Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
How do I pick out new tires for my car?
Tires are such an important part of safe driving that you might feel like we spend too much of our time on the subject. However, our team feels it is important for people to properly take care of their tires, including rotating them on time and replacing them when necessary. So, if you are wondering, ‘How do I pick out new tires for my car,’ Meridian Honda can help. Naturally, our parts department will be able to get you the tires you need and our service department can install them. However, we have found that an educated customer is a happier customer. These videos will walk you through some of the finer points of buying tires and how those choices will affect you and the way you drive. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Meridian Honda today. (more…)
Spring/Summer 2021 Travel Tips
The last year has been exceedingly difficult for any of several reasons. Things are beginning to look very promising and everyone at Meridian Honda wants you to be prepared to hit the road. Our team is always looking for helpful items to assist our customers in getting the most out of their vehicles. This time around we found the Spring/Summer 2021 travel tips from the experts over at Consumer Reports. In particular, these videos provide some advice for properly installing a child’s car seat, a very important topic for active families, as well as how to use your vehicle’s air conditioner as efficiently as possible. Before any trip that is going to take you more than a few hours from your home, you should definitely schedule an appointment with the Meridian Honda Service Department so we can make sure your vehicle is in tip-top condition. (more…)
Wednesday, March 10th, 2021
Do new cars need their oil changed every 3,000 miles?
It wasn’t all that long ago that people marveled when an automobile came with both an AM and FM radio. Given the kind of technology found in a lot of the latest Honda vehicles found at the Meridian Honda showroom, the idea of radio seems quaint in and of itself. Giant leaps in technology in the automotive industry aren’t limited to just how we entertain ourselves while we’re out the road. We hear the question, ‘Do new cars need their oil changed every 3,000 miles,’ pretty often. It very much surprises people when they learn this old chestnut is as outdated as the factory-built tape deck. We reached out to a few of the master Honda technicians in the Meridian Honda Service Department to get a few answers. (more…)
What kind of tires should I buy for my car?
The weather in our area was crazy this winter. Hopefully, it was just a fluke, but nobody really knows what the future will hold. People don’t necessarily need a huge four-wheel-drive vehicle to handle inclement weather, but a good set of well-maintained tires will make a big difference. If you’re wondering, ‘What kind of tires should I buy for my car,’ Meridian Honda is ready to help. The experts that work in our service department know exactly what you need. However, we also know that people like to do a little homework on their own time, and we found a couple of videos that might be helpful. If you have any questions about taking care of your vehicle so it lasts for as long as possible, make an appointment with Meridian Honda today. (more…)
Friday, February 12th, 2021
Does it matter what kind of battery I buy for my car?
The vehicle sitting in your driveway might be powered by an internal combustion engine, but nobody is going anywhere without a properly functioning battery. Anyone who has been caught in the rain, heat or other less than perfect weather has learned a hard lesson about how the importance of an automotive battery. If you know it’s time to make replace the battery, you are likely also wondering, ‘Does it matter what kind of battery I buy for my car?’ Well, yes. There are some considerations you need to make to avoid making a potentially costly mistake. Let’s take a closer look at a few things you might need to know. (more…)
Monday, February 1st, 2021
What are the worst sounds a car can make?
If someone knows what to listen for, their ears can tell them a great deal about the health of their car, truck or SUV. Modern automobiles are more reliable than ever before and the hum of the engine, changes of pitch caused by changing gears or even the sounds of air coming through the ventilation system should all be very predictable – almost to the point of producing the melody of a familiar song. When something starts to go wrong in a vehicle, the first sign of trouble could be a missed note. So, what are the worst sounds a car can make? We asked the professionals at the Meridian Honda Service Department about some things a vehicle owner may hear that should never ignore. Let’s take a closer look, or listen, as it were. (more…)
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…)