So did you here? The WEEKEND is coming!

Weekend Wednesday at Buckeye Honda

Weekend Wednesday at Buckeye HondaHere comes the weekend, get out and enjoy it.  We love being part of a great community and every Wednesday we like to share some upcoming events with you, so you can get out and enjoy the wonderfulness that is THE WEEKEND!


 holiday_parade-2014Lancaster Holiday Parade – Saturday Nov. 22 10 am – 1 pm

Downtown Lancaster

Enjoy the timeless tradition of the Holiday Festival Parade.
Thousands of people line the streets to see; decorative floats, animals, tractors, live music, entertainers, Santa and much more.

Parade route begins at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds
heading south on Columbus Street. Route turns east onto Main Street through Downtown. Parade goes north on Broad Street, returning to the Fairgrounds.

The parade lasts approximately 2 hours.


 

16TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY LIGHTING CEREMONY – Friday Nov 21 6 PM

Dates: November 21, 2014 eastonlighting
Location: Easton Town Center
Hours: Friday 6-7 p.m.
Address:160 Easton Town CenterColumbus, 43219

Join us Friday, November 21, for our 16th Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony. Help us celebrate the simple and unexpected joys of Christmas with entertainment that will involve, engage and surprise. Watch children’s eyes sparkle as Santa arrives, along with a special guest, to illuminate Easton’s 50-ft Christmas tree and a breathtaking display of lights! Cap the evening’s festivities with a visit to Easton Station for photos with Santa, along with extra surprises along the way. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the season, and it’s only at Easton!.


 

logo-fpcFAMILY FUN: THANKFUL TREE – Saturday Nov 22

Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Hours: Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Make a Thankful Tree craft, perfect for your Thanksgiving table décor. At 2pm, enjoy a concert by The Pinta Columbus Children’s Choir.


 

zoolightsWILDLIGHTS AT THE COLUMBUS ZOO AND AQUARIUM

Dates: November 17, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Hours: Monday-Thursday 5-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday 5-10 p.m.

View the Columbus Zoo in a new light during Wildlights, a spectacular celebration of winter. Brighten your holiday season with more than three million twinkling lights, activities for children, Santa Claus and a variety of festive activities for the family

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When your car won’t start what should you do?

servicesaturdaySo let us set the scene… You are already to get to where you need to go and you take a seat in your trusty ride when …. IT WON”T START! What? Not today!  Any day but today, not today!

So what do you do now? First if you are by yourself YELL… yes Yell… no this will not make your car start but it will make you feel a little better and then we can move on to figuring out what to do next.

The next step is to try and start the vehicle once more and listen to the vehicle.  Often times we can figure out what is going on by the noises we hear or don’t hear.

  • Silence: If you turn the key and hear nothing, you might be having an issue with your battery cables. They bring the charge from your battery to the starterstart2 to get things rolling, so if they’re corroded, broken, or loose, you’ve got a problem. You can try checking them to see if they’re in good shape, but you may need to replace them. That’s where our Buckeye Honda and Toyota techs come in!
  • Turning over but not starting: If you turn the key and hear the engine attempting to start but not quite getting there, you might have a problem with your spark plugs or your fuel system. Neither are things you can quickly fix, so you may want to call our Honda or Toyota service center in Lancaster and schedule an appointment to get things working efficiently again!
  • Clicking: If you turn the key and hear a clicking noise and then silence, your battery may be dead! Try turning on your headlights or using your power door locks – if you can’t do either, you definitely have a dead battery. You can get a jump and head to your destination, but make sure you head into our Honda or Toyota service departments to have it checked out. You may need to replace the battery, or something in the charging system may not be functioning properly.  Our Central Ohio Honda and Toyota Technicians can run a quick diagnostic on the battery and charging system quickly we won’t break the bank.

startNow if you have  an older vehicle the weather might be to reason for your vehicle not cooperating.  Cold weather and older faulty fuel injection systems don’t get along real well.  The Rain and old distributor caps usually don’t play well together either.  The good news is the Qualified Honda and Toyota Technicians at Buckeye in Lancaster Ohio are equipped to handle these issues and get you back on the road quickly.

