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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.


  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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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.


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

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?


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

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.

Civic vs. Corolla

2016 Honda Civic

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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.


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

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.

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


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

Amazing Facts About NASCAR You Need To Know

If you’ve ever thought about going to watch an exciting NASCAR race but you feel intimidated because you don’t know very much about the sport, we’ve got you covered. We’re passionate about NASCAR here at your hometown Ocala Honda dealership, Honda of Ocala. And we’d like to share that passion with you by introducing you to this supercharged, super-fast, super exciting spectator sport.

We’ll start with a brief history of NASCAR as we trace how it’s evolved from humble beginnings to one of the world’s most popular sporting events.


NASCAR – The Early Years

World War II had ended, and America was getting back to normalcy. GIs returned home and were eager to get back behind the wheel. Craving excitement, backyard speed demons fueled an explosion of makeshift tracks throughout the country where they could show off their driving skills. Some improvised tracks sprung up briefly during county fairs. Races were often chaotic affairs and rules varied from track to track. Nonetheless, stock car racing was drawing crowds from coast to coast. But it soon became apparent that some organization of this growing sport needed to happen.


Enter Bill France, Sr. He was a strong-willed man who had a vision of what stock car racing could become. He organized the first meeting of track owners in Daytona Beach in December 1947 organizing the National Association for Stock Car Racing to establish set standards for the sport. The first NASCAR race was held on Feb. 15, 1948, with the legendary Red Byron besting his rivals on Daytona’s beach-road course in his modified Ford. Six days after the race, on Feb. 21, 1948, NASCAR was officially incorporated.

Shortly after that, in 1949, Jim Roper of Great Bend, KS won the first NASCAR Grand National race at the Charlotte Fairgrounds. This would become what we know today as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the sport’s premier racing division. In 1950, Darlington Raceway opened in South Carolina, becoming the nation’s first asphalt superspeedway. This was followed by the storied Daytona International Speedway, debuting as one of the largest such facilities in the world. The first Daytona 500 ended in a photo finish between Lee Petty and Johnny Beauchamp. It would be three days before Petty was declared the winner. Continue reading

Customize Your Honda With Genuine Honda Accessories

Your beautiful new Honda from your Ocala Honda new and used car dealer, Honda of Ocala, is your pride and joy. While it came with just about everything you could ask for, there’s still lots of opportunities to make your Honda uniquely yours. It’s a snap to order your Genuine Honda Accessories online through the Honda eStore.

Just plug in your VIN number or navigate to your particular make and model. If you’re looking for Honda accessories in The Villages, Leesburg County, Marion County or Ocala, Florida, here are some examples of the many exclusive Honda products that are tailor-made for your Honda.

2016 Honda Accord Sedan


All-Season Floor Mats

Protect your investment with these rugged, heavy-duty floor mats custom-molded to your specific model Honda (Accord shown). They are specially designed to trap dirt, offer a custom appearance, and are easily cleaned with soap and water. (Retail price, $143)


Custom Splash Guard Set

These custom-fitted splash guards not only look great, they help protect your Honda Accord from corrosion, chips, and other road debris. (Retail price $104)

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7 Sensational Summer Family Vacations In Your 2016 Honda Odyssey

The natives are getting restless. You can see that familiar look in their eyes. “We’re bored!” “There’s nothing to do!” These familiar sounds of summer reverberate through your house with the constant drumbeat of the same message: “We want to go someplace this summer!”

Lucky for you, you recently purchased a new 2016 Honda Odyssey Minivan from your favorite Ocala, FL Honda dealer, Honda of Ocala. Well, we couldn’t be happier about that. So to return the favor, we’d like to help your summer vacation planning with the following list of 7 sensational summer family road trip destinations. Some are tried and true destinations, while others are a bit off the beaten path, promising a new family adventure that has nothing to do with theme parks or (Gasp!) the beach. What a concept.

So take a deep breath, gather the gang around the dining room table, and let’s get started planning the perfect summer vacation getaway in your brand-new, well-equipped, versatile, and fuel-efficient Honda Odyssey.


Gulfside Highway 19, Homosassa, FL

Just a short drive from Ocala, the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park offers a remarkable assortment of wildlife in a breathtaking natural setting. You’ll have a chance to see black bears, gators, bobcats, West Indian Manatees, and more. No Disney-like “audio-animatronics” here. These are the real deal. You can even get up close and personal with theses gentle Manatees at Crystal River.


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Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Highway

You may not think of the Florida Panhandle as a vacation destination, but it actually holds some natural treasures you shouldn’t miss. The picturesque Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Highway is one of them. Did you know that these bluffs are the highest point along the entire coastline of Florida? That means they give you spectacular views overlooking Escambia Bay. Pay a visit to the Gulf Breeze Zoo, featuring more than 900 animals and 100 unique species of plants and flowers. Continue reading