6 Top July 4th Events In Dayton, OH

Dayton, Ohio rolls out the red, white, and blue for the 2016 July 4th Weekend as the entire city celebrates America’s 240th birthday with a spectacular array of dazzling patriotic events, fireworks display, festivals, and parades. Here at your hometown Dayton Honda new car dealer, Honda of Beavercreek, we’re waving the flag with a handy guide to the many exciting 4th of July Weekend events your family won’t want to miss.


Kevin Sonnycalb Memorial Fireworks Festival, Friday, July 1st at Shawnee Park, Xenia

The city of Xenia presents a family-friendly event sponsored by the Sonnycalb family, Greene Memorial Hospital, the Xenia Rotary, and local businesses. Enjoy a fireworks display, bluegrass music by Blue Moon Soup, food vendors, and plenty of fun activities for the kids.

Old Fashioned Fireworks Celebration at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Friday, July 1st

Head up the road to Springfield for a fabulous way to celebrate Independence Day with a bang. You’ll enjoy live music and an amazing fireworks display.


Star Spangled Heights at the Thomas A. Cloud Park, Huber Heights, Saturday, July 2nd

Join your friends and neighbors as Huber Heights celebrates the Fourth in grand fashion. There will be a parade, family activities, food vendors, music, fireworks, and more! Continue reading 6 Top July 4th Events In Dayton, OH

You’ll Love These 5 Sensational Dayton Summer Road Trips

You, summer, and your Honda CR-V crossover SUV from Germain Honda of Beavercreek. It’s the perfect combination for an awesome summer road trip.

Of course, it takes some planning before you hit the road on your summer adventure. First, you need to decide what kind of summer getaway you want to experience. If you have kids, a trip to the zoo or a visit to one of the several theme and amusement parks nearby may be just the ticket. If you’re the outdoorsy type, a vacation at one of the many national parks that are within a few hours’ drive of Dayton may be exactly what you’re after.

If you’re more into intellectual stimulation, you may enjoy an excursion to some outstanding museums and national landmarks. If you’re a wine connoisseur, you may want to consider a wine-tasting trip to the many excellent wineries we have throughout Ohio. Or, you may decide to enjoy a sampling of some, or all, of these different summer destinations.

With such a dizzying array of terrific summer road trip ideas, it may be difficult to choose where to go and what to do. Well, we here at your hometown Dayton Honda new car dealership have done the legwork for you. We’ve come up with a list of our 5 favorite summer getaways that should be a hit with you and your family.


Chicago, Illinois

The Windy City offers an incredible array of things to see and do. Fantastic restaurants, famous landmarks, historic locales, family-friendly activities, professional sports, museums, entertainment, and lakefront fun along the shores of Lake Michigan of barely scratch the surface of what Chicago has to offer. Continue reading You’ll Love These 5 Sensational Dayton Summer Road Trips

Honda College Grad Program Offers $500 Incentive

Graduating and getting your college degree is an important milestone in your life that should be celebrated. As a new graduate or soon-to-be graduate, you’re starting on an exciting new journey toward fulfilling your hopes and dreams. However, you may think that because you just graduated you may not be able to purchase a new Honda from Germain Honda of Beavercreek.

But we have great news! Germain Honda of Beavercreek wants to reward your accomplishment by helping you toward your goal of buying a 2015 or newer Honda with our exclusive Honda College Grad Program. Designed especially for recent college grads, the Program offering a $500 incentive to assist you with your new Honda purchase. It’s our way of saying “congratulations, job well done!”



To qualify for the Honda College Grad Program, you’ll need a few things. (Don’t worry, you won’t have to cram for any finals to do this.) In fact, the requirements are pretty simple. Continue reading Honda College Grad Program Offers $500 Incentive

14 Surefire Spring Cleaning Tips from Honda of Beavercreek

It’s time once again for that annual rite of passage called “Spring Cleaning” now the weather is starting to put a spring back in our step here in Beavercreek. So it’s time to get out your trusty mop, broom, vacuum cleaner, and cleaning supplies, roll up your sleeves, and put some good old-fashioned elbow grease to work on making your home spic ‘n span for the spring and summer months.

As a motivation to get you started, your friends here at your hometown Dayton, Ohio Honda dealer, Germain Honda of Beavercreek, have put together this handy list of 14 top spring cleaning tips for your home and your garage. We know that tackling spring cleaning is a daunting task for anyone. So now is the time to enlist family members to join in. Entice them with a pizza party or take them to dinner as an incentive. You can even find some simple tasks for kids to do, like cleaning their rooms (good luck with that).


