Category Archives: Auto Tips and General Info

5 Helpful Auto Financing Tips for College Students or Grads

You’re ready to go off to college. Everything’s in order. Financial aid is good to go. Your schedule and housing: decided and sorted. But you put off the toughest thing for last—how are you going to get around? You can only call up a ride-share so many times before it adds up, after all!

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Stay on Top with The 2017 Honda Accord

It’s more than enough that the 2017 Honda Accord offers incredible reliability, top-in-class fuel economy, and high resale value. But this midsize also features the safety and space of a family transport as well as the sophistication of a date-night sedan. And here’s why we think the 2017 Accord, with all its amazing attributes, is ready to call your garage its new home.

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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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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 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 Avoid Serious Accidents In Florida

It’s a sad fact, but driving on our Florida highways is becoming more and more dangerous with every year. According to the Florida DMV, more than 200,000 highway accidents occur on Florida roadways each year. Many of these accidents are preventable. So, how can you drive more safely here in Florida?

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Here are some steps you can take to drive safer, saner, and smarter. These safe driving tips from your hometown Honda new car dealer near Ocala, FL, Honda of Ocala, may not only help you avoid a costly accident, but they may also actually help save your life and the lives of your loved ones.

1. Wear Your Seatbelts

Statistics prove that wearing seatbelts saves lives. One of the simplest and most effective ways you can drive more safely is to make sure that you and your passengers buckle up. Not only is it common sense to wear a seatbelt, but it’s also the law. It’s also especially important to make sure that young children are properly fastened into their seatbelts or car seats.

2. Slow Down

It seems that just about everyone is in a hurry these days. But don’t let your fast-paced lifestyle interfere with good judgment. Even driving between 5 and 10 miles over the speed limit can have deadly consequences. By slowing down and obeying posted speed limits, you’ll have more time to react to potential problems, as well as save yourself a costly speeding ticket. And you’ll even save money on gas because driving more slowly is more fuel efficient. 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

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 Pro Detailing Tips from Honda of Ocala

Your new Honda from your hometown Honda dealer in Ocala, FL, Honda of Ocala, is an important investment. Not only do you want to keep your Honda running like new by following all scheduled maintenance, you also want to keep your Honda looking showroom fresh for many miles down the road.

With a little elbow grease and some useful advice from top professional car detailers, we’ll show you how you can make your new Honda sparkle inside and out. A clean car also helps to maintain its value by protecting both the exterior paint and interior surfaces.

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Sock It To Your Cup Holders – Cup holders can get pretty dirty accumulating all sorts of sticky stuff at the bottom. Here’s a neat trick: take an old sock over the bottom of a travel mug. Spray the sock with window cleaner or household cleaner and then twist it into the cup holder. That will get most of the gook out. Clean out the crevices using a barbecue skewer to remove any gunk. Use window cleaner and a microfiber cloth to finish it up. Continue reading