Car Maintenance Tips near Burlingame CA
You’re preparing to go back to school, so make sure your car is ready for the ride too!
You’ve been stocking up on microwave mac and cheese, notebooks and pencils, and a new shower caddy for the awkward walk from your dorm to the bathroom. But don't forget right now is the most important time to have maintenance performed on your car to ensure a safe and relatively easy transition into the back-to-school season.
Here are some essential car maintenance notes to review before the real exams kick in this fall.
Testing your car's battery and understanding how to use jumper cables is one of the most important car safety tips. Though they work most of the time, the cables do need to be inspected and possibly replaced. You’ll want to ensure the battery is corrosion free because even a small amount can result in a car that won’t start. Additionally, have your battery tested for its cold cranking amps to make certain there is enough power to get your car moving!
It’s also highly important to get your tires checked! The best and easiest way to check your tire tread is with the Penny Test! Insert a penny into the tire tread grooves with Lincoln's head facing down. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, your tires are at 2/32nds of an inch or less of remaining tread, which means you need new tires immediately!
More essentials include checking to see if your car needs a tire alignment and regularly rotating your tires as recommended.
Tire pressure is also vital to safety. Check your car’s manual to confirm what your car’s tire pressure should regularly be. Make sure you check them when they’re cold, not after you recently drove the car as this will obscure results.
Fill up your gas tank before it gets too low! Few drivers know that when fuel levels drop below half a tank, the remaining gas is more easily evaporated. Running on a near empty gas tank causes another issue: the fuel pump will suck up residue that collects in the bottom of the gas tank which will cause fuel pump and fuel system failure. Save money and improve vehicle fuel economy by ensuring the gas never falls below half a tank.
Check to see if you need an oil change before the rush of getting back into the grind of school. You should also see if you need to replace dirty filters - air, fuel, etc. While you’re in the flow of providing maintenance your car, address your windshield wipers to see if they need to be them replaced, which is vital in maintaining safety during the rainy or snowy months.
Vehicle Service Center
Last but certainly not least, it's crucial for college students moving away for the first time to know where the nearest vehicle service center. This way you preempt any future problems you may face by having a trusted resource to help you get safely back on the road and stay up to date on your vehicle's maintenance.
The end of summer can be hectic, so let us take some stress off your hands! We’d love to help you out with any and all of the above car maintenance tips.
Schedule a Free Multi-Point Inspection at Ocean Honda of Burlingame or give us a call at (888) 521-5199 to secure a safe ride for tomorrow!
Sources: AllState, Wastler Tire Pros, Smyth Automotive News
READ MORE HERE | Posted on 08/23/17
Redesigned, reengineered 2018 Honda Accord coming soon to Burlingame CA
Introducing the all-new 2018 Honda Accord, the 10th generation of the number one cumulatively choice of individual American car buyers since 2010.^
A new-from-the-ground-up design featuring a more aggressive and athletic stance help make for the most fun-to-drive, premium and dramatically styled Accord ever.
Three powerful and fuel-efficient powertrains are the highlighted features of the 2018 Accord, including two new direct-injected and turbocharged engines that pair with either a new Honda-developed 10-speed automatic transmission, continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) or a 6-speed manual transmission, in addition to the next-generation of Honda's innovative two-motor hybrid technology.
"With these three advanced new powertrains, the tenth-generation Accord will be the most fun-to-drive, refined and fuel-efficient Accord yet," said Jeff Conrad, senior V.P. and G.M. of America Honda Motor Co., Inc. "Just as the new Honda Civic injected new energy into the compact car segment, we expect this all-new 2018 Accord will make people rethink the midsize sedan."
Digging deeper into these new powertrains, there’s a 1.5-liter direct-injected DOHC Turbo with dual variable cam timing (dual VTC) coupled with a Honda CVT, while there’s also a 2.0-liter direct-injected DOHC Turbo with i-VTEC valvetrain mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission -- the industry's first 10AT for a front-wheel-drive passenger car. Both engines can also be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission instead.
As for the third powertrain, an all-new, refined version of the Accord Hybrid will be powered by the next-generation of Honda's innovative two-motor hybrid technology, allowing one motor to accelerate from a dead stop and a second to start the engine and charge the first motor.
