Honda – They’re Good Guys Really

Honda – They’re Good Guys Really
May 22 05:24 2019 Print This Article

The world of Formula One is currently agog with the emergence of lesser teams winning races and making a mockery of the so called ‘big’ teams. After a solitary win in his career, Jenson Button has now won three out of four races in the 2009 season with Brawn GP and is, at the time. This is just the beginning of the fairytale. A mere four months ago, Honda announced it was leaving the sport because of financial losses due to the global recession. This meant the potential loss of roughly 800 jobs at F1 HQ in Barkley and more publicly Jenson’s as well, before Brawn GP was formed from the ashes

The sheer amount of money Honda had pumped into the sport is a clear indication that the Japanese firm had every intention of giving Formula One their best shot and becoming the most competitive team on the grid. Unfortunately, despite being the richest team in the paddock, Honda was never competitive – its sole race win coming in Hungary 2006 when all others crashed in the wet, leaving Button afloat to cross the line to the cheered flag. I went to a motor show once and saw a little lad jumping up and down on the front wing of the Honda F1 car. It was the first time that season the car hadn’t broken (much to the relief of his dad’s wallet). Yet despite this poor track record, Honda had high hopes for this season. Realizing that money is nothing without design, they wrote off development of the 2007 and 2008 season’s car, leaving Button picking up after everyone at the back of the grid. The mission said Honda was to win races frequently in 2009 and all their resources for two years were gobbled up. Having checked the bank balance though, the development costs had taken their toll and Honda decided that spending money on its production cars was far less frivolous. It’s therefore a fairytale that after the company’s shock exit, Jenson and the team are not only employed somehow, but are making everyone else on the grid look like amateurs. Buy outdoor car covers for your car safety.

The situation is a real life Days of Thunder, where Tom Cruise joins a struggling racing team (in this case NASCAR, rather than F1) with no sponsors, money or hope and yet somehow wins. Seeing the Brawn GP car with no sponsorship on its livery is a constant reminder of how this team shouldn’t even make race day and how uplifting it is that they do and win. Throughout all the superlatives for Brawn GP and in particular Jenson Button, no-one seems to be mentioning Honda. Yes they ran off into the sunset abruptly, but that was to ensure that the general public still have new cars to buy, that factories around the world don’t close and quite frankly so the fantastic Civic Type R can stay in production. Brawn GP drive the car that Honda built and I would imagine therefore that Honda are gutted it isn’t themselves on the top step of the podium. I guess we’ll never know whether finances could have been re-distributed to enable Honda to run a car in a race or two in 2009 and as a result, reap the considerable financial rewards Brawn GP now receive. Honda also very publicly stopped production of the Civic for three months at their factory in Swindon, although thankfully all employees have now returned to their day jobs. Ironically what all this turmoil means is that there’s never been a better time to buy a Honda. They’re not likely to go bust anytime soon, their car range is very strong and crucially for you, their prices are dropping. 0% finance is now offered on many cars in their range, most notably the Civic, Civic Type R and CR-V. The 0% finance packages also include complimentary redundancy cover meaning that Honda will pay up to 12 of your monthly payments if the worst should happen in your job.

Caring For Your Honda

Your vehicle is an important and expensive piece of property and it is, therefore, important that you take proper care of it. You can do this by ensuring that it is well looked after, regularly serviced and properly insured. There are a number of things you can do in order to care for your Honda car. You should regularly check that the tires on your vehicle are in good condition that they have enough tread and are at the correct pressure. You should also check that the brakes and the lights are working properly. You should check that the liquids in your car, such as the oil, coolant and screen wash are kept topped up to the right level. You can also keep your Honda car looking good by regularly cleaning it inside and out. You should also be aware of any problems that begin to develop with your vehicle and you should ensure that you have them repaired as soon as possible. A seemingly small chip on your Honda’s windshield, for example, could easily grow into a large crack that requires the replacement of the entire pane of glass.

 

You should take your car for regular services with a good mechanic in order to check for any problems and to arrange for any necessary repairs to be made. The mechanic will also be able to perform any maintenance tasks that are required to keep your vehicle in good running order. Your car manufacturer also provides certain guarantees and services that can help to keep your car in the best possible condition. Honda offers Honda Care with its vehicles. Honda Care covers a wide range of different services to help you take care of your vehicle, including regular car services and repairs. Honda also offers warranties to its customers. There is a three year or 36,000 mile bumper to bumper limited warranty, for example. Honda also offers a Powertrain limited warranty for five years or 60,000 miles and a corrosion limited warranty for five years. There is also a limited warranty of three years or 36,000 miles for Honda accessories. Honda also offers a one year or 12,000 mile limited warranty for replacement parts, as long as the installation is performed by a Honda dealer. This warranty is also available for one year when the part is purchased from Honda, but not installed by a Honda dealer.

 

You should also purchase suitable car insurance for your Honda vehicle. This insurance will pay for any repairs that are required as a result of damage sustained during an accident. Your insurance will even pay for a replacement car of the same value as your existing vehicle should it be damaged beyond repair during an accident or if it is stolen. Your insurance protects you financially against the loss of your car and ensures that you will be able to get back on the road as soon as possible after an accident or theft. Buying good insurance for your Honda car is an essential part of caring for your vehicle.  An EV is cheaper to run and cost less to maintain compared to a conventional car. With high gasoline prices, finding ways to reduce our energy expense bill is a blessing. Unfortunately, a brand new electric car is still quite expensive to purchase. Many people have started to convert a gas driven car to electric via a Do It Yourself (DIY) approach. One of the most popular donor cars used for the conversion project is an old Honda Civic. If you have an old Honda Civic, you can convert it to an EV at your home garage. Even if you do not have one, it does cost a lot to buy a used Civic. An old Honda Civic can be a great EV because of its compact design and light weight. An electric car without unnecessary load will be able to travel further before it has to be recharged.

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