Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

Staying safe on the road: Driving in rain and hydroplaning

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
vehicle driving through a large puddle

What is hydroplaning?

Here in the Midwest, we’re experiencing more than the typical amount of water on the roads. With flooding all over, we’re giving you a few tips for handling driving in water and rain. One major problem that drivers run into when driving in wet conditions is hydroplaning. (more…)

What features are available with the Honda Sensing® Safety Suite?

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
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2019 Honda Sensing Safety Features

The Honda Sensing® Safety Suite is a collection of safety technologies designed to cut down on driver reaction times and assist in avoiding accidents. Learn more about the features and technologies available with it, and the models that are available with the safety suite. (more…)

Winter Tires Provide Extra Security While Driving in Snow

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
Car tires on winter road

Benefits of Switching to Snow Tires in the Winter 

Here in Chicago, we’re no strangers to winter driving. We know the ins and outs of keeping control of your vehicle when the roads are icy, and the fear that goes along with losing control – however briefly – while driving on the highway. That’s why it’s common knowledge that winter tires are a must-have for drivers up here in Illinois during the winter months.  (more…)

What is all included with Honda Sensing?

Monday, October 10th, 2016
Honda Sensing Suite technolgoies

In recent years, Honda has added to its lineup of technologies a suite of safety features called Honda Sensing. This suite consists of Honda’s latest and most advanced safety systems to keep vehicle occupants as safe as possible on the road, at times helping to avoid a collision altogether. (more…)

Honda Dashboard Warning Lights Explained

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

If you’ve ever had a dashboard warning light come on, the immediate response is typically “What does that mean?”. Here to help you understand what your Honda dashboard warning lights mean is the Conintnental Honda team. Below, we have a complete list of Honda dashboard warning lights with images as to what each light means. (more…)

When Do You Need New Brakes?

Monday, July 25th, 2016
when do you need new brakes

When do you need new brakes? Keeping your car’s braking system in good shape is incredibly important, for obvious reasons. That means replacing your brake pads whenever they start to wear out. Checking your brakes is part of every regular maintenance schedule, but the right time to replace them will depend on how much you drive and where you do most of your driving. Here’s how to know when it’s time to schedule that brake pad service! 


Best Used Cars For Teen Drivers In Chicago

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
best used cars for teen drivers in chicago

What was your first car? Whether it was a beat-up old rust-bucket or an object of envy for your whole high school parking lot, we bet you’ve got fond memories. Getting your first set of wheels is a modern-day rite of passage, a teenager’s first step toward independence. Driving the right car makes you cool. As a parent, the decision looks a little different. While it’d be nice to see your kid driving a car they love, you also want them to make a practical choice. Above all, you want your teen driver to stay safe. It can be hard to agree on a car that checks all these boxes, but Continental Honda is here to help! Here’s why certified pre-owned Hondas are some of the best used cars for teen drivers in Chicago.


How Safe Is A Honda Civic?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
how safe is a honda civic

2016 Honda Civic Safety Rating

It’s always important to consider safety when you’re shopping for a new car — especially in compact cars like the Honda Civic.  They’re fuel-efficient and fun to drive, but the prospect of being smaller than other vehicles on the road can sometimes be troubling for new or nervous drivers. Maybe you’d be better off driving a Mack truck, or a tank?

Not so fast! The 2016 Honda Civic was recently crash tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and the results are resounding proof that small can be safe.


What’s the Difference: Honda Sensing vs Subaru Eyesight

Friday, December 18th, 2015
honda sensing vs subaru eyesight

What’s the difference between Honda Sensing and Subaru Eyesight? When it comes to active safety technology, Honda is an industry leader, with Honda Sensing features available on a wide variety of 2016 models. But other brands have their own versions of these technologies, and with every automaker bundling them and naming them a little differently, it can be hard to tell the difference between competing systems. Let’s clear up some of the confusion by looking at the difference between Honda Sensing vs Subaru Eyesight.


2016 Honda Pilot Receives Top Crash Test Rating From NHTSA

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
2016 honda pilot crash test rating

2016 Honda Pilot Crash Test Rating

The 2016 Honda Pilot recently received a five-star safety score from the NHTSA, the highest possible government crash test rating. Earlier this year, it was also named a Top Safety Pick Plus by the IIHS. This makes the 2016 Honda Pilot the first mainstream three-row SUV to attain the highest possible safety ratings in the US. To achieve these high scores, the Honda Pilot has not only shown that its passengers will be well-protected in the event of a crash, but also that it’s well-equipped with active safety features to prevent a crash from happening in the first place.

*2015 Top Safety Pick+ IIHS