Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Honda at RiverTown Honda in Grandville, MI

GRANDVILLE, Mich.,––What exactly is a Certified Pre-Owned Honda? It's a Honda car, crossover, truck, SUV, or van that has jumped through some strict hoops to become Certified. As opposed to used cars, CPO vehicles are examined through a microscope and are sold standard with powertrain and non-powertrain warranty coverage by Honda's standards. We want to help you discover the great benefits of buying a Certified Pre-Owned Honda at RiverTown Honda in Grandville, MI. You can find this information and much more on our website!

Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Honda at RiverTown Honda in Grandville, MI



Certified Pre-Owned Honda Program

The entire program was built by Honda to offer customers a way to get a newer vehicle, at a great price, with the same safety and reliability they would expect from a new Honda. We'll go over the details of each step a vehicle must go through below, but it begins with a vehicle being less than six years old and having less than 80,000 miles on the odometer!


Vehicle History Report

If a vehicle meets that age and mileage limit, it must then pass the Vehicle History Report inspection. This portion of the process involves obtaining a report on the vehicle and determining whether it's had a history that would be problematic for the future. We take a look at the title status and service history to make this decision.


Multi-Point Inspection

If a vehicle makes it to this point, they must go through a strict Multi-Point Inspection process. This involves inspecting large vehicle components, as well as the exterior paint, tires, wheels, etc. You can see the full list on our website. Should any components be broken or "not up to code" RiverTown Honda will have them replaced or reconditioned to their former glory.


Limited Warranty

Once a vehicle makes it to inventory, it will be sold with Limited Warranty coverage to give buyers further protection past the purchase. Used vehicles are not sold with limited warranty, but it can be purchased alongside. CPO Hondas automatically come with powertrain and non-powertrain limited warranty coverage for your peace of mind.


Learn more about our Certified Pre-Owned Honda program on our website and let our friendly team know if you have any questions! We'd love to help you find a Honda vehicle right for your needs and budget. If you're already interested in taking home a CPO Honda, you can begin by shopping our inventory online or scheduling a test drive at our dealership. We make buying a Certified Pre-Owned Honda at RiverTown Honda in Grandville, MI a breeze, especially with the ability to schedule a test drive online and our always-updated inventory!

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, May 19, 2017

Tips on Combating Seasonal Allergies

GRANDVILLE, Mich.,––The birds are singing, the warm weather is back, and the flowers are blooming. It's the one of the most wonderful times of the year in West Michigan, unless you have allergies. For those of us who are sensitive to pollen, Spring can be a rough season to get through. We've got some tips on combating seasonal allergies that might provide you with some relief and allow you to enjoy time spent with family in the sunshine!

Tips on Combating Seasonal Allergies

1. Keep Your Windows Shut

This task might be hard to do, but it can save you a lot of pain. Check the weather online or on a comprehensive smartphone app like Wunderground to see the pollen rating for the day. This will help you better determine whether it's worth it to keep the windows open or closed. When you're out on the road, make sure to turn "air recirculation" on and keep the windows closed. This will recycle the air that's already inside your car instead of bringing fresh air and pollen from outside into the car (this will also help your car to cool down or warm up faster).

2. Leave Your Shoes at the Door

When you've been outside, even for a moment, there's a good chance some pollen attached itself to your clothing, hair, skin, and shoes. Each time you come inside, leave those dirt and pollen tracking soles at the door and wash yourself off as much as you can.


3. Eat Healthy & Drink More Fluids

In all honesty, what can't eating healthy cure?! While eating healthy might not instantly stop your nose from running or your eyes from itching, but it has been shown to help cut down on allergy symptoms in children. In addition to healthier eating, try to drink more non-alcoholic beverages. The steam in hot tea can work wonders on that stuffy post-nasal drip.

4. Keep Your Home Clean

As mentioned in tip #2, just momentarily being outside or having the windows open can track in unwanted pollen and dander. By regularly dusting, vacuuming, and cleaning surfaces in your home can help eliminate some of that allergy-causing gunk and help you feel better!

