2013 July Newsletter

Honda News

Did You Know?

– More than 26,000 Americans are directly employed by Honda, with $1.85 billion in annual payroll.

– Not a single layoff in more that 50 years of American Honda operations in the U.S.

– 1,290 new manufacturing jobs in America -150 in Ohio, 140 in Alabama, and 1,000 in Indiana.

– 134,000 jobs are created by American Honda dealerships across the U.S.

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Service Specials & Tips
How to make your car last 250,000 miles:

According to a report from the auto-industry research firm R. L. Polk, the average age of vehicles on U.S. roads has reached a record 10.8 years. At an average of 15,000 annual miles, a typical vehicle may now have 162,000 miles on the clock. Today’s cars and trucks are simply built better than ever, thanks to improved engineering and materials. But for those who want to get even more from their cars, how can drivers take a vehicle to the 250,000 milestone and still have wheels that are reliable and cosmetically appealing? To get answers, they interviewed service writers and auto technicians certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

Find good mechanics and stick with them.

Develop a long-term working relationship with your mechanic, similar to that of a doctor and patient. If you find a shop that gets to know you and your car, a working history develops so both parties know what has or hasn’t been done to your vehicle. There are many capable independent mechanics, but there are also strong reasons to stick with dealer service. Technicians at a dealerships work on cars of a particular brand all day, so they know them inside and out. They also have quick access to factory parts and the latest service information.

Don’t ignore the wrench.

When a dashboard light that shows a wrench or says service engine illuminates and stays on, it’s time for some scheduled maintenance. Follow that schedule to the letter. If you see a warning light shaped like an engine, there’s an issue with the emission control equipment that also should be checked immediately.

Charles Plueddeman – Veteran motor-journalist and Wisconsin native has been riding, driving and testing automobiles, motorcycles, boats, ATVs and snowmobiles for more than 20 years. His product evaluations have been appeared in Popular Mechanics, Men’s Journal and Auto World to name a few.

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Military Appreciation Offer
In appreciation of their military service, Honda is offering select and eligible U.S. Military personnel and their spouses:

$500 toward a new Honda automobile when they finance or lease through Honda Financial ServicesSM (HFS)

Stop in and ask about this offer or contact our team HERE!

$500 Honda College Graduate Bonus
Exclusive finance and lease options available for college graduates from Honda Financial Services on any New Honda!

Grad Advantages:

– Excellent way to build credit

– Flexible and competitive finance and lease packages

– Option to defer your 1st payment for 90 days (60 days interest free)

Looking for more details? Click HERE to view the Graduate Program brochure.

Happy Anniversary
Izzy Burgado: 1 year & Chris Wilson: 1 year
Meet Dale Wright
Dale works as a technician in our service department and has been a team member for over 21 years. Dale and his wife Tricia have been married 16 years and have two boys, Jared 14 and Zach 11. They live here in Greece along with their two dogs Cooper (therapy Golden Retriever), Murphy (Bernese Mountain dog) and Gus the cat.

Dale has a true passion for baseball. He has coached for many years and is currently the assistant coach for his son Zach’s team The Reds.

Dale is very dedicated in everything he does. He recently was a chaperone on the 8th grade Boston trip, so that Jared would be able to go.

Dale also loves bowling and just this year bowled his first 300!!!

Meet Jared, Son Of Dale & Tricia Wright
Jared has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This disease gradually weakens the skeletal or voluntary muscles those in the arms, legs, and trunks. Jared has lost the ability to walk and uses a power wheelchair. The Wright’s will need to now purchase an Odyssey to transport Jared and his chair. In order to ease some of the financial burden of taking care of Jared’s medical needs there will be a Golf Tournament on August 15, 2013. It will be held at Victor Hills Golf Club which will be held rain or shine in a scramble format. You can help by making a donation or participating in a fun day of golf and having a wonderful meal. For more information email Dale & Tricia HERE.

Golf For Jared Tournament is in part sponsored by:





You will see Jared in attendance in his Golf Cart donated by Victor hills and customized by Dale, fellow Ralph Team members and Ralph Honda.

All proceeds benefit The Jared Wright Special Needs Trust.

Your support is greatly appreciated!

The Wright Family is committed to finding a cure and are avid supporters of the MDA Association and PPMD.

For more information on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy please visit http://www.parentprojectmd.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Understand_about

Something Sweet
What you’ll need:

12 Oreo Cookies, crushed

2 Tbsp butter, melted

2 cups cold milk

1/2 cup PLANTERS Creamy Peanut Butter

2 pkg (3.9 oz each) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding

2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided

2 Tbsp hot fudge ice cream topping

1/4 cup candy-coated peanut butter pieces

Make it:

– MIX cookie crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 8-inch square pan.

– ADD milk gradually to peanut butter in large bowl, stirring with whisk until blended. Add dry pudding mixes; beat 2 min. (Mixture will be thick.) Stir in 1 cup COOL WHIP. Spread onto crust; cover with remaining COOL WHIP.

– REFRIGERATE 3 hours or until firm. When ready to serve, microwave fudge topping as directed on package; drizzle over dessert. Top with peanut butter pieces.

Up Coming Event
Import Car Showcase

Coming in August at Ralph Honda! More details to follow in the August newsletter.

If you have any questions in the meantime you can reach out to Ben Burrell at 225-3200 or at ben.burrell@ralphdoneright.com