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Get Those Tires Rotated in Ames, IA

If you have heard that tire rotations are important and wondered why then read on to find out. Tires wear down no matter how well you take care of your vehicle. They wear down very unevenly, though, and that will cause your tires to wear out sooner than they should, and it causes other issues as well.

Bring your vehicle to us here at Honda of Ames so we can get them rotated properly. You should get them rotated every 3,000 to 7,000 miles to get the most out of them. You can also get them rotated every…

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Does Your Total Cost Exceed Your Budget?

Does your total cost of ownership exceed your budget? You probably had a certain number in mind when you arrived at the dealership. You wanted to stay below a certain number of dollars. We all figure out our budget before we ever consider purchasing a new vehicle.

The only issue is our budget might not include every cost. Our finance department likes to work around a number called the "total cost of ownership." This isn't just the monthly payment. It extends beyond that. The total cost of ownership takes several must-have obligations into consideration.

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Should You Buy or Lease Your Next Honda?

The decision to buy or lease your next Honda is one of the most important questions in the finance process. We want to help you in that decision by giving Ames drivers a quick overview of the benefits of both options.

Why Should You Buy a New Honda in Ames?

Buying a new Honda via an auto loan is a great option because you'll own it! When you finish paying off your loan, you won't have any more monthly payments, which makes buying a great option for those who like to drive a vehicle for a long time…

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Send Your College Student Back to Campus in the Honda Fit

The end of summer in Ames doesn't only mean cooler weather. If you have a college student in the family, it means it's time to head to back to campus. You'll be hard pressed to find a better car in which to send them back than the new Honda Fit. Its incredible versatility makes it a great fit for campus life!

What makes the new Fit a great option for packing the dorm room? The Second-Row Magic Seat, which produces a variety of cargo packing configurations. Because of its 60/40 split design, you can use four…

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Honda Sensing in the 2017 Honda CR-V Puts Extra Eyes On the Road

Every time you take to the Ames roads, there's always a certain amount of risk. You never totally know what's going to happen, so there are certain driving habits you use to keep yourself safe. Like always keeping your eyes on the road, and not on your cellphone. Or giving the vehicle in front of you a little extra space. The 2017 Honda CR-V helps you drive safely by putting some extra eyes on the road.

How does the CR-V do that? By utilizing Honda Sensing safety technologies. Like the Lane Keeping Assist System that detects lane drift…

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Start Your Car Search With Our Featured New Honda Vehicles

There are so many new car options nowadays that it can be overwhelming to wade through huge inventories. A great place to start your search is with the Featured New Honda Vehicles selection available at Honda of Ames. Not only will Ames shoppers find quality new Honda models, but also affordable options.

Our Featured New Honda Vehicles show off some of the most popular new Honda models available. Like the stylish new Honda Fit, or a spacious and capable SUV like the new Honda CR-V or new Honda HR-V. The best part?

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Why You Should Get Frequent Oil Changes

Oil changes are a simple way to make sure your vehicle can last as long as possible. Oil keeps your engine clean and lubricated so that it can perform at the highest level. When the oil gets dirty it circulates with debris, which will hurt performance and engine condition.

 

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Items to Keep in Your Vehicle

Having general-use items in your vehicle is probably one of the easiest ways to stay prepared for just about any situation. These are items that are good in a variety of situations, and will make sure that you can do something if there is a problem with your vehicle. General use items include:

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Is Your Honda Ready for Spring? It Will Be With Spring Maintenance!

The sun is coming out, and the weather is warm in Ames! It's a nice change from the winter months. But with changing seasons come different requirements for caring for your Honda. Make sure your Honda is ready with spring maintenance from the Service Center at Honda of Ames.

  • Oil change: Clean out the dirt and debris that has collected in your engine over the course of the winter with a routine oil and filter change. Not only will your engine be cleaner and healthier, you just may find that it's more efficient, too.
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