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Certified Used Vehicles near Chicago
When it comes to buying a used vehicle, many drivers approach with caution – and with good reason! Nobody wants to spend money on a car only for it to turn out to be a lemon. To help our customers achieve peace of mind in their pre-owned car purchases, Continental Motors and its various locations offers a wide range of certified pre-owned vehicles. (more…)
EV Charging Stations near Chicago, IL
As the auto industry continues to make strides towards becoming greener, and the electric vehicle segment grows, many drivers are making the switch from traditional gasoline engines to plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles. Of course, one of the big concerns of owning an electrically charged vehicle is figuring out where you can charge it. (more…)
Continental Motors New Honda Models
The Honda brand has long been known for its reputation of quality and reliability, and today’s models are no different. With a wide variety of vehicles in its extensive lineup, the Honda brand appeals to a wide variety of drivers. Whether you’re looking to purchase your first vehicle or upgrade your current ride to something newer and shinier, our experts here at Continental Motors definitely recommend you check out our inventory of new Honda vehicles. (more…)
All-new 2019 Honda Passport for sale near Chicago
Appearing on dealership lots for the first time since 2002, the Honda Passport is back and better than ever. The all-new 2019 Honda Passport offers the same rugged capability as its predecessor, updated to meet the needs of the modern driver. Drivers in the Chicago area can find this rugged beast of an SUV here at Continental Motors in Countryside, Illinois. (more…)
Displays at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show
The Chicago Auto Show is back at McCormick Place and as one of the largest auto shows in North America, it’s no surprise that people from all over the country come to check out the new cars and concepts being released. We’ll highlight the brands that make up the Continental Motors Group so you can know what to expect on our lots in the coming year. (more…)
The first week of 2018 is down and for some that means a feeling of accomplishment because the resolutions are still going strong. But for others, there might be feelings of discouragement because it just seems too difficult to stick to them. We want to help you accomplish the goals you’ve set yourself for 2018, so we’re going to go through some tips for making -and keeping- your New Year’s resolutions!
- Set a doable goal
Sometimes we set ourselves a goal that is just out of our reach, so start small and make sure it’s something you can accomplish!
- Create a plan
Use a vision board, write it down, find an accountability partner, anything that will help you stick to your goal will help. Think about where you are now and what you need to do to get to your goal, and devise a plan to get there.
- Don’t stress if you fall off track
We’re only human and falling off track does not mean you have failed! Repeat after me, you have not failed! Just pick yourself back up and start over. You have 365 days to get to your goal; that’s 365 chances to start over and push harder this time because you will accomplish everything you set your mind to.
- Find a community
Having a support group, accountability partner, cheering squad, or whatever you would like to call it is very helpful to accomplish your goals. If you find a group of people that are working towards a similar or same goal, you are more likely to succeed.
We hope these tips have been helpful and we look forward to hearing about your New Year’s resolutions!
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 7th, we had the seventh 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. We saw lots of happy tears, thankful hearts, and families that were given the opportunity to move forward in life. This event always reminds us of the true meaning of the holidays, and we are so incredibly happy we got to live these happy moments with wonderful people. Even the children present were very grateful for the chance to have a more reliable and safe transportation method!
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.
At Continental Motors Group we know how special and memorable the holidays can be. Throughout the years, you have probably created multiple memories around this time of the year that you hold close to your heart. We also know that as time goes by, new memories are formed, so we want to invite you to make new memories with Continental this holiday season!
A lucky (random) winner will be selected on Facebook by answering the following question: ‘What is your favorite holiday memory?’ and what is the prize? A $250 Visa gift card so you can go ahead and enjoy a shopping spree while creating new memories by our side!
Continental Motors of Naperville is proudly sponsoring the Photo Booth for the Best Day Evuh Gala for the Max Lacewell Foundation on November 18th. This will be the 7th annual gala to be held at Bobak’s Signature Events in Woodridge, IL and all proceeds will benefit The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and The Max Lacewell Scholar.
The event will be emceed by Dave Savini of CBS News and and Danielle Tufano from 95.9 The River and will have a line up of special guests including Dr. Stew Goldman, Oncology Division Head at Lurie Childrens. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, open bar, seated dinner, live and silent auctions, live entertainment, and some exciting activities all benefiting pediatric brain cancer research at Lurie Children’s. Tickets are $100 ($50 tax deductible) and a table of 10 is $850 ($350 tax deductible). For tickets, go to maxlacewell.org or contact Leanne@maxlacewell.org.
To learn more about the Max Lacewell Foundation and what they stand for, check out their website here.
Kellan Weinberger is the grandson of Continental Motors Group’s Co-Founder, John Weinberger, and son of Continental Motors of Naperville’s Dealer Principal, Joel Weinberger. He spent this summer in Illinois and got to attend several events hosted by our dealerships, but most importantly, he got to experience Continental Difference, and he decided to tell us all about it.
I’ve spent my whole life around the various dealerships of the Continental Motors Group. I was there for the construction of the current Acura building in 2004, the obtainment of Mazda in 2009 and of course the renovation of Continental AutoSports in 2011. After spending time, and working at many of the dealerships, I’ve gotten a pretty good sense of how things run at Continental. Customer care has always been Continental’s number one priority, but one Continental dealership in particular takes that priority to a whole new level. Last month at the 2017 Ferrari Challenge series race at Road America, I saw the extent to which Continental AutoSports pushes themselves when it comes to their relationships with the customers.
The first night I spent in Elkhart Lake, Continental AutoSports had thrown a party for their customers attending the event. Every one of the customers and employees were able to enjoy free food, event t-shirts, and drinks. You might expect the employees to stick together and the customers to stick by those they already knew, but the exact opposite happened with customers, mechanics, and salesmen sharing a drink and getting to know each other. I probably met more Ferrari customers that night than I had people in a long time. And it was much beyond the “so where do you go to school?” and “what’s your major?” questions that anyone would normally ask a 19 year-old. Every single person I met was remarkably friendly and genuinely interested in getting to know me.
The second night Ferrari itself hosted an event for all the Ferrari Challenge teams and families and the two local Ferrari dealerships (Lake Forest & Continental AutoSports) were the main focus. The owners of both dealerships were asked to speak, beginning with the Lake Forest father/son team. Their history of racing was similar to my grandpa and father’s. The crowd was relatively quiet during their speeches, and I thought, “well, maybe that’s just normal.” But the second my dad started talking, all of the Continental employees and customers started to cheer. They cheered even louder when my 85 year-old grandpa start talking. I can’t remember exactly but he said something like “I haven’t heard much this night, my damn dog ate my hearing aid, but I love being at the race track with all you Ferrari fans.” Right then I could tell that the customer-dealership relationship wasn’t between Ferrari and the people, it was between Continental and the people, because of the relationship we have cultivated with our customers over the years. Throughout the whole weekend; the race, social events, and everything in between, it was abundantly clear that Continental AutoSports loves their customers, and their customers love them.
My favorite story of the weekend came from one of the Lake Forest customers. I don’t remember his name but he was a part of the rally that went from Continental AutoSports to Lake Forest and on to the track. He told me that when all the Continental cars pulled up with their Continental Corsa Di Cannone stickers, the Lake Forest customers were rushing to get themselves a Continental sticker!