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Fast Fact – Recalls – What to Know!

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For many, the word “recall” brings out feelings of anxiety, irritation or fear. It may help if you try to think of a recall as an extension of the manufacturer’s continued commitment to the consumer’s safety, according to kbb.com. Recalls can range from minor to serious. Often times there is no need to worry, your vehicle is not going to suddenly breakdown. Typically, recalls are done as a precautionary measure and the manufacturer is insuring the publics safety. Unless you are told to stop driving your vehicle, you don’t have to fear the worse. When you decide to take your vehicle in for a recall, in most cases it will cost you nothing. Manufacturers are given a grace period after the recall has been issued to coordinate a plan of action and to make sure supplies are stocked in order to fulfill the recall requirements. Making an appointment for your recall is the best way to make sure they have the correct part.

Manufacturers are required to notify you by mail in the event of a recall. If you are worried your vehicle may have a recall, you can check online or contact one of our friendly Service Advisors and they can assist you. To check for a recall, have your vehicle identification number (VIN) ready. Dealerships are most often the only authorized company to fix recalls. Each dealership may cater to only one brand of vehicle. For example, Wilde East Towne Honda is an authorized dealership to fix all Honda recalls.

If you would like to find out more on how to handle recalls, look up recall information or search by vin, contact us today or visit www.nhtsa.gov. Also, don’t forget to Like us on Facebook!

2014 Honda Accord Sport – $19,900

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**ONE-OWNER**, *NON SMOKER*, *HONDA CERTIFIED*, 4 YEAR OR 48,000 MILE COMPREHENSIVE WARRANTY, 7 YEAR OR 100,000 MILE POWERTRAIN WARRANTY, ACCIDENT FREE CARFAX, INCLUDES: FULL TANK OF GAS, UNLIMITED CAR WASHES FOR LIFETIME OF OWNERSHIP & 1ST OIL CHANGE!!!, And WILDE CERTIFIED—- 30 DAY PREFFERED WARRANTY INCLUDED.

You’ll be hard pressed to find a cleaner 2014 Honda Accord than this fuel-efficient gem. Such a refined car, with a gas-saving powerplant, does not come up for grabs very often, so you better act fast.

WILDE EAST TOWNE HONDA IS WISCONSIN’S NEWEST STATE OF THE ART HONDA FACILITY!!! DEALERRATER “DEALER OF THE YEAR” 2014!!! HONDA PRESIDENTS AWARD WINNER EVERY YEAR OF BUSINESS!!! WE STRIVE TO BE YOU.

 

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Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival 2015

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For the third year in a row, our employees are excited to volunteer at the Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival! The Sweet Corn Festival is a long standing tradition for the Sun Prairie community and surrounding areas. Paired with great music, rides and sweet corn, the festival attracts over 100,000 attendees every year. We hope to see many familiar faces in the crowd. Stop by and say Hello! We will be located in the Corn Shed on Sunday, August 23rd from noon to 4pm.

The annual Sweet Corn Festival starts on Thursday, August 20th and goes through Sunday, August 23rd at Angell Park in Sun Prairie, WI. The event kicks off with a parade down Main Street, Thursday at 6pm. From Thursday night to Sunday, attendees can enjoy a carnival complete with rides and games, food booths, live bands, craft show, petting zoo, kiddie corner with large inflatables, family entertainment and much more!

Admission for gate walk-in is at a low price of $1.00/person on Saturday and Sunday. Children age 6 and under are free admission, and if you park on the grounds, admission is included in the price. Parking is $5.00/vehicle. For unlimited entrance to the Festival, buttons are $1.50. Steamed sweet corn is available on Saturday and Sunday only from noon to 7pm. A tote of corn is $7.00 and single ears are $2.00. Uncooked corn is available to purchase on Saturday and Sunday for $10.00/grocery bag.

For a complete detailed list of all activities, please visit the sunprairiechamber.com website. Also, check out our great deals on our website and stay up-to-date with us on Facebook!

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Service Special – 15% off A/C Repairs

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Plus tax & fees. Valid only on Honda vehicles at Wilde East Towne Honda. Must present coupon at time of write-up. Coupon not valid with any other offer, discount or previous purchase. Other restrictions may apply. Void where prohibited. See service advisor for details. Offer ends 7/31/15.

Please print this page to use as your coupon

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Pint It Recipe – Jello Shaved Ice!

