The Weekend Is Almost Here… YEAH!

It’s the weekend and we want to get out and do something!  What are you doing this weekend? Need some suggestions?  Well here you go!

The Lancaster Festival – Grand Finale feature featuring Blues Traveler August 1st lancaster_festival_03

The Lancaster Festival is going on until Saturday August 1st and offers a variety of entertainment opportunities with the Grand Finale with BLUES TRAVELER and the Lancaster Festival Orchestra.  It will be a night to remember with one of the most accomplished live acts or our time.  Blues Traveler has 4 GOLD albums, 3 PLATINUM and one 6-­‐TIMES PLATINUM! Sold more than 10 MILIION combined units worldwide. Have performed at OVER 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 MILLION people. “Run-Around,” had the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, which earned them a Grammy® for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. A television favorite, they have been featured on Saturday Night Live, Austin City Limits, VH1’s Behind the Music and they hold the record for the most appearances of any artist on The Late Show with David Letterman.


Rhythm on the River presents THE SPIKEDRIVERS  July 31 @ 7:30 pm| Freerythmonriver

Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

In 2003 a new sound sprang up in the Rust Belt; a raucous, down-and-dirty sound, an intoxicating and gritty sound that pulled people in droves to dance floors across the Midwest. It was the sound of The Spikedrivers playing their unique blend of swinging, bluesy, upbeat, country-fried rock ‘n’ roll. Front man Jesse Henry’s unique and down-home song writing meets the electrified ruckus and wild precision of the backing band similar to what might have been if Louis Prima had led The Band. After performing for over a decade, The Spikedrivers have firmly established themselves as an Americana cult favorite with the unique ability to grab hold of an audience and turn them instantly to avid fans.


Picnic with the Pops – Ft. The Ohio State University Marching Band Friday July 31st and commonsSaturday August 1st

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Columbus Commons Downtown

Don’t miss this year’s terrific lineup of acclaimed artists and the renowned Columbus Symphony Orchestra! This season will host amazing performances. Gates open at 6 p.m., and concerts start at 8 p.m.

Friday & Saturday, July 31 & August 1
Featuring The Ohio State University Marching Band



Dates: July 29 – August 1, 2015
Location: Pickerington Toll Gate Middle and Elementary Schools
Hours: Wednesday-Thursday 5-11 p.m., Friday 5 p.m.-12 a.m., Saturday 8 a.m.- 12 a.m.
Admission: Free
Address:12089 Toll Gate Rd. NWPickerington, 43147

Celebrate Pickerington’s heritage and the violets that blanket the area each spring. See the parade, listen to music, enjoy rides and more.

Friday Night Headliner is LOCASH and Saturday’s Headliner is KANSAS!



The Weekend, It’s Almost Here. Be Prepared!

Weekend Wednesday at Buckeye Honda

Weekend Wednesday at Buckeye HondaWe can see the Weekend coming and we are getting excited… but what are we going to do?  Here is a list of things to help us make a decision!  Let’s Go WEEKEND!!

Saturday Cinema in Downtown Lancaster – Paddington – June 13th @ 9pm paddington

Enjoy a free, family-friendly movie in Downtown Lancaster.
Movies begin at dusk at the Bandstand (Broad & Main Street).

Free children’s activities one hour before the movie begins.


• Downtown Lancaster Bandstand
• Movie begins at dusk
• Bring blankets, chairs & snacks
• Snack concessions available
• Call 740-277-6607



Dates: June 13, 2015 timthumb
Location: Columbus Commons
Hours: Saturday 7-10 p.m.
Address:160 S. High StreetColumbus, 43215

Columbus Commons is proud to partner with Sean Carney’s Blues for a Cure to offer a great night of blues music featuring the Sean Carney Band. There will be concessions and food trucks on site.  Come out for a memorable night of great entertainment!



Friday, June 12, 11:00 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 13, 11:00 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 14, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The Scioto Mile

As the festival season kicks off, make sure the 2015 Columbus Arts Festival is on the top of your list. The Scioto Mile will be filled with art enthusiasts from all over the country as artists display their work along the Riverfront. In addition to artwork, the festival is filled with all types of art—music, dance, food, and even a new “selfie station” where you are encouraged to share your pictures with #artfan. Stop by one of the six stages at the festival, grab a bite to eat, or roam from vendor to vendor; either way you are sure to enjoy a weekend filled with art and culture.


New Moon Glow Float

2015 Dates: June 13, July 18, August 15, September 12, October 17foxhicking

Paddle your canoe from sunset to darkness, lit only by the glimmering phosphorescent light of glow sticks reflecting  on the water. Your trip ends at the livery with a roaring bonfire and lively music meant for listening and dancing. Reservations highly recommended. One glow stick provided. Be sure to bring your glowing bling.

