Best Ways to Pet – Proof Your Honda

Dogs make great driving buddies. They love your music choices, and they’re not backseat drivers. Unfortunately, a dog can wreak havoc on the interior of your vehicle, as they’re prone to leaving hair and slobber all over the place, resulting in a nasty cleanup process.

Fortunately, there are ways for your best friend to tag along without wrecking your interior. So if you want to enjoy a quick drive with your dog without dealing with the aftermath, here are the best ways to pet-proof your Honda.

Fabric and Seats

Your dog likely will ride shotgun or sit in the backseat on your drives, especially when the family isn’t in tow. While your buddy may love being close to you, he could leave stains and massive amounts of hair all over the seats. To protect you upholstery, try removable plastic or seat covers. They easily attach to and can be removed from the seats for easy cleanup. 

You can also spray your seats with water-repelling fabric protectant. Mainly used to fight against against slobber, the waterproof barrier will prevent any wet spots and stains on the seats. Just make sure to test the spray on a small area of your seat to see what happens before applying all over the seats.

Floors and Cargo Area

For dogs that like to move to the floor or enjoy views from the cargo area, floor mats are your best bet for puppy proofing. All-weather and rubber mats capture the fur and drool, and like the seat covers, they can easily be installed and removed. They’re also easy to clean. Just remove them from the car and hose them down. 

Smells and Odors

Air fresheners can combat any smells associated with your pooch, but this may only be a temporary solution. So if the dog smell in your car is overwhelming, take your vehicle for interior detailing services. This will not only get your Honda smelling great again, but it will also help to address any interior damage your dog has caused.

Occasional Cleanup

No matter how much you try to prevent stains and loose fur pileups, your dog will case the occasional mess in your vehicle. Keep a cleaning kit tucked away in your Honda and make sure it includes stain removers, glass cleaners, lint rollers, air fresheners, and water. This will keep your car looking presentable at all times and prevent unsightly stains from setting in.

You can also pack a small vacuum for a thorough clean at a moment’s notice. But if you’re driving a Honda Odyssey, you can save some room with the HondaVac. This feature in the Touring Elite trim of the 2015 model is a built-in vacuum that can reach the rear, middle, and front of the vehicle. Two attachments are included so you can really pick up all of the dirt and fur your dog tracks in.

Though your dog can leave a mess in your car, there’s no reason they can’t enjoy riding with you. With the best ways to pet-proof your Honda listed above, your furry friend will get to spend some quality time with you, and you can drive off with peace of mind knowing that your car is protected.

New Honda models are great pet chariots. They’re spacious and even offer amenities to make your drives with your pup easier. This year’s lineup is now available at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in Cerritos near Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Downey. To schedule your test drive, visit our showroom at 18500 Studebaker Road in Cerritos!

Bisimoto 2015 Fit and 2014 Odyssey, at Norm Reeves Car Show

Greetings,

The 10th annual Norm Reeves Car Show was held yesterday, at their 183rd street Campus, in the Cerritos Auto Square.  This event was very well received by enthusiasts, the underground scene, and race teams alike.  With a full registration prior to the show, it was poised to be a well attended event…and did not disappoint.

On display was the Bisimoto 2015 480hp Honda Fit, and the 2014 1029hp Honda Odyssey Minivan. I had the opportunity to field questions on the build, my experiences with the Top Gear Television show, why I chose certain parts for the builds, what was coming on the horizon with upcoming Honda builds, and if Bisimoto will a crack at the new Civic Type R and the Acura NSX.

My jaw was sore by midday due to my verbal interactions with those in attendance, and I also had the honor of taking pictures with many well wishers at the event.  Upon my departure with the Odyssey, a few videos were shot by bystanders, and in normal fashion, quickly uploaded to Instagram and other social networks.

It was wonderful seeing representatives from NRH and PurOl at this successful function.  Thanks so much for your support, and the opportunity to positively influence so many.  My next outing is the Rusnak Morning Octane event this coming Saturday, at the Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena.  I look forward to seeing many of you there.

