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Give the gift of a 2019 Honda Accord this holiday season

To get into the holiday spirit, we at Route 23 Honda have created a "gift guide" for the 2019 Honda Accord. Here's what types of buyers will love certain Accord trims. For reference, the Accord has the LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring trims. If you're eyeing a hybrid version for a lucky fuel- or eco-conscious family member, all trims except for the Sport have hybrid variants.

The Music Lover

There are music people and then there are "music people", and if the person you love is picky about their playlist then they need a vehicle that's…

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Is the Honda CR-V the Right SUV for Your Needs?

In search of a compact crossover for your commute in the Pompton Plains, NJ area? Here at Route 23 Honda, we've got you covered with the latest Honda CR-V model. Both comfortable and capable, the 2018 Honda CR-V is just what you've been looking for.

With its standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine providing 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque, the 2018 Honda CR-V can easily get you around town. It has 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space, or 75.8 cubic feet with the seats down, making it easy for you to carry your gear wherever…

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Upgrade Your Family Transport with a Honda Odyssey

When you're looking for a vehicle that can carry your family as well as keep them safe, there's nothing like the humble minivan. There's a reason that minivans have the "family car" stereotype; it turns out that they're really good at what they do. If your family has gotten a little larger recently and you need a ride that can keep up, then our staff at Route 23 Honda is proud to offer the latest iteration of the popular Honda Odyssey minivan.

The 2018 Honda Odyssey can comfortably seat either seven or eight, depending on how…

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Why Use a Clay Bar When Detailing?

We here at Route 23 Honda feel that an informed car owner should know basic detailing techniques, such as how to use a clay bar for external detailing. The first step is to spray a lubricant over the area you are hoping to clean. Try to only do small areas at one time because if the lubricant dries up before you are able to place the clay bar over it, it will no longer be effective. For this same reason, try not to do this type of detailing in the direct sun. An ideal location would be either in a…

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Are Summer Tires Better For Your Driving Needs?

It's surprising to some that summer tires can provide better traction in rain than all-season tires. At Route 23 Honda, we can explain the differences between your options to allow you to make an informed decision on what to put on your vehicle.

The shallower and straighter grooves found on summer tires can lead to more stability during high-performance driving, especially in wet conditions. This tread pattern is often asymmetrical, making tire rotation options more limited. 

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Easy Car Games for Long Road Trips

Even with electronics to occupy them on the road, your kids will probably ask multiple times, "Are we there yet?" Keep them entertained with some fun car games.

The license plate game is fun. You need printable game pages that have state names listed, or get paper and pencils. During the trip, each person watches car tags and writes down the state they're from, or crosses out the state name on the printable page. Whomever gets the most states wins. 

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Back to School Car Service

With the start of another school year right around the corner, it might be a good time to schedule some back-to-school maintenance on your vehicle. Whether your vehicle is used for you to transport your children to the nonstop after-school activities or is used by your teen driver, you want to ensure it’s in tip-top condition. Stop at Route 23 Honda and let us give your vehicle an inspection.

If you can’t remember the last time your vehicle had some maintenance done, it’s probably been too long! Unless you keep good records, we recommend checking the owner…

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Motor Oils Routine That Benefit Automobile Owners

Although there are many routines that can impact how efficiently a car operates, a few methods don't produce practical results. If you want to maintain an optimum engine, you'll need to understand the most common motor oil myths that can impact performance on the road.

According to experts, the oil in an engine should be changed each time a car surpasses 3,000 miles. This myth is false because all cars have unique hardware that requires unique motor maintenance and oil changes. As a result, some cars may require an oil change whenever the engine hardware reaches 7…

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Be Sure to Pack Your Roadside Emergency Kit Correctly

The team at Route 23 Honda wanted to make sure you knew what items would be most useful in the roadside emergency kit in your vehicle.

The flashlight and batteries can be the most powerful resource when you are stranded in the dark. The flashlight will light the way when making repairs and will be useful to flag down a motorist or the police for help.

Be sure to have a bag of tools in the vehicle that can be used to make minor repairs. The bag should have an adjustable wrench, pliers, hammer, knife, scissors, socket set, screwdrivers, and…

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