Drive Safely During Cold Weather Conditions

By howdyhondaadmin | Posted in Howdy Honda Safety Tips, Howdy Honda Service, Service Department, Tips and Tricks on Monday, January 15th, 2018 at 3:26 PM

Cold Weather Causes Harsh Road Conditions in Austin, TX

Austin has played host to Old Man Winter this season. Driving safely is the goal! Hazards on the road increase as temperatures drop and most folks are not properly prepared for the harsh road conditions. Black ice formation on roadways can be especially hazardous as it is nearly impossible to detect. Bridges and overpasses are especially dangerous as freezing temperatures create icy conditions which, when coupled with high speeds, can be fatal. Make an effort to travel safely and take it slow. Here are some tips to help you and your family stay safe this winter.

Check Local Forecast Daily

On Twitter or Facebook this morning? Take a moment to look up information about the local forecast.  Identify problem areas experiencing heavy ice formation. Check the conditions before you leave the house and try to stay updated throughout the day. If it seems unsafe to drive, wait until conditions improve before hitting the road. Your boss will understand!

Service Your Vehicle Beforehand

Maintaining your vehicle in anticipation of cold weather is another great way to prepare for road safety. Make sure your tires are properly inflated and your antifreeze level is adequate. Also, make sure your windshield wipers work properly and keep of kit in your trunk with the necessary  The Howdy Honda Express Service Department can help!

Stay Alert and Aware of Other Drivers

Safe driving in harsh weather means slowing down. Increase the distance between your car and others on the road while actively giving larger trucks and trailers more room to stop if needed. Experience levels vary and some people may not be accustomed to ice, sleet, and rain.

Anticipate Changing Conditions

As the temperature drops, new issues can arise. Remain especially aware of your environment and shifts in the weather. If the changes become too difficult to drive in, find a safe place to pull over or exit the highway. Parking lots are much safer than pulling off on the side of the road where other drivers may not be able to see your vehicle.

Stay Put

Again, one of the best ways to avoid accidents during inclement weather is to stay home or stay put until conditions improve. Nothing is more important than your safety and the safety of others. Unless the need to travel is completely necessary, stay in one place until the temperature increases and the road is easier to navigate.

 

How much does the new Civic Hatchback cost?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Honda Civic on Thursday, January 4th, 2018 at 12:58 PM
2018 Honda Civic Coupe blue front exterior view

2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Trim Levels and MSRP

The latest version of the Honda Civic will continue the car’s tradition of offering multiple body styles. Included in the 2018 Honda Civic lineup will be a hatchback model. So, how much does the new Civic Hatchback cost? Take a look at the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback trim levels and MSRP below. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Holidays and the Happy Honda Days Sales Event in Austin

By localsearchgroup | Posted in Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Honda Fit, Honda HR-V, Honda Lease, Howdy Honda Events on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 1:53 PM

Happy Holidays from us at Howdy Honda.  We are celebrating with the Happy Honda Days Sales Event in Austin!  Stop on by for amazing deals on vehicles such as…

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Comparing the Sonata to the 2018 Honda Accord in Austin

By localsearchgroup | Posted in Honda Accord on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 1:39 PM

You know that you want the 2018 Honda Accord in Austin.  Those sleek curves and iconic design just call out to you.  How does the 2018 Honda Accord stack up to the competition such as the 2018 Hyundai Sonata?  It is no surprise the Accord stands out because of its…

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A Brief Intro to the 2018 Honda Civic in Austin

By localsearchgroup | Posted in Honda Civic on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 1:20 PM

You’ve been eyeing the Honda Civic for a while now.  You like those aggressive and sporty lines, those distinctive C-shaped LED tail lights and the sophisticated interior.  There is more to the 2018 Honda Civic in Austin that meets the eye.  Let’s take a closer look at some of its amazing features!

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How is the 2018 Honda Civic Type R different from the Civic Si?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Comparisons, Honda Civic on Monday, December 18th, 2017 at 9:11 AM
2018 Honda Civic Type R vs 2018 Honda Civic Si front view of both cars

2018 Honda Civic Type R vs 2018 Honda Civic Si

The performance compact class is growing into a very competitive vehicle segment. Honda offers two performance-oriented version of the Honda Civic, the 2018 Honda Civic Si and Honda Civic Type R. So, how is the 2018 Honda Civic Type R different from the Civic Si? Looking at the 2018 Honda Civic Type R vs the 2018 Honda Civic Si will help illustrate the differences and similarities between the two cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Honda Pilot Makes its 2018 Debut

By blogsadmin | Posted in Honda Pilot on Sunday, December 17th, 2017 at 9:38 AM
2018 Honda Pilot silver side exterior

2018 Honda Pilot Release Date

The latest version of the Honda Pilot has made its debut for the 2018 model year. The 2018 Honda Pilot release date is almost here. This new SUV will soon be arriving at dealerships everywhere. Read the rest of this entry »

United Heritage Charity Foundation Willie Nelson’s Special Edition Honda Ridgeline

By howdyhondaadmin | Posted in Austin, TX Events, Honda in the News, Uncategorized on Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at 2:35 PM

Willie Nelson Special Edition Honda Ridgeline Signed by Willie Himself!

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, United Heritage Charity Foundation wanted to do something to raise funds and awareness for the victims left with nothing. With a donated Honda Ridgeline in and the spirit of giving, anything is possible.

Willie Nelson and friends played a benefit concert in Austin, Texas on September 22nd of 2017. Central Texas Dealers attempted to auction off the truck, but unfortunately, engagement was low.

So United Heritage Charity Foundation took the opportunity to try to raise more money this holiday season for victims in need. They have launched a raffle for the truck with only 1000 tickets available for purchase at $100 each. All funds benefit victims left with nothing this holiday season. 

This is a great opportunity to help the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The all-new 2018 Honda Ridgeline has been signed by Willie Nelson himself and has hand painted details on it by Joe from the hit TV show, “Iron Resurrection.” The truck’s hood is covered by a popular mural of Willie from downtown Austin, by Ross Wiley. This truck has an MSRP of $44,092.

Purchase tickets at local Honda dealers in Austin, including Howdy Honda or visit any United Heritage Credit Union location for tickets. Call 512-443-4300 for more information! The raffle ends December 29th, 2017. Make sure your name is on the lucky ticket!

 

 

 

When will the new Accord Hybrid be available?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Honda Accord, Honda Accord Hybrid on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 8:57 AM
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid front exterior view black

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Release Date

For the 2018 model year, the Honda Accord will be offered with a hybrid power system. So when will the new Honda Accord Hybrid be available? The 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid release date is on its way. Read the rest of this entry »

Leasing from a brand dealership vs a third-party dealership

By blogsadmin | Posted in Honda Lease on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 9:32 AM
Collage of 2018 Honda Models including 2018 Honda Accord, Civic Hatchback and Ridgeline

Car shoppers considering leasing a vehicle have multiple options to choose from. Many brand dealerships and third-party dealerships offer lease options to customers. Car shoppers looking at both options will be interested in learning more about leasing from a brand dealership vs a third-party dealership. Read the rest of this entry »