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Choosing Your Oil: Synthetic Vs. Conventional

Is it time for another oil change? If it is, then you might be interested to know that there is more than one kind of oil that you can choose from, depending on the age and model of your vehicle. Both conventional and synthetic oils are often used in a range of vehicles, but do you know the differences between these two types of oils?

Conventional oil is based mostly on natural oils with synthetics added. Synthetic oil is completely without any natural oils. What is interesting is that the synthetic actually lubricates better. But that doesn't mean that…

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What is Brake Fluid, And What is it Used For?

Brake fluid is a very important part of any braking system; in fact, it could be the deciding factor in stopping in time or potentially getting into a harmful accident. And nobody wants that.

When you press the brake to peddle in your car; the fluid is used to transfer force into pressure on all four of your wheels. So, if there is not the correct amount of fluid in the system, then there will not be enough pressure given to slow your car as fast as it should. It is defiantly worth the time to check the brake fluid…

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Find Out Why So Many People Are Switching to Honda Vehicles

 

You know a car company is doing right when it's sales increase 6.8%. You know people are loving a new vehicle when it sells 25.8% more units this year than it did the same time last year. You know a crossover is a success when for ninth months in a row, it continues to grow in popularity, with the most recent month's sales increasing by over 17%. If there were a car company for which all the above were true, wouldn't you want to check out what it is exactly that they are doing right…

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Presenting the Nifty 2018 Honda HR-V

Thanks to its winning blend of coupe-like design and SUV convenience, the 2018 Honda HR-V makes for a stellar option in the crowded sub-compact SUV category. Honda has added a new color -- Aegean Blue Metallic -- for selected trim levels, while the EX and higher trims also enjoy a refreshed wheel design with black-painted inserts that showcase the vehicle's sporty nature.

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Remove Unwanted Smells from Your Car with Five Simple Steps

With all the groceries we drive with, all the people who are our passengers, and with the occasional pet inside the cabin, it's no wonder that our cars acquire a bad smell from time to time. However, we can all agree that these bad smells need to go as soon as possible, so take a look below and we'll show you five methods of removing a bad smell from your vehicle quickly and easily. All of us here at Patterson Honda wish you luck on your stink-removal adventure.

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Someone Wrote "Wash Me" On My Rear Window!

There was an old saying that a car seems to run better right after you wash it. This just might be more than an old saying.

A clean car doesn't wear out as fast. If a person keeps a car washed, then the dirt and droppings on the car can not wear out the paint and begin to cause rust or eat away at the metal.

You car is an expensive investment. It is great to keep that investment looking new and clean. There are two types of cars that really attract attention: very clean, shiny cars, and very…
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2017 Honda Clarity Does Hydrogen Power Right

We live in an impressive modern era where more vehicles than ever are downsizing their gasoline engines to meet the EPA's stringent emissions standards. In the case of Honda, they're looking further into the future by putting out vehicles like the 2017 Clarity, which is powered completely by hydrogen. But this is no science project, as Autoblog has discovered.

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Recently-Unveiled 2017 Honda Civic Type R is a Beast

Here it is. At last. After years of petitions, we never thought we'd see the day that a U.S.-bound Honda Civic Type R would debut, let alone with its street date so soon. But that's the way of things. After being unveiled in production form at the Geneva Motor Show this month, we're gearing up to welcome it to our dealership later this spring.

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First Clarity Fuel Cell Delivered to the US

It happened last week. Honda delivered its first clarity fuel cell to one of the six fuel cell approved dealerships in Northern California. According to hondanews.com, “the Clarity Fuel Cell has the highest EPA driving range rating of any zero-emission vehicles in America, including fuel cell and battery electric vehicles, with a 366-mile rage rating and a fuel economy rating of 68 combined MPGe (miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent).” 

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