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How to Keep Your New Year's Resolution

The New Year is always a great reason to give yourself a little bit of a fresh start, whether it be personal, work related or social. Some people tend to forget about their resolutions after January, but we've got some tips to keep them going all year long. Set goals and plan ahead on how to achieve them - If your goals are financial related or weight loss related, set monthly goals to reach a...

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What To Do After a Collision

Sometimes accidents happen, and they can be a life-changing event. Whether minor or major, it is important to be prepared for any type of collision. If your vehicle is a lease, there is an extra step you need to take versus if you own your vehicle. But first, it is important to make sure that everyone involved in the accident is ok before being concerned about your vehicle.The first step in an accident...

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Can I End My Lease Early?

Sometimes you need to get out of a lease early - whether your financial circumstances have changed, or you are moving away, or maybe you would like to just upgrade into a newer vehicle. Well, there are several options on how to get out of your lease early, for whatever reason you may have. Transfer it to someone else - If you are not happy with your current lease agreement, you can always try to...

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Saving Money at the Pump

When it comes to driving, most people will say that maximizing their mileage is a priority. Now that we're getting into the winter months, the least favourable thing for most drivers is spending time at the pump in the freezing cold. We've got some tips here to get the most out of your fuel tank. Routine Service - Having an engine that consistently gives you optimal performance levels is essential....

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Get Ready to Get Spooked

With Halloween just around the corner, it's always fun to get a little festive before all the trick-or-treating begins and hit up some haunted houses and corn mazes! We took the time to list out some of the best ones in southern Ontario for the ultimate spooktacular adventure! Brantwood Farms - Located right in Brantford, Brantwood Farms haunted hay rides and haunted house are always a local favourite....

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Winterizing your Vehicle
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With the temperatures dropping, it's important to get your car ready for Winter so that you're not left stranded in the freezing cold, or stuck sliding out in the middle of a snowstorm. Winterizing your vehicle is more than just making sure you've got the right set of winter tires on, and we've got all the tips to help you get prepared. Battery -It's important to have...

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Thanksgiving Favourites

Thanksgiving is finally here, and it's finally time to put the oven to work. Getting together with family and friends is always fantastic, but why not make it more fantastic with plates that will have everyone raving about for weeks to come? We've gathered together some links to some of our favourite tried and successful recipes, that will keep everyone wanting more!Baked spaghetti squash:https://steamykitchen.com/11285-baked-spaghetti-squash-recipe.htmlWe...

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The Perfect Road Trip
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No matter what your final destination, the perfect road trip is always a spontaneous one. When you don't have too much time to think about what to pack so you don't end up over packing, and where arriving to your final destination has nothing planned out, leaving you to just explore. The perfect road trip is also always taken in a Honda, because you need a car that's reliable but will...

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Why You Should Buy a Honda

There are so many great reasons why Honda's are a good investment, and worth buying. And we don't mean to toot our own horn, but we definitely agree with these reasons listed below. Award Winning Company. The Honda motor company has won more Car and Driver Top Manufacturer Awards than any other brand on the market. They have received this honour over 80 times, which is outstanding especially as...

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Dash Cams: Why They are Worth it

A dashboard camera is a very beneficial thing that any driver can put into their cars. They have come a long way in upgrades over the last few years, and they are definitely one of the most useful tools you will use on a day-to-day basis. You can find a variety of dash cams to meet your needs and price range at stores like Best Buy. They can help you prove you are not at fault. Accidents happen,...

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What to Know Before Co-Signing a Loan

Sometimes when someone is  looking to secure their first car loan, they may look into finding a family member or close friend to cosign the loan to increase their chances of qualifying for one. There are several reasons why a person would be looking for a cosigner, like high debt, bad credit or not enough credit history. A cosigner is an individual who legally agrees to repay the borrow's debt,...

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Long Weekend at the Cottage

The summer is coming to an end, and the kids are going back to school in a matter of days. The last long weekend of the summer is finally here. It's time to make the most of your long weekend, with a trip to the cottage. When heading to the cottage it's important to pack the essentials, and maybe a little more, but not too much. We've compiled a list of things to consider when packing for the cottage....

