Volunteering in the Cerritos Community

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Nothing feels better than giving back. Taking the time out of your day to help your community is noble, and it can help with a variety of issues that are impacting the lives of fellow residents every day. Luckily, in Cerritos, there are plenty of ways that you can give back. To help you get started, here’s a few places you may want to consider volunteering in the Cerritos community.

BLINDSTART

VolunteerworkSince 2006, BLINDSTART has been an organization that continuously helps blind residents in the area achieve their goals. Through fun and challenging competitions, BLINDSTART aims to help visually impaired individuals develop skills and knowledge through team-related activities. They even provide scholarships to help visually impaired individuals develop skills so they can work towards leading a life of reward and independence. You can help out by donating money, or you can volunteer your time to help out with their upcoming events, spanning from marathons, Dragon Boat races, and fundraisers.

Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation

VolunteeringThe Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation has been keeping kids outdoors since 2001. This organization encourages youth in California to get involved with fishing. Daniel Hernandez is an avid fisherman, outdoor journalist, and television host. He encourages children of all ages to get outdoors and embrace the water. He’s started junior fishing clubs and sponsored several fishing excursions on lakes and on the ocean. You can volunteer your time in a variety of ways, through running fundraising booths, or helping with fishing events. Keep up with the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation on Facebook to see when the next big event is!

Giving Children Hope

The staff at Giving Children Hope aim to provide health and wellness programs, as well as disaster response to vulnerable children and families locally and globally. This faith-based organization helps provide medical resources, adequate nutrition, and shelter to countries and communities afflicted by natural disasters, famine, and even displacement from war. They collect and ship out overstocked medical supplies and donated food to help better the lives of children and families in these countries and communities. You can get involved by volunteering at their facility and warehouse to help stock and ship cargo containers, or you can donate money and non-perishable food items to help them continue their mission of bettering the lives of children and families. Stay updated on their mission by following them on Facebook!

If you’re looking to volunteer your time and efforts in the Cerritos area, any of these local non-profit organizations are a great way to get started!

 

Honda Dealership Awards

At Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos, we put three things above all else: selection, pricing, and customer service. As a result, we’ve earned several awards that exemplify the care we put into your complete satisfaction.

Drivers like you in the Cerritos, Los Angeles, and Long Beach areas can learn all about the awards we earned and how they reflect the services that we provide.

Awards Earned by Our Honda Dealer

Our dealership is proud to have won both the President’s Award and the Honda Master Circle Award. These awards are given to dealers who’ve achieved excellence in all aspects of their business, including sales, finance, service, and general business operations.

There are several factors that go into earning these awards. Customer service and satisfaction, sales, employee training, and facilities are all considered when deciding. By making the criteria so precise, it helps motivate dealerships to achieve a greater sense of customer satisfaction.

Complete Customer Service

Customer service 450There are many ways that our Cerritos Honda dealership excels in customer service. When you first step through our doors, you’ll be greeted by a friendly staff member who will be happy to assist you. If you’re looking for information on a new car, they’ll walk you around the showroom. If a car catches your eye, they’ll go over its features and have you go on a test drive if you want.

If you’ve found your new car and need helping with the buying process, our finance experts will be happy to help. They’ll help you decide if leasing or buying is best and will get you the loan or lease terms that work for your budget and driving needs.

After purchasing your new Honda, you’ll want to make sure it lasts for as long as possible. This is where our professional service team comes in. Our certified technicians have years of experience working on all types of vehicles. As a result, they can answer questions you may have, as well as properly diagnose and resolve an issue with your car.

It’s through all these departments that we were able to receive the above awards, and it’s through your customer satisfaction that helps warrant these honors.

Extensive Honda Lineup

Of course, it helps that we have quality products to back up our service. For example, we have lots of new Honda models in our inventory, including the Accord, Civic, and Pilot.

We also have plenty of used and certified pre-owned (CPO) sedans, coupes, and SUVs in stock. Our used vehicles have the same dependability that you’d find in a newer model.

