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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Save Time: Schedule Service Online!

servicesaturdayWhen you want the best Honda service in Central Ohio, there’s no other choice than Buckeye Honda in Lancaster Ohio! Save time and schedule online, 24/7!

You’ll find that you get the best Honda service near Columbus when you choose Buckeye Honda in Lancaster, and we make it super-easy to schedule your next car maintenance online at your convenience, 24/7! Our service department has convenient hours 6 days a week to serve you; 7 AM to 7 PM Monday-Friday and Saturdays 7 AM to 4 PM! If you are seeking the best Honda service  for things like Honda repairs,  assistance and routine maintenance with no appointment necessary as well as genuine Honda parts and accessories, Buckeye Honda is here for you!

scheduleonlineWe always offer competitive pricing, and you’ll absolutely love the customer service and attention you receive!Along with our everyday, competitive prices, we have current service specials on our most popular services and you can get a FREE car wash.

Please contact us for any questions, concerns or further assistance. Thank you!

What’s in Your Glove Compartment?

thursdayYour vehicle’s glove compartment is a wonderful place to keep items you may need throughout the day. However, in order to ensure you are prepared for even the worst situation, it is important to keep a few essential items in your glove box. Be sure to keep these items in mind the next time you are deciding what to store in your glove compartment.

  • License and registration: It is crucial to have copies of important documents in your glove compartment in case of an emergency. Be sure to keep a copy of your driver’s license, proof of insurance and automotive registration in a plastic bag to keep them together.
  • “ICE” information: It is also recommended to keep your ICE, or in case of emergency, information in your glove box as well. An ICE card should list any medications and allergies you have as well as a contact list should you be involved in an emergency.
  • Firstaid kit: A first-aid kit is a crucial item to store in your glove compartment. Make sure your first-aid kit has items such as a pain reliever, cotton balls, adhesive bandages and tissues. You can also place backup prescription medications in the first-aid kit as well.
  • Tire pressure gauge: As a smaller item, a tire pressure gauge fits perfectly into the glove compartment. It is important to store one in your vehicle in order to prevent getting a flat tire at an inconvenient time.glovebox
  • Flashlight: It is important to keep a flashlight in your glove compartment should you find yourself in a potentially hazardous situation. Most flashlights are available in smaller a size, which allows them to leave more room for other items in your glove compartment.
  • Paper map: Despite the availability of GPS systems and navigation functionalities of smart phones, it is recommended to keep a paper map in your glove compartment. Doing so will help ensure your safety should you find yourself in a situation where your smart phone and/or GPS system is unavailable.

Instead of using your vehicle’s glove compartment as storage for items such as CDs or cosmetics, consider only using it for essential items to ensure you are properly prepared for emergencies.

For more information on how to prepare your vehicle for an emergency situation, contact Buckeye Honda.

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Team Member: Tiffany Brown

tbrownTiffany has been in the car business for about 2 months, making her one of the newest Sales Professionals at Buckeye Honda.  A long time Lancaster resident, Tiffany made a career change from being a nanny to wanting to help others share her enjoyment of new automobiles.  Tiffany says one of her favorite things about car sales is being able to meet new people and share in the exciting experience of shopping and purchasing a new vehicle.

When Tiffany isn’t at Buckeye Honda in Lancaster, OH you can find her spending time with her husband Cory, hanging out with her 3 pooches or letting it rip singing some karaoke! She loves to grab the mic and belt out a number of favorites, if you seetbrown1 a karaoke night at the local night spot you just might catch Tiffany there!   When it comes to music you could find her listening to anything from R&B to Country and maybe something in between.

Tiffany claims to know all of the lines to her favorite movie Step Brothers and we can tell you from experience that she probably does, it’s kind of scary… no really.  It’s probably because she doesn’t really watch television and there was probably a shortage of karaoke nights when the movie came out on DVD so we are guessing she ordered her favorite pizza from Lancaster Original Cristy’s Pizza and just watched the movie over and over again…. OK maybe that’s a stretch but that’s our story and we are sticking to it!

If you are in the market for a new or used vehicle or if you are in for service, stop by and meet Tiffany Brown.  Oh and if you need someone to preform a wedding, she can help you out!  Tiffany is an ordained minister and has officiated a number of weddings, if you ask nice maybe she will sing at the reception!

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Weekend Is Coming: October 9-12

Weekend Wednesday at Buckeye HondaWEEKEND IS COMING THE WEEKEND IS COMING!  Get out and do something fun this weekend.  Don’t forget to take pictures and share them with us!


MOONLIGHT MARKET moonlight

Dates: October 11, 2014
Location: Downtown Columbus
Hours: Saturday 6-11 p.m.
Address:Gay St.Columbus, 43215
www.moonlightmarketcolumbus.com

The event offers Downtown visitors a chance to shop underneath the stars at dozens of sidewalk retailers, and also visit our brick and mortar businesses during special late-night hours. Food, drinks, entertainment, boutique shopping and artisan vendors showcase the best of what Gay Street has to offer during the Moonlight Market!


