A Critical Contact Your Phone is Missing



Have you memorized your license plate number? How about your VIN number? Or the phone number to roadside assistance or your insurance agent’s name and number? There are a variety of situations when you might need these critical bits of info and not have access to them. Here’s the easy solution…

These days almost no one leaves home without their phone, so since it is always handy, why not add your car as a phone contact? For privacy reasons, rather than listing your car as MyCar, list it as Mr. Sedan or something similar. There are usually options within the contact fields for notes and extra fields so you can add the info you want.

Then with just a couple of taps on your phone, you’ll have the info you need when…

– you’re locked out of your vehicle and can’t read the VIN number through the windshield or can’t get to the owner’s manual that might have the roadside assistance number.

– you’re shopping at Target and you hear an announcement asking for the owner of a silver sedan with a specific license plate number to come to customer service

– you urgently need to call your insurance agent but don’t remember their name

This tip might be especially helpful to new drivers, so please share it with those you know.

2016 CR-V Achieves Highest Score


2016 CR-V Achieves Highest Score

The stylish and versatile 2016 Honda CR-V has received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score, the top score available in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Earlier, the CR-V earned a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), making it a collision safety leader and a standout choice in the SUV market.

“Consumers have made the CR-V America’s best-selling SUV for good reason, and this top government safety rating just adds one more appealing and class-leading attribute,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “Honda is committed to offering vehicles that deliver advanced safety, fun-to-drive performance and connectivity, with top fuel economy ratings. CR-V is that kind of vehicle.”

In receiving the 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from NHTSA, the 2016 CR-V has also met the requirements of the agency’s three recommended technologies: Rear View System (back-up camera), Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning.

The 2016 Honda CR-V utilizes the latest generation of Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, which helps make the CR-V highly effective at absorbing and dispersing the energy of a frontal collision crash.

The CR-V was the first Honda vehicle to offer the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assistive features that can take action to help avoid a collision or mitigate its severity. Honda Sensing is now available on four of Honda’s most popular and top selling models – Civic, Accord, CR-V and Pilot. The Honda Sensing suite of technologies includes Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist System and Lane Departure Warning.

In addition to the application of Honda’s ACE body-structure, the 2016 CR-V features a host of standard active and passive safety features and offers many standard and available driver-assistive technologies, such as:

– SmartVent Front Side Airbags
– Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
– Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
– Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control
– Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)
– Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
– Honda LaneWatch (EX, EX-L with Navi)
– Hill Start Assist (HSA)
– Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
– Multi-Angle Rear View Camera with Guidelines