.
  • Connect one negative (black) clamp to the jumper car’s negative terminal.
  • Connect the other negative clamp to grounded metal on the dead car. This should be a nut or bolt, preferably one without corrosion. If successful, you may see a small spark when you connect the ground.
  • Clear the cables from moving parts.
  • Turn on the jumper car and let it sit for 60 seconds.
  • Try to start the dead car–if it doesn’t work, let it charge a bit more or reconnect the cables.
  • If successful, remove the cables in the order you put them on. Keep the dead vehicle (now working) running for a while.

Remember that connecting jumper cables can be dangerous. Make sure to wear protective equipment, avoid touching exposed metal, and be aware of moving parts.

This Year, Remember These Beach Safety Tips For Fun in the Sun

beachHeading to the beach this summer? There’s nothing more relaxing than the warm sun, cool breeze, and the rhythmic sound of the waves.

However, beaches do come with some inherent dangers, so it’s important to keep these beach safety tips in mind:

  • Always follow local beach rules, obey any posted signs, and listen to all lifeguards.
  • Never swim alone, and make sure that someone you know always has their eye on you.
  • Drink lots of fresh, clean water (not saltwater!) to stay hydrated, and be sure to frequently lather yourself with sunscreen.
  • Don’t leave your belongings unattended on a public beach where they could be moved or stolen.
  • Never, ever leave children unattended on the beach, especially in the water.
  • Take swimming lessons, not only ensuring your ability to swim but also so you may help others in danger.

Do you have any other ideas? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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.

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2015 Honda Civic Coupe and Sedan Pricing Announced

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2015 Honda Civic – Available Now at Avery Greene Honda!

Today is the day, ladies and gentlemen! The 2015 Honda Civic has officially hit the market, which means you’ll be able to try it out for yourself at Avery Greene Honda in the very near future.

If you were on the fence about getting a 2014 Civic Coupe or Civic Sedan will be happy to know that all of the new and exciting features from that model year carry over for 2015. One of America’s favorite cars gets even better with an upgrade exterior for the Coupe, new wheel designs, a new CVT, and standard features such as rearview camera and Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®.

New for 2015 is a Special Edition sedan, which slots in between the LX and EX and adds $1,100 worth of upgrades over the base model for an additional cost of $700.

Prices and fuel economy for the 2015 Honda Civic Coupe and Civic Sedan are as follows:

TRIM MSRP Fuel Economy
Civic Coupe LX 5MT $18,290 28/36/31
Civic Coupe LX CVT $19,090 30/39/33
Civic Coupe EX 5MT $20,390 28/36/31
Civic Coupe EX CVT $21,190 29/38/33
Civic Coupe EX-L CVT $22,640 29/38/33
Civic Coupe EX-L Navi CVT $24,140 29/38/33
Civic Sedan LX 5MT $18,490 28/36/31
Civic Sedan LX CVT $19,290 30/39/33
Civic Sedan SE CVT $19,990 30/39/33
Civic Sedan EX CVT $21,190 30/39/33
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT $22,840 30/39/33
Civic Sedan EX-L Navi CVT $24,340 30/39/33
Civic Sedan HF CVT $20,040 31/41/35

 

Stop in to schedule your test drive at the wheel of the 2015 Civic Coupe or Sedan. If you’re looking for something a bit different, try our stock of 2015 Pilot, 2015 Accord, 2015 Odyssey, or 2015 Fit.

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