2016 March Newsletter


New Vehicle Special
2016 Honda CR-V SE AWD
$195.00 for 36 months
*5 door, Automatic. MSRP: $26,595. Model Code: RM4H4GEW. 36 month closed end lease. $2495 trade or cash down. First payment $595 acq. fee taxes & DMV fees due at signing. 12000 miles/year. $0.15 overage. To qualified buyers through AHFC. Offer valid through 5/2/16.
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The Importance of Windshield Wipers for Safe Driving

Your windshield wipers are probably not one of those things you think about too often. However, when you are caught in a rainstorm while driving, you depend on them to clear your windshield and improve your visibility. Damaged and cracked wiper blades do not work properly and can scratch your glass. Check your wiper blades and replace them when necessary to ensure that you always have a clear view of the road.
Taking care of your wipers is really quite easy. Periodically, take a wet towel and run it along the edge of the blade. This will remove, dust, dirt, and grime that can build up over time. Washing it away will allow your wipers to work more efficiently and last longer. This is a good time to inspect your blades for areas that look rigid or worn.
Many of us have had the experience of turning on our wipers only to discover that part of the rubber is peeling away. You might hear a screeching sound as the damage parts drag across your windshield. When this happens, you could be scratching or otherwise damaging your windshield. This is why it is so essential to periodically inspect your wipers for damage and replace them about every six months.
Visibility is a key component of safe driving. You need to be ready when a rainstorm or snow event occurs. Check your blades now. Replace them if necessary. It is one of the easiest and most affordable ways that you can improve the safety of your vehicle.

Employee Spotlight
Meet Corin DeRue!
A Sales Consultant at Ralph Honda!

I grew up in the Rochester area, the oldest of six kids! I have been married to my husband for three years, and between us we have two sixteen year old boys, a twelve year old girl, and two German Shepherd dogs. We are passionate about the Girl and Boy Scout programs. In my spare time I am my daughter’s Girl Scout Leader, and I volunteer training new Girl Scout Leaders in the Greece area. We love camping and hiking, and have a great love of the outdoors.
– Corin



Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day Facts & Trivia
  • In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday similar to Christmas or Easter.
  • Erin go Bragh translates to “Ireland forever.”
  • The largest parade in the United States, held since 1762, is in New York City, and draws more than one million spectators each year.
  • In 1948 President Truman became the first president to attend a St. Patrick’s Day parade.
  • The city of Chicago goes so far to celebrate that they dye the river green.
  • Green is associated with St. Patrick’s Day because it is the color of spring, of Ireland, and of the shamrock.
  • To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, 110 million people will celebrate the day by wearing green, making an Irish-inspired meal, or going out to celebrate.
  • 15 million cards are exchanged on St. Patrick’s Day. 10% of all St. Patrick’s Day cards are sold in New York.
  • 19 Presidents of the United States proudly claim Irish heritage – including our first President, George Washington.
  • St. Patrick is a hero in Ireland. And there are about 60 churches and cathedrals named for him in Ireland alone. One of the most famous cathedrals is St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. These grounds bear the mark of the place where St. Patrick baptized his converts.
Happy Easter!
Fun Facts About Easter
  • Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Christian religion.
  • Eggs have been seen as ancient symbol of fertility, while springtime is considered to bring new life and rebirth.
  • Americans spend $1.9 billion on Easter candy. That’s the second biggest candy holiday after Halloween.
  • 70% of Easter candy purchased is chocolate.
  • 76% of Americans think the ears of a chocolate bunny should be the first to be eaten.
  • Egg dyes were once made out of natural items such as onion peels, tree bark, flower petals, and juices.
  • There’s much debate about the practice of dyeing chicks. Many hatcheries no longer participate, but others say that it isn’t dangerous to the chick’s health because the dye only lasts until the chicks shed their fluff and grow their feathers.
  • The first story of a rabbit (later named the “Easter Bunny”) hiding eggs in a garden was published in 1680.
  • Easter takes place on a Sunday, after the 40-day period called Lent. Lent is referred to as a time of fasting, but participants focus more on giving up one significant indulgence.
  • Holy Week is the celebrated during the week leading up to Easter. It begins on Palm Sunday, continues on to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and then finally, Easter Sunday.
  • “The White House Easter Egg Roll” event has been celebrated by the President of the United States and their families since 1878.
Upcoming Events
March 18th  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
March 18th– 19th Atlantic Hockey Championships – Blue Cross Arena, www.atlantichockeyonline.com
March 19th– 20th The Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast – Genesee Country Village and Museum, www.gcv.org
March 19th– 20th Home and Garden Show – Rochester Convention Center, 232-7200
March 27th Happy Easter!
Early April: Redwings Opening Weekend – Frontier Field, www.redwingsbaseball.com