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How often does Chicago get blizzards?

Friday, October 18th, 2019
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? (more…)

Where can I recycle antifreeze near Chicago?

Sunday, October 13th, 2019
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? (more…)

How often do Chicago bridges open?

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
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? (more…)

Where can I get the 2020 Honda Civic near Chicago?

Saturday, September 21st, 2019
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? (more…)

Can I add Honda Sensing® to my Honda in Chicago?

Saturday, September 7th, 2019
Honda Sensing Promo banner

Honda Sensing® is a highly acclaimed safety suite, and for good reason. This selection of cutting-edge features keeps driver and passenger alike safer than ever within the reassuring confines of their Honda vehicle. But what if you have a Honda without Honda Sensing®? Is it possible to get Honda Sensing® added to a Honda vehicle in the Chicago area? (more…)

What should I do in Chicago during Fall?

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
Text on an autumnal backdrop reads, "Fall in Chicago."

Fall Event Guide for Chicagoans

With the heat of summer finally abating, but the icy cold of midwestern winter not yet arrived, autumn is an incredible time to enjoy the rich culture of Chicago. We’ve assembled a few of our favorite annual, ongoing events that Chicago residents can check out to take advantage of this great season.


Where can I find new crossovers with all-wheel drive near Chicago?

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
Red 2019 Honda CR-V cruises around a highway curve out by the ocean with the help of it's all-wheel drive feature.

All-wheel drive is a great way to bring some real adventure capability to your crossover SUV, and it can also come in handy in unstable or slippery daily driving situations. In any case, it’s always a nice feature to have in your back pocket. Where can one find new crossovers with AWD near Chicago? (more…)

Are winter tires needed in Chicago?

Friday, August 23rd, 2019
Close-up on the tire of a vehicle as it drives down a snow-covered street.

Using Snow Tires in Northern Illinois

It’s pretty obvious that adding winter tires to your car will increase winter handling. But many residents of Chicago choose to “make do” every year with only their standard all-season tires. Are winter tires needed in Chicago? (more…)

Get Certified Pre-Owned Honda Vehicles at Continental Honda

Friday, June 28th, 2019
view of cars in an indoor car lot

Certified Used Honda near Chicago

When you purchase a used vehicle, you want to know exactly what you’re getting. There are few things worse than putting money into buying a vehicle, only to have it break down shortly after you drive off the lot. To protect yourself from having this happen, we recommend you check out the Certified Pre-Owned Honda vehicles available here on our lot at Continental Honda. (more…)

Continental Honda Offers a $500 Rebate for Recent Graduates!

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
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Continental Honda Graduation Rebate near Chicago

Are you a recent graduate? Entering the post-graduate world can be scary, but with a new set of wheels, the world is your oyster! Here at Continental Honda, we’re always looking for ways to help our customers, and that includes giving recent graduates a helping hand in purchasing their first vehicle. (more…)