Winter Car Prep Tips to Get You Through the Cold

Wintery Road | Fayetteville, NC

Driving can be difficult during winter months. From icy roads to unexpected rainstorms — not to mention colder temperatures — it’s important to make sure that your car is ready for winter. These winter car prep tips should make sure your vehicle continues to function throughout the cold months.

Keep an eye on your tires. When temperatures drop, so does your tire pressure. Make sure your tires have the appropriate amount of pressure throughout the winter. Also, check your tires’ tread depth so that you can get the best possible grip on the road.

Change to winter tires. With the winter comes snow. While we don’t get a whole lot of snow in Fayetteville, you can still opt to switch your all-season tires for winter ones. These tires are specifically made to give you a good grip on snowy and icy roads. We’re happy to help you switch to your winter tires here at Bryan Honda.

Take care of your battery. Your battery will become less effective as the temperature drops. So, if you have an old battery, you might find yourself stranded with a dead car in cold weather. If you need your battery to be checked, we can do that for you. Just make an appointment, and we can make sure your battery is in tip-top condition.

If your vehicle needs any of the preventative measures we’ve mentioned, swing by the service department at Bryan Honda. We’ll have your car ready for the winter in no time.

Fun November Events Near Fayetteville

Family Having Fun in Fall | Fayetteville, NC

November means prepping for Thanksgiving, football, and enjoying the autumn weather while it lasts. It’s also a great time of year in Fayetteville to get out and enjoy a range of events. Here are some November events near Fayetteville that you should add to your calendar.

A Dickens Holiday

Take a step back into Victorian times in Downtown Fayetteville during the 20th annual A Dickens Holiday. From 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm on November 29th, you can catch a horse-drawn carriage past merchant windows adorned with Victorian decorations, enjoy holiday delicacies like gingerbread and cider, and even take photos with Father Christmas. It’s a lovely family-friendly event that will give you a chance to get ahead of your holiday shopping while discovering more about Christmas Past.  

Fayetteville Turkey Trot

Before you dig into your delicious Thanksgiving feast, why not take a run? Take part in the Fayetteville Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 28th, at Segra Stadium. This event gives you the chance to run either a 5K or an untimed mile run, working off the calories you’re going to consume later in the day for a guilt-free celebration. There will be Overall and Age Group Awards, along with a Team and Individual Costume Contest.

Here at Bryan Honda, we want you to enjoy the seasonal festivities in complete safety, so make sure your car is ready for the changing weather. If it needs some attention, set up an appointment with our top-notch service department.

New Honda Airbag Considered Safer

New Honda Airbag | Fayetteville, NC

Safety has always been a top priority for Honda, and the automaker recently announced its latest innovation in the field. Honda’s engineers have unveiled a new, advanced airbag design that should be more effective at protecting occupants in frontal collisions.

Honda developed this new airbag at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in Ohio. The carmaker worked alongside Autoliv, one of its major safety system suppliers.

“This new airbag technology represents Honda’s continuing effort to advance safety performance in a wider variety of crash scenarios and reflects the innovative thinking that our engineers are bringing to the challenge of reducing traffic injuries and fatalities,” said Jim Keller, President of Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

Conventional airbags typically use a single inflatable compartment to help reduce injury and fatalities during frontal collisions. The new Honda airbag goes one step further, offering four major components. These include three inflatable compartments and a “sail panel” that combines the two side chambers at their outermost edge.

These components work to protect the occupant’s head in an angled frontal impact collision, since the lateral collision forces can cause the passenger’s head to rotate or slide off of the airbag, reducing its effectiveness. The “sail panel” acts like a baseball catcher’s mitt, cradling the occupant’s head to soften the impact.

Honda will begin implementing this potentially life-saving system in 2020. In the meantime, plan a trip to Bryan Honda to take a look at some of Honda’s current safety innovations, including the standard HondaSensing® suite of technology.

Top 3 Haunted Attractions in North Carolina

Haunted Attractions | Fayetteville, NC

Halloween season is finally upon us, which means it’s time to scare up some fun. To make your Halloween as spooky as possible, we’ve created a list of the top three haunted attractions in North Carolina.

Haunted Pyramids

For the most frightening Halloween attraction in the state, you need to head to Lawndale to check out the Haunted Pyramids. This attraction has four large indoor haunted houses, all in one location, giving you plenty of opportunities to get your heart pumping. Step into The Asylum for a little bit of madness, or conquer the dark in the Monster Manor for a gothic thrill. Admission includes all four haunted houses and costs between $20 and $25, depending on the date.

