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Bracing for Winter: How to Make a Winter Survival Kit for Your Car

Traveling in winter an be particularly hazardous. The friendly team at Friendly Honda is always happy to visit with people about car winterization and making a survival kit. There are a variety of items that need to be included in a comprehensive car winter survival kit.

Included on the list of items for your winter survival kit is a powerful flash light with extra batteries, an extra mobile charger, fresh bottled water, and nonperishable snacks. The kit should also include a snow shovel together with cat litter. These items are needed if you become stuck on snow or ice.

 

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Features For Getting Your Dogs In And Out Of Your Vehicle

When you're shopping for cars at Friendly Honda, consider the features that they have that would make having your dog with you a bit more comfortable. If you plan to travel with crates in your car, then you want to make sure there are tie-downs to keep them secure.

Look at the floors in the vehicle you plan to purchase. Flat floors are often the best option for sliding crates in and out of the vehicle. Consider a vehicle that has seats that easily fold as well. If you have larger dogs, then this feature will give them more…

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Comfort and a View With the 2020 Honda Odyssey

There is nothing wrong with choosing a vehicle for the welcoming features that it comes with. The 2020 Honda Odyssey is very luxurious in the features that are put into the vehicle. This will not only make the driver have an enjoyable experience but will also give the passengers a very serene feeling.

The overall interior of the 2020 Honda Odyssey is the type of interior that will make everyone feel at home whether they are the driver or one of the passengers on the road. The materials selected such as the leather-trim as well as soft materials will relax…

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Head Out on Rough Terrain in the 2020 Honda Passport

Are you searching for an SUV that's tough enough to handle a range of road conditions? We at Friendly Honda would like to introduce the 2020 Honda Passport, a new midsize SUV. Built with all of the features you need for highway driving and off-roading, this SUV is perfect for the everyday commute and wild adventures.

The secret is the all-wheel drive system on the 2020 Honda Passport. It's torque-vectoring, which means that it can react quickly to changing road conditions — then, it adjusts each wheel to create precise, controlled traction. 
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The Benefits of Using Synthetic Oil

Synthetic oil is a engine lubricant that has been specifically formulated to protect your car's engine. Compared to conventional oil, it can help you car operate more efficiently in times of extreme heat and extreme cold. This can be helpful when you need to get to work in Poughkeepsie on a cold winter morning or after you have let your car sit in the sun.

You may also benefit from using a synthetic oil if you tend to drive in harsh conditions. For instance, if you are on a busy road during rush hour, you may need to start…

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Is Your Spare Tire Ready for the Weather?

If you've ever had to change a tire and replace it with a compact "donut" tire, you're familiar with how important the spare tire is. Many of our customers request information regarding a full-sized spare tire after they have this experience. Friendly Honda is glad to provide you with information, so you'll be able to decide which spare tire would work best for your vehicle.

A full-sized spare takes up a little more room, but it doesn't require immediate attention or reduced speeds like a compact spare tire. You'll have to keep it rotating with…
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Master Tailgating This Season with These Tailgating Essentials

Whether you have been tailgating for years or you're just getting started, you're going to want to plan ahead in order to have a successful football season. We here at Friendly Honda want to help you make the most of your tailgating time, so here's a list of our favorite tailgating essentials.
  • If you want to tailgate properly, you're going to need good food. Get ready to cook with a portable grill, grilling utensils and a high-quality cooler.
  • You can make a kit of paper plates, plastic utensils and other disposable items that will make eating…
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Basic Technical Details of Auto Suspension Systems

An automotive suspension system is designed to dissipate vibrations from the wheels. Even when rolling on a smooth highway that's covered in asphalt or concrete, the tires are still exposed to significant forces. Without a suspension system, you and any other occupants in the moving vehicle would experience some harsh shocks from all angles. Fortunately, springs and dampers are powerful enough to resist the major impacts between the tires and the ground.

Coil springs and leaf springs are some of the most common installations in contemporary passenger cars. 
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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

Choosing to clean your tires is a simple yet effective way to improve your vehicle’s maintenance. Tire cleaning can be done during any season: winter, summer, spring, and fall. It is especially important to clean your tires during the winter season. During the winter, stubborn snow can become stuck between your tire’s axle and the tire, which causes friction. Cleaning your tires only takes minutes to do and can be easy if you follow these tips.

Effective tire cleaning starts with having the correct tools for the job. You will need a microfiber towel, sponge, and soapy water…
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How Towing Capacity Differs From Payload Capacity

Many of our customers at Friendly Honda come to us looking for trucks that can handle tough jobs. When you're shopping for a truck, there are many factors you'll have to consider. This includes payload and towing capacities, which are two distinct measures.

Payload capacity is the amount of weight your truck can carry. This refers to everything that may be in the cabin, in the truck bed, and on any roof rails. When trucks are manufactured, they're given a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) to indicate how heavy it can be when loaded down with cargo…
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