We love summer. The weather, the vacations, the awesome outdoor spots in the Hoquiam, WA area – all just perfect ingredients for a road trip! But of course, we at Honda of Grays Harbor know that any road trip is bound to include some road hazards. So today, we want to identify a couple of them and give you some advice as to how to avoid them – and why our Honda cars will keep you secure on the road.

It’s Washington, and rain happens. So making sure that you are doing what you can to keep things steady is important. When driving in rain, drive a bit slower and make sure that your cabin doesn’t fog up due to the increased humidity from the rain. If the rain gets too intense, feel free to pull over and wait for it to subside. Put your hazard lights on if you do. Additionally, there are many Honda cars with available all-wheel-drive, like the 2019 Honda CR-V, that take the power from the engine and deliver it to the wheels that need it the most to maintain traction on the road.

But when you’ve got a vehicle on the road that doesn’t seem to be paying attention to you or anyone else, then you need to be extra careful. Reckless drivers happen all the time, and when you come across them, the best thing to do is to keep your distance. Slow down, let them pass, do whatever you can to safely get them out of their way. And with available smart features like the ones found in the Honda Sensing™ suite on new Honda models, you’ll be able to keep your distance even better with Adaptive Cruise Control. The Collision Mitigation Braking System is also going to make sure you stop, even if you get caught off-guard.

There are so many fun things to do in the summer, but we all need to do our best to make sure we’re staying safe out there. If your Honda vehicle needs service, our Aberdeen, WA Honda Service Center is here to make sure your vehicle is running in peak condition.