2017 September Newsletter

This Month at Ralph Honda
Service Tips
Properly adjust your mirrors.

Safety experts believe that mirrors should be positioned so that no part of your car appears in them, as that’s the best way to negate blind spots that require you to turn your head when changing lanes.

The mirror placements should slightly overlap with the field of view in the center-mounted rear-view mirror.

Employee Spotlight
Meet Angel Merced – Sales Consultant:

I am a proud husband and father to a lovely daughter. I have always been a car geek my entire life. Prior to getting into auto sales, I would read every article in every automotive media outlet that pertains to cars, trucks, vans or anything automotive just for fun. In fact, I still do this today! I am the person friends and family ask for suggestions, opinions and information when considering purchasing new vehicles. I was raised in family with many avid Hot Rodders. I love American Muscle cars and Exotics. Prior to coming to Ralph, I spent many years in the HMO world in Health Care Dispute Resolution and then transferred into Human Resources from there. I pride myself in providing customers with a world class vehicle purchasing experience based on transparency and integrity. I am a Certified Group Fitness Trainer and used to teach Zumba classes with my wife prior to the birth of our daughter. Additionally, I also enjoy cycling and am an avid road cyclist on top of making memories and spending family time with loved ones. I am a firm believer in positive energy and having an optimistic mindset.

– Angel

Upcoming Events
September 14-23: First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival
September 15-16: Irondequoit Oktoberfest at Camp Eastman
September 22: First Day of Autumn
September 23-24: Naples Grape Festival
September 30-October 1: Hilton Apple Fest
Featured Recipe
Apple-Pecan Cheesecake

1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar, divided
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
4 eggs
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, chopped
3/4 cup chopped PLANTERS Pecans
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1. Heat oven to 325°F.
2. Line 13×9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Mix graham crumbs, butter and 2 Tbsp. sugar; press onto bottom of prepared pan.
3. Beat cream cheese, 1 cup brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust. Combine apples, nuts, cinnamon and remaining sugar; spoon over cream cheese batter.
4. Bake 55 min. or until center is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 4 hours. Use foil handles to lift cheesecake from pan before cutting to serve.