Pet Adoption Event at Cerritos Auto Square December 17th!

Dog Lovers, Listen Up! Norm Reeves Ford and Norm Reeves Hyundai are joining together with Coastal German Shepherd Rescue to find a forever family for more than a dozen dogs. And you can be part of the fun! Want more details? Keep reading to find out how you can help a beautiful German Shepherd find a home.

Adoption Event on Saturday, December 17th

From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Norm Reeves Ford at the Cerritos Auto Square, you can join in on the final Coastal German Shepherd Rescue adoption event of the year! This event will feature around 15 to 20 dogs who are in dire need of a forever home.

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And it’s just in time for the holidays. Why not take a cute puppy-eyed brilliant new friend home for the holidays? At the event, you’ll have plenty of time to get to know and fall in love with your new best friend. The event will also feature Coastal merchandise you can purchase to support the organization even if you can’t take a pup home.

About the German Shepherd Breed

The German Shepherd breed is incredibly intelligent. They’ve been used as working dogs for many years and are often seen helping military service members, police and fire rescue, search and rescue, drug detection, and more. This kind of dog might be a great choice if you want a companion animal who’ll train well. It’s also a great option if you’re active and you’d like a nice, protective dog who’ll stay by your side for your morning run. These dogs can live on average 10-14 years, and usually weigh between 75 and 95 pounds when fully grown.

About Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Coastal German Shepherd Rescue of Southern California is a local non-profit that works to find loving homes to German Shepherds in the area. Most pups come to them after being abandoned by their previous owners, but many come from abusive or neglected homes.

This organization is a no-kill, all volunteer, non-profit organization. All money earned through sales and donations goes to supporting their mission—to “educate the public about German Shepherds, their lifespan, personality, [and] activity level, along with overall responsible dog ownership.” They fulfill that mission by providing education to the community, raising awareness of dog overpopulation, and spaying and neutering animals prior to finding them a forever home.

Thinking about Adopting?

If you’ve been thinking about adding a furry friend to your family, here are a few things you need to know about adopting from Coastal German Shepherd Rescue of Southern California. The fee for adoption of adult dogs is $300, and the cost for a puppy is between $400 and $500.

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This cost includes veterinary care, including spaying or neutering, microchipping, and vaccinations, as well as care before you take the pup into custody. This cost also includes the cost of taking care of dogs who are severely injured or critically ill.

If you’d like to learn more about the Coastal German Shepherd Rescue, or the adoption event, check out their full website now. And be sure to stop by Norm Reeves Ford at the Cerritos Auto Square on Saturday, December 17th to meet some super cute friends!

Best Tacos Near La Habra, CA

Finding good tacos in La Habra, CA, is surprisingly difficult given the huge Hispanic population. But thanks to some in-depth research from the team at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore, we’ve come up with a shortlist of the best tacos in La Habra. And we want to taco ‘bout it now.

El Cholo

840 East Whittier Boulevard in La Habra

TacosEl Cholo has been delighting customers since 1923, when Rosa and Alejandro Borquez opened the Senora Café on Santa Barbara Avenue and Broadway. Renamed to El Cholo in 1925, the restaurant seemed to blossom from there. Today, El Cholo is a family of restaurants operated by fourth and now fifth generations of the same family.

Aside from their incredible history, the restaurant is known for their incredible food offerings. The restaurant offers all of the classics, including nachos, taquitos, and enchiladas, as well as an entire margarita menu. The family-owned restaurant even offers party platters to go, which is perfect for those family gatherings when you want something delicious but don’t want to spend all day cooking.

If you want incredible food and impeccable service, try El Cholo today. Make a reservation at El Cholo or connect with the restaurant on Facebook.

La Ranchera Mexican Food

911 East La Habra Avenue in La Habra

Tacos2Authentic Mexican cuisine that’s both affordable and convenient is what you’ll find at La Ranchera Mexican Food. This cozy restaurant offers all of your favorite dishes in a warm and comfortable environment. Their menu includes fresh made tamales, burritos, taquitos, and tacos. They also offer plenty of to-go items, which makes trying something new easy and convenient. Their to-go refrigerators include salsas and other delicious goodies. If you love spice, then you’ll really appreciate the salsa, which pairs well with other menu items. Overall, the restaurant is perfect for those seeking authentic Mexican cuisine.

Tacos Baja

16032 Whittier Boulevard in Whittier

If you’re in the mood for fish tacos, then Tacos Baja should be at the top of your list. The restaurant has the best fish tacos in the Los Angeles area, in our humble opinion. The restaurant also offers other delicious dishes such as perfectly flavored shrimp and fish ceviche.

The other great thing about Tacos Baja is the incredible customer service. And the quaint, clean, and festive environment is perfect for a quick stop to enjoy some incredible tacos. If you’re in the mood for something affordable, delicious, and authentic, Tacos Baja is the place to go.

Are you ready to sample La Habra’s incredible taco offerings? Stop in to any of these restaurants and prepare to be delighted.

