Major updates, new engine for 2018 Ford F-150

By blogsadmin | Posted in Dealership News, Ford, New Vehicles, Technology on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 8:00 AM
2018 Ford F-150 photo gallery

2018 Ford F-150 photo gallery

It’s official! The 2018 Ford F-150 will enter the model year with a wide variety of updates, including a new engine. Ford will replace the F-150’s 265-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 with a 290-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 engine increasing the horsepower thanks to the new direct and port injection. Read the rest of this entry »

Fresh new look, turbo engine for 2018 Honda Accord

By blogsadmin | Posted in Automotive News, Dealership News, Honda, New Vehicles, Technology on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 8:00 AM
2018 Honda Accord release date

2018 Honda Accord release date

It’s official! The 2018 Honda Accord is expected to go on sale as early as fall 2017. Best of all, it is expected to feature a variety of updates, including a new turbocharged engine. Honda has done away with the V-6 engine option and will offer the 2018 Honda Accord with a 1.5-liter direct-injected DOHC turbocharged engine and a 2.0-liter direct-injected DOHC turbocharged engine with i-VTEC. Read the rest of this entry »

What do crash test ratings mean?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQ, Safety Technology, Technology on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 8:00 AM
What do crash test ratings mean?

If you’re searching for your dream car then you have probably completed a ton of research. Truly, understanding the market and the vehicles available is essential. But maybe one of the most important sources for information for car shoppers comes from crash test ratings. These safety ratings are key to helping car shoppers understand how their dream car will work to keep them safe in the event of an accident. Where do these ratings come from? Read the rest of this entry »

Fresh new look, Sport trim for 2018 Honda Fit

By blogsadmin | Posted in Automotive News, Honda, New Vehicles, Technology on Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 8:00 AM
2018 Honda Fit Sport model specs

2018 Honda Fit Sport model specs

The powerful, capable Honda Fit is back for the model year with a variety of updates. Maybe some of the most noticeable are the 2018 Honda Fit’s exterior updates. The 2018 Honda Fit gets a new significant update to its front and rear fascia, including a more aggressive look for the headlights and taillights. There are also new chrome accents, a redesigned bumper and much more. In addition to a sharp new look, the 2018 Honda Fit also adds a new Sport time model equipped with a variety of premium features. Read the rest of this entry »

Is synthetic oil better than conventional? 

By blogsadmin | Posted in Automotive News, FAQ, Service, Technology, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 at 3:59 PM
Is synthetic oil better than conventional?

Alas, it is the age-old question. What type of oil is truly best for your vehicle? For longer than we can remember this debate has continued. Some drivers simply prefer synthetic because it’s supposedly lasts longer, while other drivers prefer conventional because it’s less expensive. Which do you prefer? Which is the best for your vehicle? AAA conducted some tests and found the real winner. Read the rest of this entry »

Now at Hansel Honda: 2018 Honda Odyssey

By blogsadmin | Posted in Dealership News, Honda, New Vehicles, Technology on Thursday, June 8th, 2017 at 1:59 PM
2018 Honda Odyssey release date

2018 Honda Odyssey release date

It’s official! The 2018 Honda Odyssey is now available for order at Hansel Honda. This spacious minivan has been fully redesigned for the model year and boasts a generous array of new, premium features. Choose from five trim levels, including the LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite. Each is equipped with a powerful 280-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine under the hood and includes it’s own variety of entertainment and convenience features. Here’s what you can expect from this new minivan. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t miss these incredible summer festivals

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community, Local Events on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at 4:36 PM
Summer music festivals near Sonoma County, CA

Summer music festivals near Sonoma County, CA

The first official day of summer is June 20 and it’s coming up fast. Get ready for the year’s hottest days by planning your trip to some of Sonoma County’s many summer music festivals. Whether your go-to is bluegrass or perhaps electronic, you are sure to find a great festival in the local area. Best of all, most on our list are an hour or less away. Read the rest of this entry »

Can you save money by changing your own oil?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Service, Tips and Tricks, Volkswagen on Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Should you change your vehicle's oil yourself?

It’s always nice to save money when you can. Whether it’s skipping that morning coffee or by simply packing a lunch, the savings quickly adds up. If you’re saving for a big purchase or are just trying to become for financially independent, it’s nice to have a strong savings plan. There are many ways to save money, but could changing your own oil be one? Read the rest of this entry »

Ford Sync 3 update to make Apple CarPlay available to 2016 models

By blogsadmin | Posted in Ford, New Vehicles, Technology, Tips and Tricks on Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Can I update to Ford Sync 3?

Can I update to Ford Sync 3?

It’s official! Ford owners with model-year 2016 vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 will now be able to install Apple CarPlay and Android Auto software. Not only that, but this is the first time that Ford has offered an update via Wi-Fi. Here are three ways you can update to Ford SYNC 3. Read the rest of this entry »

Coming soon: 2018 Ford Explorer

By blogsadmin | Posted in Dealership News, Ford, New Vehicles on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 7:53 PM
What's new on the 2018 Ford Explorer?

2018 Ford Explorer release date

Adventure awaits! Rise to meet it in the new 2018 Ford Explorer. This powerful SUV boasts a variety of updates for the 2018 model year and a wide variety of premium, high-tech features. Best of all, we expect to get the brand new SUV in stock this fall. Here’s what to expect to see on the new 2018 Ford Explorer. Read the rest of this entry »