September Festivals in Michigan

Make sure to check out these September festivals in Michigan.
Make sure to check out these September festivals in Michigan.

September is a while away, but there are tons of cool festivals and fairs going on throughout Michigan during that month, so if you want to go you should start preparing now! Check out these September festivals in Michigan and hopefully they’ll take away some of your end of summer blues.

If you’re a music fan, check out the Detroit Jazz Festival from September 2nd to September 5th, which will feature artist-in-residence Ron Carter and tons of other musicians, from locals just starting out to jazz legends. This is one of the biggest jazz festivals in the country, so don’t miss it! There’s also the Wheatland Music Festival in Remus, which will take place from September 9 to 11 and has workshops on playing the fiddle and other instruments as well as live music performances.

ArtPrize is another cool event taking place in Grand Rapids from late September into October, a massive open art contest that anyone can enter, including international artists. It’s voted on by the public and an expert panel of judges.

And of course there are food festivals! Grand Haven will host the Grand Haven Salmon Festival, which hosts a cook off between local restaurants and also features an art fair, 5K walk, beer and wine tasting, silent auction, and much more. It’s definitely worth a visit, especially if you’re a seafood fan!

Michigan always has lots of fun stuff going on, but this September is going to be really special, so make sure you’re here for some of these awesome events!

August Festivals in Michigan You Still Have Time to Go To!

Enjoy these August festivals in Michigan.
Enjoy these August festivals in Michigan.

Summer is quickly coming to a close, but we still have the whole month of August left before summer ends, so check out some of these August festivals in Michigan! Whether you live in the area or want fun events to road trip for, there are awesome fairs and festivals all over the state next month.

From August 11 to 15, Flint will host Back to the Bricks, a huge classic car show and festival that includes theme parties, live music, dancing, giveaways, food vendors, and so much more. Try the Hoxeyville Music Festival in Wellston the next week, from August 19 to 21, which will feature several bands playing bluegrass music.

There are two Michigan Renaissance Festivals, one in Ontonoagon that will only take place from August 28 to 30, so don’t miss it! The other one, located in Holly, will go through October, so you have plenty of chances to go. Then, of course, you can’t miss Cheeseburger in Caseville, an annual festival with live music and pirate themes. What could be better?

If you’re hurting for fun things to do for the rest of the summer and dread the cold weather coming back, spend this last precious month road tripping around Michigan and hitting these awesome festivals!

Homemade Ice Cream for National Ice Cream Month

Try out a homemade ice cream recipe!
Try out a homemade ice cream recipe!

Who all loves ice cream?!? Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a scoop of your favorite flavor, especially in July. Did you know that July is actually National Ice Cream Month?

You can always go to the store and buy your favorite kind of ice cream, but why not mix it up this year? Have you ever tried to make homemade ice cream? National Ice Cream Month is the perfect time to try.

We have some great recipes for you to try. Make sure that you let us at Page Honda of Bloomfield in Bloomfield Hills, MI know which one was your favorite!

Here are just a few from the list of 30 homemade ice cream recipes that we think sound delicious! There is Huckleberry, Raspberry Cheesecake, Peach, Pineapple Coconut, Lemonade, Lavender Honey, Circus Animal Cookies & Sprinkles, Brown Sugar Cinnamon, and No Churn S’mores Ice Cream. Yum!

All-New 2017 Ridgeline

Ready to test drive your 2017 Ridgeline?
Ready to test drive your 2017 Ridgeline?

Everyone dreams of the perfect vehicle. It will fit all of your needs, while remaining stylish and comfortable. Will this car come around? Will I be able to afford it? Will I like the way it looks? The 2017 Ridgeline has answered all of these questions with a resounding yes!

The Honda Ridgeline is designed to be very versatile. It is advertised as being able to cover dirt roads or downtown. You can take it to the football pre-game or on your camping trip. You can carry everything you need, while leaving comfortable space for everyone.

