The Chicago Auto Show

By blogsadmin | Posted in Continental Happenings on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 9:54 PM

Displays at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and people from all over the country come to McCormick Place in February to learn more about the new cars being released. This year we got to take a look at all of the brands that make a part of our dealer group and we wanted to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit more about it. Read the rest of this entry »

Driven to Care

By Shannon | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 8:41 PM

On 2011, John and Herman Weinberger decided it would be a great idea to give back to the community by donating eight used cars to those in need. On Thursday, December 8th, we had the sixth annual Driven to Care event where once again, each store from the Continental Motors Group donated a used car to facilitate transportation for those who need it.

Continental Motors Group has partnered with Loaves and Fishes of Naperville and its CARES program to select the eight individuals in need of a vehicle. Recipients have a job and can pay for insurance, gas and maintenance but they can’t afford to buy a car or get approved for a loan.

Every year, the event keeps getting better and this year’s was no exception. Andrea, a recipient at last year’s event, is a social worker that submitted a request to have her client receive a car this year. The process, as she tells it herself, was very smooth and quick, and it wasn’t long before she found out her client had been chosen as one of the eight recipients for Drive to Care 2016 event. We were honored that Andrea came back to speak about her experience as a recipient and now as a helper for this event.

It was truly an emotional event, and we are very thankful we get the opportunity to give back to the community and hope others can join us in giving back.

 

 

Help Your Community When You Test Drive a Mazda

By Shannon | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 11:00 AM

What if we told you that when you test drive a Mazda between now and January 3rd, 2017 you will also be helping the community? That’s right, the Mazda Drive for Good campaign allows us to give back to those in need when you test drive any Mazda.

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This is the fourth year that Mazda has run the campaign, and so far its success has been able to assist those most in need. The campaign has raised over $14,000,000 to date and there has been over 200,000 hours of service to help us achieve that success. All you need to do is take a test drive between November 21, 2016 and January 3, 2017, and we’ll pledge one hour of our time to a worthy cause in your community.

But there’s even more ways to help! If you purchase or lease a new Mazda between November 21, 2016 and January 3, 2017, Mazda will donate $150 to one of the select national or local charities of your choice.

So are you ready to test drive a Mazda and help numerous charities while doing so? We look forward to seeing you!

We’re BBQ-ing for the Troops in Countryside

By Shannon | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 2:51 PM

Any plans for the weekend?

Join us at Continental Honda and Continental Nissan this Saturday, July 16 as we BBQ for the troops!

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Our goal is to raise money for USO of Illinois, as every dollar raised will help to provide services and support for the troops and their families. There will be raffle tickets, a silent auction and good food all for a great cause. Stop by anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to join in on the fun.

This event is a chance for us to raise awareness and funds for local troops and their families. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised with go to the USO of Illinois. The money will support troops deployed and at home, military families, wounded, ill and injured troops as well as families of the fallen. This is the fourth year the Chicago Auto Trade Association has partnered with the USO to bring dealers together and BBQ for the Troops.

A little can go a long way for the program. $5 provides access and support to O’Hare Centers. $10 provides meals at the Great Lakes Center. $34 provides a military child access to USO Discovery Kids programs. $51 can send one care package to a deployed troop from Illinois. $100 provides some financial support to military family members over the holidays.

We hope you’ll join us for great food and fun to help support local service members and military families who need it the most.

Want to make a donation now? Are you unable to attend the event? Donate now to Continental Honda or Continental Nissan. Every dollar counts.

Thank you for your support.

Concerts in Your Park

By Shannon | Posted in Continental Happenings on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 7:46 PM

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Can you believe it? Sweet summertime is already here.

In addition to family, friends, BBQs and swimming, summer is all about the live music! And this summer, we have some great music in store for you, especially if you’re looking to make plans with the family for a Sunday evening.

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Continental Motors of Naperville presents Concerts in Your Park: A summer music series for families and neighborhoods throughout Naperville. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a FREE Sunday evening of musical entertainment from 7:00p.m.-8:30p.m. Join your neighbors and friends for the musical event coming soon near you!

Here are some of the upcoming concerts. Mark your calendars for:

June 26

Timber Creek, 3323 Timber Creek Ln.

Wild Daisy

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July 10

Gartner park, 524 W Gartner Rd.