Top Food Trucks Around Whittier, CA

The food truck business around Whittier, CA, has bloomed over the last several years. And as it’s grown in popularity, the abundance of options has increased. Today there are so many food trucks to choose from that if you’ve got a craving, chances are good that you can find a truck nearby that’s serving it.

For your convenience, your friends at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore have put together this list of our top three favorite food trucks around Whittier.

Crepes Bonaparte

dessertrecipeWhen you think food truck, you’re likely not thinking about fine French cuisine. But Crepes Bonaparte is serving up a full-on menu of breakfast, lunch, and dessert-style French crepes that will mentally transport you to the beautiful streets of France.

The coolest thing about Crepes Bonaparte, aside from their incredible food and French flair, is the fact that they cater. So not only can you request the crepe truck for your next event, but they also offer a crepe station for hire. And it’s all you can eat.

Check out the entire Crepes Bonaparte menu and find out how you can get the food truck at your next event by visiting their official website. Or contact them on social media through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The Lobos Truck

If you’re looking for American comfort food with a twist, nothing really compares to The Lobos Truck. Serving up high-quality meats, fresh and organic produce, and incredible flavor combinations, these ambitious food truckers are doing something stunning with food. The Lobos Truck offers a wacho, a combination of a waffle fry as a cup with delicious nacho toppings. The truck also serves traditional comfort food that’s both flavorful and easy to eat.

Check out all of The Lobos Truck offerings on their website or connect with them on social media.

Vchos Truck

Food truckServing up “Gourmet Central American Inspired Tapas,” the Vchos Truck is a definitely fan favorite around Whittier, CA. With fresh ingredients, inspired recipes, and beautiful presentations, the restauranteurs serve up incredible cuisine everywhere they go. If you’re looking for something truly delightful, try out their vegetarian pupusas or their burgers. If you want authentic El Salvadorian food, Chef Wendy’s fare is sure to whet your appetite.

Find out where Vchos will be by connecting with them on Twitter. Want to request the truck at your event or location? Email the team at vchos@hotmail.com.

For best results, you should try all three of our favorite food trucks around Whittier, CA. Check out the websites and see where they’re going to be when you’re ready to try their incredible menus.

After you try their culinary delights, be sure to connect with them and let them know on social media what you think of their food. Not only will you be supporting local businesses, but you’ll also be sharing delightful food with everyone you love!

Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Buy a Car

The word is getting out: Right now is the perfect time to buy a new car, and we’ve already helped plenty of drivers from the Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Downey area take advantage of this incredible opportunity at the Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore in in Cerritos.

But we know what you’re thinking: Why is right now such a great time to buy a car?Well, here are three good reasons:

1.     Low Interest Rates = Cheap Car Loans

When you finance a new car, the interest rate on the loan is typically referred to as the cost of the loan. In a 2015 Auto Financing Study conducted by WalletHub, researchers discovered that the average interest rate, the cost of the loan, has actually fallen quite a bit.

What’s particularly interesting is that in WalletHub’s study, they found that new car loans, on average, were 19% cheaper than used car loans. This is undoubtedly good news for drivers shopping for a new vehicle.

Use our car loan calculator tool to estimate your possible monthly payments on a new car.

2.     Model Year Transitioning

Whenever one model year ends and a new one begins, space has to be cleared at the dealership to accommodate the new arrivals, which means getting rid of any models from the previous model year.

One popular way to move large amounts of inventory is to use incentives. Special pricing options and rebates are just two examples of money-saving incentives that could benefit new car buyers.

3.     Free Information Makes You a Pro

This is definitely less time sensitive than the previous two reasons we looked at, but it’s still something worth considering. There’s a ton of useful information available for free. A simple Google search and you can learn everything you need to know about your automobile options.

What this means for you during the car buying process is that you can study the vehicles you’re interested in and choose the one that has all of the features and specifications you want. This way you don’t end up with a car that turns out to be less perfect than you thought.

A great example of this kind of free automotive information is our library of Hyundai vehicle reviews.

If you’d like another reason why now is the perfect time to buy a car, contact us at the Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore in Cerritos. Proudly serving the communities of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Downey, and beyond, we’ll happily show you our collection of affordable vehicles and run through any current incentives. Schedule your test drive online today!

Your Guide to Santa’s Holiday Island

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means it’s time again for many of our favorite traditions, including a trip to Santa’s Holiday Island. Every year, residents from across the Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Downey area head to Heritage Park to see it transformed into a winter wonderland and to visit with Santa.

This one-of-a-kind event is the perfect thing to get you and your family into the holiday spirit, not to mention a great way to keep the kids active during the winter break from school.

About Santa’s Holiday Island

Santa’s Holiday Island is a perfect holiday adventure for children both young and old. Completely free to enter, Holiday Island is located at Family Heritage Park and will take place on Saturday, December 12 from noon to 3:30 pm. All afternoon, children can enjoy a variety of activities and holiday fun, from hands-on craft making to music, dancing, and caroling around the island.

In addition to providing kids with the perfect play area for getting into the holiday spirit, the Santa’s Holiday Island event is a great opportunity for you to support a good cause. Families are encouraged to bring with them at least two cans of food or new, unwrapped toys to donate. These items will be given to local food charities or holiday gift programs such as Toys for Tots®.

