When to Replace the Brakes on Your Honda or Acura

When to Replace the Brakes on Your Honda or Acura Independent Auto Care DenverHere at Independent Auto Care in Parker, we know how vital it is to know when to replace the brakes on your Honda or Acura. Brakes are so important to keep your vehicle safe and functioning at optimal levels. If you notice any issues, please come see us right away for a full inspection and service if needed.

Brake pads, calipers, and brake rotors are the main components of car disk brake systems. These parts will eventually wear out with time. Being able to tell when to replace the brakes on your Honda or Acura will ensure that you get repairs made before one failing part affects any of these other components which will compound the complexity and cost for a fix.

Factors that Change Your Brake Lifespan

 There are a few factors that will change how long your brakes last. Knowing these factors may help you understand how to affect the life of your brakes.

  • Driving: If you stop suddenly often and spend time riding the brakes, your brakes’ lifespan is going to be shorter. Gentle and smooth braking helps the pads last longer. Everyone needs to slam on the brakes on occasion, but the less often you need it, the better.
  • Environment: City driving takes a toll on brakes because of the constant stop and go. Areas with lots of mountains or steep elevation changes are difficult on brakes as well because more brakes are needed to control the downhill speed.
  • Brake Pad Hardness: Harder compound brake pads generally last longer. Softer brake pads do better in urban areas because they work well under low-speed conditions. Choosing a brake pad that is right for your conditions will be important.
  • Materials: Different materials have different life expectancies based on usage. Carbon-ceramic brakes generally last longer than regular metal brakes but they are expensive and are often used on high-performance sports cars. Carbon-ceramic brakes also need to be warmer to work well. Regular metal brakes are still the standard for most cars and are generally the most effective for the money.

When You Might Need to Replace Your Brakes

Most brake pads should be replaced at around 50,000 miles. Depending on the type of brakes and the kind of driving you do, some brakes may need to be replaced at as little as 25,000 miles, while others will last up to 75,000 miles. If you are not sure how long your brakes are expected to last, check your owner’s manual.

Of course, if you hear your brakes squeal or scrape, you may need to have them changed no matter your mileage. Brake pads have small metal hairs at the bottom to let a driver know when it might be time to get the brakes changed. It is a sign your brakes have used most of the softer pad material. If the brakes feel jittery, you may need to replace the brake rotors.

If you need to know when to replace the brakes on your Honda or Acura, contact us here at Independent Auto Care in Parker. One of our certified technicians can take a look at your brake system and take care of any repairs needed. Let us keep you safely on the road.

All About the 2018 Honda Accord

All About the 2018 Honda AccordHere at Independent Auto Care in Parker, we’re excited to tell you all about the 2018 Honda Accord. This has been one of the best-selling cars in the U.S. for good reason, but fans have been wanting a more substantial update to modernize this rather ubiquitous vehicle. From what we’re seeing and hearing, the latest model is really standing out from other sedans.

Let’s get to know all about the 2018 Honda Accord.

New Engine and Transmission

The V6 is no longer. Honda is using the I4 engine for the 2018 Accord. It will be available in a 1.5-liter base engine with 192 hp and 192 lb-ft. torque and in a 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder with 252 hp and 278 lb-ft. torque. Though it has a little less power than the V6, it’s close. Thanks to turbochargers, in-line 4 cylinders are comparable, so the demise of the V6 is no surprise.

The six-speed manual transmission will be available for both engines, though the automatic will also continue. A new 10-speed automatic will be an option for the 2.0-liter engine.

Change in Size

The 2018 Accord will have a longer wheelbase and the stance of this vehicle will be wider. Overall, the length and height will both be shorter to improve driving dynamics as well as style. There will be an increase in rear legroom which will please passengers. The wider stance of the vehicle should make it feel better on the pavement and smooth out the ride.

Hybrid Version

The new Accord will have a hybrid option with a 2.0-liter engine. Further details are pretty scarce. Honda is keeping quiet on the hybrid for the most part, though they did share plans to further increase the mileage and place the battery under rear seats to save trunk space.

Driver Assistance

A number of electronic driving aids will be included in this Accord: adaptive cruise control, road departure mitigation, lane-departure warning, collision mitigation braking, a driver awareness monitor, as well as blind-spot monitoring.

We’re hoping the latter proves to be an improvement over attempts by other automakers, which have been buggy. It is not a good sign if the system reacts to a row of parked cars or is delayed in braking for actual cars blocking the road. The systems are improving though, and we expect Honda to have one of the better versions.

