Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hot and Cold: The Honda Civic Can Handle it All


This is vehicle testing to the extreme. At Honda's manufacturing plant in Swindon, UK, cars are pushed to the limit in a climate-controlled facility. Your environment can change no matter where you go, and Honda is making cars that adapt so you don't have to.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

What do the latest spy shots of the 2016 Honda Pilot say about future design?

New spy shots have emerged of the 2016 Honda Pilot!  Slated to roll into showrooms in the fall of 2015, details are obviously not entirely nailed down.  But a little speculation can be fun, right?  Take a look at the latest photos of the mystery machine– captured by Motor Authority– and share what you think of the exterior design!  Which features do you hope to see in the 2016 Pilot?

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Maintenance Myths–UNMASKED!

All right, all right. There are a lot of ideas about car care out there, but which ones do you follow? We’re here to bust through some maintenance myths and possibly save you a buck or two on your next service appointment.

MYTH: Oil has to be changed every 3,000 miles. It doesn’t hurt. But it is probably a waste of money. Familiarize yourself with your owner’s manual – seriously. Your maintenance schedule is probably not as strict as you think, and you might even be able to go twice this “recommended distance” without getting an oil change.

MYTH: Treating your car with premium gas after running regular for a while is beneficial. Just stick with your recommended octane level and you’ll be all right – the system will stay clean regardless. Some premium grade gas might have extra detergents in it, but a lot of the time that’s just a marketing gimmick. It’s up to you if you want to experiment to see what helps your car have the best performance.

MYTH: Wipe down your dash and tires with protectant compounds to keep them shiny. A lot of these “protecting” wipes on the market actually strip tires of their original protectants, and it’s possible that they actually cause drying and cracking on the dashboard. Stick with warm soap and water instead.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The 2014 Honda Ridgeline Pickup: Midsized Masterpiece

When it comes to what keeps you smiling behind the wheel, which factors are important to you?  J.D. Power & Associates wants to know what makes you happy out on the road– that’s why the APEAL Study is conducted every year!  The 2014 results are in– and we have some exciting news!  The top-ranked vehicle in its segment for overall performance and design is waiting for you in our lot!

Winner: 2014 Honda Ridgeline

Segment: Midsized Pickup

Competitors Left In The Rear View: Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier

A Seasoned Honda Car Dealer that Promises Fine Expertise

When thinking of buying a Honda car, it is always advisable to buy it from an authorized Honda car dealer. A car, today, has become more of a need. Honda is a name that has been trusted for generations. It has reinvented itself over and over again, and has today become synonymous with high performance, fuel efficient and stylish automobiles. It has emerged as the most preferred brand in big cities like Los Angeles and so on. The advent of new Honda cars in Los Angeles has triggered the sales of the same drastically. Los Angeles is often termed as the car capital with many enthusiastic car buyers in its repertoire.

As mentioned above, there is no dearth of new Honda cars in Los Angles. But it becomes extremely important that one buys his or her car from a well-reputed car dealer. The number one benefit of doing so is that being a certified Honda car dealer, they will be in a position to offer better pre and post purchase services. One such well-reputed Honda car dealer is Goudy Honda. A family run enterprise, they have been dealing with Honda cars for generations together. At Goudy Honda, you enjoy a huge variety of Honda cars. They have an exhaustive and well-detailed inventory that aides as a guide in making the right purchase.

At Goudy Honda, you are well-assisted at each step of your purchase. The well-versed team here ensure that you pick the right automobile, as per your needs and requirements. Since they are certified Honda car dealers, they are entitled to offer you many perks and offers that you might have missed elsewhere. Also, they will ensure that all the required paper work is done smoothly, so that you may enjoy a hassle-free purchase. Goudy Honda has the largest collection of new Honda cars in Los Angeles, making it a brand to reckon with. The years of expertise and unfailing dedication, motivates them to offer you the best from the best.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

5 Signs You Need New Tires

  1. Bulges, gouges, or cracks
    When a tire deflates, it bulges at the sides. This is a sign of low tire pressure or a slow air leak.
  2. Tread wear 
    The old-school penny test is one way to check your treads: Place a penny into the tread, with Lincoln's head pointing down. If you can still see the top of his noggin, the tread is dangerously low. Most modern tires, however, have wear bars: bits of rubber woven into the pattern at a specific depth. You can find the wear bars that go across the groove, and if the tread pattern is worn down to that wear bar, you need to replace the tire.
  3. Tire pressure 
    Tires deflate at a rate of about one pound per square inch (PSI) per month.
  4. Temperature 
    Tire pressure drops in extreme cold. The challenge in summer is excessive heat buildup in the tire. If you're heading out on a road trip with an underinflated tire, it will generate more heat and wear out faster.
  5. Vibration 
    Watch out for vibration or thumping when you're driving. If it feels like it's coming from under the seats, the rear tires may be out of balance. Vibration from the steering wheel could indicate suspension issues.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Get the Junk Out of the Trunk!