 

FAMILY FUN: SQUASH CARVINGsquash

Dates: October 11, 2014
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Hours: Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: $6-$12
Address:1777 E. Broad St.Columbus, 43203

Squash carver Gus Smithhisler transforms a giant squash into an amazing piece of art while you design a mini pumpkin of your own.

 


 

 ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE ART?

Dates: October 11, 2014
Location: Open Door Art Studio
Hours: Saturday 5-7 p.m.
Address:1050 Goodale Blvd.Grandview Heights, 43212

Are You Afraid of the Art? Is an exhibition of creepy, crawly artworks of all kinds. Monsters and witches and zombies, OH MY! See these and so much more at our annual Halloween masquerade event that’s full of hocus pocus, costumes, make-believe, and of course, candy.


 

 THE COLUMBUS ITALIAN FESTIVALitalian

720 Hamlet StreetColumbus, OH 43215614-294-8259

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The annual Columbus Italian Festival, presented by Saint John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church, celebrates our Italian-American culture. The Festival is located at Hamlet amd E. Lincoln streets, between Summit and N. Fourth streets. Enjoy live entertainment on two stages and in the streets, open-air markets, Italian dancing, a children’s area and plenty of fabulous Italian food from various vendors, including the once-a-year opportunity to enjoy St. John’s Pizza baked and served fresh in front of the Church. Mangia, Mangia cooking contest, a bocce ball tournament. Church tours, learn about Italian customs, tradition and food. Elio Scaccio & Rick Brunetto Big Band Lettere d’Amore Show . On the last day of the Festival, join us for the Columbus Day Parade beginning at 1:00 through the heart of Italian Village down town Columbus.

 

Service Saturday: Cabin Air Filters

servicesaturdayWhile the engine air filter in your car is important, in most cars manufactured during the past decade or so there is another, little-known air filter that screens a different type of air – the air you breathe.

Thought automakers refer to them by different names, they are most generally known as cabin air filters.  These filters work very similarly to the air filters that screen the heating / cooling system in your home, in that they screen the air that is circulated into your car’s passenger compartment for dust, soot, pollen and other contaminants.  Some high-end cabin air filters even contain a layer of activated charcoal that actually scrubs odors from the air, as well.  The result is air that is much leaner that what would otherwise be pulled into the car. (Want proof? Try searching for “dirty cabin air filter” photos on the Internet to see just a few examples of the types of things drivers have  been prevented from breathing thanks to their cabin air filters.)

Recommendations on when it should be replaced vary by manufacturer — some say every 12,000 or 15,000 miles, others longer — and how often can depend on how much you drive and where. Check the maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual. If you drive in heavy traffic in an urban area that has poor air quality, you could need to replace the filter annually or even more often. However, that also could be true in a desert climate where there is a lot of dust.filter2

Some signs that you need a new cabin air filter are reduced air flow through your HVAC system, such as when you crank up the fan too high and you get more noise than results. Another is persistent bad odors. Even if you don’t have these warnings, you should have the filter checked at least once a year and ask your Buckeye Honda and Buckeye Toyota service center to let you see the filter.  The filter might be in pretty good shape but you might be shocked to see what is covering your filter and coming into contact with all of the air coming into your vehicle.

Maintaining your cabin air filter is an important part of keeping the air inside of your vehicle clean.  This clean air will be better for you to breath, make your heating and cooling system work more efficiently and keep the inside of your vehicle cleaner.  Next time you are in one of the Buckeye Service Centers in Lancaster Ohio talk to them about your cabin air filter.

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Honda Launches 2015 Custom Fit Project

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There’s a Honda Fit for every one! Honda launched an interactive 2015 Fit experience on Tumblr today to show the customization potential of the all-new 2015 Fit. All six final products will be on display at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Honda selected six performance shops to participate in the custom building project. These shops include Bisimoto Engineering, Kontrabrands, MAD Industries, Spoon Sports USA, Tjin Edition and the award-winning Kenny Vinces.

  • Six project teams will each customize a 2015 Fitfit-performance-project
  • Fit fans and car enthusiasts will vote for their favorite custom Fit
  • Completed project vehicles will be on display at the 2014 SEMA Show Honda booth

Each team will use modifications such as body kits, wheels, custom paint jobs and much more to build their creations. View the official Tumblr posts (including photos, animated GIFs and video), and progress of each custom Fit here. From August 21st through October 22nd you can vote for your favorite Fit by liking and reblogging posts tagged with #ProjectFit. The performance shop with the highest total number of likes and reblogs will win an award from Honda.

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“Personalized Honda subcompacts were the foundation of the original import tuner revolution, and the all-new Fit upholds that legacy with a great powertrain, an engaging chassis and renowned Honda quality, all at an affordable price,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “Our Fit project vehicle program and our Tumblr initiative, #ProjectFit, together offer a unique, fun way to demonstrate the personalization potential of this great new car.”fit2

 

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