New Look, Better Interior

As we mentioned, both the body and the interior are also changing in the 2018 model. The new design direction buys more room for backseat passengers who don’t want to sit with their knees tucked up to their chins. And a sleek, new interior dashboard, along with other interior upgrades look to be improvements over previous design choices.

Now that you know all about the 2018 Honda Accord, keep it in mind if you are thinking about buying a new car. In the meantime, if you need your current Honda serviced, contact us here at Independent Auto Care in Parker. We will take good care of your car.

Getting Your Honda or Acura Ready for Fall

Getting Your Honda or Acura Ready for Fall at Independent Auto Care DenverAt Independent Auto Care in Parker, we want to share some tips for getting your Honda or Acura ready for fall. As the weather starts to get colder, it is an easy time to get your car ready for the potential deep chill of winter. Fall is a great time to take care of some rather easy car maintenance that will save you trouble on the road.

Wiper Blades

Changing your blades annually in the fall is a great move for helping you prepare for stormy weather. A fresh set will be up to the task of cleaning your windshield and replacing wiper blades is a simple and inexpensive task. Be sure to get the correct size for your vehicle (use the in-store buying guide) and remember to replace a blade on the back of your car as well, if you have one.

Check and Fill Fluids

For the colder temperatures, be sure that your windshield wiper fluid is good for freezing temperatures and that it is full. Now is also a great time to check your anti-freeze as well as your brake fluid. As your brakes wear, some fluid loss is normal; however, if you notice a large drop in brake fluid volume, that could indicate a problem. If so, you could give us a call at Independent Auto Care in Parker and we can figure out if there is a larger problem that needs to be addressed.

Spare Tire Check

No one wants to get a flat tire only to be faced with a flat spare. When getting your Honda or Acura ready for fall, now is the perfect time to check the inflation on your spare tire. If your spare is located under your vehicle, be sure that the raising and lowering mechanism is also in working order.

Replace Your Air Filter

Properly getting your Honda or Acura ready for fall includes checking on your air filter. Typically, you need to change your engine’s air filter at least twice a year. So if this hasn’t been done in the last six months, now is the perfect time to do it. A dirty filter will reduce your car’s fuel economy, emissions, and affect vehicle performance. With a car tune-up, your air filter will be changed and other upkeep performed.

Check Your Lights and Battery

A good number of electrical problems and ignition issues stem from corroded or loose battery connections. Making sure that your battery is connected properly is an easy way to ensure that your battery will not cause you engine or electrical trouble. Also be sure that your lights are all in working order, now that the days are getting shorter it is important that you be able to see properly and that people can see you when you are driving.

If you want help getting your Honda or Acura ready for fall, get in touch with the experts at Independent Auto Care in Parker. We’ll help keep you safe on the road this winter and all year long.

Get to Know the 2018 Acura TLX

Get to Know the 2018 Acura TLXOur technicians at Independent Auto Care in Parker, Colorado keep up on the latest car models and think you should get to know the 2018 Acura TLX. Acura clearly still wants to pursue the sport-sedan market by bringing us a revitalized version of the 2015 TLX. We think it is worth your time to take a look at the new TLX too.

What’s New?

The 2018 Acura TLX engine offers the same amount of power, and the “A-Spec” TLX arrives with a firmer suspension and more responsive steering. It also includes an exhaust that is less restrictive and better looking. These are all fine points to be excited about. The A-Spec also comes with more road noise and looks more visually aggressive. It will make this car stand out a bit more without increasing your car insurance as a result.

Outstanding Value

The 2018 Acura TLX is a great value. The FWD is offered at $42,800 while the AWD stands at $44,800. This undercuts most of the competition while including some extras like wireless phone charging and ventilated front seats in the A-Spec version. This excellent value is even cheaper than the Acura MDX sport-utility vehicle, giving those who want to steer their spouse away from the wagon look an extra advantage. The TLR also offers mileage that beats the standard 35 mpg, an added selling point.

Tasteful Restraint

The TLX offers two surprisingly good Acura engines. The TLR 4-cylinder offers torque that is unexpected for a 4-cylinder. At the same time, the V6 revs up and sounds like a much more expensive car when it is at full throttle. The TLR offers a reasonable size with a certain style and elegance that is eye-catching yet reserved. We like it better than many of the chrome decorated breadboxes on the road today.

The Drawbacks

If the 2018 TLX were the perfect vehicle, we think it would offer options for larger brakes and a 6-speed manual. These options were available on the TL predecessor but weren’t purchased in enough volume to make them worth offering again.

