Brand Loyalty can be an important part of your decisions to buy products. We all have trusted brands that we have used for years, and it’s hard to switch to something else because we know that the specific product or brand has done us well. It’s no different with cars.
It’s a very common situation to have clients come in that are on their 4th or 5th Honda. In some cases, Honda was their first car, and they have stuck with the brand ever since. The reliability and trust with the company and the product, as well as the VIP treatment that they get from their local parts and service centre keeps them coming back.
Honda works hard to keep clients coming back. As a manufacturer, they make sure that they listen to what their clients have to say about their vehicles, and make any changes needed to keep giving you what YOU want. They also do an amazing job with financing discounts for returning customers to help keep costs down on a quality and dependable car.
Any time you move from a Honda Finance to another Honda Finance, being either a Lease or a Purchase Finance, you automatically get a 1% discount on your financing rate. During amazing events like the Honda Checkered Flag event where Honda is offering 0.99%, YEAH!!! You do the math.
To all of you that currently drive a Honda…Thank you.
To anyone that has been considering a Honda, or has never had the experience of driving a Honda…let’s talk. Let’s start to build loyalty.
How quickly can I get my car?
Another question that I am asked often from my guests is, “How quickly can I get my car?”
Most of the time with buying a new car, there is a minimum of 48-hours from when you purchase the car until when you can pick it up. This time is needed to make sure we can get all of the papers, inspection, and detail in order to not only make sure that the car can be correctly registered, but also to make sure everything about the car needs the Honda standard, and a full detail is completed to clean it up from shipping.
Since I started in car sales, I have learned actually how many steps a car has to go through in order to be ready for you. It’s actually quite amazing how all of the departments work together to make sure everything is smooth for you. The goal is to remove as much work from you as possible to get your new car. This includes our Finance and Insurance Team getting notifying your insurance company of the change, and getting your license plates updated.
But now, back to the original question. How long can it take?
Well, if we have the vehicle you are looking for in stock, the average turn around time is 48-hours. If we have to locate the vehicle from another storage lot somewhere else in the province, we are sometimes at the mercy of those inventory managers picking up their phones and/or calling us back to confirm they still have what we are looking for. Then, once we know it’s there, we dispatch drivers to secure the vehicle for you. This can add a few days to the process.
And in other situation, we have the vehicle you are looking for already ordered and incoming on a truck. When that happens, we will have a projected date for you, so you will have a better idea as to when it may come in.
Of course…at the end of the day, the Henley Honda Team is 100% driven to get you into your new car. At the end of the day, we cannot get paid for our work until your car is delivered, so we are just as motivated as you are to make the connection.
The best way to get the car you want quickly is to purchase early in the production year to make sure there is a large inventory of color and model. Another great way is to have a couple color options so that we are able to get you projected dates on how quickly we can prepare a vehicle for you.
Are you looking for a new vehicle? Let’s talk about availability.
Everything and every one has a history. A series of events that brought them to now and helped them form into the person or the company that they are today. But history can tell a lot about a person or a company…so pay attention.
Since I have been working with Honda, I have been doing a lot of research into the past. It’s important for me to work with a company that feel good about and a company that I can share values with. Honda is 100% that company.
The history and the culture created with Honda is amazing. The company has literally been formed out of ashes and through hard work and determination, become one of the world leaders in motor products. Not just with cars, but also with motorcycles, and small engines.
Check out this video that touches a little on the History and how Honda was formed. It’s an oldie, but it’s still fun to watch.
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As an ongoing thank you for your purchase and your support, I’m going to show the love back to my guests for their trust and their purchase.
Starting this month, I will be giving away a detail package every month as a way of saying Thank you. This is an amazing opportunity to keep your Honda clean and looking new.
That’s right! Every month, one lucky person that has purchased a car from me will win a Silver Package Detail from me. The Silver Package is valued at $98.88, but you could win one…for Free!!!
To be included in the give-away, you have to have purchased a car from me. And once you have, you are entered for life. Every month, you name will be put in the draw. Every car from here on out will get you entered for a chance to win.
I wish you all good luck.
I will contact the winner each month to let them know about their prize.
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Needs change from day to day, and this can include the need for a new or different vehicle. Sometimes, people are in Finance or Leases that they don’t believe they can get out of, or they feel trapped. That’s not a good thing.
Every day, I hear from guests that say, “I wish I could get out of my lease for me truck.” And they are forcing themselves to pay for a vehicle or a situation they don’t want to be in. You don’t have to!
Come and talk to me on how I can get you out of your finance or lease and into a new vehicle that fits your current wants and needs. I did it, and I’m in a better situation for it.
You always look under the hood, but how often to you get to look under the car?
