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Have You Checked Your Spare Tire Recently?

The new driving season is approaching including new driving conditions. Your spare tire can be a true asset in an emergency, and it should be checked at the beginning of each season. Most vehicles are equipped with a small compact spare tire with matching hardware stored in the trunk.

These tires require greatly reduced driving speeds, and you'll need to have your tire replaced or repaired quickly. Full-sized spare tires may require a little more room; however, you'll have more driving time before having to visit the dealership, nor are you required to restrict your speed.

 

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All About Synthetic Oil

Did you know that synthetic oil has fewer impurities than regular oil?

Synthetic oil is also more durable. It has fewer emissions. There's also lower friction when the car is running on synthetic oil. It protects the engine from wear and deterioration.

In general, the quality of synthetic oil is more uniform and the intervals between oil changes are much longer.

Both synthetic and conventional oils need to be changed at least once a year, or at every 10,000-15,000 miles, whichever one comes sooner.


 

 

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Be a School Carpool Hero with These Easy Tips

There's no doubt that a school carpool is a great idea. After all, a school carpool can potentially give you one or more mornings off every week from the rush of the morning commute in Chicago. To ensure you can offer the most to your carpool, then, we at Honda City Chicago offer these smart tips for success.

To make communication easier between yourself and the other parents involved in your carpool, it's a good idea to organize a text or email chat group. This group will ensure everyone stays up-to-date about last-minute changes that could affect the…
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Honda Summer Spectacular Event 2019

 

The 2019 Honda Summer Spectacular Event means big savings for Oak Park, Berwyn, and Cicero drivers seeking a reliable Honda car or SUV. You have until the end of summer to take advantage of the financing specials, lease deals, and clearance offers on some of our most popular new Honda models for sale, like the Honda Pilot SUV or Honda Civic Sedan. Read below to find out more about the cars and trucks for sale at Honda City Chicago.

Honda Leasing Specials

Looking for incredible leases to keep you in the driver’s seat of the latest, most-advanced cars on…

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Tailgating - 5 Important Things You Need to Know

Tailgating is an important part of summer and fall, especially if you’re a sports lover. We want you to know how to utilize your pickup truck, so you’ll have the best possible tailgating experience. Tailgating is about more than just driving to watch a game. It’s actually become a way of love. Stop at Honda City Chicago to check out the many tailgating supplies we have on hand and get some tips on ways to have a memorable tailgating experience.
  •  Arrive at your destination a few hours before game time to have time to set up, eat…
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Towing and Payload - What's the Difference?

When you start to shop for a new truck, you'll be flooded with so much information. At Honda City Chicago, we do our best to keep the process straightforward, but there's no doubt that there can be a lot to consider. Two things which you'll want to make note of are towing and payload capacities.

A truck's towing capacity tells you how much the truck can pull behind it. This capacity includes the weight of the trailer; if you're close to the limit, make sure you remember this.
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Tire Care: Treads & Pressure

Whether you commute locally or drive long trips far from Chicago, you deserve to be a well-informed driver. At Honda City Chicago, we provide helpful tips that will raise your car knowledge. Today, let's talk about your tires.

Your tires' inflation level affects your handling, your safety and your budget. Under-inflated tires handle sloppily. Over-inflated tire cause stability problems. Also, tires with too much air in them can burst as temperatures increase. Both inflation situations cause premature tread wear. Routinely check your tires with an air-pressure gauge.
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Finding a Safe, Reliable Vehicle for Your Teenager

Few milestones are as important to a teenager as picking out their first car. The team at Honda City Chicago is standing by to help you and your teen navigate this important step, and we invite you to our showroom in Chicago to try out a variety of different vehicles to find one that’s a perfect fit.

Teenagers already have a collective reputation for being risk-takers, so choosing a lower horsepower vehicle is generally a smart idea. Going with a vehicle with electronic stability control is also important, and this is especially true for kids who regularly drive in…

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Should You Refinance or Trade in Your Car?

It is a common misconception that simply trading in your car will net you the most value when you are looking to upgrade your vehicle. Refinancing your car loan is a great alternative to trading it in because it gives you the flexibility you need to keep your car while lowering your monthly payments.

When you refinance your car, you will get lower monthly payments on your vehicle, although you may end up paying more in interest over the life of the loan. If the interest rate has gone down since you first took out your car loan, you may…
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Road Trips on a Budget

Road trips provide the opportunity to enjoy a memorable vacation. You are able to stop when and where you want, and take in the sights along the way. There are a variety of ways that a road trip can be an inexpensive means of travel. However, before venturing out onto the open road, stop in Honda City Chicago and have the vehicle serviced.

Plan the trip ahead by mapping the route you plan to take. Calculate the number of miles you plan to go each day and the total number of days for the adventure. Determine the amount of gas…
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