 

Sincerely,

‘Bisi Ezerioha

 

Bisimoto Engineering

1916 S. Lynx Place

Ontario, CA 91761

USA

888-9-BC-MOTO (888-922-6686)

800-526-0779 (facsimile)

www.bisimoto.com

Honda Fit, Accord and CR-V Named Best Family Cars for 2015 by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com!

Honda Fit, Accord and CR-V Named Best Family Cars for 2015 by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com

  • Accord recognized as one of the top family sedans for the third straight year by parenting and car experts
  • The subcompact Fit is honored as one of the best budget cars
  • CR-V highlighted as a standout in the crossover category of the annual list

TORRANCE, Calif., June 3, 2015 – The 2015 Honda Fit (www.automobiles.honda.com/fits/),  Accord (www.automobiles.honda.com/Accord) and CR-V (automobiles.honda.com/cr-v/) have been named to the 10 Best Family Cars list compiled by the parenting and car experts at Parents magazine and Edmunds.com. The three family-friendly Honda vehicles – each earning the top crashworthiness ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and equipped with a standard rearview camera – were selected out of hundreds of models for excelling in the key areas of safety, convenience features, performance and value.

The Accord was recognized as one of the top sedans for families for the third straight year. The Accord features sophisticated styling, fuel-efficient powertrains1 and advanced technology features like the available LaneWatch display and a standard multi-angle rearview camera. With safety a top shopping consideration for families, the Accord shines by earning a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from IIHS and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).2

The spacious, fuel-efficient1 and versatile 2015 Honda Fit was chosen as one of the best budget cars on the annual list. The all-new 2015 Honda Fit is even more of a standout choice in the subcompact segment with its small-on-the-outside, big-on-the-inside packaging, incredibly versatile second-row Magic Seat® and a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP)3 starting at just $15,525. The Fit features a fresh and modern design, a sporty and efficient engine, plus a highly versatile interior loaded with equipment essential for urban driving, including a standard rearview camera and Bluetooth® hands-free connectivity. Occupant safety features for the 2015 Honda Fit are further enhanced through the use of Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, helping Fit earn a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from IIHS, including a GOOD rating in its stringent small overlap frontal crash test.

The 2015 CR-V, also recognized as one of the best crossovers for families, received the most significant mid-cycle redesign in its history, with a new direct-injected EarthDreams™ Technology i-VTEC® engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT) to improve performance and fuel efficiency1. A new suite of Honda Sensing™ safety and driver-assistive features, available on the Touring trim, contribute to the vehicle’s TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from IIHS. Additionally, the CR-V features significantly enhanced exterior and interior styling, while a long list of new family-friendly standard and available features brings a new level of sophistication to America’s top-selling SUV4.

For more information about the Parents magazine and Edmunds.com’s list of the 10 Best Family Cars for 2015, please visit www.parents.com and www.edmunds.com. The full list will be featured in the July 2015 issue of Parents magazine available June 9.

About Honda

Honda offers a complete lineup of Honda cars, trucks and service through a network of more than 1,000 Honda dealerships within the United States. Eight Honda auto plants in North America, including four in the U.S., have the capacity to produce 1.92 million automobiles each year5. In 2014, more than 97 percent of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in North America.

Based on 2015/2016  EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
2 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs).

3 MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) excluding tax, license, registration, $790 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
4 Based on Automotive News Center data for all SUV and CUV models 2004-2014 calendar years.
5 Honda products are produced using domestic and globally sourced parts.

 

Best Places to Cool Down in Anaheim, CA

Anaheim has no shortage of fun places to visit, but Southern California can get oppressively hot. If you need a place to cool down during the summer, try one of these three local favorites.

The Rinks – Anaheim ICE 

places to cool down this summer300 West Lincoln Avenue
714-535-7465

When you imagine summer activities in Southern California, ice skating probably doesn’t come to mind. However, thanks to an architect with Disneyland experience and a snack bar that serves cold brews, Anaheim ICE is one of the best places in the city to stay cool year-round. When the pavement gets too hot to pound, turn to a form of entertainment that actually requires you to bundle up.

