Why You Should Purchase Your New Honda at Honda of Tiffany Springs

2019 Honda HR-V | Kansas City, MO
2019 Honda HR-V | Kansas City, MO

Finding the right Honda vehicle for your needs can be tricky – but it doesn’t have to be. Honda of Tiffany Springs is a Honda dealer that is proud to serve the Kansas City area. From our top-notch customer service to our relaxing atmosphere, these are some reasons why you should purchase your next Honda from us.

We offer award-winning service. You want to buy from the best. Luckily, Honda of Tiffany Springs has earned awards for our Customer Service Experience from the Honda Council of Parts and Service Professionals. That means you will experience exceptional care when you step into our showroom. We also have earned a Honda Financial Service Council of Excellence award for our automotive financing performance.

You can relax in our service lounge. Once you purchase your new Honda at Honda of Tiffany Springs, you can bring it back for your routine car maintenance. And, when you do, you can relax in our amazing service lounge. Comfortable leather armchairs are set in front of a big-screen television, giving you the chance to enjoy complimentary refreshments while watching your favorite show. We even have Wi-Fi access and a play area for your kids.

Experience unparalleled quality. Whether you check out Yelp, Facebook, or DealerRater, you will notice that our dealership is constantly being praised. We have a knowledgeable staff, fast service, and a friendly atmosphere that will make your buying and car-ownership experiences better.

If you’re tired of shopping for cars at dealerships with pushy salespeople, stuffy waiting rooms, and staff that treats you like a product to be bought, you’ll be in good company at Honda of Tiffany Springs. We’re sick of those dealerships too, so we do everything we can to ensure that when you leave Honda of Tiffany Springs, you’ll do it with a smile on your face.

Fun Halloween Events in Kansas City, MO

Halloween | Kansas City, MO
Halloween | Kansas City, MO

Fall is upon us, which means it’s time to prepare for the spookiest holiday of the year – Halloween. These are some fun Halloween events in Kansas City you should add to your calendar this year.

Enchanted Forest

From October 18th to 19th and October 25th to 26th, you can bring your family to George Owen’s Nature Park to enjoy the Enchanted Forest. This non-scary, stroller-friendly walk is ideal for families of all ages, allowing you to dress up, walk along a paved trail through the magical forest, and enjoy skits. It costs $3 per person ages two and above, so get your favorite costume on and head out for an enchanting experience.

Boos, Barks & Badges Halloween Parade

The only thing better than seeing a dog is seeing a dog dressed up in a Halloween costume. By heading out to Boos, Barks & Badges, you and your family – including the furry, four-legged members – can get into the Halloween spirit while enjoying a cuteness overload. This event, which takes place in downtown Lee’s Summit from 10 am to noon on October 26th, is free to attend. You can even enter your dog in the Halloween costume competition, and your kids can trick-or-treat at participating downtown businesses.

All of us at Honda of Tiffany Springs want to wish you a fun, safe season of regional festivities. If your car is due for any routine maintenance, make sure to stop by our service department before you hit the road for a fun fall event.

Honda Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery Simplifies Deliveries

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid | Kansas City, MO
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid | Kansas City, MO

Honda owners no longer have to worry about an Amazon delivery sitting out on their front porch. The carmaker recently announced that it has teamed up with Amazon to offer a new service called Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery. This new program will allow select customers to get their packages delivered directly to the interior of their Honda car.

If you are a Honda owner who subscribes to the HondaLink® Remote Services connected-car system and has an Amazon Prime membership, then you might be eligible for this feature. You just a particular trim of one of the following Honda models: Accord, Accord Hybrid, Insight, Passport, Pilot, or Odyssey. You also must be located in one of 50 cities and surrounding areas that Key by Amazon covers.

This delivery program will require you to park within two blocks of the delivery address you choose when you order something from Amazon Prime. When delivery day comes, you will get an “Arriving Now” notification from the Key by Amazon app to let you know when the driver is heading to your vehicle.

When the driver arrives at your vehicle – after using its GPS location to determine which Honda is yours – the driver will scan the package and ask for the vehicle to be unlocked. The package will then be left inside your vehicle and the driver will ask for you to relock your Honda – it’s that easy.

To buy a Honda that’s compatible with in-car delivery services, or find out if your current Honda is, contact Honda of Tiffany Springs.

