Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category

Favorite Holiday Road Trip Survival Tips and Tricks from Howdy Honda

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
Family Looking Out of the Windows of a Car Packed for Vacation

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…)

Video: How-To Guide to the Honda Odyssey Navigation System and Features

Monday, September 24th, 2018
2019 Honda Odyssey Dashboard with a Display Audio Navigation System in Use

How To Use the Honda Odyssey Navigation System

Are you planning a family road trip this fall? Do your kids have a soccer game at a new location? Families on the go who need directions may appreciate the value of the 2019 Honda Odyssey available navigation system. An important element of the 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen infotainment system, the navigation system will allow you to store your home address, store the addresses of friends and family, enter a specific street address, search points of interest, use voice commands, track your route and avoid traffic. Learn how to use the Honda Odyssey navigation system with this quick how-to guide and informational videos provided by Howdy Honda. Visit the dealership inventory today to find a Honda that will fit your lifestyle! (more…)

Will installing aftermarket parts void my Honda warranty?

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
2018 Honda Civic Si exterior front red

If you are looking to install aftermarket parts or accessories to your vehicle, it is important to know whether adding these components will have an impact on your vehicle warranty. If you are wondering if installing aftermarket parts will void your Hondas warranty, there are multiple important things to consider. (more…)

Honda Care Helps Honda Owners Protect Their Investment

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
2018 Honda Accord exterior front

Benefits of Financing Through Honda Financial Services

Financing a vehicle purchase can seem like a daunting task. Honda dealerships like Howdy Honda offer financing for new and Certified Pre-Owned Honda models through Honda Financial Services. There are multiple benefits of financing through Honda Financial Services at dealerships like Howdy Honda. (more…)

Drive Safely During Cold Weather Conditions

Monday, January 15th, 2018

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.


Video: Learn more about leasing options at Howdy Honda

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
Collage of 2018 Honda vehicles Civic Accord Fit

Benefits of leasing a Honda from Howdy Honda

Leasing is one of the many options available for car shoppers looking to drive home in a new vehicle. Car shoppers interested in learning more about the benefits of leasing a Honda from Howdy Honda can take a look at this video. TJ Nissen, our General Sales Manager here at Howdy Honda, breaks down everything car shoppers need to know before determining if a lease is the right option for them. (more…)

Where Can You Catch Pokemon in Austin, TX?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Pokemon GO Austin Google Map

Pokemon GO, the first game to ever get players up and out of their houses to explore the real world, continues to entertain players of all ages. The location-based augmented reality game challenges players to find and catch virtual pokemon in the real world. To help make the search a little easier, Howdy Honda put together a quick guide on places to catch Pokemon in Austin, as well as the Pokemon GO Austin Google Map. Happy Hunting!


Back-to-School Car Hacks for Easy Travels

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
Two smiling kids and a smiling dad in their car

Car Hacks for Traveling with Young Kids

Summer is over and school is officially back in session, meaning you and your family will be spending a lot more family time in the car. Between rides to and from school, sports practice, band rehearsals, and countless other events, your car really does start to feel like your second home during the school year. No matter how short the drive, traveling with young children is never easy. In an effort to help our customers ease back into the school year, Howdy Honda put together a few Car Hacks for Traveling with Young Kids to make life easier.


What should I Do if I Notice a Dog Overheating in a Parked Car?

Thursday, July 14th, 2016
Two dogs sticking their heads out of a car window

What to Do if You See a Dog Locked in a Car on a Hot Day

Dog owners love to take their four-legged best friends along on car ride adventures, but this activity can be deadly during the summer months. It doesn’t have to be too warm outside for a car to become dangerously hot inside, even with the windows rolled down. Unfortunately, many dogs still die in cars each year because owners are unaware of the dangers. Howdy Honda put together some information about what to do if you see a dog locked in a car on a hot day.  


Do vehicles consume more fuel in the summer?

Thursday, July 7th, 2016
Woman holding gas nozzle

How do warm temperatures affect a vehicle’s MPG?

As temperatures rise during the summer months, drivers keep themselves and their passengers comfortable by either turning on the air conditioning or rolling down the windows for a breeze—but how do these actions affect the vehicle’s fuel economy? How do warm temperatures affect a vehicle’s MPG? This is a question that many drivers are asking, and Howdy Honda is here to provide some answers. Continue reading for more information, as well as some tips for improved MPG during the hotter months of the year.