Worried About Getting Behind the Wheel Again? Here Are Some Tips for a Less Stressful Driving Experience

Driving is something that a lot of people take for granted, as it is so heavily ingrained into our daily lives. We drive to work, we drive to school, we drive to restaurants, we drive to see friends and family, and some people even drive to relieve stress and just get away from it all for a moment. 

However, for some people, driving can be an extremely stressful experience. To some, the idea of piloting a multi-ton vehicle down a busy street armed with only their knowledge of the rules of the road and the faith that other drivers are following the rules is not a comforting thought. This is why Scholfield Honda has come up with the following tips to hopefully make for a less stressful driving experience.

1. Take Deep Breaths

Taking a moment to focus on your breathing is often cited as being one of the best ways to calm your mood and reduce stress. This is for good reason. Studies have shown that diaphragmatic breathing can do wonders for decreasing stress levels and regulating blood pressure during stressful situations.

Next time you are about to hit the road, start by taking a moment to perform some deep breaths before pulling out of the driveway. You could also take deep breaths while you are actually driving, or, if you feel yourself getting anxious, pull over to the side of the road or into a parking lot. Remember, there’s nothing wrong with taking a small break!

2. Do Away with Road Rage

Road rage is something that a lot of drivers deal with. Unfortunately for many people, their immediate response to an unfavorable situation or a reckless driver is to become angry. We recommend that, whenever you are placed into a situation where another driver is making you uncomfortable or frustrated, you go into staying calm-mode instead of anger-mode. 

This can be difficult at first, but, making a conscious effort to avoid becoming angry, will do wonders for your driving experience. Most of the time, other drivers are not intentionally trying to make you angry or put you in danger. Stay calm, don’t honk, and let them be. Involving yourself is only going to make the situation worse. Let them carry on with their life and allow yourself to carry on with yours.

3. Listen to Relaxing Music

Listening to music is something that a lot of people do to help alleviate boredom and make their driving experience more enjoyable. However, depending on the person, music can also prove to be a distraction to someone who is driving. 

Excessively loud or lyrical music can distract you from the road and cause you to not hear important audio cues like car horns or emergency vehicle sirens. If you don’t want to completely get rid of music altogether, you could instead play some soothing songs or instrumental music to help calm the nerves.

4. Don’t Talk or Text

Laws regarding texting and driving have significantly tightened in the last few years and for good reason. Texting or being on the phone while you’re driving can be seriously distracting and is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents. If you are someone who already becomes anxious when driving, then introducing unnecessary distractions will only worsen your experience and put you at more risk.

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Consider silencing, putting away, and even completely shutting off your phone when you know that you are going to be driving. In addition, even having other people in the car while you’re on the road can prove to be distracting while you’re driving. If you have to have other people in the car with you, let them know that you would prefer not to talk, so that you can focus solely on the road.

5. Practice, Practice, Practice

What’s that one phrase? Practice makes perfect? That’s the one.

If you want to improve your ability as a driver and become more comfortable with the driving experience, then the best thing to do is continue to practice on a regular basis. Whether this means signing up for some driving lessons, driving with someone who’s close to you to help soothe your nerves, or just going on small drives when traffic has died down, practice does indeed make perfect.

6. Drive a Vehicle That Prioritizes Safety

Want to know another way to lower your stress levels while driving? Drive a new Honda. All of the latest Honda-manufactured vehicles are equipped with the latest in driver-safety and assistance technology. The Honda Sensing Suite allows you access to an array of state-of-the-art safety features, including Lane-Keeping Assistance*, Collision Mitigation Braking System™* when a collision is unavoidable, and Road Departure Mitigation* to prevent drifting.

Looking to invest in a new car and bring your driving experience to the next level? Visit Scholfield Honda and check out our vehicles featuring the Honda Sensing Suite today!

*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 and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions. Depending on the circumstances, CMBS™ may not go through all the alert stages before initiating the last stage (of collision mitigation). 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 high interior heat. 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. Road Departure Mitigation may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

Scholfield Honda’s 2020 Fall Fest Paint-A-Car Contest

Over the years, Scholfield Honda’s Fall Fest has garnered a bit of a reputation. It’s an event that the community looks forward to each year due to its typical camaraderie, festive food and entertainment. Though 2020 forced some changes to the typical format, it didn’t take away from the fun!

