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Honda Accord Earns 2020 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award February 10th, 2020
Safety For Everyone
Safety For Everyone February 3rd, 2020
Honda Accord Named to Car and Driver 10Best List
Honda Accord Named to Car and Driver 10Best List January 14th, 2020
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We are here for you.
March 24th, 2020 by:
Carmack Honda
We are here for you.

To our Valued and Loyal Customers. We are here for you. Our Sales Department is now working from home. Dealership sales departments should not generally be open to the public. Instead, sales activities should be conducted only by appointment with appointments made online or by phone. These are our new rules as of today, 03/22/2020, 6:00 PM.
All dealership employees and customers who are allowed into showrooms must follow the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Coronavirus prevention guidelines.
Dealership personnel and customers should be careful to adhere to social distancing throughout your sales and service operations.
Every effort should be made to serve customers remotely by picking up and dropping off vehicles after they have been disinfected.
We will have limited staff for the replacement of any vehicle that is necessary to take yourself or loved ones to the doctor. Your car is the cleanest and safest form of transportation if and when needed.
Currently, Our Service and Parts Department are open Monday-Friday 7:30-5:30 to keep your automobiles safely maintained during this lockdown.
Sales Department will currently conduct business from the safety of their homes. We are and have designed new business processes that allow us to do almost everything via computer, video, and phones to keep everyone safe. We can sell cars at this time. We are following the laws very strongly governed by this quarantine.
The Governor of Illinois has designated Carmack Car Capitol with The Napa Auto Care Center as an “Essential Business.” We are not operating business as usual. We are taking all precautions in protecting our employees and customers by following all the updates given to us from the Illinois Department Of Health and Safety. We are here for our community. If you have exceptional circumstances that can use our help, please call us. Within the boundaries of the law, we will attempt to accommodate any special requests including but not limited to picking up your automobile, delivery of parts, or any other service that is necessary during these difficult times. Gary Knight and Jason Toellner are always available for any questions about the safety of our employees, customers, and facility. Our Facebook Page is the primary source of business to customer & employee communications. Due to the nature of this concern with the status changing almost every hour of each day, we want to release the information in the best format and at the right time in best efforts to protect our employees and customers while still adhering to the laws that govern the "Essential Business " practices that are also widely published right now.
In Vermilion County, At this point, we do not have any confirmed cases COVID-19, but that could change. It is essential to plan and prepare if we do have an outbreak. Please make sure that the information you receive and share is reliable and truthful. We recommend going to the CDC website for the latest news and guidance.
If you have general questions about COVID-19, you can call 2-1-1. You can also dial 1-800-889-3931 or email if you have general questions about COVID-19.

With great sincerity and prayers,

Jason Toellner
Executive Vice President

Shelter In Place - Dealership Update
March 23rd, 2020 by:
Carmack Honda
Shelter In Place - Dealership Update

To our extended Carmack Family,

As you already know, businesses and individuals everywhere are being severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. During this challenging time, we hope you and your families stay safe and healthy. We care deeply about the relationships we've built with our customers throughout the local communities and abroad.

Thank you for your continued loyalty to Carmack Car Capitol.

Shelter In Place - Dealership Update

As you are likely aware, Gov. Pritzker has issued a "shelter in place" order, effectively closing all non-essential businesses.

Automobile dealerships have been designated as essential businesses, allowing sales, parts & service facilities at new-car dealers to continue operating.

From Gov. Pritzker's March 20 executive order to Shelter in Place, the following may remain open: Gas stations and businesses needed for transportation. Gas stations and auto-supply, auto-repair, and related facilities and bicycle shops and related facilities.

Jason Toellner
Executive Vice President

Honda Leads Full-Line Automakers in Fuel Efficiency in Latest U.S. EPA Trends Report
March 7th, 2020 by:
Carmack Honda
Honda Leads Full-Line Automakers in Fuel Efficiency in Latest U.S. EPA Trends Report

Honda Leads Full-Line Automakers in Fuel Efficiency in Latest U.S. EPA Trends Report

March 4, 2020 
  • Honda fleet average fuel efficiency at 30.0 mpg, up 0.6 from MY2017
  • Fleet average CO2 emissions fell to 296 g/mi, down 6 g/mi year-over-year

Honda ranks as the most fuel-efficient full-line automaker in America in a new report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released Monday. Honda has the highest fleet average fuel economy and lowest CO2 emissions of any major full-line automaker for the 2018 model year (MY2018), the latest year for which full data is available, according to the report.

