December 6th, 2016
Fall has had plenty of time to get into full swing, and most of the leaves have already found their way from the trees to the ground. While a landscape decked out in yellows, oranges, and reds can certainly be beautiful, it isn’t great news for your 2017 Honda Ridgeline on Fairfax area roads!
While leaves may seem harmless, they can pose unique risks for vehicle owners. When possible, it’s important to stay on top of cleaning leaves from your vehicle. When wet leaves are left on your vehicle, they can begin to eat away at the finish and leave stains behind.
For Ridgeline drivers, it’s also a good idea to fold down a bed cover or sweep leaves out of the bed now and then. When you hit the highway, winds will toss the leaves from your truck bed into the air, where they can be very distracting to other drivers or even obstruct their vision.
Of course, fall leaves pose more than just a cosmetic risk for drivers. The team at our Fairfax area Honda service center can attest that leaves on the road are much more dangerous than they appear! When leaves are left on the road, they can remain wet and slippery much longer than the surface of the road itself. This can lead to unexpected issues for drivers.
The 2017 Ridgeline’s available all-wheel drive system is sure to help you maintain traction on the road, but any vehicle out there is only as good as its tires! Our certified technicians suggest checking the tread depth on your tires and rotating or replacing them as necessary to ensure optimum traction in any weather.
If you think your tires could use some attention this season, or if you’re not quite sure, then don’t hesitate to come see our technicians. We offer extended service hours seven days a week; no need for an appointment, just bring it in! To learn more, be sure to contact Honda of Chantilly online or to call our team at (703) 633-2400 today.
April 29th, 2014
Safety is important behind the wheel no matter what you drive, and Honda is constantly pushing forward with new developments to help keep drivers out of harm’s way. While advanced structural designs and airbag systems in the 2014 Honda lineup certainly help to protect passengers in the event of a collision, Honda prefers to help its drivers avoid accidents altogether.
Drivers at our Honda dealership serving Fairfax are thrilled with the difference Honda’s Expanded-View Driver’s Mirror makes. While this innovation is seemingly a simple one, the improvement it provides for drivers is incredible.
By providing a wider view thanks to a convex outer edge, the Expanded-View Driver’s Mirror practically eliminates the blind spot for Honda drivers. Even better, Honda has gone a step further and made this practical idea a standard feature on all Accord, Odyssey, CR-V and CR-Z models in addition to the 2014 Honda Civic.
The innovations in the 2014 Honda Civic don’t stop with the driver’s side mirror, either. Visibility is drastically improved on the passenger side, as well, thanks to the Honda LaneWatch system, standard on the 2014 Civic EX and above and many other Honda vehicles.
Through the use of a small camera embedded in the passenger side mirror, Honda models with the LaneWatch system provide an improved view of what’s on the right side of the vehicle. With roughly four times the visibility, this system delivers a much more comprehensive sense of what’s near you on the road.
The LaneWatch system is automatically triggered when the turn signal is used. Additionally, it can also be activated manually by the driver for use whenever it’s convenient.
For the ultimate in convenience and safety, Honda’s dedication to innovation is unparalleled. For more information on the safety features you’ll find in the 2014 Honda Civic and the rest of Honda’s 2014 lineup, be sure to call Honda of Chantilly directly at (703) 633-2400 or to contact our Honda dealer serving Fairfax, VA online today!