Thursday, May 23, 2013

What is Maintenance Minder?

What is Maintenance Minder?
What does the lighted wrench on your MID or dashboard mean? Its just one component of the Maintenance Minder system which calculates when you should have your next service. Watch the video for a quick explanation of the system and how it can help you keep your vehicle in prime condition.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Honda Automobiles: Honda Accord, Odyssey and CR-V Named to's 10 Best Family Cars of 2013

The 2013 Honda Accord, Odyssey and CR-V were all named to's list of the 10 Best Family Cars of 2013. The three family-friendly Honda models were recognized for their leadership in the key areas of safety, roominess, comfort and value.

"Honda prides itself in designing vehicles around the needs of our customers," said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. "There's no better validation for this effort than being recognized for having vehicles that excel in the areas critical to the family buyer."

All-new for 2013, the Honda Accord was the top ranked sedan on's list of family vehicles and had the lowest 5-Year Cost to Own1 among the ten recognized vehicles. editors applauded the new Accord for its stylish exterior, fuel-efficient powertrains and available features like the LaneWatch blind spot display. The Accord also earns industry-leading safety scores, having been rated as a TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and distinguished by a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-star Overall Vehicle Score.2

The 2013 Honda Odyssey was the top rated minivan on the list, continuing to lead its class in fuel economy and safety ratings, while providing spacious accommodations for up to eight passengers. The Odyssey Touring is rated at a remarkable 28 mpg3, the highest EPA highway fuel economy rating of any eight-passenger minivan. The Odyssey is rated as an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK, and the Odyssey has earned the best possible overall safety rating from NHTSA with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score.2

Rounding out the selection of Honda vehicles recognized was the 2013 Honda CR-V, which achieved the highest 60-Month Residual Value4 among the ten recognized vehicles. The CR-V is rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as a TOP SAFETY PICK and is distinguished by a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-star Overall Vehicle Score.2 Compact on the outside and roomy inside, the CR-V represents an unparalleled balance of size and capability ideal for families.

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1 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own sourced by on April 25, 2013.
2 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs). Vehicles tested under the new program cannot be compared to MY10 and earlier vehicles.
3 Based on 2013 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
4 Kelley Blue Book Residual Values sourced from's May/June 2013 book.

Monday, May 6, 2013

ASIMO - TechToys360 1

Honda News posted a photo:

ASIMO - TechToys360 1

Check out behind the scenes at Disneyland with ASIMO filming for TV show "Tech Toys 360." The episode is slated to air in fall 2013.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

2013 Honda Fit Sport

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Revisiting The Runabout Of Record

2013 Honda Fit Sport

The current Honda Fit has been around the block a few times. The subcompact hatch has soldiered on without significant revision since its first update for US customers in 2009, and while Honda is on the verge of launching a third generation, we thought we'd take the time to see how the runabout stacks up against the new wave of small, efficient and plucky five-doors now on the American market. Those include old standbys like the Nissan Versa and Toyota Yaris, as well as relative newcomers like the Chevrolet Sonic and Ford Fiesta.

Those machines may have all covered ground on the Fit, but Honda's wee machine holds a pleasant surprise for those buyers still willing to give the car the time of day. While the rest of the Japanese automaker's lineup has succumbed to dreaded model bloat, the Fit has remained true to the spirit of Honda that we remember from our vagabond youths. This may very well still be the closest genetic ancestor to the Civic models of old.

Outside, the Fit Sport continues to wear its "I'm the meanest June Bug" looks with pride. The oversized, wedge-shaped headlamps and aggressive lower fascia help lend the design plenty of attitude up front, and our tester's 16-inch alloy wheels keep this Honda from looking like it was the cheapest thing on the lot. Still, with a massive windscreen, tall greenhouse and short wheelbase, the Fit Sport can't help but look over-inflated, but that's a criticism we could levy at nearly every other product in this segment as well.

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Spotlight on Volunteers

Spotlight on Volunteers
In honor of National Volunteer Week, we wanted to say thank you to everyone who volunteers. Your efforts, no matter the size, make a big difference in the community.
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