Vehicle Spotlight: 2013 Dodge Dart

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Each week, we use our blog to showcase one of the best pre-owned vehicles on our lot. We’re pretty sure you’ll love what you see. And, if it turns out the featured car isn’t what you have in mind, simply head over to www.donayreshonda.net to check out our entire inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles.

Turn some heads when you zip through town in this sporty 2013 Dodge Dart!

The pre-owned vehicle is in fantastic condition, and it has never been involved in an accident (it comes with a blemish-free Carfax report, which gives you added peace of mind).

Plus, the car was just serviced, and it gets excellent fuel economy, too.

Want to know more? Head over the the car’s online listing to see an overview of its many great features. Then, you’re more than welcome to stop by the dealership to see it in person. Our friendly sales and leasing consultants would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Driving in fog

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You wake up in the morning, and a thick blanket of fog has descended over the city. Before long, the all-too-familiar list of school delays begins to scroll across the bottom of your TV screen. So,  what exactly do you need to know before you attempt to make your way through town?

Fog, which reduces visibility, can also create the illusion that you’re driving in slow motion — even when you’re traveling at a normal or high rate of speed. It’s  important to play it safe. Here are a few helpful tips:

  • Use low-beam headlights. Using your “brights” or high-beam lights can actually make it harder to see. That’s because fog reflects off bright lights, further decreasing visibility.
  • Slow down! You may feel like you have your speed under control, but it’s hard to tell when you’re driving in fog. Check your speedometer often.
  • Listen up! If you’re having a hard time seeing other cars, remember that other drivers may have a hard time seeing you. It’s important to use your other senses. Turn off the radio and consider opening your a window a crack so you can hear approaching vehicles.
  • If road signs and lane markers are difficult to see, try using the right edge of the road as a guide. It’s a much safer bet than the center line.
  • Keep your windows clear. Use your wipers and window defrost to make sure you’re not further limiting your visibility.

Customer Mailbox: A super long-distance sale

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As always, we love to hear from our satisfied customers. Thanks to John, who recently submitted a DealerRater.com review after making a long-distance purchase. Thanks also to everyone who takes the time to keep in touch with us via Facebook, Twitter, email and good ‘ole fashioned snail mail. Keep those letters coming!

I did a ton of online research to find a very good condition, low-ish miles 2009 Pontiac G8 GT to trade my great 2010 Camaro SS in for. Found it at Ayres. Jeff and the team worked with me very well on this long-distance transaction (I live 215 miles away). In addition to the many pics of the vehicle on their site, Jeff created and sent two personalized videos showing me the car up close from all conceivable angles. It was akin to a virtual in-person look. When I was satisfied of the condition of the car, the price negotiations for the trade-in/buy were conducted in a spirited but fair manner. I ended up driving to Fort Wayne from the Cincinnati area on a Saturday. Jeff was away on a trip, but Caleb stood in for him admirably. Nice guy. Everything went extremely smoothly once there and I was driving my “new” car home within an hour or so. The car I purchased was exactly as advertised and I still feel like I got a fair price. I am completely happy with it and my Ayres experience. Seems like a top-notch dealership.

Vehicle Spotlight: 2013 Honda Civic Sedan

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Each week, we use our blog to showcase one of the best pre-owned vehicles on our lot. We’re pretty sure you’ll love what you see. And, if it turns out the featured car isn’t what you have in mind, simply head over to www.donayreshonda.net to check out our entire inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles.

Looking for a new set of wheels? Today, we give you 10 reasons you might want to take a look at this spiffy 2013 Honda Certified Civic Sedan:

10. The car has had just one previous owner: a non-smoker.

9. You can stay connected, thanks to the car’s Bluetooth capabilities.

8. You’ll get excellent fuel economy.

7. When you put the car in reverse, the car’s backup camera provides a crystal-clear view of anything in your path.

6. The car is Honda Certified. That means it has passed a thorough, 150-point inspection.

5. The car has never been involved in an accident, and it comes with a perfect Carfax report.

4. You enjoy the sights and smells of a beautiful fall day, thanks to the car’s sunroof. 

3. The car is in excellent condition, and it was serviced recently.

2. With Don Ayres Honda’s Internet Value Promise, you know you’re getting the most competitive price around.

1. You’ll drive away with a 12-month, 12,000-mile limited warranty and up to a 7-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

View the car’s online listing. Then, feel free to stop by the dealership so you can check it out in person!

August Salespeople of the Month

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Each month, we have a company-wide tradition of recognizing the two sales and leasing consultants who sell the greatest number of cars – one in our Honda sales department and one in our pre-owned sales department.

For the month of August, our top salespeople are Gabe Tichenor (new car sales) and Cleveland Brock (pre-owned car sales). Congratulations, Gabe and Cleveland!

From the kitchen of Jeanne Cluts

Jeanne Cluts has worked in the Don Ayres office for about 15 years, and she also happens to be a pretty phenomenal cook! Every so often, Jeanne passes along one of her amazing recipes. Here, she shares a great recipe for Haddock Bake, an easy family meal that tastes great!

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Vehicle Spotlight: 2011 Chrysler 200

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Each week, we use our blog to showcase one of the best pre-owned vehicles on our lot. We’re pretty sure you’ll love what you see. And, if it turns out the featured car isn’t what you have in mind, simply head over to www.donayreshonda.net to check out our entire inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles.

Looking for a fantastic car? You’ll definitely want to check out this pre-owned 2011 Chrysler 200. The car comes with loads of great features, including:

  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Dynamic stability control
  • A digital information center
  • Keyless entry
  • A security system
  • Tinted windows
  • SIRIUS satellite radio

The car has had just one previous owner, and it’s in wonderful condition. It’s never been involved in an accident, and it has a perfect Carfax to boot!

For more information about this great car, head over to its online listing. Or, head on in to the dealership and take it for a spin.