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Restoring Your Headlights

Restoring your headlights is a great way to increase visibility when driving at night. It can be a lengthy process, but following the below steps will help you get through it.

Start by carefully taping the area surrounding the headlights with painters' tape. This protects the rest of your car from getting scratched up. Wipe the surface of the headlights off with a rag to remove any visible dirt or dust. Use a high-grit piece of sandpaper that has been wetted with water to scrub the surface of the headlight. You are trying to get the top layer of grime…
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Impact Tests Help Buyers Make Good Decisions

Taking a look at safety information and crash data can help you make an informed decision when purchasing a car.

Both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) perform a variety of impact and other safety tests on all vehicles and provide the information publicly. If you see a star rating, the test was conducted by the NHTSA, which is a federal government agency. Single stars mean poor performance while five stars indicate the best safety results....
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Comparison: 2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In vs 2019 Toyota Prius Prime

Comparison: 2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In vs 2019 Toyota Prius Prime

If you live in upstate New York and are looking for an eco-conscious vehicle, the below comparison of the 2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In and the 2019 Toyota Prius Prime will help educate you more about both of these highly efficient, midsize vehicles. The Honda Clarity is available at Friendly Honda in Poughkeepsie, so visit the dealership and see for yourself why the 2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In was voted the Electric/Hybrid Car Best Buy for…

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Review: 2019 Honda Fit

Review: 2019 Honda Fit

If you are in the market for a sporty, compact car you will want to read the below review of the 2019 Honda Fit. The new Fit delivers excellent fuel economy, a roomy cabin, and plenty of user-friendly technology features. U.S. News awarded the 2019 Honda Fit the 2019 #1Subcompact Car* and the 2019 Best Subcompact Car for the Money*. Visit Friendly Honda in beautiful Poughkeepsie for a test drive.

Performance

The four trim…

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Avoiding Salt Corrosion

It is inevitable that you will have to drive your vehicle during the winter. This means that you are bound to encounter your fair share of road salt, especially right before and after a snow storm.

Take care to wash the road salt off your car as quickly as you can after the storm has cleared. You should never attempt to wash your vehicle when the temperature is below freezing outside because this can further damage the paint on your car's exterior.

A great way to prevent road salt from corroding the paint off your car is to have…
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Review: 2019 Honda Insight

Review: 2019 Honda Insight

The Honda Insight is a five-seater hybrid model that delivers plenty of comfort, technology features, and an excellent fuel economy for your upstate New York commuting. Visit Friendly Honda in Poughkeepsie to experience the Insight for yourself.

Performance

The 2019 Honda Insight is available in LX, EX, and Touring trim levels and is powered by a 1.5-liter Atkinson-cycle inline four-cylinder engine with an electric motor. This hybrid powertrain is paired with an e-continuoulsy variable…

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Review: 2019 Honda Ridgeline

 

The Honda Ridgeline is not your typical pickup truck. It delivers an incredibly smooth ride, has one of the most spacious cabins in its class, and possesses an exceptionally versatile bed. Car and Driver has named the 2019 Ridgeline its Best Mid-Size Pickup for the third year in a row* and U.S. News ranked the 2019 Honda Ridgeline #1 in Compact Pickup Trucks**. If you are in the upstate NY area, visit Friendly Honda…
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Keep Pests Away From Your Vehicle With These Tricks

Seeing the occasional rodent in the garage isn't uncommon for most people. But if you've seen any lately, make sure that you check underneath the hood of your car to ensure that they haven't started making nests near your engine. When rodents get underneath your hood, they bring materials to make your car cozy, and they'll also chew at wires, which can cause a significant amount of damage. Here are a couple of ways to keep them away.

You can make your garage an unpleasant place for them by installing ultrasound alarms and strobe lights....
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Review: 2019 Honda Accord

 

The Honda Accord has been the best-selling car in America for the past 41 years.
It's strong performance, excellent fuel economy, and an abundant list of available features makes it appealing for individuals and families. Visit Friendly Honda in Poughkeepsie to see if it’s the right car for you.

Performance
The 2019 Honda Accord is offered in LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Hybrid trims. The base model is equipped with a 1…
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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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