Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020
What kind of car maintenance can I do at home?
Honda builds some of the most reliable vehicles in the automotive industry. However, that isn’t to say a vehicle doesn’t require any attention over the course of its life. Regular maintenance is the best way to keep your Honda vehicle running at peak condition for as long as possible. However, if you are more of a do-it-yourselfer, you might be wondering, ‘What kind of car maintenance can I do at home?’ People falling into this category are in luck because Meridian Honda product experts are always on the lookout for materials that will help people get the most from their vehicles. The two videos we’ve embedded below will outline a few basic maintenance tasks that will help you save some money and feel a definite sense of accomplishment. If you need help along the way, please make an appointment with the Meridian Honda Service Department today. (more…)
Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
What happens if your vehicle runs out of gas?
The answer to the question, ‘What happens if your vehicle runs out of gas,’ is pretty straightforward. A vehicle with no gas isn’t going to go anywhere. However, there is more trouble that could come about if this kind of thing becomes a regular habit. Someone who continually runs their gas tank completely dry is setting themselves up for an expensive trip to a repair shop like the Meridian Honda Service Department. Our service team has noticed a slight uptick in this kind of damage coming in over the last few weeks. Because seemingly simple slip of the mind can be so expensive to fix, we wanted to give you some information that might prevent this. (more…)
Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
What does engine knocking mean?
To put it lightly, a modern automobile engine is a highly complex piece of machinery. A seemingly small problem can quickly turn into a major issue quickly if it is not addressed in a timely manner. One of the most common complaints we hear in the Meridian Honda Service Department regards strange engine sounds. So, what does engine knocking mean? There are a lot of reasons why an engine could make a knocking sound and pretty much all of them mean that it’s time to bring your vehicle in for a checkup and some repairs. A few of our product experts reached out to the professionals in our service department to find some answers. Let’s take a look at what they found. (more…)
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…)