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Free Multi-Point Inspection in Waco

 

Greg May Honda Multi-Point Inspection

Greg May Honda, your Waco service center, is proud to present our free multi-point inspection. This important service can help you figure out why your car isn't running as efficiently as it used to and help you figure out if there are any issues you'll need to address to prevent car trouble in the future. Here's what our qualified technicians will check as a part of your free multi-point inspection:  

  • The condition of your vehicle's tires: their tread, tire pressure, and overall wear

  • The alignment of your car's wheels

  • All major components that keep your brakes working properly: brake pads, master cylinder, brake cylinders, disks, shoes, drums, and pads

  •  Fluid levels: transmission fluid, engine oil, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and coolant

  • The condition of your car's air filters, windshield wipers, and suspension system

If our technicians identify any potential car issues, we'll notify you and provide recommendations for further service. We encourage you to check out our other service specials and print them out before your visit in case you could benefit from any of them after your complimentary inspection.  

If you're interested in taking advantage of the free multi-point inspection at the Greg May Honda Service Center, just schedule your service with us online. This will help us provide you with the quickest and most efficient service possible. We strive to help our customers improve the performance of their vehicles while eliminating unnecessary hassle and wasted time. We look forward to providing you with exceptional customer service the next time you visit!

 

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The Inside Scoop on the New Accord in Waco

 

2014 Honda Accord

Greg May Honda, your Waco Honda dealer, has already outlined how the 2014 Honda Accord compares to one of its top competitors and written about some of the accolades the Accord has recently earned. We're giving the Accord so much attention because, frankly, we think the new car deserves it. Here are some more, in-depth reasons we think the 2014 Accord is the pick of the litter in the mid-size car class:

Smart Mechanics

2014 Honda Accord models come with either an efficient 4-cylinder engine that produces 185-horsepower or a commanding V6 engine that produces 278 horsepower. Both engines offer an outstanding combined fuel economy rating of 30 mpg and work in concert with Honda's Drive-by-Wire Throttle System to optimize their response to a variety of different driving conditions. Plus, the V6 engine works with variable cylinder management to conserve gas by shutting down half of its cylinders when driving situations don't require extra power. 

Classic, Modern Style 

Let's face it. Looks count when it comes to cars. Luckily, the 2014 Honda Accord is quite the looker. Its exterior is sleek and curved in all the right places, and its new front grille expertly combines athleticism and sophistication. Every Accord also comes with alloy wheels to up the ante in terms of design. On the inside, the Accord is classy and uncluttered, with a long dashboard and thoughtfully placed touchscreen and other controls.

Technology You'll Love

Technology like an audio display touch screen, available rearview camera, available lane departure warning system, steering wheel-mounted controls, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, and available satellite-lined navigation system means you'll feel ahead of the curve in the Accord. The 2014 Accord seamlessly integrates all of this new technology to keep you safer and enhance your travels with better access to entertainment and phone content.

Interested in the new Honda Accord at Greg May Honda? Get your free quote online today!

 

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2014 Camry vs. 2014 Accord in Waco

 

On the hunt for a mid-size car in Waco that performs well, offers superior protection, and looks good on the road? You're probably well aware of both the 2014 Toyota Camry and 2014 Honda Accord. If you're between the rock and hard place that is deciding between the two, Greg May Honda is here at your side to help aid your decision process. Here are some very important things to know about how the two vehicles compare safety and performance-wise:

Safety Performance: 2014 Camry vs. 2014 Accord

2014 Honda Accord

Both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 2014 Accord their top safety ratings. Specifically, the Accord received an overall rating of 5 stars from the NHTSA and a "Top Safety Pick Plus" rating from the IIHS. In contrast, the 2014 Toyota Camry was only able to receive a moderately impressive overall rating of 4 stars from the NHTSA and a somewhat impressive "Top Pick" rating from the IIHS.

The new Accord's intelligently designed body structure, which expertly distributes crash energy to minimize the severity of collisions in addition to its available collision warning and lane departure warning systems enhance its safety performance. The Camry, in contrast, has a less protective body structure and lacks available collision warning and lane departure warning systems. The Camry does, however, offer a few optional safety perks like an available cross-path warning system and Safety Connect, which uses GPS signals to notify emergency personnel of the vehicle's location in the event of an emergency.

