Archives for July 2013

The Benefits of a Remote Start System on Your Honda

For drivers in the Orland Park area, installing a remote start system on your Honda vehicle can have many practical benefits. Few accessories increase a vehicle’s value like a remote start system, particularly in areas where Keyless Car Remotewinter can be relatively harsh. Drivers can have remote start systems installed at their local Orland Park Honda dealership for a very reasonable price. And genuine Honda remote start systems provide many advantages that aftermarket systems do not.

How Honda Remote Start Systems Work

A remote engine start system consists of two parts: an electronic receiver and attachment that connect to your vehicle’s engine, and a remote that fits onto your keychain. With the press of a button, you can start your Honda from up to 200 feet away.

Before the remote system starts your Honda’s engine, the system checks to make sure that your vehicle’s immobilizer and security systems are functioning. In order to protect against carbon monoxide build-up in your garage, the remote start system will shut off your engine if it idles for too long.

The Advantages of Having a Remote Start System

  • Never get into a car that is excessively hot or cold: just leave your heat or AC system in the “on” position when you turn off the car, it will automatically engage when you start the vehicle remotely.
  • It’s easier to remove snow and ice from your car since the vehicle will already be warmed up.
  • Extend the life of your engine by allowing it to warm up.
  • Increase the value of your vehicle when looking to trade in or resell, with both the engine condition and the added bonus of this fantastic feature.

To find out more about installing a remote start system on your vehicle, be sure to contact Community Honda of Orland Park online, or at (888) 290-6073.


Honda Summer Clearance Event Now at Community Honda

Summer Clearance

Right now at Community Honda of Orland Park, IL, we’re in the midst of the Honda Summer Clearance Event. We’re doing our best to roll out 2013 Honda cars in order to make room for new 2014 models.

So what does that mean for you, the customer? Well, if you’ve wanted a 2013 Honda, then now is your chance to take advantage of some remarkable leasing and financing rates alongside some helpful current offers. This might also be one of your last opportunities to drive home in a 2013 Honda!

Leasing and Financing Offers

There are several great leasing and financing offers available right now on most 2013 cars. Here are just a few of them:

  • The 2013 Honda Civic Sedan LX five-speed automatic: One of the most popular models, the Civic is available to lease for $159 a month with $1999 due at signing. You can also finance one for 0.9% APR for 24 to 36 months.
  • The 2013 Honda Accord Coupe CVT LX-S: You can finance this one for 0.9% APR from 24 to 60 months. You can also lease the Accord Coupe for $199 per month for 36 months with $3299 due at signing.
  • 2013 Honda Fit five-speed automatic: This Honda city car is available to finance for 0.9% APR for up to 60 months. You can lease it for $159 a month for 36 months with $1999 due when you sign.

Dealership Hours

We’re open Monday through Saturday each week with convenient hours so you can come check out our sale around your tight schedule. Monday through Friday, we are open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Saturday, our Honda team is here from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Remember, the Honda Summer Clearance Event is only going to be around for a limited time, so we hope you can find a time to make it out to Community Honda!

Take a Test Drive at Community Honda

You can find Community Honda at 8340 W. 159th Street in Orland Park, Illinois. We encourage you to come visit us during the 2013 Honda Summer Clearance Event. You can learn more about all the deals available and take a test drive. Please contact Community Honda to ask any questions about the sales event.

What is a Crossover (CUV) Compared to an SUV?

2013 Honda Crosstour The last few decades have seen an onslaught of SUVs on the market. It was the fastest growing segment on the market, which made sense; after all, Americans love big cars. When the market took a tumble and gas prices started to skyrocket automakers like Honda started offering more crossover SUVs, or CUVs. So what is the difference between a CUV and an SUV?

Body on Frame Versus Unibody Design

The difference mainly comes down to platform and construction. Your standard SUV is pretty much a truck. Termed “body on frame,” the manufacturer takes a pickup truck platform and then secures a cabin on top that’s a bit more spacious than your standard pickup cabin. That’s an SUV. A crossover SUV utilizes a unibody design, which is how most standard cars are built. They’re built on car platforms and the body is carefully integrated into the platform.

Who Needs a Crossover SUV?

Due to the difference in construction, a CUV yields more benefits for the average driver who is interested in having a vehicle with lots of space. Compared to an SUV, a CUV is much more efficient with its fuel use, handles much better, and offers a smoother ride (SUVs are built for power, not comfort). They also tend to be more affordable than most SUVs. They aren’t as powerful, but a CUV can still do some light towing, if needed.

Who Needs an SUV?

So is there any reason to still need an SUV? Maybe not for the average commuter, but plenty of people still need SUVs. Since an SUV is pretty much just a pickup truck, it offers lots of power and strength. It can hold very heavy cargo and tow just about anything. This makes it well suited to people who live adventurous lives and need to tow or need a powerful vehicle for work. Their usage is more diverse than a pickup because they can also hold a lot of people. For people who enjoy off-roading, an SUV also makes more sense than a CUV.

Whatever your needs are, take a look at our new Honda inventory. You’ll be able to find both traditional SUVs and modern CUVS at our dealership.

Turn Your CR-V Into a Camper With This Tent Accessory

2013 Honda CR-V 4The 2013 Honda CR-V is compact crossover SUV that’s incredibly versatile. You can use it as a family transport, moving cross-country, or road trip adventures. Many families that come to Community Honda like to take their CR-V out for long stretches; the car does come with all-wheel drive, so it can handle those less-than-perfect roads. For those adventurous families, there is a tent accessory you can purchase as well.

The Honda Tent

This is a standalone tent that can fold up into a Honda-logo bag, but the really neat thing is that it attaches to the back of your CR-V. While you’re camping, you have full access and can get in and out of your Honda at will; you can easily fold the seats down and use the back for even more sleep space, which is now ventilated. It’s also a great accessory for outdoor events or tailgating.

The tent itself is 10 feet by 10 feet, which is enough room for up to six people to sleep in. It’s also seven feet tall, so there’s no having to crouch in this thing. The Honda tent is made from waterproof polyester and the bottom is made from polyethylene. Inside, there are spots for lanterns and even a loft to store your stuff. In addition to the connection to the CR-V, there are two doors, three mesh windows, and skylights.

When you’re adventuring during the day and need your car, you can easily disconnect from the tent and leave it up. When you’re done for the day, pull back up and reconnect. You can also use the tent even if you’re on a trip without your CR-V. It’s also not too difficult to fold up and store when you’re ready to leave.

Order Accessories for Your Honda CR-V

If you’d like to order the Honda tent for your CR-V, Community Honda can help. You’ll want to get in touch with our parts department. You can call them, come to the dealership, or even order parts online. There are a whole bunch of other Honda accessories also available, so feel free to stop by the dealership to learn more.