Keeping your vehicle in great shape is important for your
safety and for eventual resale value. But what’s the best way to keep your car
running like new? Here are a few tips to keep it in top condition.
Keep up with all
Follow along with your vehicle’s required maintenance using
the owner’s manual. If you bring your vehicle to Hardin County Honda at every
maintenance interval, we’ll take care of all the hard work for you. We’ll also
keep an eye out for potential problems so we can catch them early and save you
money in the long run.
Obey all traffic
By following all traffic laws, you are less likely to be involved in an accident, which is the best way to keep your vehicle running soundly. But also, when you follow traffic laws, you’ll avoid speeding, distracted driving, hard braking, and other bad habits that can be hard on your car.
Check your tires,
fluids, and more
While the expert technicians at Hardin County Honda will do thorough inspections at every maintenance visit, it is crucial that you monitor your Honda between visits. Check the tire tread and pressure, ensure none of your vehicle’s fluids are leaking, and listen for weird sounds that could indicate a problem with the brakes or transmission. If you’re due for any routine maintenance — or want an expert evaluation on a potential problem — pay us a visit at Hardin County Honda and let our certified technicians keep your car running like new for years to come.
Your car’s tires are one of its most important components. They help you stay in control, providing you with the grip you need to keep your car on the road. That’s why you need to know how to tell if you need new tires. Here are a few easy ways to see if it’s time for a new set.
The Penny Test
One of the easiest ways of telling if you need new tires or
not is to do the penny test. As its name suggests, all you need is a penny.
Place this penny headfirst into your tires’ tread grooves. If you can still see
the top of Lincoln’s head, then your treads are too worn down, meaning you
should have your tires replaced as soon as you can. If you do this test and
Lincoln’s head remains covered, then you have more than 2/32 of an inch of
tread depth. When that’s the case, your current set is fine for the time being.
Check Your Tires Visually
Every month, you should give your tires a visual check to
ensure they’re still in working order. Look for bulges and cracks, as these are
signs of weakness in your tires. These signs can lead to a blowout, so replace
your tires if you notice any of these clues.
Whether you’re ready for a new set of tires or want a professional to see if you’re due for one, stop by the service department at Hardin County Honda.
Purchasing a used car can be a nerve-wracking experience.
Many times, you don’t know the full details of the vehicle you’re getting. At
Hardin County Honda, we strive to ensure you have the peace of mind needed to
make a used-car purchase. That’s why we offer a Sure Sale warranty when you buy
A Sure Sale Warranty provides you with coverage for five months
or 5,000 miles, whichever comes first. Within this timeframe, you will also
receive towing and roadside assistance, should you find yourself stranded on
the side of the road. If your new-to-you car doesn’t fit your lifestyle, this
warranty even gives you a five-day/500-mile grace period during which you can
return your vehicle.
Along with the peace of mind that comes with this warranty,
SureSale — the company that provides the Sure Sale Warranty — also allows you
to get a sense of your used car’s past. This company completes a background
check on your vehicle, helping to confirm certain facts about your its previous
That your car isn’t a junk or salvage car
There’s no fire, flood, or hail damage reported
That there’s no rebuilt title
The company also checks the odometer’s accuracy, the car’s
manufacturer’s warranty, and whether there are any recalls issued on the model.
Finally, we complete an inspection of your vehicle that has over 150 individual
points of focus, including under the car and the under the hood, along with its
exterior, interior, safety features, tires, and wheels.
If you’ve been looking for a quality used car but feel apprehensive about taking a risk, don’t settle for anything but the best: a Sure Sale Warranty through Hardin County Honda. Stop by today and browse through our extensive pre-owned inventory.
can do a number on your car. Make sure you’re ready for the cold weather ahead
with these tips on how to winterize your Honda to help you drive safer during the
to winter tires. Winter tires
are made with snowy and icy roads in mind. They have special tread designed to
give you a better grip on the road during winter weather. Switching your
all-season tires to winter ones will keep you in better control of your car.
your battery. Cold
temperatures can cause your car’s battery to lose its efficiency. If you have
an older battery, now is the time to get a new one so you don’t find yourself
stranded with a dead battery.
an eye on your tire pressure. As
the temperature drops, so will your tires’ pressure levels. Routinely check
your tire pressure to ensure that you don’t run the risk of a blowout or losing
control while out on the road.
sure your fluids are level. From
your windshield wiper fluid to your anti-freeze, make sure all necessary fluids
are at the appropriate level before the temperature drops too much.
your windshield wipers. Good
visibility is critical when you’re driving. New windshield wipers will battle
the snow and ice you might experience during the colder months better than old
ones, providing you with the best sightlines possible.