Many people unwittingly carry the weight of an extra person in the back of their vehicle. It's important to remove everything you don't use frequently or need in an emergency. Items such as car cleaners or foldable chairs, for example, should be stored elsewhere. Seasonal items, like traction aids for the mud or snow, should be stored in the car only when the season demands it or if you're an active off-roader. Cleaning out your trunk will do more than lift your spirits: The weight you save by shedding excess pounds from your car could be enough to improve both your tire wear and your gas mileage—saving you money every mile you travel.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tips for Traveling with Pets

It’s usually not as easy as you think it would be. Bringing your best non-human friend on the road with you seems simple enough, right? Not always so. Here are a few tips on how to make travel with your pet easier.

Healthy Start: The last thing you need on the road is a sick pet. Make sure your pet is all set on vaccinations and has the proper certificates if you intend to cross any international/province/state borders.

Frequent Pit Stops:  You pet can get stir crazy just like you! Stop at any designated waiting area or service stop and take it on a little walk. This may increase your travel time, but it is well worth it! Breaks like these also serve as a perfect time to hydrate.

Proper Restraint:  Whether your pet is calm and obedient in the car it is always important to make sure they are safe. No need to roll the windows down for fresh air, you don’t want any debris hitting them in the face. A favorite blanket or pet bed is perfect for a long road trip. Creating a normalcy and routine for car rides helps your pet stay calm.  There are lots of other ways to make you and your pet calm during a car ride lasting anywhere between 5 minutes and 8 hours.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

How to Kick Your Summertime Sickness to the Curb

There’s nothing worse than getting a cold this time of year.  The combination of chest congestion and hot weather seems to confuse your body far more than a winter bug would.  But there’s light at the end of the tunnel–light from a sunny beach and poolside fun!  The answer to health and happiness could be hiding in your car.

-SUCK IT UP! Itchy, watery eyes?  Trouble breathing?  Cough?  Could be dust mites.  You know the importance of preventing them in your home–remember to do the same for your car’s interior by vacuuming regularly.

-CLEAN THE VENTS!  Pollen builds in your car throughout the year–especially in the spring when everything is blooming.  Combat sneeze attacks by cleaning the vents in your ride every time you clean your car.

-STIFLE GERMS AT THE SOURCE!  700 different kinds of bacteria can be found inside cars. Only 60 types are found in the average public toilet.  Add it all up and what do you get?  Antibacterial wipes.  In the car.  At all times.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

How to Have the Best Auto Show Experience

Auto shows are great events for everyone from the die-hard enthusiast to the merely curious. However, no matter where you are on the car lover scale, it’s important to keep in mind a few tips when you go.
  • Since almost no sales happen during an auto show, make sure to pick up business cards along the way! If you see something you’re interested in buying later on down the road, having those cards will really put you ahead of the game.
  • Check out the show’s official website before you go. It will give you all kinds of information, from the calendar of events to the floor plan to where your interests are going to be located.
  • Be sure to really inspect the cars you truly like! Check out the interior, various features, the engine, and even the trunk! Remember, this could be the car for you, so really get to know it.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The numbers don’t lie: You want to know more about the 2014 Honda Accord.

If everyone is looking it up, you know there’s more to the Honda Accord than what meets the eye. recently reported the 2014 sedan as the most researched vehicle on the site last month. Now that says something!

So, what is it about this car that’s intriguing car shoppers enough to ask for more? Maybe it’s the unbeatable packaging or the superior handling. Then again, it could be all the money saved from the impeccable gas mileage you know you’re guaranteed with a Honda. What about the Honda Accord catches your eye?

