How to Share the Road with Bicyclists

Bicycle

A big part of being an all-around safe driver is knowing how to share the road with bicyclists. Whether it’s the start of spring or the tail end of fall, cyclists will be out on the roads with you, and it’s important that you know how to ensure their safety and your own.

Leave four feet of space

 

When passing a cyclist, the law requires that you always leave at least four feet of space between your vehicle and the bike. If it is not possible to create this much space, then you should not make any attempt to pass until it is possible to do so safely and legally.

Yield to bicyclists

 

Bicyclists should be treated as automobiles, which means that they should be yielded to just as you would yield to another vehicle. Give cyclists the right of way and grant them extra time when crossing intersections.

Be aware of your surroundings

 

Even after you have passed a cyclist, you should remain aware of their presence on the road. Look for cyclists when you are parked as well as when you are in motion, watching for them when you open car doors or when you park your vehicle.

Remain extra cautious of young cyclists

 

Children on bicycles will be unpredictable in comparison to the experienced adult. Because of this, it’s important for drivers to slow down when driving near young cyclists, and to expect them not to follow traffic laws.

If you yourself are a cyclist and want to equip your Honda with accessories to aid in your hobby, stop into Jack Matia Honda.

2019 Honda HR-V Offers Enhanced Technology and Upgraded Style

2019 Honda HR-V

Each year, crossovers and SUVs grow in popularity. Drivers want the versatility of a larger SUV without sacrificing the agility and maneuverability of a smaller car. One of the most popular choices since it hit dealerships back in 2015 has been the Honda HR-V, and the 2019 Honda HR-V receives some serious updates that make this bold crossover more appealing than ever.

 

Refreshed exterior

 

The 2019 Honda HR-V gets a refreshed exterior, with the most significant changes seen right up front. A more prominent chrome grille insert accompany striking LED headlamps to convey a more aggressive, confident stance while new wheels designs add a splash of even more head-turning style.

 

New trim levels

 

The 2019 HR-V is available in two brand new trim levels — Sport and Touring — that complement the existing LX, EX, and EX-L trims. While we’re still waiting on some specifics about the new trim levels, they will open up even more flexibility for HR-V drivers. At this time, we do know that the Honda Sensing driver-assistive suite will come standard on all 2019 HR-V models other than the base level LX trim.

 

Standard technology upgrades

 

Equipped with an upgraded available color touch-screen infotainment display, the 2019 Honda HR-V will offer a seamless connectivity experience. Now this Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, the 2019 HR-V leaves little to be desired when it comes to connected audio.

 

Interested in learning more? Visit our showroom at Jack Matia Honda or give us a call to schedule a test drive.

Three Honda Models Earn Best Retained Value Awards

Honda

Everyone knows that when you buy a car, it starts losing its value immediately. This is called depreciation. However, not all cars depreciate at the same rate. Every year, Edmunds evaluates new car models and estimates which vehicles will hold onto their value longer than others and awards those models Best Retained Value Awards.

This year, three Honda vehicles came away with the top prize in their respective segments: the 2018 Honda Accord, the Civic, and the CR-V. This means buyers who choose these models can feel confident that they will get more money back into their pockets when the time comes to trade it in or sell it.

“Buying a new car is a huge financial decision, and our 2018 Edmunds Best Retained Value Awards are designed to help shoppers discover the brands and vehicles that can help them get the most out of their investment,” said Avi Steinlauf, Edmunds’ CEO. “This year’s winners underscore a commitment to quality and reliability and are good bets to hold their value over the course of ownership.”

In the Best Retained Value Awards, Edmunds’ analysts study years of market data to determine which model are expected to have the highest projected residual value after five years. So, if you are looking for a new car that will give you a lot of value, a Honda is always a great choice.

Take a closer look at Honda’s lineup and find the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle at Jack Matia Honda.

 

Why Buy Honda?

Why Buy Honda
Why buy Honda? There are plenty of reasons why many drivers are dedicated to the Honda brand. Here are five of our top reasons at Jack Matia Honda.

If you’re shopping around for a new car, you’ve no doubt heard about the Honda lineup. Why buy Honda? There are plenty of reasons why many drivers are dedicated to the Honda brand. Here are five of our top reasons at Jack Matia Honda.

Affordable

If you’re looking for a vehicle with a friendly price tag, Honda is your brand. These vehicles are extremely affordable and offer a lot of bang for the buck.

Efficient

Hondas are known for a lot of things, and one of those is their efficiency. From the compact Honda Fit hatchback to the versatile Honda CR-V, these vehicles will save you money at the gas pump.

Safe

Honda vehicles feature long lists of modern technology, including smart safety features. The Honda Sensing® safety suite available in Honda vehicles is a collection of intelligent, advanced, and active safety features.

Fun to Drive

Honda cars are not just about practicality—these vehicles are plenty of fun to drive too, with nimble handling and manual transmissions available in many models.

Resale Value

If you’re ever ready to resell your Honda, you can be sure that you’ll get some of the best resale value on the market from it. These cars are built to last a long time, though, so you should be happy with your Honda for years to come.

Honda Pickup Truck Stealing Attention from the Big Three

Honda Pickup Truck
The Honda pickup truck, known as the Honda Ridgeline, has emerged to greatly surprise industry insiders with its sales numbers.

For decades, the pickup truck segment has been ruled by the big three: the Ford F-150, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and the RAM 1500. No challenger has come forth to topple these giants from their thrones—until now.

The Honda pickup truck, known as the Honda Ridgeline, has emerged to surprise industry insiders with its sales numbers, as data suggests the competitor is actually stealing sales from longtime favorites.

In the past year, Honda has sold 40,000 units of the 2017 Ridgeline stateside. The truck’s success is due to its carlike design, which Honda representatives say has not only brought in loyal truck enthusiasts, but a few new buyers who previously weren’t interested in driving a pickup. A big part of the appeal is the Honda Ridgeline’s smaller size, taking advantage of the fact that rivals like Ford haven’t sold the midsizes like the Ranger in the US for years.

Another thing that’s so appealing about owning a Honda pickup truck is the features. Whereas many trucks are known for their rugged capabilities, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline makes owning a pickup fun, with tailgating features like speakers in the bed, a 400-watt outlet, and a cooler-sized compartment with a drain that can be filled with ice and your beverage of choice.

While the big three are still the reigning champions, the Honda pickup truck has found its niche. Check it out at Jack Matia Honda.