How to Prepare Your Car For Summer

Can you believe that summer is right around the corner? Now that May is here, you might be starting to plan your summer getaways and family vacations. But, before you hit the road for your much-deserved time off, make sure you prepare your car for summer.

Here are a few things to get inspected to make sure your car is road-trip ready.

  • Air conditioning. As the temperatures rise, you don’t want to be without your air conditioning. Have it inspected to make sure it is working in optimal condition.
  • Cooling system. The biggest cause of summer breakdowns is an overheated car. Your car’s cooling system should be inspected, flushed, and refilled about every two years.
  • Tires. Examine your tires to check for any signs of abnormal wear, inadequate tread depth, or signs of cracks. If your car pulls to one side, you likely need an alignment.
  • Battery. The extreme heat of summer can wreak havoc on a battery. Have it tested to make sure it has enough juice left to make it through the summer.
  • Windshield wipers. If your windshield wipers are leaving streaks or have cracks in the blades, it’s time for a new set.

Schedule a service appointment today at Brighton Honda and our trained service technicians can make sure your car is ready for the summer ahead.

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.

Honda Awarded 2016 Best SUV Brand by US News & World Report

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Honda was awarded the 2016 best SUV brand by US News & World Report for vehicles like the CR-V

 

Honda does a lot of things well. One thing in particular that the automaker does extremely well is SUVs. Honda makes not one, not two, but three awesome SUVs. Their skills were recently recognized by US News & World Report, which named Honda the 2016 Best SUV Brand.

 

The Honda CR-V was refreshed in 2014. If sales continue the way they are, the CR-V will be the best-selling SUV in America for the fourth consecutive year.

 

The Honda HR-V was only introduced just this past spring, and the new SUV was an instant hit. In fact, together with the CR-V and recently redesigned Pilot, total sales of Honda SUVs is over a half million through October. That’s up 13.6% since October of 2014.

 

Jamie Page Deaton, the managing editor of US News & Report, remarked on his publication’s decision to award Honda with the 2016 SUV Brand of the Year title, saying, “The HR-V, CR-V, and Pilot are all consistently ranked at the top of their respective classes, as automotive journalists are impressed with the utility, comfort and family-friendly features that all three offer. No matter what class SUV shoppers are searching in, Honda has a model worth considering.”

Honda’s ‘Power of Dreams’ Ad Is about More than Cars

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Honda’s ‘Power of Dreams’ Ad aims to express Honda’s commitment to and history of innovation and courage to imagine big things.

In its newest ‘Power of Dreams’ ad, Honda uses paper, hand-drawings, and stop-motion animation to pay tribute to the brand’s history and wide range of products – and it’s way more fascinating than it sounds. The ad first debuted during the NFL on CBS Sunday games, and has captivated audiences thanks to its striking ability to weave together animated drawings to tell the automaker’s story.

The ad, called “Paper,” features about 3,000 drawings and uses stop-motion technology to bring them to life.

“The goal is for the marketing itself to become a demonstration of Honda thinking and all the people that touch our wide range of products along the way,” said Tom Peyton, Assistant Vice President of Marketing for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. in a statement “This commercial stands for the courage and conviction to imagine and make dreams a reality and speaks to Honda’s innovative nature and respect for personal achievement and contributions.”

Honda’s ‘Power of Dreams’ ad shows that Honda isn’t your run-of-the-mill automaker, but instead prides itself on its ability to engineer high-tech, premium quality products across a range of industries.

Stop by Brighton Honda today to check out our lineup of Honda vehicles, and see all of Honda’s products and the ad at honda.com.