As the hot days of summer recede and fall creeps closer, it’s time to begin your back-to-school preparations. These include, of course, getting your car in tip-top shape before the school year is in full-swing and your schedule fills up. The following are a few tips on how to get your car ready for back to school, whether that means heading back to college or carpooling your kids to school.
Check fluid levels: Simple fluid-level checks are part of good, routine car maintenance, so take an afternoon to make sure you have appropriate amounts of oil, coolant, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and power steering fluid. These checks are easier to address while at home – if you’re heading back to college – or before the school year’s busyness sets it.
Check tires: You should also check your tire treads and pressure. If your tire treads are overly-worn, you will want to consider getting a new set of tires, especially if you plan on driving long distances back to college. You will also want to check your tire pressure, as tire pressure affects your control, handling, and fuel efficiency while on the road, and causes your tires to wear unevenly.
Clean it inside and out: A new school year is like a fresh start, so start the year off right be cleaning out your vehicle’s interior and washing its exterior.
The best way to get your car ready for back to school is to schedule a service appointment at Hardin County Honda and let our professional technicians take care of it. Give us a call today so you can stop worrying about your car and start thinking ahead to school instead!
A Honda Pilot Plug-In Hybrid may be on the docket if new spy photos are to be believed. If so, the Pilot crossover will be the fourth electrified vehicle to join the Japanese automaker’s lineup. The spy images were taken during testing in Ohio. There’s no confirmed model year for when the Pilot Plug-In Hybrid will go on sale.
So far, the Honda lineup includes three electrified vehicles: the Accord, Clarity, and Insight. Honda has a goal of making two thirds of its entire lineup electrified by the end of the next decade. That’s quite the goal, and the Honda Pilot Plug-In Hybrid would be a major step forward.
The 2018 Pilot features a 3.5-liter V6 engine as the sole powertrain. The addition of a plug-in hybrid powertrain would place the Pilot in a small, but competitive segment of eco-friendly vehicles.
According to Automotive News, a refreshed Honda Pilot Plug-In Hybrid was caught testing in Ohio. The upcoming 2019 model features a new lower front fascia, grille, and headlight design.
Considering that the Honda Pilot is one of the most popular midsize crossovers on the market, the addition of a plug-in hybrid variant would only increase the family model’s appeal. Although it isn’t a luxury crossover, the Honda Pilot does feature a premium design at an affordable price.
Given the popularity of the Pilot, we’d love to see a plug-in hybrid variant at Hardin County Honda. Stay tuned for the latest news!
In an era in which is seems no one is willing to work together, Honda has no problem stepping across the aisle to get things done; Honda recently announced its partnership with competitor General Motors in the development of the new next-gen car batteries.
The batteries are being developed specifically for all-electric vehicles and are incredibly complex pieces of machinery. With thousands of components going into just one battery, including chemical, electrical, and physical parts, teamwork is key to creating the safest, strongest, and most efficient product for consumers.
The current partnership calls for Honda to collaborate with General Motors based on GM’s current modelling of next-generation battery systems. The batteries will be optimized for and fully compatible with both Honda and GM vehicles. Both auto giants recognize that the key to future success in the industry lies in great innovation within green, electric technologies today, and this partnership marks a huge leap in the right direction.
Now, what does this new collaboration on next-gen batteries mean for all you Honda loyalists? How about maximized value in future all-electric Honda products? That sounds pretty good to all of us here at Hardin County Honda; we can wait to start seeing these specialized technologies in our showroom!
Since it first rolled off the production line for the 2008 model year, the Honda Fit has delivered a winning combination of sporty design, fun performance, and a consistent lineup of advanced connectivity and safety technologies. The new 2019 Honda Fit offers even more of what small car-drivers love without a corresponding rise in price. If you’re looking for a small car that delivers big on fun and overall value, it’s time to get excited about the new 2019 Honda Fit.