Five Guys Named Moe

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July 17

A. George Pradel Park, 4519 Pradel Dr.

Spoken Four

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July 24

Meadow Glens, 1303 Muirhead Ave.

1976

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July 31

Rotary Hill, 443 Aurora Ave.

Swing Forward

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For more information visit the website. Hope to see you there!

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You Could Win a New Mazda this Summer

By Shannon | Posted in Continental Happenings on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 2:16 PM

Continental Mazda of Naperville is teaming up with Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley to host a summer-long raffle for the chance to win a new Mazda.

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This New Wheels Raffle not only gives participants a chance to win a new car, but more importantly, the opportunity to help build a brighter future for children with disabilities through the Easter Seals.

Want to get involved?

You can purchase a New Wheels Raffle Ticket online now for $50. The winner of the raffle will get to choose from a 2016 Mazda MX-5, 2016 Mazda CX-5 or the cash equivalent. Sound good?

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Only 3,000 tickets will be sold, so make sure to buy yours before the deadline of August 15 at noon CST. You must be 18 or older to enter the raffle. The drawing date is scheduled for August 16.

And if you thought that was exciting, there’s another chance to win! For every 10 tickets you sell, you will earn an entry into a drawing to win $5,000. Learn more here.

Enter today to help a great cause and also have the chance to feel the thrill of the road in a new Mazda! You can view the rules and regulations here.

Good luck and thank you for participating!

About Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley

Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley is one of the largest and most highly regarded pediatric therapy providers in the country. Each year more than 3,200 infants, children and adults with disabilities come through our doors in search of help, hope and answers.

Our vision is that all children receive the developmental services they need to live their best life.

We are located in Villa Park, IL, Naperville, IL and Elgin, IL.

About Continental Mazda of Naperville

Continental Mazda is a proud member of the Continental Motors Group, which has been a part of the community for well over 50 years with our Mazda dealership opening in 2009. We’ve been awarded with some of the top dealer distinctions in the industry, including Dealer Rater’s #1 Illinois Mazda Dealer, Naperville Magazine’s “Best Dealer” award for six years in a row, and Top 10 Mazda Certified Pre-Owned Dealer in the Midwest for five years in a row. Schedule a test drive today and let us know how we can meet your automotive needs.

Our dealerships are conveniently located in Naperville IL, Countryside IL and Hinsdale IL.

Drive for 75: The Race to End Homelessness

By Shannon | Posted in Continental Happenings on Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 8:10 PM

Seeking a thrill this summer? Want to make a difference?

Come out to Drive for 75: The Race to End Homelessness!

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Continental Motors of Naperville, Autobahn Country Club and DuPagePads have teamed up for the sixth annual Drive for 75 event on Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 10am – 2pm. This fast-paced karting race is an exciting way to help end homelessness, all while having some fun competing against other teams.

Best of all, you’ll have the opportunity to fulfill your need for speed by racing on a specially designed track at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet. For four hours!

All donations will go directly to DuPagePads to provide life-changing support services to families and individuals who are homeless. The goal is to raise $75,000.

Wondering how we can make that happen?

Each team will pay an entry fee of $750. This will allow your team to choose a t-shirt color and begin collecting donations. As a team, it is your fundraising goal to meet or exceed $2,500. If your team raises the most money, you’ll have the best starting position, therefore a greater chance to come out on top!

Space is very limited, with only 15 teams. As of right now, there are only two available spots, so get a team together and sign-up today.

Ready, set … GO!

Unable to attend? No worries, you can still help to make the fundraiser a success and donate to a team to achieve their fundraising goal.

Take advantage of the opportunity to transform a life. Your donation will help DuPagePads assist families in need, allowing them to provide housing coupled with support services and employment. Not to mention, the opportunity to participate in this fast-paced, one-of-a-kind fundraiser is one that can’t be missed.

To reserve your spot, contact Kariann at KLazansky@dupagepads.org. To make a donation to a team, click here. Thank you for your support.

6th Annual Drive for 75

Sunday, June 26, 2016

10am – 2pm

Autobahn Country Club

3795 CenterPoint Way

Joliet, IL 60436

Join Continental Mazda for a 2016 CX-9 Test Drive Open House

By Shannon | Posted in New Model on Monday, June 6th, 2016 at 7:10 PM

Have you heard the news? The long-awaited 2016 Mazda CX-9 is in stock, and ready for you to test drive!

