Thursday, July 27, 2017

Homemade Frozen Treat Recipes to Keep You Cool

GRANDVILLE, Mich.––This summer has been great so far with warm weather and plenty of fun activities around Grand Rapids. Even if your family has begun getting ready for back to school, there's still much summer fun to be had! How about creating something together? We've scoured Pinterest for a bunch of homemade frozen treat recipes to keep you cool! We've included plenty of healthy options, and some more indulgent recipes to satisfy any family during the hot summer afternoons and humid summer evenings. Check the recipes out by clicking on each picture below and give your favorite a go!

Banana Split Pudding Pops

Homemade Frozen Treats to Keep You Cool

Mint Ice Cream Cookie Cups

Homemade Frozen Treats to Keep You Cool

Skinny Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Treats 

Homemade Frozen Treats to Keep You Cool

Healthy Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Homemade Frozen Treats to Keep You Cool

Kool-Aid Slushies

Homemade Frozen Treats to Keep You Cool


Frozen Blueberry and Yogurt Kebabs

Homemade Frozen Treats to Keep You Cool

Lime Creamsicles

Homemade Frozen Treats to Keep You Cool


Peanut Butter Fudgesicles

Homemade Frozen Treats to Keep You Cool


Dole Pineapple Whip

Homemade Frozen Treats to Keep You Cool

Almond Milk Popsicles

Homemade Frozen Treats to Keep You Cool


Frosted & Frozen Lemonade

Homemade Frozen Treats to Keep You Cool


Hopefully these recipes provide a little fun and a lot of delicious coolness for you and the kids this summer. These homemade frozen treats to keep you cool is just a few ways to beat the heat, but there are other ways, too, like keeping up with seasonal maintenance! Read through our summer car care tips to find out how to keep your car cool with sun protection methods and maintenance tips for your A/C and Cooling systems

If your car is not cool anymore inside and out and you're ready for a new ride, come visit us at RiverTown Honda in Grandville! We've got lots of Honda models to show you that'll make you look cool and save money in the long term with excellent fuel efficiency, reliability, and high resale value. Not sure whether you should buy or lease? We can't make the decision for you, but you can utilize our resources. Check out our Buying vs. Leasing page for a side by side comparison, and our How to Buy and How to Lease pages for more in depth details on each process and their cost of ownership. 

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, July 21, 2017

5 Honda Odyssey Features You Won't Want to Travel Without

GRANDVILLE, Mich.,––If you haven't caught-up on the latest Honda is bringing to the table when it comes to minivans, it's time you do! The 2018 Honda Odyssey, released just a few months ago is taking over the top seed in the minivan class with tons of exclusive, new family-based features. Honda's best selling 8-seater is always ready to take on the road with its spacious interior, advanced safety technology, and convenience and tech features. Take a look at our top 5 Honda Odyssey features you won't want to travel without this Summer to get a better feel for how this minivan can meet all your family's needs.


5 Honda Odyssey Features You Won't Want to Travel Without


1. Second Row Magic Slide Seats

One of the Odyssey's coolest and most useful features yet has arrived! The second row Magic Slide seats offers even more flexibility in seating and free cargo space. These seats can slide together, slide apart, and slide forward and back. Note: they cannot yet do the cha-cha slide. When the kids are fighting and you need to separate them, or the baby is crying and you need to move their seat towards the passenger the Magic Slide seats make it super easy! You can also fully remove the second row seats for more storage space as needed.

2. Rear Entertainment System 

What's easier than having a big screen in the rear to keep the little ones entertained? Having a big screen in the rear that's connected to wi-fi and can live stream services like Netflix or Amazon Prime. Past generations of the Honda Odyssey offer an awesome rear entertainment system, including wireless headphones for those that want to listen in on the DVD. The 2018 model now comes with wi-fi connectivity allowing you to stream movies and shows! The new How Much Farther app is also available through this system to provide kids a fun way to see how far along you are, and to easily answer them each time they ask "are we there yet?"


3. CabinWatch & CabinTalk

These features are exclusive to the 2018 Honda Odyssey. CabinWatch is a feature that allows the driver to view what's happening in the back through the display up-front, meaning you don't have to contort your body while driving to keep an eye on things. This feature also includes night vision! The CabinTalk feature is an awesome way to clearly communicate with everyone in the car, even if they've got the rear entertainment system wireless headphones on. You can project your message through the speakers in the car and the headphones, so there's no longer a need to scream "I will turn this van around" at the top of your lungs to get the message across.


