Friendly Blog Items

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…

Read More
Categories:

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. 

Read More
Categories:

Review: 2019 Honda Ridgeline

600 × 335

Since its inception in 2006, Honda has positioned the Ridgeline as a fun to drive truck that has plenty of forward thinking features - the 2019 version continues that tradition.
Read More
Categories:

Sneak Peek: 2019 Honda Civic

Sneak Peek: 2019 Honda Civic

The Honda Civic has been dominating its segment for quite some time now. It’s made a name for itself being reliable, affordable, fun to drive, as well as a great family vehicle and now it’s getting even better. The 2019 Honda Civic will be receiving new styling features, upgraded standard safety features, and more modern technology. Read on to learn about some of the critical changes to the 2019 Honda Civic.

Technology

By…

Read More
Categories:

Review: 2019 Honda HR-V

Review: 2019 Honda HR-V

If you’re looking to cruise around the winding upstate New York roads in a subcompact SUV, we highly recommend that you consider the 2019 Honda HR-V. While it’s smallest option in Honda’s crossover/SUV lineup, we feel that it comes with many advantages.

New for the 2019 model, the Honda HR-V is visually refreshed. There are updated bumpers, new headlights and LED daytime running lights, an upgraded grille, and new taillights.

Read…

Read More
Categories:

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…
Read More
Categories:

Comparison: 2018 Honda Fit vs. 2018 Toyota Yaris

Comparison: 2018 Honda Fit vs. 2018 Toyota Yaris

There’s a lot to love about a small, compact vehicle, especially if parking in the city is a concern of yours or if you have a new driver in your family. Both Honda and Toyota are known for making great vehicles. Here we’ll compare the Honda Fit to the Toyota Yaris.

Comfort and Convenience

Honda Fit

Drivers and passengers alike will be more comfortable in the 2018 Honda Fit than with some if…

Read More
Categories:

Comparison: 2019 Honda Insight vs Toyota Prius One

Comparison: 2019 Honda Insight vs Toyota Prius One

For years the Toyota Prius has been the king of the hybrid vehicle world.  The question on fuel conscious car shopper’s minds is, can the 2019 Honda Insight top the Prius.  The review below will help answer that question.

Performance

When it comes to Hybrid vehicles, the spotlight is usually on the power plant and fuel economy.  The 2019 Honda Insight is powered by an Atkinson-cycle 1.5-liter inline-four coupled with battery powered electric…

Read More
Categories:

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…
Read More
Categories:

Review: 2019 Honda Odyssey

Review: 2019 Honda Odyssey

SUVs have taken the market by storm and it’s not uncommon to see families traveling in a three-row SUV. A major difference between an SUV and a minivan is that a minivan offers you much more room for both storage and passengers. Here, we’re going to take a look at the 2019 Honda Odyssey and go over a few key features that we think should put the 2019 Odyssey at the top of…

Read More
Categories:
true