Archives for August 2014

Community Honda is Your Schaumburg Tire Service Center

You already know Community Honda as the Schaumburg-area Honda dealer you can trust, and we hope you know that this means we’ll be glad to take care of all of your Five new car wheelsroutine maintenance and repair needs as well. But did you know we are also your source for all of your tire needs?

All Your Tire Needs in One Place

As a service center, we of course are more than happy to rotate your tires to ensure that you get the most mileage out of them, but unlike many other dealerships, we have a full tire center on site. We have tires for all different kinds of vehicles in stock, and we’re here to install them on your car, truck, SUV, or minivan. And if you pick up a nail or a screw—or you just can’t figure out why your tire isn’t holding air—we’ll patch it right up for you.

While other dealerships or tire centers may try to take an arm and a leg to put fresh new tires on your car or repair the ones you have, our service center has frequently updated specials to offer you some of the best savings.

Why Rotate Your Tires

Most drivers know why they shouldn’t drive on flat tires and why they occasionally need to buy new tires, but not as many are as confident as to why they need to rotate their tires. After all, don’t the tires rotate on the axle?

Well, first, that’s not the kind of rotation we’re talking about. When we rotate your tires we switch their position on the vehicle, sometimes with the front tires crossing diagonally back, for instance. We do this to help even out the wear and tear on your tires; without rotating, the same tires will turn the same direction and wear in the same way. And that’s uneven wear, causing some spots on your tires to wear thinner than others.

By rotating your tires, you’ll be able to actually get the full mileage rating out of them.

Schedule Your Tire Appointment Today

If you have any questions about tires, don’t hesitate to contact us, and remember that when you need a tire rotation, you can schedule it online at your convenience.

The 2015 Honda Odyssey Features Make Your Ride More Enjoyable

When you think about minivans, the first thought that pops into your head probably isn’t about technological or safety features. You’re probably figuring out whether it 2015 Honda Odyssey (1)will have the space that you need for the family constantly on the go. Well, the 2015 Honda Odyssey not only delivers the passenger and cargo space you desire, but with the absolute latest in automotive technological amenities and safety features.

At Community Honda in Orland Park, you’ll find that we offer a great selection of new and pre-owned Honda Odyssey models, including this newest iteration. Let’s take a closer look at the 2015 Honda Odyssey features that help make this one of the top vehicles in its class.

Clever Seat Arrangements

The designers of the 2015 Odyssey wanted to make sure to maximize the amount of passenger and cargo room with a multifunctional second row of seating. This adaptable seat can either create a middle aisle or open up room on the sides for cargo moving or storage. You can also move the second row forward in case you need extra space in the back.

The 60/40 split third row seat can also be manipulated, folding directly into the floor if need-be, to create 93.1 cubic feet of cargo space, up to a grand total of 148.5 cubic feet. And even with a full boat of eight passengers, you’ll still find plenty of space with over 38 cubic feet of accessible storage.

Latest Technology

Offered in LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Touring Elite trim levels, the new Honda Odyssey comes equipped with a vast array of the latest technological updates. Depending on which trim you choose you’ll get features such as keyless entry, Bluetooth connectivity, text-to-speech functionality, Pandora Internet radio, satellite radio, and a rear entertainment system on the Touring Elite.

Test Drive a 2015 Honda Odyssey at Community Honda

If you’re interested in learning more about all of the 2015 Honda Odyssey features or want to get a feel behind the wheel, then be sure to come and visit Community Honda, located at 8340 W 159th St in Orland Park. We’ll be glad to show you why this Honda minivan continues to sit at the top of its class.

Honda Makes Some of the Best Back to School Cars

At Community Honda in Orland Park, we’ve always known that the Civic is a great car for students, but we’re always glad to hear that auto experts like the reviewers at 2014 Honda Civic SedanKelley Blue Book agree with us. They just named the 2014 Honda Civic and the 2015 Honda Fit to their list of 10 Best Cars for Back to School. So, what is it about these vehicles that makes them great for teen drivers? Let’s take a look.

The 2014 Honda Civic

The Civic has had a reputation for affordability and efficiency for decades, and those are two of the most important factors in finding the best back to school car. Of course, your average student is going to want some of the best in features—like Bluetooth connectivity for their smartphone—and Honda gives them to you as standard on the 2014 Civic.

The 2014 Civic LX with automatic transmission earns an EPA-estimated 39 mpg on the highway,* and combined with its features and affordable entry-level price, it’s clear why it made KBB.com’s list.

The 2015 Honda Fit

Though it’s a 2015 model, the 2015 Honda Fit is available now at Community Honda in Orland Park, and it’s one of the best small hatchbacks we’ve ever seen. Honda took everything that made the older Fits popular and amped it up for the new generation, giving drivers a touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth, Honda’s Magic Seat technology, and more to make it one of the most versatile vehicles in its class.

And the 2015 Fit LX with that CVT earns an EPA-estimated 41 mpg on the highway.* We think it’s certainly earned its name, because it feels like a perfect fit for a student driver.

