Do new car engines still have a break-in period?
The automotive industry and the vehicles it produces are nothing short of modern engineering models. As whole, modern cars, trucks and crossover SUVs are more reliable, efficient and safer than ever before. However, just because these machines are easier to own, the doesn’t mean brand new vehicles don’t need a little extra attention. So, do new car engines still have a break-in period? In short, yes, they do. Most automakers advise a brief mechanical run-in, or break-in period, at least for the first few weeks someone takes home a new vehicle. Each vehicle will have different requirements, owners are encouraged to take a closer look at their vehicle’s owner’s manual for specific information. (more…)
Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
New Honda certified pre-owned vehicle warranty information
The lineup of Honda certified pre-owned cars, trucks, minivans and SUVs available at Meridian Honda is something anyone looking for a reliable used vehicle should learn more about. Most certified pre-owned vehicles were previously leased vehicles that have been returned and thoroughly inspected to ensure they meet that automaker’s exacting standards. The new Honda certified pre-owned vehicle warranty information that has been released reveals some exciting changes that have been specifically designed to work better for customers and the vehicles they choose to take home. Let’s take a look at how customers can expect to be protected when they invest in a certified pre-owned vehicle from Meridian Honda. (more…)
Is getting my oil changed at a dealership worth it?
There is no question that modern cars are complex pieces of machinery. But when it comes to taking care of them, it really can’t get much easier than following the maintenance schedule laid out in a vehicle’s owner’s manual. Of all of the things a vehicle will eventually need to have replaced, there isn’t a much more important component than engine oil. People would really be surprised how often we get asked, ‘Is getting my oil changed at a dealership worth it?’ We might not be the most objective arbiters on the subject, but we’d have to say yes, it is definitely worth having your oil changed by the experts at the Meridian Honda Service Department. Let’s examine why this is true. (more…)
Is Honda Pre-Paid Maintenance worth it?
The golden rule of automotive care and maintenance is just like the one that we should all recognize: Treat your car as you would wish to be treated. More specifically, that means not ignoring the reminders you might get in your email or what your vehicle might be telling you. Every vehicle that leaves Meridian Honda comes with a pitch from our team about pre-paying for routine service appointments. This is almost certainly followed up with the question, ‘Is Honda pre-paid maintenance worth it?’ From our point-of-view, yes, it is. There are few key reasons why Meridian Honda customers who are eligible to buy Honda Care Maintenance™ plans should really give it major consideration. We’ll go over them here to buyers will be as well-informed as possible before they visit the showroom. (more…)
Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
What should I do if my car overheats?
It’s not terribly difficult to understand that an engine produces a lot of heat during normal operations. There are a lot of systems in place to ensure all of that heat is properly dealt with. However, a vehicle that is overdue for maintenance could leave it at risk of overheating. This is a major problem that could lead to an expensive repair bill — if the engine can be repaired at all. Meridian Honda product experts believe that the happiest customers are the most educated customers. So, if you’ve never wondered, ‘What should I do if my car overheats,’ this blog is going to be a very important read. Like any unexpected automotive that occurs, it’s important to not panic and to get clear of traffic as quickly and as safely as possible. (more…)
Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
How do I know if I need to get a new battery for my car?
It’s impossible to overstate how important your vehicle’s battery is to your daily life. Sure, the engine provides the power needed to move the car, but what do you think provides the power to start the engine in the first place? If you’ve had your vehicle for a while, you might be wondering, ‘How do I know if I need to get a new battery for my car?’ The Meridian Honda Blog reached out to the pros in the Meridian Honda Service Department to get a comprehensive list of signs you should be looking for, as it applies to the battery system. As always, the best way to stay on top of this important issue is to visit a qualified facility, like the one at Meridian Honda. (more…)
Thursday, February 7th, 2019
Three bad transmission symptoms you can’t ignore
After the engine, the most complex and important component of any vehicle is the transmission. As its name implies, it literally transmits the power the engine makes to the wheels. It doesn’t take an automotive expert to know that it is a very important piece of equipment. The best advice for keeping any vehicle running in peak condition for as long as possible is always keep up-to-date with regular maintenance. Our expert service technicians are always ready to help. Here are three bad transmission symptoms you can’t ignore and if you’ve noticed any them, make an appointment with the Meridian Honda Service Department today. (more…)
Thursday, December 13th, 2018
Why does my car battery keep dying?
When we think about a vehicle’s engine, it’s easy to get seduced by exciting terms like horsepower, torque and towing capacity. Sure, these are all important figures to know if a vehicle’s engine is going to live up to your expectations. However, the humble automotive battery is as essential as it is overlooked in the grand scheme of things. Anyone who has been stuck in the rain and/or cold trying to find someone to jump-start a failing battery learned this bit of information the hard way. If you’ve had to jump through these hoops more frequently lately, you might be wondering, ‘Why does my car battery keep dying?’ We asked the experts in the Meridian Honda Service Department for some answers. This is what they told us. (more…)
Friday, November 9th, 2018
Top three car sounds you can’t ignore
If you spend enough time in your car, you know exactly what it sounds like. A properly-tuned or properly-maintained automobile will sound like a symphony on wheels. The pitch will rise and fall at predictable times and an engine should simply purr like a recently-fed cat. When something is wrong or about to go wrong, your car will let you know. These are the top three car sounds you can’t ignore if you want to avoid hefty repair bills and an untold number of inconveniences. If you have questions along the way about how to best take care of your vehicle, make an appointment with a Meridian Honda Service Technician today. (more…)
Friday, October 5th, 2018
Does my Honda car need to use premium gasoline?
Almost universally speaking, most Honda sedans, hatchbacks and crossover SUVs rank among the most fuel-efficient vehicles in each automotive industry segment. But as a vehicle’s technology advances, more Meridian Honda customers have been wondering aloud, ‘Does my Honda car need to use premium gasoline?’ If this question has been weighing on your mind, the Meridian Honda Blog is here to help. When it comes to filling up your tank, most Honda vehicles are going to perform just fine with regular grade gas. Let’s take a look at what premium gas actually is, as well as some other things that you might find useful. If you still have lingering questions about how to get the most out of your Honda vehicle, please stop by the showroom, any of our product experts will be happy to assist you. (more…)