5. Kill Mites & Pollen with Hot Water

While pollen is a big allergy causer, dust mites can be a more serious offender for some. These dust mites love to hang out on things like your bedding, but can be rid of easily with hot water. Wash your bedding and other soft touch items like towels, sheets, blankets, and stuffed animals once per week in hot water. Make sure to finish them in a hot dryer as well!

6. Control Allergy Causing Mold by Dehumidifying

Each and every house has mold in it, whether you wanted to know or not. It's normal and not a serious health threat, but you can control it a little bit and find relief with your allergies. You can use a dehumidifier in your home to get rid of moisture, which can foster mold and trigger allergy symptoms. You can also use your air conditioner to help accomplish this!


We hope these tips on combating seasonal allergies help to curb your dreadful symptoms and help you enjoy the season to its fullest in West Michigan! We know we can't help clean your home or do your laundry, but we can help you clean your car this season. Chances are there are dust mites and pollen in your vehicle now which could trigger allergy symptoms. A good detail on the interior of your car will help control these things. Check out our full Vehicle Detailing menu to see the affordable car cleaning services we offer and schedule an appointment online!

If you're in need of a clean new vehicle, we can help with that too. We've got great deals for you to take advantage of during our Drive to 725 celebration. You can drive home a 2017 Honda Odyssey, which includes a built-in vacuum (yeah you read that right!), for as low as $299/mo. Start shopping by viewing our inventory online, or come see us at our dealership in Grandville. We're just around the corner from RiverTown Crossings Mall and just 12 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids off I-196.

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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2018 Honda Odyssey Specs Released

GRANDVILLE, Mich.,––You may have heard talks about the 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan lately, and it's for a good reason. The 2018 Odyssey will be the fifth generation model, which has now been around for 23 years! It's not just another year, though, this family van is completely redesigned and loaded with cool features. Set to arrive this Spring, the 2018 model has been somewhat of a secret in the specs department. The 2018 Honda Odyssey specs have been released and we're even more excited to start selling it!

2018 Honda Odyssey Specs Released

If you haven't heard about the numerous features included in this van, let's take a brief walk through: You'll get more seating flexibility with the 2nd row Magic Slide seats, consistently roomy cargo space, built-in HondaVac, tablet-style 8-inch front infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 4G LTE Wi-fi hotspot, CabinWatch, CabinTalk, CabinControl with your smartphone, and SO MUCH MORE! You can get to know more about these special features on the Honda Odyssey page on our website.

Engine Specs:
-3.5L V6
-10-speed Automatic Transmission (Touring & Elite)
-Or 9-speed Automatic Transmission (LX, EX, EX-L, EX-L NR)
-i-VTEC (Intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control)

Emissions/Fuel Economy:
-19 city 28 highway 22 combined MPG

Chassis Features:
-Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
-18-inch (19-inch for Elite) all-season tires
-Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Tire Fill Assist
-Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control
-Agile Handling Assist

Exterior Features: 
-Active Shutter Grille System
-ACE Body Structure
-Decrease in body width for aerodynamics
-LED daytime running lights (EX and above)
-Acoustic Windshield (EX-L and above)
-Acoustic Front and Rear Door Glass (Elite)
-Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate (Touring and Elite)


2018 Honda Odyssey Specs Released


Production of the 2018 Odyssey minivan began April 25th in Alabama and we're so thrilled to know it'll be at our dealership in Grandville soon! Check out further details on some of the coolest interior features on our 2018 Honda Odyssey highlight page and stay tuned for its arrival at RiverTown Honda.

Can't wait for the 2018 model to arrive? Check out our Odyssey inventory online, or by visiting our dealership - just 12 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids. We currently have the Drive to 725 celebration going on with awesome lease deals on none other than the 2017 Honda Odyssey (as low as $299/mo. OR 0.9% APR, $0 down, and immediate delivery). When you're at the dealership you can enter to win CASH! We'll be giving away $10,000 total to three lucky winners. We hope to see you there!

