The Wisdom of the Foolish Road Trip

January 12th, 2013 by

If you’re old enough to drive, there’s probably a pretty good chance that you’ve lived long enough to have done some foolish things in your life. While I know that not everyone has embarked on their own epically foolish road trip, after telling the tale of my post-high school road trip, I’ve found that many…

Don’t Throw Out the Atlas!

January 6th, 2013 by

You might have had that thick old Rand McNally atlas in your back seat or buried in your trunk for a decade, perhaps it even belonged to your parents, but the next time you clean out your car, give yourself a few minutes before you think about throwing it out. The temptation can be high…

Preparing Your Car For Winter

December 30th, 2012 by

Here at Middletown Honda, we believe that everyone should be prepared for driving in winter weather, and that means getting your vehicle ready for it. Road conditions can vary, and a snowstorm could affect driving dramatically. Schedule an appointment online with our team of expert service technicians to get your car properly prepared for the…

Winter Driving Tips: Icy Roads and Getting Stuck

December 28th, 2012 by

I forgot how dangerous snow and ice could be on the road. When taking a trip to a rural and very snowy region of Michigan this past week, I was reminded of how careful drivers need to be, and how often they aren’t. After hearing the horror stories of blizzard misadventures and people getting stuck,…

Fun Games for Kids During Road Trips

November 15th, 2012 by

Road trips are always a memorable time for everybody in the family, and this is especially true of children who haven’t seen much of the country. Piling everybody into your Honda and taking off can often lead to excessive boredom between interesting pit stops. Play these simple games with your kids to keep them having…

Double Check Yourself Before Every Road Trip

November 14th, 2012 by

A road trip, whether spent with your friends or your family, can be one of the most memorable and adventurous experiences of your life — provided that it all goes off without a hitch, and there can be oh-so-many hitches. One of the biggest ones is forgetting essential things for the trip. Now, if you’re…

Honda is Helping to Develop Intelligent Communication Between Vehicles

November 8th, 2012 by

In Vienna, Honda recently participated in the World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems. While I love to drive cars, I also think that, someday, we could all be transported to work by a computer controlled car. There are many benefits to an intelligent transportation system in cars and in the traffic infrastructure — I think…

Give Your Brakes a Break

November 7th, 2012 by

It’s difficult to appreciate something fully until you lose it. In this case, I’m talking about your brakes. Not too long ago, I was cruising down I-87 towards New York City. I saw that traffic had stopped ahead, so I did what any driver would do: I pressed the brake pedal. Except this time, there…

Help With Diagnosing Brake Problems

November 1st, 2012 by

Recently, I ran into a series of brake problems that could have seriously threatened my life and the safety of my vehicle. Luckily, I was able to spot these brake problems before they became too serious and got them replaced quickly. Avoiding these kinds of problems can help you avoid serious accidents and can even…

New York State Requirements for Car Insurance

October 31st, 2012 by

At Middletown Honda, we would like to clear up any confusion that surrounds New York State insurance laws. Most states, including New York, have at least some sort requirement for vehicle liability insurance. If you’re found liable for an accident, you will be responsible for covering property and personal damage. Since you never know when…

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