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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 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

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

Why You Need A Honda Of Ocala Oil Change

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Probably one of the most basic car maintenance items for your Honda, or any vehicle for that matter, is also the most important. And that’s an oil change. That’s why getting regular oil changes from your hometown Ocala Honda dealership, Honda of Ocala, should be at the top of your automotive maintenance list. Here’s why. Continue reading

7 Easy DIY Fall Car Care Tips From Master Techs

Fall is just around the corner. So it’s a good time to get your car ready for the cooler, rainier months ahead. Our certified service technicians here at Honda of Ocala, your hometown Honda dealership in Ocala, Florida, gathered together some simple car care tips that you can easily do yourself. Of course, our Service Department is always ready and willing to lend a hand, providing you with expert advice and assistance. We can also do the work for you.

Our “Master Tech Tips” step-by-step videos are a great resource for both first-time and seasoned automotive “do-it-yourselfers.” Be sure and watch them before starting your fall DIY car maintenance project.

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12 Ways to Winterize Your Honda

We’re blessed with great weather practically all year round here in central Florida. The concept of “winterizing” your Honda may seem a bit unusual to us because temperatures rarely dip below freezing.  But sometimes the weather can get downright nasty. Rain, winds, and sun can take their toll on both the exterior and the interior of your Honda.

Winter is a good time to make sure your Honda is operating safely and properly. Here are our top 12 tips for Honda winter maintenance:Winter Auto Tips

  1. Keep your Honda clean – Regular washing helps remove bugs, grime, and other debris that can damage your Honda’s finish and make it hard to see out of your windshield. To help keep your Honda’s interior looking new, invest in genuine Honda floor mats, trunk mats, and bed liners. Use a spray-on protectant on interior surfaces to clean away dirt, dust, and to keep your vinyl and rubber, and plastic from fading or cracking.
  2. Have your battery checked – Our certified technicians here at Honda of Ocala can run a battery load check to make sure your battery is putting out the correct amps and to diagnose any problems before they leave you stranded by the side of the road.
  3. Change your wiper blades regularly – We deal with a lot of rain here in Ocala, so having properly working wiper blades is a must for clear visibility. Inspect your blades and look for cracks, frays, stiffness, or wear and replace if necessary. And keep your wiper fluid topped off with windshield washer fluid that’s designed to help remove bugs and eliminate streaking.
  4. Inspect your tires – Colder weather means slippery road conditions. Inspect your tires for uneven wear, cracks in the sidewall, or other issues that may require rotation, alignment, or replacement. And it’s also important to keep your tires properly inflated. It’s common to lose air pressure when the weather gets colder.
  5. Have your four-wheel or AWD serviced – Four-wheel and AWD can be a real lifesaver when the weather turns from sunny to soggy. Our trained technicians can make sure your Honda’s four-wheel drive systems are working correctly.
  6. Check your radiator’s coolant levels – Be sure to check this when your engine is cold, not hot! Use a coolant mixture that’s designed for your Honda. You can also purchase a simple tester, or have our technicians inspect your cooling system for any issues.
  7. Inspect hoses and belts for wear – Look for any signs of wear, such as frayed belts, cracks, or soft spots in hoses. Our Service Department can perform a visual inspection and let you know if your belts and hoses pass the test.
  8. Check your fluid levels – You can easily view the power steering and brake fluid levels through the plastic reservoirs without having to open the caps. If they are low, you can either fill them yourself, or have our service techs do it for you.
  9. Inspect and change your oil – Dirty oil or low oil levels can affect how your engine performs and lead to premature wear. Avoid this by checking your oil at least once a month and follow the recommended oil-change schedule that you’ll find in your Honda’s Service Manual. Take advantage of our full-service oil change for just $29.95.
  10. Have your brakes checked – Having properly working brakes is always a must, but especially in wet weather. Our certified technicians here at Honda of Ocala can make sure that your brakes are up to correct manufacturer specifications.
  11. Replace your air and cabin filters – A dirty air filter can rob your Honda’s engine of performance and decrease your gas mileage. A clean cabin filter will help remove dust, pollen, and other irritants.
  12. Make sure headlights and taillights are working – It’s easy to spot of you have a headlight that’s not working, but also remember to visually check for burned out tail light, brake light, and turn-signal bulbs.

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