Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

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…)

What safety features are best to help drivers stay safe in Chicago?

Friday, September 27th, 2019
Interior of a Honda vehicle showing a simulation of airbags going off.

Honda Features that Help Keep Drivers Safe on Chicago Streets

Honda vehicles are loaded with safety. Whether you want Active Safety or Passive Safety, it’s safe to say that Honda has it. Let’s take a look at the high volume of Honda safety features that will increase your chances of staying secure on the streets of Chicago. (more…)

How to Use the Collision System in a Honda Odyssey

Sunday, September 15th, 2019
Maroon 2019 Honda Odyssey drives down a highway.

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…)

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…)

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
Honda Sensing Promo banner

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! 

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