Our CPO models are less than six years old, have less than 80,000 miles on the odometer, and have undergone an extensive 182-point inspection to meet Honda standards. Plus, they come with amenities like a 7-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Warranty and a 3-month trial subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio.

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Learn More About Our Honda Dealership

To see how we earned the President’s Award and the Honda Master Circle Award, visit us at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos. Our goal is to have drivers like you throughout Cerritos, Los Angeles, and Long Beach leave our dealership happy with the customer service you received.

So, don’t wait. Visit us today!

Fuel-Efficient Features of the 2018 Honda Clarity

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By combining an electric motor with a gas engine, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is able to give drivers in the Cerritos and Long Beach areas the best of both worlds with less time spent at the pump or the plug.

To help Cerritos drivers get an idea of how the fuel efficient features of the 2018 Honda Clarity may benefit their drives around the Los Angeles area, Norm Reeves Superstore Cerritos created this review.

Honda Clarity Aerodynamic Design

The first thing you’ll notice about the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is the aerodynamic design from roof to wheels. The body is specifically shaped for improved airflow around the vehicle and includes a rear tire cover and air curtain duct that work together to minimize air turbulence.

This hybrid is also equipped with 18-inch Alloy Wheels that promote brake cooling and are specifically designed to improve performance efficiency.

Honda Clarity Fuel Economy & Range Rating

2018HondaClarity1If we look at the gas part of the Clarity alone, we see it’s equipped with a highly efficient 1.5L 4-cylinder engine. This engine gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 44 MPG city and 40 MPG highway, so it’s already well equipped to go the distance between fill-ups.1 The electric half runs on an AC permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor and a 17 kWh lithium ion (Li-Ion) battery. It gets a 47-mile all-electric range rating.2

This means that you can easily commute to-and-from work daily on electric power alone. However, if you do go for a longer drive, the gas engine can kick in to take your combined gas-electric driving range rating up to 340 miles.2

This set up means both less fill-ups and less maintenance.

Drive Modes

The Honda Clarity allows drivers to shift seamlessly between electric, engine, and hybrid drive modes to optimize overall efficiency. They can also choose between Sport, Normal, and Econ powertrain drive modes.

In Econ mode, the Clarity uses less of the available performance with the goal of extending the practical driving range above what’s possible with the other modes. HV mode can be activated in conjunction with any of the three powertrain drive modes to maintain battery charge during long drives at highway speeds.

Regenerative Braking

2018HondaClarityInteriorWhen driving the Honda Clarity, you’ll find that no energy is put to waste, even when you hit the brakes. With the Regenerative Brake System, the Clarity turns kinetic energy from deceleration into electric energy, which it stores in the Li-Ion batteries.

This system essentially uses the traction motor as a generator that recharges the batteries while braking or coasting. Drivers can use steering wheel-mounted Deceleration Selectors to choose their level of regenerative braking performance, which is ideal for preserving the braking system while also recharging the battery.

Learn More About the Fuel-Efficient Features in the Honda Clarity

If you want to learn more about the fuel-efficient features in the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, don’t hesitate to reach out to Norm Reeves Honda Superstore.

We’ll be happy to give you more information about how this hybrid can benefit your drive around Los Angeles, Cerritos, and Long Beach.

Schedule your test drive of the 2018 Honda Clarity today.

 

1 Based on 2018 EPA range rating. Use for comparison purposes only. Your range will vary, based on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, powertrain condition, and other factors.

2 47-mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 340-mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your driving range will vary, depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery pack age/condition, and other factors.

Sneak Peek of the Honda Insight

The Honda Insight was first introduced in 1999, and was last made in 2014. Back then, it was a hatchback hybrid. Now, the 2019 model will be a sleek hybrid sedan, ready to take on the streets of Cerritos, Los Angeles, and Long Beach.

