June 2014 - Frank Ancona Honda blog

June 26, 2014

Honda Honored As Highway Safety Hero

 

Earlier this week, Honda was honored as a Highway Safety Hero by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety for Advancing Pedestrian Safety. Honda was the only automaker that received the award along with 26 current and former members of congress, eights state officials and 14 citizen activists for efforts to save lives, prevent injuries and make roads safer, according to a press release published by Honda.

As part of its commitment to keeping drivers safe, Honda has led the U.S. in safety and driver technologies including features that aim to reduce injuries in a collision, such as collapsible hood hinges and breakaway windshield wiper pivots.

 

Additionally, Honda has become the leader in adding rearview cameras. More than 94 percent of Honda and Acura models sold in the U.S. in 2013 were equipped with standard rearview cameras. No other brand has as many models equipped with standard rearview cameras for the 2014 model year and by the 2015 model year.

If you would like more information about Honda’s history of leadership in the development, take a look at our Safety Issue Brief.

June 22, 2014

Honda Stage Connects With Millennials

Honda has always been big on innovation, and now is making a big move into the music scene with its new music platform, Honda Stage. The multi-platform program is designed to meet music fans in environments where they’re already searching for and consuming music, according to a report filed by Forbes magazine.

 

Honda is focused on attracting millennials who consume a big portion of online media in comparison to traditional TV.  The auto manufacturer is anticipating brand loyalty and an increase in sales as a result of the new initiative.

 

American Authors Performing at the Honda Stage

 

With its addition to the music industry with the Honda Civic Tour back in 2001 that has thus far entertained 3.5 million americans, Honda is looking to offer Honda Stage as a youtube channel devoted to original content as well as 200 sponsored live events over the next year.

Coming up next for Honda Stage is of course the 2014 Honda Civic Tour, where this year musical acts GroupLove and Portugal.The. Man. will look to bring many new fans out to the tour who usually would not be making the trip to the tour. The 2014 Honda Civic tour will be coming to Kansas City at Crossroads on August 29. Get your tickets here.

June 18, 2014

National Tire Safety Awareness Month Tips

June is National Tire Safety Awareness Month and, along with Honda, we want to help protect your precious cargo. Now of course there are your basic rules of keeping your tires inflated because they benefit stability, prolong the life of your tires and maximize your fuel economy, but there is plenty more you can do to keep you safe in your beautiful Honda.

 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, better known as the NHTSA, there is a very detailed safety tip checklist you should follow that states:

  • Check tire pressure regularly (at least once a month), including the spare.

  • Inspect tires for uneven wear patterns on the tread, cracks, foreign objects, or other signs of wear or trauma. Remove bits of glass and other foreign objects wedged in the tread.

  • Make sure your tire valves have valve caps.

  • Check tire pressure before going on a long trip.

  • Do not overload your vehicle. Check the tire information placard or owner’s manual for the maximum recommended load for the vehicle.

  • If you are towing a trailer, remember that some of the weight of the loaded trailer is transferred to the towing vehicle.

So stay safe not just this month, but also all summer on the road by following these tips and this simple checklist and using common sense. Also dont forget to bring your vehicle into Frank Ancona Honda to get serviced! We are always running specials, so check out our website and get scheduled for some great service on your vehicle!

June 6, 2014

Frank Ancona Honda Celebrates Father’s Day With New Vehicle Specials

What better gift for Dad than a new car? Frank Ancona Honda is celebrating Father’s Day by announcing some fantastic APR and lease specials for some of its most popular new vehicles.

Check out the full list of specials here or see a few of them below!

2014 Civic Sedan CVT LX Featured Special Lease

$159.00 per month for 36 months. $2,499.00 total due at signing.

Offer valid from 5/13/2014 through 7/7/2014
See offer or call 913-782-3636

2014 Civic Sedan Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

Offer valid from 5/17/2014 through 7/7/2014

See offer or call 913-782-3636

 

2014 Accord Sedan CVT LX Featured Special Lease

$199.00 per month for 36 months. $2,499.00 total due at signing.

Offer valid from 5/13/2014 through 7/7/2014

 

See offer or call 913-782-3636

 

2014 Accord Sedan Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

Offer valid from 5/13/2014 through 7/7/2014

See offer or call 913-782-3636