Visit Nightmare on Chicago Street in Chicago this Halloween!

Nightmare on Chicago Street

Residents of Elgin, Illinois, and other natives of Chicago and Chicagoland are getting ready for Nightmare on Chicago Street 2016! Nightmare on Chicago Street will take place on October 22 from 6pm to 11pm. Come out and help protect the streets of Chicago from the zombie hoard!

This year’s safe zone is the area on Chicago Avenue between Douglas and Villa. Meet in the safe zone and experience one of the most interactive events of the year, with zombies in cages, an apocalyptic setting complete with overturned cars and boarded up businesses.

Tickets can be purchased on the Nightmare on Chicago Street website. For a small entry fee you can enjoy the live music taking place throughout the night, as well as live graffiti artists, food and drinks, vendors, and of course your continued survival thanks to the protection of the Zombie Defense Initiative.

There will be a costume contest as well as the Cirq d’ Freak Show, a meet and greet with Svengoolie, and film showings. For participants who are traveling to attend the event, the event planners have made a deal with the nearby Hampton Inn, so ask about their special rates!

Check out the Nightmare on Chicago Street website for more details!

How To Change A Tire On Your Honda (Or Any Other Vehicle)

It’s one of the worst feelings when you’re on the road and you feel your wheel pull to one side or hear your tire blow out. Here’s some quick tips on how to change a tire!

How to change a tire

  1. Pull over safely

Make sure that wherever you pull off, it’s clear and flat. If you’re on the highway, it’s best to take the next exit instead of pull over on the highway. And be sure to put your hazards on!

  1. Loosen the lug nuts

Use a wrench to loosen each lug nut one by one. Don’t take them off yet.

How to change a tire

  1. Jack your car up off the ground

Use a jack to lift your car off the ground until it’s about six inches up.

  1. Remove lug nuts & tire

Remove all the lug nuts and keep them somewhere where you won’t lose them. Then, pull the tire straight off the car.

How to change a tire

  1. Replace tire

Install your spare tire on and replace all the lug nuts, tightening them one at a time.

  1. Lower your car

Use the jack to lower your car back to the ground.

After you put all of your tools away and turn off your hazards, you’re good to go!

Scenic Drives In Illinois To Take This Autumn

Scenic Drives In Illinois

When the seasons change in Illinois, there’s beauty to appreciate everywhere. If you want to really experience it, you should hop in your car for some beautiful scenic drives.

Great River Road

Great River Road follows the gorgeous and powerful Mississippi River and stretches along the western border of Illinois for over 550 miles, giving you a gorgeous view of the foliage.

Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway

Why visit a single river when you can check out three? Coast along this road where the Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois Rivers all come together. You can follow it all the way up to Grafton, where it ends at a beautiful state park!

Illinois Route 66 Scene Byway

Get your kick on Route 66 and catch some scenic beauty along with a piece of history. Besides the beauty, there are tons of unique and fun attractions along the way.

Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive

If you want to be enveloped on both sides by beautiful fall foliage, Spoon River Valley is the drive for you. It curves through the woods and provides many things to enjoy along the way, including food, entertainment, and flea markets.

So hop in your Honda and take on these beautiful drives this fall!

Welcome to the Bill Walsh Honda Blog!

Bill Walsh Honda Blog

Welcome to Bill Walsh Honda’s blog! We are a new and used Honda dealer in Ottawa, IL, just south east of the Chicago suburbs. We love connecting with our customers through as many aspects of the car buying process as possible, and are eager to share with you just what is happening in the automotive world. A few times each month, we’ll post about events that are happening in the area, fun activities or contests at our dealership, or fresh news from the Honda world. We want you to feel welcome as you visit us and are interested in becoming part of the Bill Walsh family so feel free to comment or ask us any questions whenever you want. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube! We are proud to invite you into the conversation of becoming a more informed car consumer with Bill Walsh Honda, a regional leading expert in Honda and all things automotive. Welcome!