August 11th, 2016
You don’t have to tell the team here at our Chantilly Honda dealership how hectic your schedule is; we see it firsthand in our customers all the time! It seems undeniable that today’s drivers are busier than ever before, constantly striving to stay connected, keep in touch, and make it to the next destination on your to-do list.
This is especially true in the summer, when vacations, get togethers, and other events seem to cause even more hustle and bustle on the roads. While having a busy social or professional schedule can be great, it often leads to something that’s not-so-great: distracted drivers.
Distractions behind the wheel were bad enough in years past, when motorists were simply daydreaming about what was for dinner or where they were headed next. With smartphones in the picture, though, distracted driving has escalated to a new level that’s too serious to be ignored.
Many people spend a lot of time behind the wheel and a lot of time on their smartphones, so much so that these practices start to seem second nature. While it might seem logical to think you can handle both at the same time, the truth is that you can’t.
In the time it takes to dial a phone number or glance at a text to check for typos, your car can travel hundreds of feet down the highway. All it takes is an unexpected change in the road ahead and that text message can easily lead to a disastrous collision.
This summer, and in all of the time that follows, we encourage our shoppers to put down the phone and commit to a hands-free communication experience on the road. If you simply can’t disconnect for the time it takes to drive, alternatives include pulling to the side of the road; asking a passenger to act as your personal communications assistant; or checking out the latest 2017 Honda models in Chantilly to find the hands-free features you need!
The bottom line is that no phone call, text, or social media post is worth the sacrifice you make in attention when driving your vehicle. To learn more about how you can stay safe on the road, or to check out the communication features in the latest models, be sure to contact Honda of Chantilly online or to call our team at (703) 633-2400 today!
March 3rd, 2016
If you’ve been behind the wheel of the same car for quite a while, then chances are that you’ve missed plenty of waves in terms of vehicle technology. After all, tech tends to move quickly and new ideas are hitting the road all of the time.
When it comes to comfort and convenience, though, you don’t necessarily need to make the jump into a brand new vehicle to enjoy the perks of many of the auto industry’s newer extras. At our Honda dealer in Chantilly, many of our late model used vehicles offer the attractive tech that you’re after!
To find the most useful features, we recommend shopping from what Edmunds.com calls the “sweet spot” – pre-owned models between two and three years old. This is also a prime range for certified pre-owned Honda models, which provide added peace of mind and warranty coverage!
One great feature that you’ll find on many of the used cars at our Chantilly Honda dealership is a rearview camera! Expected to be standard on all models by 2018, this extra is common on a wide range of models from many different automakers. As a result, it’s easy to find on many pre-owned models from the past few years.
Bluetooth functionality has also been a dominant feature in many recent vehicles. Due to its popularity with both automakers and smartphone manufacturers, Bluetooth is a practical extra for many of today’s motorists. From hands-free communication to streaming audio, this is great to have!
Another innovative extra that many drivers today take for granted is multi-zone climate control. Many used cars on our lot sport this feature, which allows drivers and passengers – typically the driver and front passenger, and sometimes those in the rear row – to select their own heat and air conditioning settings. Families are sure to find this especially helpful when it comes to keeping everyone happy on a long road trip.
Of course, these great features are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the tech that you’ll find in our pre-owned inventory. To learn more about our available inventory and features, or to set up a test drive, be sure to contact us online or to call the Honda of Chantilly team at (703) 633-2400 today!