Overall Performance: 2014 Camry vs. 2014 Accord

2014 Toyota Camry

When it comes to engine performance, braking abilities, and fuel economy, the 2014 Accord is the winner. Its available 4-cylinder engine produces 7 more horsepower than the Camry's comparable 4-cylinder engine. Plus, its available V6 engine produces 10 more horsepower than the Camry's V6 option. On average, the Accord can also accelerate to high speeds a couple of seconds faster than its Toyota competitor and stop a few feet shorter when braking from high speeds. Additionally, the 2014 Accord's highway fuel economy rating of 36 mpg outdoes the Camry's 35 mpg rating by a small yet meaningful margin.

While the Camry does lag behind its Honda rival in the key areas mentioned above, it does offer a more powerful battery for increased reliability as well as standard automatic transmission (which costs extra for Accord buyers) that simplifies driving the car. These two advantages, however, aren't quite compelling enough to convince most drivers that the Camry is the better pick.

Ready to get a feel for the 2014 Honda Accord? Schedule a test drive at Greg May Honda!

 

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Deluxe Test Drive in Waco: Greg May Honda VIP Appointment

 

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Greg May Honda is proud to announce our new VIP appointment option for our Waco customers. If you're interested in taking a test spin in one of our new or used vehicles, this program is designed specifically for you, to ensure you leave our dealership feeling happy and informed. Here's how our VIP appointments work:

Step 1: Search our website for a new car or pre-owned vehicle.

Step 2: Once you've found a car you're interested in, click the "VIP Appt" button located next to the car's price. Fill out the available form to schedule your appointment.

Step 3: Arrive to your VIP appointment at Greg May Honda and look for your VIP parking space. The car you've chosen will be pulled up in front of our dealership waiting for you, and a friendly, knowledgeable member of our sales staff will be there to greet you.

Step 4: Once you're done with your test drive, we'll give you your VIP No Haggle Pricing. Throughout your meeting with us, we strive to expedite the process of learning about the vehicle that interests you as well as learning about your financing options.

At Greg May Honda, we're devoted to providing our customers with the best car buying experience possible. Our new VIP appointments are our way of saying we appreciate you and are here to help you find the car of your dreams without the hassle. How does it feel to be a Greg May Honda VIP?

 

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Hybrid Car in Waco: 2014 Honda Insight

 


2014 Honda Insight Performance
Wondering what makes the 2014 Honda Insight stand out from its hybrid car competitors? Greg May Honda, your Honda dealer in Waco, thinks a lot of things distinguish the Insight, but the car's innovative, green features and cutting-edge technology, in particular, are definitely worth considering. Here's what we think you should know about the Insight's green innovation and the high-tech experience it offers:

Green Innovation

2014 Honda Insight Innovation

Honda has been perfecting their eco-friendly hybrid technology since they released the first ever hybrid car to hit the U.S. market in 1999. The 2014 Honda Insight makes use of things like continuously variable transmission (CVT), regenerative braking, and an exceptionally efficient 1.3-liter, i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine to provide incredible fuel economy and produce fewer emissions that are harmful to the environment.

Thanks to its innovatively green mechanics, the new Insight is able to boast a combined fuel economy rating of 42 mpg, a city fuel economy rating of 41 mpg, and a highway fuel economy rating of 44 mpg, which means it saves its owner quite a bit on fuel and does the environment a favor by not needlessly wasting a non-renewable resource. Additionally, the Insight is able to achieve an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle status from the EPA due to its eco-friendly specs.

A High-Tech Experience

Like the majority of the 2014 Honda lineup, the 2014 Insight is decked out with the latest technology. Some of the Insight's high-tech highlights include a USB audio interface, audio controls mounted to the steering wheel, a multi-information display, and smartphone-compatible Bluetooth HandsFreeLink. Additional technology like the car's Econ Button and Eco Assist feature allow drivers to monitor fuel consumption and adjust engine settings to conserve fuel. These two technologically advanced features further reduce the Insight's carbon footprint and distinguish the vehicle as green leader.

Thinking about switching over to a hybrid car like the 2014 Honda Insight? Visit us at Greg May Honda to learn more about the Insight, and try out our free tool to value your trade-in to take one step closer to getting behind the wheel of your very own hybrid car!

 

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Compact Cars in Waco: 2014 Honda Civic vs. 2014 Kia Forte

 

If you've narrowed down your compact car options to a short list, and both the 2014 Honda Civic and the 2014 Kia Forte have made the cut, here are a few things Greg May Honda, your Waco Honda dealer, thinks you should know about how the two compare when it comes to protection on the road and overall performance:

2014 Civic vs. 2014 Forte: Safety

2014 Honda Civic

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the 2014 Civic 4-door model a Top Pick +, which is the highest rating issued by the institute. Additionally, the 2014 Civic Coupe was named a Top Pick by the IIHS, the second highest title granted by the institute. Plus, the new Civic earned an overall 5-star rating in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash tests. It's no surprise that the Civic has been awarded top safety accolades with safety specs like blind spot mirrors and an advanced compatibility engineering body structure.

