Creative ways of reusing discarded tires

thursdayWhat happens to your old vehicle tires when they are discarded? You would think that with all the tires that get worn out year after year, there wouldn’t be anywhere to put them all. Well, you might find it interesting all of the things that old tires are being turned into. It’s something the folks here in the Columbus area – and everywhere – can appreciate. Who knows, maybe your old Honda tires might even come back to you in another way after you put new tires on your vehicle in Lancaster.

One of the most intriguing ways that old tires are being re-purposed might be as sandals. As it turns out, after your tires are done getting your car from A to B, they may find a use getting you from A to B as a pedestrian. One of the most prevalent companies in the U.S. is called Detroit Treads, which turns 35,000 tires a year into flip flops.  Detroit treads also make rubber mats and the money made is going into making Detroit a better city! tires

But sandals are not the only thing that tires are being converted to these days. In Sweden, tires are being turned into parquet-type flooring. In India, outdoor furniture is appearing with what was previously tire rubber.

You may have noticed playgrounds that had soft material that looked suspiciously like tire rubber. Well, that’s likely exactly what it was. Companies like Hertz have been working with Liberty Tire Recycling to use discarded tires on playgrounds, parks and even roadways. Yes, tires once used on the roads could turn into the road itself.

Here at Buckeye Honda, we are happy to hear stories like this. It buys right into the Honda brand way of being – where the environment is of utmost importance. In addition to making efficient vehicles with breakthroughs like Honda Earth Dreams technology, the brand is very supportive of other “green” initiatives as well.

So the next time you are looking at some sandals or a playground take a closer look, you might be surprised.

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Test Drive Tuesday: Magic Seat?

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If you’ve researched the Honda Fit at all, then you’ve probably heard about how much room it has for a small car. In fact, this is something that we’ve talked about at great length in the past. But do you know why the Fit can so easily conform to so many different passenger and cargo situations? The answer, very simply, is the Honda Magic Seat. The designers of the Fit went to great lengths to develop a seat that can adjust to so many different modes. We realize this doesn’t answer all of your questions just yet. So, what is the Honda Magic Seat? Let’s take a closer look.
This hatchback has a black belt in versatility. Whether you are carrying passengers, cargo or both, the Fit has four unique configuration modes so you can get just about anyone or anything wherever you need it to go.

Utility Mode

Fold down the 2nd-Row Magic Seat®
and the inside of the Fit becomes a cavernous cargo container with 52.7 cu ft of volume. For a small car, that’s room for some serious freight[1].

[1] Carrying too much cargo or improperly storing it can affect the handling, stability and operation of this vehicle. Follow applicable load limits and loading guidelines.


Long Mode

If you fold down the right side of the rear seat and fold back the front passenger seat, you can haul gear up to 7 feet, 9 inches in length. Crazy to think something that long can fit in a sub-compact car.


Tall Mode

Sometimes you need a little extra cargo height, and folding up the Magic Seat® gives you nearly 4 feet of room, top to bottom. That’s a cool trick that comes in pretty handy at times.


 Refresh Mode

If the only place you want to go is to sleep, you can turn your Fit into a mobile relaxation space. Take off the front head restraints, fold back the front seats and let the chill time begin[1].

[1] Only use Refresh Mode when the vehicle is safely parked. Return the seat and head restraint to their original position before driving.

 

 

 

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Team Member Monday: Meet Andrew Mettle!

15585170395_a2ea058cf9_zAndrew Mettle has been a Business Manager for the Buckeye family for just over 2 years now. He grew up in the Lancaster area attending Bloom-Carroll H.S. a LONG TIME ago. Andrew is Also a Franklin University Alum with his Bachelors degree in Business.

Andrew is married to his wonderful wife Aimee and I has two beautiful children, Keira and Hudson.  He doesn’t have a lot of free time, but when he gets a chance he loves playing basketball and golf.  You won’t believe his extensive music knowledge especially when it comes to 90s hip-hop…. if it was on a cassette tape, Andrew probably knows it or even owns it.

Andrew is a HUGE Michigan Wolverine fan in all sports and well we try to hide that as much as possible around here! When asked about Buckeye Honda he said. “We have a great team here at Buckeye Honda and I enjoy working with all of them!”

When you get a chance stop by and say Hello to Andrew, he’s a pretty good guy even for a Michigan Fan!