Weekend Wednesday – First Weekend In August 2013

Weekend Wednesday at Buckeye HondaYou are almost to the Weekend!  Looking for something to do around town?  Check out our list of events happening this weekend!  We will be at the Balloon Festival on Saturday stop by and say Hello!


Fairfield County Hot Air Balloon Festival – August 2 and 3, 2013

Fairfield County Airport – 3266 Old Columbus Rd – Carroll, Ohio 43112

Fun Activities for the whole family!

  • Historic Aircraft Squadron
  • Cruise-In
  • Aerial Acrobatics
  • Skydive Columbus
  • Silent Auction
  • Food
  • Live Entertainment
  • Chili Cook-Off – Come support Buckeye Honda as we enter our Foodie Friday Chef and Team enter their first competition of the year!
  • The event is free, but we are asking 5$ for parking!

Proceeds benefit The Healing Hearts Memorial Fund – Established to assist survivors and families of violent crimes.

For more information and schedule of events go to the Fairfield County Hot Air Balloon Website Here.

Saturday Cinema – Downtown Lancaster Bandstand/Gazebo!

Madagascar 3 – Europe’s Most Wanted

Saturday Cinema is held the first Saturday of every month starting in May and running through September.  The movie screen is located at the Bandstand (corner of Main and Broad st) in Downtown Lancaster, Ohio (map).  Movies begin at dusk and snack concessions will be available.   Bring a blanket, chairs & snacks; There will be a special area reserved for those sitting on a blanket in the front!   Free children’s activities one hour before the movie begins so come early and enjoy the great evening.

Movie begins at dusk (about 9pm) and children’s activities begin one hour before the movie (about 8pm)

Admission is FREE.

Friday Night means Friday Night Bandstand in Downtown Lancaster.Jacked Up Logo Grey

Lancaster Parks & Recreation present: Friday Night Bandstand-free outdoor concert in Downtown Lancaster! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the live music at the Bandstand. Come Downtown early and enjoy dinner at one of the Downtown restaurants. Music begins at 7pm.

This Friday Night features: Jacked Up Band – 100% Pure Country Music.  Jacked Up Band will be playing your favorite country songs at the Bandstand with a sound that has made them to the “go-to” country band in Central Ohio for bringing the party.




Tech Tuesday: Honda Earth Dreams Technology

Technology Tuesday at Buckeye Honda“Earth Dreams Technology” is a next generation set of technological advancements which greatly enhance both driving performance and fuel efficiency at a high level, using as its base advanced environmental technologies to pursue the joy of driving unique to Honda. It is a series of measures in which efficiency of internal combustion components including engine, and transmission, as well as electric-powered motor technology, is further improved.

Through its implementation first in the mini-vehicle N BOX and gradually onto other vehicle models, Honda aims to achieve top-of-industry fuel efficiency for every category within three years, while simultaneously setting a timeline of 2020 to reduce by 30% CO2 emissions for all products sold worldwide, relative to emission figures for 2000.

  • Inspiration of the “Earth Dreams Technology” name:”Earth Dreams Technology” is an expression for a set of technologies which takes into account both our need to protect the environment and our desire to provide a joy of driving.

Key features of “Earth Dreams Technology”

1. A gasoline engine which realizes top level driving performance and fuel efficiency.
2. A compact diesel engine which realizes the world’s lightest body*1, top-of-class*1acceleration performance and fuel efficiency.
3. CVT which combines at a high level the fun of driving and fuel efficiency.
4. A two-motor hybrid system which realizes top-of-industry efficiency*1.
5. A high-efficiency, high output electric SH-AWD hybrid system which combines superior driving and environmental performance.
6. A compact, high efficiency electric powertrain for EVs.

Two Honda Earth Dreams™ Technology engines powering the all-new 2013 Honda Accord were named to Ward’s 10 Best Engines list for 2013. Nearly every 2013 Accord on sale in the United States is equipped with one of the honored engines; the direct-injected 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and the 3.5-liter V6 engine equipped with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM).EARTHDREAMS2

“Honda is first and foremost a motor company, and the new Earth Dreams Technology engines once again assert Honda’s desire to lead the industry in powertrain efficiency while providing responsive power and fun for drivers,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. “Having both the 4-cylinder and the V-6 from the 2013 Accord honored on Ward’s 10 Best Engines list shows that world-class powertrain technology doesn’t have to come at a premium price.”