Early Acura offerings like the Legend coupe and the Integra GS-R also had a youthful exuberance that some say has been missing from the Acura lineup. Acura has turned a bit more conservative over time and could perhaps loosen up. From what we understand, the TLR A-Spec is an early statement of a coming departure from these more reserved offerings of the recent past. We’ll be keeping an eye on future models that could bring an infusion of much-needed excitement to the Acura line-up.

Now that you have had an opportunity to get to know the 2018 Acura TLX, if you are on the hunt for a new vehicle, you certainly have a head start on what to expect from this new model. And if you already have an Acura that needs some attention, call us at Independent Auto Care in Parker to make an appointment. Since 2006, we’ve specialized in Honda and Acura car repairs and can give your vehicle the quality auto care it deserves.

5 Great Reasons to Love a Honda

5 Great Reasons to Love a HondaAt Independent Auto Care in Parker, our Honda-enthusiast customers have inspired us to share this list of 5 great reasons to love a Honda. Though there are so many new brands in the market today, many customers prefer to stick with a more tried and car company. Honda is a brand that remains popular over time because of the quality offered and the trust the company has earned over the years.

  1. Quality

A good number of Honda owners stick with the Honda brand once they have purchased their first Honda vehicle. Honda has manufactured some of the best quality vehicles available over the years. A number of highly satisfied customers report being able to put over 300,000 miles on their Hondas before needing any engine work. Also, the comfort and excellent quality of Honda’s vehicle interiors make their cars some of the best cars on the road today, both inside and out.

  1. Excellent Gas Mileage

With rising gas prices, many buyers want vehicles that have great gas mileage. Honda vehicles have some of the best gas mileage rates in the industry. For those who commute long distances, great gas mileage is a key factor in being happy with their vehicle choice. Having great gas mileage helps more than a Honda owner’s bank account, it also helps them be more environmentally responsible. 

  1. Outstanding Safety Ratings

The majority of Honda’s models earn 4 or more stars for safety. Given their excellent safety ratings, it really is no wonder Honda is such a popular brand.

Hondas offer great features: anti-lock brakes, vehicle stability assist (VSA), all-around airbags, lane change assist features, and active head restraints are some of the many features that ensure the safety of passengers and drivers on the road. Additionally, Honda is offering more and more of these features as part of its standard package on more models.

  1. Keeping the Kids Safe

Honda pays special attention to the little ones that travel with us on the road. Their vehicles include the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system. This system keeps child safety seats secured during an accident.

Honda also includes an Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS), which stops the deployment of airbags on the front passenger side if the passenger does not weigh enough to be helped by an airbag. This reduces the chance of unnecessary and potentially dangerous injuries.

  1. Nice Looking

Honda takes pride in producing vehicles that are affordable and practical, but Honda also prides itself on having good-looking vehicles. Not only are they good looking, but also some of their vehicles are also unique and distinctive, which is nice when so many cars on the road are practically indistinguishable from each other.

So, there’s our list of 5 great reasons to love a Honda. Many of our customers have even more. Regardless of your reasons, if your car needs some TLC, come see us at Independent Auto Care in Parker for all your Honda needs, oil changes to AC repairs and so much more.

Starter Problems with Your Honda Accord or Crosstour?

Starter Problems with Your Honda Accord or CrosstourAre you having starter problems with your Honda Accord or Crosstour? At Independent Auto Care in Parker, we like to keep our customers informed on such issues. Right now, owners of 2013-2015 Accords and Crosstours are filing a proposed class-action suit. This suit is being filed because the starters in these cars are allegedly failing and are quite costly to replace.

The Lawsuit

In this lawsuit, vehicle owners are alleging that the starters in these particular Honda vehicles are defective and often failing during or just after the limited warranty expires. Owners have sometimes been stranded as a result of dead batteries and vehicle starter failures. After paying to tow their vehicles to the dealer, owners are then informed that the expense of the repair will not be covered by the automaker.

The Plaintiff

Joel Merkin, the plaintiff, indicates that he purchased a used 2013 Honda Accord EX-L in 2015. At the time, the car was under the factory warranty. By 2016, the car had about 40,400 miles on the odometer and had trouble starting 1 to 2 times a week. After multiple tries, the car would start. By the time the Accord had 58,430, the car had difficulty starting 5 to 6 times a day.