One of the best ways to not get stranded is to have your vehicle maintained regularly, including a battery and charging system check when you are in the dealership.  Again this is quick and free with service and can really save you a lot of time, hassle and headaches.  So the next time you are in at Buckeye ask them to check your battery, you might just save yourself the need to Yell!

Buckeye Honda Service can be reached at 740-653-7678 and Buckeye Toyota Service can be reached at 740-654-3943

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STOP TEXTING WHILE YOU DRIVE! — PERIOD!

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Texting while driving has become a very serious problem and needs everyone’s attention.   At Buckeye Honda and Toyota we love our clients and we love seeing them come into the dealership for service, sales or even to just say Hello!  We are hearing stories almost every day about an accident or near accident from our clients and associates caused by distracted driving.  You wouldn’t believe what some of our delivery vendors, parts drivers and porters have seen in their daily travels.

There is no message so important that you have to read it or respond to it… IT CAN WAIT.  There is no Facebook status so important or a meme so funny that it can’t wait… IT CAN WAIT.  At Buckeye we urge you to pledge not to text and drive.  If not for yourself how about that van with a family headed in the other direction that you won’t see because you were looking at your phone.  IT CAN WAIT.

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If you are in a vehicle with a driver that can’t wait you are responsible to tell them to stop.  This can be hard to do, but would it be easier to do than having to look at a parent that lost a child because you didn’t?  Here’s some scary statistic:

  • If you text and drive, you’re 23 times more likely to have a car crash.
  • Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field.textdrive-sign1
  • 11% of all drivers under 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted.
  • According to the Harris Poll, 49% of drivers with cell phones under the age of 35 send or read text messages while driving.
  • 60% of drivers use cell phones while driving.
  • 57% of drivers rate themselves as better than the average driver.
  • 42% of young adult drivers are very/somewhat confident that they can safely text while driving.
  • 68% of teens and young adults disagreed that it is easy to text while driving and still pay attention to the road.
  • 49% of adults say they have been passengers in a car when the driver was sending or reading text messages on their cell phone.
  • 36% of teens say they have been involved in a near-crash because of their own or someone else’s distracted driving.
  • 78% of teens and young adults say they have read an SMS message while driving.
  • 71% of teens and young people say they have composed/sent SMS messages while driving.
  • The United States Department of Transportation notes that cell phones are involved in 1.6 million auto crashes each year that cause a half million injuries and take 6,000 lives.
  • A study from the University of Utah indicated that the reaction time of a teen driver using a cell phone is the same as that of a 70-year-old driver who is not using a cell phone
  • According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, texting while driving is six times more likely to cause an auto crash than driving when intoxicated.

There are a number of other statistics that will just astound you but we hope this got the point across.  It Can Wait… it really can.

donttextanddriveTexting while driving has become the number one driving distraction for many people. Drivers need to be aware of the dangers and keep their attention on the road, not on their cell phones or other mobile devices.

Think you can text and drive?  Try it on the it can wait simulator.  It uses your smart phone and a computer screen so you can see how well you can do it.  We didn’t make it past the second text before we were pulled over.  TRY IT HERE!

 

The Weekend Will Be Here Before You Know It – Enjoy

Weekend Wednesday at Buckeye HondaHere comes the weekend, get out and enjoy it.  We love being part of a great community and every Wednesday we like to share some upcoming events with you, so you can get out and enjoy the wonderfulness that is THE WEEKEND!

Bed, Bath and Boudoir Glass Exhibition

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124 W. Main St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130

This is a collection of DeVilbiss perfumers, produced and marketed between 1924 and 1932 in Toledo. Two local collectors have brought in over 200 selections of tumble-ups. A few of the Avon pressed glass items have come out of the archives. Other contributors have loaned some of their collections of antique glass pieces that were often found around the bedrooms and boudoirs in the past. Visiting glass artist, Jim Lehnert, has brought in several selections of his hand blown glass perfume bottles. The exhibition “Bed, Bath and Boudoir” will be in place through March 1. The museum is open 1:00 to 4:00 Tuesday through Sunday. The museum is closed on Sundays in November through February as well as Mondays and holidays.