Pre-order Your 2018 Honda Accord Today
Be among the first in to drive home the latest edition of America’s best-selling midsize sedan four years running* by clicking here, calling us at (866) 678-9645, or stopping by Ocean Honda of Burlingame at 200 California Drive in Burlingame CA.
Source: HondaNews.com^Based on Urban Science cumulative retail sales data for all car models in the industry for 2010-2017CYTD May.
*Based on Urban Science retail sales data in the Midsize car segment for 2013-2017CYTD May.
READ MORE HERE | Posted on 07/11/17
Explore the Honda Civic Type R's Heart-Racing Heritage in Burlingame CA
Introducing the all-new 2017 Honda Civic Type R, the ultimate performance variant of America's best-selling car^ and the first-ever Type R model sold in the U.S.
The Civic Type R is the fastest, most powerful Honda ever, featuring a new 2.0-liter DOHC direct-injected and turbocharged i-VTEC engine with 306 horsepower through a short throw 6-speed manual transmission.
From +R to Sport and Comfort, there's driving mode for every mood. The Civic Type R can retune suspension, adjust throttle response and change steering settings to optimize every experience behind the wheel.
Race Bred Technology
The Civic Type R is packed with cutting-edge race-bred technology offerings designed with performance driving in mind, including a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen Display Audio interface with Apple Carplay and Android Auto integration.
Also included are the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, HondaLink, a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, and many more audio and connectivity choices.
Designed for Dominance
From the aggressive lines and sleek angles to the exclusive Championship White paint, the Civic Type R has several race-inspired design features, including the iconic red H badge, aggressive front bumper, and striking rear wing.
On the interior, you'll find lightweight red and black bucket front seats, race-inspired sport pedals, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel all adding to the track-readiness only the Type R can offer.
Watch the below video to hear from the team that brought the iconic Type R to the U.S.
Type R Race Inspired Body and Chassis Features:
- 20" Alloy wheels with Maximum Performance Summer tires
- Brembo 4-Piston front brake calipers
- Adaptive Damper System (ADS)
- 3-Mode Drive System
- Full Aerodynamic body kit with rear wing spoiler
- Center-mounted Triple Outlet Sport exhaust
- High-Bolstered Sport Seats
- Programmable Driver Information Interface (DII) with G-meter, Lap Time, Rev Indicator, Turbo Boost and Throttle gauges
Other Standard Type R Features:
- Premium Audio System with 12 Speakers
- Display Audio Navigation with Apple Carplay and Android Auto Integration
- LED headlights and fog lights
- Push-Button Start with Smart Entry System
Get behind the wheel of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R
Be among the first in Serramonte to drive home the all-new Civic Type R by clicking here, calling us at (866) 678-9645, or stopping by Ocean Honda of Burlingame at 200 California Drive in Burlingame CA.
^Based on Urban Science retail data for all vehicles in the industry for 2016CY and 2017CYTD April
READ MORE HERE | Posted on 06/27/17
Celebrate the return of the sporty Honda Civic Si in Burlingame CA
What could be better than the outstandingly sophisticated Honda Civic? Here at Ocean Honda of Burlingame, we’re excited to announce the return of the fast, fun, and fearsome Honda Civic Si Coupe and Sedan, featuring accelerated smarts and a legacy of power.
Be among the first in Redwood City CA to get behind the wheel of the sporty and sleek 2017 Honda Civic Si by clicking here
Speedy, Sporty, Stylish
The 2017 Civic Si packs more torque and broader power band than any previous Si model, offering exhilarating, precise performance on the track or the street. Thanks to its high-performance 205-horsepower^ turbocharged engine with 6-speed manual transmission, the Civic Si offer two uniquely dynamic driving modes: Normal and Sport.
The default Normal Mode offers more comfort-oriented dynamics while the Sport Mode makes for a more taut and direct driving experience, giving you ultimate control over high revs and curvy roads.
