Germain Honda of Beavercreek

March 23, 2018
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April is Car Care Awareness Month: Time to Wash Away Ohio’s Winter!

Winter is rough on our vehicles, leaving behind harsh chemical residue that can cause irreversible damage. Road salt causes rust and corrosion to your car’s paint and undercarriage over time, damaging parts like mufflers, brakes, and exhaust systems. While you should wash your vehicle several times throughout the winter, once spring rolls around, it’s time to treat it to a serious car wash.

April is Car Care Awareness month, which makes it the perfect time to give you some pointers on how to wash your car like a pro. Remove as much of the wintry mess as possible with these 8 car wash tips.

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February 23, 2018
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2018’s Best Family-Friendly Spring Events in Dayton, OH

With Punxsutawney Phil seeing his shadow on Groundhog Day, parents all over Ohio are hoping for only six more weeks of winter (please, for the love of all that’s holy?). During these final weeks of winter, make plans now to attend one (or all) of these spring festivals and events around Dayton. With any luck, your kids’ cabin fever will be cured! Kids-Cabin-Fever Continue Reading →

January 18, 2018
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2018 Honda Odyssey vs. Kia Sedona Minivan Comparison

Planning on taking the family from Dayton to Minnesota to catch “The Big Game” on February 4th? There’s no more super-safe or super-comfortable way for your entire group to travel than by minivan. So, what’s the very best 2018 minivan for families? It’s the 2018 Honda Odyssey, of course. Compare the Odyssey to its major rival, the Kia Sedona, and you’ll soon see why that statement is true. Check it out.

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December 13, 2017
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5 Cool Car Christmas Gift Ideas to Delight Any Driver

When the holiday season rolls around, it can be hard to know what to get for everyone on your Christmas list. Car accessories and gadgets that make commuting easier can be a perfect gift for almost everyone and are often overlooked as a gifting option. Check out these highly giftable goodies that will be sure to delight any driver this Christmas.

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The Swiss Army Knife of Keychains ($20+) 

Keyport is a great gadget that is useful for almost any driver. If you’ve ever been annoyed with digging through a jumble of keys in the dark to find the right one, you will understand how awesome Keyport is. This device organizes all your keys into a switchblade or retractable, anodized aluminum casing (depending on which type you choose), making it quick and easy to get the key you need without fumbling.

They also have quite a few useful add-ons to make your keychain even more useful, such as pocket knives, USB flash drives, pens, and various multi-tools. As they are customizable, Keyport keychains are a great gift whether you want to spend a little or a lot. The basic model starts at just $20, with add-ons priced anywhere from $9 to $55 each, allowing you to create your own perfect all-in-one tool.

It really is an incredible stocking stuffer and unique Christmas gift!

An Adorable Gift with a Personal Touch ($20)

If you like giving a personalized gift, then Fresh Face car fresheners should definitely be on your list this season. FIREBOX uses photos you upload to decorate their deliciously scented car fresheners, making this a truly unique gift. Upload up to three separate images to make each freshener different, or get three of a kind and hand them out to loved ones. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other family members will love seeing familiar faces every time they drive.

Oh, and they smell fantastic.

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Keep Your Loved Ones Safe ($30+) 

No one likes the idea of their loved ones being stranded on the roadside in the winter. Unfortunately, winter around Dayton, OH, can get the best of us, so it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Winter emergency kits are a great way to show that you care about your loved ones’ safety. Buy one of these great pre-assembled emergency kits or build your own roadside kit for winter.

The Perfect Gift for Tech-Savvy Drivers ($130)

For all the techies out there, Automatic is the ultimate car accessory. Simply plug the Automatic Module into the diagnostic port of your older Honda, download the app for iPhone or Android, and start getting access to all the data the computer in your car collects. Receive detailed information about error codes, track your gas mileage, record trip miles for business expenditures, and even locate your car when you can’t remember where you parked.

If that’s not cool enough, Automatic also partners with tons of trusted third-party apps like Nest, allowing you to preheat your house on the way home or turn on the porch lights after you leave.

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A Practical Gift That Will Last for Years ($80+)

Sold at our Honda dealership near Dayton, all-season floor mars are Honda accessories that are often overlooked but remain wonderful winter essentials all the same. Keep your carpets clean during the mucky, wet seasons with these stain-resistant mats. Raised edges catch mud and snowmelt, keeping your interior spotless. Ridges and texturing offer traction to keep your feet from slipping and raise items on the floor above the dirt and grime. These mats come in multiple colors to match the interior of your favorite driver’s Honda, too!