  • Glowing Canoe Ride
  • Roaring Bonfire
  • Bluegrass Music

Call 740-385-0523 or email to make reservations or for more information.
Meet at the livery at 7:00 pm.



Dates: June 13, 2015 Nordecke crowd
Location: MAPFRE Stadium
Hours: Saturday 7:30 p.m.

For the second straight season, there will only be one regular season matchup between the two clubs. Come Saturday, the Black & Gold will be looking to replicate last year’s box score. Columbus came away with a 4-1 victory and a seemingly new dose of momentum, going on to win seven of their next 10 matches, and securing the third seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 13 at MAPFRE Stadium. Get your tickets here while they’re still available.

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2016 Honda Pilot Revealed

testdrivetuesdayThe 2016 Honda Pilot came roaring into the 2015 Chicago Auto Show boasting a number of new features and functions that should make it of more eminent family-friendly appeal with a form calls to those who love to have fun.

Honda’s three-row SUV carries a slim new look in 2015, having lost as much as 300 pounds while also increasing its length by 3.5 inches. The new Pilot’s more dynamic figure, also comes with added power. It will have a strong-yet-efficient Earth Dreams 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V6 that will be mated to either a 6-speed automatic, a first for the Pilot, or a 9-speed automatic, a first for any Honda. Deliver both efficiency and power the new setup will allow the Pilot to perform in true Honda fashion and will make it the most fuel efficient Pilot yet. pilot4

On the inside, the 2016 Honda Pilot also boasts a number of technological upgrades, including up to five USB ports—four of which have 2.5-amp output—an HDMI port for gaming, two headphone jacks, an 8-inch touchscreen with Display Audio telematics interface, and available 9-inch rear entertainment system with Blu-Ray capability.  With several new technology and safety features, the latest Pilot will be better equipped to take on any challenge or adventure that comes its way. To name a few, the vehicle will host a Multi-Angle Rear View Camera, Lane Departure Warning and Honda LaneWatch display. To learn more about what the 2016 Honda Pilot will bring to the road, contact the team at Buckeye Honda today.

Drivers won’t have to wait another year to experience the 2016 Honda Pilot, as the SUV will arrive at dealerships in the summer of 2015. According to the automaker, “the Pilot represents a dramatic shift in design, while showcasing new standout technologies, versatility, and dynamics currently unavailable in the mainstream SUV segment.” A new standard is being set with the latest Pilot and families and individuals will soon get experience what that entails.

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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?


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!

So Your Car is Frozen, What now?

servicesaturdayNo one likes to wake up to a frozen car.  Whether it is frozen locks, door handles, windshield or radiator, a frozen car is an unwelcomed surprise in the morning.  You need to be extra careful when you are defrosting a car, and your dealership can help you with a plan.  What should you do if your vehicle becomes frozen?

snowyFrozen Radiator

If you do not take the proper precautions with your radiator, you will wake up to an ice cube in the morning. A vehicle needs a 50-50 water-antifreeze mixture to prevent the problem.  What should you do if the water is frozen? If you can, push the vehicle into a garage so that the radiator can thaw.  Once the engine, radiator and hoses are thawed, use caution when starting the car.  First, put a 50-50 mix of water and antifreeze. You will need to inspect under the hood and the car for evidence of cracks and leaks.  The frozen water expands and can cause significant damage. If you do not have a garage, try using a hair dryer.

Frozen windshield

NEVER use hot water on your windshield, or your car at all for that matter.  If you pour hot water on your windshield, the glass will crack and leave you with an even bigger problem that you started with.  Turn on your car’s defroster much earlier than usual.  You can also scrape a small area near the defroster vent to encourage the windshieldprocess along. To prevent your windshield wipers from freezing to your windshield, consider wiping rubbing alcohol across the blade the night before.

 Frozen door locks

Again, no hot water.  If you have a lighter handy, heat the key before putting it in the lock.  When you insert the key, apply pressure to unfreeze the lock as the key slides in.  You can also try using a drinking straw.  Insert the straw into the frozen lock and block into the straw.  The goal is to use your warm breath to melt the ice.

 Frozen door

If your doors are frozen shut, try a few tricks. Push on the car door as hard to break the ice around the seal; chip the ice away from the seal and the door handle; use a hair dryer, but remember that electrical appliances and water can be dangerous; or use a commercial de-icing product to help you get in

Is your car ready for winter?  Bring it to Buckeye Honda and leave the preparation to us!

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