Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

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.


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?


Where can I get windshield wipers for my Honda near Chicago?

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
A windshield wiper wipes a windshield in a cartoon image. Dripping water forms the words, "finding wipers near Chicago."

Windshield wipers are a pretty important part of a vehicle. You probably don’t think about them too often, until they stop working in the middle of downpour. Then it suddenly becomes clear just how necessary they’ve always been.

If your wipers are starting to struggle, or completely conked out altogether, you’re probably wondering where you can find some new ones as soon as possible. And if you’re in the Chicago area, you probably don’t want to go too far. And if you drive a Honda, you probably want wipers optimized for that brand. So, the question forming in your head probably goes something like: where can I buy/replace Honda windshield wipers near Chicago?


Where can I have my car winterized near Chicago?

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
Two cars drive on a snow-covered wooded road.

Get Your Vehicle Ready for Winter near Chicago, IL

As of this writing, the winter here in Illinois has partially already passed. If you haven’t winterized your car yet, you’re probably realizing that it might be a pretty good idea to do so. Lots of aspects of the winter season can cause damage to an unprepared vehicle. Not only nature’s “blessings” such as the cold temperatures, ice and snow, but also our man-made responses to the elements in the form of road salt all like to have their say.

A good way to proactively combat such wear and tear is to get your vehicle winterized. “Winterizing” involves performing a variety of tune-ups, check-ups, and service procedures all aimed at improving your car’s ability to endure the winter. Where can one get their vehicle winterized near Chicago?


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…)

Should You Switch to Snow Tires in the Winter?

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
Close-up Image of Winter Car Tire on the Snowy Road. Drive Safe Concept

Benefits of using winter tires for your car in the snow 

Here in the Midwest, we’re no strangers to harsh winters. And one thing that’s proven true each year is that winter driving is the worst. Between poorly plowed streets, black ice patches, and frozen rain, some drivers opt to travel as little as possible until spring. For those of us who have to brave the winter weather, on of the best ways to prepare for travel is to switch your vehicle’s tires out for winter tires.   (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…)

Pick Your Hue with the New 2017 HR-V

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
2017 HR-V Color Options

What are the color options for the 2017 Honda HR-V?

One of the best parts about buying a new vehicle, on top of all the new features to try out, is picking out the color. Today, here at Continental Honda, we’re going to help you pick out your favorite color for the 2017 Honda HR-V. The hybrid crossover is available in three trim levels but not every color option is eligible for each depending on the model’s mechanical features. Here you can see not only what all of the color options are for the 2017 HR-V, but also which models you can get them on. (more…)

Get Your Car Ready for Winter and Save with Continental Honda

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
Continental Honda Coupons

Find Vehicle Service Coupons in the Chicago Area

When the days get shorter and chillier, the last thing you need is for your vehicle to have a dead battery or engine trouble during the freezing winter months in Chicago. Right now, and year round, you can save on keeping your vehicle running as it should with Continental Honda. On our website, we have parts and service coupons to help our customers save on all regularly scheduled maintenance, accessories or replacement parts. (more…)