On Oct. 17, Scholfield hosted an open house at its East Kellogg showroom and invited the community to come watch a little magic for a good cause. Local artists competed in a one-of-a-kind, live painting event in which they decked the sides of 2021 Hondas with artwork inspired by four local non-profits. All participating would receive $500 toward their charity and the winning artists, with the most community votes, would receive a grand prize of $1,000. 

That day, the Honda showroom was buzzing with excitement and the creativity was flowing! Though painting a vehicle was a new medium for these artists, the results didn’t show it. In just a few hours, talented local artists transformed blank canvases into beautiful works of art representing Beauties and Beasts, Harbor House, Mark Arts and Wichita Children’s Home.

During the event, Scholfield Honda encouraged and practiced safe social distancing among guests, while also showcasing the event on Facebook Live for those wanting to tune in from home. 

Check out this timelapse video to see the artists in action!

Online and in-person voting was open to the public from Oct. 19-30. Scholfield had hoped to reach 1,000 votes, but the end result of 3,268 votes far exceeded everyone’s goals. Roger Scholfield and his team were blown away with the amount of community engagement and participation! So much so, that Roger donated $1,000 to all four non-profits! He also paid each artist $300 for their time, talent and materials. 

Scholfield Honda is proud to support the Wichita community and its local artists. Thank you to all who participated and voted in this special event!

The Winning Design

Harbor House

With Art Students from Friends University

Congratulations to the art students at Friends University for this beautiful representation of Harbor House, a Catholic Charities shelter for individuals and families suffering from domestic violence that offers a safe place to stay and support services for victims.

About the Artists

Artists German Andrade, Bella Smith, and Amanda Williams are passionate about creating and giving back to the community any chance they get. This is the first time they have teamed up on a collaborative art piece. They enjoyed bringing their unique perspective to the table in order to showcase and advocate for Catholic Charities Harbor House.


Supporting Designs

Beauties and Beasts

With Artist Kate Harter

Thank you to artist Kate Harter for her adorable design representing Beauties and Beasts, a death-row animal rescue that places animals in foster homes where they can receive the care and training needed to become family pets.

About the Artist

Kate enjoys a multitude of art mediums, including suibokuga, digital, and acrylics. She is a second-year student at Wichita State University planning to become an animator.


Mark Arts

With Artist Charlotte Patterson

Thank you to artist Charlotte Patterson for her whimsical design representing Mark Arts, an art gallery and educational center offering instruction for adults, teens and children in painting, drawing, culinary arts and more!

About the Artist

Charlotte teaches sculpture at Mark Arts. Although clay is her favorite, she enjoys painting as well. When she is not teaching; she changes roles and sits in the students’ seats. She has had work accepted in juried shows and received honorable mentions.

Wichita Children’s Home

With Artist Heather Byers

Thank you to artist Heather Byers for her vibrant design representing Wichita Children’s Home, the only emergency, temporary residential shelter for children in our community.

About the Artist

Like many artists, drawing and painting has been a lifelong pursuit for Heather. These days, murals and public art have been her focus. Heather’s first step into the arena of public art came with a collaborative 72 foot mural on the corner of Poplar and Douglas as part of Avenue Art Days. Since then, she has done multiple mural projects along East Douglas as well as in Pawnee Prairie and Osage Parks, Newman University, Mayberry Middle School, and businesses in Wichita and Oklahoma City.

4 Things You Should Know About the Pilot: Honda’s Large SUV Line

The newest model in Honda’s large SUV line is here! The 2021 Honda Pilot is one of the most well-designed and functionally sound family-style SUVs available on the market. With a number of improvements over the 2020 model, including several safety features and an increased compatibility with inclement weather, this Honda SUV is the perfect choice for your brand new family car.

1. An Exterior Designed With Style and Functionality in Mind

Just because you need a full size SUV to fit your entire family into, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t arrive at the party in style! The exterior of the 2021 Honda Pilot is both rugged and refined in its design. The front grille features an aggressive chrome layout that accentuates the headlights, which have automatic-on/off functionality.

The aerodynamic design of the exterior works hand-in-hand with our EarthDreams engine and weight-saving chassis to create a fuel-efficient driving experience. The 2021 Pilot uses striking 20-inch alloy wheels, and the taillights feature distinct LED accents.

