2010 Honda Accord Crosstour

2010 Accord CrosstourThe automotive experts at Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com have named their “2010 Top 10 Family Cars.” And Honda’s very own 2010 Accord Crosstour has taken its place in the highly esteemed group. So what made the Crosstour stand out from the ever-growing pack of family-friendly choices?

The KBB editors considered factors like fuel efficiency, resale value and kid-friendliness. In the end, they saw that the Accord Crosstour offers all the qualities of its sedan counterpart, plus the additional benefits of available 4-wheel drive and increased cargo space. As they put it, it’s “a big win for families.” You can read more of the review at the Honda Web Site.

Source: American Honda Motors Co.

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Honda Cars of Katy Launches REALLY BIG THING Sales Event

2010 Honda CR-V SUV

Honda Cars of Katy, a leading Honda Dealer in the Houston, Texas area, is celebrating this Really Big Thing sales event with some Really Big Deals.   This sales event will end on March 31, 2010.

To kick off spring-selling season Honda Cars of Katy launched a huge sales event that is too big to miss.  Almost every model in the store will have a $0 Down, $0 Security Deposit, $0 First Month Payment, $0 Due at Signing.  This is a great time to drive home in a new Honda car, SUV, or Mini Van.

Chris Morrison, the general manager of the dealership, said, “There’s never been a better time to buy a safe, reliable Honda vehicle.  All that is needed is a signature and customer can drive out with their all-new Honda.  This kind of event is a first ever for Honda and is worthy of a huge celebration.”

Honda Cars of Katy will offer sign and drive prices on new 2010 Accords, Civics, CR-V SUV, Element, Fit, Insight, Odyssey, and Pilot cars.  You can trade in your new car with their fantastic trade-in deals as well.

About Honda Cars of Katy
Honda Cars of Katy is a new car and used car dealer that proudly provides parts and service to the greater Houston area including Katy, Sugar Land, Houston Heights, Memorial, Downtown Houston, Bellaire, River Oaks, West University, Montrose, The Woodlands, Midtown, Cypress, Humble and Jersey Village.  This Houston area dealership has a huge selection of new 2010 Accord, Civic, CR-V, Element, Fit, Insight, Odyssey, and Pilots cars, SUVs, mini vans, and trucks.

Car Care Tips – Brake Check

2010 Honda Accord CrosstourDonna writes: I have a 2004 Honda Accord with 88k miles and a four cylinder engine. It is my third Honda, so I am hooked! My question is this: I was talking to the dealer the other day and the recommended a brake fluid flush at my next service. Do you think it is a good thing to do?

Mike: Absolutely! The reason I say that is that your brake fluid can absorb as much as ten percent moisture in only about 18 months. This corrodes your system and also affects brake performance. Your brakes will feel better and you will be saving money in the long fun by flushing your system every two years.  

Here is a tip: With the warm weather just around the corner, now would be a good time to have your cooling system flushed or at least checked out before it has to start working hard again. The Texas heat is extremely hard on cooling systems and a failure could cost you a lot of money. It is a good time to have the AC performance tested at the same time. Neither costs a lot to do and could save you a ton of money in the long run.

Mike Herzing publishes the website: www.letstalkwheels.com. Mike has co-hosted The Automotive Reporter Radio Program since 2003 and is a former ASE Master Technician.

Call Honda Cars of Katy Service Department with any questions at 281-994-0055.

Car Care Tips

Jaine writes: I am a big fan of your column, and since I have a problem with my 145k 2004 Pilot, I had to ask for your opinion. I neglected to service my transmission and now I need a $2500 overhaul. I love the vehicle, but my Dad says that it isn’t worth spending money on because it has over 100k miles. My trade in value is terrible because it won’t shift, so I’ll have to almost give it away. Is the engine going to go because it has over 100k miles? With maintenance, how long should it last?

Mike: Properly maintained, your engine should easily go 250k miles before it starts to get tired. Of course there will be belts, waterpumps, seals, and gaskets to replace during that time so don’t think it will be maintenance free. I would have the shop check it over before making a decision to repair it though. If they can’t foresee any big issues, I’d fix it in a heartbeat and stay without a car payment. Maintaining your vehicle and driving the wheels off of it is always the best way to save money. Hondas are great for this.

Mike Herzing publishes the website: www.letstalkwheels.com. Mike has co-hosted The Automotive Reporter Radio Program since 2003 and is a former ASE Master Technician.