July 28th, 2015
Drivers who are on the road day in and day out can find it all too easy to let themselves fall into autopilot mode. The truth, though, is that giving driving anything less than your full attention is a recipe for potential disaster.
At our Honda dealer near Bowie, we’re always eager to stress the importance of safe decisions behind the wheel. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of dangerous habits you might not even realize that you’ve formed!
Believe it or not, driving while drowsy can be just as dangerous as drinking and driving. Dozing off behind the wheel can have catastrophic results.
While this can be a problem for any driver, it tends to be more predominant among motorists who use sleep aids and during long drives, like road trips. If you’re on any kind of medication that makes you sleepy, including sleep aids, be sure to talk to your doctor about how they might affect you before hitting the road.
Whether you’re stressed about work or daydreaming about what you’re going to eat when you get home, the team at our Bowie area Honda dealership knows that it’s easy to get distracted. When you’re operating your vehicle, though, it’s crucial that you focus energy on the task at hand.
It’s also a good idea to address distractions right away so that they don’t continue nagging at your thoughts. If you get hungry or need to use the restroom, for instance, pulling into the next rest stop will be beneficial in the long run.
Above all else, we encourage our drivers to tuck their phones away where they can’t be a distraction. The reality is that using your phone while behind the wheel not only diminishes your focus, but also takes away from your ability to react to unexpected emergency situations.
If you do need to stay in touch on the go, then we suggest using a hands-free device or taking advantage of Honda’s hands-free calling and SMS functionality.
Other innovative solutions from the automaker also help to ensure that your security on the road isn’t just dangling from a string. Shots from the standard rearview camera and available Honda LaneWatch system, for instance, use small cameras and a convenient display to enhance your awareness while traveling.
If you’re eager to learn more about how your vehicle can help you stay safe on the road, then give us a call us at (301) 899-7800 or drop by Pohanka Honda to learn more about your Honda’s features. We also invite you to come in for a test drive if you’re interested in finding an innovative new model to suit your needs.
July 23rd, 2015
Whether you’re new to parenting or a veteran with teenagers under your wing, it doesn’t take long to learn that driving with the whole crew isn’t always akin to a walk in the park. Even when there’s an exciting destination, a cramped car can quickly lead to a cabin of cranky kids. When the endgame is just your typical errands, mutiny is that much closer.
At our Virginia Hyundai dealership, we know better than to think of anything less than a car full of smiles as the norm. Thanks to Hyundai’s focus on driver- and passenger-friendly designs, family drivers will find that the 2015 Sonata is a standout sedan option that’s fit for the whole crew’s needs.
In fact, this sleek model was recently named one of the Best Cars for Families according to Parents magazine and Edmunds.com. This impressive nod comes as a result of the vehicle’s spacious interior, innovative tech, and advanced safety features.
As Hyundai Motor America’s vice president of corporate and product planning, Mike O’Brien, says, “Families look to their cars to keep them safe while delivering versatility for daily activities and we are proud that the Sonata continues to exceed the expectations of parents on what matters most to them.”
This perfectly encapsulates what makes the 2015 Hyundai Sonata such a solid choice for Virginia families. In addition to dependability, standout efficiency, and plenty of room for cargo, this midsize selection also provides impressive cabin space with over 106 cubic feet of passenger space.
Perhaps most important for family drivers, though, is this model’s array of features focused on safety. With available features like Blind Spot Detection, a rearview camera, Smart Cruise Control, and Forward Collision Warning, motorists have a better sense of their surroundings. If a collision becomes unavoidable, seven standard airbags off protection throughout the cabin.
To learn more about how your family can get more out of your next trip, be sure to visit Pohanka Hyundai of Fredericksburg to see the 2015 Sonata firsthand! You can contact us online or call our team at (800) 764-2652 today to schedule a test drive.
July 20th, 2015
When you first got your driver’s license, chances are that your priority was to find a car that looked cool so that you could go out and have fun. Since starting a family, though, your list of qualities to find in a vehicle has changes, understandably.
Just because you’re a family driver these days, though, doesn’t mean you have to pass up fun and style on the road. At our Bowie area Honda dealer, you can find everything that you’re after in the 2015 Fit!
In fact, this clever subcompact hatchback was recently named as one of the Best Budget Cars for Families by Parents magazine and the automotive experts at Edmunds.com! If you’ve been eager to fit a new vehicle into your family’s budget, then this smart model is certainly worth checking out.
In addition to sporting an attractive MSRP in our showroom, the 2015 Honda Fit brings Bowie area motorists the outstanding flexibility that they’ve come to crave from five-door models. Despite its small, city-friendly exterior, the 2015 Fit sports plenty of interior space. The innovative second row Magic Seat allows for a wealth of space-saving cargo solutions, too.
Additionally, busy drivers are sure to love the efficiency that comes with this model’s 1.5L i-VTEC Earth Dreams engine. At 130 horsepower and up to 41 mpg on the highway,* the 2015 Fit is perfect for your hectic to-do list.
Most importantly, this hatchback has also received a 5 Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This ensures that drivers can enjoy the confidence that their families deserve behind the wheel.
To learn more about this attractive subcompact, as well as Honda’s other top options for families, be sure to contact Pohanka Honda online or to call our team at (301) 899-7800 today!
*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.