The new Pilot Special Edition sports all of the aforementioned features while also including some of its own. It has beautiful black wheels (as opposed to silver) and roof rails that allow you to carry all kinds of stuff on top. In addition, it comes with a wireless cell phone charger and a hands-free powered tailgate.

2. A Refined Interior at Every Level

The Pilot isn’t our largest SUV just for the sake of being large. The interior of the cabin has spacious seating for not six, not seven, but eight people! A large family, plus a couple of friends can all ride in style and in complete comfort. Plush leather seats ensure that everybody, not just the front riders, enjoy a first-class experience.

Sometimes, hearing people who are all the way in the back can be difficult without resorting to shouting back and forth, which is why the Pilot is equipped with a built-in CabinTalk PA system. Other features of the cabin include tri-zone climate control, a panoramic roof, heated front seats, and a rear entertainment system.

The cargo capacity can be increased by folding either the third or both the third and second row of seats down, leading to a whopping 109 cubic feet of cargo space. In addition, the Pilot has been designed to be compatible with a number of accessories that can cater to your individual needs.

3. Extremely Capable in Almost Any Environment

This road-ready SUV is equipped to take you and your family on any kind of adventure, utilizing a state-of-the-art 9-speed automatic transmission and an array of other sophisticated features. The 2021 Honda Pilot has been tested extensively at the Automotive Enviro Testing (AET) facility in Baudette, Minnesota, which is home to some of the most severe weather conditions in the United States.

An Intelligent Traction Management system helps to improve handling across a number of terrains, including snow, mud, and sand. The Pilot is an all-wheel-drive model, guaranteeing you complete control of the vehicle, no matter what the conditions are.

4. Equipped with State-of-the-Art Safety Features

When driving your automobile, especially if you have your entire family with you, safety is the number one priority. The 2021 Honda Pilot has been designed with safety in mind; it is equipped with several state-of-the-art safety features that will give you better peace of mind while you’re on the road than ever before.

Every Pilot comes with the Honda SensingⓇ Suite, an array of safety and driver-assistance technologies designed to give you the best possible driving experience

Lane Keeping Assistance System

The Lane Keeping Assistance System* (LKAS) makes micro-adjustments when your hands are on the steering wheel that keep your vehicle perfectly centered in your current lane. It is perfect for those long highway car drives.

*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 and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

Collision Mitigation Braking System

The Collision Mitigation Braking System* (CMBS) is an advanced safety technology that can bring your automobile to a complete stop by automatically applying brake pressure when the on-board computer determines that a head-on collision is unavoidable.

*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

Road Departure Mitigation* (RDM) can detect if you cross over lane lines without signaling. It can provide steering assistance to help you return to your lane or provide braking to help you keep from leaving the roadway entirely.

*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 and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control* (ACC) helps you to maintain a preset distance from the car in front of you while driving on the highway. If the vehicle in front of you slows down, then your car will do so as well in order to maintain the correct distance.

*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.

Upgrade to the New Honda Pilot Today!

Before you go and purchase that Nissan Armada, Toyota Highlander, Ford Expedition, or Chevrolet Tahoe, make sure you head to your local Honda dealership and check out the 2021 Honda Pilot. Its superior capabilities and extensive suite of features make it the premier choice for large family-sized SUVs.

If you live in Wichita, Kansas and are in the market for a new high-quality automobile, then visit Scholfield Honda and take a look at our extensive selection of both new and pre-owned cars. Let’s get your deal started today!

How to Disinfect Your Car During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of slowing down and people beginning to socialize more and more, the importance of disinfecting and sanitizing high-traffic and high-touch areas is only increasing. 

If you have recently had any passengers in your car who are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for the coronavirus, then you would do well to clean and disinfect the interior surfaces of your car.

However, thoroughly cleaning the inside of your car can be a time-consuming and difficult task, which is why Scholfield Honda has created this guide to help you disinfect your car interiors as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

Bring Out the Vacuum

If you happen to find yourself in the less-than-uncommon predicament of not having cleaned your car in a long time (don’t worry, we’ve all been there!), then you should probably bust out the vacuum cleaner before you do anything else. Just make sure to wear gloves and a mask if you’re worried that there may actually be COVID germs in your car.