A vaulted wooden roof stretches over two huge indoor ice rinks, one sized for Olympic figure skating and one for professional hockey. Public ice times vary, but there’s at least 1 two-hour session every day of the week.

On Friday and Saturday nights, afternoon and evening skates take place on the larger rink with festive lights and music. On weekday mornings, kids and adults alike can learn how to skate with private or group instructions.

Refer to the rink’s monthly schedule online, or call for more information about hours and lesson availability.

Pearson Park Amphitheatre & Pool

400 North Harbor Boulevard
714-765-5191

Pearson Park’s ponds and fountains are surrounded by historic homes and filled with friendly ducks, making this municipal park a more relaxing place to spend a pleasant summer day. The clean, safety-optimized playground features strategic canopies to give parents and kids a bit of relief, and there are vendors on hand with shaved ice and ice cream to bring down your body temperature.

Of course, the park’s main attractions for restless local families are the swimming pool and the Pearson Park Amphitheatre. The pool is nestled behind the fields and courts, with daily lane swimming practice and open sessions for public recreation. Meanwhile, the city’s landmark amphitheater is insulated by terra cotta roof tiles and shaded by Mexican fan palms, pygmy date palms, and Bougainvillea arbors — ensuring all-night comfort after a day in the pool.

The city of Anaheim has hosted free family-friendly shows in this Spanish-style venue since 1933, and this summer continues another tradition of one particular favorite: Summer Nights Under the Stars. Every Friday through August, the 2,000-seat theater fills with families who want to learn, laugh, or just enjoy an entertaining show after the sun stops shining. It costs $3 to attend each 6:30 pm show, and performers range from ballerinas and aerial acrobats to comedians, magicians, traditional folk musicians, and even “scientists” who engage kids with zany laboratory experiments.

Camelot Golfland 

3200 East Carpenter Avenue
714-630-3340

This local treasure is famous for Castles of the World, technically the country’s largest mini golf course, which keeps kids happy with nautical, historic, tropical, and royal themes.

However, this outdoor attraction isn’t the coolest thing about Camelot. Inside, a 200-machine video arcade and 5,000-square-foot laser tag arena offers hours of air-conditioned fun, and Iceberg Shakes are available in hundreds of custom combinations. Outside, it gets even cooler.

If you really want to make a splash this summer, try the five-story tube slides that twist through the sky every day except Sunday. These slides are open through Labor Day, and the public can ride them from noon until 5 pm.

If you want to get even more physical in the water, cool off in the new bumper boat lagoon that features jet-propelled boats for every rider.

waterslide

Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos wants you to stay cool this summer. And if you’re in the market for a new vehicle, stop by our dealership to look at our newest Hondas.

Local Car Detailing Services near Los Angeles, CA

Buying a brand-new Honda is exciting, but it can also be stressful, as many drivers feel more worried about taking the car home than purchasing it. This is because the ability to keep your new Honda shining like it did in the showroom can be tough. Luckily, there are places you can go to maintain that showroom gleam and glimmer.

Local car detailing services near Los Angeles, CA, give drivers thorough cleaning and protection options for their vehicles and so much more. There are quite a few in the area, so to help you find the right shop for what you need, we’ve created this list of some of the best car detailing shops around Los Angeles, CA.

Santa Palm Car Wash

Auto Detailing Los AngelesAt 8787 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood sits the Santa Palm Car Wash. It’s widely known as the Car Wash of the Stars, as it’s the go-to place for washes and detailing for celebrities. Here you can get your car washed, cleaned, and polished to maintain its showroom look. Upholstery and leather cleaning and reconditioning services are also available to tidy up your interior.

Mighty Fine Auto Detailing

Mighty Fine Auto Detailing at 12633 Burbank Boulevard in Valley Village, CA, works with tools and technologies to deliver an impressive polish and clean for your car. They use their exclusive Opti Coat Pro ceramic coating for a protective layer that won’t wash away or break down with time. It’s chemical resistant and scratch resistant, so you can keep your car looking like new. In addition to detailing, this shop also offers paint correction services and eco-friendly washes.

