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Pet Adoption Day at Kokomo Auto World!

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

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If you’re looking for your next best friend, come join us August 1 between 10am to 2pm at Kokomo Auto World to help us find homes for the lonely pets in our community.

Kokomo Auto World is teaming up with the Kokomo Humane Society for an adoption event to benefit animals in our community with a home or family.

Where is the event?

The adoption event will be held at Kokomo Auto World, 3813 S. Lafountain Street, Kokomo, Indiana.

Will there be both dogs and cats to choose from?

Yes! The Kokomo Humane Society will be bringing a large selection of both dogs and cats eligible for adoption.

What will I need to do to qualify to adopt?

Those seeking to adopt will need to complete an application at the event. The Kokomo Humane Society will lead you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

What is the cost to adopt?

The cost for cats is free, but donations are encouraged, and the cost for dogs ranges from $50 to $130 (depending on their spay/neuter status). Each pet also comes with a starter kit from the Humane Society, which includes food, a toy, and a tennis ball so you can start having fun with your new friend right away!

Will I be able to take my new pet home the same day?

If you successfully complete the application and your new pet is already spayed/neutered, definitely! If the animal you’re seeking to adopt has yet to be spayed or neutered, you will have to wait for that process to be completed before taking your dog or cat home.

How can I make a donation to the Kokomo Humane Society?

If you want to offer even more help, or if you’re just not able to adopt a pet right now but still want to help, there will be designated donation boxes present at the event. If you adopt that day, you can also include a donation with your adoption fee. If you can’t make it out for the event, you can always donate here.

How about a new ride for your new friend?

Leave Kokomo Auto World with a new friend and a new ride! Come see us before or after the event to shop for your next car, truck, or SUV.

Top Things to Do in Kokomo This Summer

Monday, July 6th, 2015

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If you plan on spending your summer vacation in Kokomo this summer, you should still have your vehicle checked and, if necessary, serviced, before you head out to any summer events. If you are in the market for a new vehicle but had planned on holding off for a bit, change your plans and stop by Kokomo Auto World to test drive the vehicle you are interested in – it would be so much nicer to travel to events, even local events, in a brand new car, truck or SUV.

Farmer’s Market

On Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. the Kokomo Downtown Farmer’s Market will be open at the corner of Mulberry & Washington Streets. The farmer’s market is open until 1:00 p.m. every Saturday through October 10. For more information visit kokomofarmersmarket.com.

Indiana H.O.G. State Rally

The Indiana Harley Owners Group State Rally will be held July 23, 2015 through July 25, 2015 in Kokomo. Even if you don’t have a bike, stop by to see all of the different bikes. The rally will feature escorted rides, bands, a parade and more. Register to take part and learn more at instatehogrally.com.

First Friday “Band Night”

On August 7, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Kokomo, the First Friday “Band Night” will be held. There will also be free self-guided arts tours in the downtown district. The event runs from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Winding Creek Bluegrass Festival

From Friday, August 21, 2015 through Sunday August 23, 2015, the Winding Creek Bluegrass Festival will he held at 100 South 9980 West, Russiaville, which is about 10 miles west of Kokomo. The event will include artists, vendors, concerts, workshops, an antique tractor show and more. For more information visit windingcreekbluegrass.com.

Visit Kokomo Auto World

Stop by Kokomo Auto World to test drive a new vehicle or give us a call to set up an appointment to have your vehicle serviced or at least checked before you head out on the road.

Summertime Near Kokomo

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

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If you are in the market for a new vehicle to take to summer events, stop by Kokomo Auto World for a test drive. You’ll find what you need whether you prefer a Honda or a Toyota. And, if you just bought a new car from us last your, be sure your maintenance is up to date. If not, call our service center for an appointment before you head out to all the summer events.

Ben Harper

On June 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., Ben Harper will be performing at the Lawn at White River State Park, 801 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204. Tickets are $37.50 and are available at Ticket Master or Vividseats.com.

Rhythm, Brews, and BBQ: Featuring Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel

On June 12, 2015 from 7:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. at The State Theatre, 317 E. Market Street, Logansport, Indiana, 46947, Mike Mulligan and Steam Shovel will be performing at the Rhythm, Brews, and BBQ event. The event is open to all ages. In addition to the great music, good food, beer and wine will be available.

Shively’s Bar-B-Cue will be available next to the theatre. Bring a plate into the theatre and enjoy. The proceeds will benefit the Revive the State Sign Fund. Additional performers include Steve & Jesse Michaels with Danny Thiry and Kevin Bean’s 3-Ring Circle.

Cabaret seats are $8 and general admission is $5.

2015 Hot Dog Festival Rumble in the Streets

On June 13, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. – and daily until July 17, 2015, head over to the Hot Dog CrossFit, 558 West Walnut Street, Frankfort, Indiana, 46041. The Rumble in the Street is a competition for partners (male and male; female and female). It takes place alongside the Hot Dog Festival. The competition is limited to 20 men’s teams and 20 women’s teams. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com.