The 2014 Kia Forte can claim an impressive overall safety profile with features like 4-wheel ABS brakes, a brake assist system, and standard driver, passenger, front side, and side airbags. However, most cars in the Forte's class, including the 2014 Civic, also come with these features. Furthermore, the IIHS did not name the new Kia Forte a Top Pick + or Top Pick. And the NHTSA only gave the Forte an overall rating of 4-stars based on the car's performance in the administration's measures.

2014 Civic vs. 2014 Forte: Performance

2014 Kia Forte

The 2014 Civic's aerodynamic body, high-tech transmission, and efficient engine distinguish the car as a top performer. Specifically, the Civic's engine paired with its innovative continuously variable transmission allow the vehicle to achieve an exceptional highway fuel economy rating of 39 mpg and an equally incredible city fuel economy rating of 30 mpg. Additionally, the Civic's engine in addition to its overall body structure and mechanics allow the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 9.7 seconds.

Although the 2014 Kia Forte's engine does produce a little more horsepower than the Civic's (148 hp vs. 143 hp), it doesn't make much of a difference on the road. In fact, the Forte takes a whole 10.1 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60. And without features like continuously variable transmission, the Forte can only offer 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.

We've only outlined a bit of what the 2014 Civic has to offer in comparison to competitors like the 2014 Forte. Contact us or schedule a test drive at Greg May Honda to learn more!

 

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Waco Car Dealer Announces Latest Honda Accord Achievements

 

 

 

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Can you guess which mid-size car had the highest production numbers last year in North America? Greg May Honda, your Waco car dealer, is proud to announce it was the Honda Accord! 2013 was the first year any mid-size car outranked the Toyota Camry in terms of production numbers in North America. 

Last year, a grand total of 466,695 Honda Accord sedans and coupes were produced at Honda's plant in Marysville, Ohio. Meanwhile, in Georgetown, Kentucky, only 445,973 Camrys made it out of the Toyota production plant in 2013.

Both Honda and Toyota are highly skilled at inventory management and make production decisions based on advanced consumer research. This increase in Accord production signals an increase in consumer interest in the Accord and Hondas in general. In fact, 2013 was the second-best year for Honda in terms of international sales in the automaker's history. The automaker increased its overall sales numbers by 7.2% from 2012. Honda was able to accomplish this while many automakers still struggle in the wake of the recession.

The Honda Accord and the entire Honda lineup have won no shortage of awards in recent years based on safety, overall performance, and consumer satisfaction. In fact, the 2014 Accord was recently honored by Kelley Blue Book as one of the family-friendliest cars of the year. Plus, the 2014 Accord has won top titles from organizations like the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It's no surprise that the Accord's production and sales numbers are steadily increasing!

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2014 Civic in Waco

 

2014 Honda Civic

Greg May Honda in Waco would like to introduce you to the 2014 Honda Civic. The new Civic exceeds expectations in terms of performance specifics, safety performance, and entertainment technology. Here are some of the key things this new Honda offers:

2014 Honda Civic Performance Specifics

2014 Honda Civic Performance

For a Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle, the new Honda Civic's engine is impressively powerful, producing a total of 143 horsepower and giving less environmentally-friendly competitors a run for their money. Plus, the new Civic's Continuously Variable Transmission allows for a divinely smooth ride and optimal engine performance at all speeds and in all conditions. A Drive-by-Wire Throttle System also enhances the way the Civic responds to driving conditions and adds to the Civic's overall performance abilities.

2014 Honda Civic Safety Performance

The 2014 Civic is equipped with the latest and greatest in safety technology. Daytime running headlights and taillights, airbags that protect front passengers from all possible angles, and an anti-lock braking system with electronic braking distribution help maximize occupant safety in the Civic. Plus, the Civic's Advanced Compatibility Engineering Body Structure dramatically reduces danger and vehicle damage in crashes. The 2014 Civic hasn't undergone crash testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety this year yet, but we can assume it will follow in the footsteps of the 2013 Honda Civic and earn the highest honors from the institute.  