Cleaning Your Home

  1. Say “You’re Welcome” – Let’s start by cleaning your welcome mat. After all, you’ll need a clean welcome mat so people won’t track dirt into your house while you’re cleaning it. Pull it up, give it a few good shakes, swat it, or hose it down. You should clean your welcome mat regularly as the first line of defense. Encourage people to take their shoes off when entering your home.
  2. Clean Carpets & Upholstery – Carpets and upholstery are magnets for dirt and grime. The first thing you need to do is move furniture out of the way so you can get to those hard to reach places. But you only have to move furniture slightly to uncover areas where the dirt hides. Vacuum the carpets first and then follow up with a steam cleaner that you can rent from the supermarket or home improvement store.

Continue reading 14 Surefire Spring Cleaning Tips from Honda of Beavercreek

10 Best Places To Watch “March Madness” In Dayton, OH

That “Mad” time of the year is back as college basketball’s elite once again take to the hardwood in search of that elusive NCAA National Championship. As all the excitement of 2016 Men’s Division 1 tournament action gets underway the question is, which are some of the best places near Beavercreek to watch the games? As avid sports fanatics ourselves, we here at your hometown new and used car Honda dealership near Dayton, OH, Germain Honda of Beavercreek, share with our list of 10 favorite places to watch the NCAA Tournament here in Beavercreek and Dayton.

March Madness in Beavercreek OH

  1. Fox & Hound Sports Tavern, 2661 Fairfield Commons Blvd., Beavercreek

A popular go-to spot for locals, Fox & Hound offers an extensive menu of thirst-quenching libations, satisfying food and plenty of flat-screens to watch the games. Continue reading 10 Best Places To Watch “March Madness” In Dayton, OH

12 Best Romantic Restaurants Near Dayton, Ohio

A thick cut of prime aged steak paired with an excellent wine. Fresh lobster tails served with drawn butter. A classic Caesar Salad prepared at your table. An intimate booth tucked away in the corner of a dimly lit gourmet restaurant. And just the two of you. Now that’s what we call a perfect Valentine’s Day dinner.

Here at your hometown new and used car Honda dealership in Beavercreek, serving Dayton, Ohio, Germain Honda of Beavercreek, we hope that we’ve whetted your appetite for a memorable romantic rendezvous at one of the many outstanding restaurants here in Beavercreek and Dayton. From steak, seafood and Szechwan to Italian, French cuisine, and sushi, the greater Dayton area serves up a diverse assortment of exceptional dining choices for your Valentine’s Day dining pleasure.

To help you make your Valentine’s Day dinner plans a bit easier, we’ve assembled a list of the 12 best romantic dining choices here in Dayton Ohio. Bon Appetit!


View 162, Crowne Plaza, Downtown Plaza

If you are looking for a restaurant that reaches the heights of delicious cuisine, along with a spectacular view of downtown Dayton, then the Crowne Plaza’s popular View 162 Restaurant should be at the top of your list. Continue reading 12 Best Romantic Restaurants Near Dayton, Ohio

Introducing The New 2016 Hondas At Germain Honda Of Beavercreek

As your hometown new and used car Honda dealer in Dayton, we here at Germain Honda of Beavercreek are excited to celebrate the New Year by introducing you to the fantastic new 2016 Hondas. Once again, Honda has engineered some of the most innovative and best-looking vehicles you can buy. These are cars that offer exceptional value, reliability, performance, advanced technology, and fuel efficiency.

Today, we will highlight two of the many outstanding new 2016 Hondas for sale in Dayton at our Dayton Honda dealership.


2016 Honda Fit Hatchback

The Fun-Loving Practical Hatch

The hip and urban-smart 2016 Honda Fit is the hot hatch with a fun-loving attitude. With its rakish, contemporary styling the Fit is ready to fit into your modern lifestyle. The Fit comes with features you wouldn’t expect, such auto headlights that turn on when it’s dark and off when it’s not. Add some sass to your Fit with available fog lights and special 16-inch alloy wheels. Easy to drive. Easy to park. The Fit’s compact dimensions make navigating the urban landscape a breeze. Continue reading Introducing The New 2016 Hondas At Germain Honda Of Beavercreek

2015 Honda Holiday Gift Guide

Do you have a Honda owner or Honda enthusiast on your holiday wish list? As your hometown Honda dealer in Dayton, Ohio, we here at Germain Honda of Beavercreek want to make it easy for you find the perfect holiday gift for the Honda fanatic in your family. From apparel and toys to household items and sports & leisure, you’re sure to find a special gift that will make your Honda lover’s eyes sparkle with delight.


