August 2014 - Frank Ancona Honda blog

August 29, 2014

Frank Ancona Honda Employee Spotlight: Parker West Christian

Every month on the blog we will be featuring one of our employees here at Frank Ancona Honda. We want to show you the people behind the company that you speak to regularly.


This month’s employee spotlight features Parker West Christian.

What is your position at Frank Ancona Honda?
Sales Consultant

How long have you worked for Frank Ancona?
For 11+ months

What is your favorite part of job?
When I can change a customer’s opinion of Car Salesmen

What is your favorite Honda vehicle?
The new Civic Si!

What is a fun fact you can share with us?
I once went on a date and the girl complained that I only talked about cars.

August 22, 2014

Tips To Service Your Honda

Post By Jason Heard

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Properly servicing and maintaining your vehicle is important if you want it to last, but should you take it to the dealership or the garage down the street?

Taking your car in for servicing at the place you bought it, can play an important role in relationship building. For some the big benefit is simply doing business where you are known. Another benefit is that technicians at the dealership level are specialists; they have been manufacture trained and have had a lot of experience with your car model.

When you decide to trade your car in, if the dealership has instant access to all of your service records you will get more for your vehicle. It is also a great selling point on pre-owned cars, to be selling a local car that has a great service history attached to it.

AAA says that reading your vehicle’s owner’s manual is the best way to become an informed consumer. The manual will provide a detailed recommended maintenance schedule for that vehicle’s make and model. Maintenance requirements are broken into two categories: “normal” and “severe”. Pay attention to how and where you typically drive your vehicle to see which category your maintenance needs fall under. AAA also recommends some maintenance tasks to do yourself, like inspecting your tires and tread, knowing your battery life, and taking a look at the belts and hoses.

August 16, 2014

How To Get The Best Trade In Value for Your Used Honda


Jason Heard, general manager at Frank Ancona Honda in Olathe, recently weighed in on a popular debate among consumers about whether selling your car privately or to a dealership allows you to get the best trade in value. Here is what he had to say.

1. The cost: Will you need to spend money advertising it? Will you be spending money getting it ready to sell? i.e. detailing or servicing. Trading-in may also offer a tax advantage if you are buying a vehicle at the same time.

2. The time investment: When will people call or want to look at the car? Will your
workday be interrupted with calls from potential buyers? Will your evenings
be taken up with folks wanting to look at the car? How many dealer opinions will you want?

3. Safety: Do you want people knowing your number or your address? Coming to
your home?

According to MSN Auto, trading in is all about convenience. With a dealership there are no advertisements to place, no test drives to arrange, and no legal battles to fight if your recently-sold car breaks down. Your local car dealership will also take your car and then work to get it in like new condition and retail it for a profit.

Heard added, “If you have a nice car, you may be surprised at how much you will be given. If you sell on your own, buyers may not be willing to put the extra work in, which may result in a lower offer.”

Either route you choose make sure that you check the market, do your research and have a realistic view of your car and its value to help you make the best decision. US News suggests researching with a third-party website like to get a rough estimate of how much your car is worth. Plug in as many details as possible, such as a built-in navigation system, CD player, leather upholstery and other features, since they could increase the value of your vehicle.

August 9, 2014

Frank Ancona Honda Announces First #FAHSelfie Instagram Contest Winners

Frank Ancona Honda would like to thank our #FAHSelfie contest winners Rosie and Treva.


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They will each be receiving $25 gift cards to SpinPizza in Olathe! Don’t worry it isn’t too late to enter, the contest runs until September 1, 2014. So keep entering your selfies! Make sure to use #FAHSelfie and tag @anconahonda on Instagram. Show us your most creative and fun selfies! See rules here

August 1, 2014

Frank Ancona Honda Announces Back-to-School Sale

We are announcing a back to school sales event on the Civic, Pilot, Odyssey and more. We know your time is limited and back to school is a busy part of the year for families.  Come check out our inventory and state of the art dealership.  We are now the biggest Honda dealer in Kansas City (acres on the lot) and have a large selection of inventory.  Our dealership has won numerous awards including 2014 Kansas Honda Dealership Award and the 2013 President’s Award and we are here to help you and your family.  



2014 Civic Sedan CVT LX Featured Special Lease

Offer valid from 7/8/2014 through 9/2/2014

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


2014 Pilot Special APR

Offer valid from 7/8/2014 through 9/2/2014

0.9% APR for 24-36 months or 1.9% APR for 37-60 months.


2014 Odyssey 6 Speed Automatic LX Featured Special Lease

Offer valid from 7/8/2014 through 9/2/2014

$269.00 per month for 36 months. $2,499.00 total due at signing.


2015 Fit CVT LX Featured Special Lease

Offer valid from 7/8/2014 through 9/2/2014

$149.00 per month for 36 months. $1,999.00 total due at signing.