2018 December Newsletter

Holiday Greetings
“During the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a joyful New Year. Best wishes from your friends at Ralph Honda.”
Honda News
Honda Dominates 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards
  • Civic owns Compact Car category with fifth straight win
  • Accord, CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey all lead their segments for 4th time
  • Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is repeat winner in Electric/Hybrid Car category

Honda cars and light-trucks once again dominated the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards for 2019. Leading the industry with six categories of wins including Civic, which took top honors for a fifth straight time, Honda maintains an unbroken winning streak in the Compact Car category since KBB launched its Best Buy Awards in 2015. Additionally, Accord, CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey have won their respective categories four times in the past five years, while the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid received a second straight award – the best buy in the Electric/Hybrid category. READ MORE

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The All-New 2019 Honda Passport

Get ready Rochester: The all-new 2019 Honda Passport is coming soon to Ralph Honda. Be among the first to check out its plenty of cargo room1, 280 horsepower2 and available all-wheel drive, the Passport SUV is fully equipped to turn any outing into an adventure.

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1 Honda reminds you to properly secure cargo items. 2 280 hp @ 6000 rpm (SAE net).
Care for Your Vehicles Battery in Cold Weather

Tip 1: Prepare Your Battery for Winter

Your battery has a tough job during the long, cold winter months. Your vehicles engine requires more power to start when the temperatures are colder and those temperatures make it harder for your batter to provide power.

Before winter gets an icy grip on your battery, have your electrical system tested, including your battery and alternator. Keep your battery fully charged throughout the winter using a battery charger or maintainer; especially if you make frequent short drives (less than a mile).

Tip 2: Check Car Battery Connections

It’s important to properly maintain the components around your battery. Make sure cables, posts and fasteners are in good shape and check battery connections to confirm they are clean and tight. Use a stiff wire brush to clean off any corrosion and secure the battery to the battery tray to prevent excessive vibration.

Ralph Honda checks your battery and advise you on its condition at every service visit. If you are not due in for service just stop in for a quick, FREE battery test at your convenience or schedule an appointment today.

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December 21: First Day of Winter

Recipe Shared by Carol & Max Harrington

Creme Brûlée Sugar Cookies


3/4 c. unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c. light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 c. sugar
1 large egg
1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. kosher salt


8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 c. sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350° and line two cookie sheets with parchment. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Mix in egg and vanilla.
2. In another bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt, then add mixture to wet ingredients and mix until smooth. Dough will be thick.
3. Place tablespoon balls of dough onto parchment-lined cookie sheets. Bake until edges are starting to brown, 7 to 8 minutes.
4. Remove from oven and let cool 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Make frosting: Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until smooth.
6. Put sugar into a small bowl. Spread some frosting onto tops of each cookie, then press into granulated sugar, coating frosting with sugar.
Just before serving, use a kitchen torch to caramelize sugar on top, then set aside to cool. If you don’t have a kitchen torch, heat broiler and broil cookies until sugar caramelizes, 1 to 2 minutes (watch carefully!). Store cookies in the fridge for up to 4 days.