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

We’re The Best Of The Best – Honda of Ocala Dealership

Honda of Ocala Dealership Voted The Best Of The Best 

honda-of-ocala-dealershipEven Honda of Ocala knows that buying a car can be a little bit stressful, because lets face it, it’s a huge investment, and you want to make sure you get the vehicle that’s right for you.

Want to hear the good news?

Choosing the right dealership can make all the difference!

At Honda of Ocala, we’re not in the business of selling cars. We’re in the business of making customers happy. That’s why we were voted Best of the Best by the Ocala Star Banner.

Honda of Ocala was recognized as Best New Car Dealership, Best Auto Dealer Service Department, and as a runner up for Best Oil Change.

So if you’re on the lookout for a new or used car, or a new service center that’ll treat you the way you want to be treated, then give us a try. Who knows, we might change your mind about how stressful buying a new car ban be.

If one thing’s for sure, when you visit Honda of Ocala, you’ll get an experience that’s truly the Best of the Best, and we’ve got the awards to prove it! Visit our Honda of Ocala dealership serving Marion County, Leesburg, The Villages, and Gainesville today at 1800 SW College Road, Ocala, FL 34471. Feel free to give us a call at (353) 325-4660 for any questions you may have.

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

Learn About Southern Holiday Traditions From Honda of Ocala

The Southern way of celebrating the holidays is rich in tradition and folklore dating back generations. You may be surprised to know that the South began observing Christmas, adopting many European-influenced traditions we now consider typical, long before folks up north caught on to the idea. In fact, Christmas was made a legal holiday in Louisiana, Alabama, and Arkansas; three of the first states to do so. It wasn’t until 1870 that President Grant proclaimed Christmas as a national holiday.

You’ll find that many of the ways most Americans celebrate Christmas are rooted in the South. But there are other holiday practices exclusive to the South.

We here at your hometown Honda new car dealership near Ocala, FL, Honda of Ocala, thought it would be fun to share some of these interesting Southern Christmas traditions. We hope that you’ll get a better appreciation of the special way Southerners celebrate Christmas.

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Magnolia Wreaths – Because the magnolia tree is an evergreen, as is the pine tree usually associated with Christmas, many Southerners still decorate their homes with beautiful wreaths made from magnolia.

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One Candle In Each Window – This charming tradition comes to us from Irish settlers who use the candle to remember loved ones far away.

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Gifts Of Citrus – It’s easy for us here in the Sunshine State, one of the world’s most prolific producers of citrus products, to forget that there was a time when citrus was very hard to obtain in many interior parts of the South. To get a bag of oranges or tangerines on Christmas Day was a real treat for many Southerners. To this day, folks will place an orange or two in a stocking and will use citrus in holiday decorations. Clove-studded oranges lend a fragrant scent to Southern holidays. Continue reading

Thanksgiving Made Easy: 10 Super-Simple Recipes

It’s time once again to savor the sights, sounds, and fragrant smells of Thanksgiving in Ocala, Florida. Whether you usually serve up a traditional Thanksgiving feast or like to be a bit adventurous, there are plenty of mouth-watering recipes that will help you prepare the perfect Thanksgiving dinner for friends and family.

You could spend a lot of time online searching through dozens of websites and thousands of Thanksgiving recipes. Or, you can let your friends here at your hometown Honda new car dealership in Ocala, Honda of Ocala, do the work for you.

We revved up our mice, put our keyboards into overdrive, and came up with a list of our top 10 Thanksgiving recipes that are super easy to prepare. From appetizers, side dishes, and desserts to the perfectly cooked Thanksgiving bird, we think you’ll find just the right recipes to make your Thanksgiving feast everything you want it to be. Bon Appetit!

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  1. Triple Cranberry Sauce

Let this delicious and tangy cranberry sauce from Arlene Smulski of Lyons, Illinois puts some flavorful “zing” into your Thanksgiving meal. Get her recipe at http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/triple-cranberry-sauce 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 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.

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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

Honda’s New Civic Takes On Corolla: Who wins?

If you’re looking for a four-door sedan that combines youthful style, lively performance, exceptional fuel economy, and the latest tech in a fun-to-drive package, then the new Honda Civic should be at the top of your list. And at our new car dealership, we are proud to have the 2016 Honda Civic for sale in Ocala, FL.

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For years, the Honda Civic has been a best-seller both domestically and internationally. But there are a lot of other cars out there that want to knock the Civic off its pedestal. Take the Toyota Corolla, for example. Sharing similar dimensions as the Civic, the Corolla targets the same hotly contested segment as the Civic. When you put the 2016 Civic and the 2016 Corolla next to each other you’ll find that they have many common attributes.

That being said, some notable differences set each other apart. So which car is the better choice? Let’s find out.

Civic Takes North American Car Of The Year Honors

Right off the bat, the new 2016 Honda Civic gets an advantage over the Corolla. It’s an honor that the completely redesigned Civic was named “North American Car of the Year” at the 2016 North American Auto Show. This prestigious award was bestowed on the Civic by automotive experts who know a winner when they see one. Continue reading

Why Is The Accord Better Than The Camry?

If you’re in the market for new cars near Ocala this Labor Day Weekend, you may be asking yourself which would be the perfect car for a long Labor Day road trip?

You have lots of choices, but certainly, two cars that should be at the top of your list are the 2017 Honda Accord from your hometown Ocala Honda dealer, Honda of Ocala, and the 2017 Toyota Camry.

Whether a taking the family to Orlando for a fun-filled holiday, heading to one of our many sun-drenched Florida beaches, or maybe taking a longer road trip to nearby states, both the Accord and the Camry offer spacious interiors, excellent performance, and fuel economy, and an array of the latest infotainment technology to keep everybody happy.

But when it comes right down to it, which of these popular four-door sedans edges out the other regarding style, interior comfort, performance, fuel efficiency, technology, and safety? Let’s find out.

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Accord’s Stunning New Design

The Accord and the Camry recently underwent cosmetic sheetmetal changes, with the Accord getting a major refresh just last year. Taking many design cues from its upscale Acura brethren, the 2017 Accorda is bolder, sleeker, sexier, and sportier than ever. Some styling highlights include a dramatic new chrome grille flanked by a row of available jeweled LED headlights, a low-slung hood with expressive character creases, a lower and wider stance, bold new rear taillights, and a sweeping coupe-like roofline blending into an integrated rear spoiler. Eye-catching new available 19-inch sport alloy wheels and available chrome-tipped exhausts are a couple of styling cues that amp up the Accord’s sporty flair. The Accord’s aerodynamic new looks contribute to improved fuel economy.

The 2017 Camry also has its admirers. The Camry underwent its own refresh in 2015 along with the Corolla. The Camry certainly looks good, too; although its sportier cosmetic demeanor may not actually pay off where the rubber meets the road. Compared to the Accord, the Camry can be ordered with smaller 18-inch rims. Continue reading