ECO Auto Solutions

ECO Auto Solutions at 934 North Fairfax Avenue in West Hollywood, CA, keeps your vehicle looking like new while giving back to the planet. This shop offers paint correction service, extensive detailing, paint protection, and sanitizing. With each process, ECO Auto Solutions uses biodegradable and non-toxic materials to protect the environment while enhancing the appearance of your car.

Starr Detail and Motorsports

auto body repairs los angelesStarr Detail and Motorsport offers a wide array of services that protect, clean, and preserve the look of your car, boat, RV, and more. It can be found in Canyon County at 26858 Reuther Avenue, Unit H, and they offer graffiti removal, bumper repairs, and clear bras and vehicle wraps for protection and customization. Best of all, Starr Detail and Motorsport is a mobile shop that provides concierge services for those across the Los Angeles, CA, community.

Keeping your car shining like new doesn’t have to be difficult. Car detailing shops near Los Angeles, CA, are open and available to help get your Honda looking like you just bought it. So if you need some detailing, take a trip to any one of the shops above!

This guide to local car detailing services near Los Angeles, CA, was provided by Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in Cerritos near Downey and Long Beach. We’re home to this year’s new Honda models, so if you’re looking for a brand-new shiny car, stop in and schedule your test drive today.

 

 

Plenty of Events this May at Norm Reeves Honda Cerritos!

Norm Reeves Honda Cerritos has a ton of awesome events happening during the month of May where you can win big!

 

Memorial Day Barbeque at Norm Reeves Honda Cerritos

Join us May 23rd – 25th at 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. located at Norm Reeves Honda Cerritos. Bring the entire family for food and fun!

Dealership Address: 18500 Studebaker Road, Cerritos, CA 90703

Phone Number: 888-497-4433

 

Participate in Norm Reeves Honda Cerritos’ World’s Best Mom Essay Contest!

In honor of Mother’s Day during the month of May, Norm Reeves Honda Cerritos is celebrating by hosting an essay contest where writers are asked to write why their mom is the best mom in the world.

To enter, please drop off your child’s essay at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos or email it to Traci Goodrich at traci.goodrich@streamcompanies.com. If you submit the essay via email, please make sure the subject line is “Norm Reeves Honda Cerritos Essay Contest.” Please DO NOT include any personal information about yourself like name or address. Please DO include a contact email address.

Click to view the Official Contest Rules.

 

Date: May 1 through 31

Dealership Address: 18500 Studebaker Road, Cerritos, CA 90703

Phone Number: 888-497-4433

 

Norm Reeves Record Run Sales Event

The challenge is on! Norm Reeves Honda Cerritos is trying to beat our record of selling 4,000 vehicles in 31 days during the month of May! Help us beat the record with amazing deals on your next Honda model.

If you can find the same new Honda for less within 5 days, Norm Reeves Honda Cerritos will pay you the difference or buy your vehicle back.

You win because we refuse to lose! Visit us today or schedule your test drive conveniently online!

 

Join KIIS FM at Norm Reeves Honda Cerritos!

Visit the dealership and hang out with KIIS FM for some great music and fun prizes!

When: Saturday, May 30th

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

 

Accord Hybrid Named to KBB.com 10 Best Green Cars List

2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

TORRANCE, Calif., Apr. 16, 2015 – The award-winning Accord Hybrid was named to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com annual list of the 10 Best Green Cars for 2015, its second straight appearance on the KBB.com green car list. The KBB industry experts praised the Accord Hybrid’s stellar fuel economy ratings and excellent value proposition………

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Where to Get Fit near Orange County, CA

24 hour fitnessIt’s no secret that a large percentage of Americans are woefully out of shape. If you’ve tried to get fit on your own but just haven’t managed to get the results you’re looking for, then maybe you should think about hitting a gym. We’ve found some highly rated spots in Orange County for you to try—some with fitness classes, weight-loss programs, and even personal trainers.

