How Regular Auto Maintenance Can Prevent Major Problems

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    Most people are not aware that as car owners, they face a simple choice: maintenance now, or repairs later. Regular, low cost maintenance can play a big role in avoiding the need for expensive repairs down the line. That’s because when you bring in your car for routine oil changes, the auto shop inspects all vital systems to make sure that everything is running properly. If they find a problem, they can warn you that extra work is needed, such as transmission repair.

    Regular maintenance means fewer repairs
    New technology had made it easier than ever to keep up with your car’s regular maintenance. The golden rule with oil changes used to be an oil change every 3,000 miles. Now auto shops can use oil life monitors to tell when the next oil change is due. By 2013, nearly half or 16 Continue Reading

    New Museum to Honor Carroll Shelby to Open This Year

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    If you love cars, you know about Carroll Shelby. The legendary race driver and developer of the Shelby Cobra remains a hero to many road and track enthusiasts. Decades after his muscle cars were taken off of the market, the Shelby Cobra kit cars are still popular among racing aficionados.

    Now a museum is being opened to celebrate the life of the famed driver. As reported by the Robb Report, the Carroll Shelby Automotive Museum and Snake Pit Lounge are scheduled to open later this spring. These will be located in Gardena, California. The site is the current site for the Carroll Shelby Internationalandrsquo;s current engine factory and administrative facilities.

    The complex is expected to take up a full Continue Reading

    4 Reasons Why Honda Sales Are On the Rise

    Honda dealersHonda dealers are rejoicing upon learning that American Honda sales are at an all-time high. While American car sales have been strong in recent months, even JD Power didn’t anticipate how successful the month of December would be.

    In the last month of 2016, 1.6 million units were sold, and both American and Japanese manufacturers saw year-over-year sales increases.

    American Honda Motor Company reportedly sold 1,637,942 Honda and Acura vehicles throughout 2016, increasing their sales by 3.2% from the previous year.

    “2016 was a very rewarding year for American Honda in which we set a second consecutive all-time sales record while maintaining our unique focus on retail sales to individual buyers,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of the Automobile Division of American Honda. “We are going to build on this success with a continued focus on strong products and sound sales strategies that increase quality and value for our customers.”

    Honda has been successfully manufacturing strong, reliable products for decades, with both the Honda and Acura brands under its belt. But why do people buy Hondas? What makes these vehicles so worthwhile?

    1. Honda values safety
      In 2013, Honda earned more IIHS safety ratings than any other manufacturer, and their products are consistently ranked in the top tier.
    2. Hondas maintain their value
      Hondas are built to last. The 2013 Accord, Civic, CR-V, and Fit were all given the award “Best Resale Value” by Kelley Blue Book’s Brand Image Awards. These cars stand up over the years. So whether you’re buying a new car or a used one, you’re always sure to have made a great investment and are sure to enjoy driving your Honda for years to come. While 23% of all new car sales were leases in 2013, many these cars are being sold as pre-owned and are still in great shape.
    3. Hondas are sustainable
      Hondas are some of the most eco-friendly cars on the market. Their natural gas and hybrid models allow flexibility at the gas pump and all models get more miles to the gallon compared to most competitors.
    4. Hondas are family friendly
      The 2016 Honda Odyssey was rated Best Minivan for the Money and Best Minivan for Families by U.S. News and World Report. All Hondas have high-grade interior builds, and the SUVs and minivans are spacious enough to accommodate a crowd comfortably.

    For a great deal on a new or used Honda, visit the Airport Honda dealership today.

    Vehicle Neglect Costs The United States $2 Billion Every Year What You Can Do About It

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    Tires are one of the most stressed out areas in your car. They’re constantly attempting to keep you from slipping, work in tandem with your brakes to circumvent crashes and are essential to maintaining a proper speed and traction through whatever the weather throws at you. As such, it’s imperative you keep a proactive attitude and take good care of your tires — due to the constant wear and tear they’re susceptible to everything from under-inflation to tread loss to even popping if not checked.

    What Is Vehicle Neglect?

    This is one of the most important issues you should know about if you’re a car owner. Neglecting vehicles has been found to cost the economy a whopping $2 billion every single year, ranging from damages caused from crashes to medical bills resulting f Continue Reading