2016 November Newsletter

Honda News
Honda Civic Hatch or Sedan? These 5 Things Could Help You Decide

With its return, the popular compact’s practicality has been ratcheted up thanks to two additional doors. You’d have to flip back through the history books about 25 years to find the last five-door Civic sold on this side of the world. But that hasn’t done anything to slow sales, with Honda’s popular compact floating near the top of the charts for decades on the back of the successful sedan.

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New Vehicle Special
*2016 Honda HR-V LX CVT AWD: MSRP $22,065 – RU6HGEW. 36 month closed end lease. $3499 trade or cash down. First payment, $595 acquisition fee, taxes and DMV fees due at signing. 12,000 miles/year. $0.15 overage. To qualified buyers through AHFC. Offer valid through 11/30/2016.
Service Tips
Service Tips
What You Should Know About Maintaining Your Honda

Why should you service your vehicle at our Honda dealership?
Because we’ll fix it right. You can drive your vehicle with the confidence of knowing that it has received the most up-to-date attention from well-trained Honda certified technicians.
1. We know your vehicle better than anyone else:

  • Only dealership staff can get the most current training from Honda, and our skilled technicians keep up with the training as new models are released.
  • We work on all Honda models, all years, and mileages so we’re experts.
  • Honda dealers have immediate access to factory technical assistance team.

2. We use Honda Genuine parts and can offer competitive prices:

  • We use high-quality Honda parts, so you know they’ll fit right, function properly, and last a long time.
  • We maintain a large parts inventory and, in most cases, can get parts overnight.
  • We regularly compare our prices with independent and chain store service outlets to make sure that our prices are competitive.
  • If a non-Honda shop is not using Honda Genuine parts, then the quality of those parts may be questionable, and may jeopardize related warranty coverage (while your vehicle is still under warranty). It may reduce reliability and effectiveness of the repair or maintenance.
  • If a non-Honda shop says their mechanics are properly trained, how long ago was the training? Are they keeping up with the rapidly changing technology of Honda vehicles?
  • If a non-Honda shop isn’t familiar with the latest recall, product update, and/or product improvement campaigns, the may not do the required work and you may not receive the free warranty work you may be entitled to.

What are the specific benefits of having our Service Department maintain your vehicle?
When we maintain your entire Honda, we reduce the likelihood that problems will occur. The service and maintenance helps prevent breakdowns, minimizes unplanned repairs, and ultimately save time, money and gas. Plus a well documented service history adds to the resale value of your vehicle.

Our Convenient Service Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday through Friday you can drop off your vehicle at 7:00am.
Featured Recipe
Triple-Layer Pumpkin Spice Pie

2 pkg JELL-O Pumpkin Spice Flavor Instant Pudding
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 cups cold milk
1 ready-to-use graham cracker crumb crust (6oz)
1 tub (8oz) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
1/2 cup Planters Pecan Halves
1Tbsp honey

1. Beat dry pudding mixes, cinnamon and milk in medium bowl with whisk 2 min.; spread 1-1/2 cups onto bottom of crust.
2. Stir 1-1/2 cups COOL WHIP into remaining pudding; spread over pudding layer in crust. Top with remaining COOL WHIP.
3. Refrigerate 1 hour. Meanwhile, cook nuts and honey in skillet on medium-low heat 2 to 4 min. or until nuts are caramelized, stirring frequently. Spread onto waxed paper, separating large clusters. Cool.
4. Sprinkle nuts over pie just before serving.
Upcoming Events
November 24th – Happy Thanksgiving!
December 2nd – Yuletide in the Country: Fridays – Sundays through December 18th, www.gcv.org
Happy Thanksgiving from Our Family to Yours
This is the time of year to reflect on the things we are most thankful for. All of us at Ralph Honda are thankful the grand opening of our new state-of-the-art facility is almost here, and are excited to share in these changes with all of you! With the new building, we can further achieve the quality service that Ralph Honda is known for.

Like most construction projects, it took much longer than we anticipated and was more disruptive to our staff and customers than expected. With that in mind, we offer a special THANK YOU to all of our customers for pardoning our dust (and other inconveniences!), and for your patience and continued support during this time! Stop in today to say “Hi” and view the progress for yourself. We hope you will enjoy our new and improved facility and all that it has to offer.

The Ralph Honda Team Members are also thankful for…

  • Our families
  • Ralph Honda co-workers who make me laugh/smile
  • Great work environment
  • Awesome kids
  • Healthy family and pets
  • Family support through health issues/difficult times
  • Sunshine in November
  • Great friends
  • The building project is almost over and we all can start enjoying the new facility
  • Great employees
  • Our Savior Jesus Christ
  • That after 9 years of a pituitary brain tumors my wife had an MRI and tumors are gone. Thankful for her health and that the dark cloud is no longer hanging over her head.
  • The leaves are out of my yard
  • Supportive family that lives close and involved with my kids lives