While vacuuming won’t necessarily kill the virus, sucking up all those gross dust balls, debris piles, and dirt clods that have been accumulating for the last few years will make it much easier to sanitize all the different surfaces of your car. Plus, what’s the point of cleaning your car if you’re not really cleaning it? Trust us, you’ll be glad you vacuumed when it’s all said and done. 

Sanitize All Surfaces

Now comes the most important part. The sanitization of frequently touched surfaces is what will most likely take up the most time during your disinfection process. One of the most effective ways to kill the virus is to use simple soap and water and scrub down key touch points. The areas you will definitely want to hit include the following.

  • Steering wheel
  • Exterior and interior door handles
  • Start button (if your car has one)
  • Rear view mirror
  • HVAC vents
  • Gear selector
  • Emergency brake
  • Turn signal, windshield wiper, and headlight levers
  • Knobs and buttons on the center console
  • Seat belts and belt buckles
  • Cupholders
  • Lock/unlock switches and window controls

While you’re at it, you might as well clean your keys and keyfobs. Who knows what’s accumulated on those things?

The Dos and Don’ts

Of course, when it comes to cleaning your car, especially the interior, you want to make sure that you’re not using cleaning agents and other cleaning supplies that can damage the different surfaces in your car. For example, if your car has leather seats or any other leather upholstery, then you don’t want to use alcohol to clean them.

Cleaning leather interiors with alcohol can cause them to become discolored and more easily damaged in the future. Your best bet for cleaning leather is to use soap and water first, then follow that up with a mild leather conditioner.

When it comes to the other surfaces of your car, you can use isopropyl alcohol and a soft microfiber cloth to wipe things down and get rid of any germs. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), solutions that contain more than 70% alcohol are effective at killing the virus.

Do NOT Use the Following

You should not use bleach, hydrogen peroxide, benzine, thinners, or any other cleaners that are considered harsh and abrasive. These types of chemicals will damage the upholstery and other interior surfaces of your car.

You should also avoid ammonia-based cleaners when disinfecting the screen on your center console (assuming your car has one). Ammonia can damage the anti-glare and anti-fingerprint coatings.

Once your car is all nice and squeaky clean, make sure you wash your hands thoroughly and maybe even take a shower. If any particles containing the virus got on you, then you’re going to want to wash it off immediately. Also, consider keeping a bottle of hand sanitizer in your car for future use.

If you would rather not disinfect your own car, then consider taking it to a professional cleaner. Beginning in October, Scholfield Honda will be providing cleaning and disinfecting services for those looking to eliminate any trace remnants of the virus in their car.

Our experts will kill the mold, mildew, and other odor-causing organisms inside your vehicle, leaving it smelling fresh and clean! The service includes a vacuuming, interior cleaning using EPA and USDA approved disinfectant, a car wash, and a thorough window cleaning. Sanitize your ride for only $29.99!

Or, if you need any other work done on your Honda, such as an oil change, engine repair, or if you just need to replace some individual parts, then take a look at all of the different services we provide!

Women in Automotive

At Scholfield Honda, we take pride in celebrating and supporting women who work in the automotive industry.

On Monday, Feb. 17 at NADA’s Live Stage located on the central concourse of the Las Vegas Convention Center, four women leaders presented the grand-prize winner of the third annual Women Driving Auto Retail video contest to our Scholfield Honda team.

We spoke with some of the inspiring women who are a part of the Scholfield family. They talked about their experiences, past stigmas and why they would encourage other women to pursue a career in automotive today.

Office Manager Lorina Hilton talked a bit about her start in the industry and how that has changed over time.

“When I first started it was a little intimidating. It was kind of a man’s world. There were mostly men salesmen, all men technicians and all men running management; it was intimidating. I would say that all of those are almost non-existent now,” she said.

So, how does Lorina feel about her job at Scholfield?

I love my job because I work with awesome people. Everyone has goals and everyone is goal-driven. I feel like my opinions matter, I feel like my suggestions matter

When asked about how she feels about working at Scholfield, Appointment Coordinator Lisa Doa said, “Scholfield empowers women by treating us all the same. Everybody is very friendly with each other.”

