Archive for the ‘FAQ’ Category
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?(more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
Stay safe while driving in Chicago with the Collision Mitigation Braking System
The Honda Collision Mitigation Braking System is a handy feature to have when driving in Chicago and the surrounding area. Designed to reduce the severity of an unavoidable collision, the CMBS goes through several steps of intervention depending on the predicted severity of the incident. But how does one use the collision system in a Honda Odyssey? (more…)