 

Empty Bowls Chili Cook Off – Friday, Nov. 711:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

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2750 W. Fair Ave., Lancaster, OH 43130

This event will feature the following guest judges The Honorable David S. Smith, Mayor, Fire Chief David Ward, Travis Markwood, Lancaster chamber president, Sheriff Dave Phalen and Temple Montanez from Art & Clay on Main. This event benefits the Lancaster Salvation Army Food Pantry.

Registration: Please contact Reflections Retirement for tickets. =  740-653-1423


Saturday In The Park – Saturday, Nov. 810:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m

Alley Park – Lancaster Parks and Recreation

2805 Old Logan Road SE, Lancaster, OH 43130Goslin Nature Center – Lower Level

Ticket Pricing: The cost is $4 for each child or $10 for a family.

 Families with children three-years-old and up are invited to join an outdoor educator for a special program on squirrels. This event will include a lesson, game, craft, and even a hike around the Nature Center Going Squirrelly

DOWNTOWN LIVE – Friday, November 7, 2014firstlive

Downtown LIVE! is a new event this year as Destination Downtown Lancaster works with downtown businesses to coordinate special events in the businesses the first Friday of each month.
Different businesses (including restaurants, shops and museums) will choose to participate during different months and have different offerings such as live music, discounts, exhibit openings, along with a variety of entertainment options. This is your opportunity to take advantage of the best that Downtown has to offer on one great night.
For A Complete Listing Of Businesses and Events visit the website at http://www.destinationdowntownlancaster.com/downtown-live.html

CLOAK & DAGGER’S SPYBALLS: DEATH OF A SECRET AGENT

Dates: October 11 – November 14, 2014 cloak
Location: Shanes Dinner Theater
Hours: Friday-Saturday 7-10 p.m.
Admission: $49.17 – $68.12
Address:447 E. Livingston Ave.Columbus, 43215
614-842-2583 www.cloakdagger.com
Spyballs:Death of a Secret Agent is an original Cloak & Dagger musical murder mystery. You are a guest at the 50th annual Spy Ball. Secret gadgets, double agents and an evil master plan? If it sounds dangerous it’s because it is! Help Agent 000113 solve the crime and save the world!

 

Getting Your Vehicle Ready For The Upcoming Weather

servicesaturdayWinter, in Ohio, is the time to have a warm coat in your closet and a protective coat on your car’s paint finish, wheels, seats and windshield. The dramatic weather changes of the winter season conspire with caustic road salts and grime to truly take their toll on a car.

That’s why we’re going to look at some of the preparations you can make before the onset of winter, steps that will protect your car from the ravages of this nastiest of seasons.

The largest and most sensitive area of any car is the painted surface. During winter it should be washed as often as possible. This will prevent the build-up of contaminants on the paint. Detailing experts advise never to use a household detergent for washing a car. They can strip away the wax and leave your paint dull and unprotected. Using a premium car wash will ensure heavy foam, which will lift dirt off the paint and add protection and gloss enhancement. While most people think of spring clean up, make sure you give your car’s paint a fighting chance before the first winter storm. Apply a thorough coat of a polish and wax that is formulated to protect and preserve the finish and is safe for clear coats.

No part of your car comes in closer contact to that bubbling cauldron of acids and salts than your wheels. By applying a coat or two of polish, you will 15586018632_234f25577d_zprovide the ultimate protection for your wheels. Don’t be shy: reapply it after every couple of washes.

Your interiors need some TLC, too. If you have a leather interior, make sure you keep it flexible by applying a good coat of conditioner, one that is formulated with mink oil and lanolin. This will maintain the natural suppleness of your leather.

Last, but by no means least, visibility is very important during winter. With the window defogger working full time, keeping your windows clean is paramount. If you use an automotive-specific glass cleaner with a non-ammonia formula, your glass will remain streak-free and crystal clear.

Remember, if you keep your car looking its best during the winter months, your spring cleaning will be a breeze.

8656812002_020a7a0ffe_zIf you want to make sure your vehicle is ready for the upcoming Winter weather call us and have your vehicle detailed inside and out.  You deserve to have a great looking car no matter what kind of weather we are having! Go To http://www.buckeyehonda.com/Specials/auto-service for coupons and savings on details and other Buckeye Honda services.  Call today at 740-653-7678