What Your Dashboard Lights Mean

Honda Dashboard Lights | Hardin Honda Co | Elizabethtown, KY

Your vehicle has many ways of telling you that that something is wrong. One convenient way is through its dashboard lights. Here is what some of the most common dashboard lights on your vehicle mean:

  • Check Engine Light: The little yellow submarine (not the one the Beatles live in) means there is potentially an issue with your engine. Some issues could be minor, while others could be major. Ignoring the light, however, will only lead to more expensive repairs, so it’s best to bring your vehicle to our service center right away.
  • Antilock Brake Warning: When you see ABS in a circle and parentheses, it means there is a problem with your antilock brake system that needs to be addressed.
  • Oil Pressure Warning: This light, which looks like a dripping teapot or genie’s lamp, indicates that you are possibly low on oil (or else there is a problem with the system). Get this checked out by a professional.
  • Tire Pressure Warning Light: This yellow exclamation point in a strange U shape means that one of your tires has low pressure. If you fill the low tire and the light comes back on, your tire likely has a leak that needs to be patched.

If there are other illuminated lights on your vehicle’s dashboard and you’re not quite sure what to do, just bring your vehicle in to our Service Department here at Hardin County Honda and we’ll take care of it for you.

Why Choose the 2019 Honda Passport?

2019 Honda Passport | Elizabethtown, KY
2019 Honda Passport | Elizabethtown, KY

The 2019 Honda Passport is the newest addition to the brand’s SUV lineup, combining a ruggedly handsome exterior with practical capabilities. Here are just some of the reasons why you should choose the 2019 Passport as your next vehicle.

Ample Interior Space

Inside the 2019 Passport, you will find ample space for your camping gear. This SUV offers 50.5 cubic feet of storage area behind the rear seat. If you fold the seats down, this expands to 100.7 cubic feet. The Passport even has 2.5 cubic feet of underfloor storage for any dirty gear you might have, helping you keep your vehicle cleaner.

Innovative Technology

Technology is at the forefront of the 2019 Passport, which comes standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety technologies. It also has available tech like an available 8-inch touch-screen display, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, standard Bluetooth®, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. The Passport can also be equipped with available wireless charging for your smartphone.

Capable Performance

The Honda Passport comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Together, this powertrain can produce up to 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Along with this standard engine, you can opt for the available Intelligent Variable Torque Management all-wheel-drive system, which enhances on- and off-road capabilities. This system allows you to choose the terrain mode you want, whether it’s Snow, Sand, or Mud.

To learn more about the 2019 Honda Passport, give us a call at (866) 204-8026 or visit the Hardin County Honda showroom.

Car and Driver Best Mid-Size Truck Title

Honda Ridgeline | Elizabethtown, KY
Honda Ridgeline | Elizabethtown, KY

Car and Driver is hoping to make it easier for you to find a mid-size pickup truck. That’s why it recently released its annual Best Mid-Size Truck list, in which the Honda Ridgeline earned the top spot for the second year in a row. Let’s take a look at how the Ridgeline earned the Car and Driver Best Mid-Size Truck1 title.

Uni-Body Structure

One of the reasons the Ridgeline is different from its competition is its uni-body structure. This structure gives the Ridgeline a car-like drivability, which its competition doesn’t have. The editors at Car and Driver claim that this structure helps offer “good fuel economy, smart handling… and an excellent ride.”

Intelligent Truck Bed

The Ridgeline’s uni-body frame means that it doesn’t have any frame rails, allowing Honda to take advantage of more space for its truck bed. That’s why the Ridgeline features a lockable In-Bed Trunk®, which has a drain plug. It can be used to store tools or as a cooler if you happen to be tailgating. The Ridgeline also has an available 150W/400W truck bed outlet for power tools and other items, so you don’t have to worry about finding a plug on the go.

Safety Rating

As the only pickup truck to receive a 2019 Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)2, the Ridgeline will help you feel more confident behind the wheel.

You can drive the 2019 Honda Ridgeline when you visit us at Hardin County Honda. Come learn more about this award-winning truck.

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2The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the 2019 Honda Ridgeline a TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) rating when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.