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Cool Way to Wash Your Car

If your car has been sitting in the sun or you’ve just taken it for a long drive, you should wait until it cools down before soaping up. Park it in the shade for a couple of hours—or start with the interior. A hot exterior speeds the drying of the soap and water. While that may sound like a good thing, it makes washing more difficult because it increases the chance of spots and soap scum. Avoid the hassle—wait until things cool off before soaping it up!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Mother's Day Adventure

What are you doing with mom for Mother's Day? Do you have any surprises up your sleeve? Give her a break this weekend and get out of town in your Honda! Leave us a comment below with your Sunday plans. We'd love to hear what you end up doing!

Friday, May 2, 2014

The New 2014 Honda Accords

The new 2014 Honda Accords are excellent choices for anyone looking for a gas-saving, safe, and reliable vehicle! Many of the new models have been top safety picks and recognized for their positive impact on the environment. Check out our inventory and find the perfect Accord today!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

About Extended Warranties

Once your vehicle's manufacturer warranty expires, it's still important to have coverage in case an unfortunate circumstance occurs. Investing in an extended warranty for your vehicle can help ensure that your vehicle is always in the best mechanical condition and can help you avoid expensive repair bills. An extended warranty is repair coverage that kicks in after the typical manufacturer bumper-to-bumper warranty has expired. This extended warranty will cover most major breakdowns and will help  stabilize the cost of repairs, since the price of parts and labor tends to fluctuate over time. You have the option to purchase this warranty any time before the manufacturer warranty expires. You can even purchase an extended warranty after the manufacturer warranty expires, although the price will go up considerably.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Paint Chip Garland

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to decorate your home for Easter? Using nothing but paint chips and string, you can quickly create this Easter egg garland!


    -Paint chips in whatever colors your heart desires
    -Mini hole punch (optional)

You can use whatever paint chips you have or are able to pick up at your local Home Depot. First, create an egg-shaped template to trace on the back of all of your chips. Next, cut out all your egg shapes and use a hole punch to create two holes along the top. You can get creative and poke holes if you do not have a hole punch on hand. Once you're finished, string the thread through the hole and choose a spot to hang your garland! Happy Easter!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Go Green for Earth Day

With Earth Day coming up on the 22nd of this month, going green is looking better than ever. Hybrid vehicle emissions are significantly less than those of a conventional car. This makes them an attractive option when looking to go green! Turn in the keys to your truck and think about reducing your carbon footprint this month.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Helpful Spring Cleaning Advice

We oftentimes associate the word "spring" with "cleaning." After all, they do go hand in hand. If you're feeling a little overwhelmed, we have some tips to help you get the job done!

Make a list of what needs to be cleaned in each room. Lists will help you to stay organized, especially if you have a huge project on your plate. Walk through each room and write down what needs to get done. Writing a list out will also help to ensure you have all the cleaning materials needed before you get started, saving me tons of time later.

Make a playlist. Listening to music while you clean will help take your mind off of the task at hand. Not many of us associate cleaning with the word "fun," but music does indeed make cleaning a little bit more thrilling.

Get a trash and donate box/bag. As you go through each room, make sure to declutter. Throw away old magazines and papers from the previous year. Put items you no longer use or need, like that book you bought 10 years ago but never read, in the donate box. Once you’re done cleaning your whole house, itemize your donate pile because you may be able to deduct those donations on your taxes.

Work on one room at a time. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you want to clean your entire home all at once. Try writing down all the rooms in your home on a piece of paper and checking each one off as you go. If you can work on a couple rooms each weekend, you’ll get a lot more done and still have free time on the side.

Set an amount of time to work on each room. It's easy to get distracted. Before you know it, you're looking at items you've forgotten or old photographs. Set a timer so you don’t fall into this trap. You can also use the timer to give yourself a little break here and there. Much like a list, it will help you stay on track.

Do you have any spring cleaning tips you'd like to share with us? Leave us a comment down below!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Get Rid of the Junk in the Trunk

Your car burns gas for energy. It's food for the engine, which­ is what makes the car run. The more work the car has to do, the more energy it needs. It's why large SUVs have worse gas mileage than small cars. The added weight of the SUV makes the car work harder.­

No matter what kind of car you drive, eliminating weight can go a long way toward increasing your car's fuel efficiency. Have a ski or bike rack on your car? Unless you're on your way to a ski trip or bike ride, take it off. That unused rack adds weight and wind resistance. If you're like most people, you probably have some junk in your trunk. Sports equipment, strollers, and gym bags are all hurting your fuel economy. The EPA estimates that for every extra 100 pounds your car caries, it loses 2 percent in fuel economy. By cleaning up your act, you can start on the road to saving.