The vehicle won’t be available until late 2018. But for now, our team at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos want to give you a sneak peek of the Honda Insight. Read all about it below, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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Refined Exterior

Customer service 450The all-new 2019 Honda Insight will have a sleek design with a low, wide stance. The stance is highlighted by the “flying wing” grille, along with standard LED headlights and taillights. Plus, its sharp, dynamic character lines and sweeping, long roofline make a bold statement on the road.

With the very first version of the Insight, you had a car with an aerodynamic teardrop shape and tapered rear wheel arches. The second generation had a typical fastback hatch profile and more bulbous shape. The new Insight will have a sedan shape, falling in between the styles of the Civic and Accord.

Innovative Interior Features

The 2019 Insight will offer a number of premium amenities, including perforated leather seats and plenty of rear-seat legroom.

It’ll also offer an infotainment center with an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen. Plus, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration will be available. Plug your compatible phone into the car’s USB port, and your favorite apps will appear on the display screen. This way, you can access your music playlists, podcasts, text messages, and more without fumbling around with your phone.

In addition, a 7-inch digital LCD driver information screen will come standard in the Insight. This will allow you to easily see important info, like speed, fuel, and audio options, right in your line of vision.

Advanced Safety Options

The Honda Insight will help keep you safe through the standard Honda Sensing® feature. This suite of driver-assisting technologies will alert you to things you might miss while driving. CruiseControl

Some of the safety features included in Honda Sensing® are…

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow: Use this system to set a specific speed and following distance. If traffic ahead begins to slow down, ACC will slow your car down to maintain that preset distance.
  • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR): Uses a small camera to recognize speed limit signs. If TSR spots one, it’ll send a visual icon on the Driver Information Interface.
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™): Will send a warning if it detects a collision with a vehicle in front of you. If you don’t react in time, CMBS™ can automatically apply the brakes.

Learn More About the 2019 Honda Insight

Even though the new Insight won’t be able until later this year, you can still learn all about it. For timely updates on this impressive vehicle, contact us at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos.

When the vehicle does arrive at our dealership, we’ll give you the opportunity to test its performance on the streets of Cerritos, Los Angeles, and Long Beach.

So, don’t wait. Contact us for more information today!

Birthday Ideas near Cerritos CA

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Birthdays are a special time of year to commemorate another year of getting older and wiser. While it’s typical to celebrate with friends and family, birthday cake and candles, why not do something different this year?

Whether it’s your birthday or your child’s, make it one to remember. We’ll help you decide the perfect venue with the following birthday ideas near Cerritos, CA.

A World Away, in About an Hour

CatalinaIf you’re looking to set sail on the high seas for your birthday, then check out Catalina Express. This boat trip will take you to the picturesque Catalina Island in just an hour. It operates all year long, and has up to 30 daily departures from the Cerritos area.

There are many ways to enjoy your special day besides just relaxing on the boat. You can book a fun activity, including zip-lining, a village walking tour, or even a sunset and dinner cruise. You can also take the boat to Avalon, which is filled with lots of land and sea activities. There’s also Two Harbors, a remote location with campground and beautiful beaches.

Book a hotel in one of the nearby areas and spend a night or a week in Catalina Island. To learn more, check out Catalina Express on Facebook.

Raising Healthy Geniuses

Oodles is a great place for a kid’s birthday party, as it incorporates education into fun activities. Their mission is to provide a world-class facility in which a child can run around, play, and learn.

Here, the birthday girl or boy is the star of the show for two full hours. No matter the child’s age, the party hosts will provide an action-packed day that can include circle time, a ball pit, and plenty of games.

Included in the party package is use of the facility, tables, and chairs, as well as set-up and clean-up. There are additional amenities you can add on for an extra fee, including a piñata, face painting, and an additional hour for the party.

Call them today or contact Oodles online for more information.

Simply Great Sushi

SushiIf you’re looking for a different kind of sushi dining experience, then consider visiting SUGARFISH for your birthday.

