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…)
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…)
Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
COVID-19 Trick-or-Treating guidelines for Meridian, MS
We are just about a week away from Halloween. Without question, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to change the way we approach the holiday. Medical experts strongly suggest that people should avoid traditional trick-or-treating activities and people should largely stay home with their families. However, our city has released some COVID-19 trick-or-treating guidelines for Meridian, MS. The overarching message is largely the same as what the previously mentioned medical experts say. Everyone is best protected from viral transmission if they stay home. However, if you choose to venture outside, there are a few things that you can do to keep everyone as safe as possible. A few members of the Meridian Honda product expert team compiled this guide to help you stay safe and healthy. (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 15th, 2020
What is the difference between a sunroof and a moonroof?
Automobiles have been around in one form or another for more than 100 years. In that time, passenger vehicle design has gone in cycles, starting with open top horseless carriages to large steel land yachts of the 1940s, 50s and 60s to the sleek and aerodynamically friendly models we see today. Car designers have always had to balance the joy people feel with the sun on their skin and the wind blowing through the cabin with keeping the same people dry, warm and safe. There was a better way the sunroof/moonroof. So, what is the difference between a sunroof and a moonroof? In modern automotive design language, there isn’t much of a difference and both are largely used interchangeably – depending on the automaker. However, that isn’t strictly correct. Let’s take a closer look. (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…)
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…)
Thursday, August 20th, 2020
Is it safe to travel on Labor Day Weekend 2020 near Meridian, MS?
We are only a few weeks away from Labor Day 2020. In normal times, people would be finalizing plans for the long weekend. However, we are not currently living in normal times. If you have been wanting to get out of the house and are wondering, is it safe to travel on Labor Day Weekend 2020 near Meridian, MS, a few of our product experts did a little digging around and came up with a few tips you might find helpful. Regardless of what your plans may be, it is important to do the things that you have probably already been doing, including wearing a mask when around other people, regularly washing your hands and maintaining proper social distance. Let’s see what they found. (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…)