“Honda is first and foremost a motor company, and the new Earth Dreams Technology engines once again assert Honda’s desire to lead the industry in powertrain efficiency while providing responsive power and fun for drivers,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. “Having both the 4-cylinder and the V-6 from the 2013 Accord honored on Ward’s 10 Best Engines list shows that world-class powertrain technology doesn’t have to come at a premium price.”

Come and experience the newest Honda Technologies Today at Buckeye Honda located in Lancaster Ohio at 2615 N. Memorial Dr.  We are more than just a car dealership and we are here to make buying a car an enjoyable experience.


Team Member Monday: Shawn Warren

shawnIt’s Monday so let’s meet one of our Buckeye Honda team members.  Introducing Shawn Warren, Sales and Leasing Professional with Buckeye Honda.

Shawn calls Canal Winchester home and has been living there most all of his life.  After being Shawn Warren – “Cable Guy” for the past 6 years, Shawn decided it was time to come to Buckeye Honda.
When not at the dealership Shawn leads an uncomplicated life, “I am a laid back kind of guy so I surround myself with good people that I can just be comfortable with.”  A perfect evening for Shawn would be, “going out with friends for some mexican food, enjoying a nice cold beverage (miller lite makes it nice.) and finishing the evening off sitting on the patio relaxing and enjoying a nice super chilled Crown Royal.

When it comes to working at Buckeye Honda Shawn is the consummate laid back professional, “I see myself as more of a consultant than a salesperson, sometimes you need to be able to help people work through some challenges while giving them the best information so they can make an informed decision for themselves and their families, this is the part I like the best.”  Shawn goes on to say that the “satisfaction of knowing the customer made a good decision and he was able to help them is always a good feeling.”warren

Shawn is a fan of the Cincinnati Bengals as well as the Cleveland Cavaliers although sometimes he regrets both of those choices.

If you are in the market for a new or pre-owned vehicle come in and see Shawn Warren, he will make sure you have a great experience and have all of the information you need.


Foodie Friday: BBQ Chicken Dip!

foodiefridaylogo2Foodie Friday, Foodie Friday, Foodie Friday!  (Repeat Chat)

OK let me set the scene for you… You have a party to go to, it doesn’t matter what kind of party maybe your kids end of (insert sport or activity) season party, or friends coming over or family reunion or (insert sports) watching party… hint The United States Mens National Soccer Team plays for Gold in the GOld Cup this weekend (July 28th).  Anyway you have a party to go to and you don’t have the time, or energy to make a big dish to take with you.  Enter Recipe!

This recipe is so easy you can knock it out in no time flat!  Run to the store and pick up all of the ingredients ($20-$25) put it all together, throw it in the oven, jump into the shower and when you get out it is DONE!

What you need:

  • 2 cups shredded Rotisserie chicken – Buy this at the grocery store near the deli section, already cooked.
  • 1 (8oz) block cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup bbq sauce – the kind and flavor that you use will change the outcome of your sauce.  I tend to go with a spicier sauce
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • Tortilla chips or crackers or both!

What to do:

  1. Run by the grocery store and pick up the ingredients.
  2. Once you get home put the chicken on the counter and remove the lid and let it sit while you put away any other groceries and grab a cold beverage. (Be responsible if you are driving soon.)
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  4. Using your hands shred the rotisserie chicken remove the skin and any hard parts
  5. In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients except for 1/2 cup of cheese.
  6. Pour your mixture into a foil, stone or glass pan.  You may want to lightly grease the pan.
  7. Top with the rest of the cheese.
  8. Throw it in the oven and let it bake for about 25-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly
  9. Serve with chips or crackers and enjoy your evening.

ALTERNATIVE:  You can add some hot sauce along with the BBQ sauce to bring up the heat a bit or ad a 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.  I prefer the cayenne over the hot sauce but to each their own.


DIY Thursday: Coffee Candle Awesomeness!

