December 31st, 2013
For many individuals today, the mention of technology conjures up thoughts of devices like computers and smartphones. It’s important to remember, though, that technology can take many forms and that many of the things we tend to take for granted are actually advanced technology in motion.
The combustion engine, for instance, was the cutting-edge technology of its day. In the years since its advent, the traditional gasoline engine has raced forward in leaps and bounds thanks to the efforts of automakers like Hyundai. The advanced Gasoline Direct Injection engines you’ll find under the hoods of the vehicles at our Maryland Hyundai dealership today are vastly improved from those even just a few years ago.
In fact, Hyundai’s tireless efforts to build upon its already outstanding engine designs have led to incredible advances in regards to power and efficiency. The result is some of the most advanced engines on the road today and the honor of being named among Ward’s 10 Best Engines four times in as many years.
Of course, Hyundai strives to be on the cutting-edge of convenient interior amenities as well. Drivers who have driven with Hyundai’s Blue Link system riding shotgun can certainly attest to the many ways in which the concierge service makes any trip a breeze for modern drivers.
An instant concierge service, Blue Link works with your Hyundai’s many systems to offer crucial information and connectivity. Blue Link can use your location for hands-free navigation, to alert emergency services when necessary, or even just to let your friends know where you are.
The system can even monitor your car’s performance to provide a monthly report and help you stay on top of necessary maintenance procedures. The Eco-Coach function is helpful as well, keeping you in the know on your car’s fuel consumption and helping you to save gas and money.
Inside and out, Hyundai’s 2014 lineup is designed to bring drivers the latest innovations for an improved experience behind the wheel. For more information on Hyundai’s latest vehicles and technologies, be sure to call Pohanka Hyundai directly at (301) 423-1100 or to contact out Maryland Hyundai dealer online today!
December 23rd, 2013
If you’re a family driver, chances are you spend a lot of time with your little ones strapped into your Honda. Even so, traveling with kids for the holidays can be an entirely different ballgame and it’s important to be ready if you want to make the best of your trip.
The models at our Maryland Honda dealership offer plenty of space to get comfortable, which can be a huge asset when taking longer drivers with the kids. If your child sleeps well in the car, schedule your departure around their nap or bedtime to get some miles on the odometer in peace and quiet.
Of course, make sure that the kids are buckled in or that their car seats are properly anchored, depending on their age and size. If you want to have your car seat double checked, there are services online to point you to an inspection center; many fire departments also offer this service at no cost.
Many newer Honda models feature streaming audio, so it’s easy for Maryland Honda drivers to sync their smartphone with favorite songs or stories to keep little ones laughing all the way.
Family-oriented models even offer more involved features for entertainment, like the 2014 Honda Odyssey’s Ultrawide Rear Entertainment System with HDMI technology. This system includes a 16.2-inch screen with split-screen capability for everything from DVDs to gaming systems.
Wherever your holiday travels take you, it’s important to plan ahead and be ready to keep everyone entertained as the miles fly by. Of course, having a Honda is a good idea too! For more information on our available models or ways you can prep your car for a long trip, be sure to call Pohanka Honda directly at (301) 899-7800 or to contact our Maryland Honda dealership online today!
December 18th, 2013
Holiday driving can be a hassle, especially if you are taking a long journey to see friends or family. Our Maryland Honda dealership wants you to stay safe during your travels, so be sure to follow these tips.
First, check your tires. We mention this every season, but it is imperative to make sure they have the proper traction. Remember the penny rule. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, you need more rubber. While we are on the topic of tires, make sure your spare is fully inflated and you have the proper tools to change a tire.
Don’t know how to change your tire? Check the manual that came with your car. It should be located in your glovebox, and if you lost it, our Maryland Honda dealership will order a new one for you. This manual teaches you about many aspects of your car, so make sure you have one.
Those who are trying to escape the cold should make sure they have the proper mixture of antifreeze and water. While under the hood, make sure the oil, windshield washer, power steering, and other fluids are all filled properly.
If you happen to breakdown you should have a few necessary items. Jumper cables will get you back on the road quickly if you happen to let your battery die. We also suggest a flashlight incase you need to change a tire at night. Bottles of water and some food will make waiting for roadside assistance a little more bearable. If your navigation fails, a map can help you get back on track. And always make sure you mobile phone is charged so you can call for help.
These tips can help ensure you enjoy holiday traveling a little more, and make unexpected auto issues not as bad. Call our Maryland Honda dealership at (866) 546-7992, and we will help you properly equip your car for the road ahead.