2016 Honda Pilot Revealed

testdrivetuesdayThe 2016 Honda Pilot came roaring into the 2015 Chicago Auto Show boasting a number of new features and functions that should make it of more eminent family-friendly appeal with a form calls to those who love to have fun.

Honda’s three-row SUV carries a slim new look in 2015, having lost as much as 300 pounds while also increasing its length by 3.5 inches. The new Pilot’s more dynamic figure, also comes with added power. It will have a strong-yet-efficient Earth Dreams 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V6 that will be mated to either a 6-speed automatic, a first for the Pilot, or a 9-speed automatic, a first for any Honda. Deliver both efficiency and power the new setup will allow the Pilot to perform in true Honda fashion and will make it the most fuel efficient Pilot yet. pilot4

On the inside, the 2016 Honda Pilot also boasts a number of technological upgrades, including up to five USB ports—four of which have 2.5-amp output—an HDMI port for gaming, two headphone jacks, an 8-inch touchscreen with Display Audio telematics interface, and available 9-inch rear entertainment system with Blu-Ray capability.  With several new technology and safety features, the latest Pilot will be better equipped to take on any challenge or adventure that comes its way. To name a few, the vehicle will host a Multi-Angle Rear View Camera, Lane Departure Warning and Honda LaneWatch display. To learn more about what the 2016 Honda Pilot will bring to the road, contact the team at Buckeye Honda today.

Drivers won’t have to wait another year to experience the 2016 Honda Pilot, as the SUV will arrive at dealerships in the summer of 2015. According to the automaker, “the Pilot represents a dramatic shift in design, while showcasing new standout technologies, versatility, and dynamics currently unavailable in the mainstream SUV segment.” A new standard is being set with the latest Pilot and families and individuals will soon get experience what that entails.

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Test Drive Tuesday: Magic Seat?

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If you’ve researched the Honda Fit at all, then you’ve probably heard about how much room it has for a small car. In fact, this is something that we’ve talked about at great length in the past. But do you know why the Fit can so easily conform to so many different passenger and cargo situations? The answer, very simply, is the Honda Magic Seat. The designers of the Fit went to great lengths to develop a seat that can adjust to so many different modes. We realize this doesn’t answer all of your questions just yet. So, what is the Honda Magic Seat? Let’s take a closer look.
This hatchback has a black belt in versatility. Whether you are carrying passengers, cargo or both, the Fit has four unique configuration modes so you can get just about anyone or anything wherever you need it to go.

Utility Mode

Fold down the 2nd-Row Magic Seat®
and the inside of the Fit becomes a cavernous cargo container with 52.7 cu ft of volume. For a small car, that’s room for some serious freight[1].

[1] Carrying too much cargo or improperly storing it can affect the handling, stability and operation of this vehicle. Follow applicable load limits and loading guidelines.


Long Mode

If you fold down the right side of the rear seat and fold back the front passenger seat, you can haul gear up to 7 feet, 9 inches in length. Crazy to think something that long can fit in a sub-compact car.


Tall Mode

Sometimes you need a little extra cargo height, and folding up the Magic Seat® gives you nearly 4 feet of room, top to bottom. That’s a cool trick that comes in pretty handy at times.


 Refresh Mode

If the only place you want to go is to sleep, you can turn your Fit into a mobile relaxation space. Take off the front head restraints, fold back the front seats and let the chill time begin[1].

[1] Only use Refresh Mode when the vehicle is safely parked. Return the seat and head restraint to their original position before driving.

 

 

 

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Team Member Monday: Meet Andrew Mettle!

15585170395_a2ea058cf9_zAndrew Mettle has been a Business Manager for the Buckeye family for just over 2 years now. He grew up in the Lancaster area attending Bloom-Carroll H.S. a LONG TIME ago. Andrew is Also a Franklin University Alum with his Bachelors degree in Business.

Andrew is married to his wonderful wife Aimee and I has two beautiful children, Keira and Hudson.  He doesn’t have a lot of free time, but when he gets a chance he loves playing basketball and golf.  You won’t believe his extensive music knowledge especially when it comes to 90s hip-hop…. if it was on a cassette tape, Andrew probably knows it or even owns it.

Andrew is a HUGE Michigan Wolverine fan in all sports and well we try to hide that as much as possible around here! When asked about Buckeye Honda he said. “We have a great team here at Buckeye Honda and I enjoy working with all of them!”

When you get a chance stop by and say Hello to Andrew, he’s a pretty good guy even for a Michigan Fan!

So Your Car is Frozen, What now?

servicesaturdayNo one likes to wake up to a frozen car.  Whether it is frozen locks, door handles, windshield or radiator, a frozen car is an unwelcomed surprise in the morning.  You need to be extra careful when you are defrosting a car, and your dealership can help you with a plan.  What should you do if your vehicle becomes frozen?

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If you do not take the proper precautions with your radiator, you will wake up to an ice cube in the morning. A vehicle needs a 50-50 water-antifreeze mixture to prevent the problem.  What should you do if the water is frozen? If you can, push the vehicle into a garage so that the radiator can thaw.  Once the engine, radiator and hoses are thawed, use caution when starting the car.  First, put a 50-50 mix of water and antifreeze. You will need to inspect under the hood and the car for evidence of cracks and leaks.  The frozen water expands and can cause significant damage. If you do not have a garage, try using a hair dryer.