Goudy Honda

Friday, March 21, 2014

Lights & Lanterns

Because yesterday was the first day of spring, we found some patio inspiration! Spring is all about spending time outdoors and enjoying warmer weather. String some lanterns and lights along your backyard fence to give it more of an inviting look. Adding a bit of flair will encourage you to spend more time outside and  allow you to appreciate California's beautiful climate!

Goudy Honda

Friday, March 14, 2014

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

This 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is happily cruising down the infamous Route 66. Where would you go with a car that gets 50 MPG city/45 MPG highway? The possibilities are quite endless in one of the world's most advanced vehicles!

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Spring Forward

Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Remember to spring forward! Move your clocks one hour ahead for the adjustment.

Make sure to reset all clocks in your house, including the microwave, computer, and especially your alarm clock. Don’t forget to reset the clock in your car, as well. The goal is to get used to the new time as soon as possible!

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Plethora of Honda Civic Hybrid cars in Los Angeles

New Honda Civic hybrid in LA

Honda has always been one of the top selling car brands in Los Angeles. People here, are fond of driving large sedans. Such is the craze for these cars that whenever any model is launched, Honda enthusiasts come out in large numbers to purchase these cars. Even the used models of Honda find a lot of buyers. Therefore, certified car dealers keep a large stock of new Honda cars in Los Angeles.

Global warming has been one of the biggest problems our generation is facing. Carbon emissions are one of the largest contributing factors to Global warming. To tackle this issue, Honda brand has come up with the car of the new generation, Honda Civic Hybrid. Hybrid is a combination of electricity and fuel engine. The specialty of this engine is that you can either switch to fuel or electricity, or sometimes use the combination of both depending upon the performance necessity. Honda has introduced this hybrid technology in one of its best selling cars, Honda City.

A special ECON button (see[a]) has been given to these cars. When you switch this button on, the engine programs itself to use the best driving option for a better fuel economy and performance. No doubt, many people are heading to purchase the new Honda Civic Hybrid in Los Angeles. However, if you are interested in purchasing a new Honda cars in Los Angeles, you are advised to purchase it from a reputed dealer. Goudy Honda is one of the largest certified dealers in Los Angeles. Their quality of service and customer satisfaction has won them many awards and accolades. Seeing the popularity of these cars, they have kept a huge stock of Hybrid cars. They are also offering exciting offers on the sale of these cars. From sale of the car to its servicing, everything is taken care of at Goudy Honda.

So, when it comes to buying a new Honda car in Los Angeles, the name that comes to mind is Goudy Honda. This dealer will ensure that you have a car buying experience of a lifetime.

[1] Eco Assist™ and the ECON logo are trademarks of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., and may not be used or reproduced without prior written approval.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Big Sur Getaway

Are you looking for a quiet getaway? By quiet, we mean no cell service! Are you up for it? Hike along the streams in the cool, tree lined valleys. Climb up on the high ridges for a spectacular view of the coastline on the western slope, and gaze into three million acres of wilderness in the Los Padres National Forest on the eastern slope. The views are absolutely breathtaking and worth the drive. Have you been to Big Sur yet?

Goudy Honda

Friday, February 21, 2014

How to Properly Test Drive a Used Car

When test driving a used vehicle, it’s always best to take the car on both local roads and highways. In different environments, you can get a good feel for how the car responds and performs. On local roads, you can feel how the car shifts and responds to sharp turns. You’ll also get a good idea on the condition of the brakes with stop-and-go. With a trip on the highway, you can note if the engine runs smoothly or not. While on a test drive, keep your eyes and ears open. Make sure to note any unusual engine noises and whether or not all of the electronics in the car are working properly.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Vent Windows

Vent or “wing” windows were popular in the pre-air conditioning era of automotive manufacturing. They were convenient for many purposes that are still valid today. For example, on days when it’s cool enough to open windows rather than run the A/C, the vent windows allowed air to circulate freely without it streaming in your face or messing up your hair. Smokers also appreciated being able to flick their ashes out the “no-draft” without the fear of them flying back inside the vehicle. Did you have a vehicle with vent windows? What did you think of them?

Goudy Honda

Friday, February 7, 2014

Rear-Enders: Common Car Accidents

Did you know that rear-enders are one of the most common types of car accidents? Rear-ending results when one car collides into the back of car in front of it. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, this type of crash accounts for 29 percent of all accidents. A 2007 NHTSA study found that drivers involved in rear-end crashes were “routinely engaged in activities that divert their attention from the forward roadway while driving,” and 64 percent of those involved in rear-end crashes were not looking at the road at the time of the crash.