Fun, functional style
The 2019 Honda Fit offers sporty style in a city-sized package that is both easy and exciting to drive. With standard LED taillights, striking automatic headlamps, a lift gate spoiler and a smartly chiseled body, the 2019 Fit is equal parts sophisticated and flashy.
Engaging, efficient performance
The 2019 Fit is equipped with a peppy 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine capable of 130 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain offers responsive performance and makes navigating urban streets plenty of fun. Even better yet, the 2019 Fit is capable of and EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway.*
Packed with over 40 standard and available technology features, the 2019 Honda Fit ensures every drive is just as safe as it is exciting. A color touchscreen audio interface with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility offers seamless connectivity while available Honda Sensing safety technology suite offers added confidence behind the wheel.
Get behind the wheel of the exciting new 2019 Honda Fit with a test drive at Hardin County Honda!
Honda recently won three awards from Motor Week, an industry leader when it comes to automotive reviewing. The Motor Week 2018 Drivers’ Choice Awards are among the most prestigious on the market, and the Honda Accord, Odyssey, and Civic each won in their respective segments.
According to Motor Week, the Honda Civic earned the 2018 Best Small Car award for the third year in a row—an anomaly for this particular award. In addition to a striking rear fascia, the 2018 model year also comes with two high-performance designs, the Si and Type R, which are ideal for those who want a little added performance.
The Honda Accord won the 2018 Best Family Sedan award thanks to its four-door design and comfortable interior. The Accord has extensive safety features like Honda Sense™ to keep you and your family safe as you drive, and the refined interior and extensive infotainment options will make any long road trip more enjoyable.
The Honda Odyssey also won the 2018 Best Minivan award from Motor Week. The Odyssey has a reliable design and seating for up to seven people, and this minivan also comes with extensive infotainment. With sleek looks, an efficient engine, and multiple available features, the Odyssey is setting new standards.
If you’re looking for a truly award-winning vehicle, stop by Hardin County Honda to test drive the Accord, Civic, and Odyssey today.
2018 sees the introduction of an all-new Honda Accord, designed from the ground up for a brand new generation. The next-gen 2018 Honda Accord features a totally redesigned style, an interior crafted from premium materials, new technology, and three capable powertrain options that let you ride in style. The redesigned Accord is coming to dealerships fall of 2017, so be ready to grab this ground-breaking new take on a classic and beloved nameplate.
Powertrain options for the 2018 Honda Accord include two turbocharged engines – a 1.5-liter and a 2.0-liter – as well as a two-motor hybrid system for more environmentally-friendly fuel economy. Additionally, Honda Sensing® safety systems will now be standard, with features like the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ and Traffic Sign Recognition coming with the base model. The new Accord will also feature the most innovative tech ever seen on the nameplate, though specifics will have to wait until vehicle launch.
If you’re curious about the all-new Honda Accord for 2018, keep an eye out for more news here at Hardin County Honda. As soon as the new Accord debuts, you can swing by for a test drive and more information on how this new generation is the most advanced Honda Accord yet.
The new 2018 Odyssey design offers performance, comfort, and connectivity like never before. This all-new minivan now has a more powerful engine and an advanced transmission to optimize fuel economy and performance, while a significant exterior redesign leads to class-leading power and cabin quietness. You’ll also find added space and family-friendly features that are perfect for long trips and running errands. Read on to learn more about what makes this new Odyssey design so exciting.
To start, the revamped 2018 Odyssey design now comes with standard Honda Sensing® technology, a Display Audio system, smartphone connectivity, and the ingenious Magic Slide 2nd-Row Seats™ that enhance convenience. This means that you can not only keep the kids entertained in the rear seat, but it also allows you to hook up your smartphone to the car to access important information, apps, and to lock/unlock and remote start.