In summary, the 2017 Ridgeline can do it all! The Honda Ridgeline is all-new for 2017, and we cannot wait to take it out for a drive. The 2017 Ridgeline is available in seven different trim levels. You can choose from the RT, RTS, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E, or the Black Edition.

Come in to Page Honda of Bloomfield in Bloomfield Hills, MI to test drive your 2017 Ridgeline today!

Honda Celebrates Anniversary of 6 Millionth Civic

6 millionth Civic
The Honda Civic Is Waiting For You

The Honda Civic traces its roots back to July of 1972, when it made its debut on the market as a two-door subcompact meant to have widespread appeal as an affordable, family-oriented, fuel efficient vehicle, a “people’s car” of sorts. The Honda immediately skyrocketed in popularity and won Japan’s Car of the Year title three years in a row from 1972 through 1974. It was this sort of popularity that allowed Honda to sell its 6 millionth Civic only 35 years later in 2007.

Throughout the 80s, the Civic became the first building block that would solidify Honda’s place in the U.S. automobile market. The vehicle became popular as soon as it debuted due to the recent oil crisis in 1972, something that America’s larger, more powerful, and less fuel efficient cars weren’t ready for, and that success continued through subsequent decades. This reputation for a cleaner, more efficient ride is what made Honda add the Civic to its lineup of gasoline-electric hybrids in 2002.

It was only five years later, in July 23rd, 2007, that Honda sold its 6 millionth Civic in the United States. This year and month marks the ninth anniversary of the Honda Civic’s historic milestone, with the story being featured on the History Channel’s On This Day in History section.

We may or may not have sold the 6 millionth Honda Civic, but you can try to purchase the 7 millionth from us at Page Honda in Bloomfield Hills, MI if you hurry!

Outdoor Fun at the Pontiac, Michigan Parks

Pontiac Michigan parks
Park It At The Park

If you live in Pontiac, Michigan and you’re looking for something fun to do over the summer months, why don’t you commit yourself to explore the various parks in the area? With over 30 city parks and recreational fields, including 22 neighborhood parks and eight major parks plus three nearby metroparks and six state parks a short distance away, there’s no shortage of outdoor sites to explore. Here’s a quick overview of some of the Pontiac, Michigan parks near you.

The 22 neighborhood parks available for public enjoyment typically have no amenities, including no restrooms. There is also only street parking. However, if you’re looking for a nearby place for the kids to play, they all have playground equipment for the little ones to enjoy. Some areas like Dawson Pond Park, Cherrylawn Park, and Richardson Park among others have picnic tables for a nice lunch out with the family, and several locations have basketball courts as well.

If you’re looking for something a bit more widespread, the eight major parks in the area might be more your style. Galloway Lake Park includes playground equipment, several sports recreational facilities, and a dock and fishing area. Hawthorne Park also has a dock and athletic facilities, plus an open pavilion/shelter for visitors. Oakland Park houses a skate park inside of it in addition to some of the other amenities listed above. Beaudette Park has trail access for those looking for a hike in the woods.

There are many more parks in the area, too, so make sure to take a look at a list of the Pontiac, Michigan parks and plan your summer. Additionally, make sure to take a look at the nearby Huron-Clinton Metropark system and the various state-operated recreational areas in the region. You won’t regret it!

Being so close, in Bloomfield Hills, MI, all of us at Page Honda stop by this park all the time, and we love visiting!

Tips for Test Driving Used Cars

At Page Honda, we stand behind all of our vehicles—both new and used—and want you to know that when you buy from us, you buy the best, so we have tips for test driving used cars. We want you to feel confident in your purchase and encourage you to put our cars to the test during a test drive.

Before you even get behind the wheel on a test drive, you should visually examine the vehicle.

  • Check the tires to make sure they are worn evenly and that the tires match in size and brand.
  • Check under the car for fluid leaks, both with the engine on and off.
  • Look at the front corners of the car and along the side for any notice of body repair work.
  • Check the headlights, taillights, brake lights, and turn signals.
  • Check the door edges, hinges, and underneath the car for excessive rust.
  • Listen for any knocks, ticks, or hisses in the engine when running.
  • Check all the controls on the dash. Make sure the heat, air conditioner, and radio all work.