Find Your Student’s Car Today

Whether you’re a student doing your own shopping or you’re a parent shopping for your student, it’s time to be looking at back to school cars. We think we have some of the best here at Community Honda in Orland Park, but you need to see it for yourself. Visit us today and take a test drive of a Fit or a Civic to see if they’re right for you. And don’t forget to ask us if we have any current incentives for students or graduates!

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Get Your Tires Rotated at Community Honda of Orland Park

When you need a tire rotation in Orland Park, we hope that your first thought is us at Community Honda and our a state-of-the-art service center. Our certified Tirestechnicians know all the ins and outs of your vehicle, and whether it’s a simple tire rotation or heavy duty repair work, we’ve got you covered. But why is it you need to rotate your tires at all?

Why You Need to Rotate Your Tires

We’ve heard the question “but don’t my tires rotate when I drive?” more often than we’d like to admit. We think that most of you probably know that this isn’t the kind of tire rotation we’re talking about, though. A typical tire rotation can involve taking your front tires and moving them to the back of your vehicle while taking your rear tires and crossing them to the opposite from wheel. Or doing the opposite. Or just making an X with your tires. It all depends on where you go and what your vehicle needs. But we still haven’t hit the important question: why? The truth is that you don’t have to rotate your tires, but if you don’t, you’ll drastically reduce their lifespan and put yourself and your passengers in danger. Rotating tires ensures that each tire wears evenly; if your tires are uneven, they can cause a wide range of problems including:

  • Reduced traction
  • Uneven brake pad wear
  • Alignment troubles
  • Tire blowouts

Plus, uneven wear means you won’t come anywhere near that 60-80,000 miles your tires are rated at. So be sure to take your car somewhere you trust every 5,000 miles or so to have your tires rotated. We offer regular service specials to help make it even more affordable for our drivers to ensure that they keep up with their maintenance by visiting Community Honda.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you’re behind on your tire rotations, it’s not the end of the world, but you really shouldn’t put them off too long to avoid causing damage to your vehicle. Schedule your service appointment online or drop by Community Honda of Orland Park for your tire rotation. Our service center is open six days a week, and we can’t wait to serve you.

Drivers Will Love the Affordable 2015 Honda Pilot

It is getting increasingly easy to be a savvy shopper when looking for a new vehicle these days. Not only are there plenty of competing models to sift through in search of the perfect choice, but there is also an ever-growing number of online resources to help you with your decision. When it comes to finding a vehicle that gives you the 2015 Honda Pilotmost bang for your buck, the 2015 Honda Pilot stands out as an excellent choice thanks to its comparatively low manufacturer’s suggested retail price and high number of luxury features that come standard.

More to Love

With a starting price tag of just $29,870* for the 2WD LX trim, Honda packs a lot of value into their 2015 Pilot. Under the hood, you’ll find a 3.5L SOHC i-VTEC V6 engine capable of bringing 250 hp to the table, numbers any Orland Park driver can love. The model also comes with great safety and performance features like Hill Start Assist and Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control.

The inside of the Pilot is just as impressive, featuring a luxurious Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control System with Humidity Control and Air Filtration to keep you comfortable as you travel. Customers will also find that the space saving 60/40 Split Flat-Folding second and third row seating provides ample room for even the bulkiest gear and largest families.

See For Yourself at Community Honda in Orland Park

If you are curious about the affordably priced 2015 Pilot, come check it out for yourself at Community Honda, your Orland Park-area Honda dealer. There is no better way to get a feel for a car than to hop behind the wheel and take it for a spin, so stop by our dealership at 8340 W. 159th Street and set up a test drive today. We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., so swing by when your schedule allows. We hope to see you soon!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $830.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

The Honda Civic Natural Gas Puts Safety First

As technology continues to advance and fuel options continue to evolve, Honda Civic drivers can feel confident that not only will Honda continue to keep up with the changes in the industry, but that it will also take all of the necessary precautions to keep drivers safe behind the wheel of these new vehicles. The 2014 Honda Civic Natural Gas is one such vehicle, and comes chock full of well-tested safety features to keep you safe.

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There are many different crash situations that drivers can be involved in, but one of the most dangerous is Small Overlap Frontal Crash Test, and Honda has taken steps to ensure safety in this kind of accident. A small overlap frontal crash is a collision against a rigid barrier that only a small portion of the front of the car makes contact with. This type of crash can be particularly dangerous because there is the potential for a lot of intrusion into the cabin of the vehicle if the car’s body structure isn’t strong enough to withstand the impact. Another factor of these crashes is that the off-center collision point can cause momentum that is difficult for seat belts to contain, creating potentially dangerous in-cabin situations, even if the passengers were wearing their seatbelts properly.