When the plaintiff contacted his Honda dealer, he was informed that that his Accord was no longer covered by the warranty. The dealer expected Merkin to pay the entire cost of replacing the starter. Eventually the car was taken to an alternate dealer and the starter was replaced with a new one for approximately $200.

Additional Issues

According to the plaintiff, the dealer omitted the fact that particular parts of components within the started were not manufactured and assembled properly. Additionally, Honda failed to inform the plaintiff that the alleged defect would reduce the resale value of the vehicles. The lawsuit claims that Honda has been aware of the starter issue for years and has not done anything to resolve the issue.

According to Crosstour and Honda owners, Honda usually blames the starter issues on “wear and tear” or “maintenance” or “user-induced” problems. They claim Honda uses these reasons to avoid warranty coverage. Even for vehicles under the warranty, the plaintiff alleges those vehicles with starters problems are still an issue because Honda installs new starters that are also defective. According to the plaintiff, Honda is aware of the starter problems, a problem that they have communicated to dealers in technical service bulletins. The cost for repairing the starter ranges from $400 to $900 or more.

No Recall

In spite of the number of complaints from Honda Crosstour and Accord owners, Honda has not issued a recall, nor has Honda offered to reimburse customers who have had to pay for repairs and replacements themselves. The complaint alleges that Honda has handled its business unfairly and has engaged in deceptive practices. The complaint also alleges that Honda has violated the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.

Having starter problems with your Honda Accord or Crosstour? If you are experiencing these issues, you may want to follow this lawsuit to see if you may eventually be part of a class action suit. At Independent Auto Care in Parker, we want to help keep you up to date on issues that related to your vehicle.

Weekend Road Trips for You and Your Honda

Weekend Road Trips for You and Your HondaNow that we are headed toward summer you might be thinking about weekend road trips for you and your Honda. At Independent Auto Care, we love a good road trip and have a few recommendations to get you on your way. Of course, before any great adventure that you embark on, be sure to stop by for any needed maintenance, such as new tires, an oil change, even a quick brake check. We’ll make sure you enjoy a fun and safe trip.

Colorado Wine Country

Colorado Wine Country is about 4 hours away around Palisade, CO though there are plenty of wineries you could visit along the way. Once on the road, you could also stop and do some shopping at Silverthorne Factory Outlets in Silverthorne or make a pit stop in Glenwood Springs.

Once you arrive in Palisade, you can find a great place to stay at a bed and breakfast. A guided tour at one of several great wineries is a fantastic way to experience wines of the area or hit a few tasting rooms on a bike ride. Palisade also offers great hikes and biking as well as other outdoor activities. This road trip is an excellent choice for a romantic getaway, anniversary, or just a weekend of rest, outdoors, and wine.

Santa Fe, NM

Roughly 6 hours away, Santa Fe offers hundreds of art galleries, along with several large museums and is becoming known as one of the major art centers in the U.S. Accommodations range from camping to world class resorts so you are bound to find the perfect place to match your style and budget. Santa Fe’s art experience is unique in that it offers relaxed, outdoorsy feel to its art scene which feels accessible and relaxing for everyone.

Moab, UT

A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, Moab is a great place for mountain biking, climbing, river rafting and more. The Canyonlands National Park provides some eye-popping scenery and a great escape from day to day drudgery. Even for those who don’t enjoy the outdoors, Moab offers a beautiful red-rock backdrop for any activity making a visit worth the drive.

Mount Rushmore, Black Hills National Forest, SD

If you haven’t seen one of our nation’s most famous landmarks, this 6-hour drive is for you. While you are there, you can take a hike in the Badlands to see some of the world’s richest fossil beds. Be sure to check out the Chief Crazy Horse memorial whose unfinished size is impressive and actually exceeds Mount Rushmore’s. You can camp in Custer State Park or choose a place to stay in nearby Rapid City. This area is rich in important sites and scenery.

Omaha, NE

If you’re a music lover, the indie music scene in Omaha might be a great weekend get-away for you. Though it is almost an 8-hour drive away, the available music choices can provide some worthwhile live performances. Omaha’s surrounding scenery is easy on the eyes as well. Check their calendar of events—you may be able to pop in on one of several festivals that are held there, for a rockin’ weekend.

We here at Independent Auto Care hope that these weekend road trips for you and your Honda provide some ideas for an upcoming weekend getaway that will leave you rested and ready for more road trip adventures. If you need to get your Honda ready for your road adventures, give us a call and we will help with any needed services, car air conditioning repair to vehicle tune-ups.

