Guide to Buying a Used Honda

Buying a car is an important investment, and doing your homework beforehand can potentially save you thousands of dollars. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best options for used Hondas.

2009 Honda Fit

While it is a small car, the 2009 Honda Fit has as much space as many compact SUV options. In 2009, it was named US News and Ranking’s Best Subcompact Car for the Money, and it’s still a great value.

2011 Honda Civic

Honda Civics are known to be reliable, and this year’s model was named the US News Best Used Small Car between $10k-$12k. It was also named the 2011 Best Compact Car for the Money.

2012 Honda Accord

The 2012 Honda Accord is a fairly economical car for its class, getting up to 34 MPG on the highway. It was named the Best Used Midsize Car $15k and up.

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

The 2014 Accord Hybrid comes standard with a four-cylinder engine that switches easily to an electric motor. It gets up to 50 MPG, so it’s very economical, and it comes standard with a lot of great technology features.

Honda cars are known to hold their value over the years, so choosing Honda for your pre-owned vehicle is a great choice.

Spring Driving Safety Tips to Remember This Season

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Now that winter is finally behind us, it’s time to draw your attention to the driving safety concerns of spring weather. The warmer temperatures may prevent snow, but that doesn’t mean that spring is devoid of driving challenges. Check out these spring driving safety tips, before you hit the road this year:

  • Keep your eyes peeled for pedestrians, bicyclists, pets, and wild animals, all of which are more likely to be found on the road this time of year.
  • Be wary of spring showers, particularly just after the rain begins, which is when hydroplaning is most likely.
  • If you’re caught in the rain, reduce your speed, and never drive through a body of standing water; just 12 inches of water can sweep your car away.
  • Re-stock any emergency supplies that you may have used during winter, and if you don’t have an emergency kit – make one!

For more safety tips or to start the season out with a new car, visit us anytime at Brighton Honda.

Firecrackers and Karaoke: Cool Themes For A Christmas Party

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Cool themes for a Christmas party could send your event over the top!

If you are planning to throw a Christmas party this year, have you thought about your theme yet? Sure, the ugliest Christmas sweater contest is a cool idea, but if you feel it’s become a bit hackneyed, here are some other cool themes for a Christmas party!

 

Think about it. What could be more fun than watching Christmas movie after Christmas movie? Marie Claire magazine suggests adding a drinking game to your Holiday Movie Marathon if things get a bit dull.

 

Let’s face it: People are boring. So why not introduce your pets into the mix? Does a Pet Christmas Party sound like chaos? That’s part of the fun! And if putting Christmas outfits on your pet seems cruel, well, you want to make an omelet; you’ve got to break some eggs.

 

Karaoke is cool. Christmas is cool. Why not combine them? A Christmas Carol Karaoke Party gives you a chance to appreciate all of the wonderful music that the holiday has inspired and at the same time, make a fool of yourself.

 

At the very least, if you are going to have a regular run-of-the-mill Christmas, can you at least set off some firecrackers for us?

Tips for De-Icing Your Windshield

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Make sure you follow these tips on De-Icing Your Windshield

It won’t be long before freezing temperatures, sleet, ice and snow make their way. While clearing the windshield ranks very low on our list of ‘favorite things to do,’ there are certain methods that can make the process easier. Here are our tips for de-icing your windshield.

  1. Turn on the defroster. First thing’s first. Start your car and get the defroster running (on high heat). As your car warms up, the heat blown onto your windshield will help melt the ice and snow more quickly.
  2. Scrape the windshield. While the defroster is running, use your ice scraper and brush to remove as much of the snow and ice as possible.
  3. Use de-icer. If you find that a stubborn layer of ice just won’t completely clear, use a de-icing spray on the windshield. The more you use, the less time you’ll have to wait for the solution to melt the ice.
  4. Water works, too. If you don’t have de-icer, you can use lukewarm water to clear ice (never use hot water, as it can crack the cold glass). Make sure to immediately clear the water and residual slush from the windshield to ensure it doesn’t just freeze again, especially in extreme cold.

For more ice-removal tips, visit wikihow.com.

Here at Brighton Honda, we wish you a safe winter driving season. If you need help to get your car winter-ready give us a call today!