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Holiday Traveling: Thanksgiving Driving Tips

Happy ThanksgivingThe worst part of the holiday season is that everything happens in the colder months, when the roads are slick and traveling is much worse than any other time of year. Follow these Thanksgiving driving tips to make your holiday travels as safe as possible.

First, prepare your car for a breakdown. Cold weather is hard on cars, and if you experience issues and are stuck on the side of the road for a while, you’ll want warm clothes and supplies. Bring a first aid kit, extra blankets, snacks, water, and either a car charger for your phone or a spare prepaid phone to make emergency calls with.

If you aren’t familiar with the route, use a GPS or your phone to navigate so you don’t get lost. GPS is much more reliable than writing down directions, especially if you miss an exit and need to find your way back to the right freeway.

If you end up driving through bad weather and visibility is too poor, pull over! If the roads are bad, give yourself plenty of room to stop, more than usual, and drive slowly. Happy Thanksgiving!

Blue Skies for our Children

Honda and fuel efficiency have been synonymous for decades. But even with cars like the Civic and the Fit, Honda is not just aiming for higher EPA ratings than those of its competitors; Honda’s main goal is to promote a healthy environment for our future generations.

That’s why Honda’s slogan promises “blue skies for our children.” As part of that promise, Honda set a goal in 2006 to reduce emissions from its entire vehicle lineup (as well as power products) by 10% by the end of 2010, in comparison to 2000 levels. After meeting that goal, the Japanese automaker set an even greater goal—an emissions reduction of 30% by the end of 2020 when compared to 2000.

As a testament to Honda’s “Blue Skies for our Children,” the car manufacturer has launched a series of short films about all the ways that Honda employees are promoting a greener (or bluer) future. The first clip to appear was called “Paint by Numbers” and can be viewed below!

And if you’ve got any ways that you personally strive to promote blue skies for our children, leave a comment below, or stop in to Avery Greene Honda and tell us in person!

Men Use GPS More Than Women

“Honey, just pull over and ask that nice lady right there,” instructs the sensible wife, pointing to the old woman on the street corner.

“No, I know exactly where we are,” replies the defiant husband as he plunges his family deeper into the tangled web of streets that he cannot actually navigate.

Sound a little too familiar for your liking? It seems like all men will refuse the logical decision when it means having to swallow their pride and ask for assistance, which is why most men will never be bothered to stop and ask for directions—even when they desperately need them. But what about behind closed doors? What about when a man doesn’t have to go out of his way to ask another person, but instead just a machine?

According to a recent study conducted by AAMI, an Australian insurance company, more men than women will actually consult a GPS when they don’t know where they’re going! In fact, only 50% of women use a GPS whereas an astonishing 64% of men will check one during a trip. How’s that for a total reversal?

Whether you use a GPS or not, there’s always one place you should know how to get to—and that’s Avery Greene Honda! Stop by today and check out our latest specials, or schedule your vehicle for routine maintenance from our award-winning service department!

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