Interior front steering wheel, dashboard, infotainment and center console inside a 2020 Honda Pilot.

Why is the battery light on in my Honda Pilot?

Meaning of Honda Battery Dashboard Light

Having a warning light come on in your car can be unnerving. Though it can be tempting to ignore, the right course of action is to try to figure out what’s wrong. Read on to find out why the dashboard battery light is illuminated in your Honda Pilot.


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The meaning of the dashboard battery light is the same for almost any vehicle: it indicates that the battery is not charging. The most likely cause is an issue with either your battery or your alternator.

How do I know if my car battery is working?

To check the functioning of your battery, use a multimeter. This tool includes two points, with one intended for each terminal of the battery. Look for a reading of 12.6 volts or above.

If the reading comes in below 12.6 volts, your battery has dead cells. It’s on its way to a complete demise and needs to be changed. If the reading comes back at or above 12.6, your battery is working fine. You should then check your alternator.

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What if my battery and alternator seem to be working?

If both the battery and alternator seem to be working fine in your Honda Pilot (or you’d rather just have it checked by a certified professional), feel free to bring it in to us here at Pohanka Honda of Salisbury! Our trained and certified service team will be happy to diagnose the issue and get it all fixed up, while you sip coffee comfortably in our waiting area instead of getting your hands dirty.

Rarer causes of an illuminated battery light include a shorted-out cable, a faulty BMS sensor, or another component such as the tensioner or A/C compressor seized causing the belt to slip. These are all elements to have our technicians check for. Thanks for reading, and we hope you get that issue sorted out soon!

 

Blue 2020 Honda Civic Sedan drives up a highway at night in a city.

Why are Honda Civic models so popular?

First showing its handsome face to drivers way back in 1972, the Civic has a long history. Over time, the flagship machine has only gotten better. It has continually solidified and renewed its reputation for fast, safe, stable functionality, attractive looks, an economical price, great resale value, and healthy fuel economy.

The Honda Civic has drawn a lot of attention for perpetually staying one of the most common models seen out on the streets. Why are Honda Civic models so popular?


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We believe the Honda Civic owes its popularity to the way it so totally fulfills the needs of the average driver, while minimizing the usual headaches of car-ownership. It comes at a great price, includes dealer-provided maintenance, and has near-unstoppable reliability. It manages to hold value over the years surprisingly well, so owners can often get a great trade-in value.

The Honda Civic is simply a high-quality product.

2020 Honda Civic in Salisbury, MD

The 2020 Honda Civic is the latest in this proud tradition and succeeds in carries the above values forward for yet another model year. We hold particular admiration for its edgy yet sleek styling, advanced interior comfort, and cutting-edge technology. It comes in eight lovely color options.

The engine of the 2020 Honda Civic pumps out 174 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. It gets a thrifty 30 miles-per-gallon in the city and 38 on the highway.* Inside, users will find voluminous cargo space and roomy seating, along with an intuitive infotainment system. The whole package starts at an MSRP of $19,750.**

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*25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for Sport 6MT trim. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2020 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.

**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $930.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

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Is the 2020 Honda Accord out yet?

The Honda Accord continues to impress year after year with its great drive, generous list of features, comfortable interior and stylish design. This car simply overflows with utility.

After getting a heartily received full redesign for 2018, Honda has followed a “don’t fix what isn’t broken” philosophy with the Accord. The 2020 Honda Accord largely carries forward the excellent elements of the model’s tenth generation, for which we are very pleased. But eager fans continue to ask: is the 2020 Honda Accord out yet?

2020 Honda Accord in Salisbury MD

Yes, the 2020 Honda Accord is out and available here today here at Pohanka Honda, a dealership proudly serving the whole Delmarva peninsula.


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When did the 2020 Honda Accord come out?

The 2020 Honda Accord was released to dealerships on September 17th, 2019.

2020 Honda Accord Performance

The two elements that leap out first about the 2020 Honda Accord are the unbeatable style and excellent drive for which the model is known. It has three powertrain choices, one of them being a hybrid. The other two are efficient, powerful gas-fed four-cylinders that can be a wedded to a six-speed manual or ten-speed automatic. The standard offering starts at 192 horsepower, while the available option takes this number up to 252.

Beyond strength, the 2020 Honda Accord also handles in a buttery-smooth fashion while maintaining satisfying athleticism. This results in a drive that is balanced and nuanced in exactly the right ways.

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2020 Honda Accord Driver-Assistance and Safety Features

Finally, the 2020 Accord also boasts a generous standard suite of cutting-edge driver-assistance features. These include such blessed gems as automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. The full package is called Honda Sensing, and also includes an array of safety features.

Taken as a whole, it’s clear to see why the 2020 Honda Accord is so easy to recommend.

Interior front of a 2020 Honda CR-V.

What colors does the 2020 Honda CR-V come in?

The 2020 Honda CR-V has received a pleasant mid-cycle update that has blessed the vehicle with several optimizations. Darker chrome and light lenses adorn the exterior, while the fog lights enjoy a more graceful integration into the front bumper. It’s also now available with a hybrid powertrain; shoppers who choose this option will get special Hybrid badging on their 2020 CR-V in addition to an exclusive blue Honda shield in the grille.


