It can be hard work being a student – so why shouldn’t you be rewarded! Wouldn’t it be nice to get in the front seat of your very own new car?  As a student or recent graduate, did you know that you are eligible for outstanding corporate offers from both Honda Canada and General Motors Canada?

Honda Canada Graduate Program

If you are a recent graduate looking to lease or finance a new vehicle, this is for you.  Honda requires no down payment and makes it easier for those individuals who have little or no credit history. 

Who is Eligible?

  • Graduates of an accredited minimum 3 or 4 year university program
  • Graduates of an accredited 2 or 3 year nursing school program
  • Graduates of a police or military school
  • Graduates of an accredited community college (minimum 2 year program)
  • Must have graduated within the last 12 months of an application date

If you would like more information on this Graduate Program, please click here.

General Motors Student Bonus Program

With GM, if you’re a student or graduate, when you buy or finance a new vehicle you can get up to $750 off your purchase!  For complete list of vehicles and rebates, click here.

Who is Eligible?

  • Full-time high school students of a recognized high school.
  • Have graduated within the last 4 years from a recognized high school.
  • Are a part-time or full-time student enrolled in an accredited College, CEGEP or University.
  • Are a part-time or full-time student of an adult and vocational program
  • Have graduated within the last 4 years from and accredited part-time or full-time adult and vocational program.

If you would like more information on this Student Program, please click here

These are two programs you don’t want to miss out on.  Make sure and visit us at any of our 3 locations: Image Honda, Queenston on the Mountain or Queenston on Centennial.   Let us do the homework for a change and help get you into a new vehicle come graduation!

By: Amy Cochren

Credit: General Motors Canada
Honda Canada


We’ve all heard of waxing your vehicle, but many people undervalue its importance.  How many times have you gone to have your car washed and been asked the question “Would you like to add the wax to your carwash today?” More often than not, we’re willing to bet your answer has been no.  Did you know that it is as important to wax your car as it is to regularly wash it?  A car wax does not need to be done as frequently as car wash; however, it should be performed at a minimum of twice a year.  This process will help seal your car from environmental contaminants and can command a higher resale value for your vehicle.  There are three main reasons why this should be done:

Water Protection:

When you wax your vehicle, you create a layer between the water and the paint.  If a proper wax has been completed, the water will form beads on the vehicle and slide down the sides.  When you do not have that element of protection, the water will cause damage to your vehicle’s paint finish, which over time, will lead to fading and ultimately diminish the paint’s lustre.

Sunlight Protection:

There are a couple ways that sunlight can cause damage to your paint, which is why it is important to wax.  Without the protection from the wax, when it rains or snows, beads of water form on the surface of your vehicle, which act as a magnifier for the sun.  Essentially, this will cause the paint to burn in certain areas creating a lightening and darkening effect on the paint. Without a proper wax, sunlight’s UV rays will also infiltrate and can bleach the paint.

Rust Protection:

Without wax, water can get under paint and cause corrosion.  Wax will also protect against rust caused by humidity.

By: Amy Cochren

Marty Muis – 25 Years of Service!

Queenston on Centennial would like to congratulate Marty Muis on 25 years of service!  We would like to extend our gratitude for his hard work and dedication over the years.

For those of you who don’t know Marty, he started as a Sales Representative with Queenston in February of 1987.  Since then, he has worked passionately on building solid relationships with his customers.  Always going above and beyond for his clients, Marty values each customer as a friend and has established many relationships both in and out of the dealership.  In fact, because of these relationships, 100% of his business is from repeat customers and referrals.  If you have ever had the pleasure of doing business with Marty, you know for certain that he is a man of his word, and that you can always depend on his honesty. 

In addition to his years of service at Queenston, Marty has been, and continues to be, an active member in our community.  For the last 12 years, he has been a supporter of the Debra Foundation, a charity Marty became involved with through one of his customers. The Debra Foundation is a voluntary, non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing support for families who are affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare genetic skin disorder that causes blisters and shearing of the skin.  On Thursday July 5th, 2012, the 14th Annual Charity Golf Classic is being held in support of Debra Canada and will be taking place at Peninsula Lake Golf Club. This year, Marty will once again be the Tournament’s Master of Ceremonies.  It should also be mentioned that Queenston will be providing a new car for the “Hole in One” contest.  If you would like more information on this Golf Classic or information on Debra Canada, click here.

In addition to his involvement with Debra Canada, Marty is also active with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton and Burlington.  For the last 5 years, he has been part of the organization committee for their annual Golf Tournament, which raises thousands of dollars each year.  This year’s Tournament is being held on Tuesday June 19, 2012 at Crosswinds Golf & Country Club, please click here for details.

In his time away from selling cars, Marty likes to spend time at his condo in Isla Del Sol, Florida.  He also enjoys spending time on the links as often as possible, or he can be found boating or sea-dooing on Lake Ontario.

Again, thank you Marty!  We honour your 25 years of exemplary service, and look forward to many more.

By: Amy Cochren