Grissettown Haunted Trail

About two hours away from Fayetteville is the Grissettown Haunted Trail in Ocean Isle Beach. This tense self-guided tour winds through the woods, taking about 30 fear-filled minutes to complete. While it’s won numerous local awards for being so scary, it also benefits a great cause: the Grissettown Fire Department.

Insanitarium: Nightmare on Main Street

Located in Laurinburg, which is an hour from Fayetteville, is Insanitarium. This 14,000-square-foot haunted house will haunt your nightmares, giving you the scare you crave during the Halloween season. You can attend a free block party, catch live music, and eat delicious food before you head in for the fright of your life. Admission is $10 per person and is only open to children 12 and over.

Here at Bryan Honda, we want everyone to enjoy their spooky seasonal festivities is complete safety. If your vehicle is due for any routine maintenance, swing by our service department and let our qualified technicians get your car ready for all of these terrifying excursions.

2019 Honda Civic Hatchback Outshines 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2019 Honda Civic | Fayetteville, NC

The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla are long-time rivals. Now, they’re competing on an entirely new front. While the Civic has been available as a hatchback model for a while now, Toyota recently introduced a Corolla Hatchback model to its lineup, adding a new competitor for the Honda hatch. This comparison examines the 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback and the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, looking at how they stack up against one another.

Style

As you might expect from the hatchback segment, both of these models come with an athletic silhouette that is enhanced by its five-door body. That being said, the Civic Hatchback puts forth a sportier style. This hatchback has sculpted lines and an integrated spoiler that gives it an aggressive look, while its sloping rear roofline makes it unique.

Performance and efficiency

Peppy performance is available in both the Civic Hatchback and the Corolla Hatchback. Each comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, though the Civic is peppier than its Toyota competitor. The Civic Hatchback produces 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, while the Corolla’s four-cylinder engine only puts out 168 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque.

While the Corolla does offer better fuel efficiency on some of its trims, the Civic comes out in front when it comes to standard efficiency numbers. The Civic’s standard powertrain offers 31 mpg in the city 40 mpg on the highway, while the Corolla powertrain offers 28 mpg in the city 37 mpg on the highway.*

There may be a new hatchback on the block, but true hatchback lovers will probably prefer the proven Civic Hatchback over Toyota’s new model. See for yourself at Bryan Honda.

*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.

Honda Tops Cars.com American Made Index

Honda American Made Index | Fayetteville, NC

American carmakers have lost out to Honda in the Cars.com American Made Index. In a recent study that examines which vehicles in the U.S. automotive industry are actually made in America, Honda has come out on top for the second year in a row.

The Japanese carmaker came out with six of the top 10 most American-made models sold in the United States. Last year, Honda was also awarded this honor with four models in the top ten.

The following vehicles were recognized in the Cars.com American Made Index:

  • 2019 Honda Odyssey (Lincoln, AL), 2nd place
  • 2019 Honda Ridgeline (Lincoln, AL), 3rd place
  • 2019 Honda Passport (Lincoln, AL), 4th place
  • 2019 Acura MDX (East Liberty, OH), 6th place
  • 2019 Honda Pilot (Lincoln, AL), 7th place
  • 2019 Acura RDX (East Liberty, OH), 10th place

To determine the top ten vehicles in their American Made Index, Cars.com considered several factors. This includes the location of each vehicle’s assembly plant, the origin of the engine and transmission, the domestic-parts content, and U.S. factory employment adjusted by sales. In the case of a tie, curb weight is used to break it.

Honda is proud to note that nearly two-thirds of Honda and 99% of Acura vehicles that are sold in the United States are also made there.*

If you ever find yourself looking for American brands when shopping for a new car, you’re not alone. Many people value buying domestic, whether it’s because they think it will do more to help the American economy or they believe American-built vehicles are better made. But as it turns out, despite the Japanese badge, buying Honda is the way to go if you care about cars built in America. Visit Bryan Honda to explore Honda’s lineup and discover the quality of American-made cars.

*Using domestic and globally sourced parts

The Bryan Honda Advantage

Bryan Honda Advantage | Fayetteville, NJ

At Bryan Honda, we are all about the customer experience. Welcoming in our customers with a smile, backing it up with good, fair deals, and keeping their vehicles running smoothly for years to come is what we’re all about. We like to call that the Bryan Honda advantage.

Here are just a few reasons to be a Bryan Honda customer, whether you’re looking for a new, certified pre-owned, or used vehicle under 100,000 miles:

  • We offer a lifetime engine warranty. That’s a value of $1,475.
  • We also include a complimentary protection package when you buy a new or used vehicle from our dealership, valued at $495.
  • You will get your first two years of maintenance for free when you service at Bryan Honda. This is worth $300.
  • Your vehicle purchase includes free state inspections for life, also valued at $300.
  • We even add a lifetime of complete front end alignment checks, a $295 value.
  • Bryan Honda also includes a complimentary key tag reminder system, which we’ve valued at $145.
  • Finally, we include complimentary shuttle service, with unlimited value.