Service Advisor Caitlin Hays had a certain stereotype in mind surrounding the industry, but working at Scholfield changed that. “Before I joined the auto industry, I had the idea that it was going to be very much male-driven whereas coming into Scholfield, it has proved that it is nothing like that.”

Caitlin believes that the auto industry is still fairly male-driven overall, but a great equalizer.

You succeed on your own merits,” she said. “So, if a woman is dedicated and works hard she can do just as well as her male counterparts.

Service Manager, Jennifer Snodgrass, is a prime example of what hard work and success look like in auto.

When asked about her role, Jennifer said, “I wear a lot of hats here. I am the service manager, but I also cover in the parts department, I help the service advisors, I move cars, I do pretty much everything except work on the cars.

If you are looking for a woman who knows her way around the repair and maintenance side of things, Lesbie Rodriguez is one of the best technicians around and you can tell she has a passion for what she does. “My favorite part of my job is finishing the job on the car because you feel like you did something, completed something, and that you got it done right.”

It is pretty obvious that there is a serious shift going on in the automotive space and for any other women wanting to enter the industry, our team members had a few words they wanted to share.

Service Advisor Brittanie Genosky said, “If any other woman was thinking about going into this industry, I would tell her, ‘Go for it. This is a great place to work!’ A lot of female customers like to see other women working in this industry so I would tell them, ‘Just come try it!’”

Lorina Hilton also spoke specifically on the industry shift.

The auto industry is a great place for women to succeed because the auto industry is changing. More and more women are buying more cars, feeling more comfortable coming to our service department, and making more decisions based on their needs so there is more of a need for women to be in the auto industry.”

For the seventh consecutive year, Scholfield Honda has been honored with the 2019 Women’s Choice Award® for Outstanding Customer Experience. The Scholfield dealership qualified based on receiving excellent survey scores in several areas including the overall sales experience, where 9 out of 10 of their female customers reported that they would highly recommend Scholfield Honda to friends and family.

Are you interested in exploring job opportunities with Scholfield Honda? Click here to head over to our career page!

Staying Safe This Flu Season

With the flu season in full swing, we wanted to share what we’re doing here for our family of employees and all visitors to our store.

To get ahead of the issue, we formed a task force several weeks ago to study what we could do. From there, we set up hand-sanitizing stations in key areas of our dealership.

On Friday, March 6, all Scholfield Honda locations were sprayed with a high-grade disinfectant designed to assist our already thorough nightly store cleanings. Serviced areas included:

  • All customer chairs, tables and furniture
  • Our Kid’s Zone
  • Bathrooms and employee break rooms
  • Employee phones, computers and desks
  • Technician toolboxes
  • Parts counter areas at Honda East and Honda Service West

We will repeat this process on a routine basis to help ensure a clean environment for our valued employees, clients, vendors and guests.

Scholfield Honda will continue to educate our staff regarding the simple steps we can include in routine:

  • Reducing handshaking to a minimum, though it’s the ultimate gesture of greeting and goodwill in our industry.
  • Always washing or sterilizing hands after a handshake.
  • Washing or sterilizing hands multiple times throughout the day.

We also will ask any employee who is sick or running a fever to not report for work.

We believe the steps we’ve taken, and will continue to take, will help eliminate concerns people may have when visiting our store.

We truly care about the health and well being of our employees, customers and community.

Sincerely,

Roger Scholfield
Owner

Top 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Buy a New Car

Buying a new car is one of the most significant purchases you’ll ever make in life, and it is important to know exactly what you want before you start signing the paperwork.

When purchasing a new car, you should ask yourself:

  1. What features are most important
  2. What type of warranty you need
  3. What your budget is
  4. If there are any extra features you want
  5. If your budget can handle any additional fee

Let’s take a deeper look at each of these new car questions.


1. What Features Are Important to Me?

When buying a new car, it’s important to ask yourself how you’re going to be using the car. If you have a large family, you’ll likely want a vehicle that has good gas mileage, plenty of seating (ideally enough seating for 6-8 because you’ll appreciate the extra room), and dependability.

However, if you need to tow a trailer on the weekends, you’ll want a car that has a good tow rating and a payload that can handle everything.

Don’t forget to consider any changes that your life or your family may see in the future. Families expecting new children in the next couple of years will likely want to avoid the two-seater sports cars for obvious reasons. On the other hand, if you have travel on the road a lot, a smaller car will help you save more on gas and other costs along the way.

