Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hot and Cold: The Honda Civic Can Handle it All


This is vehicle testing to the extreme. At Honda's manufacturing plant in Swindon, UK, cars are pushed to the limit in a climate-controlled facility. Your environment can change no matter where you go, and Honda is making cars that adapt so you don't have to.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

What do the latest spy shots of the 2016 Honda Pilot say about future design?

New spy shots have emerged of the 2016 Honda Pilot!  Slated to roll into showrooms in the fall of 2015, details are obviously not entirely nailed down.  But a little speculation can be fun, right?  Take a look at the latest photos of the mystery machine– captured by Motor Authority– and share what you think of the exterior design!  Which features do you hope to see in the 2016 Pilot?

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Maintenance Myths–UNMASKED!

All right, all right. There are a lot of ideas about car care out there, but which ones do you follow? We’re here to bust through some maintenance myths and possibly save you a buck or two on your next service appointment.

MYTH: Oil has to be changed every 3,000 miles. It doesn’t hurt. But it is probably a waste of money. Familiarize yourself with your owner’s manual – seriously. Your maintenance schedule is probably not as strict as you think, and you might even be able to go twice this “recommended distance” without getting an oil change.

MYTH: Treating your car with premium gas after running regular for a while is beneficial. Just stick with your recommended octane level and you’ll be all right – the system will stay clean regardless. Some premium grade gas might have extra detergents in it, but a lot of the time that’s just a marketing gimmick. It’s up to you if you want to experiment to see what helps your car have the best performance.

MYTH: Wipe down your dash and tires with protectant compounds to keep them shiny. A lot of these “protecting” wipes on the market actually strip tires of their original protectants, and it’s possible that they actually cause drying and cracking on the dashboard. Stick with warm soap and water instead.