Archive for the ‘Service’ Category
Benefits of using winter tires for your car in the snow
Here in the Midwest, we’re no strangers to harsh winters. And one thing that’s proven true each year is that winter driving is the worst. Between poorly plowed streets, black ice patches, and frozen rain, some drivers opt to travel as little as possible until spring. For those of us who have to brave the winter weather, on of the best ways to prepare for travel is to switch your vehicle’s tires out for winter tires. (more…)
Find Vehicle Service Coupons in the Chicago Area
When the days get shorter and chillier, the last thing you need is for your vehicle to have a dead battery or engine trouble during the freezing winter months in Chicago. Right now, and year round, you can save on keeping your vehicle running as it should with Continental Honda. On our website, we have parts and service coupons to help our customers save on all regularly scheduled maintenance, accessories or replacement parts. (more…)
If you’ve ever had a dashboard warning light come on, the immediate response is typically “What does that mean?”. Here to help you understand what your Honda dashboard warning lights mean is the Conintnental Honda team. Below, we have a complete list of Honda dashboard warning lights with images as to what each light means. (more…)
When do you need new brakes? Keeping your car’s braking system in good shape is incredibly important, for obvious reasons. That means replacing your brake pads whenever they start to wear out. Checking your brakes is part of every regular maintenance schedule, but the right time to replace them will depend on how much you drive and where you do most of your driving. Here’s how to know when it’s time to schedule that brake pad service!
What should you do if your car overheats? Thankfully, this isn’t a common summer problem these days. Even the worst Chicago heat wave won’t make a modern engine overheat unless something else is seriously wrong. But if your old car happens to spring a coolant leak, it’s always better to be prepared! If your engine starts to overheat, there are a few steps you can take to help cool it down and minimize the damage.
Recommended Maintenance Schedule For A New Honda
Getting routine car maintenance done is like getting your teeth cleaned at the dentist’s, or going to the doctor for a checkup. All three can be annoying, and it might be tempting to just keep putting them off for another few weeks. But whether we’re talking about your car or your health, taking care of the routine stuff on a regular schedule is the best way to prevent more painful and expensive problems later on. So, if your new car is running smoothly and problem-free, how often should you plan on stopping by the service center for a checkup and a quick oil change? Here’s a quick overview.
How Does the Honda Civic Handle in the Snow?
Ah, the joys of living in the Midwest. With winter weather drawing nearer every day, Illinois drivers have to consider how their cars will handle the coming snowpocalypse. Snowmageddon? Anyway, snow. Also, slush, freezing rain, ice on the roads…yeah, it’s real fun. Drivers of smaller cars, especially, tend to get a little worried around this time of year. Understandably, we’ve been getting lots of these kinds of questions about the most popular small car in the Honda lineup. How does the Honda Civic handle snow? Is the Honda Civic a good winter car? Good news: it handles snow just fine, as long as you’re prepared! (more…)
Windshield Wipers Not Working? Here’s What to Do
It’s so frustrating when the weather turns bad, and you suddenly discover your windshield wipers not working right. Instead of clearing the rain and snow off your windshield, they’re just spreading it around into a gross, smeary, streaky mess. What can you do when this happens? Well, the most obvious answer is to replace your wipers with new ones if they’re old and worn out. But what if you know they’re not that old, but they’re still not functioning as well as they should? There’s actually a lot you can do about it. These tips and tricks will help you keep your windshield wipers in top shape through the coming winter months. (more…)
The 2016 Honda Accord is already making waves in the industry and it hasn’t even hit the market yet. In fact, the new 2016 Honda Accord recently earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest award: Top Safety Pick+. So just how safe is the 2016 Honda Accord? Here’s a closer look at just how well the new Accord did in recent crash tests and what that means for consumers. (more…)
What are the changes to the Illinois auto lease tax law?
Effective January 1 the Illinois Department of Revenue implemented changes to how it taxes motor vehicle leases and prospective car leasers could save big. Prior to the start of the year Illinois and Texas were the only states to tax the capitalized cost of leased vehicle. That means even though an individual was essentially renting a vehicle from a dealership, the individual was taxed on the “negotiated price” or the price he would pay if he was purchasing the vehicle. For example the individual could pay $2,800 in sales tax alone on a $35,000 vehicle at 8 percent. A use tax is also applied to leased vehicles, but isn’t affected by the new law. (more…)