This question all comes down to what type of car suits your specific needs. Here is a short list of key features to help you get started:

  • Four-wheel drive
  • Good gas mileage
  • Number of seats
  • Towing capacity
  • Trunk space
  • Horsepower


2. What Type of Warranty Should I Look for?

You want your vehicle investment to last you as long as possible. On average, most car warranties last up to three years or at least 36,000 miles, but you should ask yourself if that’s long enough for you or should you think about adding an extended warranty? The question essentially comes down to, “Can I afford a major repair after the factory coverage runs out?”

You still want to make sure you know exactly what a vehicle’s warranty covers before purchase. Some basic warranties cover a vehicle’s “bumper to bumper” composition that includes nearly everything from the front of the car’s bumper to the back.

Most Powertrain warranties, however, cover the things that the automakers manufacture such as the engine, drivetrain, the air conditioning, and electrical system.
Warranties tend to vary based on the automaker, dealership and the vehicles themselves, but you’ll want to make sure you’re actually getting a good deal. For example, some car manufacturers offer excellent warranties that may seem too good to be true, and they often are. Always read the full warranty!

You don’t want to encounter any unwanted repairs in the future, but you want to be sure that you read all the warranty terms so that you adhere to them closely and don’t run the risk of voiding your coverage.

3. What Is Within My Budget?

While there isn’t an “ideal” number you should spend on a car, it’s wise to keep two general rules in mind when budgeting:

  1. The total value of your vehicle should never be more than half your annual income. So, if you make $50,000 per year, your car should not cost more than $25,000.
  2. Another rule to keep in mind is that you shouldn’t spend more than 50% of your monthly income on a fixed expense such as a car payment.


So, if you’re trying to decide what you can afford, make sure that whatever total car payment you end up with doesn’t exceed that amount.

If you have your heart set on a particular make or brand, try looking for an older model or something comparable. Some other things to keep in mind when thinking about your vehicle budget are:

  • Fuel economy
  • Insurance
  • Vehicle registration
  • Maintenance and servicing
  • Tire costs


4. Are There any Extra Features I Want?

More new car dealers than ever are offering in-dash, technology options like satellite navigation, internet access, and infotainment systems.

For some people, these features are extremely important while others would like to keep the additional costs of buying a new car as low as possible. It all comes down to how important these features are to you and your needs.

5. Are There Additional Fees I Need to Consider?

When you’re getting ready to purchase a new car, remember that you’re paying for more than just the car itself.

Documentation, registry fees, and sales tax are standard, but there may be additional fees at some dealerships like preparation fees. Don’t be afraid to ask questions so you know exactly what you’re paying for.

Looking for a New Honda in Wichita?

If you are in the market for a new car, take a look at our online inventory or stop by our showroom at 7017 East Kellogg Dr today and find the car that is right for you!

Don’t Miss the Honda Spring Sales Event

You probably have a long list of things to do this spring, so when you’re ready to take a break, come check out the Spring into a Honda Sales Event here at our Wichita, KS dealership. You’ll get an amazing deal on the new 2014 Honda Accord, which is already a car that delivers a phenomenal value for ages. Check out this commercial that shows off the sale.

If you needed one more reason on top of the incredible features you’ll find in the new Accord, this spring sale is it. We’ll work with you to give you the best deal possible so you can drive away with one of the most popular and reliable models on the market.

Learn more about the Spring into a Honda Sales Event by visiting us here at Scholfield Honda, and we’ll be sure to help pick out the best vehicle for you.

Service Advisors Earn Top Spot in National Honda Ranking

Scholfield Honda’s Service Advisors had a really good reason to celebrate last night with a visit to Xtreme Racing: They placed in the TOP 50 of more than 1,000 Honda dealerships nationwide for receiving top Customer Service Evaluation scores. Congrats to this great crew for RANKING 38th in the country! Thanks for all your hard work.

Scholfield Honda Service Advisors

L to R: Brad Cox, GM, Paul Ha, Matt Caton, East Service Manager, Doug Faulkner, Director of Parts & Service, Shane MacWilliams, Brittainie Genosky, Josh Floyd, Travis Sonka and Matt Trego.