The 2019 EPA Automotive Trends Report ranked Honda first among full-line automakers and second overall with a U.S. fleet average “real world” fuel economy of 30.0 miles per gallon (mpg), a five-year improvement of 2.8 mpg, and 4.9 mpg above the industry average for MY2018. Similarly, Honda’s fleet average CO2 emissions dropped to 296 grams/mile, an improvement of 31 grams/mile from 2013 results and 57 grams/mile better than (below) the industry average for the 2018 model year.

In 2019, Honda set a new all-time record for sales of electrified vehicles in America, including the Clarity series, Accord Hybrid and the Insight. With the introduction of the all-new 2020 CR-V Hybrid, on sale March 1, Honda anticipates even more electrified vehicle sales moving forward.

In an effort to reduce CO2 emissions, globally, Honda intends for two-thirds of its automobile sales to be electrified by 2030 and is making substantial investments for the production of electrified vehicles in America1, including the current Insight, Accord Hybrid and all-new CR-V Hybrid, along with the Acura MDX Sport Hybrid and Acura NSX hybrid supercar.

Honda’s Commitment to the Environment
Based on its vision of "Blue Skies for our Children," Honda is working to advance technologies that address society's environmental and energy concerns. The company intends for electrified vehicles to comprise two-thirds of its global automobile sales by 2030. In North America, the Honda Electrification Initiative will see Honda’s electrified powertrain technologies applied to an expanding portfolio of cars and light trucks in the years ahead. Honda’s electrified vehicle lineup today includes the Accord Hybrid, CR-V Hybrid and Honda Insight, and the Clarity series.

Honda is working to reduce the environmental impact of its products throughout their life cycle, including reducing waste, emissions and further improving the energy efficiency of producing, distributing and selling Honda and Acura products in North America. This includes a 93 percent reduction in waste sent to landfills from Honda plants in North America.

Through its “green purchasing” and “green dealer” initiatives, the company also is working to promote more environmentally responsible business practices with its more than 600 original equipment suppliers and 1,300 retail dealer partners.

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1. Using globally and domestically sourced parts.

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Honda Accord Earns 2020 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award
February 10th, 2020 by:
Carmack Honda
Honda Accord Earns 2020 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award

Honda Accord Earns 2020 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award

February 5, 2020 


The 2020 Honda Accord has earned a 2020 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award for its lowest projected cost of ownership in the Mid-Size Car segment.

The Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Awards honor new vehicles and brands (luxury and non-luxury) with the lowest projected cost of ownership, based on Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own data for new cars for the initial five-year ownership period. While depreciation (or loss of value) and fuel costs may be the greatest expense incurred in owning a vehicle, there are other factors that can have a significant impact on a consumer’s budget, including financing, insurance, states fees and the anticipated costs of fuel, scheduled maintenance and repairs.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2019, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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Safety For Everyone
February 3rd, 2020 by:
Carmack Honda
Safety For Everyone

Powerful Stories About Safety Performance from Honda Customers

Safety for Everyone represents Honda's unique approach to vehicle safety and vision for a collision-free mobile society where its customers and everyone sharing the road – pedestrians, motorcycle riders, cyclists and occupants of other vehicles – can safely and confidently enjoy the freedom of mobility

Raw and emotional, Honda brand campaign showcases real customers involved in serious collisions, who credit Honda vehicle performance with saving their lives
Honda “Safety for Everyone” Customer Stories will run across the brand’s social media channels and on video-on-demand (VoD) through 2020

Watch Nicole and Kyles story

Nicole's Story

Kyle's Story

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Honda Accord Named to Car and Driver 10Best List
January 14th, 2020 by:
Alisa R.
Honda Accord Named to Car and Driver 10Best List

For the 34th time, the Honda Accord has been named to the prestigious Car and Driver 10Best list, a winning history unmatched by any other vehicle, with 2020 marking the 22nd consecutive year that the Accord has made the list.

The 10th-generation Accord was introduced as a 2018 model, redefining expectations of what a mainstream midsize sedan could be with its dramatic styling, sophisticated and spacious interior, and powerful yet fuel-efficient turbocharged engines. Joining the lineup a few months later, the Accord Hybrid offers outstanding fuel efficiency without sacrificing comfort, refinement or interior space, making Accord a standout among its peers.

"Alert steering and fluid handling turn every dogleg on-ramp, cloverleaf interchange, and 270-degree off-ramp into a momentary escape from the monotonous and the mundane," Car and Driver said in the article. "The precise action and satisfying weights of the steering wheel, the pedals, and the manual shifter suggest a kind of engineering harmony that you rarely find outside of sports cars."

Accord is the retail best-selling midsize sedan in America over the past 44 years1, with cumulative U.S. sales topping 13.8 million units, and U.S. production of more than 11.7 million units since going into production as the first U.S.-made car from a Japanese automaker on November 1, 1982, in Marysville, Ohio.

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