Honda has always focused on vehicle design that is effective and innovative. It’s not always prettiest vehicle offered on the market, but underneath it’s skin is an army of designers with a mission on create a vehicle that will outlast the competition while saving fuel and exceeding your performance expectations.
Whenever possible, I like to check out the chassis and design of parts that you can’t see. The things that for most vehicles are an after thought. This is where you can truly see the level of detail that a manufacturer puts into their cars.
Next time your car is in for service, ask to see what it looks like underneath. Do you see the level of attention that you expect in your car?
Come and check out what Honda has to offer
Over the past few years, I have been driving a 2012 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Super Crew. You know, that new V6 Twin Turbo motor that was supposed to get 14L/100km City and 9.6L/100km Highway? Well, those numbers were significantly under estimated, and I calculated with the average fuel price of $1.30 per litre, I was paying $25 per 100km I was driving in the city. Yikes!!
But don’t worry, things have changed. Since I got into my new 2014 Honda Civic EX, I have broken off my dependency and torrid relationship with gas stations. Gone are the days that I had to put $50 into the truck every few days, and now I’m only putting $50 in the car every week and a half.
Obviously, I knew long ago that I was going to have to make a change in vehicle, but I was afraid what the negative equity from the truck would do to the payment of my new car. Yes, absorbing a sizable amount of negative equity into a new car lease does change the monthly numbers a bit, but the fuel savings alone more than make up for the difference. It was a no brainer to make the move.
Maybe my F150 to Civic story is a bit extreme of an example. It we are comparing apples to oranges with use and size of vehicle, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t benefit from better fuel economy from a car to a car as well.
With the new CVT Tranmission, and updates to the Civics engine and exhaust, you will see an improvement in fuel mileage from most cars. Even the 2013 year Civic models. And if your car is 5+ years old, it’s efficiency will have dropped and you will be using more fuel than when the car was new.
With the ever fluctuating prices of fuel, the one thing that’s certain is that you need to find a comfortable and safe car that uses as little gas as possible to maximize your savings. Every dollar you spend on fuel can’t be returned. It’s gone. But can you spend less?
Maybe it’s time we look at the numbers. Come check out a new car and we can see if it’s financially responsible for you to upgrade to something more fuel efficient.
Few people can say that they are excited to go to work every day. A lot of people see work as a nessicary evil, or a means to an end. Something that you have to do so that you can afford to do the things that you want to do.
I used to be like that. 6 months ago, I took a huge dive into the unknown. Left everything that I had known for the last 15 years, and started a new career in car sales. Was this a good choice? Ohhhhh yes!
Now, I’m working at something that I love, with a team of amazing people. A team of people who’s sole focus is to make sure our guests get top notch service. Not only when they step into the dealership, but extending out to their day to day lives.
Purchasing a car is a big decision, and not one to be taken lightly. We know that. We also know that you want the best car for your money, but that you also want great after purchase support. Well…that’s what Henley Honda and Subaru of Niagara excel at. It’s an amazing feeling.
Our teams here do not ‘pass the buck.’ We do not boggle around problems until someone eventually takes care of it while you shake your head. Instead, we tackle concerns head on to make sure it’s dealt with immediatly and with little to no impact to you as our guest.
Do you get service like this with your current auto dealer?
How about this…
Come and see me. Let me introduce you to our team. I’ll show you the difference and IF you are ever looking for a car in the future, maybe you will look to us first.
Cars are a culture. They are a passion. And in some cases, they are sickness. I think I call into the last category. Every since I was a kid, I have been addicted to cars.
Since I can’t drive them all in real life, sometimes I turn to video games to get my fix. But with the way the games are built these days, with the right set up, the feeling is almost real.
Honda is a big part of these games. For the new 2014 Civic Si, Forza Motorsports was the first game to get the full detail of the new car and make it alive in a video game.
Within the game, you could drive and car a digital replica of the Si, along with a list of other Honda cars to challenge the world.
Check out the video for an amazing view of the Civic Si in the digital world. You can check out the game for other amazing Honda cars from history.
Forza Motorsports 5 Honda Cars: http://www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/games/fm5/cars/honda
Last week, Honda US celebrated an amazing milestone. 20 Million auto’s made in the US.
This is an absolutely amazing milestone for Honda. This not only shows Honda’s commitment to North America, but also North America’s commitment to Honda.
This year, Honda also celebrated the amazing feat of exporting more cars than they import, and enjoy the feeling of having 95% of all their auto’s made in North America. Later this year when Honda Mexico starts making the Fit’s. That will improve the number to up to 100%. AMAZING!!!!
Honda has done very well with their key philosophies and values. It’s something we can all be proud of.
Great work Honda!