Why does my Honda car/truck radio say, ‘Code?’
Regardless of what you like to listen to during your commute, an automotive radio has become an indispensable piece of equipment. Honda is more than happy to provide this feature (and much more modern options) on its vehicles. However, you might be in a situation when you start your vehicle, and the radio doesn’t work. If this has left you wondering, ‘Why does my Honda car/truck radio say, ‘Code,’’ the product experts at Meridian Honda have the answer. Basically, this is an anti-theft feature, designed to convince would-be thieves to skip your Honda car, truck, SUV or minivan. Let’s take a closer look at some helpful information. (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 It very much surprises people when they learn this old chestnut is as outdated as the factory-built tape deck.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…)
Saturday, February 13th, 2021
How do I connect my smartphone wirelessly to a Honda vehicle?
As we get deeper into the 2021 (or 2022 in some cases) Honda model year, the level of technology available in several of the automaker’s vehicles is nothing short of impressive. One of the technologies that have started to show up in new models is the ability to wirelessly access two suites of smartphone applications. If you’re wondering, ‘How do I connect my smartphone wirelessly to a Honda vehicle,’ Meridian Honda is here to help. We are using the 2021 Honda Accord as a model for this video, but the capability is available in several other vehicles for the current model year. Overall, this process was designed to be as easy as possible. If a step-by-step guide would be more helpful, we have you covered there. Please reach out to a Meridian Honda product expert today if you have any questions along the way. (more…)
Monday, January 18th, 2021
What can I do with Honda Alexa Skills?
The Internet of Things is everywhere. Wi-Fi-enabled coffee makers, smart televisions and an untold number of other devices can communicate with one another making life easier, if not more interesting. It was only a matter of time before the cars, trucks, minivans and SUVs in our driveways get in on this technology. Several Honda vehicles offer a smartphone-compatible infotainment system, which has been an incredible leap forward in connectivity. The next development will help Honda owners interact with their properly equipped Honda vehicles without going to the garage. ‘What can I do with Honda Alexa Skills,’ is a question we’re hearing more and more every day. Let’s take a closer look at something you might want to know. (more…)
Monday, December 14th, 2020
How does Honda Lane Keeping Assist System work?
Obviously, driver and passenger safety is a top priority for Honda. The automaker has helped this effort by expanding its Honda Sensing® suite of active safety systems to more models with each passing model year. One of the more interesting elements of the Honda Sensing® will actually take a semi-active role in centering a properly equipped Honda vehicle in the center of a marked lane. So, how does Honda Lane Keeping Assist System work? We’ll go into more detail below, but the elevator pitch is that it employs an array of cameras to determine the vehicle’s position on the road. A few Meridian Honda product experts got together to examine this important and innovative safety system, so you understand its benefits and limitations. (more…)
Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ Wireless Connection in Honda Vehicles
Digital technology is progressing within the automotive industry at a pace not seen in many other areas. Honda vehicles have offered smartphone-compatible infotainment systems for a while. As the automaker enters the 2021 model year, it is advancing the technology to its next logical step by eliminating the need for wires. The ability to make an Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ wireless connection in Honda vehicles is going to be a game-changer for owners. As of right now, this capability is officially available with the 2021 Honda Accord (EX-L, Sport 2.0T and Touring 2.0T) and 2021 Accord Hybrid (Hybrid EX, Hybrid EX-L and Hybrid Touring), however, it’s likely to appear in more models at a later and as to yet, undetermined, date. Let’s take a closer look at how people can use this wireless capability. (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, September 23rd, 2020
What is an OBD2 port used for?
When it comes to owning an automobile, there are few more empty and terrifying feelings than hearing an out of place sound or noticing a leak under the vehicle. Also, when someone takes their vehicle in for repairs, the fear of how much it will cost to fix can be just short of paralyzing. If you’re the do-it-yourself type, you might be able to diagnose and repair some things at home. So, what is an OBD2 port used for and how does it work? Basically, it’s a tool that all repair shops use to figure out what’s wrong with a vehicle. However, it’s important to point out that modern cars, trucks and SUVs are exponentially more complex than previous versions; and it’s easy to get in over your head. Let’s take a closer look at a few things you might want to know. (more…)
Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
How do parking sensors work?
When it comes to the available technology found on vehicles, the sleek and nimble connectivity options like the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites get a lot of attention. However, did you know that a lot, if not most of the new vehicles produced in the last few years are outfitted with an incredible array of standard safety features? The team of Meridian Honda product experts thought that customers shopping for a new vehicle for the first time might not be aware of these innovations. In an attempt to make sure nobody feels overwhelmed, we thought we’d focus on one common question, ‘How do parking sensors work?’ Luckily, this information is broadly applicable to most automakers’ version of the technology. Let’s take a closer look. (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…)