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Honda Accord Earned the 2017 10Best Cars from Car and Driver!

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Honda Accord Earned the 2017 10Best Cars from Car and Driver!

The Honda Accord has won Car and Driver 10Best award for many years. It’s earned the 10Best recognition more times than any other car over the 35-year history of the award. That’s impressive!

The Honda Accord has remained on the list through multiple redesigns and improvements. For the 2016 model year, the Accord received a host of upgrades, including dynamic new styling, retuned suspension, available Honda Sensing™ safety and driver-assistive technologies, and available advanced connectivity with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™.

Stop by Wilde East Towne Honda today and take the Honda Accord for a test drive. We guarantee you’ll enjoy the ride! Also, stay up to date with us on Facebook and to read more Honda news like this one.

Source: hondanews.com

Used 2016 Honda HR-V EX-L

Used Car of the Week- 2016 Honda HR-V EX-L

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This Used 2016 Honda HR-V EX-L comes with Navigation, Heated Seats, Leather Seats, Locally Owned, Locally Serviced, Honda Certified, One Owner, Accident Free Carfax, Wilde East Towne Honda Original! (Bought Here, and Traded-in Here), Remainder Factory Warranty, Power Tilt and Sliding Sunroof, Power Driver’s Seat, Top Rated In Class, and Amazing Gas Mileage.

Imagine yourself behind the wheel of this fantastic-looking Used 2016 Honda HR-V EX-L. Your garage will only be the second one this one-owner HR-V has parked in, and you can definitely see the pride of ownership it experienced in that first garage. Honda Certified Pre-Owned means you not only get the reassurance of a 12mo/12,000 mile limited warranty, but also up to a 7yr/100k mile powertrain warranty, a 182-point inspection/reconditioning.

EXPERTS CONCLUDE:

“Honda is well known for producing efficient, fun-to-drive and fun-to-own vehicles at affordable price points. The new 2016 HR-V is the latest of the breed. Roomy interior and seating; versatile cargo loading thanks to unique rear seat; high fuel economy; excellent outward visibility.” – Edmunds.com

WHY BUY FROM US:

Wilde East Towne Honda is Wisconsin’s newest, state of the art, facility! Visit us to experience the exceptional service that has helped us earn the Honda President’s Award each year since opening. Recognized as the Wisconsin DealerRater Dealer of the Year for 2014 and 2015, our family friendly staff look forward to serving all your automotive needs.

DIRECTIONS

Located on Madison’s East Side, we are just 2 miles South of Sun Prairie off Hwy 151/90/94.

Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that, for various reasons, may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov. For more deals from our dealership, follow Wilde East Towne Honda on Twitter or Like us on Facebook!

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Oil Change Winner – David H. from Beaver Dam, 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 passing by, stop in and sign up!

For the month of November, our winner is David H. from Beaver Dam, WI. Congratulations David!

Previous Winners

We would like to congratulate our previous winners from the last 12 months:

November 2015 Lisa L. Lake Mills, WI
December 2015 David F. Madison, WI
January 2016 Francesca F. Madison, WI
February 2016 Lesa V. Westfield, WI
March 2016 Susan G. Sun Prairie, WI
April 2016 David M. Sun Prairie, WI
May 2016 Peter V. Cambridge, WI
June 2016 Randy K. Sun Prairie, WI
July 2016 Tara U. Madison, WI
August 2016 Randy M. Madison, WI
September 2016 Valerie E. Madison, WI
October 2016 Dale W. Madison, WI
November 2016 David H. Beaver Dam, 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 lounge.

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

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Employee Spotlight – Renee Skow

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Every week 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 week the spotlight is on Renee Skow. Renee is one of our Sales and Leasing Consultants.

The Scoop…

  • Name: Renee Skow
  • Department: New Car Sales
  • Length of time at WETH: 4 months
  • Length of time in the automotive industry: 4 months

My life by demographics…

  • My hometown is Jackson, WI
  • I currently reside in Dousman, WI
  • My family consists of my husband Steven, daughter Melanie-18, son Aidan- 11, daughter Hailey- 9 and Tucker the dog- 4

Cars, cars, cars-everything cars…

  • My first car was a 1979 Chrysler Newport
  • I currently drive a Honda Odyssey & Porsche Cayenne
  • While I am driving, I listen to Sirius XM Fly, love songs or 90s hair bands- depends on my mood
  • My favorite thing about cars are – all of the new features every year
  • I have owned way too many cars to count
  • My favorite vintage car is The 1969 Charger my Mom had when I was a small child