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Welcome to our “Pin It Recipe” blog where we find delicious recipes on Pinterest and share them with you once a month! To see more recipes and other cool pins, check out our profile at pinterest.com/wildeethonda.

Stay cool this summer with homemade shaved ice. Thanks to tipsfromatypicalmomblog.com, this great summer recipe has only three ingredients. The ingredients include: boiling water, sprite or similar soda and a box of any flavor Jello. Please visit  tipsfromatypicalmomblog.com for the measurements and directions. 

Once ready, serve immediately and enjoy! Make sure to eat your shaved ice fast, the hot weather will melt it in no time. You can also try making multi-color shaved ice treats with different flavor Jello’s. 

For more recipe ideas, visit our Pinterest page and stay up-to-date with us on Facebook! Don’t forget to check out our Website for great deals everyday!

Photo credit: lovinkat, Yum! Shave ice via Flicker Attribution CCBY 2.0

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Honda Named “Best Value Brand” and “Best Overall Brand”

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We are excited that Honda has been named Best Value Brand and Best Overall Brand once again by new-car shoppers in KBB.com’s 2015 Brand Image Awards based on the company’s Brand Watch™ study. From Best Overall Brands to Best Car Styling Brand, KBB.com’s Brand Image Awards highlight the top brands in a variety of categories. This year marks the fourth year that Honda has been named “Best Value Brand” and the third consecutive year it has been recognized as “Best Overall Brand” by non-luxury car shoppers, according to honda.com.

“These awards from KBB.com demonstrate that customers continue to recognize the tremendous quality and value of our products, which are at the heart of the incredible competitive strength of the Honda brand,” said Jeff Conrad, Honda division senior vice president and general manager at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We take this recognition from our customers as a mandate to continue building the highest quality, longest lasting vehicles on the road.”

Each year, the Brand Watch™ study tracks consumers’ brand perceptions, gathers the results and presents them in Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards. Brand Watch is an online brand and model perception tracking study tapping into 12,000 in-market new-vehicle shoppers annually on Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. For more information on the 2015 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards, check out their website at KBB.com.

We are always doing fun things at Wilde East Towne Honda! Stay up-to-date with us on Facebook and we have great deals in-store and on our Website.

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Used Car of the Week – 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT

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**SERVICE RECORDS AVAILABLE**, LOCALLY OWNED, LOCALLY SERVICED, INCLUDES: FULL TANK OF GAS, UNLIMITED CAR WASHES FOR LIFETIME OF OWNERSHIP & 1ST OIL CHANGE!!!, And WILDE CERTIFIED—- 30 DAY PREFFERED WARRANTY INCLUDED.

How alluring is this superb 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan? Designated by Consumer Guide as a 2009 Minivan Best Buy. The quality of this terrific Grand Caravan is sure to make it a favorite among our educated buyers.

  • Air conditioning
  • Front air conditioning zones – Dual
  • Rear air conditioning – With separate controls
  • AC power outlet – 1
  • Adjustable pedals – Power
  • Audio controls on steering wheel
  • Rear defogger
  • External temperature display
  • Tachometer
  • Trip computer
  • Remote power door locks
  • Power heated mirrors
  • Power windows with 2 one-touch
  • Cruise control
  • Power steering
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Universal remote transmitter
  • Clock – In-radio display
  • Compass

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Employee Spotlight – July 2015 – Gail Peterson

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By Heather Porter

Every month we will be featuring one of our employee’s in our Employee Spotlight for a chance to get to know them a little better. This month the spotlight is on Gail Peterson. Gail works in our admin office as our Pre-owned Processor.

The Scoop On…

  • Name: Gail Peterson
  • Department: Office
  • Length of time at WETH: From the start – December 2012
  • Length of time in the automotive industry:  41 years

My life by demographics…

  • My hometown is Deerfield, WI
  • I currently reside in Madison, WI
  • My family consists of my two brothers and their families

Cars, cars, cars-everything cars…

  • My first car was a Buick Skylark
  • I currently drive a Dodge Stratus
  • While I am driving, I listen to Oldies on 94.9
  • My favorite season to drive in is summer
  • I have owned one Buick, two Oldsmobile’s and two Dodge’s. I usually drive them till they drop.
  • My favorite vintage car is 1969 Corvette

