Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tire Options at Keyes Honda

Tires are one of the most vital parts of any vehicle, and it is important that they are in good condition. In order to prolong the life of your tires, it is recommended that you check tire pressure at least monthly and have your tires rotated regularly. Though, even with proper tire care, tires have a limited lifespan. They are designed to provide consistent performance throughout their lifetimes, but tread does wear down due to normal usage. How often you change your tires depends on a number of factors including the type of car, where and how you drive it, and how well you care for your tires. As a general estimate, most tires are considered to have a life of between 25,000 and 50,000 miles before they need to be replaced.

When the time comes to fit your Honda vehicle with new tires, trust the experts at Keyes Honda. Our full-service dealership has a Honda tire center that provides our Los Angeles, CA area customers with a complete collection of different tire options. We provide an extensive tire evaluation to determine which tires are best suited for each vehicle. We will recommend the best option for your vehicle, like performance based tires for your Honda Civic or off-road performance tires for your Honda Ridgeline. Our professional team will help you find the right tires to match your vehicle and driving style. All of our tires are competitively priced and we regularly offer tire specials, like rebates and pre-paid gift cards. In addition to our knowledgeable tire center, we also have an expert Honda service center staffed with certified service technicians who will quickly and efficiently install your new tires.

We look forward to answering any questions you might have about our range of tires. Give us a call at (855) 647-3615 or stop by and see us in person. We hope to see you soon.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Celebrating 20 Years Partnering with Students Run L.A. (SRLA)

At Keyes Honda, we are extremely proud of the outreach work the Honda Motor Company has done right here in Los Angeles, CA. For the past two decades, the Honda Motor Company has supported Students Run L.A’s (SRLA) mission of helping under-served middle and high school students realize their potential and plot a new course for their future by providing them with a life changing experience—training for and completing the 26.2 mile Los Angeles Marathon. For the 2017 race, the Honda Motor Company supported nearly 2,800 students. Through its 20-year partnership with SRLA, the Honda Motor Company has contributed more than $2 million to provide for student’s uniforms, nutrition, training, and scholarships. The program has been very successful, and each year more than 95 percent of the students who start the race, finish the full course, and nearly 100 percent of the high school seniors who finish the marathon graduate and seek higher education.

SRLA members participate in weekly training sessions for seven months prior to the Los Angeles Marathon, and complete the regimen with stronger confidence and higher self-esteem. At the end of the program, the Honda Motor Company hosts a ceremony in the students’ honor to celebrate their achievements. This year, 350 SRLA high school seniors, SRLA leaders, and volunteers gathered at the American Honda Motor Co., Inc. campus in Torrance, CA for the “Celebrating Dreams Graduation Event.”

To date, more than 63,000 students have participated in SRLA’s training program since its inception in 1989.

We congratulate these graduating seniors and all the graduating high school students across the country. If you are looking to buy your first car, or need a car for college, please stop by our Los Angeles, CA area Honda dealership. We have an extensive inventory of new and pre-owned Honda models and regularly offer Honda car dealer specials. We hope to see you soon. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Your Next Weekend Adventure

At Keyes Honda, we feel pretty lucky to be located in the Southern California area. Beautiful weather, stunning natural views, and plenty of attractions are just a few reasons why we love our town. There definitely isn’t a shortage of things to do! It is easy to spend a day or weekend at the beach or on a remote hiking trail. At Keyes Honda, we have an extensive inventory full of the latest Honda cars perfect for transporting to your next weekend adventure.

One of the most popular Honda models, the Honda CR-V, can easily transport you and your friends and family to the beach, a hiking trail, or any of the other numerous attractions in and around the Van Nuys, CA area. The versatile cabin of the 2017 Honda CR-V features standard 60/40 split-folding rear seating which offers drivers a variety of seating and cargo options to accommodate whoever or whatever you’re taking with you. Stay entertained on your drive with the available 7-inch display audio touch-screen that accommodates Bluetooth technology, Apple CarPlay, and Android Audio. The available 1.5-liter direct-injected DOHC turbo-four engine delivers 190-horsepower and 179 lb.-ft. of torque allowing you to move around the bends of the road with ease. What’s more? The Honda CR-V is equipped with numerous safety and driver assist features designed to keep you safe and alert when behind the wheel.

If you need a vehicle to tackle difficult off-road trails, then consider the 2017 Honda Ridgeline. The Honda Ridgeline includes a host of industry-exclusive standard and available features including uni-body construction, a Dual Action Tailgate, In-Bed Trunk®, a scratch- and dent-resistant composite truck bed and the world’s first Truck Bed Audio System. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is also the first and only pickup to earn a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with available front crash prevention system and LED headlights.

Stop by Keyes Honda today to take one of these great vehicles for a test drive!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Financing Your Honda Vehicle

You’ve found the perfect Honda vehicle, taken it on a test drive, and decided that it is the car for you. As you dive into the car buying specifics, one area that people usually dread is discussing financing. At Keyes Honda, we believe that perhaps some people haven’t had the right experience and that is one reason why we do everything we can to make your car buying experience stress-free and enjoyable. Having the right lender can make all the difference.

Our Honda car dealership has an expert finance team with many years of experience securing great auto loans in the Los Angeles, CA area. Whether you are looking to get a car loan where you can buy your next new or used Honda vehicle, or if you are interested in leasing a Honda car, you can count on our friendly Honda finance department to help you out every step of the way. We look forward to discussing the different ways that you can save money through our incentive programs and financing specials.

