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Safety Tips for Sharing the Road With Bicyclists

You may be thinking of buying a car from Honda of Hayward, and that is great, but there are a few things to consider. You have probably thought about insurance and all those things, but you might have overlooked bicyclists. There are a number of them on the roads, and the following tips will help you share the road with them.

Sharing the Road With Bicyclists

Consider the following to be safer on the road:

  • Drive slowly when bicyclists are around.
  • Do not tailgate, especially when the weather is bad.
  • Pass cyclists with care and maintain a good distance. 
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Android Auto: Get All the Facts

Regardless of where we go today, we seldom go there without taking our smartphones or tablets, whether it’s to make phone calls on the go, listen to music, send texts or use the GPS. Android Auto is a great new technology that allows you to connect the device to your vehicle, have internet access and data so you can do the same things on the road as you do at home. Stop at Honda of Hayward and allow us to demonstrate how Android Auto works. 

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Don't Let Pet Hair Ruin Your Car. Follow These Tips for a Pristine Interior

We love our fur babies but when it comes to taking them for a drive in your vehicle, you can end up with a lot of pet hair all over the place. You don't want pet hair to ruin your investment. Follow these tips to keep your vehicle protected.

  • When your pet gets nervous in your vehicle, they can begin to shed more than usual. You can purchase special blankets and tarps for your seats that keep pet hair off of your interior fabric. You simply remove the blanket and wash it later on. 
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SUVs Can Provide Improved Safety and Efficiency

For many years, the majority of vehicles found on the nation's roadways were cars, vans, and trucks. In more recent times, the conveyances known as sports utility vehicles (SUV) have taken increasing sway on the roads. SUVs enjoy greater popularity than ever for many good reasons, including enhanced passenger safety and improved gas mileage. Here at our Honda dealership location, we take pride in helping our customers make informed SUV buying decisions.

On the passenger safety front, the benefits that SUVs provide are hard to ignore.  

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Using the Right Car Seat for Your Child's Safety

Car seats are for your child's safety, but their safety is compromised if they're in the wrong seat. Here's how to know which seat is right for your child.

Car seat manufacturers have height and weight guides, so check the seat information first. Infants and toddlers should use rear-facing car seats until they outgrow those guidelines. Some toddlers are big enough for forward-facing car seats, which are also the best seat for preschoolers. 

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Helpful Tips for Reducing Distracted Driving Situations

If you take a few extra minutes before putting the car in drive, you will be in a better position to not become another distracted driver on the roads. Follow these simple tips from Honda of Hayward, and you'll be more prepared to handle the road ahead of you.

Secure all loose items in your car now so they are not rolling around and causing a distraction when you are driving. Get everything off the dashboard, put away things on the seats, and use the glove box to secure things that could easily come loose while you're driving…

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Hatchbacks: More Cargo Space With Better Retention of Value

Which do you like better, more cargo space or longer retention of value in a vehicle? With many hatchbacks, you get both. So if you're thinking about buying a hatchback, we at Honda of Hayward want you to be informed. That's why we've put together a few reasons that hatchbacks are a great option.

Cargo space is always an issue with a sedan, but with a hatchback, you get more room in the back to store all of your stuff. Also, with a hatchback, many have back seats that fold down so that you have even more…

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Horsepower Defined

When shopping for a new car, a term you may come across is horsepower. What is horsepower and how does it relate to cars? Here are some points to help you understand what horsepower is, as explained by the Honda of Hayward team:

  • Standard Measurement - Horsepower is a measurement coined by James Watt. He estimated that a horse could do 33,000 foot-pounds of work per minute. Watt’s formulas had been used to measure the work potential of all kinds of machines. 
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Winter Travel Made Simple With a Road Trip Checklist

Are you planning on adventuring outside of Hayward, California this busy holiday season? If so, we recommend that you utilize a road trip checklist to ensure a safer traveling experience. Here are a few items to consider when you and your family are traveling.

  1. Condition of tires - Check the air pressure in each tire. They should all be equal. Appropriate air pressure depends on the tire on your vehicle. Usually this information can be found on a sticker located inside the door panel. Don't forget the spare! 
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