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

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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?

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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 go off-roading near Chicago?

Sunday, March 15th, 2020
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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Can you live without a car in Chicago?

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Several sleek glass buildings are seen in Chicago.

Having a car opens a host of possibilities within one’s life, but it has its share of drawbacks as well. Though the car-owning individual has the freedom to travel where they want, when they want, they also have to pay insurance, fuel, and service fees, not to mention the cost of the car itself. And while some draw great pleasure from their daily drive, others find it stressful and unpleasant.

The main barrier to going “carless” is, for many, the seeming sheer impossibility of living life in America without a vehicle. So how possible is it to live in Chicago without a car?

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How long is the commute in Chicago?

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Many vehicles fill a highway in both directions.

The words “Chicago driving” do not bring up pleasant connotations in most peoples’ heads. Traffic jams, rush hour, and intensity are all words that will likely spring to mind. Though the traffic is certainly not as bad as some major cities throughout the world (particularly in Asia), Chicago driving isn’t the sort of activity a typical resident would take part in for a good time.

That being said, driving is an unavoidable reality for the majority of adults in the Chicago area. How long does it take to complete a typical Chicago daily commute?

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Where can I recycle/dispose of my Christmas tree in Chicago?

Friday, December 20th, 2019
A cat is worried and confused in Chicago, not knowing what to do with its Christmas tree.

Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling Locations

Once another Christmas season has come and gone, it’s time to get rid of that now-purposeless tree that’s sitting in your home. But you can’t just throw it in the garbage bin (at least, we do not recommend it). Where can a responsible citizen recycle or dispose of their Christmas tree in Chicago?

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Where can I find special offers on used cars during December 2019 near Chicago, IL?

Monday, December 9th, 2019
Banner advertising special financing rates in the Honda Certified Dream Deal Event.

Special December 2019 CPO Financing Offers at Continental Honda

If you’re looking for special offers on used cars this month, we urge you to consider the Certified Dream Deal sales event at Continental Honda. The offer includes special financing rates on a variety of esteemed Honda models from years 2014 through 2019. Even better, the models are Certified Pre-Owned, which means they’re guaranteed to be in great condition and even come with warranty coverage.

The Certified Dream Deal event will expire on January 2nd, 2020, so be sure to take advantage of it soon if you’re interested. Additionally, if you’re trading in your vehicle, doing so before the end of 2019 will allow you to avoid the dreaded upcoming Illinois trade-in tax. Getting your vehicle traded before the new tax law could save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. (more…)

Is Illinois implementing a trade-in tax on used vehicles?

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
A colorful backdrop is fronted by text that reads, "Trade Now & Avoid the January 1st Trade-In Tax." Beneath, there is the illusion of a button that reads, "Learn More >."

New Illinois Trade-In Tax

In the future, we may look back on the pre-2020 years as a golden age for vehicle trade-ins. The ability to do so tax free, a luxury we’ve so far taken for granted, may never be the case again. Is the state of Illinois actually implementing a trade-in tax on used vehicles? (more…)

Are there self-driving cars in Chicago?

Friday, November 15th, 2019
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? (more…)

Do Chicago drivers need all-wheel drive?

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
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? (more…)