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Must-See Ontario Road Trips Before Summers End
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Summer vacation is coming to an end.. rather too quickly. Even though its' almost over, doesn't mean we sit around and do nothing. Ontario has so many lovely places to visit, and you can do them all before summer is over. Dundas Peak Located just outside of Hamilton, Dundas Peak is amazing hike. You can plan to spend about half a day here, just to make sure you see everything, so bring...

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Buying a New Car

For some people, buying a new car is fun and exciting, from looking up features about new cars online, or stepping into the dealership ready to test drive whatever suits your needs. Or searching through a dealerships used lot to find that car that suits them, and their budget. But this isn't necessarily the case for everyone, some people hate searching for a new car and it could be a stressful experience...

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Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a very common occurrence in today's day and age, but technology is not the only culprit that causes distracted driving. In the last few years, Ontario has implemented and enforced distracted driving laws in attempt to reduce the number of accidents on the road. Distracted driving causes about 26% of the accidents on the road in Canada. These laws were made to help protect yourself...

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Civic Long Weekend
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The civic long weekend is finally here! Wait, did you just say... Civic long weekend? Civic? Did they really name a whole weekend after the Honda Civic?! Just when we thought that the civic couldn't get any more amazing, it did. But why would they name a whole weekend after the Honda Civic? It is because it is the best selling car in Canada for 21 years? Did you hear that? 21 whole years! That's a...

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Car Sickness

You're ready to get the most out of the summer season, it's finally time for the road trip you and your friends have been planning for weeks. The day is finally here, the car is all packed up, but it's not your turn to drive and your other friend just called shotgun. Uh oh. You're stuck in the back seat and getting a little worried about it. Why? Car sickness. It doesn't happen to everyone, but it...

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Honda Indy Toronto 2019
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The Honda Indy is a 3 day racing festival that happens in Toronto every July. The city blocks off parts of Lakeshore blvd to create a road course for the drivers. The event has several difference types of races, such as the Porsche GT3 Cup, IndyCar Series, Indy Pro 2000, USF2000, Nascar Pinty'sSeries, and for a little extra fun, the Stadium Super Trucks. Honda Indy was held last weekend, July...

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Summer Driving Myths
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Unless you've recently gotten your license, it's highly likely that you've heard your fair share of summer driving myths over the years. While some may have a partial truth, some are just downright false, and we explained them all right here! No more arguments with your friends over who is right. Myth #1 - Air conditioning burns more fuel There's been a long debate whether...

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Off to the Races
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Every year, from the months of May-September, CSCS (Candian Sport Compact Series) happens once a month at a few different race tracks around Southern Ontario. The first event of the season was May 26th, at Mosport DDT in Bowmanville. The weather finally held out for that day, as usually us Canadians get unlucky and are still stuck with some snow in May. (It definitely happened 3 years ago and it was...

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Celebrating Canada Day in Ontario

The long weekend is finally here, meaning the Canada Day festivities are about to begin. If you're tired of doing the same old thing on Canada Day. it's time to check out some of these other things to do. OttawaIt should go without saying that our nation's capital is the place to be on Canada Day. It is definitely a celebration each person should experience at least once. There is live music,...

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Eco-Friendly Tips on Washing your Car
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 Keeping your car clean is always nice. Your car is an expensive investment and it is important to take care of it.Washing off all the dirt and debris that gets on your car also helps protect the paint as well. While washing your vehicle on a regular basis is a good way to have your vehicle looking clean and sharp, it's also not great for the environment if you follow...

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How They're Made

This week, a few people from the Brantford Honda team to the Honda Engine Plant in Alliston! The drive was long, just over 2 hours, but it was a nice one. Once we finally made it, we were so excited to see so many Honda's in one parking lot. Yes, we see them every day at the dealership, but this time it was different because these ones are all owned and driven by real people, not what we see for...

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Summer Activities
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Summer time is just around the corner, and as the days get longer, the weather gets warmer, it's time to finally get back into your favourite summer activities. It is the perfect time to reminisce on your childhood, and let the inner child come out to play. No matter where you live, there is always something fun to do around any corner, or if you need to pack up the car and go for a little drive, your...

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Driving Down New Roads
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Sometimes it's good to get out of town and go check out another one! There are so many cute little towns all around Ontario, just like Goderich, also known as "Canada's Prettiest Town". Goderich is just 40 minutes north of Grand Bend, and sits on Lake Huron. Goderich has a bunch of small shops, and good restaurant all in the square. You don't have to worry about getting lost walking around there...