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But today, we’re here to talk about color options. In addition to the colors from last year, the 2020 Honda CR-V comes in three new exterior colors: Sonic Gray Pearl, Radiant Red Metallic, and Aegean Blue Metallic. The first two are available on both hybrid and on-hybrid models, while the last is available exclusively on non-hybrids.

2020 Honda CR-V Color Options

The 2020 Honda CR-V will come in thirteen available color options:

  • Sandstorm Metallic
  • Molten Lava Pearl
  • Basque Red Pearl II
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl
  • Dark Olive Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Gunmetal Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Sonic Gray Pearl**
  • Radiant Red metallic***
  • Aegean Blue Metallic**

Note that the colors available depend on trim selection, along with choice of hybrid or non-hybrid powerplant.

 

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2019 Honda CR-V shown for reference on all colors, except:

**2020 Honda Civic shown for reference

***2019 Honda Accord shown for reference

Red 2019 Honda CR-V drives along a highway in the mountains.

How often should I change the oil in my 2019 Honda CR-V?

Oil: it’s an essential part of a healthy vehicle. Without it, your engine would grind itself into little pieces, or heat itself up until it melted from the inside out or warp itself into shapes unrecognizable to human eyes. Whichever it is, it’s going to be bad.

That’s why it’s important to change your oil at the proper oil-change intervals. How often should oil be changed inside the 2019 Honda CR-V?

2019 Honda CR-V Oil Change Intervals

 

The engine oil in the 2019 Honda CR-V should be replaced every 7,500 miles or 12 months. This is according to the official 2019 Honda CR-V maintenance schedule. It applies if you are mainly driving in normal (not severe) driving conditions.

If you are mainly driving in severe conditions, the oil should be changed every 3,750 miles or six months. If you only occasionally drive in severe conditions, stick to the normal maintenance recommendation above.


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What does Honda consider severe driving conditions?

Severe conditions are classified as:

  • Driving less than five miles per trip or, in freezing temperatures, driving less than 10 miles per trip.
  • Driving in hot (over 90 degrees Fahrenheit) conditions
  • Extensive idling or long periods of stop-and-go driving
  • Driving with a roof-top carrier, or driving in mountainous conditions
  • Driving on muddy, dusty or de-iced roads

Honda Maintenance Minder Oil Change Alert

Many new Honda vehicles, including the 2019 Honda CR-V, are fitted with the Honda Maintenance Minder. This system keeps an eye on the internal state of your vehicle and lets you know exactly when maintenance needs to be performed.

For example, the current engine oil status of your 2019 Honda CR-V is displayed by the Maintenance Minder right in its information display. This status starts at 100% oil life and gradually winds down to 0% as you drive. When the meter is at 15%, service is due soon, and when at 5%, service is due now. When the meter hits 0%, your service is past due, and you should get to a certified Honda service center ASAP.

The Honda Maintenance Minder may also display a letter as well as a number. If you see the letter A, replace just the engine oil. If you see the letter B, replace the engine oil, oil filter, inspect the front and rear brakes, check the parking brake adjustment and inspect other items specific to the vehicle.

side view of a red 2020 Honda Civic Si

What’s Under the Hood of the 2020 Honda Civic Si Lineup?

We can’t remember ever getting behind the wheel of a new Honda Civic Si at Pohanka Honda of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula and not being taken on the ride of our life, and that streak definitely isn’t going to end during the 2020 model year. That’s because the 2020 Honda Civic Si lineup is powered by an impressively powerful powertrain, one that now features a shorter final-drive ratio for more responsive acceleration. But what exactly is under the hood of the 2020 Honda Civic Si lineup here at Pohanka Honda of Salisbury on the eastern shore of Maryland? Well, let’s pop the hood and find out.

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How Powerful is the 2020 Honda Civic Si Lineup at Pohanka Honda of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula?

The 2020 Honda Civic Si lineup here at Pohanka Honda of Salisbury on the eastern shore of Maryland feature both sedan models and coupe models, though you don’t have to worry about getting different power ratings depending on which body style you choose. That’s because the entire 2020 Honda Civic Si lineup is powered by the same engine. More specifically, the 2020 Honda Civic Si lineup is powered by a four-cylinder 1.5-liter engine that itself features a turbocharger. When it’s all said and done, this engine is capable of pumping out a horsepower rating of up to 205 and a torque rating of up to 192 pound-feet.

If you’d like to learn more about the 2020 Honda Civic Si or if you’d like more information on any of the other new Honda models available here at Pohanka Honda of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

side view of a blue 2020 Honda Civic Si

Is the Exterior of the 2020 Honda Civic Si More Aggressive?

Each and every new Honda Civic Si lineup at Pohanka Honda of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula has looked amazing, but that exterior style has received an upgrade for the new model year in the form of an even more aggressive look. But just how aggressive is the new exterior style of the 2020 Honda Civic Si? We’re going to answer that by showing it to you right here.

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Style Pics of the 2020 Honda Civic Si at Pohanka Honda of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula

The best way to learn about the aggressive new exterior style of the 2020 Honda Civic Si is to actually see it – which you can do thanks to the gallery below. Enjoy!

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