Frozen windshield

NEVER use hot water on your windshield, or your car at all for that matter.  If you pour hot water on your windshield, the glass will crack and leave you with an even bigger problem that you started with.  Turn on your car’s defroster much earlier than usual.  You can also scrape a small area near the defroster vent to encourage the windshieldprocess along. To prevent your windshield wipers from freezing to your windshield, consider wiping rubbing alcohol across the blade the night before.

 Frozen door locks

Again, no hot water.  If you have a lighter handy, heat the key before putting it in the lock.  When you insert the key, apply pressure to unfreeze the lock as the key slides in.  You can also try using a drinking straw.  Insert the straw into the frozen lock and block into the straw.  The goal is to use your warm breath to melt the ice.

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If your doors are frozen shut, try a few tricks. Push on the car door as hard to break the ice around the seal; chip the ice away from the seal and the door handle; use a hair dryer, but remember that electrical appliances and water can be dangerous; or use a commercial de-icing product to help you get in

Is your car ready for winter?  Bring it to Buckeye Honda and leave the preparation to us!

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Common Automotive Maintenance Mistakes

servicesaturdayLike most people, you strive to take great care of your vehicle.  Like most people, you probably do an admirable job! You remember to have your oil changed regularly, and bring your vehicle in for routine maintenance.

But did you know there are a number of common maintenance mistakes that you might be making? Many people who have good intentions make these automotive maintenance mistakes without even knowing that they’re doing it, and they can be harmful to a vehicle.

At Buckeye Honda in Central Ohio, we have put together a list of a few common automotive maintenance mistakes that you should try to avoid to keep your vehicle in great shape!

  • Neglecting your tires. Do you have your tires rotated regularly? Do you inspect them frequently for excessive wear and tear or punctures? These are important things to keep your tires in good shape, saving you money over time.
  • Using the wrong gasoline. Your vehicle probably doesn’t require premium gasoline. Consult your owner’s manual, but you are likely just fine buying the lower octane when you fuel up.
  • Letting your air filter be clogged. Air filters that are clogged with dirt and grime can be harmful to your engine, so be sure you change your air filter when it needs it.
  • Keep your gas cap twisted tight. Have you ever had the Check Engine light come on, only to realize your gas cap is simply loose? A loose gas cap can set off your diagnostic system, so be sure you’re tightening it until it clicks after you gas up!
  • Park in the shade. The sun’s rays can be harmful to your car’s coat of paint, so parking in the shade whenever possible is ideal. However, be sure you aren’t in the line of fire for tree sap and other such detritus. Consider a parking garage if one is available.

Keeping your vehicle in good condition can seem like a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be hard! If you keep these common errors in mind as you go about your car care, you’ll be in a great position to keep your vehicle running smoothly and looking like new for years to come!

Need more tips from an expert automotive staff? Just visit Buckeye Honda,  in Lancaster, Ohio and talk things over with one of our qualified and professional service advisers.  They can keep you on the right track and are experienced in all makes and models, not just Honda.

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Save Time: Schedule Service Online!

servicesaturdayWhen you want the best Honda service in Central Ohio, there’s no other choice than Buckeye Honda in Lancaster Ohio! Save time and schedule online, 24/7!

You’ll find that you get the best Honda service near Columbus when you choose Buckeye Honda in Lancaster, and we make it super-easy to schedule your next car maintenance online at your convenience, 24/7! Our service department has convenient hours 6 days a week to serve you; 7 AM to 7 PM Monday-Friday and Saturdays 7 AM to 4 PM! If you are seeking the best Honda service  for things like Honda repairs,  assistance and routine maintenance with no appointment necessary as well as genuine Honda parts and accessories, Buckeye Honda is here for you!

scheduleonlineWe always offer competitive pricing, and you’ll absolutely love the customer service and attention you receive!Along with our everyday, competitive prices, we have current service specials on our most popular services and you can get a FREE car wash.

Please contact us for any questions, concerns or further assistance. Thank you!

What’s in Your Glove Compartment?

thursdayYour vehicle’s glove compartment is a wonderful place to keep items you may need throughout the day. However, in order to ensure you are prepared for even the worst situation, it is important to keep a few essential items in your glove box. Be sure to keep these items in mind the next time you are deciding what to store in your glove compartment.

  • License and registration: It is crucial to have copies of important documents in your glove compartment in case of an emergency. Be sure to keep a copy of your driver’s license, proof of insurance and automotive registration in a plastic bag to keep them together.
  • “ICE” information: It is also recommended to keep your ICE, or in case of emergency, information in your glove box as well. An ICE card should list any medications and allergies you have as well as a contact list should you be involved in an emergency.
  • Firstaid kit: A first-aid kit is a crucial item to store in your glove compartment. Make sure your first-aid kit has items such as a pain reliever, cotton balls, adhesive bandages and tissues. You can also place backup prescription medications in the first-aid kit as well.
  • Tire pressure gauge: As a smaller item, a tire pressure gauge fits perfectly into the glove compartment. It is important to store one in your vehicle in order to prevent getting a flat tire at an inconvenient time.glovebox
  • Flashlight: It is important to keep a flashlight in your glove compartment should you find yourself in a potentially hazardous situation. Most flashlights are available in smaller a size, which allows them to leave more room for other items in your glove compartment.
  • Paper map: Despite the availability of GPS systems and navigation functionalities of smart phones, it is recommended to keep a paper map in your glove compartment. Doing so will help ensure your safety should you find yourself in a situation where your smart phone and/or GPS system is unavailable.

Instead of using your vehicle’s glove compartment as storage for items such as CDs or cosmetics, consider only using it for essential items to ensure you are properly prepared for emergencies.

For more information on how to prepare your vehicle for an emergency situation, contact Buckeye Honda.

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