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Top 10 Holiday Driving Safety Tips for Austin Drivers
Are you and your family planning on a holiday road trip this season? With more traffic on the roads and unpredictable weather, safety is a high priority for families on the go. Keep your family safe this Thanksgiving and Christmas with these top 10 holiday driving safety tips for Austin drivers. Make safety a priority this season and get behind the wheel of the 2019 Honda Pilot today at Howdy Honda! (more…)
Is Honda Sensing standard on the 2019 Honda HR-V?
The small crossover class has become one of the most-popular vehicle segments. Car shoppers expect these crossovers to deliver impressive versatility along with an extensive selection of comfort, safety and technology features. The 2019 Honda HR-V offers multiple driver assistance and safety systems. Is Honda Sensing standard on the 2019 Honda HR-V? (more…)
2018 Honda Cars for Families
Car shoppers looking for a great family vehicle have a long list of requirements. The ideal family car needs to check a variety of boxes, providing practical fuel economy ratings, plenty of space for seating and storage and an extensive list of safety and entertainment features. The Honda lineup offers multiple models that can serve as family vehicles. The 2018 Honda cars for families includes a variety of options. (more…)
2017 Honda Ridgeline Safety Ratings
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline has taken the pickup truck segment by storm since its release in June 2016 thanks to innovative features, industry-first amenities, and incredible reliability. Shortly after being named the 2017 North American Truck of the Year, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is now the only pickup in America to earn the highest possible safety ratings from both the U.S. government and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Continue reading for more about the 2017 Honda Ridgeline safety ratings.
2016 Honda Pilot Safety Features and Technologies
The 2016 Pilot is Honda’s modern family SUV designed to draw attention, provide more space for adventures, and, most importantly, keep your family safe. Howdy Honda put together information about the 2016 Honda Pilot Safety Features and Technologies for drivers searching for a vehicle that they can feel confident hauling their family around in.
We all are very frugal drivers, aren’t we? How many of us wouldn’t want to take that extra step to cut down on our gas? You’re right, very
few! While we keep a cautious eye on our daily mileage, sometimes even preferring higher quality fuel in the hope for improved mileage
overall, we often have no clue that there’s an easy hassle-free way of saving on fuel – keeping the tires inflated! Several studies have shown
that tires kept at requisite pressure can boost mileage by as much as 3%. On the other hand, every PSI (pounds per square inch) loss of tire
pressure can result in 0.3% drop in mileage. Inconsequential as that might sound, it means that a car running 12,000 miles yearly on under-
inflated tires consumes 144 extra gallons of gas, at a cost of $300-$500 a year. Naturally, keeping your tires at optimum conditions can boost
your mileage and save your cash.
Keep a check on Tire Inflation
To keep your tires at prime status, have a regular check on tire inflation. The monitoring should be as frequent as that of cleaning the
windshield or checking for oil. Usually, you can get your tire inflation checked at a full-service gas station or an auto service center. You can
also easily keep a tab on your inflation status by buying an inexpensive pressure gauge. Tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) are
increasingly being used now to have a real-time picture of tire pressure. TPMS sensors are fitted into to the tires and they feed the pressure
values to an onboard computer allowing you a watchful eye on the tire pressure.
It’s all about the pressure
So what do you do if you find out that your tire pressure has plummeted a few notches below normal? Yes, you inflate it to the recommended
value and leave it there. The recommended tire pressure is usually provided in the owner’s manual. Be extra cautious that your tire pressure
doesn’t exceed this value as it will make your ride bumpy.
Check pressure when tires are cold
Always check tire pressure when tires are cold since taking the car on the road for a while increases internal pressure. For the same reason,
take pressure readings before hitting the road, to get accurate readings.
Build good tire habits!
Take good care of your tires and be an informed consumer. Monitor your tire pressure regularly. Remember that tire pressures vary with
change in temperature. In case you hit a sudden pothole or ditch, check your tires for a fall in pressure. Also, don’t ignore your spare tire! It
will have your back in case you need a replacement mid-drive.
Did you know? – In addition to poor mileage, use of underinflated tires cause emission of greenhouse gases and lead to pollution.
Do not overinflate the tire
Sometimes, in the event of a nail piercing your tire, it may sound like a wise idea to overinflate your tire. This is a strict no! It will reduce
ground contact with the tire, severely unbalancing your car and can lead to a crash. It may even cause skidding on a wet surface which is
Siri Eyes Free in your 2015 Honda is a convenient feature that gives you iPhone capability at your fingertips. Here is a demo on how to use Siri Eyes Free in your 2015 Honda. This demo was video taped in a 2015 Honda Civic however features are similar to the 2015 Honda CR-V and Fit.
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The Honda CR-V has been America’s best-selling SUV for the past decade. So it’s no surprise that America’s best selling SUV was named Motor Trend’s SUV of The Year!
Motor Trend editor-in-chief Ed Loh, said, “The 2015 Honda CR-V impressed our judges with its extensive list of delightful design and thoughtful engineering improvements. Our editors were especially impressed by Honda’s responsive and efficient continuously-variable transmission and sophisticated safety systems – particularly the smart and seamlessly integrated Lane Keeping Assist system. Efficient, practical, and a joy to drive; the 2015 HondaCR-V does virtually everything well.”
“It is an honor to receive such a prestigious award from the expert staff at Motor Trend, ” said Jeff Conrad, SVP & General Manager of Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co, Inc. “Our engineers, planners, and dealers work hard to deliver class leading products to our customers, and it’s extremely rewarding to be recognized for that hard work. This award from Motor Trend reaffirms for us that we’re meeting that goal.”
The 2015 CR-V owned the title with its phenomenal value, engineering, and safety features combing with performance.
The 2015 Honda CR-V was stacked up against the following SUVs for the 2015 SUV Title:
- BMW X4
- BMW X5
- Cadillac Escalade
- Chevrolet Tahoe
- Chevrolet Suburban
- Ford Expedition
- GMC Yukon
- GMC Yukon XL
- Jeep Cherokee
- Lexus NX
- Lincoln MKC
- Lincoln Navigator
- Mercedes-Benz GLA
- Nissan Rogue
- Porsche Macan
- Subaru Outback
- Toyota Highlander
- Volvo XC60