Archives for May 2013

Some Tips for Summer Driving

Brake LightsSummer is right around the corner, and that means that you and just about everyone else in the world will be out on the roads. There are simply more drivers on the road, and while the weather is usually good, there are a lot of hazards particular to summer driving. Here are a few tips from us here at Community Honda of Orland Park to help you have a safe and fun summer on the road.

  • Check under the hood BEFORE you go. If you’re loading up the kids, hooking up the trailer, and getting ready for a long haul, then it’s even more important to have your car checked out by a mechanic before you go. If you’re getting close to needing regular maintenance, have it done before you hit the road to avoid a breakdown and the associated waiting on the side of the road for a tow truck.
  • Go prepared. Make sure you’ve got the supplies to change a flat in the trunk. Also make sure that you’ve got some other supplies like water, some non-perishable food, paper maps, some basic tools, and a roll of duct tape. You never know when all that stuff might come in handy. You should also include a few quarts of oil, some transmission fluid, and some extra coolant, just in case.
  • Plan. If you plan well, you might be able to avoid problems like getting stuck in traffic and construction-related delays. Remember to take a look at your map and make sure you’ve got enough gas if you’re going to be driving across vast tracts of unpopulated space — there’s not a gas station every twenty miles everywhere.
  • Be extra careful in urban or suburban areas. Cars aren’t the only thing out on the roads in the summer — watch out for kids running through the street, cyclists, and other people or even pets, who might be a little over-exuberant due to the nice weather.
  • Relax and drive the speed limit. Driving aggressively is not only more dangerous — it’s also less efficient and harder on your car. If you drive the speed limit, you’ll be saving money by burning less fuel and you’ll be going easier on your engine.

Here’s to a safe summer from your friends at Community Honda of Orland Park. We’ll be happy to help you get your car ready for a road trip; and if it’s time to find your next vehicle, you can visit our dealership to check out the latest offerings from Honda, along with pre-owned vehicles from a variety of automakers.

Community Honda of Orland Park has Been Honored by Edmunds as a Five Star Premier Dealer

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Earlier this year, Edmunds awarded Community Honda of Orland Park one of the most prestigious honors an automotive dealer can receive: their coveted 5 Star Premier Dealer ranking. Only 95 dealerships in the entire country earned this honor. The awards were handed out in February at the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Expo in Orlando, FL.

 

Only dealers that have received an average rating of five stars on Edmunds.com with a minimum of 20 reviews over the past two years can be considered for the honor. Edmunds is a premier source for automotive information, both about cars and dealerships. It’s a place that both dealers and car buyers alike turn to for information and reliable pricing of new and used cars.

 

Edmund’s president, Seth Berkowitz, said, “Edmunds.com believes that customer service should be the number one priority for any dealership that wants to be successful. These 95 dealerships present a model for customer satisfaction, and we congratulate each one of them for creating an exceptional car buying experience.”

 

That’s how we feel here at Community Honda of Orland Park. We’re proud to be recognized for what we do well, but we couldn’t have done it without the most important part of our business: our customers! Our customers are what got us to this point, and the reason that Edmunds gave us the award. You can even see our perfect five-star sales rating on Edmunds and some of the nice things that people have to say about us.

 

If you’re one of our customers, we encourage you to leave us some feedback on a site like Edmunds, on our Google Plus Page, or in person. Even though we’ve been recognized by Edmunds, that doesn’t mean we aren’t going to keep trying to improve.

 

If you’re not one of our customers, come visit us at 8340 W 159th St in Orland Park, IL to see what Edmunds is talking about. We’d love to show you what service is like from a Five Star Premier Dealer, so the next time you’re in the market for a new or used car near Frankfort, come see us!

Customer Loyalty Rewards at Community Honda of Orland Park

Community HondaAt Community Honda of Orland Park, we’re known for offering a wide array of vehicles for our customers to choose from — ranging from the latest Honda models to pre-owned vehicles from a variety of automakers. Fortunately, our job doesn’t stop after you drive your new or used vehicle off of our lot — our service team is here to help your vehicle continue to run in great condition, and our new Customer Loyalty Rewards program is our way of giving back to the customers who continually entrust their vehicles to us.

 

The Benefits of Enrolling

Perhaps the most appealing part of our Customer Loyalty Rewards is that the fact that joining this program requires nothing in the way of enrollment or fees — you automatically gain the benefits just by being our customer! It works like this: a percentage of the money you spend at our service department will begin to accrue, and you’ll periodically receive a gift certificate for the accrued amount.

 

You can use your gift certificate to purchase any service or parts at our dealership, just like you’d use cash. Our new Customer Loyalty Rewards program provides a number of other benefits, too, including complimentary car washes and loaner vehicles. These benefits come with no extra hassle, and we make it easy for you to make the most of them.

 

Visit Community Honda Today

You can visit our service department for a variety of services, ranging from routine maintenance like oil changes and tune-ups to major repairs to your vehicle’s engine — almost no job is too big or small. We’ve got a team of ASE-certified and factory-trained technicians who will use genuine Honda parts to service your Honda vehicle. While an appointment isn’t necessary for all services, you can ensure that you’ll get in and out faster by scheduling an appointment online.

 

This Customer Loyalty Rewards program is just one of the many ways that we express our appreciation for our customers. To see what we can do for you, visit our dealership at 8340 W 159th St in Orland Park, IL. We look forward to helping you make the most of your vehicle!