Visit Kokomo Auto World

Be sure to stop by Kokomo Auto World to test drive a new Honda or Toyota or to have your current vehicle serviced before you head out to the many events around the Kokomo area this summer.

Exciting Memorial Day Events In and Near Kokomo

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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Before you head out to some of these Central Indiana events, be sure you have your vehicle serviced at Kokomo Auto World so you have less chance of breaking down. If you are in the market for a new vehicle, stop by to test drive a sedan, SUV, truck or coupe.

Beech Grove Cemetery Service

At 11:00 a.m. at the Beech Grove Cemetery, a prelude of music starts at 10:45 a.m. At 11:00 a.m., the service, which includes the Pledge of Allegiance by Mayor Dennis Tyler, music, “Taps” and a rifle salute will be held. America’s Hometown Band will pay “Taps.” The Delaware County Honor Guard will perform the rifle salute. Nate LaMar, a military academy liaison officer will read the 2014 veteran’s list; and finally, there will be a laying of the wreath by Pat Hale.

Bloomington will also hold a Memorial Day program at the Valhalla Cemetery starting at 9:30 a.m.

Indianapolis

The Crown Hill Funeral Home will hold the 146th Annual Memorial Day Service at noon. Later that evening, starting at 6:05 p.m., the Indianapolis Indians will be playing. There will be game-worn camo jerseys courtesy of the Indiana National Guard plus a post game fireworks show.

Grissom Air Museum

In Kokomo, the Grissom Air Museum will be open starting at 10:00 a.m. Military speakers will be there through 4:00 p.m.

Memorial Day Parade

The Logansport Memorial Day parade will start at the Logansport City Building at 10:00 a.m.

Memorial Day Service

There will also be a Memorial Day Service at the Bethel Cemetery in Muncie starting at 10:00 a.m.

Visit Kokomo Auto World

Be sure to visit Kokomo Auto World before the holiday weekend to pick out a new vehicle or to have your vehicle serviced. Check our web site for service specials, finance and lease specials, and specials we may be running on new and used vehicles.

Kokomo Auto Teams Up with Kokomo Humane Society

Monday, April 27th, 2015

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Kokomo Auto World teamed up with the Kokomo Humane Society to bring you a pet of the week. If you are looking for a pet, visit our Facebook page to see the pet of the week, then visit the Humane Society’s page for more information about that pet.

If you get a new pet, especially a larger dog, you might need a new car to take your new best friend everywhere with you. Whether you want to go to the beach, to the dog park or go shopping for your new best friend, you’ll need some reliable transportation; and should you take your new dog, something that will transport the dog.

Whether you choose from a new hybrid vehicle or a larger SUV, choose the vehicle with your pet in mind. If you have a black lab that loves to go swimming, you might be better off with the Pilot or Odyssey. Ask for a trim level with a built in vacuum so it’s easier to vacuum beach sand and pet hair from you new car without having to drag a vacuum outside or go to the car wash every time you take your new best friend out.

The 2015 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite features a vacuum in the rear cargo area. The vacuum features a removable dust bin, hose that reaches the front of the vehicle and two attachments. This is perfect for cleaning up after children and pets.

Additional features include HondaLink, push-button start, various cargo configurations, audio touch screen, Bluetooth, Cool Box an 8-inch intelligent multi-information display, satellite-linked navigation, USB, Song-by-Voice, blind sport information, a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines and a DVD rear entertainment center.

Visit Kokomo Auto World

Stop by Kokomo Auto World for more information about the 2015 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite and to ask about our pet of the week – or visit our Facebook page for more information about our pet of the week.

Why You Should Visit the City of Kokomo

Monday, April 6th, 2015

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If you are not from Kokomo, this is a city you should visit. There are many sites to see, plus if you are looking for a new Honda or Toyota, you can visit Kokomo Auto World and pick up some great deals while you are visiting.

Chief Kokomo

Be sure to visit Chief Kokomo’s burial place. The town was named after Chief Kokomo; and his grave is located in Pioneer Cemetery on the 400 block of Purdum Street. The Grand Army of the Republic built the cenotaph in 1911.

Darrough Chapel Park

Visit Darrough Chapel Park and the Peace Garden. This garden commemorates Japanese-Americans. Students at Indiana University created a garden using bamboo and stone pillars. Darrough Chapel Park is located at 602 S. Goyer Road.

Also at the park, you’ll find the Darrough Chapel Veteran’s Memorial. The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Park was dedicated in 2002 and it commemorates soldiers who were in the Vietnam Conflict. Veterans’ names are engraved in a stone wall surrounding a statue of a kneeling soldier and in the bricks on the walkway leading to the statue.

The Civil War Cannon

Visit Highland Park’s Visitor’s Center to see the recently restored Kokomo Cannon, a cannon that was originally donated by Thomas J. Harrison Post #30 of the Grand Army of the Republic by Congress on August 8, 1882. Of the two cannons donated, only this one remains. It is a 12-pound bronze field Howitzer. The cannon was originally to honor Civil War veterans, but now honors all veterans.

