2019 Accord Named Best New Car

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2019 Accord Named Best New Car

The 2019 Honda Accord has been recognized with a Good Housekeeping 2019 “Best New Car Award,” winning the sedan category. For 12 months, the experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute, in partnership with Car and Driver, screened hundreds of new cars and narrowed the field down to the top makes and models in 10 categories. Good Housekeeping experts assessed things such as value, safety, reliability, smoothness, handling, interior design, comfort and onboard technology.

The 10th-generation 2019 Accord midsize sedan boasts aggressive styling, a premium and spacious interior, rich feature content that includes the Honda Sensing suite of advanced driver assistive and safety technologies, two turbocharged engine options plus a highly fuel-efficient hybrid model, and refined yet agile driving dynamics.

For more information on the award-winning 2019 Honda Accord or to schedule a personal driving experience, please gives us a call at (866) 822-9314. You can check our online inventory, just click here.

An Easy Trick to Debug Your Vehicle’s Bumper

An Easy Trick to Debug Your Vehicle’s Bumper

Your front bumper, side mirrors and windshield gets hit with a lot of bugs. This secret tip – using a common household item – will make it easy-peasy to remove dried bugs from your vehicle.

Dried-on insect splatter can damage your paint if left on for long periods, so your best option is to clean affected areas as soon as possible. As the video above demonstrates, a very simple way to remove the residue is with a used dryer sheet.

If you have questions, or if your vehicle needs servicing, please give us a call at (866) 822-9314.

Is Your Car Roadtrip Ready?

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Is Your Car Road Trip Ready?

Before you hit the road this summer, make sure your vehicle is road trip ready so you can have any problems fixed before you go. A pre-trip vehicle checkup will help avoid the inconvenience, potential safety hazards and unplanned expense of breaking down miles away from home.

Check filters and fluids, including engine oil, antifreeze/coolant, windshield washer and power steering, brake and transmission fluids. Dirty air filters can waste gas and cause the engine to lose power.

Check the hoses and belts and replace if they become cracked, brittle, frayed, loose or show signs of excessive wear. These are critical to the proper functioning of the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering and the cooling system.

Check the brake system and make sure the battery connection is clean, tight and corrosion-free.

Check the tires, including tire pressure and tread. Underinflated tires reduce a vehicle’s fuel economy and uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment. Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots.

Check the engine to make sure it is delivering the best balance of power and fuel economy and produces the lowest level of emissions.

Check that the gas cap is not damaged, loose or missing to prevent gas from spilling or evaporating.

If you’re planning a summer road trip, it’s important to remember that it’s not as simple as just putting gas in the car and driving off. Performing a thorough inspection of your vehicle before you leave will give you peace of mind and help make your road adventure safer and more fun.

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Whoops! What Happens When You Jump Start Your Car the Wrong Way? (and how to never make this mistake)

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Whoops! What Happens When You Jump Start Your Car the Wrong Way? (and how to never make this mistake)

What’s worse than having a dead battery? Damaging your vehicle by not jump-starting it the right way. If you attach the leads to the wrong terminals, you’re likely to fry the car’s electronics, computers, and the wiring itself. And you can also explode the battery or possibly cause a car fire.

Not a good thing.

Luckily, there’s a brand of jumper cables that will protect you from yourself, so you’ll never need to worry about your car turning into a ball of flames and becoming a viral sensation on YouTube.

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Mychanic Smart Jumper Cables ($25) include the brilliant feature of reverse-polarity protection. The indicator warns you if the connection is incorrect with both a flashing red light and a beep-and not with sparks or fire! The voltage meter lets you know the level of your battery’s charge, so you can diagnose before jump-starting whether or not the battery is the cause of your engine failing to start. (https://mychanic.com/products/smart-cables)

For your reference, here’s a review of the correct, safe way to jump-start a car:

First, grab your owner’s manual for a quick check. Some vehicles require extra steps for a successful jump.

To properly jump-start your car, you need to create a circuit that carries current from the live battery over to the dead one. Once one end of each jumper cable is connected to its correct battery terminal, do not touch the metal clamps on the other ends to anything except the appropriate targets. The cables should be connected in this exact order:

1. Connect one end of the red (positive) jumper cable to the red (+) positive post of the dead car battery.

2. Connect the other end of the red (positive) jumper cable to the red (+) positive post of the fully charged car battery.

3. Connect one end of the black (negative) jumper cable to the black (-) negative post of the fully charged car battery.

4. Connect the other end of the black (negative) jumper cable to a metal part of the dead car that is unpainted, as far from the battery as the cable will reach. This will ground the circuit and help prevent sparking. Connecting it to the dead battery carries a risk of the battery exploding.

5. Verify that none of the cables is touching any engine parts that will move when the engine is started.

Now it’s time to start the engine of the working vehicle. It may take a few minutes for the jump to work. Try starting the dead car. If it doesn’t, continue charging the battery for a minute or two before trying again. In some cases, slightly revving the engine of the working car may help.

Once the dead car is running, disconnect the jumper cables, starting with the black, negative cable clamps.

Do not let the clamps touch each other while any part of either cable is still attached to a car.

How to Use the Collison Mitigation Braking System

How to Use the Collison Mitigation Braking System

Collison Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) is designed to alert drivers when it determines the potential for a frontal collision and, if one is imminent, to apply the brakes to mitigate the severity of impact.

This video shows you how the system works and interacts with the driver, as well as how to adjust the distance from a detected vehicle at which it will begin to issue alerts. Plus, there are instructions for turning the system off and back on.

CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

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