If you have ever parked on an incline, you know the terror of trying to quickly move from the brake to the gas before the car starts rolling backward. Sometime you aren’t quite quick enough and then you actually do start rolling backwards. You may even try to avoid parking on a hill at all costs for fear of this situation. Honda understands this issue when parking on a hill and has actually added a feature to many new Honda models to help you get going when you’re parked uphill. This feature is called Hill-Start Assist and it is an active safety feature that actively preventing a potential collision. So, what is Honda Hill-Start Assist, exactly? We will go over this feature to give you a better understanding of how it works.
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Hill-Start Assist (or HSA for short) is a feature that will assist when you are trying to drive up the hill you are parked on, and it also works when you try to back up when you are parked downhill. It essentially helps to give you a little extra time when switching from the brake to the gas.
When you are parked downhill, Hill-Start Assist will actually hold brake pressure for a short time after you release the brake, giving you extra time to get to the gas pedal. With this feature you won’t have to stress about accidentally rolling backward because it will prevent that from happening. If you have Hill-Start Assist, you can park uphill worry free because the system has your back.
If you would like to learn more about the Hill-Start Assist feature or even see it in action on a test drive, stop into a local Honda dealer near you. If you are in the Edmonton, Alberta area, come on over to Wheaton Honda and we’ll be happy to get you more information about Hill-Start Assist and introduce you any of the vehicles equipped with this feature.