4. Power Tailgate

This is an underestimated features, which is perfect for busy families trying to pack and unpack a van! If you're someone that needs to carry a tired baby on your hip, or just need an extra hand when both of yours are full of groceries, the power tailgate has you covered. A simple wave of the foot under the rear 2018 Honda Odyssey bumper is all it takes, so you don't have to reassemble yourself, your kids, and your load to get it open.


5. Built-In HondaVac

If we're going to be honest about road trips with the family, things can very messy very quickly. Honda knows what it's like to be a parent of crumb spreading, juice spilling, accident prone kids. The class-exclusive built-in HondaVac has been around for a few years and is one of the beat features for on the road messes. Even when you're at home, there's no need to untangle the old extension cord or to wait on charging up your handheld vacuum to clean out your van.

5 Honda Odyssey Features You Won't Want to Travel Without


Whether you're taking a trip out of state, across the country, or to Grandma's in Grand Rapids the Honda Odyssey is equipped with unique features you won't want to travel without! Interested in upgrading your family's ride? Whether you're looking to buy or lease, our helpful team at RiverTown Honda will walk you through all the available options within your budget and needs. Your entire family, even the little ones, are welcome to tag along. We're completely family friendly and want to provide you the best dealership experience of your life! We look forward to seeing you at our dealership in Grandville, just 12 minutes from Downtown Grand Rapids.

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, July 14, 2017

The 2018 Honda Accord Makes its Worldwide Debut


The 2018 Honda Accord Makes its Worldwide Debut


GRANDVILLE, Mich.,––The Honda Accord has been America's best-selling midsize sedan since it became available in the U.S. In fact, 13 million units have been sold since it's entrance in the American market, which means one Accord has been sold every 2 minutes for the last 41 years! The 10th generation Accord will arrive on lots this coming fall with a brand new design, interior, and body structure.

The 2018 Honda Accord made its world-wide debut this morning in Detroit and live on YouTube. Honda's Senior Vice President, Jeff Conrad, took viewers through the Accord's long-standing success, his own experience with the Accord, and finally, the 2018 remake. Coming all the way from being the first Honda car made in America to being America's best-selling non-luxury sedan, this generation Accord is the most sporty, refined, and responsive model yet.

This remake has been one of the most dramatic yet and was built to evoke new emotion and premium appeal like never before. The exterior was uniquely designed in real light in LA, as opposed to a studio, while the interior was designed to model a concert hall that would provide elation upon entering. The bones and the heart of the new 2018 Honda Accord are what will carry the driver's excitement from the cosmetic appeal to the performance.



The 2018 Honda offers the following features:

-Panoramic view from the drivers seat
-Wider stance
-Longer wheel base
-Lower center of gravity
-3 new engine options, including 2 turbos
-10-speed automatic
-Adaptive damper system
-Aluminum intensive chassis
-6-speed manual

This will be the first time a turbo is offered with the Accord, and a Honda sedan at that. The two new turbo engines include a 1.5L direct-injected that can get up to 192 hp, and a 2L iVTEC valve train that shares the basic design of the powerplant in the Civic Type R. The 2L turbo engine will get up to 252 hp and 273 lbf-ft of torque, which is the highest output of any production Accord to date. The lighter, more rigid body, made with 29% ultra-high-strength steel only adds to this car's functionality and safety appeal.

The only thing you might miss about the old Accord, is the lack of a coupe variant with the 2018 model. Although there won't be a coupe, the sport trim and 6 speed manual will provide the same feel coupe buyers look for.

We're extremely excited to have the 2018 Honda Accord, which just debuted worldwide, join our Grandville area lot this coming fall. While there aren't EPA ratings or pricing just yet, we'll keep you as updated as possible, as we know these are important factors to our Honda customers! Stay tuned to our blog and social media accounts for more information on the new 2018 Honda Accord, and other new models from Honda.

Honda's models are rapidly changing and evolving with the changes in the car buying market, and we're happy to be a small part. If you would like to explore Honda's newest vehicles including the 2018 Honda Odyssey and 2017 Honda CR-V, stop by our dealership. You'll find we offer a different experience from other dealerships in that we're family friendly, caring, and not pushy when it comes to sales. Whatever your auto needs, we'd be genuinely happy to 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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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tips for Traveling with a Crew

GRANDVILLE, Mich.,––Traveling is part of what makes summer so fun! Whether you take a trip with your friends or a trip with the entire family, it's better to be prepared. Being prepared for a trip can mean many things to different people, and getting everyone's ducks in a row can be chaos before hitting the road. We're here to help make your travels less stressful this summer! Check out our tips for traveling with a crew below and use them on your next road trip.

