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Test Drive the Honda Pilot SUV in Orchard Park, NY

When you need a full-size SUV to tackle all that you have going on, you have plenty of choices. When you want a well-made, handsome SUV that's loaded with the latest safety and modern technologies, your choices grow quite limited. In fact, we'd say there's only one SUV that meets that description -- the Honda Pilot.

Offered in LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite trim levels, the Honda Pilot teams a 2.5-liter V6 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission to deliver the strong performance you need in Western New York. 

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Explore the 2019 Honda CR-V at Ray Laks Honda

If you're in the market for a trustworthy SUV to take on both workday commutes and weekend adventures, the Honda CR-V is ideally suited to the task. In fact, we'd have to say that it's the best option in a highly-competitive class, as proven when we took a look at how the Honda CR-V compares to its rivals.

Available in your choice of LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels for 2019, the Honda CR-V delivers the trustworthy performance and modern tech touches that you crave. 

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Tips for Using Four-Wheel Drive

Since four-wheel drive is useless if you don't know what to do with it, here's a quick guide that will tell you how and when to engage the four-high or four-low setting on your vehicle.

Four-High

The four-high or 4H setting is for those times when otherwise flat roads are slippery due to rain, ice or snow. This setting will provide you with enough traction to let you drive at mostly normal speeds without losing control of your car.

Four-Low

The four-low setting or 4L is probably what most people imagine when they think of four-wheel drive.
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Trade In Your Car or Refinance?

At Ray Laks Honda we understand financial decisions concerning vehicles. We want our clients and the community of Orchard Park to have a good understanding of the different financial options they have. If you own a vehicle and want a change in your loan or a new car, you can either trade it in or refinance.

Trading in a vehicle is a clever idea if you want a new car and refinancing your current vehicle isn't best or desired. Trading it in means that you can use the value of the car as your down payment. If you still…
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Different Types of Winter Tires

Winter tires or snow tires generally fit into one of three different performance categories. You need to know the differences between them if you want to buy the best tires for your vehicle the next time you face a harsh winter.

Studdable Winter Tires

These tires are designed to accept optional metal studs that improve your traction on icy roads. They will work just fine without the studs, and they will still be better than standard tires when you drive through snow, but the studs will greatly 

 

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What is a Backup Camera?

Most people have heard of rearview cameras by now. Ever since 2015, auto manufacturers have been installing cameras around vehicles to help with traffic alerts, staying in the intended lane, and watching your blind spot. Backup cameras started with larger trucks and eventually became required hardware for all vehicles after 2018. Backup cameras provide a safety measure for drivers when they are in reverse, so they can see pedestrians and other vehicles that might be in the way.

Backup cameras save a lot of drivers from the headache of accidents, but the software has evolved over time. 

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How To Stop An Icy Road Slide-Out

Icy roads plague Orchard Park in the winter and it is your job to properly prepare to deal with these adverse conditions. When the vehicle starts sliding out of control, sometime panic sets in, people put on their breaks and still end up hitting a wall or in a ditch. There are some things you could do to properly respond to one of these slide outs.

Driving fast during these conditions is a big mistake. The number one key is to simply slow down and stay calm. 
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Making a Winter Survival Kit

Self-sufficiency as a vehicle owner can do more than save you money. When you're able to help yourself in the event of bad weather or an accident, it can even save your life. If you live in a climate that experiences long winters, take a little time to assemble a survival kit for your vehicle in case you break down during cold weather.

Stock your kit with commonsense items like a first aid kit, blankets, a flashlight, liquids and snacks. You can also add things appropriate for use when your car breaks down...
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Understanding Timing Belts

The timing belt is a component of your vehicle that many people talk about but not everyone understands. Most often, you go to your mechanic, and then they tell you that you should get a new one. But what is a timing belt and why do you need to replace them? Here are the reasons.

Like many parts on a vehicle, a timing belt does exactly what it's called. It ensures that the valves and pistons on the engine move in synchronous motion with the camshaft and crankshaft. If your timing belt is broken, you won't be going…
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