Finding a family-friendly holiday event should be easy, but they can be harder to find than you might think. Fortunately, Elizabethtown is home to a handful of events perfect for families of all ages. Here at Hardin County Honda, we are happy to tell you about a few fun Elizabethtown holiday events that you won’t want to miss!
Holiday Ice Skating
Winter is here and Freeman Lake is primed for ice skaters of all ages. Holiday Ice Skating is open to the public until Dec. 30, and it’s a great way to get into the spirit of the season. Admission is $5 for skaters 18 years of age and older and $3 for those 17 years of age and younger. Come out and spend some time on the ice this holiday season!
Christmas in the Park
If you’re in the mood for some spectacular Christmas light displays, then Freeman Lake Park is the place to be. More than 100 displays are available for viewing from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily through Jan. 1 as part of the Christmas in the Park event. Admission is free, which means this is a family event everyone can afford!
Sugar Plum Social
Live music and family fun are on the schedule for the Sugar Plum Social. Meet Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and her friends as you chomp down on great food and enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere.
From all of us at Hardin County Honda, we want to wish you a happy holiday season.
2018 sees the introduction of an all-new Honda Accord, designed from the ground up for a brand new generation. The next-gen 2018 Honda Accord features a totally redesigned style, an interior crafted from premium materials, new technology, and three capable powertrain options that let you ride in style. The redesigned Accord is coming to dealerships fall of 2017, so be ready to grab this ground-breaking new take on a classic and beloved nameplate.
Powertrain options for the 2018 Honda Accord include two turbocharged engines – a 1.5-liter and a 2.0-liter – as well as a two-motor hybrid system for more environmentally-friendly fuel economy. Additionally, Honda Sensing® safety systems will now be standard, with features like the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ and Traffic Sign Recognition coming with the base model. The new Accord will also feature the most innovative tech ever seen on the nameplate, though specifics will have to wait until vehicle launch.
If you’re curious about the all-new Honda Accord for 2018, keep an eye out for more news here at Hardin County Honda. As soon as the new Accord debuts, you can swing by for a test drive and more information on how this new generation is the most advanced Honda Accord yet.
The new 2018 Odyssey design offers performance, comfort, and connectivity like never before. This all-new minivan now has a more powerful engine and an advanced transmission to optimize fuel economy and performance, while a significant exterior redesign leads to class-leading power and cabin quietness. You’ll also find added space and family-friendly features that are perfect for long trips and running errands. Read on to learn more about what makes this new Odyssey design so exciting.
To start, the revamped 2018 Odyssey design now comes with standard Honda Sensing® technology, a Display Audio system, smartphone connectivity, and the ingenious Magic Slide 2nd-Row Seats™ that enhance convenience. This means that you can not only keep the kids entertained in the rear seat, but it also allows you to hook up your smartphone to the car to access important information, apps, and to lock/unlock and remote start.
Under the hood, Honda added a new 3.5-liter SOHC direct-injected i-VTEC® V6 engine that gets 32 horsepower more than its predecessor. You also get up to 19/28/22 mpg city/hwy/combined when properly equipped.* The new minivan also comes with your choice between a 9-speed or 10-speed automatic transmission with standard paddle shifters.
The 2018 Odyssey is also made with comfort in mind. This model is noticeably quieter to provide a low-stress environment for parents as they drive. You can thank the triple-sealed doors, acoustic glass, and aerodynamic doors for this quiet ride. Plus, with Active Noise Control technology, the Odyssey is the perfect place to relax. With a Top Safety Pick rating from the NHTSA, you’ll definitely be at ease when you’re behind the wheel.*
On September 4, many Americans will have the day off from school and work. That is because it will be Labor Day. At present, Labor Day is considered the end of the summer, and people celebrate with cookouts and relaxation. While those activities are not bad ways to enjoy the holiday, do you know why we celebrate Labor Day?
No one really knows for sure where the idea for Labor Day got started, but, in the late 1800s, many states set aside the first Monday in September as a day to celebrate American workers and all that they do to contribute to society. Labor Day became an official national holiday on June 29, 1894.
There are Labor Day celebrations across the country, with many cities hosting parades, festivals, and even fireworks. If you have the day off and want to try to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday, here are a few ideas.
Bake some goodies for your local fire or police station.
Buy locally produced goods.
Plan a tour through a local factory.
Learn more about the history of labor laws and unions.
Here at Hardin County Honda, we want to wish all Americans a happy Labor Day, and we hope you have a safe and enjoyable weekend.
Winters can be hard on your vehicle, but, unfortunately, the tough conditions don’t stop with the warm weather. While you might be loving life in the hot sun come summer time, your car may not share the sentiment. Luckily, it’s easy to keep your car happy with just a few summer care tips.
Keep up with the oil changes!
In the summertime, the heat can do all sorts of damage to even a well-maintained engine — don’t make your car work harder than it already is. For maximum efficiency, your engine needs clean oil.
Don’t fall low on fluids
The summer heat will deplete your fluids far faster than the winter’s worst cold will. Keep an eye on wiper fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and coolant (especially coolant!). While you’re at it, keep yourself hydrated with plenty of water as well!
Watch your tire pressure and alignment.
We all tend to drive more in the summertime, be it for big vacations or weekend days spent at the beach. Potholes and cracks from overheated pavement and summer construction can leave roads treacherous for your tires and wheel alignment.