Rather than serving “American-style” fancy rolls and fusion dishes, sushi chef Kazunori Nozawa prides himself on having traditional rolls using pure and high-quality ingredients.

For dinner, most people choose from one of three Trust Me menus. For one set price, you’ll get everything on the list, including tuna sashimi, salmon sushi, and blue crab hand roll. To toast to your birthday, be sure to get a glass of beer, white wine, or sake.

However, if you register for their Birthday Celebration Program, you’ll get a free dinner! However, it’s only good on your actual birthday.

Check out photos of the tasty-looking sushi on the SUGARFISH Facebook page.

How Do You Want to Commemorate a New Year?

Your birthday is all about you, so be sure to celebrate it in a fun and memorable way. When you decide where your birthday party will be, make a reservation as soon as possible.

Enjoy your day and have a very happy birthday.

Where to Care for Your Pet in Cerritos CA

You consider your dog or cat to be your child. As such, they deserve only the best when you’re at work or on vacation. To make sure they receive top-notch treatment in play, sleep, and grooming, check out our list of the best places for pet care in Cerritos, CA.

Feline-Exclusive Resort & Spa

CatWhen a pet resort is named The Best Little Cat House in Los Angeles, you know it thinks highly of itself. In reality, this feline spa and hotel definitely lives up to its name. Here, cats will enjoy this home away from home in cage-free group playrooms or private apartments. The latter even come with a companion fish.

You won’t need to worry about feeling separated from your feline friend, as the resort has controllable infra-red web cameras. This way, you can see your kitty from anywhere in the world, at any time.

Plus, aside from the sleeping quarters, this resort offers professional cat grooming services. They have a variety of clips and baths to reduce shedding and flaking skin.

For more information, visit The Best Little Cat House on Facebook.

The Finest in Dog Day Care & Essentials

The Chateau Marmutt has been around since 1999, constantly raising the bar in how they care for pets. They believe in a safe, healthy, and fun environment, and are trained to detect any problems before they start.

You’ll find this doggy day care goes above and beyond in many ways, including separating dogs by size and temperament. This way, smaller dogs can play at their own pace and bigger dogs can easily get all their energy out. There’s even an air-conditioning system that helps filter out potential airborne bacteria and viruses.

Along with doggy day care, you’ll find grooming, training, walking, a chauffeur service, and more here. To get a complete look at what they offer, check out the Chateau Marmutt on Facebook.

Convenient Pet Hotel Since 1983

DogGroomingSince its founding, the Kennel Club LAX has been listed in the top 100 largest woman-owned businesses in Los Angeles County.

It’s pretty easy to see why. Here, you’ll find a state-of-the-art facility with a 12,000-square-foot pet hotel and an additional 12,000 square feet of outdoor play yards and swimming pool. There are surveillance cameras everywhere, and the indoor area has an impressive air exchange system.

This pet resort has day care and accommodations for overnight stays. In fact, while your pet is outside getting fresh air, the maid service will get to work so that your animal will return to a fresh, clean room filled with relaxing music.

Furthermore, to make your pet feel even more comfortable, there are spa services that include everything from a Massage and Dry Skin Treatment to “Paw”dicures and Blueberry Facials.

Learn all about their services on The Kennel Club LAX Facebook page.

Spreading Joy to Your Pup or Kitty

If you’re looking to spoil your pet, you can’t go wrong with any of the above-mentioned pet resorts. Book a reservation for your dog or cat today!

The Differences Between the 2017 and 2018 Honda Accord

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Are you currently in the market for a stylish sedan and you’re considering the Honda Accord? You’re on the right track—however, some drivers in Cerritos, Los Angeles, and Long Beach are divided between the 2017 and 2018 Honda Accord. At Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos, we’re here to help by going over the differences between these different year models so you can accurately determine which of these Honda Accord models makes the cut. Schedule a test drive here.