Nike Men’s Dri-Fit Polo Golf Shirt, $74.95 – This good-looking golf shirt uses special Dri-Fit moisture-wicking technology to keep you cool and dry.


Ladies Low-Profile Sports Cap, $14.95 – This stylish military-style sports cap embroidered with the Honda logo features 100% cotton twill construction. Continue reading 2015 Honda Holiday Gift Guide

2015 Dayton Ohio Holiday Event Guide

The holidays are a special time of year here in Dayton. A festive mood descends on the city like fresh snow. Cheerful sounds of carolers and the happy laughter of children awaiting the arrival of St. Nick help turn Dayton into a holiday wonderland.

It’s never too early to get a head start on your holiday planning. So your friends here at your neighborhood Dayton Honda dealership, Germain Honda of Beavercreek, offer the following handy Dayton 2015 Holiday Event Guide.


St. Peter Catholic Church Annual Christmas Bazaar, Nov. 14-15

St. Peter Catholic Church in Huber Heights once again hosts their annual Christmas Bazaar. Take advantage of the savings and purchase some unique gifts, holiday decorations, and more.




The Specialty Shops Of West Milton Annual Holiday Open House, Nov. 19 – 21

The community of West Milton welcomes you to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Visit our 8 shops, enjoy refreshments and snacks, and register to win a grand prize. The town will be decorated for this festive season. If avoiding large shopping malls is for you, then take a ride up to West Milton in your new Honda from Honda of Beavercreek for some old-fashioned shopping fun.


Fairmont Athletic Boosters Craft Show, Saturday, Nov. 21 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. At The James S. Trent Arena In Kettering

This popular shopping event gives you the opportunity to get a jump on your holiday shopping. More than 200 booths will feature an array of unique items for sale. Purchase that perfect handcrafted gift and help support the Firebirds of Fairmont High School.



Trebein Holiday Bazaar At Trebein Elementary School in Xenia, Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Local vendors, crafters, and a kids’ holiday shop make a visit to nearby Xenia for your Christmas shopping a must. You’ll enjoy getting your picture taken with Santa, door prizes, and much more.




35th Annual National Holiday Gift Show At The Hara Arena, Nov. 27-29

More than 370 vendors make this Dayton holiday traditon one of the largest gift shows in Ohio. Find that perfect holiday gift, purchase some new holiday décor, and get into the spirit of giving. There’s no better place to do your holiday shopping than at this popular Thanksgiving Weekend shopping extravaganza.




Dayton Holiday Festival Grande Illumination Tree Lighting & Children’s Parade, Third & Main Streets, Friday, Nov. 27 at 4 p.m.


More than 40 years ago, Virginia Kettering started a free holiday tradition so that less-fortunate children could enjoy a wonderland of holiday excitement. Once again, Dayton welcomes the holidays with this amazing and festive event for the entire family. Experience a delightful and heartwarming Children’s Parade. Participate in the official Tree Lighting ceremony; enjoy a family movie series at The Neon, and a whole lot more. These happy holiday events continue throughout the month of December.


Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Concert At The Schuster, Wednesday, Dec. 2




GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Chip Davis once again brings the remarkable sounds of Mannheim Steamroller to The Schuster. Enjoy a wonderful evening of Christmas favorites as only this unique orchestra can perform them. You’ll be dazzled by an eye-popping multimedia performance that makes the holiday season come alive.


A Celtic Tenors Christmas At The Schuster Center, Dec. 4th & 5th




These three remarkable singers take the stage at The Schuster performing a variety of Irish folk music and Christmas classics. These critically acclaimed artists offer a wonderful evening of musical entertainment as their rich voices reverberate through this festive holiday season. Don’t miss this exceptional musical event.


Waynesville Christmas In The Village, Dec. 4-6





The quaint community of Waynesville hosts a relaxing and fun-filled shopping experience complete with live entertainment, carriage rides, costumed characters and that Jolly Old Elf himself. Wander among the shops, enjoy delicious dining, and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city during this enchanting holiday weekend.