Vermont Covered Bridge

The only remaining Smith Type #3 truss covered bridge in Indiana lives in Kokomo. The bridge was originally from Vermont, a town about 5 miles east of Kokomo. The bridge is located in Highland Park and is open to foot traffic during the summer months.

Visit Kokomo Auto World

When you are in the area – or even if you are from the area and are visiting these landmarks for the first time – stop by Kokomo Auto World to take advantage of our great prices if you are in the market for a new Honda or Toyota. If you don’t plan in getting a new vehicle this year, be sure to call to schedule a service appointment for maintenance.

Support the community and enjoy fresh produce at these farmers’ markets

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Central Indiana Farmers’ Markets

Springtime in central Indiana is filled with optimism. As temperatures continue to rise and outdoor activity slowly but surely increases in the community, the desire to get out and enjoy some fresh air becomes more prevalent than ever. One of the ways to enjoy the great outdoors and support local gardeners, farmers and craftspeople is to get out and enjoy the many central Indiana farmers’ markets. So set mark your calendars, set your alarms, and be sure you know how to use your Honda Magic Seats, because you never know when you’ll return home with a car full of farmers’ market goods. (more…)

Spring Road Trips

Monday, March 30th, 2015

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Now that it’s spring, you’re probably ready to get out of the house and go on a trip just for the sake of being out in nice weather. As part of your road trip planning, be sure to have your vehicle checked – or serviced if needed – at Kokomo Auto World. And, if think it’s time for something new, stop by to test drive one or three new Honda or Toyota models.

Lafayette

Head over to Lafayette to shop at over 15 antique outlets and storefronts. Be sure to stop by Bistro 501 for some great food including cheeseboards, frites and mussels. This is a great way to increase your antique collection or get one started.

Williamsport

Stop in Williamsport to visit the Blue Elephant Store and Williamsport Falls. Take the trail downstream to stand under the 90-foot sandstone falls. Be sure you have your camera for some great pictures.

Covington

If you visit Lafayette and didn’t get enough antique shopping in, stop by Leaping Leopard Antiques and Back Home Again Antiques in Covington where you’ll find everything from kitchenware to primitives. Grab some soft serve cookie dough Razzle at the Sundae Shoppe.

Newburgh

Visit this river-front hamlet to hike the Rivertown Trail, grab some sliced-to-order sandwiches at Vecchio’s Italian Market and Delicatessen or buy some fashions at Flutter. You just might walk away with a pair of Isola wedge booties or something else you didn’t plan on when you stop by.

Visit Kokomo Auto World

Stop by Kokomo Auto World before you leave town to have your Honda or Toyota serviced – or at least checked out. And, if you are in the market for something new to take on a spring road trip, test drive one of our Honda or Toyota models so you can ride in comfort and know that your new car is reliable.

Go Pro With Kokomo

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

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While it’s still pretty cold outside, you are probably chomping at the bit to get in the water, whether it’s white water rafting, kayaking, fishing or just lazing around on the boat. You can now film the fun times and excitement with a new Go Pro camera. Buy a new vehicle at Kokomo Auto World during March and get a free Go Pro Camera.

What to Get

Chances are, if you are planning on taking the boat out, going fishing or doing some white water, you’ll need a vehicle with enough space to carry your gear. The Honda Pilot has plenty of room for friends and gear. The Pilot seats up to eight people, plus has space behind the third row seat for gear. On top of that, you can add roof rails and a canoe rack or storage bin.

Interior Features

Interior features include a radio data system, audio controls mounted on a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, DVD/rear seat entertainment, AM/FM stereo, CD player, rear reading lights, XM radio, first aid kit, overhead console, compass, door bins, several airbags, vanity mirrors, dual zone air conditioning, rear air conditioning, speed-sensing steering, front bucket seats with anti-whiplash head restraints, outside temperature display and a rear view camera.

Exterior Features

Exterior features include heated power door mirrors, fully automatic headlights, speed sensitive wipers, speed control, electronic stability control, traction control, ABS brakes, variably intermittent wipers, power moon roof, 18-inch alloy wheels, a low tire pressure warning system, panic alarm and a rear window defroster.

Additional Features

Additional features include a HomeLink garage door transmitter, Bluetooth, an MP3 decoder, front fog lights, illuminated entry, a rear window wiper, brake assist, automatic temperature control and remote keyless entry.

Visit Kokomo Auto World

Stop by Kokomo Auto World to test drive a Honda or a Toyota.

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with the central Indiana community

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
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2015 St. Patrick’s Day Events Kokomo IN

It’s time time to find your finest green outfit and to stock up on corned beef and cabbage, because St. Patrick’s Day 2015 is right around the corner. Of course, mid-March also means that spring is on the horizon, which is reason enough to celebrate. As St. Patrick’s Day 2015 approaches, there is plenty to do in the Kokomo IN area. To help you plan for the upcoming holiday, we compiled a list of 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Events near Kokomo IN so you can get out and celebrate Irish heritage in the community. (more…)