No Excuse Fitness

For folks looking for a smaller gym with more personal attention, try No Excuse Fitness with locations in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. There are also personal trainers affiliated with this gym in Corona del Mar, Irvine, Huntingdon Beach, and Fountain Valley.

This isn’t a casual gym; workouts are with a personal trainer and by appointment only. Clients highly value the personal attention, and for those with issues getting in shape, this place seems to be a good solution. No Excuses Fitness has a free consultation with a complimentary workout so you can judge for yourself if this gym is for you.

Crunch

orange county fitness centers

Crunch is a rather new franchise of gyms, and their Orange County location is in Tustin. This gym offers classes and personal training as well as your choice of the most popular fitness equipment. Crunch has monthly and yearly memberships at reasonable prices and does offer free passes. Members like the convenience and the extras, including massages and tanning. Check out their site for more information.

24 Hour Fitness

If you’re a night owl, then put 24 Hour Fitness on your list. There are multiple locations for this national franchise in Orange County, including Irvine, Santa Ana, Garden Grove, and Anaheim.

This chain of gyms offers top-of-the-line equipment. Plus customers enjoy the fact that there are so many convenient locations, and the 24-hour operation hours give them the ability to get their cardio on whenever they feel the need. 24 Hour Fitness is a national chain club and does require membership, but their website allows you to print off a free 24-hour pass so you can scope out the place and see if it’s a good fit for you.

Jungle Fitness

orange county fitness centersJungle Fitness in Irvine specializes in transforming fat into muscle. They offer in-depth programs for fat loss and strength training as well as pre- and post-natal fitness and even training for body-building competitions.

One thing that customers really love about Jungle Fitness is the staff’s dedication to getting their clients in shape. They simply won’t take no for an answer. With several personal trainers on site, if you’re looking for personal help with your fitness issues, then Jungle Fitness might just be for you.

As always, be aware that working out alone isn’t going to give you 100% of the results you‘re looking for. Make sure to talk to your doctor and/or a nutrition expert to find out what changes you can make in your diet to achieve optimum results.

Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in Cerritos is a proud supporter of physical fitness and health. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, visit us today and test drive our 2015 Honda models!

 

Top Wineries near Cerritos, CA

While many people embrace Cerritos for its established family-owned businesses, wide selection of local cafés and fine dining, and wonderful boutiques and shopping areas, just as many enjoy making this part of Los Angeles for its wide-open spaces, dairy farms, and wineries.

Whether you enjoy a glass of wine with dinner each night, like to collect bottles of fine wine throughout your travels, or simply find pleasure in spending an afternoon tasting different wines under California’s blue skies, you’ll want to be sure to visit these five wineries in and around Cerritos.

wine tasting ca

The Wine Country

Celebrating its 20th year in business, The Wine Country has much more than just wine. With a variety of spirits, beer, gift baskets, and gourmet foods, along with almost any wine you could hope for, this one-stop shop has everything a wine lover could need. From Wednesday to Saturday, you can attend one of their many tastings and events at 2301 Redondo Avenue in Signal Hill, just a little over 10 minutes from Cerritos.

The Wine Crush

With 10 years under their belts, the owners of The Wine Crush have made their business one of the most prestigious wineries in Long Beach. While anyone can buy their vast selection of wines, they especially cater to their Club Crush members. When you join Club Crush, you receive two hand-selected, small-production wines every other month or four times a year, depending on your selected membership. In addition, they host a fabulous wine tasting and pick-up party for people who have a scheduled shipment that month. An added benefit of Club Crush is the no corkage fees commitment at several Long Beach restaurants.