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Long Weekends
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There's nothing better than curling up by the fire and spending some time in the fresh outdoors. With tons of room for you and your crew, and whatever you need to get the best out of your long weekend, the Honda Ridgeline is exactly what you need.The Ridgeline, with seating for 5 has plenty of room for whoever is tagging along on your trip. With both heated and cooled seats in the front row on the...

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What is Honda Certified?
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There are a lot of requirements for a vehicle to become Honda Certified, it's not as easy as just being a used Honda. In order to earn the distinction of Honda Certified, each used Honda vehicle must pass a series of strict Honda Canada mandated mechanical and appearance inspections.To be Honda Certified, our Honda factory-trained technicians conduct a 100-point inspection (above the regular 30-point...

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The Best Adventures
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Sometimes, the best adventures are the ones that are least expected. Most trips are planned for, and then sometimes you're stuck at an airport realizing that you didn't book your flights home for the correct date. (Yes this actually happened) There's no reason to sit there and pout, all you need is some good music and a great road trip buddy.The Honda Civic, is the car that will get you where you need...

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The Benefits of Leasing

When leasing was first introduced, it was more geared towards business owners and employees. Now leasing is more open for everybody, and depending on the kind of lifestyle you lead, it could be the perfect thing for you. It's time to take a look at the benefits of leasing.Yes, a lease can be more expensive, but is it really? A lease has lower monthly payments, which means there is more money left in...

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Celebrating Earth Month with the Honda Clarity
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Earth month is very important as society moves towards having more sustainable, and eco-friendly options for everything. Companies start using more recycled materials, creating less waste and focusing on more green initiatives. Honda is among those companies set to make sure our Earth is a wonderful and clean place for everyone, and that their carbon footprint is smaller. Starting from initiatives...

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Bring on Spring with the HR-V
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The HR-V, its small size, high riding height and fuel-efficient engine made it an instant darling amongst car shoppers. It drives like a sedan, but has the comfort of an SUV without stepping into the larger body size. And in the HR-V, reliability goes without a doubt just like any other Honda.With active noise cancellation, the cabin remains comfortable and quiet, perfect for listening to music, podcasts...

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Out with the Old
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Some new and exciting things are happening here at Brantford Honda! We're super excited about the dealership getting a facelift! As of April 1st, used car sales will be moving just a little down the road, to our old building located on 415 King George road. New car sales will be moved to the used car trailer, and multiple other trailers have been added to the lot as well to fit everybody. Service will...

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Honda CR-V: Made for Weekends
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Planning a weekend get away? Or just picking up a few friends from the train station for some weekend adventures? The Honda CR-V is the perfect car to have for the weekend.Very spacious, the CR-V has tons of cargo space in the back. The large hatch makes it easy to load up everyone's bags - even all the stuff from that one friend who always overpacks - with lots of space still left over. With comfortable...

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Getting your Car Ready for Spring
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You've heard all about getting your car ready for winter, but have you considered that it is also important to prepare your car for spring? Call it Spring Cleaning for your car, but it is also crucial, and a great  way to embark on the change of seasons. With these tough Canadian winters, a lot of salt is used in attempt to keep the roads safer. Cleaning your car undercarriage is...

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First Drive in a 2019 Passport
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For a few months we had all been excited for the release of the 2019 Honda Passport - a nameplate used 2 decades ago - to arrive at Canadian dealerships. The moment the truck arrived on our lot the driver was greeted by roughly half a dozen sales people ready to catch that first live glimpse. Once our allotment of 4 were off loaded, one immediately went into the shop for the pre-inspection, cleaned...

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The Thing About Rust
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There is nothing worse than the Canadian winters. With tons and tons of salt on our roads today, what is it doing to your new investment?We all know how costly it is to repair body work on our vehicles, not to mention how detrimental it is on trade value.Remember: it's what you can't see that should concern you.If you have any questions about Rust proofing your vehicle, or concerns about your warranty,...

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Winter Driving
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     Many of today's vehicles calculate service intervals for you, using dozens of sensors to take in your driving data and calculate the exact amount of service and regularity required to keep your vehicle safe and sound. But seemingly smaller issues are not monitored with systems like that and can cause major headaches in the cold if left unchecked.Most people agree a routine...

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