To find the perfect Honda accessory to wrap this Christmas, stop by our new and used car dealership at 2300 Heller Dr. in Beavercreek, OH. We can order and install any authentic Honda part or accessory, and even offer various special discounts during the holiday season. Contact Germain Honda at (937) 426-9564 to ask us about our current deals or schedule a test drive in one of our or new 2017 or 2018 Honda models or used cars for sale near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Happy holidays!

 

 

Sources & Photos:

https://estore.honda.com/honda/accessories/select-your-honda.asp

https://blog.allstate.com/build-winter-car-emergency-kit-im/

https://www.automatic.com/

http://www.survival-supply.com/winter-emergency-kits-c-95_179.html?osCsid=e323651f125c801224c4ecb58f10709f

https://www.firebox.com/Fresh-Face/p7461

https://www.mykeyport.com/

November 9, 2017
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2017 Holiday Events in the Dayton, OH Area

It’s that time of the season where you want to gather your friends and family and celebrate the holidays. Thankfully, the Dayton area is full of opportunities to spread that festive cheer. Whether you are looking for a family Christmas event in Dayton or want to create a wonderful evening for that special someone, read through this list of the best holiday events around Beavercreek.

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A Christmas Carol at Victoria Theater

Enjoy a holiday classic at the Victoria Theater in Dayton, Ohio! Running over 300 shows per year, The Victoria Theater’s rendition of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol is its most popular. Watch the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past unfold on stage, as The Nebraska Theater Caravan brings each character to life, making this evening a highlight of the holiday season. Continue Reading →

October 1, 2017
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The 2018 Honda Ridgeline: Revved Up & Ready to Go

Reviewers at The Car Connection call the 2018 Honda Ridgeline “the most comfortable truck you can drive today.”

Edmunds gives the 2018 Honda Ridgeline a truly glowing review, calling it “the most well-rounded midsize truck on the market today.”

Kelly Blue Book reviewers love its “clever features,” citing the In-Bed Trunk and “luxurious and tech-savvy interior refinements” as major reasons to fall for the second-generation Ridgeline. They even note that the Ridgeline’s interior is “far more refined than other midsize trucks,” while also pointing out that Honda’s redesigned mid-size pickup “drives like an SUV.”

What else do you need to know about the 2018 Ridgeline that hasn’t already been said? A closer look at what’s running through this world-class truck’s veins might help you sort out the details.

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September 1, 2017
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Local Military Discounts Near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Military personnel are warmly welcomed in the Dayton area, especially near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. In fact, the region has a long and storied relationship with flight as Wright-Patt was the proving grounds for Wilbur and Orville Wright’s first test flights. The area also has lasting bonds to the U.S. military, having served countrymen and women for over 100 years. In addition to the military deals at our Honda dealership near Wright-Patterson, many other local merchants also honor service personnel by offering discounts on goods and services. Here are just a few of those Dayton-area businesses.

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August 1, 2017
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Back-to-School Car Organization Tips for Busy Parents

Uh-oh—it’s almost time for the kiddos to head back to school in Dayton, OH. If you’re like many parents, one of your biggest challenges heading into the school season is keeping your car organized. Doesn’t it seem like you’re cramming more materials into the back of your car every school year? Other than visiting our local Honda dealership near Dayton to find a spacious new Honda or used car, what can you do to get your family into back-to-school shape? Follow these great organization tips to ensure that your vehicle is packed with everything you and the kids need before the morning school bell rings.

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July 1, 2017
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5 Summer Maintenance & Car Care Tips for Your Honda Civic

The summer can be tough on a vehicle. With the Ohio humidity, blistering sun, and extra mileage you’ll undoubtedly be tacking on the odometer, it’s important to give your vehicle some extra TLC this season. And if you’re a Honda Civic owner, you can reduce wear on your beloved sedan or coupe by performing proper maintenance and installing some nifty Honda accessories. Follow these tips to keep your Civic going strong all summer long!

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June 1, 2017
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3 Fun Summer Road Trip Ideas to Get You Out of Dayton

Summer is the perfect time for a road trip, and our Dayton-area Honda dealers have got the perfect vehicle to fit all of your needs. But giving you great prices on some of the world’s best Honda models isn’t all we do. We’ve also put together a list of three fun summer destinations to get you out of Dayton. So go ahead—pack your bags, fill up that tank of gas, and take your Honda out to make some new memories.

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Take a Weekend Road Trip to Chicago

There’s definitely not a shortage of things to do in Chicago.

First, plan to explore Millenium Park, where you can listen to a free concert and take a picture with the famous “Bean” statue, shop until you drop on the Magnificent Mile, and taste a slice of delicious Chicago-style deep dish pizza. Continue Reading →