The Civic Si features a unique interior and exterior appearances, including:
- Aggressive sport bumper with legendary red Si badge and gloss black Honda "wing"
- Upgraded, larger brakes perfectly showcased by the 18-inch Machine-Finished Alloy Wheels
- Exclusive bolstered front sport seats with red stitching throughout interior, including stitched Si logos
- Leather wrapped steering wheel
- Red color scheme carries through to the driver's TFT meter and audio system illumination
- Aluminum sport pedals and carbon-look instrument panel trim
- Exclusive rear fascia includes decklid wing spoiler and Center-Outlet Sport Exhaust System
The 2017 Civic Si is packed with cutting edge technology offerings designed with performance driving in mind.
Accommodating modern connectivity needs, the new Civic Si includes:
- 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen
- Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto platforms mark seamless integration of smartphone features and functions
- Customizable driver-focused display like a boost gauge, rev-limit indicator and G-meter
- A 450-watt, 10-speaker premium sound system with AM/FM, SiriusXM Radio, HD Radio and Pandora capability
- Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control w/ Air Filtration
- Heated Front Seats and Push Button Start
Top Safety Performance
When it comes to safety, the 2017 Civic Si has you covered, providing a high level of collision safety performance in countless collision scenarios.
Receiving a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA*, the Civic Si includes numerous safety features, such as:
- Class-leading forward visibility
- Precise, stable and predictable steering, handling and braking performance
- Standard four-channel anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake Distribution
- Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control
- Agile Handling Assist
Pre-order Your 2017 Honda Civic Si Today
Stay connected to Ocean Honda of Burlingame and be among the first in Palo Alto CA to drive home the all-new Civic Si. Pre-order the 2017 Honda Civic Si by clicking here
, calling us at (866) 678-9645
, or stopping by Ocean Honda of Burlingame at 200 California Drive in Burlingame CA
^205 horsepower @ 5700 rpm (SAE net)
*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
READ MORE HERE | Posted on 06/15/17
Pre-order the all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey in Burlingame CA
The completely redesigned, all-new 2018 edition of the Honda Odyssey, America’s best-selling minivan for the past seven years^, is available now for pre-order at Ocean Honda of Burlingame.
Offering customers greater value than ever before, the fifth-generation Odyssey continues to deliver the ultimate family-friendly, class-leading experience with topnotch acceleration, cabin quietness, interior space, comfort and connectivity unparalleled in the minivan segment. Be the first in your neighborhood to get behind the wheel of the most advanced Odyssey ever by clicking here
A new 3.5-liter SOHC direct-injected i-VTEC V6 engine delivers best-in-class acceleration for added confidence and class-leading performance and improved EPA fuel economy ratings of 19/28/22 mpg^ city/highway/combined. Plus, this new engine is paired with one of two new transmissions: a 9-speed automatic (9AT) for select trims or an all-new Honda-developed 10-speed automatic (10AT) for Touring and Elite trims.
The Odyssey has been connecting families for generations, and the new 2018 Odyssey makes it easier than ever before, thanks to a host of new technologies. CabinWatch and CabinTalk allow the driver and front passenger to view and communicate with the second- and third-row passengers via the 8-inch Display Audio screen, third-row speakers in equipped models and the Rear Entertainment System.
Other new connected-car technologies include a new, faster and more user-friendly Display Audio touchscreen interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility; new CabinControl app, which puts normally out-of-reach features at second-and third-row passengers' fingertips via their smartphones available 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi; and a new 10-inch Rear Entertainment System with Blu-ray and streaming video capabilities.
Safety and Driver Assistive Features
When it comes to your minivan, there’s nothing more important than safety. Your family's safety is the reason why most trim levels of the 2018 Odyssey come standard with the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, including Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation and Adaptive Cruise Control. Thanks to these technologies and more, the 2018 Odyssey is expected to receive the top collision safety ratings: an NCAP 5-star Overall Vehicle Score and an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK rating.
Pre-Order Your New Odyssey Today
Stay connected to Ocean Honda of Burlingame and be among the first to drive home the redesigned Odyssey. Pre-order the 2018 Honda Odyssey by clicking here
, calling us at (866) 678-9645
, or stopping by Ocean Honda of Burlingame at 200 California Drive in Burlingame CA
Source & Photos: HondaNews.com
^Based on Urban Science retail sales data in the minivan segment for 2010-2017CYTD March.
^2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
READ MORE HERE | Posted on 05/31/17