Thursday, September 22, 2016

Dress Your Home in the Fall Spirit

GRANDVILLE, Mich.––Today is the first day of fall in the 2016 year and we're excited! The leaves will soon begin to change quickly, the weather will be more chilly, and there will be pumpkins and apples galore. Luckily we're in the lovely West Michigan area where there's plenty to do and many ways to celebrate fall. One of the best ways to bring the season in is with home decor! We've scoured Pinterest for some interesting and simple ways to dress your home in the fall spirit. Check out what we found below:

Mums & Pumpkins

Dress Your Home in the Fall Spirit

Owls & Pumpkins

Dress Your Home in the Fall Spirit

Floral Wreaths 

Dress Your Home in the Fall Spirit

Lighted Branches

Dress Your Home in the Fall Spirit

Leaves & Book Pages

Dress Your Home in the Fall Spirit

We hope you're excited for the fall season as we are. Hopefully these ideas have sparked some creativity so you can dress your home in the fall spirit to your taste! We're celebrating the beginning of fall with the decoration of our 2016 Honda Accord in the Design & Drive contest happening during ArtPrize Eight. Our Accord is displayed with 5 other Honda vehicles at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids. Voting gets you entered to win a 24-month 2016 Honda Civic Sedan lease from West Michigan Honda Dealers. See the Design & Drive website for more information. We want to help get you ready for fall. Whether it's enjoying ArtPrize Eight, helping you find decoration inspiration, servicing your vehicle, or finding you the perfect new car to take you through fall and winter, we can help. 

Give RiverTown Honda a call at (877) 236-9113, or visit us at 4260 Kenowa Ave. Grandville, MI 49418, one mile west of RiverTown Mall.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

RiverTown Honda and Heather Richardson Team Up for Design & Drive During ArtPrize Eight

RiverTown Honda and Heather Richardson Team Up for Design & Drive During ArtPrize Eight

GRANDVILLE, Mich.––In Grand Rapids, there's art around every corner, especially at the beginning of the fall season. That's right. The coveted ArtPrize event and competition is back for it's eighth year! ArtPrize is the most attended art event on the planet, and has been showcased by The New York Times as one of 52 Places to Go in 2016. There are approximately 1,453 artists who have art scattered around the city in nearly 200 venues. RiverTown is proud to be a part of this community circling around creativity. RiverTown Honda and Heather Richardson have teamed up for the Design & Drive competition, put on by West Michigan Honda Dealers, during ArtPrize Eight!



RiverTown Honda and Heather Richardson Team Up for Design & Drive During ArtPrize EightRiverTown Honda and Heather Richardson Team Up for Design & Drive During ArtPrize Eight



RiverTown Honda is one of 6 dealers taking part in the competition. This year, the feature vehicle to be designed by artist Heather Richardson, is the 2016 Honda Accord. The 6 Honda vehicles have been placed in Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids today, September 21st and will be designed through September 25th by the artist chosen for each dealership. The vehicles will remain on display through the end of voting, October 6th.

RiverTown Honda and Heather Richardson Team Up for Design & Drive During ArtPrize Eight

While you're downtown this weekend, make sure to stop by and check out the awesome work these artists will be doing on the Honda vehicles each dealership has provided. Don't forget to pick a favorite so you can vote for it. Why vote? You'll be entered to win a 24-month 2016 Honda Civic lease!

From September 26th-October 6th you can VOTE for our and 2016 Accord entry at www.Facebook.com/WestMichiganHondaDealers!


As RiverTown Honda and Heather Richardson team up for Design & Drive during ArtPrize Eight to create an unforgettable 2016 Honda Accord, we want you to get in on the action! Go check out the Honda vehicles, including ours, at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, then VOTE starting September 26th for a chance to win. While this particular Accord won't be for sale, you can check out all the amazing features this vehicle offers at our dealership in Grandville. We're only 12 minutes from Grand Rapids off 196. 

Wherever you're driving during this event, we urge you to pay extra attention to pedestrians and other vehicles on the road! In efforts to keep you safe all the time, we want to help you with routine maintenance. We've recently expanded our Service Center to 2x its previous size to serve you better. We're still the home of the $24.95 oil change, and are able to serve you without an appointment at our Express Service Lane. Make sure to check out our available coupons before coming in to see how you can save even more!