A few of my favorite things…

  • My favorite day of the week is Sunday
  • My favorite movie is Terms of Endearment
  • My favorite animal is my dog
  • My favorite band is Not a band but… Marvin Gaye
  • My favorite restaurant is Bullwinkle’s Brookfield (sports, food, and fun!)
  • My favorite sport is FOOTBALL
  • My favorite ice cream flavor is Cookies and Cream

What makes me tick…

  • My hobbies include traveling to see Packers & Brewers in various cities and anything with my family
  • If I could have any superpower, it would be healing others
  • My favorite part of working at WETH is my awesome coworkers and great customers
  • If I could spend the day with one person (deceased or alive) I would choose my Grandparents (couldn’t choose one over the other)
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Stay Safe at Home During the Holidays

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The holidays bring family and friends together to celebrate the joys of the season. With lights, candles and good food we often forget about the hidden dangers that could cause house fires and injury. It’s scary to think that there is an estimated average of 210 reported home structure fires per year, according to a National Fire Protection Association study, resulting in an annual average of 7 civilian fire deaths, 19 civilian fire injuries, and $17.5 million in direct property damage. Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day rank as the peak days for kitchen fires. With such a large risk of damaging your home, it’s important to stay alert and practice safety even during the hustle and bustle of the holidays. We’ve gathered up a list of high-risk fire starters that you should be mindful of.

Cooking:

Making sure you don’t burn your food should be taken seriously. Oven fires are the most common around the holidays. When cooking, stay in the kitchen, most fires occur because food is left unattended. Also, keep all potholders and oven mitts clear of the stovetop but in reach in case of quick action needed. For more cooking safety tips allstate.com has a great list that will help keep your kitchen fire free.

Christmas Trees:

You should pick a freshly cut tree, as they are more resistant to ignition. Also, keep your tree watered and away from open candles. You should also check lights for damaged sockets, frayed or bare wires and loose connections. Before you leave or go to sleep, you should turn off your lights in case they get hot or a faulty wire sparks a fire. At the end of the season, please properly dispose of your tree and consider recycling it. You can find Madison’s holiday tree collection information here: cityofmadison.com

Extension Cords:

Available for our convenience, we often misuse extension cords. Use the one and done rule, find the correct length extension cord as well as correct amperage and only use that one for one outlet. You should not plug an extension cord into an extension cord. Made to be laid flat without restrictions, a cord should not be shut in a door, walked on/driven over or ran under a carpet.

Candles:

An open flame on the end of a candle can quickly become a fire hazard if not carefully monitored. By following three simple rules, candles can be enjoyed safely. Rule one, never leave a burning candle unattended. Rule two, never burn a candle on or near anything that might catch fire. Rule three, keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. For more tips on candle safety, visit candles.org.

Smoke Detectors:

Here to warn us of detected smoke, we often forget to change the batteries in our smoke detectors. One way to remember is to pick a time of year that you’ll remember and make that your annual smoke detector battery changing day. You should also check your smoke detector once a month to make sure it works by pressing the test button on the detector. It’s also recommended to replace your smoke detector when they are 10 years old. Most importantly, develop an exit plan for the family in case there is a fire. It’s better to be safe and have a plan than to find yourself in the unthinkable situation.

With these tips in mind, we hope you have a great holiday season while staying safe! Like tips like this? Follow us on Facebook and check out our Website for great deals!

Photo credit: State Farm, Candle flame via Flickr Attribution – CC By 2.0

Featured Service Special- Oil, Lube and Filter Special

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Honda Named 2017 Best Vehicle Brand Awards!

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We are excited that Honda has been named Best SUV Brand in U.S.News 2017 Best Vehicle Brand Awards. A total of four Honda SUV brands made the cut, including the HR-V, CR-V, Pilot, and Odyssey.

HR-V

The HR-V is the newest subcompact SUV to the Honda lineup and has become quite popular. Its modern style features a smooth, flowing shape that evokes a strong contemporary edge that will attract your eye. With this new addition, Honda kept it simple with three trim levels: LX, EX, and EX-L with Navigation. All HR-V models are equipped with a USB audio interface, Bluetooth, HandsFreeLink, a rearview camera, and steering wheel-mounted controls. This stylish hatchback has become a favorite for those who want the feel of driving a car but the versatility of an SUV.

CR-V

Sized between the HR-V and the Pilot is the Honda CR-V. The CR-V is a classic favorite among adventure seekers or on-the-go families. It has a roomy interior that offers conveniences such as inner door handles that unlock the front doors with a single pull, a one-touch lever that drops and folds the rear seat, and additional storage space. All models feature hill start assist and are available in AWD transmission. Modern, advanced technology helps Honda keep the CR-V ahead of the competition. Some favorite technology features include USB Audio Interface, Bluetooth, HandsFreeLink that features wireless streaming audio capability, a 5-inch color intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) and much more! See for yourself why the Honda CR-V made U.S.News 2017 Best Vehicle Brand Awards by giving us a call today at 608-268-6130.

