A Closer Look at Classic Honda Models

Classic Hondas - Elyria, OH

Over the past few decades, Honda has established a reputation for offering stylish, powerful, and efficient vehicles. The following classic Honda models helped the Japanese carmaker establish its name.

Honda S600

The S600 was a roadster that raised the bar in the industry. Its styling stood in good company with other popular roadsters like the Triumphs and Austin-Healeys. The S600 was also the first-ever Honda production vehicle to be available in two trim levels.

Honda Z600

Quirky elegance comes to the forefront with the Z600 hatchback. As one of the first Honda models for sale in the United States, the Z600 appeared on motorcycle dealership lots from 1970 to 1974 because no Honda dealerships existed across America. This hatchback became well-known, despite its short-lived lifespan. Eric Burns broke the land-speed record in 2008 for stock body production cars with 750 cc engines for this model.

Honda NSX

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, supercar performance at the fraction of the price of competitors became a reality. The NSX was sold under the Acura nameplate in the United States. This sports car debuted as a 1990 model, offering a 3.0-liter V6 engine, before eventually being discontinued in 2005.

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The Top 2019 Honda Pilot Features

2019 Honda Pilot - Elyria, OH

Family vehicles can generally sound boring and dull, but the 2019 Pilot includes bold, sophisticated, and fun characteristics. From its dependable performance to its thoughtful tech, the Pilot delivers an excellent family driving experience. Here are the top 2019 Honda Pilot features that are good to know.

Smart power

The 2019 Pilot is both powerful and efficient. It comes with a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers 280 horsepower and averages 27 mpg on highway.*

Cutting-edge safety technology

The Pilot features standard Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technologies, including its Collision Mitigation Braking System and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Smartphone integration & advanced interior connectivity

Connective features inside the Pilot include Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, which allows you to stream your favorite tunes and access your maps app on the infotainment system’s large color touch-screen display.  The 2019 Pilot also keep you up-to-date with available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® and wireless charging.

Convenience features

A range of convenience features elevate your overall driving experience. Turn on your Pilot with Remote Engine Start.

Versatile space

The Pilot comfortably seats eight passengers and offers up to 83.9 cubic feet of cargo space.

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*19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT trims. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT trims. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

Direction on How to Change a Tire

How to Change a Tire
How to Change a Tire

Whether it’s a blowout or you simply need to replace an old tire with a new one, knowing how to change a tire should be common knowledge for all drivers. We here at Jack Matia Honda have a quick guide on how to change a tire, just in case it happens to you.

  1. Find a safe place to stop, like a straightaway. Avoid stopping on curves and hills.
  2. Turn on your hazards lights so other drivers can see you from a distance.
  3. Set the parking brake and wheel wedges if you have them.
  4. Pry off the hubcap to access the lug nuts.
  5. Loosen the lug nuts by turning them counterclockwise. Don’t remove them entirely.
  6. Consult your owner’s manual to where to place a jack on your make and model.
  7. Raise the vehicle six inches to a foot in the air. Don’t put any part of your body beneath the vehicle.
  8. Finish unscrewing the lug nuts and place them where you won’t lose them, such as inside the hubcap.
  9. Remove the flat tire by pulling straight out. Replace it with the spare tire by pushing straight in.
  10. Tighten the lug nuts by hand. Don’t use the wrench just yet.
  11. Lower the vehicle, but don’t remove the jack. Finish tightening the lug nuts with the wrench.
  12. Lower the vehicle and remove the jack. Check the spare tire’s pressure. If all is well, return your tools and flat tire to your vehicle.

Things to Do in Summer in Lorain County

Summer in Lorain County
Summer in Lorain County

Traveling is a great way to spend summer, but Lorain County is home to several local gems that make it a wonderful place to stay. Whether you’re a local resident or traveling from afar, there’s plenty to see and do to make your summer vacation a memorable one. Here are a few ways to enjoy summer in Lorain County according to us here at Jack Matia Honda!

  • Altitude Trampoline Park – Lorain County is getting a new Altitude Trampoline Park this summer! With a massive indoor jumping space and a variety of activities, including dodge ball and competitive jumping, this is the perfect spot for locals and those just passing through. Plan a birthday party while traveling or stop in to enjoy a day of fun for all ages and group sizes!
  • Allen Memorial Art Museum – Now celebrating its centennial anniversary, the Allen Memorial Art Museum features more than 14,000 words of all cultures and history. A vital resource for Oberlin College and the surrounding community alike, there’s plenty to see and experience at this museum.
  • 103rdOhio Volunteer Infantry Civil War Museum – Those in search of a day in the air conditioning will find no better place than the 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Civil War Museum. The museum is home to a vast number of Civil War artifacts and is dedicated to those who served from 1861 to 1865.