Are you ready to get started? Let’s go!

2017 vs 2018 Honda Accord Differences in Power & Performance

2018 Honda Accord blue 300Even though these models are only a year apart, there are a few notable differences that you’ll want to be aware of. The 2017 Honda Accord is equipped with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that comes paired with a 6-speed manual transmission and can deliver 185 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. The 2018 Honda Accord features an entirely different set-up with the 1.5L 4-cylinder Single Scroll Turbo engine and the paired Continuously Variable Transmission. Not only does this engine push the performance further at 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque, but it improves the overall fuel efficiency, as well.

Differences in the 2017 and 2018 Accord Style

Despite being the same model, these sedans do differ in appearance. The 2017 Accord offers a sleek and stylish appearance with smooth curves and indentations that give it a zesty and fun appeal. The 2018 Accord has a smoother body appearance with its accents and curves, which is particularly noticeable with the exterior of the cabin and the shark-fin antennae. The front fascia of the 2018 Honda Accord features a more European and performance-based appearance.

Offered Audio & Technology Features

2018 Honda Accord interior 300There are some pretty interesting differences between the 2018 and 2017 Honda Accord when it comes to their respective features and tech. Both vehicles feature a high-resolution touchscreen, with the 2017 featuring an 8-inch screen and the 2018 featuring a 7-inch screen. Each vehicle comes standard with 4-speakers and provides plenty of media options like Bluetooth® hands-free phone and streaming, USB and auxiliary inputs, AM/FM radio, and Pandora® compatibility.

Another notable difference between the 2017 and 2018 Honda Accord is the inclusion of driver-assistive technology. The 2018 Honda Accord comes standard with a few important features like the Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Sign Recognition, and Auto High-Beam Headlights. Some of these features are actually available with the higher 2017 Accord trim levels.

Seeing the 2017 and 2018 Honda Accord Differences In-Person

The 2017 and 2018 Honda Accord certainly offer a lot to their drivers, but there are some notable differences that you may want to know about before picking one or the other. Of course, there’s no better way to tell two vehicles apart then by taking a closer look at them. It’s your chance to inspect their interiors, their style, and their features. However, the best way to tell them apart is by taking them out on the road to see what they can do.

You can test drive your preferred Honda Accord at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos. We’re always happy to help drivers in Cerritos, Los Angeles, and Long Beach along the way towards the right Honda model.

3 Reasons to Consider the 2017 Honda Pilot

2018HondaPilot If, like many car shoppers near Cerritos, Los Angeles, and Long Beach, you’re considering making a midsize crossover SUV your next ride, you’re in luck: there’s no shortage of great options to choose from.

Our team at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos is here to tell you why you might want to consider the 2017 Honda Pilot as your next car. There’s a lot to recommend about this vehicle, from its plush and supportive seating to a strong fuel economy and much more. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. Here are the top three reasons to consider the 2017 Honda Pilot:

Plenty of Cargo Space

The cargo bay in the 2017 Pilot is a real standout in the segment. It has 16.5 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the third-row seats, which is plenty to carry your groceries, golf bags, and luggage for a family trip. If you have bulkier luggage and fewer people, you can fold down the third row and get 46.8 cubic feet of space.

The Pilot’s storage space maxes out at 83.9 cubic feet when second and third rows are folded, which can help when you’re making a move or looking to store your outdoor gear. Add to that the creative storage solutions in the Pilot’s cabin—including a sizeable center console bin and a compartment underneath the cargo floor—and you have a very versatile vehicle for storage.

Spacious Third-Row Seating

2018HondaPilot-1The Honda Pilot seats up to eight passengers (seven with the available second-row bucket seats) and has plenty of room wherever you choose to sit. Front-row passengers will get almost 41 inches of legroom, while those in the second row can enjoy more than 38 inches. Full-grown adults will find comfort in either row.

