Spring Car Care Tips

Spring Car Care Tips

Spring is here, and with the weather warming up it’s time to do a few easy maintenance tasks to help our cars recover from the harsh winter months. Follow these spring car care tips to get your car ready for the warm weather!

First of all, if you have winter-specific parts on your car, like winter tires and winter wipers, it’s a good time to change them out for all-season ones. Winter tires don’t work well in warm weather because their rubber is too soft, and winter wipers are better for snow than rain.

If you haven’t had an oil and filter change recently, get one now—your oil is probably dirty, since cold weather makes your engine work overtime. While you’re at it, have your fluids topped off and checked for leaks. You should also have your battery tested to make sure it’s still going strong.

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your house! Give your car a thorough wash inside and out to make your windows easier to see through and prevent rust from the buildup of salt and other chemicals on your car’s exterior.

Check your air conditioning. You’ll want it working before the hot weather hits, so if something is wrong with it, get it fixed ASAP! If you need to schedule spring service for your car, give us a call at Sunny King Honda.

Honda Horn Emoji: A Communication System for the Modern Driver

For April Fools’ Day, Honda put out a hoax Honda Horn Emoji - Sunny King Honda - Anniston, ALpress release and video announcing that “car horn emojis” would be included in the 2018 Honda Odyssey, calling it an “integrated vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-human communications system for the modern driver.”

 

In the video, an actress playing a “Honda Dream Labs” employee introduces the Honda Horn Emoji as “a full range of expressive horn sounds” connected to emojis that let you use your horn to react in any situation. The Odyssey in the video has a range of recognizable emojis on its steering wheel, from a smiley face to a frowning face to a puppy emoji.

The emojis have practical purposes too—the dog emoji is silent to humans but can be used to warn dogs that vehicles are approaching it. Quoting the Honda engineer in charge of “horn development,” the press release states that Honda Horn Emoji is “the industry’s most advanced in-vehicle technology in the minivan segment.”

The press release goes on to explain the development of the Horn Emoji in detail. We’re glad Honda had fun with April Fools’ Day this year—and if you’re really interested in Honda Horn Emoji becoming a reality, file your suggestion at Sunny King Honda!