A few of my favorite things…

  • My favorite day of the week is Saturday
  • My favorite movie is My Blue Heaven
  • My favorite animal is a dog
  • My favorite band is The Beatles
  • My favorite restaurant is Olive Garden
  • My favorite sport is Volley Ball
  • My favorite ice cream flavor is Candy Bar

What makes me tick…

  • My hobbies are gambling and going to  craft fairs.
  • If I could have any super power, it would be reading people’s minds.
  • My favorite part of working at WETH is the people.
  • If I could spend the day with one person (deceased or alive) I would choose Tom, the love of my life.
  • During my free time, I like to play games on the internet and watch TV.
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Difference Between the Honda CR-V and HR-V

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Everyone is still buzzing about the new release of the 2016 Honda HR-V. The best thing is, we have a few in-stock! Lined up with last year’s model CR-V, the 2016 HR-V blends right in with the crossover segment. Even though they look similar, they couldn’t be more different.

Although they have similar names, they both have different meanings. The Honda CR-V means “Compact Recreational Vehicle” while the Honda HR-V means “Hi-rider Revolutionary Vehicle.” The HR-V was introduced to cater to the demand for vehicles with SUV-like qualities along with maneuverability, performance and fuel economy of a smaller car. Both vehicles also handle differently than each other. The 2016 Honda HR-V is smaller and weighs nearly 300 pounds less in overall curb weight compared to the 2015 Honda CR-V. The CR-V is more powerful allowing it to tow up to 1500 lbs. while towing is not recommended on the HR-V. Even with the difference in power and handling, both deliver similar fuel economy.

Check out our graph for more comparisons between the 2015 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Honda HR-V. For a full comparison, check out Honda Comparison HERE.

2015 Honda CR-V
LX AWD CVT

VS

2016 Honda HR-V
LX AWD CVT

2.4-Liter

Engine

1.8-Liter

185@6400

Horsepower @ rpm

141@6500

15.3

Fuel Capacity (gal.)

13.2

*28

Combined Fuel-Economy (City/Highway)

*29

179.4

Length (in.)

169.1

104.1

Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)

100.1

70.9

Maximum Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)

57.6

Standard

Rearview Camera

Standard

Standard

Front and Rear Side Curtain Airbags

Standard

Standard

Vehicle Stability Control System

Standard

*Use mileage figures for comparison only. Actual mileage may vary.

We encourage you to come and experience the comparison first-hand today, at Wilde East Towne Honda! Call us at 608-268-6130, and we will set you up with an knowledgable sales and leasing consultant. We also love walk-in’s, so don’t be shy, come in today!

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Oil Change Winner – Diann S. from Cottage Grove, WI

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Every month, our customers have a chance to win free oil changes for a year! To enter, write down your name, address, phone number and e-mail on an entry slip and place it in our round fishbowl located on our Cashier’s desk. At the end of each month, a winner is randomly selected. Winners are contacted by e-mail and have an entire year of free oil changes to look forward to. Next time you are in for a service or you are just passing by, stop in and sign up!

For the month of May, our winner is Diann S. from Cottage Grove, WI. Congratulations Diann!

We would like to congratulate our previous winners:

September 2013  Kelly R. Madison, WI
October 2013 Steven H. Stoughton, WI
November 2013 Craig T. Sun Prairie, WI
December 2013 Diane E. Stoughton, WI
January 2014 Judy B. Madison, WI
February 2014 Sue D. Madison, WI
March 2014 Andrew K.  Madison, WI
April 2014 Jim K. Sun Prairie, WI
May 2014 David L. Sun Prairie, WI
June 2014 Tony Z. Beaver Dam, WI
July 2014 Kelly S. Cottage Grove, WI
August 2014 Mark S. Sun Prairie, WI
September 2014  Cori V. Schaumburg, IL
October 2014 Linda A. Cottage Grove, WI
November 2014 Wendy N. Sun Prairie, WI
December 2014 Kally T. Deforest, WI
January 2015 Lisa F. Sun Prairie, WI
February 2015 Lisa S. Sun Prairie, WI
March 2015 Ron B. Madison, WI
April 2015 Anand P. Sun Prairie, WI
May 2015 Pablo C. Madison, WI
June 2015 Diann S. Cottage Grove, WI

Congratulations once again to our winners! If you would like a chance to win free oil changes for a year, stop by our facility and fill out an entry form. Our Cashier’s desk is located right off our customer service waiting lounge.

Please visit our website and our Facebook page for more upcoming events and giveaways!