Should I pay off my car loan early?
When people take out a loan to buy a vehicle, they are usually counting down the days until the note is paid off in full. To be sure, this is a great feeling and should be a point of pride for the vehicle owner. Sometimes people come into a fair amount of money unexpectedly and it’s not uncommon for them to ask the Meridian Honda Finance Department, ‘Should I pay off my car loan early?’ Under most circumstances, the quicker you can get the debt off your ledger, the better it is for your financial health. However, for any of several reasons, car payments are different in the eyes of the three credit bureaus. Let’s take a look at a few things that you should know before paying your car loan off early. (more…)
Thursday, April 15th, 2021
What is the best way to load a trailer?
Towing capacity is one of the most important aspects of vehicle platforms like SUVs and, obviously, pickup trucks. Currently, of the 2021 Honda vehicles that are rated for towing, 5,000 pounds will be the maximum that can be pulled. Before someone tries to test the limits of their vehicle, we’d like people to take a look at the videos in this blog post that will answer the important question, ‘What is the best way to load a trailer?’ The simplest answer is to make sure the heaviest items being hauled in the trailer are located at the front. This is done to prevent dreaded trailer swaying. Give these videos a watch and feel free to reach out to Meridian Honda if you have any additional questions. (more…)
Honda Military Appreciation and Certified Pre-Owned Program Videos
We are rapidly approaching Independence Day 2020. While your usual Fourth of July plans may have been interrupted by the global viral pandemic, our manufacturing partner is still finding some ways to honor those who have served our country as well as more qualified buyers in our area. These Honda military appreciation and certified pre-owned program videos should provide a good idea of what prospective Meridian Honda customers can expect. If you have any questions about the various ownership programs or sales incentives available at the dealership, please give one of our product experts a call today. Also, be sure to ask us about our door-to-door services that have been implemented by our team to keep customers and staff safe from COVID-19. (more…)
Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
Will the 2021 Honda Odyssey have CabinWatch®?
The automotive industry has been as disrupted as any other during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most noticeable delays forced upon Honda is having to push back its official unveiling of the latest version of its minivan platform, the Honda Odyssey. In normal times, we would already probably have an almost complete look at what the new model year would have to offer. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until at least August for more information, though that isn’t to say we don’t know anything about the new minivan. If you’re wondering, ‘Will the 2021 Honda Odyssey have CabinWatch®,’ that is something on which we can credibly comment. Yes, the 2021 Odyssey Touring and Elite models will have an interior monitoring system, but it has been improved for the new model year. Let’s take a look at how. (more…)
Friday, December 20th, 2019
Standard Cargo Features for the 2020 Honda Ridgeline
We are very excited for the 2020 Honda Ridgeline to arrive at the Meridian Honda showroom. The automaker has made a few important changes to its midsize pickup truck, including revising its 2020 trim ladder. Buyers will be able to choose from four versions, Sport, RTL, RTL-E and Black Edition. Engineers have provided several standard cargo features for the 2020 Honda Ridgeline that will give owners innovative ways to keep the things they haul organized and secure. Our team is very eager to see what else the 2020 Ridgeline has to offer. Honda has anticipated this anticipation and has provided a few videos to help potential buyers get ready. Let’s see what we can expect to see when it arrives. (more…)
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
Performance Specs and Features for the 2020 Honda Civic Si
We’ve officially entered the time of year where Honda is starting to tease its next model year of vehicles. The automaker has already let us know what will be available with the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback. Now we’re getting a look at the nameplate’s high-performance variant. For yet another model year, the performance specs and features for the 2020 Honda Civic Si will place it at, or near the top of its class. When the 2020 Civic Si is available for sale or lease at dealerships like Meridian Honda, it will feature a restyled exterior, revised transmission gear ratios and it will make the Honda Sensing® suite standard equipment. Let’s take a look at what we can expect to see. (more…)
Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
What does Honda Sport Mode do?
Just because someone can’t justify owning a sports car, doesn’t mean they don’t want that kind of dynamic and engaging driving experience. Automakers, like Honda, are answering the call from customers by leveraging the latest in available technology. So, what does Honda Sport Mode do? It’s a feature available on an increasing number of Honda models found at dealerships like Meridian Honda and a simple press of the button can really change a properly-equipped vehicle’s characteristics. For our purposes today, we are going to use the 2018 Honda Accord as our example to explain this feature. If you want to see it in action, make an appointment with a Meridian Honda product expert today. (more…)
Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
Honda 3E-D18 Robotics Concept Overview Video
Honda introduced its new 3E (Empower, Experience, Empathy) Robotics Concept at CES 2018 earlier this month. The robots demonstrate a range of experimental functions engineered to understand the needs of humans and improve their lives as a result. The robots were designed by Honda R&D America to highlight the concept that robots and people can work together to empower each other.
Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
Honda Insight Prototype world debut 2018 Detroit Auto Show
The Honda Insight Prototype is set to make its world debut on January 15, 2018 at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The prototype serves as a precursor to the all-new 2019 Honda Insight—an upscale, stylish five-passenger sedan expected to arrive at dealerships nationwide by early next year. Continue reading for more about the Honda Insight Prototype world debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.
Monday, October 9th, 2017
In any business, manufacturers and executives should be held accountable for their impact on the environment. That is especially true in the automobile industry. In September, Honda released its 2017 North American Environmental Report (NAER). This year’s report details Honda’s vision and approach to taking care of environmental efforts across the company. Continue on to read a brief summary of the 2017 Honda NAER. (more…)