Friday, October 30, 2009

'09 Conicelli's Halloween Costume Contest

Every year, Conicelli Autoplex's employees gather at Honda's Showroom for a fun-filled Halloween Contest.  The contest usually takes place on the day of Halloween, but it had to be a day earlier since Halloween fell on a weekend this year.  This year was filled with many creative costumes and was a great time! Congrats to Bernadette Rumsey for winning first place and Juan Pelegrin for coming in second.

After checking out the video, please leave a comment below for which costume you liked the best!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

$500 Philly Phan Phever Photo Contest with Conicelli Autoplex and Chap's Taproom

Conicelli Autoplex and Chap’s Taproom have collaborated to host a $500 Philly Phan Phever Photo Contest. Conicelli Autoplex has a Photo Phan Photo Contest Event posted on their Facebook Fan page. Post your best Phillies Phan Photo(s) to the event. The event lasts until the day of the last World Series game. The Facebook Fan with the best Phan Photo will be announced the day after the last World Series game on the Conicelli Autoplex and Chap’s Taproom Facebook Fan page. The winner will be asked to come to Conicelli Honda to receive a $250 Gift Card to Wawa. Conicelli Honda is located at 1200 W. Ridge Pike in Conshohocken, Pa.

During World Series games, there will be pictures taken of fans at Chap’s Taproom dressed in Phillies apparel. The pictures will be displayed on Chap’s Taproom and Conicelli Autoplex’s Facebook Fan page. The winner will be selected the day after the very last World Series Game. The Facebook fan with the best Phan Photo at Chap’s will be announced on the Chap’s Taproom and Conicelli Autoplex Facebook Fan pages and will be asked to go to Chap‘s to receive their $250 Gift Card. Chap’s Taproom is located at 2509 W. Main St. in Jeffersonville, Pa.

For more info, please check out Conicelli Autoplex Facebook Fan Page and Chap's Taproom Facebook Fan Page.  Please comment below with any questions or comments about tonight's event!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Phillies vs. Yankees in Game 1 of the World Series Today!

The Game starts at 7:57 on Fox at the Yankees Stadium. Cliff Lee starts out pitching for the Phillies and CC Sabathia takes the mound for the Yanks.

The Phillies won two of three games when playing them in the regular season. Both Teams have a premier ace pitcher, MVP sluggers, and both teams can hit home runs. So they are both very evenly matched up. If the Phillies win the World Series, they will be the first team to repeat as WS champs since 1998-2000.

Jay-Z and fellow New Yorker, Alicia Keys, were due to perform “New York State of Mind” for Game 1, but due to bad weather, it has been pushed to Thursday. It still isn’t clear if Game 1 will be postponed.

The Conicelli Family is a huge supporter of the Philadelphia Phillies and has created contest for fans to participate in. It is the Philly Phan Photo Contest. Add Conicelli Autoplex as a fan on Facebook and submit your photo to the event for your chance to win $250 Wawa gas/gift card.

Click the link below to link to our Event Page:

Click the links below to hear remixed Philly songs!! Leave comments below and tell us what you think!

I Got A Feeling (Phillies Version):

Empire State of Mind – Philly Version:

Friday, October 23, 2009

WIN $250 Playing the Philly Phan Phever Photo Contest

Attention Conicelli Facebook Fans: The Phillies did it again and are on their way to another World Series Victory!!! We decided to create a Philly Phan Phever Contest. All you have to do is attach your photo wearing your Phillies gear to enter for a chance to win a $250 Wawa gas/gift card. The judging began Oct. 22 and will end the day after the last World Series game is played. We will announce the winner on our facebook fan page.

Please add Conicellis as a fan by clicking here: Add Conicelli Autoplex as a Fan

Everyone that is a fan of Conicelli Autoplex can play. You can decorate your home, office, wear a Phillies creative and have fun! We look forward to your posts! May the most creative Phillies Fan win! Send this to your friends and family so they can play as well. Spread the word!

