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Tips for Trailering or Towing a Boat

lakeHere in Vallejo, where we sit right on the Napa River, summer is the perfect time to haul our boats to the shore and head out for a relaxing day on the water. Hitching your boat safely to your truck isn’t hard, but it’s good to know some tips for towing a boat to keep it safely fastened for the drive.

Number one, make sure the weight in the boat is balanced. You may have to move things around so that the weight in both sides is about the same and the weight in the front and back is about a 60/40 split. You also need to attach—at least to ratchet—straps from the trailer to the bow eye.

When backing out of the driveway, have someone stand behind you to guide you. Steer from the bottom of the wheel, turning the wheel the direction you want the trailer to go.

While driving, give yourself more time to stop than usual, and take wide turns. When going up or down hills, shift down a gear to make braking safer and help you climb it.

2013 Honda Accord

Honda Vehicles Included in IIHS’ Best Used Cars for Teens List

Safety has always been a priority for Honda cars and it shows, even in the brand’s used cars. Several model years of Honda pre-owned vehicles were named as part of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s first-ever list of the best used cars for teens, showcasing just how serious the Japanese carmaker is when it comes to safety.

“Enhancing the safety of our customers and the quality of our products is a top priority for Honda,” said Art. St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. “Our long-term commitment to enhancing safety and durability makes Honda an ideal choice when shopping for safe, reliable transportation, new or pre-owned, for all drivers including teens.”

2013 Honda Accord

A used Honda Accord is among the best used cars for teens!

Honda vehicles named in the category of used cars for teens under $20,000 included the 2012-2014 Honda Accord Sedan, 2013-2014 Accord Coupe, 2012-2014 CR-V, 2007-2014 Element, and 2011-2014 Odyssey. The brand also had some vehicles in the category of good choices for teen drivers under $10,000, such as the 2006-2014 Honda Pilot and 2005-2010 Odyssey.

To see what certified pre-owned vehicles Avery Greene Honda has to offer you, come in to our dealership today and give our vehicles a test drive.

Two Hondas named to 2012 Used Car Best Bets

Edmund’s has released its 2012 Used Car Best Bets – and Honda has captured the Compact SUV and Minivan categories. The 2005-2010 Honda CR-V and the Honda Odyssey made over the same years are promising used models.

Edmunds says that, “space-efficient, fuel-efficient and easy to drive and own, the Honda CR-V does almost everything well.” Because the small crossover starts at an affordable price point, it retains its value while still being affordable. Plenty of low-mileage used CR-Vs are on the market.

The Honda Odyssey has retained its value over the years, but its V6 engine (the most powerful in the segment) huge interior, hideaway third-row seat, top safety scores and solid reputation for quality and reliability make it worth the money. The 2005-2010 body styles are attractive, nimble, and convenient.

Looking at a used car can be the right decision for some buyers. And, used cars may be becoming cheaper.The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) reported in April that we could see the price of used cars decrease this summer, and they have recently confirmed that report.  In fact, some models’ value could drop by $900 in only one month.

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