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Trade in or Refinance Your Vehicle with Friendly Honda

If you’re looking for ways to lighten your financial load, refinancing or trading in your vehicle are two options that you should definitely consider. Keep reading to learn more about both so that you can pick the direction that’s right for you.

Both refinancing and trading in can serve to lower your monthly out-of-pocket payments, but they do so in different ways. Refinancing simply stretches out your remaining payments over a longer period of time. Trading in allows the owner to take advantage of the equity that's been built up in one auto by using it to…

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Buying a Used Car for Your Teen

Most families can't afford to buy a brand-new car with all of the latest safety bells and whistles for their teen. That doesn't mean, however, that you still can't buy a good vehicle with your new driver's safety in mind. Here's what to look for when choosing a pre-owned vehicle.

Look for cars that originally had high safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). One safety feature the car should have is electronic stability control (ESC), which helps maintain control on curves and slippery…

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Apple CarPlay is the Future of Vehicle Technology

Apple CarPlay delivers the technological advancements drivers appreciate. If you want hands-free options to access music, phones, a GPS, or many other apps, Apple CarPlay provides the gateway. Apple put much effort into the CarPlay experience. The features and functions contribute to the system's immense popularity.

Access to the popular Siri system allows users to dictate messages. The world is a busy place. Multitasking becomes unavoidable. Dictating notes through Siri in conjunction with Apple CarPlay allows for getting the word out and things done.

 

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Discerning Between Summer Tires and All-Season Tires

If you're in the market for a new set of tires, there are a few different types that you can select from. Depending on where you live, how often you drive your vehicle and the type of terrain that you drive on most often, this will help you determine what you should invest in. The two main types of tires that you can select from are summer tires and all-season tires. Let's take a look at their differences.

All-season tires are a purchase that will last you throughout the year. You won't have to change your tires…
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Changing a Flat Tire

Few things can be as frustrating as discovering you have a flat tire, especially when you’re away from home. Knowing how to change a tire can take a little of the stress away from the situation. Stop at Friendly Honda and allow us to assist you or offer advice on changing flat tires.
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• Park the car on the side of the road with the emergency brake on.
• Get spare tire, jack and necessary tools out of the trunk.
• Loosen lug nuts
• Jack up the vehicle
• Remove lug nuts and tire
• Put on the spare tire
• Tighten lug nuts
• Lower…
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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.

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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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