Important Spring Services for Your Honda Vehicle

Important Spring Services for Your Honda VehicleWith the weather warming, it’s time to have our technicians at Independent Auto Care in Parker provide important spring services for your Honda vehicle. We know that sunny days and temperatures on the rise mean you’ll be driving around more, so let’s make sure your Honda is maintained and ready to go. Even slight changes in temperature and road conditions as the weather turns warmer can have major effects on your vehicle.

It’s important to keep your vehicle in good shape by performing appropriate maintenance as the seasons change. It can help you save money on repairs, avoid vehicle breakdowns, and keep your car safe. In addition to things like oil changes and refilling fluids, you should also consider having your brakes checked, cleaning the interior and exterior of your car, and don’t forget to have those winter tires swapped out for all-seasons.

Check Your Brakes

A winter of ice and snow, plus the salt and chemicals on the road can put a brutal stress on your vehicle. Some of the things that can be affected are the car’s disc brake mechanisms. You should check out whether winter driving has caused corrosion issues inside your Honda’s braking system. Checking your brakes is an important safety precaution. Finding out your car has a brake problem while you are driving creates even more dangers. So, now that spring is here, we can check your brakes and make sure everything is working well. If it’s not, we can fix the problem and allow you to drive with confidence in your brakes.

Change Winter Tires

Did you use snow tires on your vehicle for the winter? If you did, you should now change your tires back to all-season tires or summer tires. Snow tires are made from a softer rubber compound made for colder temperatures below 7 degrees Celsius. These tires offer greater flexibility and grip for winter roads. As temperatures get warmer it causes more wear on those tires. You can avoid it by changing the tires after the snow is gone and the weather is sunny. Store your snow tires until next winter. Make sure you get a vehicle alignment to preserve the tread of your tires and prevent any related issues.

Clean the Interior and Exterior

The harsh winter weather can significantly damage the interior and exterior of your Honda. Cleaning your car helps get rid of damaging road salt and chemicals, particularly under the car and includes polishing, cleaning, and protecting of the car’s exterior, as well as completely cleaning the interior. You should also vacuum and clean your trunk, wax the exterior, fix any paint problems, and possibly include an engine shampoo.

With spring just around the corner, now is an ideal time to take care of your Honda vehicle. By following the above three tips, you can enhance your vehicle’s safety, improve performance, as well as make your car look great.

So, as you welcome the warm weather of spring, our technicians at Independent Auto Care in Parker can help you complete important spring services for your Honda vehicle. We can get your car road worthy for the nice weather. At Independent Auto, we provide our customers with the highest quality auto repair and service for all makes and models of Honda and Acura.

Car and Driver Gives 2017 Honda CR-V a 5-Star Review

Car and Driver Gives 2017 Honda CR-V a 5-Star ReviewDid you know that Car and Driver gives 2017 Honda CR-V a 5-star review? Our technicians at Independent Auto Care in Parker always recommend that you look at the car ratings before you buy, so you can get the best car for your money and one that will serve your vehicle needs. If you’re considering the CR-V, let’s cover what landed this vehicle such a glowing assessment.

Car and Driver named the CR-V one of the 10 Best Trucks and SUVs for 2017 thanks to its contemporary styling, engaging driving dynamics, as well as a spacious and practical interior. With two fuel-efficient powertrains, including the first-ever turbocharged engine in a CR-V. It has good cargo storage, upscale interior packaging, and the most advanced active-safety and driver-assist equipment available.

So, what does 2017 hold for the Honda CR-V? According to Car and Driver, the CR-V is highly improved for 2017. It’s redesigned and reengineered with more style, more space, more technology and a turbocharged engine. It also includes available adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beams, and a driver-attention monitor. The CR-V is roomier inside, with upgraded materials like a soft-touch dashboard and exquisitely stitched seats. Some standard features include a multi-angle backup camera, power exterior mirrors, keyless entry, and Bluetooth connectivity.

For $2650 more than the base LX, the EX has heated side mirrors, automatic high-beams, remote start, smart entry and a push-button start, plus a power sunroof. The standard features are a turbocharged 190-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-four, heated front seats with 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and 7.0-inch touchscreen HondaLink infotainment with Apple CarPlay. Car and Driver gave its infotainment a 3 1/2 stars, reporting it lacked controls had slow infotainment responses, and the absence of an auxiliary reduced its rating.

The front-wheel drive is adequate for most circumstances, but if you need an all-wheel drive you can add it on for $1300.

