The Best Mother’s Day Events Near Ocala, FL

What’s the best Mother’s Day present you could give your wife or mother? We think it’s a new Honda for Mom, but as an Ocala Honda dealer near Lake City, we might be a bit biased. Here are a few amazing local Ocala events that might strike Mom’s fancy this year. Check them out!

For the Nature Addicts

Is Mom a horse lover? How about a three-and-a-half-hour tour of working horse farms, where Mom can pet, ride, and learn about race horses? Since Marion County has surpassed the bluegrass of Kentucky as the Horse Capital of the USA, there’s never a shortage of equestrians here in Florida.

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4 Must-Know Car Maintenance Tips for College Kids

Whether you’re sending your kid off to college for the very first time or are a student yourself, regular car maintenance should be near the top of your list of priorities. To help you or your college-aged drivers stay safe while on the road, read through our four incredible car maintenance tips below.

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Baseball Spring Training – Florida’s Pastime

To many diehard baseball fans, Spring Training in Florida is the most exciting time of the year. Last year’s stats and standings don’t matter anymore. Every team is in first place (and last place). And, even as the voices on sports radio insist they know who’s going to win it all, no one knows how the season will play out.

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Top 3 Car Maintenance Tips for National Car Care Month

April is right around the corner, which means warmer weather, blooming flowers, and – of course – spring break! Another thing that April brings us is National Car Care Month. Dedicated to helping raise awareness for the maintenance and upkeep of your vehicle, we at Honda of Ocala would like to give you these three car care tips.Honda-of-ocala-FL-Service

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How Does A Honda’s Brake System Work?

Your new Honda is a complex marvel of automotive ingenuity, innovation, and engineering. It’s made up of thousands of different parts which all must work together flawless. As part of a new series, we’ve teamed up with our Honda Certified Master Techs here at your hometown Honda new and used car dealership near Ocala, Honda of Ocala, to educate you about the many important components that comprise your award-winning Honda.

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In this installment, we’ll take an up-close look at how your Honda’s brakes work.

If you remember the classic TV cartoon show, “The Flintstones,” you’ll recall that Fred used his bare feet to bring his stone-age car to a stop. Ouch! Unlike Fred, when you push down on the brake pedal, it sets into motion a series of events that begin to slow your Honda, bringing it safely to a stop. Continue reading

How To Find The Best March Madness Sports Bars Near Ocala

Orlando’s state-of-the-art Amway Center will play host to the 1st & 2nd-rounds of the 2017 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship on March 16 & 18. If you’re not one of the lucky few with tickets to see the games, don’t worry. There are plenty of local sports bars right here in Ocala and vicinity where you can catch every minute of the exciting NCAA hoops action.

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  1. Gator’s Dockside, 3920 SW 42nd St. Suite 101, Ocala

A warm, friendly atmosphere and plenty of huge flat-screen TVs make Gator’s Dockside a great place to watch the games. This well-known chain has many other locations, including The Villages and Gainesville.

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How To Save Money On Tires At Honda Of Ocala

When is the last time you checked your tires? If you haven’t lately, the start of the New Year is a great time to take a look at the condition of your tires. Things to look for are tread depth, cracks or gouges in the sidewall, or uneven tread wear. Any of these issues could signal that it’s time for you to replace your tires.new-tires-ocala

World-Class Brands At Affordable Prices

If you’re in the market for some of the best deals on new tires for sale near Ocala, FL, we want to tell you about our exclusive Honda of Ocala Discount Tire Program. We offer some of the lowest prices on the world’s top tire brands for sale near Ocala, including Michelin, Continental, BF Goodrich, Firestone, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Pirelli, and many others. Continue reading

How To Get A First Look At Honda’s Hot Type R Prototype

The much-hyped, rally-inspired Civic Type R Prototype created lots of buzz-worthy excitement at its official North American unveiling during the recent SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas.

The U.S. debut of the head-turning new Type R Prototype at SEMA comes on the heels of its impressive global introduction at the 2016 Paris Auto Show. Attendees and members of the international automotive press swarmed the radically designed Type R at SEMA to get a closer look at dramatic its over-the-top styling.

