Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
COVID-19 Safe Valentine’s Day Date Activities near Meridian, MS
Unfortunately, we are still dealing with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone at Meridian Honda hopes that you and your loved ones were able to celebrate the holidays as safely as possible. The next major date on the calendar is going to be Valentine’s Day and we’ll still likely have to make plans to fit within the framework of our new normal. Our team took a little time out of their day to brainstorm some COVID-19 safe Valentine’s Day date activities near Meridian, MS. Regardless of what you choose to do, remember to follow local ordinances for wearing a mask and continue to observe social distancing with strangers. Let’s take a look at what our product experts came up with. (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…)
Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
How can I stop wasting gas?
Your vehicle may already be very efficient, and you may be happy with how much you’re spending to fill the gas tank. But, do you also wonder if you can do better, or, ‘How can I stop wasting gas?’ A few of the product experts working at the Meridian Honda showroom are obsessed with their fuel economy scores and they are always trying to drive farther on less gas. There are a few things you can do like taking it easy on the gas pedal and making sure the oil is changed on time. Our team found these videos in the course of their fuel-saving hobby and thought Meridian Honda Blog readers would benefit from seeing the information. If you have any questions about how to get the most from your car, truck or SUV, make an appointment with one of our product experts today. (more…)
Thursday, January 7th, 2021
COVID-19 Mask Tips
Without question, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused devastation throughout our country. There are some good things on the horizon with several vaccines becoming available, and hopefully, people will be able to easily able to get the help they need. However, the need to wear face masks probably isn’t going away anytime soon. It has been almost a year since we had to learn to go through our day-to-day lives while wearing a mask and it is easy to get complacent and make mistakes. Our team thought it would be helpful to share a couple of videos with a few helpful reminders. If there is anything Meridian Honda can do to help you get through these difficult times, please make an appointment with us today. (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…)
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…)