2014 December Newsletter

The 2015 CR-V
What’s New

Although it shares the sheet metal from the 2014 edition, the 2015 CR-V boasts significant updates in just about every area:

  • Front and rear exterior styling has been upgraded for a more aggressive and upscale look
  • CR-V adapts the Earth Dreams TechnologyTM 2.4-liter direct-injection engine and CVT from the Accord lineup-with additional enhancements for even greater fuel efficiency1
  • All CR-V models now feature the next generation ACETM body structure for enhanced frontal crash protection
  • All CR-V models now come with SmartVentTM front side airbags; OPDS is therefore no longer installed

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New Vehicle Special
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Work Anniversaries
Winter Driving Safety

Driving in the snow:

If you find yourself driving in the snow, stay alert, slow down and stay in control. These are the three key elements to safe driving in the snow.

Here are a few other tips for driving in the snow:

  • If you think you may be heading into snow or there is a possibility of driving in the snow, make sure you do a maintenance check on your vehicle before making the trip. Check the vehicle battery, belts and hoses, anti-freeze, oil, lights, brakes, heater and defroster and check the exhaust system for leaks which may allow carbon monoxide to enter the vehicle.
  • Plan your route ahead of time and give yourself extra travel time. Make sure someone knows your travel plans.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict your movement while at the wheel. Keep warm clothing available for when you exit the vehicle.
  • Always clear any snow and ice from all windows, lights, mirrors and the roof before driving. After starting the vehicle wait for the interior windows to clear of fog so you will have appropriate visibility.
  • Make sure there is sufficient windshield washer fluid in the vehicle reservoir and that it is rated for freezing temperatures.
  • It takes longer to stop on slippery surfaces, so add additional time to the three-second rule.
  • Know the proper handling procedures for a skidding vehicle.
  • Slow down in snow and icy conditions, make turns slowly, and make all starts slow and smooth.
  • Remember that bridges and overpasses may freeze before the regular travel lanes of a roadway. Watch out for black ice, areas of the roadway that appear black and shiny and where your vehicle can suddenly lose traction. Slow down in these areas and keep your foot off the brakes.
  • If you get stuck or stranded, don’t panic. Stay with your vehicle for safety and warmth. Wait for help to arrive. If you have a cell phone and are in an area with cell phone service, try calling for help. Try to always know your exact locations while driving.
  • Keep your clothing dry. Wet clothing can lead to dangerous loss of body heat.

Winter Driving Survival Kit:

It’s a good idea to keep a winter survival kit in your vehicle if you might be traveling into an area where you could encounter snow. Having essential supplies can provide some comfort and safety for you and your passengers. The following items are recommended for your winter driving survival kit:

  • Ice scraper/snowbrush
  • Shovel
  • Sand or other type of traction aid
  • Tow rope or chain
  • Booster cables
  • Road flares or warning lights
  • Gas line antifreeze
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Small tool kit
  • Extra clothing and foot wear
  • Non-perishable energy foods, like chocolate or granola bars, juice, instant coffee, tea, soup, and bottled water
  • Candles and a small tin can to hold the candle
  • Water proof matches
Employee Spotlight
Meet Bob Tomoser

Bob Tomoser has been a Ralph Team member since 1997. He started out in Sales and has since been promoted to Sales Manager. Bob has gathered many loyal customers and friends from working at Ralph for so many years and would like to thank them for their loyalty to him and the Ralph family. When Bob has free time he loves to golf and play softball. He is a huge Atlanta Braves Baseball fan and recently was able to go to Atlanta with his Dad for a couple of games.

One thing you may not know about Bob is he lost a cousin (Paul Englert Jr.) at the tragic age of 19. Paul was a very active healthy 19 year old that died from a pulmonary embolism (blood clot). Bob’s sister (Dianne Cornell) also battled several blood clots in her lungs shortly after Paul had passed. Luckily she recognized the symptoms and made it to the hospital and is now doing fine. Because of this Bob and his family are very active in bringing awareness to Pulmonary Embolisms also knows as blood clots so that another family doesn’t suffer the same tragedy.

274 people die each day from blood clots.

Click on the link below to find out what you need to know about clotting risks: www.stoptheclot.org/stoplight.htm

For more information you can also visit www.stoptheclot.org, or call 877-4no-clot (877-466-2568). You can also follow on twitter @stop the clot or on Facebook stop the clot.

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas! Best wishes for a wonderful

holiday and a very Happy New Year!!!

Upcoming Events
December 5th-21st Yuletide in the Country Genesee Country Village & Museum Fridays-Sundays www.gcv.org
Try this quick easy recipe that is sure to please chocolate lovers!
Triple-Layer Chocolate Pie

­ What You Need:

2 pkg. (3.9 oz. each) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
2 cups cold milk
1 OREO Pie Crust (6 oz.)

1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed,


Make It:

1. BEAT pudding mixes and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min. (Pudding will be thick.)

2. SPREAD 1-1/2 cups pudding onto bottom of crust. Stir half the COOL WHIP into remaining pudding; spread over layer in crust. Top with remaining COOL WHIP.

3. REFRIGERATE 3 hours or until firm.