What flexible payment options is Honda currently offering for Chicago drivers?

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealer Information, Financing, Special Offers on Thursday, April 30th, 2020 at 4:46 PM
A very excited/shocked woman stands beside text that reads, "NO PAYMENT FOR 90 DAYS!" "Purchase a new 2019 or 2020 Honda and make no payments for the first 3 months!" Below is an "APPLY NOW>" button and fine print.

Honda Payment Deferment and Flexible Financing Options in Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted nearly every American to varying degrees. One aspect of this impact is financial; the traditional American economy was hit hard by a virus that made inter-personal contact itself dangerous. It feels like something out of a highly-original sci-fi novel.

To keep their businesses alive, many services have both altered their practices and offered special incentives to customers. One industry that has gone hard in both these categories is the automotive. How has Honda (our personal favorite automaker) decided to respond?

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Where can I find special financing rates on CPO Honda vehicles near Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealer Information, Financing, Special Offers on Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 at 4:22 PM
Red 2019 Honda CR-V cruises around a highway curve out by the ocean with the help of it's all-wheel drive feature.

April 2020 Financing Offers on Certified Pre-Owned Honda Vehicles in the Chicago Area

Buying a certified pre-owned vehicle is a great way to combine the benefits of new and used cars into one. The price-point is lower than that of a new vehicle, while the quality and benefits provided (such as warranty coverage) serve to nix many of the traditional shortcomings of buying used. And of course, those benefits are accentuated even further when one can find a special offer.

On that note, where can one find special financing rates on Certified Pre-Owned Honda vehicles in the Chicago area?

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What are some highlights of the Chicago street art scene?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, For Fun, Stories of Interest on Monday, April 27th, 2020 at 4:10 PM
A detailed mural adorns the wall of a Chicago underpass.

Chicago Street Art Overview Video Compilation

Here in Chicago, we’re proud of our diverse street art scene that has been growing ever since the 1970s. Murals have proven to be a great way to bring life to what may be otherwise dreary or mundane spaces of city infrastructure.

Of course, as we write this, it’s not easy (or advised) to get out and see Chicago street art in-person (due to the COVID-19 quarantine). So whether you want to learn something new, make a list of what to check out when we can finally get outside again, or simply reminisce about the vibes of the city that you’re now missing, we’ve compiled the street art video compilation below to help you out.

Thanks for watching, and we hope you enjoy.

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Which Chicago-area car dealerships are offering delayed payment options due to COVID-19?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Dealer Information, FAQ, Financing, Special Offers, Stories of Interest on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 at 12:42 PM
A pink piggy bank sits on the blue dash shelf of a vehicle.

Delayed Payment Options on New near Chicago, IL

COVID-19 has impacted nearly everyone in the world, to varying degrees. While some have merely switched to working from home, others have experienced a drastically changed workplace, and others still have lost their jobs entirely. It’s an atmosphere of rapid change, and no one seems to know what the long-term fallout will be.

To help those in need of a vehicle to still be able to obtain one in spite of all this uncertainty, many automakers and dealerships are offering delayed payment options. Where can one find such options on new cars in the Chicago area?

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Where can I buy medical masks near Chicago, IL?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, FAQ, Safety, Stories of Interest, Tips & Tricks on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 at 10:59 AM
A group of doctors ready with facemasks in place.

Though the CDC initially told citizens not to wear face masks to combat the coronavirus, and to instead leave those masks for health care workers, they are now reversing that mandate. Individuals are encouraged to wear masks any time they leave the house; this has been touted as a noble way to prevent oneself from spreading the virus to others, as we now know the virus is spread quite a bit even by those who don’t show any symptoms at all.

With this in mind, many are wondering for the first time in their lives: where do I go to buy a medical face mask? Read on to find some primary medical face mask selling locations in and around Chicago.

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Where can I experience a virtual test-drive of the 2020 Honda Odyssey?

By Product Expert | Posted in Honda Odyssey on Saturday, March 28th, 2020 at 5:06 PM
A red 2020 Honda Odyssey drives up a city highway.

2020 Honda Odyssey “Virtual Test-Drive” Video Compilation

Want to get a full experience of the 2020 Honda Odyssey, but don’t want to leave the comfort of home? Luckily, with today’s technology, such “virtual test drives” are possible. Unfortunately, we’re not at the level of sending you an Occulus Rift and putting you into a digital driver’s seat just yet, but we can convey a bit of the same sensation via Youtube videos and some imagination.

Below, we’ve compiled a few videos taking an all-encompassing look at the 2020 Honda Odyssey. The final one is, admittedly, focused on the 2018 model, but this was the start of the vehicle’s current generation, and we had to include it because we love Doug DeMuro. Enjoy.

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How does Chicago impact the automotive tech industry?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, For Fun, Stories of Interest, Technology on Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 at 5:27 PM
A view of the Chicago river from above.

Car Tech Companies in Chicago

Chicago impacts the automotive industry in a variety of ways. One of these is through the proliferation of car-focused tech companies in the city. This goes way back to before tech was cool; in 1980, CCC Information Services was founded. Then, in the 1990s, along came NAVTEQ and Cars.com.

Recently, however, a waterfall of newfangled tech startups have gotten in on the party. Some standouts you may have heard of include DRIVIN, SpotHero and ParkWhiz. But there are many more automotive tech innovators in the Windy City. Read on below to learn more about some of the latest electronic wave-makers. 

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Where can I go off-roading near Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, FAQ, For Fun on Sunday, March 15th, 2020 at 4:29 PM
2020 Honda Passport Elite AWD in an off-road clime.

If you’re a Chicago-resident who’s into off-roading, you might be wondering where you can indulge in this exciting pastime. After all, the big city isn’t necessarily the best place for off-road adventures through uncharted (or at least undeveloped) terrain. So where are some good spots to go off-roading near Chicago?

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Which Honda models are the safest for driving in Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Safety, Technology on Sunday, March 8th, 2020 at 4:20 PM
Blue 2020 Honda HR-V drives up a curvy highway.

Safest Honda Models and Features

Honda is renowned for the safety qualities inherent in all their rides. When driving in city traffic like that of Chicago, any safety assistance one can get is important. So which Honda models are rated as the safest?

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What is there to do during spring 2020 in Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, For Fun on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 at 3:47 PM
City skyline dotted with flowers and clouds to represent spring.

Chicago Spring 2020 Activities

For us, the burgeoning springtime in Chicago always brings to mind George Harrison’s lovely Beatles composition, “Here Comes the Sun.” Though this year’s winter has not felt as long, cold or lonely as most (knock on wood), it’s still beautiful to feel the spring sunshine returning from its long frigid slumber.

Oftentimes, however, it can feel like spring is skipped entirely in Chicago and we suddenly find ourselves in the hot, humid summer. So how can we get out and appreciate those brief doses of springtime that our rather stingy Illinois climate provides?

To help make the most of your spring 2020 experience, we’ve compiled several activities below sure to stimulate your senses with the many different elements this special season has to offer. Read on and decide how you’d like to enjoy your time in spring 2020. 

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