Looking at specifics, Car and Driver gave the CR-V engine and transmission a 5-star rating. It’s got a turbocharged engine and one of the best continuously variable automatic transmissions (CVTs) available. The base model LX has a 2.4-liter inline-four that makes 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque.

The CR-V gets a 5-star rating from Car and Driver for its fuel economy, too. In fact, it is the most fuel-efficient compact crossover Car and Driver has tested so far, and it’s not a hybrid. The powertrain with all-wheel drive gives EPA ratings of 27 mpg city and 33 mpg highway, better than any other competitor.

Impressively, the powerful turbocharged engine will go farther on a gallon than the standard 2.4-liter inline-four. The EPA rates the engine with all-wheel drive at 25 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. The front-wheel drive is 26 mpg city and 32 mpg highway.

The CR-V’s performance and driving impression earned another 5-star score from Car and Driver. Ride, handling, and steering the CR-V did great with good cornering, sharp steering and one of the best-handling crossovers. The brake pedal is responsive and you get the stopping power you need. It stopped in 166 feet from 70 mph in Car and Driver braking tests.

Its cargo space and storage earned yet another 5-stars. The CR-V leads its class in cargo volume and luggage space. The rear hatch made it easy to load with a power tailgate that has programmable height; it’s standard on the EX-L and the Touring. The Touring also has hands-free, foot-activated access to the tailgate.

Finally, Car and Driver gives the CR-V’s exterior a five-star rating. It has 8.2 inches of ground clearance with all-wheel drive.

It’s impressive that Car and Driver gives 2017 Honda CR-V a 5-star review. If you have a Honda and are looking for a place for repairs and maintenance, our technicians at Independent Auto Care in Parker provide our customers with the best quality auto repair for all makes and models of Honda and Acura. Call or contact us today if you need to make an appointment.

Best-Selling Car of the Year in 2016, The Honda Civic

Best-Selling Car of the Year in 2016, The Honda CivicOur congratulations go to the best-selling car of the year in 2016, the Honda Civic. Last year, the Honda Civic had a substantial redesign and Honda introduced the first non-Civic Si turbocharged engine to its vehicle line up. If your first car-love is the Civic, our ASE-certified technicians at Independent Auto Care in Parker can help you keep your Honda running smooth.

What makes the Honda Civic the favorite of so many drivers? Well, its appeal stretches wide based on several unique characteristics. One of the things that everybody notices right away is the spacious interior. It’s a compact car, so you think it’s going to feel cramped inside, but Honda’s new 2016 Civic design makes it feel roomy instead. Its sporty, performance-focused new exterior design has increased it popularity as well. You might have noticed its new turbocharged 1.5-liter engine. That’s a bonus, along with the Civic’s outstanding fuel efficiency. Additional favorite features include the more advanced technology and many safety options.

So, what about Honda Civic’s 2017 model? Well, Kelly Blue Book says it wins the overall best buy award for 2017. Why? It’s an affordable and efficient compact sedan and that’s what everyone is looking for. Here’s what we mean: the 2017 Civic has a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of just $18,740 and it achieves a standard fuel economy of 40 miles per gallon on the highway and 31 miles per gallon in the city. But if you get a Civic with the new turbocharged engine option, then the fuel economy improves even more. With the turbocharged engine it can get a standard fuel economy of 42 miles per gallon on the highway and 32 miles per gallon in the city. The 2017 Honda Civic lineup also includes a stylish, practical hatchback.

Honda offers the Civic in these colors: cosmic blue metallic, aegean blue metallic, burgundy night pearl, rally red, crystal black pearl, modern steel metallic, lunar silver metallic, white orchid pearl, taffeta white.

What else do people like about the 2017 Civic? Well, it’s got a lot of space for your passengers, too. That’s always an attractive feature. Even with five passengers, it’s not cramped. The vehicle also has advanced technology that enhances the vehicle safety, like Road Departure Mitigation, Collision Mitigation Braking, Honda LaneWatch and a Lane Keeping Assist System.

The best-selling car of the year in 2016, the Honda Civic has earned its popularity and it doesn’t stop there. The new 2017 Civics is already getting great reviews. Our customers tell us how much they love to drive their Civics. With all of the its features and advantages, the Honda Civic has developed quite a following. The attractive redesign just adds even more appeal. If you have a Honda Civic, our ASE-certified technicians will help you take good care of it. When you need quality auto repair or maintenance service for your Honda and Acura vehicles, just call our pros here at Independent Auto Care in Parker.