2014 May Newsletter

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Relay For Life
On June 7th Theresa Krause, our Sales Office Manager, will be participating in her 4th annual cancer walk at Webster Thomas High School. The walk is from 6pm to 6am. It is a 12 hour walk overnight because the theme is “cancer never sleeps so neither will we.” She walked 12 miles her 1st walk and 15 miles her 2nd. She intends to walk at least 16 miles this year in honor of an uncle she lost in January 2013. As we all know cancer has touched all of our lives in some way.

This year it hits home once again because her sister was diagnosed with cancer last October and is currently in remission.

Theresa says, “I walk in memory of family and friends who are fighting and who have lost their fight to cancer.” If anyone would like to donate to this worthy cause you can see Theresa or click on the link below to her Relay for Life page for details on donating.

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The 2015 Honda Fit
The 2015 Fit has been completely reimagined, and we’re excited to share even more details with you. The new Fit features a sleek modern exterior, sporty, fun-to-drive handling and plenty of forward-thinking technology. Additionally, we’re proud to announce that it will be produced at an all-new North American facility.
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Work Anniversaries

Nathan Moffett: 1 year, Jeff Ford (Capt. Cupcake): 1 year,

Jerry Laske: 4 years, Annette Sinski: 8 years, Dave Moffett: 8 years,

Jim Osborne: 14 years, TJ Marino: 20 years

Service Tips
Ways to Improve Your Gas Mileage

Keep Tires Properly Inflated

You can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3% by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.3% for every 1psi drop in pressure of all four tires. Properly inflated tires are safer and last longer. The proper tire pressure for your vehicle is usually found on a sticker in the driver’s side door jamb or the glove box and in your owner’s manual. Do not use the maximum pressure printed on the tire’s sidewall.

Use the Right Motor Oil

You may think that motor oil is oil right? But did you realize that by using the wrong kind could actually hurt your gas mileage by as much as 2% just by using the manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil (check your vehicle’s handbook to find out what type to use). Don’t use 10W-30 motor oil in an engine designed to use 5W-30 – it’s not good for your engine, and it can lower your gas mileage by 1-2%. Using 5W-30 in an engine designed for 5W-20 can lower your gas mileage by 1-1.5%. And don’t forget to check the API symbol on the oil container. If it says “Energy Conserving” it contains friction-reducing additives and can give you even better gas mileage and protect your engine better..

Maintain Air Filters

Replacing dirty air filters in your vehicle is another way to get better gas mileage. If you have a fan in your home, you know how the blades can get clogged up with dust and dirt. Unless you clean the fan blades, that dust and dirt are constantly getting blown back into your home.

That is also what happens if you don’t check and replace your vehicle’s air filters. That dust and dirt get blown back into the engine – which can cause a reduction in gas mileage and harm your engine. Checking and replacing a dirty air filter can improve gas mileage in your vehicle;e by as much as 10%.

Air filter savings based on Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Automobile Fuel Consumption in Actual Traffic Conditions. Paris, France, 1981. These tests were performed before the introduction of computer-controlled, fuel-injection engines. DOE is currently studying the fuel economy effects of clogged air filters on more modern engines.

Stop by and we will be happy to check your air filter at no charge.
Accident Information
Accident Information from Terry Harrison – Our Fixed Operations Manager

If you have been in an accident, NY state law says it’s your choice where you take your vehicle to be repaired. Insurance companies cannot dictate where you take your car. At Ralph Honda, TJ Marino (Collision Department Manager) always has the customer’s best interests in mind. He will fight on your behalf to get the vehicle “Done Right” and the work is guaranteed for life. TJ can assist with getting the car towed, a rental car if needed and will make the process as seamless as possible.

Collision department is open Monday- Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm.

TJ Marino’s direct number is 723-4878.

Employee Spotlight
Meet Michelle Kacprzak

-She joined our team as cashier/receptionist in January 2014.

-She is originally from Buffalo.

-Michelle has been married to her husband Greg for 8 years.

-They have 3 dogs: a Boston terrier name Bailey and two mixed breed rescue dogs: Scotch & Lindy.

-They are founding members of the Boston Terrors (Boston terrier enthusiast group that helps raise funds for local shelters.)

-In her spare time, Michelle is an active PC gamer and karaoke fan. Her favorite saying is “Bring it or Sing it”.

We Hope Everyone Enjoyed Mother’s Day
Upcoming Local Events
May 9th – 18th: Lilac Festival – www.lilacfestival.com

June 6th – 8th: Fairport Canal Days – www.fairportcanaldays.com

June 13th: East End Festival – www.eastendmusicfestival.com

June 20th – 28th: Ontario Beach Park – Harbor & Carousel Festival

June 28th: North Greece Fire Department Firematic Racing Tournament – www.northgreecefd.com

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of those who

have died serving our country.

– Memorial Day was first called “Declaration Day” because of the practice of delcarating soldiers’ graves with flowers. Federal law declared “Memorial Day” the official name in 1967.

– Red Poppies are the unofficial flower of Memorial Day.

5 Ways to commemorate Memorial Day:

1. Fly a US flag at half-staff until noon.

2. Celebrate in other ways by hosting a community event or visiting graves of fallen


3. Provide public decoration.

4. Take part in National Moment of Remembrance at 3pm.

5. Fly a POW MIA flag.