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, May 12, 2017

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas

GRANDVILLE, Mich.,––Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 14th... Do you have a gift yet? If you're one of the many that struggles to come up with gift ideas for Mom, we've got some handmade options for you to whip up. No matter your age, we think these ideas are easy to do and can be personalized to your mom's taste. Check out these last minute Mother's Day gifts, stop by Michaels craft store or Goodwill - both just around the corner from our dealership - and get to crafting!


Macrame Hanging Planters

Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts


Floral Letter

Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts


Tassel Necklaces

Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts


Gold Animal Trinket Dishes

Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts



Paper Flower Wreath

Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts


Succulent Planters

Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts


We hope these last minute Mother's Day gift ideas have given you some inspiration for the upcoming occasion. Whether you're headed to the store to pick up craft supplies, or to the mall to pick up a gift, we want you to be safe on the road! The best way to feel confident in the car is to drive a Honda. Honda has recently, for the third year in a row, been awarded a Best Value Brand by Kelley Blue Book thanks to their high resale value, reliability, and refinement. Stop by our dealership in Grandville - just 12 minutes from downtown GR - to explore what Honda has to offer in person and take advantage of our Drive to 725 Celebration!

It's our goal to sell 725 vehicles by the end of June. We're currently offering aggressive lease deals on the 2017 OdysseyFitCivic, and more as well as great purchase offers like 0.9% APR, $0 down, and immediate delivery. When you're at the dealership you can enter to win CASH from RiverTown Honda during our Drive to 725 celebration. We'll be giving away $10,000 total to three lucky winners. We hope to see you there!

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, May 8, 2017

Honda Named Best Value Brand Third Year In a Row

GRANDVILLE, Mich.,––When it comes to hitting marks, Honda does each and every time. If you haven't noticed lately, Honda is on a roll. The continuous vehicle redesigns, innovations in technology and safety, and impressive sales leads us to believe that Honda is one of the most progressive auto manufacturers in America today. Those items also lead to various awards for specific vehicles and the Honda brand overall. One of the most recent awards Honda received comes from a big and reliable auto industry name. We're proud to say Honda was named Best Value Brand for the third year in a row by Kelley Blue Book!

Honda Named Best Value Brand Third Year In a Row


Honda took first place in the non-luxury category for best value in KBB's 2017 Brand Image Awards. "Why?" you might ask yourself... Honda has been known to provide vehicles that exceed expectations in:


1. Reliability 

Have you heard that "a Honda will last forever"? We've heard that phrase in a number of ways many times and it's a big selling point! Under the right care, a Honda can last well over 200k miles and keep you safe and sound along the way. Every vehicle is equipped with advanced safety features, and is built with the intelligent ACE body structure to avoid accidents, and mitigate collision impact if one does happen.

2. Refinement 

Honda and refinement might not be the most likely pair in your mind, but if you took a close look at Honda's newest vehicles, you'll understand why Honda won in this category. For the price you pay, you'll get appointments that are borderline luxury. The interiors in Honda are very intelligently designed and are built to meet your every need, while looking good, too. 

3. Resale Value

When you go to buy a car, you might not necessarily consider resale value off the bat, but you should. Honda is known for selling vehicles that retain their value well beyond their competitors. In fact, if you take a look at our inventory you'll notice there isn't much of a difference between a new vehicle and a vehicle that's one year old. If you care for your Honda well, you can get top dollar when you go to sell it. 


Kelley Blue Book has said it best: "Offering a special blend of reliability, refinement and outstanding resale value unmatched by any other automaker, just about every vehicle Honda makes is among the best-selling, best-reviewed vehicles in its segment."

Now that Honda has been named Best Value Brand for the third year in a row, will you consider making a Honda your next car? If you're in the early stages or car buying or leasing, we're here to help introduce you to a vehicle that's perfect for you and your budget, walk you through the entire process, and help keep you going strong on the road with reliable service. Explore all of the amazing Honda vehicles on our website, discover what's great about each one in the vehicle brochures, and experience them first hand by visiting our dealership in Grandville - just 12 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids off I-196!