Make sure your battery is healthy.
Did you know that heat is the number one factor leading up to battery failure? Now you do! Test your car battery today so you don’t get stranded tomorrow.
At Hardin County Honda, we’re fortunate to be so close to many beautiful, natural wonders. One such location is Mammoth Cave National Park, located south on I-65. Legend has it that this vast cave system was discovered when one of two European brothers came upon it by accident when hunting. It was either John or Francis Houchin (it is unknown which brother) that followed a wounded bear into one of the cave’s openings where one of them first laid eyes on this extraordinary structure.
When you’re picturing Mammoth Cave, don’t take the word “mammoth” lightly; this is the world’s longest known cave, extending for over 400 miles! That being said, Mammoth Cave offers more than just a small glimpse of strange, otherworldly, underground ecosystems. Visitors can take one of several different types of tours of the cavern, including the Historic Tour, the Frozen Niagara Tour, the Discovery Tour, and more. Some tours will even turn out the lights so that you can experience total darkness and silence underground.
When you’re done exploring the underground chambers, you can set up camp at one of the Mammoth Cave campsites, rent one of the nearby cabins, or stay the night in the quirky teepee motel, Wigwam Village Inn #2, in Cave City. On your way out, be sure to explore some of the quirky shops and roadside attractions that surround this truly unique area.
With spring in the air, it’s time to clean, but you don’t have to limit deep-cleaning to your house. Here are some spring cleaning tips for getting a shiny, like-new car.
A good clean comes from the inside out. Start by pulling out all the trash and other items you’ve left in the car for long periods of time, then scrub any dirt out of the nooks and crannies of your vehicle. Be sure to work from top to bottom, in order to avoid cleaning something twice.
Wash your mats and vacuum
We have no idea how much grime we drag into our car via the bottoms of our shoes. Your mats need some love, so power wash them and then vacuum the floors of your car.
Tires and undercarriage
These two components accumulate a lot of dirt and sludge during winter. When washing the outside of your vehicle, make sure you don’t miss these two crucial parts of your car.
Hand wash the exterior
Instead of going through a car wash, hand-washing is a gentler option that can allow you to get all the gritty details. Be sure to manually dry the car instead of letting it air dry to avoid spots.
Hardin County Honda is proud to announce that we’re working with Active Heroes, an organization that supports U.S. military service members, veterans, and their families. Throughout the month of April, we are donating a portion of our monthly sales and an additional $5 for every test drive to support Active Heroes and all that they do to help our community.
Active Heroes is headquartered in Louisville, KY, but it provides programs and support for military members, families, and veterans across the nation. The organization was founded in 2011 with a focus on ending the prevalence of veteran suicide. It has since grown to include a retreat center, a community center, and a peer mentor program. Active Heroes has a number of national signature activities to allow individuals and communities to participate in their goals. Golf tournaments, push-up challenges, motorcycle runs, 5ks, and video game tournaments are just a few of the events they host regularly.
There are a lot of ways to help support Active Heroes. First, you could donate money or your time to be a part of the programs and activities they offer. You could also take a look at their online store and buy a shirt or accessory to provide financial support and spread awareness of the issues they’re fighting. And of course, throughout the month of April consider stopping by Hardin County Honda for a test drive or your new ride to help us support this great cause.
Honda has a habit of stealing the spotlight, no matter where it happens to be. The Chicago Auto Show was no exception with the full lineup making an appearance. The new Odyssey minivan showed off its new design with pleasure. Meanwhile, enthusiasts raved about two new concept vehicles.
2018 Honda Odyssey
While the Odyssey doesn’t arrive until later this year, the minivan certainly turned heads at the Chicago Auto Show. Sleek curves and a tapered rear end offer a refined style while the interior was certainly something to be proud of.
The family-oriented interior boasted a plethora of space as well as a whole host of technology features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. As always, safety comes standard and the in-car vacuum offers parents a convenient way to clean up.
Drawing inspiration from its motorcycle roots, Honda debuted a concept vehicle unlike any other. Known as the Honda Project 2&4, the motorcycle-car features four wheels, a single seat, and a motorcycle engine that delivers 212 hp and 87 lb-ft of torque. While it weighs in at only 900 pounds, it’s still legal to drive on public roads.
Project 2&4 comes from a design competition between Honda’s designers and serves as a nod to the heritage of the Japanese brand.
The Honda Odyssey is one of the best-selling minivans on the road, and it’s clear that the model will keep that title, now that the 2018 Honda Odyssey debut has taken center stage at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
One of the greatest upgrades in the new Honda Odyssey is its new seating configuration, which includes a Magic Slide second row seat, allowing five seating positions and making it easy for passengers to access the third row.
Honda estimates that the 2018 Honda Odyssey will lead its class in fuel efficiency, though the official data hasn’t been released yet. The previous Odyssey bested its competition in fuel economy and the new Odyssey is nearly 100 pounds lighter this year.
Lastly, we learned at the auto show that the new Honda Odyssey will be powered by a 3.5-liter direct injection V6 engine, allowing the model to get up to 280 horsepower, compared to its predecessor’s 248 horsepower.
The new minivan should find itself in dealerships this spring. Want to learn more about the upcoming 2018 Honda Odyssey or take the current Honda Odyssey out on a test drive? Contact us or visit us any time, here at Hardin County Honda.