Tips for Traveling with a Crew


1. Inspect Your Car

Before anything else, you'll want to make sure your vehicle is in good shape to hit the road. Things that should be inspected before you go include your oil level, tires, wiper fluid, and of course, your gas level. If you bring your car into RiverTown Honda for an oil change before your trip, we'll be sure to give your vehicle a thorough inspection to help you avoid any potential mishaps! Make sure to fill up your tank before you leave, or as you head out of town so you don't have to deal with finding a station in a potentially unfamiliar area.

2. Stock the Car with Necessary Emergency Items

Every individual and family is different, but there are some basic items you should always have in your car should you have to deal with car troubles on the road. Extra change or money, jumper cables, a tire pump, a flashlight, a blanket, extra cell phone charger, and a first aid kit are what we consider necessary items. Other items you might want to consider bringing include extra medication, hats or sunscreen, a trash can or trash bags, and extra water bottles.


3. Bring Snacks!

What would a road trip be without some good snacks? If you've ever run into someone who gets "hangry" or hungry and angry, you'll understand why snacks are so important! You can either stop at a gas station before heading out of town, or stock up with what you have at home. Most times, you can bring along smarter, more healthy snacks that'll keep you full by using what you have at home, as opposed to buying sugar-filled junk food items at the gas station or convenience store. See our previous blog by scrolling down for kid friendly homemade snacks and don't forget to also bring plenty of beverages to stay hydrated with.


4. Prepare Entertainment

If you're taking a trip with all adults you might be able to skip this step, but with children, this step is absolutely necessary. In many newer vehicles, especially family based ones like the 2018 Honda Odyssey, entertainment is plenty with the back seat screen for movies and shows, wifi, and the group playlist feature. In older vehicles, you might have to supply the entertainment yourself. Find fun material-free road games you can play together, bring along handheld game consoles, or make road-trip ready activity bags or kits with the ideas on our Road Trip Tips Pinterest board!


5. Keep Things Organized

If you're taking a short road trip or a long road trip, do your best to keep things organized as you go. This can help you easily access emergency items when needed, not worry about cleaning up a mess when you arrive, and help you get home in a vehicle that doesn't resemble a garbage can. Keep everyone's luggage or items in the same areas, offer items like a bag for garbage or recyclables and storage solutions for small items, and carry along supplies for any spills or messes that need immediate cleaning.


We hope these tips for traveling with a crew give you all the necessary tools for a stress-free road trip and memorable vacation! If you need assistance in inspecting your vehicle or with an oil change before you leave town, stop by our Express Service Lane for routine maintenance services in 90 minutes or less. You can save big just by coming to RiverTown Honda, and even more by utilizing our service coupons.

Looking for a better, more equipped, family-based vehicle? We highly recommend stopping by with the little ones to check out the 2018 Honda Odyssey and the 2017 Honda Pilot. We'll help you find the right vehicle for your family's needs and your budget. Learn more about the RiverTown Honda experience online and why we're different from other dealerships!


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, July 7, 2017

7 On-the-Go Kids Snacks for Road Trips

GRANDVILLE, Mich., ––As a parent, you might know the struggle that comes with Summer break. What's there to do when the kids are out of school?! Many West Michigan families choose to take road trips to special spots within the state, but even shorter road trips call for some preparation, especially if you have little ones. With longer car rides comes hungry tummies and demanding hands. To forgo the hunger-caused temper tantrums, try these 7 on-the-go kids snacks and don't forget the napkins. Enjoy!

1. Greek Yogurt Cherrios Snack Bites

7 On-the-Go Kids Snacks

2. Veggie Sticks in a Jar

7 On-the-Go Kids Snacks

3. Snack Necklace

7 On-the-Go Kids Snacks

4. Ham and Cheese Rollups

7 On-the-Go Kids Snacks

5. Nutella Banana Sushi

7 On-the-Go Kids Snacks

6. Glittery Sour Patch Grapes

7 On-the-Go Kids Snacks

7. Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal Cookies

7 On-the-Go Kids Snacks

Hopefully these 7 on-the-go kids snacks are not only easy to make, but also satisfy the little ones! Whether it's a Summer camping trip, or a drive to the zoo, you'll want your family to be completely safe when on the road. You can stay up to date and keep your car safe for travels with our Summer Car Care Tips and a brief visit to our Express Service Lane before you head out on the road. 