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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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Refreshing and Verdant Salads to Try at Home this Spring

GRANDVILLE, Mich.,––The weather is gray, rainy, and dreary in West Michigan, but that doesn't mean you need to load up on comfort foods to feel better. The Spring season is a great time to take advantage of local produce and feel "new" again after a long winter. We want to help you indulge in some refreshing and verdant salads at home this Spring. Check out these awesome salad recipes we've selected just for you below!


Garlicky Orange Kale Salad

Refreshing and Verdant Salads to Try at Home this Spring



Arugula Beet Salad with Goat Cheese

Refreshing and Verdant Salads to Try at Home this Spring



Thai Cashew Chopped Salad

Refreshing and Verdant Salads to Try at Home this Spring



Asparagus Tomato Feta Balsamic Salad

Refreshing and Verdant Salads to Try at Home this Spring



Avocado Tuna Salad

Refreshing and Verdant Salads to Try at Home this Spring



Cranberry Almond Broccoli Salad

Refreshing and Verdant Salads to Try at Home this Spring



Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Lemon Tahini

Refreshing and Verdant Salads to Try at Home this Spring



Strawberry Blue Cheese Bacon Salad

Refreshing and Verdant Salads to Try at Home this Spring



Mediterranean Three Bean Quinoa Salad

Refreshing and Verdant Salads to Try at Home this Spring

We hope you feel renewed with these refreshing and verdant salads at home this Spring! There are other things you can do to feel a sense of renewal this season, especially with your car. Give your car a little TLC by decluttering, cleaning surfaces, and washing the outside. If you don't feel like doing all of that yourself, we can help. View the entire vehicle detail menu online and contact us to schedule your appointment. Additionally if you want to feel renewed this spring, the ultimate solution is a brand new car! 

It's our goal to sell 725 vehicles by the end of June! We're currently offering aggressive lease deals on the 2017 OdysseyFitCivic, and more as well as great purchase offers like 0.9% APR, $0 down, and immediate delivery. When you're at the dealership you can enter to win CASH from RiverTown Honda during our Drive to 725 celebration. We'll be giving away $10,000 total to three lucky winners. We hope to see you there!

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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Honda April Sales Report


Honda April Sales Report

GRANDVILLE, Mich.,––The market is changing, and we're glad to say Honda has been keeping graceful stride with the change! SUVs have become the high stakes player in the sales game, while car sales have respectively taken a dive. This change has lead to reports of very steep decreases in car sales and overall sales with other manufacturers. In instance, Ford reported a decrease of 21/2% in car sales.

Despite the slight overall decrease, American Honda's truck division increased in sales by 9.2% year-over-year, leading to a 1.2% increase year-over-year. Let's take a look at the Honda April Sales Report in more detail!

Honda thankfully still saw strong demand for their cars in April, unlike many other manufacturers, despite the drop in year-over-year numbers. The one Honda car that posted an increase? The Honda Fit, which increased by 0.8% with a total of 4,871 units.

Honda also saw strong demand for their trucks. The CR-V posted a year-over-year increase of 26.6% and a month-to-month increase of 13%, which might be thanks to the redesigned 2017 model. The Ridgeline also helped the segment increase overall by posting sales of 3,186 units. Not to mention the HR-V, which posted a month-to-month increase of 22.4%, the Odyssey and Pilot which helped the truck division reach overall sales of 61,114 units!


Honda April Sales Report

If you're sitting there reading over the Honda April sales report wondering why Honda is doing so well despite the market change, it's time you see for yourself! We're located in Grandville, just 12 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, off I-196 if you're interested in stopping by for a test drive. 

We're currently offering aggressive lease deals on the 2017 Odyssey, Fit, Civic, and more as well as great purchase offers like 0.9% APR, $0 down, and immediate delivery. It's our goal to sell 725 vehicles by the end of June! When you're at the dealership you can enter to win CASH from RiverTown Honda during our Drive to 725 celebration. We'll be giving away $10,000 total to three lucky winners. We hope to see you there!

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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