DIY Projects from Buckeye Honda in Lancaster OhioWelcome to Thursday and Do-It-Yourself Thursday at Buckeye Honda in Lancaster Ohio, where we are more than just a car dealership!

So who likes the smell of coffee?  How about hazelnut? ummm  french vanilla?  You know you like one of those and so do we!  So here is a Super Duper Awesome, not to mention easy way to warm up your place and make it smell fantastic!

What you need:

Some Ramekins/Bowls/Small Jars (with wide mouths)

Tea Lights 

Whole Bean Coffee – When choosing this pick out the flavor you like the best, it is available in a number of coffee smells but you can also find French Vanilla, Hazelnut and others.

What to do!

  • Wipe out the bowls
  • Pour the coffee beans into the bowls (leave a little room at the top)
  • Place the tea lights into the beans
  • Light the candles and enjoy!

After lighting the candles the oils in the beans will start to heat up and fill the air with their wonderful aroma!

If you make a set of these let us know, we would love to see a picture!



Weekend Wednesday! What Are You Doing This Weekend?

Weekend Wednesday at Buckeye HondaHere is a reminder of some of the events happening in the local area this weekend, brought to you by Buckeye Honda in Lancaster Ohio!  Get out and enjoy the weekend!

Ohio’s American Idol, Crystal Bowersox


Saturday, July 27, 8:15 p.m. • Wendel Concert Stage, Ohio University-Lancaster*
admission: $35 / $30 table seats; $20 adult lawn, $25 at gate, $5 child

Ohio native Crystal Bowersox makes her debut with symphony orchestra singing a variety of songs including hits from
her latest CD, All That For This. On her way to Broadway next year, acting and singing the role of Patsy Cline, Crystal has one of
the most powerful and unique voices of her generation. The program opens with electric violin virtuoso Tracy Silverman
joining the Orchestra in jazzy arrangements blending technology and artistry in a heady, entertaining mix.

Buckeye Honda will be tweeting and posting pictures from the show and our customer appreciation tent all eventing.  If you plan to attend the concert tell us on Facebook and we will get you added to the VIP Tent guest list.

If you are not familiar with Crystal’s sound you owe it to yourself to check out some youtube videos or just go buy her C.D. Come to the show and you won’t be disappointed.


Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave.Columbus, OH 43211-2698614-644-3247

July 24-Aug. 4, 2013. Get ready for the Ohio State Fair, a favorite family tradition since 1850! Enjoy a variety of activities and exhibits including interactive educational displays, sporting competitions, a fine arts show, free stages with amazing hypnotists, impressive magicians, wholesome kids’ entertainment, exotic animals in the free petting zoo, a farm animal delivery room, helicopter rides, roving performers, youth agricultural competitions, horse shows, an eight-acre natural resources park with free kiddie fishing, wildlife and much more! The Midway features more than 70 exhilarating rides sure to excite you, while Kiddieland is home to rides geared toward parents riding with small children. You won’t be able to resist all your favorite Fair goodies from any of the 189 food vendors

Thursday, July 25, 2013
Rising Park Day, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm, FREE
9:30 am Gates Open
10:30 am Seona McDowell
12:00 pm Remnant Expressive Signing Team
All day: The Amazing Portable Circus,
Columbus Crew Soccer Tour,
Children’s/Family Activities and Crafts

Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis


Friday, July 26, 8:00 p.m. • Ohio University – Lancaster
Herrold Hall Patio
admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the gate,
lawn tickets (bring blankets or chairs)

Acclaimed husband-and-wife country duo Bruce Robison and  Kelly Willis are touring in celebration of their latest release, Cheater’s Game. Bruce is a world-renowned songwriter with several #1 hits including songs for George Strait, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill and the Dixie Chicks. Kelly has been praised for her great voice, crossing genres of country and pop music. The Wall Street Journal calls the album “a masterly collection,” while the Austin Chronicle praises, “Extraordinarily talented on their own, Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison prove themselves greater together than
apart on Cheater’s Game.” Local favorites, the Hocking River String Band, will open the evening.


Technology Tuesday: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Technology Tuesday at Buckeye HondaWelcome to Tech Tuesday from Buckeye Honda!  We are talking tire pressure monitoring system or TPMS today!