Pilot

One of Honda’s larger SUV segments, the Pilot, has been redesigned for 2016 and will carry on the new design into 2017. The Pilot is stylish, versatile and top of it’s class. With three-row seating, it can seat up to eight people, or you can fold the seats down and it becomes a cargo-hauler extraordinaire. It’s also built for efficiency, with the fuel-saving direct-injection and Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) systems, and numerous other fuel-saving measures, the Pilot can help save big on operating costs.

Odyssey

Finally, the Honda Odyssey may not be considered an SUV, but it still made the list (as well as other minivans) for U.S.News 2017 Best Vehicle Brand Awards! A benchmark vehicle in its category, the Honda Odyssey has the highest owner-retention rates among Honda vehicles as well as other brands. It breaks the minivan stereotype with a dynamic, energetic and memorable wind-crafted body design. With a 6-speed transmission on all trim levels, every Honda Odyssey gives you excellent brake feel and a smooth, quiet ride quality while still receiving exceptional fuel-economy ratings. Made with family in mind, it will seat up to eight occupants with ease and comfort!

For more information about all our Honda SUV 2017 Best Vehicle Brand Awards, talk to one of our knowledgeable Sales and Leasing Consultants today at 608-242-5500! Also, check out our website for great deals and like us on Facebook.

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Win up to a $100 Visa Gift Card by Participating in our Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest!

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For the first time ever, we are holding an Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest for our customers. We are pretty excited about it! Our Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest will be held from 9am to 8pm on Monday, December 12, 2016. To enter, all you have to do is stop by our dealership at 5555 High Crossing Blvd, Madison, WI wearing your ugliest holiday sweater and let us take a picture of you. We will post your picture on our Facebook page by 9pm and it’s up to you to get family and friends to like your picture. The picture with the most likes wins (likes must be on original picture).

By participating, you could win up to a $100 Visa gift card!

1st place: $100 Visa gift card
2nd place: $75 Visa gift card
3rd place: $50 Visa gift card

Winners will be announced by 3pm Wednesday, December 14, 2016, on Facebook.

We look forward to seeing all your Ugly Holliday Sweater creations and good luck!

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Employee Spotlight – Chad Wojtysiak

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Every week 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 week the spotlight is on Chad Wojtysiak. Chad is our Customer Relations Manager.

The Scoop…

  • Name: Chad Wojtysiak
  • Department: Business Development Center
  • Length of time at WETH: 4 years (opening crew!)
  • Length of time in the automotive industry: 12 years

My life by demographics…

  • My hometown is Cloquet, MN
  • I currently reside in Sun Prairie, WI
  • My family consists of my wife, 2 kids (9 and almost 4) and a very talkative cat

Cars, cars, cars-everything cars…

  • My first car was a 1989 Dodge Daytona
  • I currently drive a 2004 Toyota Sienna or Prius
  • While I am driving, I listen to the sounds of the road
  • My favorite thing about cars are the ability to travel great distances in a (relatively) short period of time
  • I have owned 8 vehicles (Dodge Daytona, Toyota Celica, Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Wagon, Geo Prizm, Toyota Sienna and Toyota Prius)
  • My favorite vintage car is a DeLorean – provided it does time travel

A few of my favorite things…

  • My favorite day of the week is Today
  • My favorite movie is a classic swashbuckling adventure – The Princess Bride
  • My favorite animal is a Siamese cat
  • My favorite band is Pearl Jam
  • My favorite restaurant is Brocah Irish Pub
  • My favorite sport is Cycling
  • My favorite ice cream flavor is Mint Chip – though Cookie Dough is making a strong push

What makes me tick…

  • My hobbies include – Outdoor adventures – hiking, biking, geocaching, camping. Indoor adventures – movies, board games, the occasional book.
  • If I could have any superpower, it would be The idea of choosing an individual superpower is overwhelming. It makes me think of the moment from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – you must choose, but choose wisely! If it were the ability of a superhero, then Superman would be great – because then I could travel and not need a car! But if it were just flight alone, traveling would be more of a challenge – I wouldn’t be able to carry someone with me – the super strength is equally important! All that being said, I suppose teleportation.
  • My favorite part of working at WETH is: My job allows me to be involved with outside organizations and doing things in and for the local community.

Featured Service Special- Timing Belt Replacement

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