Introducing the 2018 Honda Odyssey

2018 Honda OdysseyThe Honda Odyssey has long stood the test of time as the foremost family-friendly minivan in the industry. A spacious interior and a plethora of features make it a top model for families of all ages and sizes. The latest model arrives with a complete overhaul, and we here at Brighton Honda are happy to introduce the 2018 Honda Odyssey!

The all-new Odyssey brings refined convenience and versatility to the road, starting with the new styling. New LED headlights and taillights and a bold grille bring the model in line with the rest of the brand’s vehicles. The minivan now shares its architecture with the Pilot SUV and Ridgeline pickup.

Under the hood of the new Odyssey lies a 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission that delivers 280 hp. Fuel efficiency ratings aren’t available just yet. All in all, the minivan weighs 100 pounds less than its predecessor, so expect fuel economy to rise.

The 2018 Honda Odyssey brings plenty of innovative technologies as well. A system designed to communicate with second- and third-row passengers, as well as a rear-seat entertainment system, prove just how family-friendly the new minivan is. Active safety technologies include Adaptive Cruise Control and Road-Departure Mitigation, just to name a few.

The 2018 Honda Odyssey is well on its way to leading the minivan segment for another year!

How to Know if You Need New Tires

 

Know if You Need New Tires

Your vehicle’s tires act as a mobility, safety, and performance feature that no driver can afford to ignore. Worn tires can become a major hazard on long road trips and in bad weather. It’s important to get a new set of tires once the old ones are worn. Here are a few ways to know if you need new tires from us here at Brighton Honda.

Quarter Test

Tread wear is a common cause for tire replacement. Unfortunately, eying your tire tread isn’t too accurate. On the bright side, there’s a simple test that will only require a quarter. Simply place the quarter head first into the tread grooves. If you can see the top of Washington’s head, then the treads are worn to the point where you need new tires.

Wear and Tear

Tire wear and tear is common, especially in hot and cold climates. Extreme weather conditions can cause the tire’s structure to change, leading to abnormalities like cracks and bulges in the walls. Both abnormalities are signs that you need to replace the tire as soon as possible.

Age

Like most car parts, tires need to be replaced as they age. Most manufacturers recommend replacing your tires once they reach their sixth year. Make sure to check the manufacturer’s recommendations for your specific set of tires!