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The Importance of Car Washing

Regularly washing your car may not seem like a big deal. However, it is just as important to your car's well-being as regular maintenance visits are from us at Poway Honda in Poway, CA. The two main reasons are that it protects your car's resale value and can prevent costly repairs to critical areas.

When unsightly messes like bird droppings and insect splatters are allowed to sit, they begin to damage the clearcoat finish that protects the paint of your car...

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Lapping Nurburgring Behind the Performance Wheel of the Upcoming 2017 Honda Civic Type R

Recent April 3, 2017 Honda video footage wowed us here at Poway Honda, showing that the 12.9-mile Nordschleife, or north loop, of the German Nurburgring motorsports complex proved no match for the soon-to-release 2017 Honda Civic Type R. The sedan easily took the circuit record time of 7 minutes, 43.8 seconds. And this nearly-7-second improvement on the previous European Civic Type R – nearly 3 seconds faster than the previous front-wheel drive holder -- came thanks to a winning balance of lift and drag as well as the prowess of a 2.0-liter VTEC® TURBO engine made right here in…

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Is It Time to Hit the Road This Summer?

If you’re ready to hit the road this summer and get out in the sun, then it’s time that you started to think about your vehicle’s condition. Having a clean car makes going on long drives seem much more pleasant and comfortable.

It’s a great idea to take some time before leaving, for your destination, and give your vehicle a really deep cleaning, inside and out. When it’s clean as a whistle, we all tend to believe that it even drives better. Be sure that you’ve emptied your trunk of anything that isn’t…

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2017 Honda Civic Si Revs Onto the Scene with an Exciting Global Reveal

Enthusiasts of the Honda drive-time experience ought to remember April 6, 2017. Even more so if they're sports car aficionados. The news out of Honda North America headquarters in Torrance, CA promised a 2017 Honda Civic Si, releasing soon, and some thrilling dynamic video footage of the upcoming coupe two-door and four-door sedan and its production variants gave us a sense of the vehicle's prowess. Needless to say, we at Poway Honda were more than impressed.

The 2017 Civic Si is set to feature a lightweight, rigid body housing an upgraded chassis and drive components, including a...

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Plan Ahead: Your Roadside Emergency Kit

A roadside emergency can happen to anyone at anytime and anywhere. Planning ahead and being prepared can make all the difference. Having a roadside emergency kit in your vehicle is a good idea.

You can make your own roadside emergency kit. Just consider what things you might need to have on hand if you were to be stranded on the side of the road due to an accident or breakdown. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

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Taking Driver Safety Serious Can Help Save Money

If all drivers took safety as a high priority there would be far less accidents on the roads and far less injuries. As a good driver, you want to take driver safety very seriously to protect you, the passengers in your vehicle, and other drivers on the road with you.
It’s important that you drive the speed limit and not go beyond any speed that prevents you from handling your vehicle.
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The Difference in Buying or Leasing a Vehicle

Purchasing a car is a financial decision that never should be taken lightly. So, is it financially better for you to lease the vehicle or buy it? With the economy today, most individuals don’t have a lot of cash on hand. Therefore, depending on your credit score, you may be able to afford a lease versus purchasing the car outright, because a lease payment is much smaller.

Advantages to buying a car

  • After paying the loan off, you own the vehicle
  • You can trade or sell at anytime
  • You can travel without being restricted to a number of miles…
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Periodical Brake Inspections - No Laughing Matter

In our modern world, cars are more of a necessity than ever before. That being said, road vehicles are only as safe as the condition of their brakes allows them to be. Because of this, having regular brake checkups is a key requirement. But, when should individuals have their brakes inspected?

  • At least once a year, or every 10,000-12,000 miles.
  • When the brakes begin to make strange noises. Drivers who notice any kind of squealing or screeching noises should schedule a brake check immediately.
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Keeping Your New Car Running Well

There is one simple key to keeping your new car running like new: regularly scheduled maintenance.

You may not want to procrastinate in risk of ruining your new vehicle later down the road. It is recommended to look at and read your required and recommended maintenance schedule carefully. Your maintenance schedule may give you recommended services for your specific vehicle and the time in which they should be done. Surely, you want your new car to remain fully functional and running well, so keep your appointments for your servicing and have your car maintained properly...

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Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil Blog: Choosing Between the Two

There are many factors to consider when choosing between conventional oil and synthetic oil, as there are significant differences between the two. Conventional and synthetic oil both start as crude oil, then go through a refinement process to create their base oils. Conventional oil is nearly complete at this juncture, but the base of synthetic oil is then sent through a chemically engineered process that allows it increase efficiency...

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