Give RiverTown Honda a call at (877) 236-9113, or visit us at 4260 Kenowa Ave. Grandville, MI 49418, one mile west of RiverTown Mall.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Honda is Bringing Back the Civic Hatch - Revealed Ahead of Official Debut

GRANDVILLE, Mich.––The Honda Civic is a great small sedan. Recently re-designed, it's renewed Honda fans excitement about the model. If you love the Civic now, then hold on to your seat because you're about to fall in love again. Honda is bringing back the Civic Hatch! The Civic Hatchback's last year of production was 2005. Almost 12 years later, the Hatchback is making a strong comeback with the 2017 model in addition to the 10th generation Civic lineup.

Honda is Bringing Back the Civic Hatch


The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback was designed with inspiration from Europe and their love of hatchbacks. It appears with the same bold styling of the redesigned Civic, but with a fifth door and obviously bigger back. Overall the design is powerful and sporty. It will be available in trim levels LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Sport Touring and will include high-grade materials throughout.

In the U.S. the Honda Civic Hatchback will include a 1.5L direct-injected 4-cylinder engine in the LX/EX/EX-L trim models, which reach up to 174 horsepower. The Sport and Sport Touring models have the potential to reach 180 horsepower, and feature a special high-flow center-mounted exhaust. All trim levels have the option of a turbocharged engine.

Don't let the power and sportiness of the 2017 Civic Hatch throw you off. This hatchback will still achieve stunning fuel economy and include the advanced safety features you want through the Honda Sensing Suite of Driver Assist features. The 2017 Civic Hatchback received EPA ratings of 31 city, 40 highway, and 34 combined MPG in the LX, EX, and EX-L models. These are top-of-class EPA ratings!

Not to mention, the Civic Hatch received top-of-class ratings in safety, too. It has been awarded a NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score and has been claimed an IIHS Top Safety Pick. How many cars can say they've received a superior rating in frontal crash prevention? The 2017 Civic Hatch sure can. If this doesn't get you excited, we don't know what will!

UPDATE:

This week Honda unveiled its new Civic Hatchback before it's official debut at the Paris Auto Show on September 29th. Check out the video below to see some of the technology used in building the new Civic Hatchback, and check out the photos to get a better sense of everything this car has to offer!



Honda is Bringing Back the Civic Hatch - Official Debut September 29th

Honda is Bringing Back the Civic Hatch - Official Debut September 29th

Honda is Bringing Back the Civic Hatch - Official Debut September 29th

Honda is Bringing Back the Civic Hatch - Official Debut September 29th

Let's recap: Honda is bringing back the Civic Hatch and it's going to be one of the years most fun-to-drive, safe, and quality vehicles. Are you ready to get behind the wheel? We are! Although they're not at dealerships quite yet, you can test drive a 2016 Honda Civic to get the feel of what's to come this fall. We'd love to help you find the perfect vehicle, so if the hatchback doesn't excite you, we'll show you something that will. Whether you're still working on keeping your current Civic in great shape with routine maintenance, or you want a new Civic, we can help! Stop by RiverTown Honda for an unforgettable dealership experience. Remember, we're only 12 minutes from Grand Rapids off 196 in Grandville.

Give RiverTown Honda a call at (877) 236-9113, or visit us at 4260 Kenowa Ave. Grandville, MI 49418, one mile west of RiverTown Mall.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Sweet Spots Around Grand Rapids to Celebrate National Milkshake Day

GRANDVILLE, Mich. ––It's National Milkshake Day! It may seem like a silly "holiday", but we like to think of it as a sweet excuse to indulge in a creamy American dessert. Whether you're looking for a go-to place for when your milkshake craving hits, or are looking for a place you can take the kids to for a fun family treat, here are some sweet spots around Grand Rapids to celebrate National Milkshake Day. Type these addresses into your HondaLink Navigation and get going... your sweet tooth is waiting!