2014 Honda Civic Entertainment

This year's Civic is a leader in entertainment technology. It comes with Bluetooth connectivity, a 7-inch touchscreen display, a USB audio interface, a rearview camera, and steering wheel-mounted controls, for starters. Pandora compatibility and an updated HondaLink suite of apps further ensure you stay connected to the media you crave on your daily journeys.

Interested in this year's Civic? Schedule a test drive at Greg May Honda!

 

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New Waco Minivans: 2014 Honda Odyssey vs. 2013 Mazda 5

 

Overwhelmed with your new minivan options? Greg May Honda in Waco wants to equip you with the knowledge you need to decide on the perfect minivan for your family. If you’re trying to learn more about the 2014 Honda Odyssey and the 2013 Mazda 5, keep reading, and we’ll detail some important things to know about each minivan’s safety and performance.  

2014 Honda Odyssey Safety and Performance  

2014 Honda Odyssey

The 2014 Honda Odyssey is the only new minivan to win the highest honor of Top Safety Pick Plus from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Some of the features that make the new Odyssey one of the safest vehicles on the road include active head restraints, height-adjustable seatbelts, daytime running headlights, and a plastic fuel tank.  

In terms of overall performance, the Honda Odyssey definitely doesn’t disappoint. Its 248 horsepower, V6 engine allows for an impressive acceleration time of 7.3 seconds for the vehicle to get from 0 to 60 mph. Additionally, its 21-gallon fuel tank ensures fewer trips to the gas station. And its six-speed automatic transmission takes the minivan’s performance to an unprecedented level of excellence.  

2013 Mazda 5 Safety and Performance  

2013 Mazda 5

Just like the 2014 Honda Odyssey, the 2013 Mazda 5 covers the modern safety basics with 360 degrees of airbag protection for front passengers, front seatbelt pretensioners, 4-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, and front wheel drive. The Mazda 5 did not, however, earn the title of Top Safety Pick Plus. Furthermore, the new Mazda minivan is lacking safety features like a plastic fuel tank, active head restraints, height-adjustable seatbelts, and daytime running headlights.  

The 2013 Mazda 5 can claim a few performance advantages like front and rear stabilizer bars that improve cornering in addition to a city fuel economy rating of 22 mpg, but it’s not quite as impressive as the 2014 Honda Odyssey. The Mazda 5’s engine only produces 157 horsepower, and the Mazda minivan takes a total of 9 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph. Plus, its five-speed automatic transmission means it doesn’t perform as efficiently as its Honda competitor.  

The 2014 Honda Odyssey has a lot more to offer than we’ve outlined here, including a revolutionary in-vehicle vacuum. If you want to experience what it’s like to drive a new Odyssey, visit us at Greg May Honda. And feel free to schedule a test drive beforehand! 

 

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2014 Tips from Your Waco Service Center

 

Happy 2014 from Greg May

Was taking better care of your car on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Even if it wasn’t, the beginning of the year is the perfect time to pay a little more attention to your vehicle’s needs. Greg May Honda, your Honda service center in Waco, would like to help you get your car ready for the rest of 2014. Here are a few New Year service suggestions for you to keep in mind that we hope will save you trouble and money in the long run:

Check your maintenance schedule.

If you have a Honda, you can check your vehicle’s maintenance schedule online on the Honda website. Many car manufacturers also offer maintenance schedules online or in owners’ manuals. If you find out it’s time to take your car in for some kind of routine service, now’s a great time to do it, especially if you want to lose the worry for the rest of the year.

Make sure your battery’s 2014-ready.

If it’s been a while since you’ve swapped out your battery, or you notice that your car’s hesitating a little when you start it up, consider getting it tested or testing it yourself. If your battery’s weatherworn or timeworn, it’s definitely a good idea to invest in a new one sooner rather than later.

Inspect your car’s windshield wipers.

Prep your car for April, May, June, and July showers with some new wipers. It’s often recommended that you get new windshield wipers for your car every year or so. New wipers are a minor expense that ultimately can save you a lot of trouble when it starts pouring cats and dogs later this year.

Test out you’re A/C.

It’s not quite warm enough to need your car’s A/C, but it will be sooner than you think! Now’s an excellent time to make sure your vehicle’s air conditioning is working well. If you discover it’s in need of some work, you can either get it repaired now or save up over the next few months before you really need air conditioning in your car.

These are just some of the things you can do to prep your car for the next 11 months. Greg May Honda hopes your New Year is off to a great start and that it continues without any car trouble! Oh, and don’t forget to check out our current service specials!

 

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