After your visual inspection, go for a test drive. As you drive the vehicle, focus on how the car accelerates, brakes, parks, and makes turns. Here are some things to check for:

  • Any vibrations?
  • Any odd noises?
  • Does the car pull to one side when you let go of the steering wheel?
  • Does the transmission shift smoothly?
  • Do the brakes work solidly?

We encourage you to truly put our vehicles to the test. We know they will succeed and will even help you find an empty parking lot to make it a true test drive!

Drive-In Movie Theaters Near Detroit, Michigan

Enjoy local drive-in movie theaters for the summer.
Enjoy local drive-in movie theaters for the summer.

We at Page Honda love two things—our cars and our movies. So it makes sense that this summer we are excited to go to some drive-in movie theaters!

Some people may have thought that the days of drive-in movie theaters have passed us by, but that is not true. Here is a list of our favorite drive-in movie theaters near Detroit.

US 23 Drive-In Theater. This drive-in is located near US-23 and the Bishop International Airport in Flint. It has a newly expanded movie concessions menu that has everything from burgers to cotton candy.

Compuware Arena Drive-In. Located in the Plymouth and is part of the Compuware Sports Arena complex. This offers double-feature movies on three screens. There are many specials during the weekday, so be sure to check out their daily specials.

Ford-Wyoming Drive-In. This drive-in is located in Dearborn and is known across the U.S. as being one of the most unique drive-in movie theaters. It has five screens and can seat 3,000 cars! It opened in 1951 and is open year-round for your movie enjoyment.

Capri Drive-In Theater. This theater does require a bit of a road trip, as it is about two hours west of Detroit in the town of Coldwater. It is open seven days a week, has two screens, and can hold about 900 cars. If you want to sit outside your car and need a portable radio, you can rent one at the Capri.

How to Inspect Your Windshield Wipers, Just in Time for Spring

Tips on how to inspect your windshield wipers.
Tips on how to inspect your windshield wipers.

Now that April showers are in full swing, you’ll need your windshield wipers more than ever before. To make sure that they’re working properly, here are some tips to inspect your windshield wipers:

  • Evaluate the actual blades, search for rust and corrosion, particularly around the edges
  • Look at the rubber squeegee, keeping an eye out for tears and rips
  • Check out your vehicle from a side angle to make sure that the contour of the windshield wiper corresponds to that of the windshield
  • Pull the windshield wipers away from the windshield, gently, to make sure they snap back comfortably once you let go
  • Double check that you have enough windshield wiper fluid to last throughout the season
  • And lastly, test them! If your windshield wipers don’t seem to be working as they should, get them fixed or replaced as soon as you can

For more safety tips, or to start our your spring season with a brand new car, visit us anytime at Page Honda of Bloomfield in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Incredible Honda March Sales See an Increase of More Than 9 Percent

Honda March sales are higher than ever!
Honda March sales are higher than ever!

So far, 2016 has been a remarkably strong year for the entire automotive industry, and Honda has been no exception. In fact, new reports indicate that Honda is performing better than ever, posting excellent sales stats this March.

Honda reported a 9.4 percent increase in sales over the month, due to car shipments and sales in both the Honda and Acura sub-divisions of the company.

Within the Honda division, a sales increase of 11 percent saw the sale of 123,369, while Acura saw a boost of 1.2 percent, with 14,852 deliveries.

The strongest culprit behind the astonishing sales was the Honda Civic, which broke its monthly record for the third month in a row, followed up by the Honda Accord, which saw an increase of 17 percent.

It’s no secret that Honda’s current lineup is its strongest yet, leading to such an incredible Honda March sales. If you’d like to explore it yourself, visit us anytime here at Page Honda of Bloomfield in Bloomfield Hills, MI!