Archives for November 2014

Honda Wins Three 2015 ALG Residual Value Awards

2015 Honda CR-V

2015 Honda CR-V

Here at Community Honda of Orland Park, we’re happy to announce that three different Honda vehicles have been awarded 2015 ALG Residual Value awards. Every year ALG gives out awards for vehicles that hold their value best. That’s what Honda is especially good at, thanks to industry-leading reliability, efficiency, and resale value. Read on to learn about the three models that were picked!

ALG Residual Value Awards Honors Honda

Every year the ALG Residual Value awards recognize the vehicles predicted to maintain the most value after three years. This year, three ALG Residual Value Awards have honored Honda. ALG recognized winners in many categories, and the 2015 Honda Fit won for subcompact car, the 2015 Honda CR-V won in compact utility vehicle, and the 2015 Honda Odyssey won the minivan category.

“One of Honda’s key priorities is to offer our customers vehicles that hold their value throughout the ownership experience,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of Honda. “Our brand is committed to retail sales leadership through top-quality, well-equipped vehicles, and that sets Honda apart in a way that benefits our customers now and in the years to come.”

ALG determines the winners of the Residual Value awards after a long process of study and analysis. The judges take into account historical vehicle performance as well as industry trends. Other factors like pricing and marketing strategies, public demand, and vehicle quality also play into the Residual Value awards.

Honda has historically performed well in the ALG residual value awards and has routinely won multiple segments and on more than one occasion the overall mainstream brand award from ALG.

Stop in Today

Visit us today at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL to test drive the latest 2015 Honda Fit, 2015 Honda CR-V, 2015 Honda Odyssey, and the rest of the high-quality Honda lineup. We’re a leading Frankfort and Orland Park area Honda dealership, and we’re happy to help you find your next vehicle today! We also stock a large inventory of high-quality pre-owned vehicles and provide financing services on site!

All Season Tires vs. Winter Tires

Winter Tires

Are you pondering the switch over to a set of dedicated winter tires before the snow really starts to fly? It could be worth it! Here at Community Honda of Orland Park, the leading Orland Park and Frankfort area Honda dealer, we know that getting a set of dedicated winter tires can certainly make the icy and snowy winter roads a little more manageable. So what’s the difference between winter tires and the standard all-season tires you find on most vehicles? Read on to find out!

The Difference Between All-Season and Winter Tires

All-season tires, which are standard equipment on everything but high-performance sports cars, are formulated to handle just about any driving conditions. That means they’re good for wet roads, dry roads, gravel roads, and maybe even a little bit of snow. They’re meant to perform well in the majority of conditions, at normal temperatures.

Winter tires are different because they are specially formulated from a softer compound to provide more grip in temperatures that stay below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. They also usually have a more aggressive tread pattern to handle loose and soft snow.

Do you Need Winter Tires?

Here in the Chicagoland area we can expect snow and cold each year. That’s why if you drive in the wintertime, we recommend that you get snow tires. Not only will they provide improved traction and safety, but changing your tires once a year prolongs the performance and life of your regular tires.

Even if you have all wheel drive it doesn’t mean you don’t need snow tires – in fact, the best way to get the most of out your all wheel drive system is to maximize the performance of your tires! The tire is, after all, the only part of the vehicle that should ever touch the ground. A lot is riding on your tires – literally – so make sure they can do their job well.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

We are your Chicago and Frankfort area Honda dealership, here at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL and we can help you install the snow tires that are right for your vehicle before the worst of winter weather arrives. Feel free to schedule a service appointment to make sure your car gets the winterization it needs to perform best during the cold season. We hope to see you soon!