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For this new arrival, we’re hosting an exclusive 2016 CX-9 Test Drive Open House at Continental Mazda on Wed. June 8 from 3pm – 8pm. This is the perfect opportunity to get behind the wheel and learn all there is to know about the new CX-9.

Be the first to drive the latest model during our intimate Test Drive Event, where you’ll receive the following:

  • Personalized demonstration of new features and technology
  • Time on the test track to compare the previous generation CX-9 to the new CX-9
  • Receive exclusive promotion when you purchase or order the New CX-9 the day of the event
  • Light refreshments and Mazda thank you gift

Plan to attend? Please RSVP and let us know how many people will join you by emailing EmilyM@ContinentalMotors.com.

If you are unable to make this one-of-a-kind event and would love a test drive, contact SalesMgmt@ConMazda.com to schedule your personal demonstration.

View our current CX-9 inventory here.

Hope to see you there!

May Flowers Contest

By Shannon | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 3:02 PM

Since the weather is warming up and everyone’s breaking out the gardening gloves, we thought it’d be the perfect opportunity to host a fun contest on our Facebook pages.

Are you in?

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This month, we’re hosting a “May Flowers Contest” for a chance to win a $25 gift card to The Home Depot. Everyone is welcome to participate. All you have to do is choose your go-to Continental dealer and visit their Facebook page for a chance to win! Tell us about your gardening plans or share a photo of your beautiful garden in the comments now (Each post is pinned to the top)!

We look forward to seeing your entries and helping you kick-start your garden this year to make the world a little greener.

Here are a few helpful tips for putting your gardening plans in action:

  • Prevent dirt and bacteria from getting underneath your nails by drawing your fingernails across a bar of soap and then using a nailbrush to remove the soap. Your nails will be sparkling clean again.
  • Avoid the strain of lifting large planters by filling the bottom third or half with packing peanuts. Place a piece of landscape fabric on top and then pour on the potting soil.
  • Line the back seat or trunk of your car with a tarp before you venture out to buy your plants. Lay a small ladder on top so that your plants can fit perfectly in the slots to avoid spills.
  • Make it easier to read your rain gauge by adding a few drops of food coloring that will blend with the rainfall making the gauge easier to read.
  • Paint the handles of your gardening tools a bright color so that you can easily locate them among your plants.
  • Remove ripe fruits and vegetables as soon as possible to avoid any pests.
  • Keep in mind that over watering is worse than under watering. It’s easier to revive a dry plan than to dry out drowned roots.
  • Begin with “easy plants”. Growing vegetables is a simple and fun introduction to gardening because they don’t take as long to grow.
  • Maintain patience because gardening does not happen in one day. Impatience may cause you to overwater your plants. Good things will come!

Happy gardening from all of us at Continental Motors Group!

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Continental Motors of Naperville test-drives for a cause

By Shannon | Posted in General Automotive on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 3:11 PM

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Did you know that autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around one in 68 American children as on the autism spectrum?

For the past six years, Continental Motors of Naperville has taken part to increase autism awareness through the offer of a $20 donation for every test drive taken within the month of April. Across our three Naperville locations (Continental Mazda, Continental Acura, and Continental Audi), 478 test drives were given. At the end of the month, we raised $9,560 for the Turning Pointe Autism Foundation.

All funds raised throughout the campaign went directly to fund the Turning Pointe Autism Foundation’s many programs and resources for families with autism. Turning Pointe provides families essential support while managing the challenges faced by children with Autism. The foundation is based in Naperville.

“We applaud their innovative programs and approach that help those affected navigate through life’s challenges,” Dealer Principal Joel Weinberger said.

For the event, we opened up our test track to give drivers the ultimate opportunity to experience the true power and capability of our vehicles from our dealerships.

“The test drive event enables us to showcase our great Naperville Test Track facility and demonstrate why Naperville Test Track members like Continental Acura, Audi, and Mazda offer the best test drive available in Chicagoland,” Weinberger said. “We have donated $20 per test drive each April, resulting in over $40,000 from Continental over the past six years.”

Thank you to all who participated in this annual event. For more information on Continental Motors of Naperville, visit www.napercars.com.