Even the third row offers nearly 32 inches of legroom, really helping the Pilot stand out in the segment. Kids and teens will find it plenty spacious for long rides. The third row (like the second) has a complete set of LATCH car-seat connectors, making it useful for families with small kids. When you need to cart around the whole family—or your kids’ friends and teammates—the Pilot has the capacity.

Top Safety Scores

Especially if you’re looking for a family mover, safety is paramount in a utility vehicle. Luckily, the Pilot has the safety chops to hang its hat on. It earned an NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating¹, with five stars in the side crash test and four stars in both the front crash and rollover tests.

The 2017 Pilot also received the coveted 2017 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+² designation, having received the highest score of Good in all five IIHS crash tests. And as for the Pilot’s driver assist technology? The IIHS gifted it a Superior rating, so you know you can trust the reliability of features like pre-collision braking and more.

Experience the 2017 Honda Pilot the Right Way

There are endless reasons to like the 2017 Honda Pilot, and we’re confident you’ll find many of your own when you get behind the wheel of this exciting midsize crossover SUV.

So, we invite you to test drive the 2017 Pilot at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos. Our expert team is here to help you learn all about the Pilot and its many features. They’ll have you spinning a new set of wheels around sunny Cerritos, Los Angeles, and Long Beach before you know it!

 

¹ The 2017 Pilot is ready to go, the roomy and refined SUV has earned top ratings with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the national Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 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).

²The 2017 Pilot with available Honda Sensing® and LED Headlights has been awarded the coveted 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of its superior crash safety performance.

 

Why the Honda HR-V Is the Perfect Family SUV

When traveling with your family around Cerritos, Los Angeles, and Long Beach, it’s great to be in an SUV with lots of room and plenty of features. The HR-V may be right for you, but you’ll need to learn more about it first before you can decide. 2018HondaHRV2

That’s why we here at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos created this guide on why the Honda HR-V is the perfect family SUV. We’ll give you an in-depth look at this vehicle, so you can make an informed decision. Read about it below and contact us if you have any questions.

1. Plenty of Passenger & Cargo Space

The 2018 HR-V has plenty of room for five passengers, as shown in the following interior dimensions:

  • Front headroom/legroom: 5 inches/41.2 inches
  • Rear headroom/legroom: 3 inches/39.3 inches
  • Passenger volume: 1 cubic feet

You also get lots of cargo space, with 24.3 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 58.8 cubic feet when those seats are folded down. Plus, with the 60/40 split 2nd-Row Magic Seat®, you can take advantage of multiple configurations to fit all your needed items inside the SUV:

  • Utility Mode: Fold the rear seats completely flat to get the maximum amount of cargo room.
  • Long Mode: Fold down the passenger-side front and rear seats to fit items as long as 8 feet.
  • Tall Mode: Fold the bottom of the rear seat up and you’ll have up to 4 feet of vertical cargo space.

2. Advanced Technologies

The Honda HR-V offers many high-tech features to help keep you entertained and safe. It comes standard with a 5-inch color LCD screen, a 4-speaker sound system, and Bluetooth® technology to stream audio or make hands-free phone calls.

Plus, there’s an available 7-inch display audio system with high-resolution touchscreen along with a 6-speaker sound system. You can also get HondaLink®, which lets you connect your compatible mobile device to stream music, access social media, or schedule service appointments. 2018HondaHRVInterior

The 2018 HR-V comes standard with many safety features, including an Anti-Lock Braking System, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with guidelines. Plus, there’s the available Honda LaneWatch® feature. Whenever you signal right, a small camera on the passenger-side mirror will show live video feed of the roadway on the display screen.

3. Reliable Performance

The HR-V comes with a 1.8L i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine that delivers 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. It’s available in 2-wheel drive (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). When the 2WD model is equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission, the vehicle can achieve an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG.* This allows you to spend more time taking your kids to school and sports games and less time stopping at the gas station to refuel.