So Why Do We Have TPMS?

Due to the significant influence tire pressure has on vehicle safety and efficiency, TPMS was first adopted by the European market as an optional feature for luxury passenger vehicles in the 1980s. The first passenger vehicle to adopt tire-pressure monitoring (TPM) was the Porsche 959 in 1986, using a hollow spoke wheel system developed by PSK.

In the United States, the Firestone recall in the late 1990s (which was linked to more than 100 deaths from rollovers following tire tread-separation), pushed the Clinton administration to legislate the TREAD Act. The Act mandated the use of a suitable TPMS technology in all light motor vehicles (under 10,000 pounds), to help alert drivers of severe under-inflation events. This act affects all light motor vehicles sold after September 1, 2007. Phase-in started in October 2005 at 20%, and reached 100% for models produced after September 2007. In the United States, as of 2008 and the European Union, as of November 1, 2012, all new passenger car models (M1) released must be equipped with a TPMS. From November 1, 2014, all new passenger cars sold in the European Union must be equipped with TPMS. For N1 vehicles, TPMS are not mandatory, but if a TPMS is fitted, it must comply with the regulation.

So what does the TPMS do?tpms

The TPMS system uses a sensor that’s mounted in the wheel and measures air pressure in each tire. When air pressure drops 25% below the manufacturer’s recommended level, the sensor transmits that information to your car’s computer system and triggers your dashboard indicator light.

What does it mean if the TPMS warning lamp illuminates?
When the TPMS warning lamp on the instrument panel illuminates while driving, it means that the system has detected at least one tire with a pressure below the accepted minimum psi for the vehicle. The tires should be inspected and the tire pressure checked as soon as possible. The lamp will extinguish after the tires are properly inflated.

What does it mean if the warning lamp goes on and off?
On cold mornings, the warning lamp may illuminate for a short period of time and then extinguish. This type of warning lamp response is likely caused by marginally low tire pressure that dips below the warning threshold over night but rises to an acceptable level as the tires heat up through vehicle operation or an increase in ambient temperature. The tires should be inspected and the tire pressure should be checked. The lamp should not illuminate when the tires are properly inflated.

tpms1The significant advantages of TPMS are summarized as follows:

Fuel savings: According to the GITI, for every 10% of under-inflation on each tire on a vehicle, a 1% reduction in fuel economy will occur. In the United States alone, the Department of Transportation estimates that under inflated tires waste 2 billion US gallons (7,600,000 m3) of fuel each year.

Extended tire life: Under inflated tires are the #1 cause of tire failure and contribute to tire disintegration, heat buildup, ply separation and sidewall/casing breakdowns. Further, a difference of 10 lbs. in pressure on a set of duals literally drags the lower pressured tire 13 feet per mile. Moreover, running a tire even briefly on inadequate pressure breaks down the casing and prevents the ability to retread. It is important to note that not all sudden tire failures are caused by under-inflation. Structural damages caused, for example, by hitting sharp curbs or potholes, can also lead to sudden tire failures, even a certain time after the damaging incident. These cannot be proactively detected by any TPMS.

Decreased downtime and maintenance: Under-inflated tires lead to costly hours of downtime and maintenance.

Improved safety: Under-inflated tires lead to tread separation and tire failure, resulting in 40,000 accidents, 33,000 injuries and over 650 deaths per year. Further, tires properly inflated add greater stability, handling and braking efficiencies and provide greater safety for the driver, the vehicle, the loads and others on the road.

Environmental efficiency: Under-inflated tires, as estimated by the Department of Transportation, release over 57.5 billion pounds of tireunnecessary carbon-monoxide pollutants into the atmosphere each year in the United States alone.

At Buckeye Honda we will thoroughly inspect your tires for you each time you are in our shop for maintenance and that includes a low tire pressure light.  If you have any questions regarding your TPMS system or your tires please contact our Tire and Service Center in Lancaster Ohio by phone at 1-866-822-7485!  We can help answer your questions as well as give you a free visual inspection of your tire system.  There is so much riding on your tires don’t trust them to just anyone, trust the experts at Buckeye Honda in Lancaster Ohio.