Are there self-driving cars in Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, FAQ, For Fun, Technology on Friday, November 15th, 2019 at 4:32 PM
Several self-driving cars drive down a sunny street. Their intelligence is represented by glowing blue circles surrounding them.

In recent years, you’ve likely been hearing more and more about a technology that once seemed to belong to the distant realm of science fiction fantasy: self-driving cars. Despite skepticism from control freaks, research and work on self-driving cars by all the major automakers continues to progress, bringing this once-utopian dream to more and more of a reality each day.

Self-driving cars are already beginning to appear out on the streets in select cities. What about Chicago? Are there currently any self-driving cars in operation throughout the Windy City? Read the rest of this entry »

Where can I find Certified Pre-Owned Honda vehicles near Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Dealer Information, Used Cars on Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at 4:00 PM
2017 Honda Pilot parked on a wooded street. A healthy man takes a bike off the top of the vehicle.

Certified Used Honda near Chicago, IL

What if you want the advantages of a new car, at the price of something used? Could such a perfect combination possibly exist in this world? Well, it does, and it’s called Certified Pre-Owned. Where can Certified Pre-Owned Honda models be found in the Chicago area? Read the rest of this entry »

Where can I find pre-owned SUVs in the Chicago area?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Dealer Information, Used Cars on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 at 4:59 PM
Dark colored 2017 Honda CR-V parked in a snowy parking lot out in the woods.

Pre-Owned SUVs near Chicago

These days, everyone is looking for a pre-owned SUV. With such high demand, it can be hard to know where to go for a great selection. Where can one find used SUVs and crossovers in the Chicago area? Read the rest of this entry »

Where can I get genuine Honda parts and accessories near Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealer Information, Parts & Accessories, Service on Monday, October 28th, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Mechanic carrying tire over his shoulder

Continental Honda Sells OEM Honda Parts and Accessories in Chicago

If your car needs some fixing, making sure you get the best parts available can help ensure the longevity of your vehicle. OEM parts, or parts from the original equipment manufacturer, are replacements made exactly like the originals. Precisely engineered parts are considerably less likely to fail than generic or aftermarket counterparts.

You can get genuine Honda parts and accessories near Chicago at Continental Honda Read the rest of this entry »

Do Chicago drivers need all-wheel drive?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, Safety on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 at 11:34 AM
A very snowy, icy looking road is fronted by a warning sign with a snowflake symbol.

All-Wheel Drive Vs. Chicago Snow and Ice

Being in the Midwest, Chicago has a reputation for long, cold, snowy winters. The addition of such conditions does not have a, shall we say, beneficial effect on the already intense Chicago traffic. Anything that makes winter driving easier to bear is a welcome blessing to a Chicago commuter.

One such gift is the all-wheel drive feature that is available on many vehicles today. While few would reject this setup if offered to them no-strings-attached, some do find themselves wondering: do Chicago drivers absolutely need all-wheel drive? Read the rest of this entry »

How often does Chicago get blizzards?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, FAQ, Stories of Interest on Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 4:13 PM
A city street is clouded by a haze of intense show.

Frequency and Severity of Major Snow Storms in Chicago

Though Chicago gets plenty of snow every year, a truly massive winter storm only comes once in a while. Many long-term residents can remember several of these incidents from their lifetime, and likely have stories about how they and their loved ones (or at least stuff they saw on the news) were affected. If you’re new to the area, you might be wondering how worried you should be about the approaching winter. About how often do blizzards hit the Chicago area? Read the rest of this entry »

Where can I recycle antifreeze near Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, FAQ on Sunday, October 13th, 2019 at 3:51 PM
A mechanic pours antifreeze into an open hole under the hood of a car.

Antifreeze Recycling Locations in the Chicago Area

If you’ve got some old antifreeze laying around, it’s probably a good idea to get rid of it. This strangely sweet-tasting fluid is dangerously alluring to children and pets alike. And while you may be tempted to mix it in with some whiskey in the tradition of Fireball (the reason this brand of booze is illegal in several European countries), we’d instead recommend recycling it.

We’ve compiled some great anti-freeze disposal options for Chicago citizens. So, find the one that works best for you, and have at it! Read on to find out: where can antifreeze be safely and responsibly recycled in the Chicago area? Read the rest of this entry »

How often do Chicago bridges open?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, FAQ on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 at 3:20 PM
An overhead view of the Chicago bridges over the Chicago River during the daytime.

Chicago Bridge Lift Schedule

Not all of Chicago’s extensive architectural legacy is in its buildings. The city also boasts somewhere between 37 and 43 moving bridges, at least 20 of which are downtown. These are a remarkable example of urban engineering, but they spend most of their time in their lowered position and most of us residents don’t give a second look.

Bridge lifting season in Chicago is between the spring and fall. If you want to get a glimpse of these engineering marvels in action (or just want to know when to avoid the resultant traffic), you’ll have to know the specific schedule to get an idea of the most likely times to have a Chicago bridge-opening experience. How often do Chicago bridges open? Read the rest of this entry »

What safety features are best to help drivers stay safe in Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Safety, Technology on Friday, September 27th, 2019 at 12:57 PM
Interior of a Honda vehicle showing a simulation of airbags going off.

Honda Features that Help Keep Drivers Safe on Chicago Streets

Honda vehicles are loaded with safety. Whether you want Active Safety or Passive Safety, it’s safe to say that Honda has it. Let’s take a look at the high volume of Honda safety features that will increase your chances of staying secure on the streets of Chicago. Read the rest of this entry »

Where can I get the 2020 Honda Civic near Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, FAQ, Honda Civic, Honda Civic Hatchback, Honda Civic Si on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at 12:36 PM
Silver 2020 Honda Civic drives down a city street at night.

The 2020 Honda Civic has just recently begun showing its face to the world. With an array of improvements coming to this excellent family of vehicles for the new model year, there’s one question that’s on the mind of many a Chicagoan: where can I buy the 2020 Honda Civic in (or around) Chicago? Read the rest of this entry »