Scholfield Honda Service Advisors

Honda Civic Versus Toyota Corolla: An Ultimate Comparison

If you’re in the market for a new compact car, chances are you’ve been researching and comparing two of the auto industry’s popular workhorses: the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla. These compact cars have been setting the standard for style, performance, comfort, and reliability in the compact-car arena since they hit the streets decades ago.

Over the years, the competition between these two vehicles has driven their individual advancement. As you might guess, we’re big fans of the Honda Civic. Year after year, the Civic accelerates past the Corolla in both performance and styling.

Model Lineups

Both the Civic and Corolla have three standard configurations. The Corolla is available as a sedan, hatchback or hybrid. On the other hand, the Civic comes in sedan, hatchback, and coupe configurations. The base Corolla L starts at $19,600, while the top-of-the-line XSE starts at $25,550. In comparison, the Civic LX starts at $19,550 MSRP*, ranging to the most expensive Touring trim starting at $27,400 MSRP*.

*MSRP starting at $27,400 excluding tax, license, registration, $930.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

Honda hasn’t engineered a hybrid Civic since the Insight fills that position in the lineup. 

Exterior Comparison

Both models feature the sleek elements that have become benchmarks for style in the compact-car segment. 

It’s easy to be wooed by the Corolla’s exterior. Available in eight colors, the Corolla features slimmed-down, angle-dependent styling. When compared to the Civic, the Corolla has a narrower wheelbase and is noticeably shorter—eight inches shorter to be precise. The Corolla features LED headlights, LED taillights and optional exterior accents.

On the other hand, the Civic’s striking exterior races laps around the Corolla. Also available in eight colors, the Civic boasts an assertive, stylish design. Featuring sharpened, yet smooth body lines, the Civic’s elongated wheelbase adds a touch of sophistication, which is oftentimes skipped over in the compact-car segment. You’ll also notice that the Civic has a wider stance than the Corolla. This design creates better handling and a smoother ride on more demanding roadways.

What’s Under the Hood?

The LX and Sport Civics come with a fuel-efficient 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter engine*. If you’re looking for performance, the EX, EX-L and Touring trims feature a 174-horsepower, 1.5-liter turbocharged engine. The Civic also features a sporty chassis with MacPherson struts standard. In terms of fuel efficiency, expect to achieve 29 miles per gallon* in the city and 38 miles per gallon* on the highway.

*LX & Sport 158 hp @ 6500 rpm (SAE net). EX, EX-L & Touring 174 hp @ 6000 rpm (SAE net). 25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for LX & Sport 6MT trims. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

Toyota equipped the base trim Corollas with an underpowered 139-horsepower, 1.8-liter engine. You’ll find that the higher-trimmed Corollas are lacking gusto behind the gas pedal as well. The 2.0-liter “Valvematic” engine delivers a less than impressive accolade of 169 horsepower. The Corolla’s similar, yet narrowed chassis produces a rougher ride and stiffer, less forgiving handling. Expect to see similar gas mileage from the Corolla as you do from the Civic, averaging 29 miles per gallon in the city and 38 miles per gallon on the highway.

Comparing Cabins

With smart engineering, the Honda Civic feels more spacious than your average compact car. The newest Civic has a slew of available features, including a smart driver information interface, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and shift knob, electric parking brake, heated seats, remote engine start, 8-way powered driver’s seat and wireless phone charging. All Honda Civics come with standard Honda SensingⓇ safety features, including a Collision Mitigation Braking System™*, Road Departure Mitigation System™*, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow* and a Lane Keeping Assist System*. For more information, visit Honda’s website for a complete list of available Civic features and technology.

*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 and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions. ACC with Low-Speed Follow 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. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.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 and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

Toyota focused on creating a premium feel within the Corolla’s interior, rather than adding driver-friendly features. Optional equipment includes leather-wrapped steering wheel, soft-touch accents, 8-inch touchscreen display, blind-spot monitoring, remote connect and adaptive front lighting. The Corolla employs Toyota Safety Sense, which includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Road Edge Detection, Automatic High Beams, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracing Assist and Road Sign Assist.

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We can talk about the Civic all day long, but it’s time to buckle up see how fun this compact is to drive for yourself. Click here to view our Civic inventory or give us a call at 316-688-6400 to schedule your test drive.