Check Out These Labor Day Events in Kansas City, Missouri

Labor Day | Kansas City, MO
Labor Day | Kansas City, MO

Are you looking for a new and exciting way to spend Labor Day weekend around Kansas City in 2019? Check out these fun Labor Day events in Kansas City, Missouri:

Kansas City Irish Fest

Connect with your ancestors at this fun event celebrating Celtic heritage. Whether or not you’re actually of Irish descent, you’ll enjoy the food, beer, live music, and more during this event at the Crown Center, running from August 30th through September 2nd.

Closing Weekend at Oceans of Fun

What better way to close out the summer months than a weekend at the water park? Oceans of Fun is open for one final weekend this season from August 31st through September 2nd. Don’t miss the action.

John Mayer Concert

Popular musical artist John Mayer will be performing a concert on September 2nd at the Sprint Center. Get more details here.

Kansas City Renaissance Festival

This annual festival — which celebrates its 42nd birthday in 2019 — takes us back to a more fanciful time. It opens Labor Day weekend and runs through October 14th.

City Market’s Sidewalk Sale

Head down to the historic City Market to take part in the Sidewalk Sale, which runs from August 30th through September 2nd. Learn more here.

If you’re planning to hit up any of these local festivities, you’ll need a way to get there. Swing by Honda of Tiffany Springs, go for a test drive, and take a look at our Labor Day specials.

2019 Honda Passport Receives NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating

2019 Honda Passport | Kansas City, MO
2019 Honda Passport | Kansas City, MO

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recognized the 2019 Honda Passport with its highest possible 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score as part of its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).*

This makes the Passport the latest 2019 Honda vehicle to earn an NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from this organization.** The Honda models are able to earn these high safety ratings thanks to the Honda Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. This structure utilizes front-frame structures to absorb and deflect the energy created by a frontal collision.

Another aspect of the Passport that helped it achieve this recognition was the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistance technologies. Every Passport comes with this safety suite, helping increase awareness of your surroundings when you’re behind the wheel. It comes with Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), a Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and a Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS).***

The Honda Sensing® technologies also come standard on the 2019 Accord, Insight, Pilot, Civic, and Clarity lineup.**** Currently, 85 percent of all new Honda vehicles sold in 2019 have had this technology, and the brand has sold over 2.1 million vehicles equipped with it since it was first introduced in 2015.

Stop by Honda of Tiffany Springs to see the Passport in person.

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

**2019 Civic Type R, Clarity series and CR-V not yet tested

***CMBS™ cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, road conditions, and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

ACC cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather, or on winding roads. ACC only includes a limited braking function. Driver remains responsible for slowing or stopping the vehicle to avoid a collision.

LKAS only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, road conditions, and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

****Excludes Civic Si and Type R

Shining the Spotlight on the 2019 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid

2019 Honda Clarity | Kansas City, MO
2019 Honda Clarity | Kansas City, MO

Combining style and comfort with incredible fuel economy, the 2019 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is a sedan that youl feel good about driving for multiple reasons. Available at Honda of Tiffany Springs, the new Clarity Plug-in Hybrid offers plenty to love beyond just efficiency.

The standout feature of the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is an advanced powertrain that pairs a 181-horsepower electric motor with a 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle VTEC® four-cylinder engine. In addition to exciting driving dynamics — compliments of selectable Sport driving mode — the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is capable of a class-leading 47-mile all-electric driving range and an EPA-estimated combined range of 340 miles.* Whether you drive for fun or frugality, the 2019 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid comes through.

Because aerodynamics is key to getting more mileage for your money, the 2019 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid boasts a sleek and intelligent exterior that leverages a laser-welded roof and rear air curtain duct to deliver on both fronts. The focus on balancing eco-consciousness and your need for style carries over into a spacious interior, which is available with plant-derived bio-fabrics and Ultrasuede® and replete with driver focused-tech like standard Honda Sensing®.

Better still, the efficient and stylish Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid carries a low starting cost that drops even lower with available Missouri incentives and benefits. Experience the Clarity for yourself at Honda of Tiffany Springs and see driving in a different, clearer light.

*110 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 44 city/40 highway/42 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 47-mile EV mode driving range rating, 340-mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

Honda Highlights 2019 Honda HR-V’s Safety at New York International Auto Show

2019 Honda HR-V | Kansas City, MO
2019 Honda HR-V | Kansas City, MO

Automotive shows consist of big brands introducing brand-new models. However, Honda took a different approach at the New York International Auto Show this year. Rather than highlighting new vehicles — like the 2019 Passport — the Japanese carmaker revealed a refreshed 2019 HR-V, which recently passed a safety crash test with IIHS.