Altogether, this amounts to $3,010 of total value when you buy from Bryan Honda instead of other Honda dealerships in the area. No one beats a Bryan Honda deal.

Read the FAQs about our deal here.

Money-Saving Hacks to Help You Buy Your Next Honda

Money-Saving Hacks | Fayetteville, NJ

Are you trying to save up money for a new Honda but having trouble getting started? Here are a few money-saving hacks that will help you save toward a down payment:

  • Eat in: Eating out at restaurants or getting takeout gets expensive. Instead, set a firm grocery budget for every week, buy everything you need, and just eat meals at home. It’s cheaper and
  • Adjust your utilities usage: By running your air conditioning just a little warmer in the summer and your heater a little cooler in the summer, you can save some serious money on utilities.
  • Find unique ways to make money from home: Get into freelance writing, consider signing up for Airbnb, or just start taking surveys while watching TV. The Penny Hoarder offers lots of unique ideas for making money on the side.
  • Build out a budget: If you haven’t sat down with budgeting software — or even a spreadsheet — to build out a budget, that’s your first mistake. Calculate your monthly take-home pay and your monthly expenses (i.e., required expenses like rent, utilities, food, etc.). Whatever is left over is your “fun money” and “investment money.” How much you set aside for fun things like Netflix or nights out with friends directly affects how much you can invest in a high-yield savings account. If you are serious about saving, always put more toward “investment money.”

You can also save money on a car by buying used, leasing, or simply buying an inexpensive car that doesn’t compromise on features. Learn more at Bryan Honda.

New 2019 Honda Passport Combines Function and Power

2019 Honda Passport | Fayetteville, NC

The new 2019 Honda Passport is on a mission to shake up the Honda SUV lineup — and it’s doing just that quite well. This new SUV, which sits between the compact CR-V and the three-row Pilot in size, combines a spacious interior with ample technology to make it a solid option in its segment. Here, we give you a look at what you can expect when you get the 2019 Passport.

For the 2019 model year, the Passport comes available in four trims: Sport, EX-L, Touring, and Elite. Each trim has their own exclusive wheel designs, black exterior accents, and aggressive styling that helps the Passport stand out from the other members of the Honda SUV lineup.

On the inside of the Passport, you will find enough seating for five people to stretch out without sacrificing cargo space. Triple-zone climate control will keep all passengers comfortable on the go, while the 50.5 cubic feet of storage space behind the rear seats give you room for all their gear. If you don’t have many passengers, you can fold down the rear seats to access this SUV’s maximum cargo capacity of 100.7 cubic feet — ample space for your camping equipment.

Technology-wise, you can opt for the available eight-inch touchscreen display, which gives you access to Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Bluetooth® comes standard, while other available tech includes wireless charging, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and a 10-speaker premium sound system. The Passport also comes standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety technologies, helping you feel more confident behind the wheel.

Built in Alabama, the new 2019 Honda Passport is a truly family-friendly, fun-to-drive SUV. Give it a look at Bryan Honda!

Then and Now: The Fort Bragg Fourth of July Celebration

Fort Bragg July 4 Celebration | Fayetteville, NC

The Fourth of July is just around the corner and we here at Bryan Honda, along with those in our community, are lucky to be located just 30 minutes away from one of the biggest celebrations in our area — the Fort Bragg Fourth of July celebration.

Every year, Fort Bragg puts on an incredible event that combines live music, military demonstrations, and fireworks to make it a night you won’t forget. Plus, this celebration gives you the opportunity to celebrate our independence alongside those that currently work to protect our freedom.

This celebration has managed to make a name for itself by offering patriotic celebrations and great live musical performances. In the past, performers have included The Kinleys, Josh Turner, the 82nd Airborne Division All American Band, the Charlie Daniels Band, and Trace Atkins.

Now, you can join in the celebration at this year’s celebration. The 2019 Fourth of July event will take place on Thursday, July 4th beginning at 3 p.m. at the Main Post Parade Field and is free and open to the public.

Take the time to enjoy some delicious food and beverage, while listening to the music of The Fifth and 3 Doors Down. You can even witness parachute free-fall demonstrations and the popular flag ceremony before finally celebrating our nation’s independence with a fireworks display.

At Bryan Honda, the Fort Bragg Fourth of July Celebration is one of our favorite annual events. Don’t miss it!