If your Honda needs any maintenance performed, set up an appointment with the service department at Hardin County Honda. We’ll make sure that your vehicle is ready for whatever the winter roads have to offer.
The holiday season is almost upon us. Whether you’re planning to make the trek to your grandparents’ house for Thanksgiving or simply head down to downtown Elizabethtown’s Christmas in the Park event, it’s important to be prepared. These holiday travel tips should make your travels a bit easier.
prepared. Whether you’re
flying or driving, it’s essential to always be ready for
the unexpected – especially during the colder months. With winter weather
affecting road and flying conditions, be prepared for delays, traffic, and long
lines at the airport.
peak travel days. If you can,
try to keep your travel dates flexible, avoiding the busier travel days. This
includes the days before and after Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year.
sure your car is ready. For
the road trippers out there, before you head out on the road, make sure your
vehicle has undergone its most recent routine maintenance. Check your tires,
get your oil changed, and make sure your windshield wipers are working like
plenty of snacks. Hunger can
strike at any moment. Be ready with snacks on hand, whether you’re going
through airport security or driving two hours. After all, you don’t want to get
caught snack-less when your kids get the munchies!
No matter where your holiday travels take you, all of us at Hardin County Honda want you to get there safely. If your vehicle is due for any maintenance, stop by our service department and let us get it back into tip-top shape.
Halloween is the perfect time of year to get your adrenaline
pumping with some spooks and scares. Kentucky is filled to the brim with
haunted houses, trails, and more. If you’re looking for some thrilling seasonal
fun, look no further than these top haunted attractions in Kentucky.
Talon Falls Screampark
Though it’s nearly three hours away from Elizabethtown, Talon Falls Screampark is worth the long drive. Practically bursting with activities, this park has it all. Take a wagon ride through Blood Creek — a farm overrun with lunatics — or take part in the interactive Sinister Circus to bring your childhood nightmares to life. General admission for all four attractions is $42 (online) or $50. For a less intense experience, you can purchase admission to Talon Falls for $17 (online) or $20.
Sinister Tombs Haunted House
Only 20 minutes south of Elizabethtown lies one of the most popular haunted houses in the state – Sinister Tombs. This terrifying site offers enough attractions to keep you on edge for hours with over 50 highly-trained actors, wooded trails, and covered bridges to thrill, scare, and invigorate you. Better yet, every scream and yell benefits a good cause. Every dollar spent at Sinister Tombs will be donated to a worthwhile charity. Admission costs $15 for adults and $12 for children ages five to 12.
Halloween is a wonderful time to enjoy your community’s
creativity, but make sure to do so safely. If your vehicle is due for any
maintenance, swing by Hardin County Honda for a tune-up. An optimized car is
far better for outrunning zombies, after all.
As the temperature drops and the snow begins to fall, the likelihood of your car breaking down increases. To help you get ready for winter weather, we’ve put together some tips on how to prepare your car for snow.
Check the battery.
Cold weather can affect the performance of your battery. Make sure you keep an eye
on your battery’s charge throughout the winter. If your car’s battery happens
to be more than four years old, it might be time to replace it for optimal
Take your tire
pressure. Your tire pressure can decrease as the temperature drops. Use a
tire pressure gauge to check that your tires remain in the recommended pressure
range that is noted in the owner’s manual for your car.
Bring it in for a
check up. If you’re worried your car isn’t winter-ready, bring it by your
local mechanic’s shop and have them check all fluids, especially your car’s
windshield wipers. Visibility is important in the winter, so make sure your
windshield wipers are in working order. If it’s been awhile since you last
changed them — or if you notice and chips or splits in the rubber — you should
change them now.
There are a number of ways to prepare your car for cold winter weather, but the best thing to do is to simply let us take care of it. Bring your car for service at Hardin County Honda and we’ll make sure your car is ready to take on even the coldest winter.
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!