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Radical Street-Ready Styling

Offering a glimpse at the aggressive design of the much-anticipated 10th-generation Civic Type R, the Type R Prototype shares similar low and wide proportions with the new Civic Hatchback. Clad in a unique highly reflective, fine-grained brushed aluminum effect black vinyl wrap finish customized for the Type R and wearing a visually striking rear wing flanked by “C-style” LED taillights, the Civic Type R’s muscular body styling is designed to optimize aerodynamics for improved handling and fuel efficiency.

Up front, the Type R sports front diamond-mesh air intakes, a string of LED headlights enclosed in smoked lenses, a functional hood scoop, and a signature red Honda “H” logo along with distinctive “Type R” badging. The front bumper gets a red-accented carbon fiber chin spoiler complemented by carbon fiber side skirts.

It wears massive bespoke piano black and red-accented 20-inch sport alloy wheels riding on 245-width high-performance tires. The rear also features a circular red-tipped exhaust flanked by two larger chrome-tipped exhausts similar to the Ferrari 458 Italia and the F40 positioned dead center below the red-accented rear bumper.

The Euro-spec Honda Type R has been tearing up the tracks across the pond for quite some time. In fact, according to Car and Driver, it owns some of the top times for a front-wheel drive car at five of Europe’s top circuits, including the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Silverstone GP, Spa-Francorchamps, Monza, Estoril, and Hungaroring. Continue reading

8 Ways To Care For Your New Honda In 2017

The year 2017 brings with it new opportunities for self-improvement. If you are like many people here in Ocala and vicinity, you may have jotted down some areas that you need to work on in 2017. Perhaps you resolve to exercise more, quit smoking, or limit your binge-watching on Netflix to only one night a week.

But did you ever think about making some New Year’s resolutions for your Honda? After all, your Honda is a valued member of the family, right? Maybe you even gave your Honda a name, which is a little weird but perfectly okay with us. Regardless, the start of the New Year is the perfect time to give your Honda a little “TLC.”

Here at your hometown Honda new car dealership near Ocala, FL, Honda of Ocala, our Service Department has the experience and know-how to maintain your Honda in top condition throughout the new year and beyond. So we asked our Honda factory service technicians to recommend their top New Year’s service resolutions for Hondas. Here’s their list.

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  1. A Clean Honda Is A Happy Honda

Pampering your Honda inside and out will not only make you feel good about your ride but will also protect your investment. It’s important to wash off dirt, grime, bugs, and road debris from your Honda’s exterior before it can damage your car’s finish. Waxing and polishing your Honda not only will make it shine but add a layer of protection to your paint job.

Use a vinyl protectant on the dash, console, and doors, and a leather conditioner on your seats. These products will keep your interior looking sharp, as well as protect these surfaces. Remove floor mats and give them a good cleaning with a stiff brush to remove dirt, followed by vacuuming. You should do the same with your car’s upholstery. Continue reading

Learn About The All-New 2017 Honda Ridgeline

Santa has a new sleigh, and it’s the totally redesigned and all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup from your hometown Honda new car dealer near Ocala, FL, Honda of Ocala.

Honda engineers took a “clean sheet of paper” approach to creating a brand-new pickup that’s perfect for work or play. Packed with an array of innovative features and handsome good looks, the new 2017 Ridgeline is already becoming a top seller.

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Classic Appearance

The new 2017 Honda Ridgeline for sale near Gainesville, FL genuinely looks the part. It’s a mid-size truck that anyone will be proud to own, with a bold new styling that’s rugged, refined, and ready for fun. Unlike other “boxier” pickups, the Ridgeline features a more aerodynamic shape with a low, sloping hood, wide stance, and sleek flanks. Distinctive LED headlights frame an assertive, chrome-accented grille. A new lower fascia contains available fog lights, while the classic style of the Ridgeline’s rear features large new LED taillights and a handy step between the split chrome bumpers for easy access.

The Ridgeline shares many attributes between its sister vehicle, the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot SUV. That’s a very good thing, as the reimagined Pilot offers a host of upgrades that also find their way into the new Ridgeline. Continue reading