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…)
Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
Honda Safety System Videos
Most Honda vehicles feature the automaker’s suite of active safety systems, Honda Sensing®, in some form or another. In the 21st century, vehicle safety isn’t just about a platform being able to absorb an impact, crash avoidance is really the name of the game now. These Honda safety system videos will help people get more familiar with these features and how the systems will help them avoid trouble on the road. Today, we’re picking out two features, Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow. The technology will monitor the area surrounding the properly equipped vehicle to help ensure that the vehicle maintains a safety bubble on the highway. If you want to make sure you understand how all of this works, schedule an appointment to see a demonstration today. (more…)
Monday, November 23rd, 2020
New Honda Safety Reminder System Videos
Passenger safety is as important to Honda as it is to any automaker operating in the United States. In the 21st century, crash and injury prevention is the name of the game in vehicle safety. Our team has come across some new Honda safety reminder system videos that will give people some additional peace of mind while they’re on the road. Several Honda vehicles are equipped with a wide range of Honda Sensing® systems. The Rear Seat-Belt Reminder and Rear Seat Reminder systems will help drivers know what is going on in the backseat without having to turn around. The Rear Seat-Belt Reminder feature will announce who is and who is not wearing their seat belt and the Rear Seat Reminder will let people know if they have left something in the car. If you would like to see these features work in person, make an appointment with a Meridian Honda product today. (more…)
Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
How do I protect my car from flood damage?
As residents of Mississippi, we are no strangers to hurricane damage and destructive storm surges. As we are right in the heart of the Atlantic hurricane season, our team at Meridian Honda thought it would be a good idea to help people answer the important question, ‘How do I protect my car from flood damage?’ You don’t need to be an automotive expert or a climatologist to understand that uncontrolled water can be devastating to just about everything, including cars, trucks and SUVs. If we’re going to get through this storm season, we need to be prepared. Let’s take a look at what our team of experts found during their research project. (more…)
What is Honda Driver Feedback?
Safety is a primary concern of every automaker operating around the world. Honda is taking this effort as seriously as any of them. That automaker has announced a new opt-in service that will not only encourage safer driving habits but could also lead to auto insurance discounts in more than 40 states*. So, what is Honda Driver Feedback? Owners of certain Honda vehicles with HondaLink® connected-vehicle applications will get a clear view of how their driving habits could be improved by providing objective analysis in five distinct areas. Using the Honda Driver Feedback system for just 90 days could lead to an insurance discount if they are using a participating provider. Let’s take a closer look at how this works. (more…)
Monday, December 9th, 2019
What kind of safety features does the 2020 Honda HR-V have?
The latest version of the Honda HR-V will be arriving at the Meridian Honda showroom in the very near future. Most, if not all of the elements that have made the compact crossover SUV such a strong competitor have been retained for the new model year. If you’re wondering, ‘What kind of safety features does the 2020 Honda HR-V have,’ Meridian Honda product experts have some answers for you. The 2020 Honda HR-V comes with several active safety features on its entire trim ladder (LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring) as well as some more advanced options on the higher-end models. Let’s take a look at the various ways the 2020 HR-V can keep its passengers safe. (more…)
Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
How do I adjust the Honda HUD?
Very few industries have advanced as quickly as the automotive industry. Honda, in particular, has been on the cutting-edge of this kind of development. Whether it is smartphone integration, streaming media services or active safety systems, there are several Honda models that offer these technologies and more. But the introduction of the Honda Head-up Display is really something special. This feature offers a safe and convenient way for drivers to monitor the status of several digital systems equipped with the vehicle. Because drivers come in a variety of sizes, customers new to this technology often ask, ‘How do I adjust the Honda HUD?’ Meridian Honda product experts want drivers to be able to get the most from their vehicles, so they came up with this handy how-to guide. Let’s see what they came up with. (more…)
Friday, August 23rd, 2019
New Honda Airbag Design Technology
Did you know that the humble three-point seatbelt required in all passenger vehicles in the United States is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year? This gigantic leap forward in automotive safety has saved untold thousands, if not millions, of lives on American road during the last six decades. Honda has done the necessary work to make itself an industry leader in automotive safety. That is exactly what makes the news about the new Honda airbag design technology all the more exciting. To be sure, airbags have played an important role in supplementing the seat belt in protecting passengers in an accident. However, this is an area of vehicle development that should never slow down; and Honda has shown no signs of doing that. Let’s see what they built now. (more…)
What is Honda Road Departure Mitigation?
The Honda Sensing® suites of active safety systems can be found on a continually growing number of the automaker’s new vehicles available at dealership’s like Meridian Honda. One of our product experts fielded a phone call from a prospective customer asking, ‘What is Honda Road Departure Mitigation?’ This is something we know about, but our team takes this knowledge for granted because we work with this technology every day. It has occurred to us that this is probably a question a lot of people have, and it would be helpful for us to answer this question. If you ever need any more assistance in learning how to get the most from your Honda vehicle, please don’t hesitate to stop by the showroom. (more…)
Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
How should parents talk about texting and driving?
Technology has really changed the way we live our lives. Information is easier access. Just about every aspect of life is more convenient. But that convenience has also come with some new dangers, namely being distracted by our smartphones and other devices. If you have a child or loved one who is getting their license soon, you are probably wondering, ‘How should parents talk about texting and driving?’ Honda is actually launching a campaign that should help people start this all-too-important conversation started. Additionally, the Meridian Honda Blog has also dug up a few tips that might be helpful in the beginning stages. Let’s take a look at this growing, but manageable problem together. (more…)