In the latest round of crash test safety ratings conducted by the IIHS, both the two- and four-door versions of the Honda Civic Natural Gas have been given the highest safety rating of “good.” The Civic earned this rating for three main reasons:

  • The cabin structure of the vehicle didn’t collapse in on the occupants of the car.
  • The steering column remained stable during the impact, which allowed the driver’s side airbag to properly protect the driver’s chest and head.
  • The side airbag deployed at the right time to prevent the driver from falling out the side of the vehicle, which can happen in these types of crashes.

See for Yourself at Community Honda

When you are ready to add the Honda Civic Natural Gas to your personal fleet, stop by and see us at Community Honda. Our dealership is conveniently located at 8340 W. 159th Street in Orland Park, IL and we are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The 2014 Honda Civic Natural Gas is Fuel Efficient and Affordably Priced

Gas prices don’t seem to be coming back down any time soon, something we may just have to live with. Well, we do if we drive cars that run on gasoline. The 2014 Honda Civic has a special version of it that runs on natural gas—appropriately called the Civic Natural Gas—and it is priced at just $26,640 (MSRP).* It doesn’t use a drop of 2014 Honda Civic Natural Gas 800x300gasoline to get you where you need to go, and it’s available now at Community Honda in Orland Park.

How Fuel Efficient is It?

There are two main reasons that drivers have been switching to the Civic Natural Gas, and they both have to do with the fuel:

  • The Civic Natural Gas is more cost effective for day-to-day driving than gasoline-powered vehicles
  • Natural gas is friendlier for the environment, with a cleaner burning fuel

So, just how fuel efficient is it, then? The 2014 Civic Natural Gas earns an EPA-estimated 38 mpge on the highway.** That “e” in mpge stands for “equivalent,” and it’s a ranking that’s been created by the EPA to properly compare vehicles with their gasoline-powered siblings.

That sounds about the same as the normal 2014 Civic, though, so what’s the difference? What sets the Civic Natural Gas apart is that natural gas is frequently much less expensive than gasoline. There is a lower demand, and new methods of mining natural gas have made it far more prevalent, dropping its overall cost.

What About Features?

You didn’t think that Honda would give you a fuel efficient and environmentally friendly vehicle while skimping on the features, did you? Here’s just some of what’s standard on the Civic Natural Gas:

  • 5-inch i-MID touchscreen infotainment interface
  • Bluetooth connectivity for both phone and streaming audio
  • Pandora internet radio and SMS texting capabilities
  • Built-in rearview camera

In short, it comes with many of the great new features drivers love about the standard Civic and adds on a unique new powertrain. What’s not to love?

Check Out the Civic Natural Gas Today

It’s not just one of the best equipped vehicles in its class, it’s also one of the most environmentally friendly, burning natural gas instead of gasoline for fuel. Yet another way that Honda is pushing their Earth Dreams ideology even further.

The only way to know if the Civic Natural Gas is for you is to take it for a test drive. Visit Community Honda today and let our sales team know that you’re interested in this special vehicle. We’d love to put you behind the wheel!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $790.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

**27 city/38 highway/31 combined miles per gallon (gasoline-gallon equivalent) rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

The 2014 Honda Civic Resale Value Impresses

Anytime you buy a car, you want to make sure that you’re getting the best deal possible. That includes not only looking at the sticker price, but also looking at outside costs and what your car might be worth three, five, or ten years from now. With proper research, anyone can see that Honda models offer some of the best resale value on the market, with the 2014 Honda Civic proudly leading the pack.

At Community Honda in Orland Park, we’re proud to be able to offer our area customers a great selection of the latest silver-civic-sedan-front1Honda vehicles, including the Honda Civic. Let’s take a look at how this compact sedan’s resale value compares with its competitor, the Mazda3.

More Features on the Civic

You’ll find that the 2014 Honda Civic offers more standard features than the 2014 Mazda3 with cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, iPod connectivity, HondaLink which includes hands-free calling, keyless ignition, and text messaging functionality. Many of the same features can be found on the Mazda3, but certainly not all. When selling used, these super-modern features are sure to be coveted items to help retain the Civic’s impressive value.

Powertrain and Fuel Economy

When looking to sell your Civic, you’ll also find Honda’s impressive powertrain and fuel economy go a long way. Under the hood of the Civic LX is a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that delivers 143 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque that can achieve an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city/39 mpg highway.* The Mazda3 may produce similar numbers, but doesn’t boast the legacy of durability the Honda brand powertrains offer, something that won’t be missed for resale value.

Award Winning Value

Additionally, when looking to sell your Honda, you’re selling the most popular car from the brand that won ALG’s 2014 Residual Value Award for Best Mainstream Brand two years running. There is simply no other automaker out there who produces vehicles that last like Honda does, and owners of a 2014 Civic will certainly reap the benefits of such durability.

Visit Community Honda in Orland Park Today

For questions about the 2014 Civic or any of our vehicles, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (855) 207-0308. As always, if you’re looking to sell your current Honda, we encourage you to come and visit Community Honda in Orland Park. There’s no brand we love selling more!

*30 city/39 highway/33 combined mpg rating for CVT models. Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.