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Good News: Improvements to Car Seat Installation

Car seats aren't one size fits all. Neither are LATCH systems, the tethers and anchors that help you install and ground your car seat safely. They should be. At least that's what the IIHS thinks, and we here at Friendly Honda agree. Here's why.

Why LATCH Systems Should Be Fairly Standard

Using a LATCH system means you're much more likely to install your car seats correctly, according to IIHS research. Correctly installed car seats greatly increase your vehicle's crashworthiness and overall safety when driving on Poughkeepsie roads and highways.

Here's the problem: not all…
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Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors & How They Work

Driving at night can often pose problems when you have cars traveling behind you, but auto-dimming rearview mirrors can remove a lot of the issues brought about from headlights blinding you every time you look in the rearview mirror. At Friendly Honda, we can help you understand how auto-dimming rearview mirrors work and why they’re important.

Auto-dimming rearview mirrors, also called electrochromic mirrors, darken the mirror to help drivers reduce the amount of glare reflecting from the mirror. 
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Vehicle Theft Prevention

The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration reports that approximately a quarter of a million people each year become victims of vehicle theft. Would be thieves tend to target vehicles that they can access, start and drive away within a matter of minutes. But, there are a number of precautions that owners should adopt to ensure the safety of their vehicle.

Always make sure to lock the vehicle doors and close the windows before walking away from the vehicle. Whether at home or in public, park in lighted areas, which dissuade thieves who do not want to draw attraction to themselves…
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Benefits of Buying a Truck

Have you been contemplating purchasing a truck but not sure if you’re ready for a switch from a car to a truck? Stop at Friendly Honda and check out what the new trucks look like and allow us to provide you with answers to any questions you may have. We want you to be well-informed before you make your final decision. As great as cars may be, there are many benefits to buying and owning a truck.
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• Trucks have more power than cars.
• Trucks can handle winter and rough road conditions better than cars.
• Trucks can drive on more…
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Utility and Cargo Space Define the Hatchback

The class of vehicles that are widely known by the generic name of hatchback offer drivers and passengers alike great utility. Here at Friendly Honda, we consider it our duty to help our customers make better and more informed hatchback vehicle purchasing choices.

In terms of utility, hatchback vehicles tend to be very versatile. Many hatchback styles can handle various configurations of passengers and cargo. This makes it easy for hatchback owners to tailor their vehicles to their specific needs.
 

 

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How to Tell if Your Tires Need to Be Replaced

You want to drive safely down the roads of Poughkeepsie. To ensure this happens, you need to make sure you have good tires on your vehicle. There are a few ways to know if you need to replace your tires.

Take a good look at your tires. If your tread is worn, they may even be bald in certain areas. You may even have cords showing on the sides of the tires.

If your car s shaking or you can see cracks in the rubber, it’s another sign that your tires are old. You don’t want to drive…

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Should You Cover Your Truck Bed?

Many pickup owners leave their truck beds open. However, there are advantages to covering the space. Using a tonneau cover protects the bed against weather conditions, which could cause premature rusting, scratches or dents. Leaving highly visible items in the back of a pickup raises the risk of theft or vandalism. Unsecured items might also fall from the bed or be caught by the wind and ejected. Some studies suggest that covering the bed may improve gas mileage compared to uncovered beds.

There are many styles of truck bed covers from which an owner might choose. 

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Towing Precautions

It can be a lot of fun to tow a camper or trailer so that the family can have a nice weekend at the lake. However, towing in an improper manner has the potential to cause damage to your vehicle. There are some precautions that you need to take before you tow.

Make sure that you are towing an appropriate weight. Never tow beyond your vehicle's towing capacity. Double check all of the towing connections before you take off. It is important to have the lights connected properly so that other drivers can tell when you are stopping or…
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Tailgating Essentials that Every Truck Need This Year

Whether you are heading to the football game or a local concert, tailgating is almost as important as the event itself. here are some tips for making the most of your vehicle.

Purchase a large clear tote with a solid closure on top and keep in the back of the truck for trash. Instead of dumping stuff at the parking lot, place your dirty dishes, leftover food, and other things you want to keep in the tote, then clean them when you get home.

One essential you must bring to the tailgating party is a good pair of jumper cables…
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Understanding Vehicle Safety Ratings

It is important for you to be safe when you are driving, and you should pick out a vehicle for yourself that will help you stay safe. You need to understand the safety ratings that are out there so that you know which vehicles will help you stay safe.

There are different ratings that are given when a vehicle is tested to see how safe it is. The higher the number of stars that a vehicle is given in a NHTSA test, the safer that vehicle is. IIHS tests provide you with a different kind of rating system for the…
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