The Pump House Frozen Yogurt Bar

Where: 2090 Celebration Dr. NE, Suite 120, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 

Sweet Spots Around Grand Rapids to Celebrate National Milkshake Day

Pals Diner

Where: 6503 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, 49546
Sweet Spots Around Grand Rapids to Celebrate National Milkshake Day

Choo Choo Grill

Where: 1209 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, 49505
Sweet Spots Around Grand Rapids to Celebrate National Milkshake Day


Rainbow Grill

Where: 4158 Chicago Dr. SW, Grandville, MI 49418
Sweet Spots Around Grand Rapids to Celebrate National Milkshake Day

Sonic Drive-In

Where: 5521 Clyde Park Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
Sweet Spots Around Grand Rapids to Celebrate National Milkshake Day

Do you have a favorite spot to get a milkshake? Let us know! We hope you enjoy today by visiting one of these sweet spots around Grand Rapids to celebrate National Milkshake Day. You'll be confident in driving to your milkshake spot in a new Honda. If you have a Honda, or non-Honda, car that you love, you can keep it safely running with routine maintenance. We've got one awesome team of technicians able to work on any vehicle for a great price. We've even recently expanded our Service Center to serve you and your car better. You're not that far from an unforgettable dealership experience. We're only 12 minutes from Grand Rapids off 196 in Grandville, just around the corner from the RiverTown Mall!

Give RiverTown Honda a call at (877) 236-9113, or visit us at 4260 Kenowa Ave. Grandville, MI 49418, one mile west of RiverTown Mall.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Tips for Driving with your Pets

Tips for Driving with your Pets


GRANDVILLE, Mich. - Now that summer is coming to an end, many of us are fitting in some last minute road trips! Sometimes those trips include those members of your family who walk on four legs and like to chase tennis balls. Making sure your pet is ready to travel is just as important as making sure your vehicle is ready. There are precautions you should take to make sure that everyone has an enjoyable trip! Here are some tips for driving with your pets, whether you're just taking a day trip to the beach or taking a cross country drive, make sure your furry friends will have just as much fun as you will!

Visit the vet. This is especially important if you're heading out of state or to a different climate zone. Making sure your dog or cat is up to date on their vaccinations ensure you will not have any surprise issues come up with bugs that are not usually found back home. Trust us, it's better to be safe than sorry!

Update dog tags. Make sure that your dog's tag is updated with current vaccine info and a CURRENT phone number that is NOT your house phone. It's going to be very unfortunate if your precious pooch gets away from you and the only number to contact you is your home number....

Pack the goods.  Pack a few of your dog's toys and a familiar bed or blanket. Doing this creates a more "homey" feeling for your pooch when he/she is in a new environment. Also pack fresh water, food, treats, paper towels, stain remover, and a safety harness. If you are going hiking with Fido, being these great "dog granola bars" perfect to make sure your dog has enough energy to conquer that trail with you! Another tip, don't feed your dog right before you leave, the beginning of the ride can be a bit stressful for your pup, and you don't want any throw ups right at the beginning!

Stay put. Dogs and cats should not roam around the vehicle; use a crate, carrier, or harness that can be anchored to the vehicle. This is the best way to avoid distractions for the driver and to protect your pet in the unfortunate event of a crash. 

Don't leave Fido! DO NOT leave your pet alone in the vehicle! Even when the windows are left down on a warm day, the temperature inside of a car can rise within a matter of minutes.

We hope these simple tips for driving with your pets help you out during your next road trip. Going on vacations with our pets can be so much fun, just make sure your pet is ready and happy before you hit the road! Do you have any road tripping tips for driving with your pets? Share them with us!

If you're looking for a new vehicle to fit you and your pets lifestyle, we'd love to help find the perfect one! Whether it's the AWD capability of the HR-V, the cargo space and advanced safety features in the CR-V, or the awesome HondaLink technology and fuel efficiency of the Fit that you want, we'll make sure you get a vehicle that's right for you and your budget. You're not that far from an unforgettable dealership experience. We're only 12 minutes from Grand Rapids off 196 in Grandville, just around the corner from the RiverTown Mall!

Give RiverTown Honda a call at (877) 236-9113, or visit us at 4260 Kenowa Ave. Grandville, MI 49418, one mile west of RiverTown Mall.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Honda August Sales Report

Honda August Sales Report

GRANDVILLE, Mich.––September is officially here, which means August has ended and sales reports are here. The Honda August sales report offers insight into which type of vehicle buyers are most interested in and how Honda is doing now in comparison to the past few years. This August has been the best August for American Honda and Honda Division trucks ever in sales, thanks mostly to the strong CR-V sales.

The CR-V topped out the past month with a 5% increase in sales and a total of 36,517 unit, which is a second all-time record. The CR-V's younger sibling, the subcompact crossover HR-V saw a 66% jump in sales with a total of 7,580 units sold. The Honda truck division overall saw an all-time record of 66,802 units, which meant a rise of 4.5%. All these sales records, higher than last year, happened without the presence of a fifth weekend in August.