Under the hood, Honda added a new 3.5-liter SOHC direct-injected i-VTEC® V6 engine that gets 32 horsepower more than its predecessor. You also get up to 19/28/22 mpg city/hwy/combined when properly equipped.* The new minivan also comes with your choice between a 9-speed or 10-speed automatic transmission with standard paddle shifters.
The 2018 Odyssey is also made with comfort in mind. This model is noticeably quieter to provide a low-stress environment for parents as they drive. You can thank the triple-sealed doors, acoustic glass, and aerodynamic doors for this quiet ride. Plus, with Active Noise Control technology, the Odyssey is the perfect place to relax. With a Top Safety Pick rating from the NHTSA, you’ll definitely be at ease when you’re behind the wheel.*
Kentucky has long been celebrated for its bourbon production. Bourbon is America’s only native brew, having been born here, and Kentucky is estimated to produce about 95% of the country’s bourbon supply. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a fun way for people who are passionate about the spirit to sample flavors from a number of different craft brewers in the state, with Louisville serving as a gateway to the rest of the trail thanks to its status as the home of a third of all bourbon produced in the state.
Of course, Louisville and the Urban Bourbon Trail only offer one of many experiences in “Bourbon County.” With over thirty bourbon-related attractions and nine world-renowned distilleries, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a great way to sample all the delights Kentucky has to offer.
The 2017 Civic Hatchback design is making news around the globe. Thanks to some innovative style changes and upgraded aerodynamics, this model is faster, more efficient, and better looking than ever before. In fact, at first glance, you won’t be able to take your eyes off the new 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback.
According to Digital Trends, the hatch design is European-inspired. That means it comes with a sloping five-door design—which includes a liftgate instead of a standard trunk. The interior is actually roomier than a sedan, capable of seating five very comfortably. Best of all, the sloping contours and aggressive exterior make a bold statement.
“The Civic Hatch has been a staple for Honda in Europe, but has long been the forbidden fruit for Honda fans in the U.S.,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Now, we’re bringing this sporty, stylish and versatile Civic Hatchback to North America, as we amp up the performance of our incredible Civic lineup with each new Civic model.”
What’s so special about the new Civic exterior? This hatch model comes with an athletic stance and dark alloy wheels. An integrated spoiler and sweeping silhouette increase aerodynamics, while new air-intake vents add sporty appeal. The centered dual exhaust system also makes a statement, a feature that you rarely find on a hatchback. The Civic Hatchback will be released sometime soon, and its scheduled to hit the market before the much-anticipated Civic Type-R special performance model. We can’t wait to see both these Civics in action.
Hardin County Honda will have this new 2017 Civic Hatchback in stock soon! Keep an eye out!
Hop in your new Honda and explore the Louisville area. There are tons of art museums and galleries to visit in the area, a family friendly activity that’s enjoyable for everyone. You can learn about the culture and history of the Louisville area, as well as see some of the finest works of art in the country. Explore Louisville museums and galleries today.
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
According to the Louisville website, one of the most popular attractions is the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft. This place was first opened in 1981 as a nonprofit museum, with a mission to support excellence in the arts. The permanent collection includes works by Wendell Castle, Ebony Patterson, and Simone Leigh among others.
Frazier History Museum
The Frazier History Museum (pictured above) is also popular, located in downtown Louisville on Museum Row. As an affiliate of the Smithsonian, the museum has unique travelling displays you won’t find elsewhere. You can see a rifle once owned by George Washington, Teddy’s Roosevelt’s hunting equipment, and objects from Buffalo Bill and Jesse James.
Kentucky Science Center
Finally, explore the Kentucky Science Center. As the state’s largest hands-on science center, this place has features like an IMAX theater, interactive exhibits, educational programs, and more. You can see the famous pendulum in the lobby area, or visit the science-workshop in the Science Education Wing.
These are just some of the many museums and galleries in Louisville, KY. Others in include the Louisville Slugger Museum, Muhammad Ali Center, the Kentucky Opera, the Speed Art Museum, and more.