About Heritage Park Play Island

During the Santa’s Holiday Island event, Heritage Park Play Island becomes a magical place, complete with Santa’s holiday magic. But for the other 364 days of the year, it’s still an extraordinary free park that attracts both local residents and tourists.

Heritage Park Play Island is located across the street from Cerritos High School and features quality playground equipment, including a humongous slide tunnel leading from the top of the church building. Aside from the play equipment, there’s a number of historic buildings and locations scattered across the island. In fact, the entire island is designed to resemble a Bostonian Village, complete with historic-looking buildings modeled after designs from the American Revolution.

Children can enjoy the slides both hidden and in plain sight, and they can enjoy a playground that’s sure to entertain them and their friends for hours. For slightly older children, there are basketball courts with lights and a baseball field to play a quick game.

Ready for Something Different?

The holidays are here and there’s no better way to get into the spirit than by taking a trip to Santa’s Holiday Island. So mark it on your calendars that Santa is coming to Cerritos on December 12. Whether you’re in Downey, Los Angeles, Long Beach, or somewhere nearby, be sure to bring your family to this free holiday event.

Little Elves Workshop

The holiday season is on the horizon, and while many people are concerned about finding the perfect gifts while shopping on Black Friday, many families from Downey, Long Beach, and Los Angeles are busy searching for great events perfect for their kids.

In the California area, there’s certain to be a ton of family-friendly shows and events, but not many families have a lot of time to travel this holiday season. However, this year you may not have to go far to find the perfect event. In fact, there’s one event just outside your door that’s perfect for children and will give you the freedom to finish up your shopping and run all of your other holiday-related errands.

About the Little Elves Workshop

On December 14 from 1 to 5 pm, Cerritos Park East will be home to the Little Elves Workshop. The event, which is aimed at children ages 4 to 8, will let those attending turn into busy little elves as they take part in a myriad of activities to help ring in holiday season. There will be holiday games, opportunities to make small gifts, and even a holiday sing-along.

While your children are having a blast being elves, you can head out and finish any shopping you have left to do, get your tree, and take care of any other holiday errands. Plus, you won’t have to worry: The children in the workshop will be given a light snack during the workshop.

The cost for this event is $17 for Cerritos residents and $26 for non-residents. Parents who want their child to participate in this workshop will be required to sign their kids in and out of the class.

About Cerritos Park East

While Cerritos Park East will be home to the Little Elves Workshop this holiday season, during the rest of the year, it’s a great place for recreational activities for residents all over Cerritos. This 32-acre park houses a community center complete with a catering kitchen, game room, activity room, and dance room.

The park also has multiple outdoor recreational areas that are perfect for both kids and adults to get some fresh air and exercise. The outdoor facilities include four handball courts, three baseball diamonds, and four tennis courts.

There are also great outdoor areas perfect for picnics with the whole family on a beautiful California day. There’s a picnic shelter complete with a barbecue grill and two picnic shelters with a barbeque grill and sink. Plus, there are many picnic tables scattered throughout the park and a snack bar for food on the go.

Now that the holiday season is so close, it’s certain that families all over the area, including Downey, Long Beach, and Los Angeles, will be looking to fill up their holiday calendars with exciting child-friendly events. So be sure to add the Little Elves Workshop taking place at Cerritos Park East to your calendar. With this you’ll be able to finish your errands while your children have lots of fun.

Don’t forget to tell your friends and family you heard about great holiday events from Cerritos Hyundai!

2012 Hyundai Tucson: Standing in the Battleground of Compact SUVs

The Battle among Compact SUVs Today

Nearly every automotive brand today is releasing their own compact SUV comprising what seems to be the battleground of compact SUVs today.  Hyundai has recently joined the battleground with their release of the 2012 Hyundai Tucson.  While we all thought that the Tucson would just blend in with the more established nameplates in the compact SUV segment, they might have even outdid everyone with a very distinguished gorgeous look. The 2012 Hyundai Tucson’s overall features, price, and positive consumer reviews all helped in making this one of the bestselling compact SUVs nowadays.  In addition to that, this compact SUV also leads the rest of the pack with its high resale value and the very lengthy warranty that most consumers love.

For 2012, Hyundai gave Tucson a larger gas tank along with an even better fuel economy for the consumers’ delight.  Other wonderful features that captured the hearts of consumers and winning them the battle are the responsive handling, great maneuverability, sporty handling, handsome cabin, ample list of useful features, and a very reasonable price.

What Consumers are Saying

Consumers who have bought their own 2012 Hyundai Tucson only have high praises for this compact SUV.  Exterior wise, they love the wonderful styling that Hyundai has done.  Interior just cannot get any more amazing with all the wonderful and safety features.  It certainly looks more than its actual price.

Having been released at the last quarter of last year, consumers have not had a single problem and everyone is definitely happy with their purchase.  Overall, it is a great and fun car to drive and the fuel mileage is even better.

Consumers and critics alike are getting more and more surprised with Hyundai’s innovations from time to time.  But for the moment, we can all savor the 2012 Hyundai Tucson for now.