Looking for a more family friendly vehicle to tote you all around? We'd love to show you the 2018 Honda Odyssey. The totally redesigned and upgraded minivan comes with some awesome new features built for families. Stop by our dealership this Summer to try out the CabinWatch, CabinTalk, and the Magic Slide 2nd-Row Seating in person - and don't forget to bring the little ones along. We're a completely family friendly and fun dealership! Read more about what kind of experience you can expect at RiverTown Honda on our website.

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, July 5, 2017

2017 Honda Civic Takes Home Two New Awards

GRANDVILLE, Mich.,––Honda vehicles seem to always be sneaking awards while we're not looking, and this time the Civic has taken off with a handful of new praises. The 2017 Honda Civic takes home two new awards, coincidentally both with "under-a-certain-price-point" titles. This goes to show that Honda cars aren't just stylish and cheap, but are at the top of reputable car company lists for being affordable and worthwhile. The latest two awards come from big names, AAA and KBB. Keep reading for more details.


2017 Honda Civic Takes Home Two New Awards

The 2017 Honda Civic, along with the 2017 Honda Fit, was named a Kelley Blue Book Coolest Car Under $18,000. In fact, Honda was the only car brand with multiple vehicles to make the list. The Civic and Fit stand alongside the Toyota Corolla iM, Jeep Renegade, and the Subaru Impreza. Each car was chosen for fun, versatility, and stylishness. The Honda Fit and Honda Civic seemed to score high in spaciousness and versatility, both providing reviewers with roominess in the rear-seat/cargo area. Plus, they both offer stylishness and higher-end finishes in the interior, which is something not expected in a lower-price category.



2017 Honda Civic Takes Home Two New Awards

The 2017 Honda Civic Sedan Touring, along with the 2017 Honda Accord Sport Sensing, was named Best Car Under $30,000 in the AAA Green Car Guide. This particular award was taken thanks to high marks in the safety, convenience features, ride quality, and fuel efficiency categories. AAA ranked 10 cars on the market based on ride quality, EPA emissions, fuel economy, and crashworthiness. It's no secret to us why the Honda Civic took the #1 spot next to the Volkswagen Passat, Mazda 3, Hyundai Elantra, and Chevy Cruze Hatch - the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assistive features along with their ACE body structure makes it one of the most crashworthy small sedans out there today! Plus, the Honda Civic Sedan Touring gets 31/42 city/hwy MPG.


If you're interested in any model 2017 Honda Civic, which just took home two new awards, we've got what you need at RiverTown Honda! We have a large inventory of Civics including sedans, coupes, hatchbacks, and even an exclusive 2017 Honda Civic Type R on our lot. We'd love to help you find the perfect Civic for your needs and budget. You can begin by shopping our new Civic inventory online, or stop by during our Super Annual Tent Sale to take advantage of 0.9% APR, low leases, and immediate delivery.

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, June 29, 2017

The Best Dealership Experience of Your Life at RiverTown Honda

GRANDVILLE, Mich.,––If you've ever been to dealerships other than ours, you know it can be intimidating. The pushy sales people, the lack of communication over auto service, and the generally uninviting environment are all dealership stereotypes and unfortunate truths. We want to break down those barriers for you and show you that going into a dealership doesn't have to be that way! It's our goal to provide you the best dealership experience of your life at RiverTown Honda and here's how we do it:

The Best Dealership Experience of Your Life at RiverTown Honda

1. The Fun, Bright, & Inviting Environment

From the moment you walk in, you'll know you're a part of our West Michigan Honda family!

2. Our Friendly Team 

From our salespeople to our service technicians, you'll experience friendly and understanding people who want to help get you what you need within your budget.


3. The Expert Service We Provide

No matter the make and model you drive, we can repair it, maintain it, and keep it looking great thanks to our Certified, factory trained technicians.


4. Our Grandville/Grand Rapids/West Michigan Community

We're proud to be involved in the community and to support other organizations, non-profits, and groups.


We know dealership customers, whether they're buying, leasing, or having service done, expect the best. Your vehicle is a big investment and we understand that it's an important part of your life. Through the points mentioned above, we hope to provide you the best dealership experience of your life and we truly mean that! To learn more about the RiverTown Honda experience, visit our website.

Take a moment to look through our staff page to get to know our team, find directions to our dealership, explore information about buying/leasing, discover best routine maintenance practices, schedule your next service appointment and even begin shopping our inventory for your next vehicle online. If you have any questions for us, don't hesitate to contact us or to stop by our dealership in Grandville - just 12 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids off I-196! We look forward to seeing you.

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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