A Christmas Carol At The Victoria Theatre, Dec. 5 & 6





Charles Dickens’ beloved tale about a misguided and miserly businessman, a faithful and loving father trying to provide for his family, and the true meaning of the Spirit of Christmas unfolds on the Victoria Theatre stage. Presented by The Nebraska Theatre Caravan, this excellent production of A Christmas Carol is a holiday tradition for the entire family to enjoy.


Dayton Ballet Performs The Nutcracker, Dec. 11 – 18 At The Schuster Center




Another beloved holiday tradition unfolds at The Schuster Center as the Dayton Ballet once again presents the enchanting story of little Clara, a nutcracker, and dreams of sugar plum fairies. The Dayton Ballet brings this holiday classic alive, along with Tchaikovsky’s memorable score, for an evening of holiday entertainment that simply shouldn’t be missed.


Miamisburg Community Holiday Event & Parade, Saturday, Dec. 12

The residents of Miamisburg get into the holiday spirit with this festive parade and a variety of events for the entire family. The Baum Opera House opens its doors for games, crafts, entertainment, and more. The kids will love visiting the Elves’ Workshop and taking their pictures with Santa. Plus, do your Christmas shopping at Miamisburg’s many fine shops.


South Dayton Dance Theatre Annual Production Of The Nutcracker, Dec. 12 -13 At The Dayton Convention Center



Guest artists, members of Wright State’s dance troupe, and students from the South Dayton School of Dance join the South Dayton Dance Theatre for this heartwarming annual production of The Nutcracker that is sure to delight young and old.


National Museum Of The U.S. Air Force Free Holiday Concert At Wright-Patterson AFB Saturday, Dec. 12

Celebrate the sounds of the season as the superb U.S. Air Force Band of Flight takes you on a holiday musical journey that will have your spirit soaring.



Jim Brickman’s 19th Annual 2015 “Comfort & Joy” Tour Dec. 16 At The Victoria Theatre

GRAMMY® and Billboard® awarded artist Jim Brickman presents his unique contemporary song stylings that strike a chord of togetherness and Christmas cheer. As part of his annual coast to coast tour, Brickman will be performing many of his hits, along with new musical selections. He’ll be joined on stage by special musical guests.

Celebrate A Season Of Savings At Germain Honda Of Beavercreek

No matter where you go this holiday season, you’ll get there in style in a new Honda. We’re kicking off the holiday season at your local Dayton Honda dealership in Beavercreek with festive savings on our entire lineup of award-winning 2015 Hondas. Unwrap the deals with special offers that will put help put a new Honda in your driveway, just in time for the holidays. Save even more on our large inventory of Certified Pre-Owned Hondas.

If you’re shopping for a new or used car in Dayton this holiday season, then don’t pass up the opportunity to celebrate savings at Germain Honda of Beavercreek. Stop by our Honda showroom today at 2300 Heller Drive, Beavercreek, OH, or give us a call at (937) 426-9564.

Happy Holidays!



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2015 Fall & Winter Car Care Guide

Fall is in full swing here in Dayton. With the colder winter months soon to be on our doorstep, now is the time to prep your Honda (or another make or model vehicle) for the change of seasons. Our certified service technicians here at Germain Honda of Beavercreek, your hometown Honda dealership in Dayton, Ohio, gathered together some simple car care tips that you can easily do yourself. Of course, our Service Department is always ready and willing to lend a hand, providing you with expert advice and assistance. We can also do the work for you.


Practice The Four “Bs” Of Winter Car Care:

Blades – If your wiper blades are streaking, skipping, or have worn/split rubber, replace them with genuine Honda wiper blades. New wiper blades will make sure they are up to the task of keeping your windshield clean during wet and snowy weather. Our Parts Department stocks an assortment of wiper blades especially made for your Honda. Or you can purchase and install wiper blades from your local auto parts store. And don’t forget to replace the third wiper blade in the back if your car is so equipped.

Battery – Temperature extremes are a huge drain on your battery. Inspect the battery posts and cables for corrosion and clean if necessary. If there is a lot of corrosion on the terminals or cables, purchase an inexpensive wire battery cleaner. Remove the cables using a socket wrench, clean, and reconnect the cables; making sure they fit snugly. You can also buy small felt discs that go over the battery posts to slow down corrosion. If you’re still finding it harder to start your car, have your battery, starter, and alternator checked by one of our certified technicians to ensure that they are operating correctly. Continue reading 2015 Fall & Winter Car Care Guide