July 2014 - Frank Ancona Honda blog

July 24, 2014

Tire Pressure: Why Does It Matter?


Jason Heard, GM at Frank Ancona Honda, offers some key insights about tire pressure.


From a safety standpoint tire pressure, if incorrect can compromise braking, cornering and stability.  It can also affect comfort, gas mileage and how long your tires will last.  If the pressure is too high less of the tire touches the road, which can cause a decrease in ride comfort and may cause some bounce that can lead to traction issues. If it is too low then consequently too much of the tire touches the road, this causes uneven wearing and overheating.

Tire pressure is affected by temperature changes so it should be checked during each season, even if it does not appear to be leaking.

Make sure to check all four tires, just because one is fine does not mean they all are. You should also use a gauge when checking, as relying on your eyes or kicking the tires are not accurate.

You can find the tire pressure recommendations in your owner’s manual or on the driver’s door pillar

More information on  tire pressure can be found at http://www.cartalk.com/content/service-your-car-13

July 18, 2014

Extended Warranties: Do You Need One?

By Jason Heard, GM at Frank Ancona Honda

Extended warranties are also often known as service contracts. They can help with everything from resale value (you are more likely to get things repaired if they are not costing you), to keeping surprises at bay (unexpected repairs) and items like roadside assistance and trip interruption are available on some extended warranties. They also help cover repair costs after the manufacturer warranty has expired. Some have deductibles, while other may not. It’s just like insurance for your car. But who really needs them and how do you know if it’s a good deal?



Here are some questions to ask yourself before purchasing an extended warranty:

How long do I plan to own the car?

How many miles per year do I plan to drive?

If a repair is needed, what type of deductible is manageable?

What does your repair history look like?

Will you have peace of mind if you don’t buy it?


July 4, 2014

#FAHSelfie Contest: Enter To Win on Instagram

Frank Ancona Honda is checking your “selfies” for the best summer Instagram pic to win a $25 gift card each week, starting July 7 until September 1, 2014, to several hot Overland Park restaurants! Use #FAHSelfie and follow @anconahonda to enter the contest.

We will be looking for the hottest, most creative and fun photos, so give us your best shot! Start snapping!  Frank Ancona Honda is the only participating dealership.

Official Rules



Eligibility: Contest is only open to those residing within or around the KC metro area who are 18 years of age or older. Employees, officers and directors of the Frank Ancona Honda (“Sponsor”) and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, advertising and promotion agencies, (collectively including Sponsor, “contest Entities”) their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings, spouses) and persons living in the same household (whether related or  not), are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. Contest will open on July 7, 2014 at 12 p.m. CST and end at 11:59pm CST on August 31, 2014 (“Contest Period”). Void where prohibited. Instagram is not responsible and to be held harmless for this contest.

How to Enter: Eligible participants during the Contest may enter by posting a “selfie” photo on Instagram with the hashtag #FAHSelfie and be following @anconahonda. Limit one (1) entry per person per day. Contest winners are not eligible to enter the Contest again. All entries become the exclusive property of the Sponsor.

Prizes: One (1) winner each week during the Contest Period will each receive one (1) $25 gift cards to participating neighborhood restaurants. No substitutions or transfers of a prize, except at Sponsor’s discretion. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. Winner has 10 business days to contact Frank Ancona Honda and accept the prize. Failure to respond disqualifies the winner.

Selection and Notification: The potential winners will be selected, from among all eligible entries received, based off of the picture that is deemed best as judged by Frank Ancona Honda on or about Friday of every week. Entries will be judged on creativity (50%), quality of the photo (25%) and uniqueness (25%). Potential winners will be contacted through Instagram. The winner has 10 business days to contact Frank Ancona Honda and accept the prize. Failure to respond disqualifies the winner.

Decisions of judges are final with respect to all matters relating to this Contest. Judges’ decisions are final on all matters relating to this Promotion.

Prize Conditions: Winners are solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes associated with the receipt and use of any prize. The winner’s entry and acceptance of the prize offered constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law or Sponsor’s Privacy Policy) for the Sponsor to use said winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and address (city and state), in all  forms of media, in perpetuity, without notice or further compensation.

Internet Limitations of Liability: If for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the prizes using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of or after (if applicable) this termination or suspension date. Contest Entities assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Contest Entities are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer  equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest or downloading any materials in this Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY  WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE Contest IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND  SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE  RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH  PERSON (S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT  PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry.  “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to  an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for  assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email  address.

Use of Data: Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants including email and home addresses in accordance with its Privacy Policy.  Please review the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy at the following link: http://frankanconahonda.com/Disclaimer.aspx. By participating in the Promotion and providing this information, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

Terms & Conditions: This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Contest Administrator, and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Official Rules. Entrants also consent to the use of the personal data they submit to be used solely by the sponsor and affiliated partners for marketing purposes, statistical analysis, or customer relations. This information will never be sold or shared with any other third parties and all entrants will be given the opportunity to opt-out at any time. Winner and entrants also agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Contest Entities from and against any claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in any part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of prize offered, or participation in this Contest. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the Contest mechanics and/or implementation will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. This Contest is void where prohibited.

To obtain a copy of any legally-required Winner’s List, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Frank Ancona Honda, 1000 N Rogers Rd Olathe, KS 66062.  All such requests must be received by August 28, 2014.