To help avoid rear-ending another vehicle because of inattention, always pay attention to your surroundings, particularly the street and other vehicles. Make sure your cell phone is safely put away and focus your attention to the road and your speed.

Genuine Honda Parts in Los Angeles are Available at Few Honda Dealers

Honda has been a popular car brand in Los Angeles from a very long time. As soon as any new version is launched, people here come out in large numbers and buy it. Due to its popularity in this region the demand for genuine Honda parts has increased. They are alot of dealers who sell Honda parts in Los Angeles. However, whenever you buy any part for your car, you should ensure that the part is genuine. If it is not, it can hamper the performance of your car.  

There are many places in Los Angeles where you will find duplicate Honda auto parts for sale. Therefore, buying these parts from an authorized Honda dealer is highly recommended. Goudy Honda is an authorized Honda dealer in Los Angeles. Their superior quality of services has won them many awards and accolades. It is considered among the top automobile chains in Los Angeles. Once you purchase any Honda part from Goudy Honda, you are assured about its authenticity. These parts also cover the warranty given by Honda Company. When any part is replaced at Goudy Honda, the officials here will ensure that the performance of the car remains intact.

So, whenever you are looking for Honda parts in Los Angeles, you are advised to buy it from Goudy Honda. They have amazing offers on the available Honda auto parts for sale. No wonder many people head towards them for buying genuine Honda parts. You can compare their prices and offers which are bound to be better. Such is the confidence shown by their customers, that people from other regions also prefer buying parts from here.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Honda's Environmental Impact

Honda takes its impact on the environment seriously. Learn about how they conserved, reduced, and improved in 2013 by checking out the annual North American Environmental Report here:

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Friday, January 17, 2014

January is for Getting Organized!

January is Get Organized Month, and we’re here to help give you the motivation to get organized. The winter weather can be a bit challenging when it comes to staying on track, but don’t be deterred!

There's a great old saying, and that is, “When in doubt, throw it out.” We mean everything. Pull out the crumpled papers and receipts in your glove compartment, clean out your seat back pockets, grab the spare change from your center console. Get it all! Trust us; you'll be amazed at what you find. Recycle all the empty bottles you don’t need and trash the rest. Once that’s done, give your car a much needed vacuuming!

Goudy Honda

Friday, January 10, 2014

What Should You Do When You See This Light?

Do you know what to do when you see this light? The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) light is one of the most commonly misconstrued symbols. Many folks don't know what the light means and tend to ignore it when it comes on. This symbol lights up when your tire pressure is low and needs to be checked. Your tire pressure is important to your overall safety while on the road. If your TPMS light is on in your Honda, make sure to stop by our service department for a check up!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Exclusive Car Honda Civic for Sale in Los Angeles at Goudy Honda

As Honda cars are very popular in Los Angeles, there are a wide range of these cars available here. The sale of Honda civic in Los Angeles has increased a lot as many cars have been upgraded and launched here. Honda enthusiasts have come out in large number and purchased these cars.

People in Los Angeles have always shown their affection for this Japanese car maker as they prefer cars which have low emissions and good fuel economy. As the citizens are fond of driving large sedans, the other model of Honda i.e. Honda Accord has also become quite popular among car buyers. The availability of Honda Accord for sale in Los Angeles is high as this car has been the star performer for Honda in the year 2013. Honda Accord and Honda Civic has won many awards and accolades as these cars are rich in features and looks. They are rich in features and so are mostly preferred by people who have affection for large sedans.

2013 Honda Civic Los Angeles
The new model of Honda Civic sports an aggressive look, which signifies the aggressive drive this car offers. The interiors this car has are lavish and spacious and provide luxurious comfort. This new version is packed with some amazing features.

Honda Accord is the car that is known for its classy design. This car comes with 3.5 liter V-6 engine with VTEC and VCM function. Lush interiors have always been a trademark of this car. Honda Civic is available for sale at Goudy Honda. When you are buying a Honda car Goudy Honda is the name you can trust. They have the best offers on Honda Civics in Los Angeles. Due to their exclusive offers and the kind of service that they provide, people in Los Angeles mostly prefer this car dealer. Hence if you are planning to buy a Honda Accord or a Honda Civic, you are advised to buy it from Goudy Honda.