Furthermore, the available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ will transfer power to the rear wheels when it senses the front wheels losing traction. This way, you can focus on driving while the system works to keep you in control on less-than-ideal roads.

Test Drive the 2018 HR-V

The information given here is just some of the many reasons the 2018 Honda HR-V is such a great family SUV. But to see what the other reasons are, you’ll need to check out the vehicle in person.

To do so, simply schedule a test drive at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos. We’re proud to serve drivers throughout Cerritos, Los Angeles, and Long Beach, and we look forward to serving you. So don’t wait. Contact us today!

 

*Based on 2018 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.

Used Car Questions – What to Consider

Getting a new car near Cerritos, Los Angeles, or Long Beach can be an exciting process, with many options at your disposal. But there are several factors to consider, which our team at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos will go over.

In this informative guide, we’ll explain the important factors to consider when searching for a used car. Read through the points below, and contact us if you have any questions.

1. Your Budget

Car PricesThe very first thing you’ll need to determine is how much you can afford to spend on a pre-owned vehicle. If you decide to finance the car, then you’ll need to take all your expenses into consideration (like rent, groceries, student loans, etc.) to establish an appropriate monthly budget.

You also need to keep in mind other vehicle expenses, like gas and insurance. For example, if you’ve determined that you can spend $750 per month on a car, but know you’ll be paying about $100 for insurance and $150 on gas, then you can actually afford $500 each month on the car itself.

2. Your Wants & Needs in a Vehicle

Next, you’ll need to think about what exactly you’re looking for in your next car. If you’ll be on long commutes by yourself, then you can’t go wrong with a small or midsize car with lots of tech features. If you have a large family or are in charge of your work’s carpool, then you may want to consider a safe SUV or minivan. Or, if you’re a contractor or need a work vehicle, then a truck may be right for you.

You’ll also need to think about the type of features that you absolutely must have. For some, that might be an infotainment system with smartphone integration or navigation. For others, it might be heated and ventilated seats. Think about the features you really want, and what you’re willing to compromise on, to make sure that your next purchase stays within the means of your monthly budget.

3. Used vs Certified Pre-Owned

CarShopper2If a car isn’t new, it’ll either be used or certified pre-owned (CPO). Both types of cars are reliable and have plenty of features. They also hold their value more, since the depreciation that occurs in new cars has already passed.

So, what’s the difference between used and CPO? For a car to be considered CPO, it needs to be just a few years old and have a low number of miles on its odometer. It also goes through an extensive multi-point inspection to ensure that it meets the manufacturer’s standards. If any part of the car doesn’t, it’ll either get repaired or replaced to get the car to like-new condition.

CPO cars also come with benefits like a limited warranty, vehicle history report, and 24-hour roadside assistance. But either type of pre-owned vehicle will offer the reliability and amenities you’ll need for your daily drives.

4. The Test Drive

To help decide which vehicle is right for you, you can always read through car reviews and comparisons. However, one of the best ways to determine what your next car will be is to test drive several models.

But before you even get behind the wheel, you’ll want to give the car a good once-over. Look for any dents or scratches on the body, and check under the vehicle for any potential leaks. You should also look under the hood to make sure the car’s components look good.

ManInCarOnce inside, make sure you can get comfortable behind the wheel, can easily reach all the vehicle’s controls, and that everything works correctly.

You should ideally drive without any electronics on, like the radio or air conditioner, so that you can listen for any strange noises, and make sure there are no strong odors, like smoke or burnt oil. Test the car’s ability to drive through different speed limits, and see how its handling and braking system operate. Keep a list of questions in mind, and wait until the end of the test drive to ask them. The friendly and knowledgeable staff members are there to help you, so you can feel confident in your new purchase.

Begin the Used Car Search Process Today!

We hope this guide will help you feel good about searching for a used car. But if you need more information, or want to get started, then visit us at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos. We’ve helped many drivers throughout Cerritos, Los Angeles, and Long Beach find their ideal vehicle, and we look forward to doing the same for you.