Seal Beach Winery

Less than 15 minutes from Cerritos, Los Alamitos is home to Seal Beach Winery, one of the best boutique wineries in the area. Seal Beach offers more than 10 different varieties of wine including pinot noir and Grenache. All of the wines at Seal Beach Winery are made by winemaker Michael Dawson. The tasting room, located at 3387 Cerritos Avenue, is open to the public Thursdays through Sundays.

seal beach

Marabella Vineyard Company

This family-owned business has been making wine since 1932. Known for their famous Marabella DAGO RED Wine & Wine Vinegar, this winery located in San Pedro also sells wine supplies, books, and recipes to try your hand at making wine in the comfort of your own home. During the harvest season of August through December, you can make wine or juice with oak hand presses like they used when the business first started. This family-friendly winery lets you enjoy wonderful wine while the kids can drink fresh grape juice. If you would like to see what Marabella Vineyard Company has to get your own wine-making endeavors on its feet, you can visit them at 338 West 8th Street in San Pedro.

Winery at Main Street

Open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, the Winery at Main Street in Yorba Linda is a great place to relax and have a great time. This winery offers a decent-sized appetizer menu and some non-alcoholic beverages if you want to take a break from sipping their unique wines. Every Friday and Saturday night, live music adds to the ambiance of this cool lounge-like winery. Wine enthusiasts can even join their wine club that has six different tiers depending on the type of wine you enjoy the most. You can order either a full or half batch to match your taste preference and you can even have a customized label.

Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in Cerritos wishes you a fun-filled spring for 2015! If looking for a new vehicle is on your list of things to do, visit us at that dealership and check out our latest 2015 Honda models. Schedule a test drive online today!

Spring Marathons in Los Angeles, CA

While the rest of the country has been digging out from months of winter snow, SoCal residents have been able enjoy a much milder introduction to spring. If you’re one of the thousands of Los Angeles residents who spends the winter training for your spring marathon, you’ll get your chance each month with runs in scenic locales such as Griffith Park and Newport Beach.

los angeles marathons

Los Angeles Marathon

The Los Angeles Marathon, held on March 15, arrives just ahead of the official start of spring. Los Angeles residents are used to spring temperatures by the time tens of thousands of runners take to the streets to run from the starting line at Dodger Stadium to the finish point at the Santa Monica Pier.

Griffith Park Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

Running on pavement for 26.2 miles is a feat, but running along the rugged trails of Griffith Park is quite another. Held on March 28, the Griffith Park Trail Marathon has a limit of just 400 runners, and race organizers suggest entering early to score a spot. The aid stations for this challenging marathon actually come stocked with PB&J sandwiches!

OC Marathon

los angeles marathonsHeld in the beautiful ocean community of Newport Beach, the OC Marathon arrives May 3 and also features a half marathon and 5K race. The course begins near the Pacific Ocean and runs along Newport Bay, after which runners head inland toward the finish near the Santa Ana Country Club. One of the coolest features of this marathon is that they offer pace leaders who will help you maintain your desired speed throughout the race.

Mountains2Beach Marathon

Just north of Los Angeles in Ventura, the Mountains2Beach Marathon is held each year in May and is a fast downhill Boston qualifier. The marathon is May 24 this year, and the full marathon sells out each year. If you miss out on the full marathon, race organizers also offer a half marathon option. The course begins in the picturesque mountain town of Ojai with several miles of running along the Pacific Ocean.

Magnificent Marathon

los angeles marathons

The Magnificent Marathon arrives May 30 and will be held in Huntington Beach. Race organizers will even let you enter the race for free if you can find a friend who will donate two hours of their time while you compete. Also, if you feel unable to complete the entire marathon, you can choose to finish a shorter distance and receive a finisher medal for the 10K or half marathon distance.

Father’s Day Run

The spring marathon season in Southern California closes out with the Father’s Day Marathon in Van Nuys. Held on June 21, race organizers describe this event as a fun run that features an easy path of four loops around a 6.55 mile path. The race has a time limit of 5.5 hours and begins at 6:15 am. However, if you anticipate needing more time to finish the race, organizers will let you begin early.

Not ready to conquer the marathon distance this spring? Don’t worry! Most of these events also feature other distances for 5K, 10K, and half-marathon races.

This information has been brought to you by Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in Cerritos. Visit us today to see our latest 2015 Honda models on the lot!