You can also send your photos to If you have any questions or comments, please post below and they will be answered shortly!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Conicelli Autoplex Donates Coats to Needy Children in "Driving Away the Cold" Campaign Sponsored by Operation Warm

Conicelli Autoplex will donate coats for needy kids through Operation Warm and Auto Dealers Association of Greater PhiladelphiaOperation Warm is one of the largest nonprofit organizations that distribute new winter coats in the United States to children that cannot afford them.
Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation purchased 10,000 new winter coats and, through Operation Warm, will distribute them to needy children in Philadelphia’s five-county area this fall.  Conicelli Nissan, Conicelli Honda, Conicelli Toyota, Conicelli Scion, and Conicelli Hyundai in Conshohocken, PA, and Conicelli Toyota in Springfield, PA have each agreed to donate an additional coat for each vehicle sold from September 1 to September 30, 2009.
Last year the combined franchises of Conicelli Autoplex donated a total of 900 coats to Operation Warm and the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia for the 2008 Driving Away the Cold Campaign.
For more info, please check out Conicelli's Press Release for Operation Warm.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ten Great Gas Saving Tips:

1. Avoid prolonged warming up of engine, even on cold mornings - Thirty to forty-five seconds is plenty of time.

2. Eliminate jack-rabbit starts. Accelerate slowly when you start from a dead stop. Don't push the pedal down for more than a quarter of the total foot travel.

3. Buy gasoline during the coolest time of day - (early morning or late evening is best).  Gasoline is the densist at this time. Gas pumps measure volumes of gasoline, not the density of fuel concentration. You are charged according to "volume of measurement".

4. Avoid filling gas tank to the very top. Overfilling results in sloshing over and out of tank. Never fill gas tank past the first "click" of fuel nozzle, if nozzle is automatic.

5. Never exceed legal speed limit. Primarily they are set for your traveling safety, however better gas efficiency also occurs. Traveling at 55 mph give you up to 21% better mileage when compared to former legal speed limits of 65 mph and 70 mph.

6. Traveling at fast rates in low gears can consume up to forty-five percent more fuel than is needed.

7. Keep windows closed when traveling at highway speeds. Keeping a window open causes air drag, which reducing your mileage by ten percent.

8. Avoid rough roads whenever possible!  Dirt or gravel can rob you of up to thirty percent of your gas mileage.

9. Stoplights are usually timed for your motoring advantage. By traveling steadily at the legal speed limit boosts your chances of having the "green light" all the way.

10. Remove excess weight from trunk or inside of car (extra tires, back seats, unnecessary heavy parts). Extra weight reduces mileage, especially when driving up hill.

Please leave any gas saving tips that you want to share in a comment!!

For more gas saving tips, please refer to

2010 Nissan Altima is the Highest Ranked Midsize Car in Initial Value by J.D. Power and Assoc.

The New 2010 Nissan Altima is the highest ranked midsize car in initial value by J.D. Power and Associates. The Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry are the Nissan Altima’s biggest competitors in its class. This automobile has just arrived at Conicelli Nissan’s Showroom this week.
For more info or questions, please check out Conicelli Nissan.

If you have test driven the new Altima, please leave a comment and let us know what you think!


Monday, October 12, 2009

How We Book in Pre-Owned Vehicles onto

Below is a brief description of the process of booking in pre-owned vehicles for the internet. (,,, etc.)

After the car has been inspected and detailed, the vehicle barcode is scanned into a handheld computer. The computer identifies the year, make, and model of the vehicle using the VIN number. The accessories and features are then manually added into the system. After all the information for the automobile is entered, it is now time to take pictures of the vehicle with the camera that is built into the handheld computer.

Once this process is finished, the handheld computer is plugged into a printer via USB port. The appropriate Window Stickers are entered into the printer. Certified pre-owned vehicles require specialized stickers.  The data is printed onto the stickers and placed on the vehicles driver-side rear window. The vehicle is now ready to be delivered to the dealership in which it is owned by. At the end of each day, the handheld computer is plugged into an internet connection.  The same information added on the window stickers along with pictures taken are added to the designated websites.

To see the online picture process results, check out: Pre-Owned Inventory

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Conicelli Body Shop Overview

Have you been in a recent accident or fender bender? Is there a dent or ding on your car that you want removed? Come to the new Conicelli Autoplex Body Shop located at 1327 Conshohocken Road in Conshohocken, PA!

