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Checkered Flag's Blog of the latest Automotive News

Weekend Midtown Tunnel Closure

 

Traffic Alert for Hampton Roads

Source: [The Virginian Pilot]

Portsmouth/Norfolk

The eastbound lane of the Midtown Tunnel, from Portsmouth to Norfolk, will be closed this weekend for maintenance.
The lane closed at 9 p.m. Friday and reopens at 5 a.m. Monday, a Virginia Department of Transportation news release says.

The westbound lane will not be affected.

The eastbound lane was closed the weekend of Aug. 5, but weather delayed the work, described as substructure bridge painting. If weather delays the work again, an additional closure will happen next weekend.

Drivers can use the Downtown Tunnel as an…
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Must Have Odd Tech Gadgets

 

If there's one thing Checkered Flag fans love almost as much as awesome cars, trucks, and SUVs, it's..well, it's food.  But, next in line are super-cool-funky-high-tech gadgets.  Many of our top-selling vehicles at Checkered Flag BMW, Hyundai, Volkswagen, etc. are equipped with all sorts of modern fun technologies including iPad controls, Wi-Fi, and assisted driving features that really get our customers excited!

Every year, right around this time, tech companies start to release the newest and coolest new designs to get us all going for our Christmas lists.  And this year is no different! 

Sure, some…
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Honest Twins Hockey Prize Dilemma




Honesty is the best policy, but, does it always pay to tell the truth? 

Well, one Minnesota family is struggling this week with one expensive dilemma.  If you haven't caught the story about the Minnesota twins that won $50,000 with an unbelievable hockey shot this week, then you have got to see…
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Strange Things People Rent



Taking any last minute trips to round out your summer?  Well, why not leave your perfectly detailed BMW or your higher mileage CrewMax truck at home and pick up a comfortable clean low-mileage rental car from Checkered Flag instead!

Many of our Checkered Flag customers don't realize that Checkered Flag has rental cars available at many of our locations.  Often, people take advantage of the rental vehicles while their cars are in the shop for repair, but, the rentals are also available for regular use as well.  If you would like to check on rental car availability for any…
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August Honda Accord Specials

 

The weather in Hampton Roads has been unseasonably nice this week, but the August values at Checkered Flag Honda will have you Feelin' Hot Hot HOT! 

This final week of July, your favorite Norfolk Honda dealer, Checkered Flag Honda, is wrapping up outstanding specials on 2011 Honda Accord models. 



2011 Accord Coupe 5 Speed Automatic LX-S Featured Special Lease

$0 first months payment, $270.00 per month for 35 months
$0 down payment, $0 security deposit. For well-qualified lessees.

FEATURED SPECIAL LEASE: Closed end lease for 2011 Accord Coupe 5 Speed Automatic LX-S (CS1B3BEW) available from 07/06/2011 through…
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Summer Safety: How to Change a Tire


Photo Source: [Motor Trend]

Welcome back for another installment of Checkered Flag's Summer Safety Series.  This week we're going to review one of the most popular safety sessions that we have run a few times over the years. 

Every driver on the road should know how to change a flat tire.  Yes, even of those of you with roadside service…

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Ride the Tide for Free This Weekend



The Tide light rail service begins this Friday, August 19th!

Virginia's first light rail system will open this Friday at 6am.  For the grand opening weekend, all Hampton Roads residents can ride the Tide for free!  Paid fares will not be required until Monday, August 22nd. 

The Tide rail line is 7.4 miles long extending from the Eastern Virginia…
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Cars and Coffee Photos and Info





Our August Checkered Flag Cars and Coffee was a huge success!  Dozens of local auto enthusiasts came out on the warm morning to enjoy coffee, car talk, and show off their snazzy sets of wheels. 

Over the past couple of years, Hampton Roads Cars and Coffee sponsored by Checkered Flag, has become a local hit!  Tire kickers and car…
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