In this display, the HR-V highlighted a vehicle’s experience in a crash — and what it looks like afterward. It showed the compact crossover’s structural strength, airbag deployment, and the progression of its safety technologies.

The 2019 Honda HR-V received recognition for safety when IIHS named the vehicle a 2019 Top Safety Pick with the Honda Sensing® technology and certain headlights. When put through the paces of the IIHS crash tests, the HR-V earned the highest available rating of “Good” in all six tests. It also achieved a “Superior” rating for front crash prevention with the available Honda Sensing®.

Honda has seven models in its 2019 model year lineup that have earned Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ ratings from the IIHS. This includes the Insight, Accord, HR-V, CR-V, Pilot, Odyssey, and Ridgeline.

Test-drive any of these safe vehicle at Honda of Tiffany Springs, and learn more about the safety and technology features that come in these models.

Take Care of Your Honda with These Spring Vehicle Maintenance Tips

Service with Honda of Tiffany Springs | Kansas City, MO
Service with Honda of Tiffany Springs | Kansas City, MO

With spring in full swing, it’s time to look forward to baseball games, blooming flowers, and warmer weather. Get your car ready for the increase in temperature by giving your car a good spring clean. After doing that, follow these other spring vehicle maintenance tips to ensure your car is set for upcoming warmer climate.

Keep up with routine maintenance. Your vehicle needs an oil change and tire rotation to continue running smoothly. If you put this off during the cold winter months, it is time to make sure you get these things done now.

Check your tires. As the weather warms up, the air in your tires will increase. As a result, you could end up with overinflated tires. Check your car’s tire pressure to ensure that it is within the recommended value. Find this in your car’s owner manual. Also, make sure your tire tread is still good, too. Get replacements if your tires are balding.

Change out your windshield wipers. Spring means plenty of spring showers to contend with, so check and see if your windshield wipers are in tiptop condition. If you notice streaks or a squeaking noise when your blades operate, change them out. You should change them every six months.

If your car is due for service, allow us to put some spring in your step. Schedule a service appointment at Honda of Tiffany Springs.

Top 2019 Honda Pilot Features

2019 Honda Pilot | Kansas City, MO
2019 Honda Pilot | Kansas City, MO

For the 2019 model year, the Honda Pilot underwent some changes to optimize its utilization for families. These 2019 Honda Pilot features refresh the spacious SUV for your party of eight.

Finely Tuned Performance

While the Pilot offers the same engine and transmission options as it did last year, Honda tuned these utilities to smoothen the SUV’s ride. The nine-speed automatic works with the 3.5-liter V6 engine — which generates 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque — while the automatic stop/start feature helps the Pilot stay efficient.

Safety

Honda made the HondaSensing® suite of safety technologies standard on all Pilot models. This package offers driver-assistance systems like a Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, a Lane Keeping Assist System, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Technology

A 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot is now available for using the CabinControl™ app, which allows passengers to adjust the temperature, audio, and navigation destination through their phones. You also get a hands-free power liftgate as an available option in the 2019 Pilot. This allows you to open your tailgate with the swipe of your foot to access your trunk when your hands are full.

Learn more about the 2019 Honda Pilot when you visit Honda of Tiffany Springs in Kansas City, MO. See our sales team for a test drive.

Honda Facebook Messenger Bot Helps Shopping Experience

Honda Interior | Kansas City, MO
Honda Interior | Kansas City, MO

Honda has always focused on providing innovative technologies in its vehicles. Now, it’s extending this focus beyond automobiles. The carmaker recently launched a new Artificial Intelligence-powered digital assistance on Facebook Messenger that will help take its marketing into the future – a help bot that will chat with customers in real-time.

The Honda Facebook Messenger bot works to provide customers with an experience that feels like a conversation with a human automotive expert, similar to the shopping experience they would normally have on shopHonda.com. This platform on Facebook Messenger, which was created through a partnership between Honda and Carlabs.ai, will allow car shoppers to message directly with a Helpful Honda representative.

In this conversation, they can ask questions about products and products; estimate payments; discover more about current offers; view photos and videos of the car they’re interested in; search inventory; and find nearby dealerships – without leaving the Facebook Messenger platform.

The goal of this bot is to help improve advertising conversion rates and provide shoppers with a quicker shopping experience. According to Jessica Fini, social media manager for American Honda, the bot should help Honda target shoppers through social media who will more likely engage with the brand through a conversation within Messenger, rather than click through the website.

Nonetheless, if you’d prefer to talk to a real person when discovering everything there is to know about a car, you can always chat with one of our knowledgeable associates at Honda of Tiffany Springs.