You can drive right in to the new indoor drop-off, estimating, and pick-up building, where you can relax in the spacious customer lounge.

For more information, please check our Conicelli Body Shop at:

Call the Body Shop manager, George Leigh at (610) 832-0335 ext.2880 or email at

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

All new 5th Generation Toyota 4Runner Coming this Fall

Not only did Toyota add more horsepower and better gas mileage, the new SUV is smarter, more comfortable, and more versatile than ever!  It has a completely redesigned interior and a unique cargo area with three different models available: Limited, SR5, and a Trail grade for enhanced off-road capabilities.

"Backed by a quarter-century of heritage combined with the integration of the latest comfort, convenience and performance technologies, the all-new fifth-generation 4Runner has evolved into one of the most advanced mid-sized truck-based SUV's on the market while at the same time staying true to its roots as a rugged and durable off-  roader," said Bob Carter, group vice president and general Manager of Toyota Division.

For more information on the new 2010 4Runner, check out:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Conicelli Autoplex is the first PA Auto Body Shop Certified for PPG/Waterborne Use

Using PPG's waterborne paint helps improve the environment. For a shop that mixes an average of one gallon of basecoat per week, using waterborne automotive paint reduces the emission of VOCs (Volatile organic compounds) by 300 pounds annually. That's the same as eliminating the emissions of more than 1,000 cars per year.
At Conicelli's Body Shop, this process eliminates appx.18, 000 lbs. of VOCs annually, that would otherwise end up in our atmosphere. That compares to the emissions of 60,000 cars.

For more information about waterborne paint and other recent news at Conicelli’s, please check out:

Monday, October 5, 2009

USTPA Magazine's October Issue Wishes Dominic Conicelli a Happy 77th Birthday

The Official Publication of the United States Team Penning Association published a magazine article in Octobers issue in honor of Dominic Conicelli, and wishes him a Happy 77th Birthday on October 11th. Mr. C has been riding horses for over 30 years. He still competes in penning, sorting, reining, and working cowhorse competitions.

“He’s not the biggest man I’ve ever met, but he has the BIGGEST heart of any person I have had the pleasure of knowing. He has a wonderful sense of humor. He always has a hug for the ladies. Whether in work or play, he takes into consideration peoples’ feelings and opinions but, in the end, makes a decision that is honest and fair to everyone. In work or play, his generosity and kindness knows no bounds”- Marianne Crittenden Kent

Check out the rest of the article at: USTPA Youth Leaders Dom Conicelli...77 Years Young

All New 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour

Conicelli Honda is proud to offer a next evolution of the Accord with a sedan feel and a sporty appearance for the all new 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour. If you’re looking for the convenience of an SUV, but still wanting that car feel, then keep a lookout for this versatile vehicle arriving at Conicelli Honda sometime in the fall.

"Our concept is to broaden the appeal of the Accord line-up by leveraging traditional Accord strengths of fun-to-drive performance and handling while also adapting to dramatic shifts in the light truck marketplace," said Erik Berkman, vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "The Accord Crosstour accomplishes that by offering a modern interpretation of a CUV while integrating the refinement and efficiency of a premium sedan."

For more info on this new Honda, check out:

Friday, October 2, 2009

Bluetooth Can Save Your Life

Not only is Bluetooth convenient and cool, it’s also a major safety feature as well. Texting while driving increases the risk of a crash much more than previous studies have shown with motorists taking their eyes off the road longer than they do when talking or listening on their cell phones.

The Obama administration reported that nearly 6,000 people were killed and a half-million injured last year in vehicle crashes connected to driver distraction with cell phones and texting. Driver distraction was involved in 16% of all fatal crashes in 2008. Dialing a cell phone and using or reaching for an electronic device increased risk of collision about 6 times in cars and trucks.

On any given day last year, more than 800,000 vehicles were driven by someone using a handheld cell phone during the day. The greatest proportion of distracted drivers were those age 20 and under. Eighteen states have already passed laws to make texting illegal while driving.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

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