Our expert team will walk you through every part of the financing agreement, including the interest rate, the term of the loan, down payment, and monthly payments. If you have good credit, generally your interest rate will be lower. If you do have less than perfect credit, do not worry. Our team understands how important it is to be able to lock into a great loan that falls in line with your budget, so we make sure that we can work with you to accommodate all different types of credit.

When the time comes to start your financing, you can choose to apply in-house or online with our secure finance application. No matter what method you choose, you will receive a personalized car loan quote and friendly service at every step. In order to finalize the agreement, you generally need to provide proof of income, proof of insurance, proof of identity, proof of residency, and trade-in documentation if applicable. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our friendly finance department at 855-484-4676.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Honda Clarity EV and Plug-In Hybrid Make Debut

The New York Auto show is known as the place where brands unveil their latest concept cars and upcoming models. The Honda Motor Company certainly didn’t disappoint with their debut of the latest Honda cars, the Honda Clarity EV and Plug-In Hybrid models. At Keyes Honda, we know how much our Los Angeles, CA area customers love electric, hybrid, and fuel cell Honda vehicles and believe that they will be impressed with the latest additions.

The two all-new electrified Honda vehicles will join the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, to make the Honda Clarity the first ever vehicle series offering customers an expanded array of electrified vehicle choices with fuel cell, battery electric and plug-in hybrid powertrains.

The Honda Clarity is one of the more spacious vehicles in its class, and features a sophisticated interior with bio-fabrics and plastics extensively used throughout the cabin to promote sustainability.

The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is anticipated to earn an all-electric driving range rating of 42 miles, and for longer trips, the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid can utilize its efficient 1.5L Atkinson engine to generate electricity and, under certain conditions, to act as a direct power source, resulting in an anticipated overall driving range rating in excess of 330 miles.

The 2018 Honda Electric is powered by a 161-horsepower electric motor that produces 221 lb.-ft. of torque by drawing power from a 25.5-kWh battery pack. The vehicle can be fully charged in just over three hours and is anticipated to have an EPA rule economy rating of 120/111/102 MPGe (city/highway/combined)*.

The Honda Clarity EV and Plug-In Hybrid are expected to reach dealers later this year. If you’re interested in learning more, please stop by your Van Nuys, CA Honda dealer and our expert team will walk you through the Honda Clarity lineup.

*120 city/111 highway/102 combined miles per gall of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) rating; based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe and range will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, powertrain condition, and other factors.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Drivetrains at Keyes Honda

At Keyes Honda, when our customers are searching for a new or used Honda vehicle, one thing we often discuss is the drivetrain available on certain vehicles. The terms four-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive are all disused and we understand that it can be slightly confusing trying to navigate between the differences. We hope that this overview will help break down the basics of the drivetrain options available.

The basic drivetrain option available on most passenger cars sold in the U.S. today is a two-wheel-drive system in which the entire drive package—engine, transmission, differential, and the wheels that are driven by the engine—are in the front of the vehicle. This is called front-wheel drive (FWD). Some vehicles are equipped with a different two-wheel-drive system called rear-wheel drive (RWD). It differs from FWD in that a long driveshaft transmits power from the engine in the front of the vehicle to the driven wheels at the back (versus the front two wheels).

For those looking for a more dynamic driving experience should look at vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive (AWD). By distributing traction equally among all four tires, AWD systems improve the driving experience by providing better traction and handling. AWD can also improve handling in poor weather conditions. This driving system is great to have if you like having increased control around the bends and turns of the road. The Honda CR-V and Honda Ridgeline both have capable AWD systems.

If you are considering taking your vehicle off-road or using your vehicle for towing, then a vehicle equipped with four-wheel drive (4WD) should be on your list. 4WD also engages all four tires and provides better traction and towing. Like AWD, it is a good feature to have in difficult weather conditions like snow, and will help power the vehicle on rocky or uneven ground.

Come by our Los Angeles, CA area Honda car dealership for a test drive and try out the drivetrains systems on our new and used Honda car models

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Honda Driver Assist Technologies

The Honda Motor Company is constantly looking for new ways to keep drivers safe and alert when on the road. At Keyes Honda, we love the suite of parking and driver assist features that are available in many new Honda cars. Our customers are often seeking the latest and greatest in car technology and we believe they will be impressed with the newest technology features available. It varies by vehicle, but here are a few of the latest features. 

Get a better view of what’s behind you with a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera that offers three different views: normal, wide and top down. This helpful feature offers a better view of what’s behind you every time you shift to reverse.

The Honda LaneWatch™ system helps when switching lanes. Just signal right and a small camera will display live video on your Display Audio screen to reveal nearly four times more than the passenger-side mirror alone. This feature is available on vehicles like the 2017 Honda Accord.

The Honda Sensing™ suite includes multiple driver assist features. Honda Sensing is available on numerous vehicles, including the 2017 Honda CR-V.

If your vehicle begins to stray from the center of a detected lane without signaling, the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) feature adjusts the steering to help bring you back to the lane center. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow helps you maintain a set following interval on the highway, so you don’t have to manually change your speed, while Road Departure Mitigation System (RDMS) works with a small camera that sees road markers and alerts you if youre about to leave the road. The Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) helps brake the vehicle when it senses an otherwise unavoidable collision with a vehicle detected in front of you.

If you’re interested in learning more, stop by our Van Nuys, CA area Honda dealership and our sales team will be happy to walk you through the parking technologies available and the vehicles equipped with your preferred driver assist feature.