Honda's smaller cars, the Accord, Civic, and Fit also did well. The Civic saw an increase in sales by 2.4% with a total of 32,807 units. The Honda Fit saw a strong rise in sales by 85.1% with 5,370 units sold in total. It's great to see two non-best seller cars, the HR-V and Fit do so well with incredible gains in sales!

Honda August Sales Report


"Our continued success with strong sales of both passenger cars and light trucks demonstrates once again that the key to great sales is great product," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. "As we continue with our rapid cadence of new models, our focus will remain on selling vehicles one at a time to individual customers."

Want to see why sales are so strong with the Honda Fit, Honda HR-V, or Honda CR-V? We've got all these great options on our lot for you to check out. Our friendly team would love to show you all these cars have to offer. Whether it's the AWD capability of the HR-V, the cargo space and advanced safety features in the CR-V, or the awesome HondaLink technology and fuel efficiency of the Fit that you want, we'll make sure you get a vehicle that's right for you and your budget. You're not that far from an unforgettable dealership experience. We're only 12 minutes from Grand Rapids off 196 in Grandville, just around the corner from the RiverTown Mall!

Give RiverTown Honda a call at (877) 236-9113, or visit us at 4260 Kenowa Ave. Grandville, MI 49418, one mile west of RiverTown Mall.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Back-to-School Carpool Maintenance Tips

GRANDVILLE, Mich.––It's time for back-to-school. That means handling transportation for your student to and from school each week day is now a necessity. If you're choosing to drive your student(s), or a carpool group to school, you'll want to follow these back-to-school carpool maintenance tips, so you and your most precious passengers will be traveling safe all year long! If you're part of a carpool group, make sure to pass these tips along to the other drivers, so they may also prepare for the season ahead.

Back-to-School Carpool Maintenance Tips


Have Your Brakes Inspected 

Your brakes are one of the most important safety components! They can often go overlooked in routine maintenance, but now is a perfect time to have them inspected. A squealing noise when applying brakes, soft or spongy feeling brakes, shaky steering wheel when stopping, and a visibly worn brake pad are all signs that your brakes need to be inspected and/or serviced.


Get Your Oil Changed

As simple as an oil change might sound, it is one of the easiest routine maintenance tasks to keep your car in good shape. Having your oil changed will help your engine components continue to run efficiently, wear less quickly, and help prevent your engine from overheating. Every 3,000-5,000 miles is the typical service interval you'll want to follow; however some newer cars might not need an oil change as often, so make sure to check your Owner's Manual. At RiverTown Honda, you can schedule a oil change online or other auto service online, or visit our Express Service Lane at your convenience.


Inspect Your Tires

1.) Have your tires rotated at your next oil change to ensure your tires are wearing evenly. This can help extend the life of your tires. 2.) Check your . You can find this number on the sticker on the inside of your driver's door. Do this while your tires are 'cold', or haven't been driven on in hours. 3.) Visually inspect your tires for any uneven tread wear, tread depth, and for any bulging or unusual looking damage.


Check All Your Seat Belts

Whether you have a short or long drive to your destination, the seat belts throughout your vehicle are of the utmost importance. Taking a minute or two to check and test all the seat belts in your vehicle will help ensure the safety of you and your passengers. You can enforce a seat belt policy with your carpool group so everyone is equally safe.


Install New Wiper Blades

We recommend investing and installing a quality pair of wiper blades so you're prepared for any foggy, rainy, or snowy (yes, it's possible in Michigan) morning. Remember, your wiper blades allow you to see the road clearly and can be a lifesaver in some situations. You can do this step right at home, but we can take care of it at your next oil change if that's more convenient for you!



Use our back-to-school carpool maintenance tips before you hit the road with your group this season. One of the easiest ways to stay safe on the road in any situation is by keeping up with Routine Maintenance, some of which is covered in the tips above! Checking your tires, brakes, and wiper blades is a great start, and we can easily do so at your next oil change. Make sure to schedule service online or by giving us a call to save time and use our coupons to save money! You can also stay safe by learning more about your car. Check out our HondaLink page, Dashboard Warning Light Guide, and Seasonal Maintenance pages to get to know the functions and needs of your Honda. 

Give RiverTown Honda a call at (877) 236-9113, or visit us at 4260 Kenowa Ave. Grandville, MI 49418, one mile west of RiverTown Mall.

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