Monday, March 27, 2017

Pet-Friendly Honda Vehicles

At Keyes Honda, we understand that when you’re searching for a vehicle for your whole family, that can mean a vehicle for your furry family member as well. Transporting your pet around can present some challenges, but more and more vehicles on the road today are equipped with features that can make taking your pet from point A to point B easier.

There are many vehicles in our extensive inventory that are very versatile and perfect for pets, like the 2017 Honda CR-V and the 2017 Honda Pilot. The versatile cabin of the 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. The available power tailgate allows you to open your trunk with ease with the push of a button, and with the tailgate height-adjustability feature, it’s customizable for drivers (and pets!) of all sizes. If you have your hand’s full, the tailgate is also available with a hands-free option that allows you to open or close the tailgate with a wave of your foot under the bumper. Another pet-friendly feature included in the Honda CR-V is the dual-zone automatic temperature control system. When in automatic mode, the system will maintain the pre-set temperature by automatically cooling or heating as required, keep you and your pets comfortable.

If you need a vehicle with a bit more room, consider the 2017 Honda Pilot. The Honda Pilot features one-touch second-row seats that automatically move forward with the push of a button, making it easier than ever to access the third row. With over 109 cubic feet of cargo volume when the 60/40 split second- and third-row seats are folded down, the spacious cargo offers plenty of room for the entire family.

Stop by our Van Nuys, CA area Honda dealership and let our friendly and professional staff walk you through all of the pet-friendly features found on the vehicles in our inventory.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Honda Clarity Electric to Make Debut

At Keyes Honda, we love how the Honda Motor Company is always striving to push the boundaries of new car technology. They have long held a commitment to creating sustainable products and processes and have a strong dedication to reducing their environmental footprint. The Honda Motor Company has recently announced its intention to make two-thirds of its global auto sales from electrified vehicles by 2030. There are already a number of environmentally-friendly vehicles Honda car models, like the Honda Accord Hybrid, and two more are set to join soon.

The all-new Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Honda Clarity Electric will make their official worldwide debut at the New York International Auto Show. The two all-new electrified Honda vehicles will make the Honda Clarity the first vehicle series to offer customers an expanded array of electrified vehicle choices with fuel cell, battery electric and plug-in hybrid powertrains wrapped in a sporty, spacious and comprehensively equipped five-passenger midsize sedan. Each Honda Clarity variant has a low, wide aerodynamic body with unique design elements. Combined with elegant and advanced exterior styling, the Honda Clarity series boasts spacious interiors outfitted with premium, environmentally-responsible materials.

The Honda Clarity Electric will be the first affordable, midsize, five-passenger battery electric vehicle. Combining an all-electric driving range rating in excess of 40 miles with a hyper-efficient gasoline-hybrid extended range mode, the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid will launch in all 50 states. Both vehicles keep the “fun-to-drive” DNA Honda vehicles are known for and each Honda Clarity provides a smooth, quiet and premium experience with great dynamic handling plus seamless advanced technologies.

We’re excited to see these two new exciting vehicles make their debut soon and can’t wait for the models to arrive at our Los Angeles, CA area Honda dealership! 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Prepping Your Car for Warmer Weather

At Keyes Honda, we feel quite lucky to be located in the Los Angeles, CA area. We’re usually spoiled with abundant sunshine and warm temperatures. Though, as we start making our way into spring and summer, the temperatures can be extremely hot and it is important that you take steps to prepare your vehicle for the warmer weather.

Spring can be a great time to perform an annual cleaning and checkup on your vehicle. One thing you want to check regularly is the air pressure and tread on your tires. While the weather here allows us to keep all-season or summer tires on our vehicles year round, it is still important to continually check the air pressure and wear on the tires. Proper tire inflation assures the best possible contact between the tires and the road. An improperly inflated tire can overheat, potentially leading to a blowout on the highway.

Inspect other areas of your vehicle such as the air conditioning system and the wiper fluid and wiper blades. The rubber on your wiper blades can dry out in the heat, so it is important to have your wiper blades in good condition. Once you turn your A/C system on, pay attention to any strange noises or odors. If you suspect something strange, bring your vehicle to your Honda service center and let the expert technicians inspect your vehicle.  

The expert Honda service center at our Honda car dealership is ready to help you with all of your warmer weather vehicle needs. We will perform a full tune-up on your car and make sure it has the correct oil, the engine coolant is clear, and that all the belts and hoses are in good condition. We’ll also check to make sure all the parts of your car battery are functioning properly, as the battery tends to work even harder in the hot summer months. It is easy to schedule a service appointment online, and our technicians work extended hours to work around your busy schedule. We also have an extensive inventory of Honda parts to help fix or equip your vehicle to as new of condition as possible. We hope to see you soon!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Safe Driving Tips from Keyes Honda

One thing we love at Keyes Honda is taking our vehicles out on the roads around the beautiful state of California. We are spoiled with gorgeous views, off-road trails, and city culture. As driving can be an everyday occurrence it starts to become second nature. Though, it’s important to remember a few safe driving tips to help keep you alert and safe while on the road. 

There are a number of simple tips you can follow to ensure you keep yourself and your passengers safe. We have all been there—being distracted in one way or another while driving. In order to best keep safe, try and limit all distractions. Don’t text and drive or check emails on your cellphone. Distractions can also include feeling sleepy while behind the wheel. If you are feeling groggy or tired, it is a good idea to pull over somewhere safe until you feel rested enough to drive. It’s also important to remember if bad weather strikes, you should drive with extra caution. Keep your speed low and maintain extra space between you and the car in front of you. If visibility is poor, it may be best to pull off the road to somewhere safe until the weather passes.

Your Los Angeles, CA area Honda dealer is stocked with Honda car models that are equipped with the latest safety features. The 2017 Honda Accord and many other Honda vehicles are available with Honda Sensing™, a suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies designed to alert you to things you might miss when driving. If you are looking for something in the SUV category, consider the incredibly popular Honda CR-V. The Honda CR-V is known for its advanced safety and technology features, and the 2017 model is no exception. Safety features include blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic monitor, auto high-beam headlights and a remote engine start.

Remember to stay aware and cautious when driving and if you want to check out the new safety features available on our new Honda models, please stop by our Los Angeles, CA Honda dealership.