Category Archives: Auto Service

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 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

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

How To Get $4,000 In Free Benefits At Honda Of Ocala

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Just about everybody likes getting some advantages in life. Whether it’s scoring great tickets to a Gators home game, being first in line when the mall opens for Black Friday, or looking for new cars for sale near Ocala, FL, it’s nice to come out on top.

You have many choices when it comes to buying a new or used cars for sale near Gainesville, so it pays to shop at a car dealership like Honda of Ocala that gives you the advantage before, during, and after the sale.

We call it the “Honda of Ocala Advantage.” The fact is, no other car dealers near Ocala offer you the following 10 significant benefits that add up to more than $4,000 in free savings on each new, used, or certified pre-own vehicle we sell. You’ll find these advantages only at Honda of Ocala.service-benefits-honda-of-ocala Continue reading

How To Save With Honda Of Ocala’s Service Specials

What’s that noise? Is it a rattling? Or a clanking? You’re not sure what it is. Pretty spooky if you ask us. If you think your Honda is possessed, or if you just need to perform routine maintenance, “who ya gonna call?”

The answer, of course, is the Honda of Ocala Service Center. That’s because we’re “busting” the high cost of getting your Honda serviced with “spooktacular” fall service specials. Simply put, the scary high prices those “other guys” charge for automotive service in Ocala don’t stand a ghost of a chance here at Honda of Ocala.

Honda of Ocala Service Specials

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$19.95 Full-Service Oil Change – Oil is the lifeblood of your Honda. Dirty oil can cause excess wear and tear on the engine, as well as affect fuel economy. We’ll change the oil, replace the oil filter and reset that oil reminder indicator, too. Plus, we’ll inspect your battery, check your air filter, and top off all fluids at no extra charge. (Extra charge for synthetic oil.) Continue reading

How To Prep Your Car For Labor Day Driving

Millions of American will be hitting the road this Labor Day Weekend. But before you load up the family and head out of town, there are a few things you should do to ensure that your Honda is prepared to deliver you to your Labor Day holiday destination safely.

We consulted our certified Master Technicians here at Honda of Ocala, your hometown Ocala, FL Honda new car dealership. They put together some Master Tech Tips about how to prepare your Honda for a fun-filled Labor Day Weekend. Of course, these essential auto maintenance tips apply to just about any make or model vehicle.

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1. Check The Tires – Your Honda’s tires not only provide a smooth ride, but they are also critical to safety. Worn or damaged tires are a potential hazard. A blown tire at highway speeds could even be deadly. It’s easy to see if you have enough tire tread by inserting a quarter into several tire grooves. If you can see the top of Washington’s head, you have exceeded the safety limitations of your tires and should get them replaced. Also, uneven tire wear may indicate that your car needs an alignment.

Correct tire pressure also plays an important role. You’ll find the proper tire pressure on a sticker affixed to the inside of the driver’s side door jam. Tires tend to overinflate in hotter weather and underinflate in colder weather. Use a tire pressure gauge to check your tire pressure. You should also look for any gouges or cracks in the sidewall. Read your Honda Owner’s Manual to find out how frequently you should rotate your tires. Our Honda of Ocala Service Center is your one-stop-shop for tire care. We will be happy to inspect your tires for you, free of charge. We also offer many top-quality tire brands. Continue reading

7 Exclusive Ways To Save On Your Honda Service

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At Honda of Ocala, your Honda President’s Award-winning Ocala Honda new car dealer serving Leesburg and Marion County, FL, we know that you have many choices when it comes to automotive repair shops near Ocala, FL. That’s why we go the extra mile with our exclusive Honda of Ocala Advantage. With the Honda of Ocala Advantage, not only do you get our $1,000 price protection guarantee, complimentary 1st-year maintenance on every new and used vehicle sold, a 3-day vehicle exchange guarantee, and an exceptional 20-year/200,000-mile limited warranty on just about every car we sell, you also receive: Continue reading

Why Genuine Honda Parts Are The Right Choice

Your new Honda from Honda of Ocala is a significant investment. So it just makes sense to treat it right by using Genuine Honda Parts & Accessories that are specially made for your make and model of Honda.

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Genuine Honda Quality

Also known as Original Equipment Manufacturer or “OEM,” Genuine Honda parts are exactly the same as the parts that originally came on your vehicle. It’s also true that “you get what you pay for.” It’s tempting to consider purchasing non-OEM or aftermarket parts from a third party, but you run the risk of getting a part that may be of inferior quality. It’s true that OEM parts cost more than parts you could obtain elsewhere. But when you buy a Genuine Honda part for your Honda, you’re assured that you’re getting the best quality part for your car because these parts are manufactured to the same exacting standards as every new Honda that comes off the assembly line.

The Honda Standard Of Quality

The fact is, your Honda is made up of literally thousands of parts and even the smallest of them must work flawlessly. Today’s Honda engines and transmissions, for example, are engineered to the most exacting tolerances. By purchasing a non-OEM part from a third-party, you may not get a part that’s made to the same high standards as the Genuine Honda parts we sell here at our Honda of Ocala Parts Department. Continue reading

Spring Service Tips and Specials from Honda of Ocala

One of the best things you can do for your vehicle is to stay on top of its maintenance needs. By taking care of worn tires, old oil, and diminished brake pads before they become a problem, you can extend the lifespan of your vehicle by years and thousands of miles. All maintenance is cheaper the sooner you take care of it, so don’t wait until driving gets unbearable; by then it will be too late and you will be spending thousands instead of hundreds.

Most people dread the hassle of getting their vehicle serviced. They think “I don’t want to spend a bunch of money, wait in the waiting room for an hour or more, and get sold things I don’t need by mechanics that want to take advantage of my limited vehicle knowledge.” These reservations are warranted, and we here at Honda of Ocala, your local new Honda dealer in Ocala, Florida, understand that vehicle maintenance is not cheap, nor is it convenient.

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In order to make your vehicle maintenance experience as painless as possible, we have put together a list of service specials online that will reduce the price of many common services, and a variety of free convenience services that make you glad you visited us. And we won’t pressure you into buying any service that you don’t absolutely need; that’s just the way we do business at your favorite Honda dealer near Marion County. Continue reading

Honda Of Ocala Has The Tires You Need

Are you looking for a great deal on new tires for sale in Ocala, The Villages, Summerfield, or Leesburg? Honda Of Ocala is your tire savings headquarters.

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Are Your Tires Safe?

Tires are subjected to all kinds of abuse. Uneven tread wear from misaligned or improperly inflated tires, common road hazards such as nails, glass, and potholes, gouges to sidewalls, and just general wear and tear can make the tires you depend on each day unsafe. Additionally, as tires age the rubber becomes less pliable and harder, resulting in a harsher ride.

That’s why it’s important to inspect your tires regularly. Check tread depth by inserting a penny upside down in the tread. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, you may not have much tread left. You should also look for uneven tread wear, which could signal misalignment. Tires that wear unevenly will affect how your car drives by pulling to one side or the other. Look at the sidewalls and check for small cracks or visible gouges. Check your tire pressure at least once a month. Over or under inflated tires not only wear unevenly but can cause a blowout at highway speeds. If you detect any problems with your tires. Please take them to our Honda of Ocala Service Department for a courtesy inspection. Continue reading