Blog

How to Haggle the Best Price

Everyone likes to get a good deal. This is especially true on major purchases such as a new to you vehicle. But unfortunately, some used car salesmen attempt to drive up the price of a particular car because they work largely on commission. That is why our team of negotiating experts at Northtown Honda want to teach you a few tips about how to negotiate for a good deal for a new to you used car.

?First, never accept the initial offer of a car salesman. They almost always start out far higher than they are willing to actually sell…
read more
Categories:

How to Debadge Your Car

We here at Northtown Honda want to be sure you know all about proper debadging of your car so you can be an informed consumer. There are two main schools of thought with how to get a badge off of the body of a car.

The first is by using heat to melt the adhesive and then slowly work the badge off. This can involve either hot water being poured on the badge or by using a hair dryer to heat up the area. Once it is properly heated, you should be able to slowly peel the badge off of…
read more
Categories:

Things You Must Carefully Consider Before Towing

These tips should help to decrease the chances of trouble on the roads when you are towing.

To ensure another vehicle does not strike the back of the trailer, you'll need to have someone visually inspect the lights after the harness has been connected. Check that the brake lights, turn signals, and parking lights, are all working. Adjust the mirrors, and purchase blind-spot mirrors to help increase the views all around the sides.

Before the load is placed on the trailer, take your lug wrench and tighten the lugs on all the trailer tires. 

 

read more
Categories:

Tailgating Essentials for Your Next Big Event

Here are a few things you should consider bringing to your next tailgating party to ensure the fun times never end.

Pack a good pair of jumper cables in your truck bed. Not only can you help another party goer if their battery goes dead, chances are you'll be playing your radio, have a TV plugged in, or using all the mobile charging stations. If your battery does die, you have the cables ready for anyone nearby to offer some assistance.

Keep a large clear plastic tote in the bed to haul home all your dirty plates, and cooking…
read more
Categories:

Vehicle Safety Ratings: What Do You Need to Know?

Vehicle safety ratings help you keep your family safe. These ratings show the likelihood that a vehicle's occupants will sustain a serious injury in a given type of accident. If safety is a top priority in your vehicle search, use these ratings to your advantage.

Two agencies provide safety ratings in the U.S.: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration {NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Each agency performs front-impact tests and side-impact tests. The NHTSA also performs rollover testing

  • The NHTSA's rating system is the 5-Star Safety Rating...
read more
Categories:

Tips for Buying a Used Car

Most people are buying or leasing new cars, and they are missing out on some great savings when you purchase a used vehicle. You can save about $10,000 just by purchasing a vehicle with under 50,000 miles. You can still take advantage of the warranty and maintenance plans typically for cars that you purchase within one to two years of the current model.

Most people want to purchase a used vehicle because it has some automatic upgrades if the year is after 2015. This year saw a lot of new technology in cars due to the necessity of…
read more
Categories:

Suggested Games for a Great Summer Road Trip

While the excitement of setting out on a road trip is sure to keep everybody entertained for the first leg, after a while, people start to get restless. This is even more pronounced in children, who will start to get fidgety as they are unable to freely move around and burn off excess energy. Here at Northtown Honda, we hope to help you get over this issue and enjoy a family road trip for the ages. Here are some suggestions for road trip games to keep both young and old entertained.

A classic game that will be revisited for decades…

read more
Categories:

Solid Reasons to Buy an SUV

If you are in the market for a new or pre-owned car, you may be wondering about the benefits associated with purchasing an SUV. There are some solid reasons to buy an SUV.

First, an SUV is a versatile vehicle. You can utilize this type of vehicle in a number of different ways.

Second, an SUV is a good buy because of its safety status and associated safety features. Generally speaking, an SUV is deemed to be a good choice for a safety conscious motorist.

Finally, selecting an SUV can be a wise decision because it is an efficient way…

read more
Categories:

Learning More About Car Wax

We want you to understand the best ways of caring for your vehicle, and we want to help you keep your vehicle in good shape. It is important for you to know what car wax is and how it can work when used on your vehicle.

The car wax that you use to shine up your vehicle is actually wax. It is wax that can come from a natural source or an artificial one. It is wax that is mixed with other ingredients to make it something that can be rubbed over the surface of your vehicle. It is something…
read more
Categories:

What is an Infotainment System?

One reason to upgrade your car is to get an infotainment system. These are incredible smart systems that combine audio visual controls with safety features, music streaming, GPS navigation, camera controls, vehicle menus, and so much more. You can access everything from your car's computer to hands-free calling just by saying a few keywords to your car.

There are also a ton of new features connected to the cameras on the side and rear of your vehicle. Even with used vehicles, if it's dated past 2015, you likely will get a smart infotainment system in your car that…
read more
Categories: