How to Remove a Scratch

car scratch

Taking care of your car is easy as long as you keep up with routine maintenance. Unlike routine maintenance, cosmetic damage is unavoidable unless you don’t drive your car. Parking lots, highways, and everything in between can result in a scratch. Fortunately you don’t have to live with that unsightly blemish! Here’s how to remove a scratch from us here at Vann York Honda!

Before you gather your tools, take some time to examine the scratch. The shallower it is, the easier it will be to fix. To check its depth, drag your fingernail over the blemish. If your nail gets snagged, the scratch may be too deep to fix.

Once you’ve determined the depth of the scratch, it’s time for some cleaning. Clean both in and around the scratch to ensure no dirt or grime will end up in your paint. After the scratch is nice and clean, it’s time to fix it.

Grab a tube of toothpaste and a soft cloth. Dampen the cloth and add some toothpaste. Next, rub the toothpaste on the scratch in small, circular motions. Depending on the depth of the scratch it could only take a few rotations for removal. Once the scratch is gone, stop rubbing or you risk removing some of your clear coat and paint as well.

Three New Honda Civic Models

Civic Coupe

The Honda Civic is well-known as a fuel efficient choice for younger buyers and Honda is looking to expand its reach. The latest Civic received a much sportier look and the 2017 model is looking even better. In addition to a couple specially-designed cars, there will be three new Civic models added to the line as well.

Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato, stars of the 15th annual Honda Civic music tour, designed a custom Grom motorcycle and Civic, respectively. Check out the website to enter to win either vehicle.

A Civic hatchback will join the line later this year with A 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine to power the five-door model. The other two new Honda Civic models include the Si and Type R variants.

Honda will also introduce a Rallycross car. Based on the Civic Coupe, it rocks more than 600 hp and rockets from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds.

“With the all-new 2016 Civic, we wanted to reach the young and the young-at-heart, racing fan, Civic fans and thrill-seekers of all types,” said Nick Lee, Honda brand national advertising manager. “Civic has long been an all-time favorite of young buyers.”

We here at Vann York Honda can’t wait for the most recent additions to the Civic line!

Consumer Reports Names Honda Fit One of the 10 Best Cars of the Year

Honda Fit

Every year, Consumer Reports gathers as much data as it can from its substantial subscriber base to put together a list of the 10 best cars of the year — one for every major automotive segment.

The Honda Fit was named the “Best Subcompact Car,” thanks to affordability, impeccable reliability, and other factors.

Consumer Reports looked at four major categories before ranking the cars: performance, reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety. These were determined not just by the publication’s own road test scores and safety ratings meted out by the NHTSA and IIHS, but also based on the responses of thousands of Consumer Reports subscribers and car
owners.

The Honda Fit stood out among industry experts and consumers alike because of its overall 33 mpg rating, its nimble handling, its generous interior space despite the small footprint, its standard rearview camera, and its sub-$20,000 price tag.

In other words, exactly the same reasons that have so many shoppers driving out of Vann York Honda with a new Fit every day!

Honda Civic Hatchback Prototype is the Hatchback We’ve Always Wanted

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Ninth-generation Honda Civic hatchback (Europe)

We’ve wanted a Honda Civic hatchback for a long time at Vann York Honda, and we’re finally about to get one. Ever since 2005, we’ve had to watch as all the hatchbacks went to European markets—until Honda launched the Civic Type R last year, which was so popular the automaker had to give in to North American demand.

At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Honda unveiled a Honda Civic Hatchback Prototype that will make its debut in New York next week. Compared to the current ninth-generation Civic sold in Europe, the Prototype features sharper, more sculpted lines, emphasized angles and arches, and a particularly aggressive front end.

It sets the template for the 2017 Honda Civic hatchback that will launch in North America later this year. Though some of the design elements might be toned down, it’s possible the SI or Type R trims will preserve that aggressiveness. We can’t wait!

Announcing This Year’s Car Giveaway Winner!

Patricia Alford

Every year, the Vann York Auto Group is happy to give away a brand new car to one lucky local of the High Point area, and we’re especially excited by this year’s car giveaway winner, Patricia Alford, a kindergarten teacher at Fairview Elementary School.

Alford was one of the many people to pledge their “fair share” or more (0.6% of their annual salary or one hour’s pay per month) in the United Way of Greater High Point fundraiser, which made her eligible for Vann York’s “draw a key” competition.

To get a chance to win the car, names were drawn once a week over the course of a few months by Myers and Associates CPA firm. Of over 4,500 eligible participants, Alford was the last to join the small group of 10 finalists.

The car giveaway winner had her choice of a 2015 Honda Fit, Nissan Frontier, Chevy Cruze, or Scion XD. Ultimately, Alford opted for the 2015 Chevy Cruze (in maroon).

This is Vann York’s 14th year in partnership with United Way of Great High Point. According to Greg York, Vann York’s president, it’s just “part of [their] way of saying thank you to High Point for all that they have done for our business.”

Vann York Celebrates Another Successful Year with Christmas Baskets for All

In keeping with a 45-year-old tradition, Vann York Auto Group gave out hand-filled Christmas Baskets for all of their employees this holiday season.Vann York Christmas Baskets

Each basket (lovingly put together by members of the York family and other York employees) comes filled to the brim with traditional Christmas fruits like apples, tangerines, and a whole pineapple, as well as cashews, cookies, and an entire large ham.

Giving back to their employees who work so hard throughout the year is a sincere joy for the York family, and that’s why Mr. and Mrs. York, our founders, are so committed to seeing it through year after year. The whole family pitches in, including Mr. York’s son and the new president of Vann York Auto Group, Greg York, and his grandsons, Charles and Grey.

One employee stated that “it is such a blessing to work for this company;” all of us here at Vann York Honda wholeheartedly agree!

Is a Second-Generation Honda S2000 in the Works?

For years, we’ve heard rumors of the return of a two-seater Honda sports car, but the second-generation Honda S2000 hasn’t arrived. Yet.

According to inside sources with the automaker, Honda is developing a revival of the S2000 that should be out and about by 2017. It earned its share of fans when it first was released back in 1999, but nothing else like the S2000 has been released by Honda since then. If Honda wanted to keep those fans around, it knew it needed to act soon.

That’s why Honda finally is pulling through with the revival of the S2000 to compete with Mazda and Fiat. According to Autocar, the Honda S2000 revival will be influenced by the NSX sports car, combing similar underpinnings with classic S2000 features. Its base version should be a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine with VTEC, run on rear-wheel drive, and might even offer a Type-R version.

Skeptics are still concerned that Honda might not be ready to successfully create and launch a sports car of this caliber, but judging by what Honda has proven in the past, we at Vann York Honda aren’t worried. Honda knows what it’s doing.

Vann York Honda is a Toys for Tots Drop-Off in High Point

Toys for Tots

Christmas is a special time of the year for many people.  It is a time for family and friends to gather and celebrate the good things in life. The Christmas season can also provide wonderful opportunities to serve humanity and try to make the world a nicer place.

One such organization striving to make the world a better place is Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots is a non-profit organization that strives to deliver a message of hope to less fortunate children through a new toy. Since 1991, the U.S. Marine Corps has been using Toys for Tots as a way to invest in the children of America.

This foundation not only helps children, but also unites communities in supporting a good cause. This year, Vann York Honda is a Toys for Tots drop-off in High Point, NC. If you would like to participate in this cause, you can bring a new, unwrapped toy to Vann York Honda for collection. We will then make sure the toys get to the organization. If you would prefer to give a monetary donation, or if you would like more information about the program, please visit www.toysfortots.org.

 

Vann York Honda is a Toys for Tots Drop-Off in High Point

Toys for Tots

Christmas is a special time of the year for many people.  It is a time for family and friends to gather and celebrate the good things in life. The Christmas season can also provide wonderful opportunities to serve humanity and try to make the world a nicer place.

One such organization striving to make the world a better place is Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots is a non-profit organization that strives to deliver a message of hope to less fortunate children through a new toy. Since 1991, the U.S. Marine Corps has been using Toys for Tots as a way to invest in the children of America.

This foundation not only helps children, but also unites communities in supporting a good cause. This year, Vann York Honda is a Toys for Tots drop-off in High Point, NC. If you would like to participate in this cause, you can bring a new, unwrapped toy to Vann York Honda for collection. We will then make sure the toys get to the organization. If you would prefer to give a monetary donation, or if you would like more information about the program, please visit www.toysfortots.org.

 

Honda Design Updates: CR-Z Hybrid Gets A Serious Makeover

2016 Honda CR-Z Upgrades
2015 Honda CR-Z

Honda design updates include enhanced technologies and better performance. The new 2016 CR-Z Hybrid Sport Coupe is getting some serious upgrades, from infotainment to exterior design. You won’t believe your eyes when you see this new model.

The new CR-Z Hybrid went on sale November 3rd, and car enthusiasts can’t get enough of it. According to Honda, the CR-Z Hybrid Coupe has a hybrid electric powerplant that gets up to 140 lb-ft of torque while retaining up to 39 highway mpg – pretty impressive for a sports car.

“Boasting an edgier, more chiseled look, the redesigned front end features sharp character lines that flow from the sheet work and terminate in an angular eight-point polygon grill. A sharp, blade-like front diffuser sweeps up from the center and dissects the front corners to form triangular fog light wells that create a wider look and feature prominent lower aero sills,” said Honda in a statement.

Infotainment upgrades include a 7-inch display audio touchscreen, Bluetooth, HD Radio and more. This model has three trims: LX, EX, and EX-L with manual, automatic, and continuously variable transmissions available.

Be sure to check back to find out when the 2016 CR-Z arrives, but until then, learn all about the 2015 CR-Z from Vann York Honda!