Earth Day Activities for the Whole Family

Earth Day

Earth Day

 

We’ve created a list of Earth Day activities to help you and your family think of ways to celebrate this important holiday. The auto industry has recognized the significance of environmental issues over the past few decades, something evidenced by green technologies and the rise of hybrid and electric models. Earth Day is all about giving back and protected our environment, something you and your family can do together.

Give kids an appreciation for nature by cooking with the sun. According to Sustainable Baby Steps, cooking with the sun is simple as long as you have a homemade solar oven. First, get an old box, aluminum foil, and (if possible) a piece of glass. Cut a hole in the top of the box, line the box with foil, and put the glass in the hole. You can cook safe foods in the box on a sunny day like eggs, nachos, tea, and baked veggies. You’d be surprised how hot this simple contraption can get, and it uses no electricity.

Another easy Earth Day activity is to create zero waste with bottle bricks. A bottle brick is made by compacting small bits of unrecyclable materials. While we have a solution for some materials, like aluminum and paper, not everything can be reused. These bricks can be made by spooning dry materials of unrecyclable material (scrapped and cut, first) into old plastic bottles. What is significant about this activity is not the bricks (which can be used as building materials when properly compressed), but the conversation you have about how much unrecyclable materials you and your family consume.

Earth Day is a great time for the whole family to come together. At Bryan Honda, we’re proud to say our green vehicles are also helping to do their part for the planet.

The 2018 Honda All Stars Include the Civic Type R and Accord

2018 Honda Civic

2018 Honda Civic

If you’re looking for the 2018 Honda all stars, you should start with the Honda Accord and the Civic Type R. Both of these models were named “2018 Automobile All-Stars” by Automobile magazine, a list of some of the top cars in the industry. Automobile doesn’t distinguish between classes or price range, which means these two Honda models beat out some of the top supercars in the world, some well into six figures. The Accord and Civic Type R definitely offer incredible value and an unforgettable driving experience.

The Accord is well known among car shoppers, as this car offers incredible bang for your buck. The editors at Automobile noted the Accord was one of the few cars consistently ranked as one of the best cars on the road, in part because it is so affordable yet drivable. The Civic Type R caused a little more stir, as this newer model reached the top 10 list for the awards. However, this performance model is simply fun to drive, something that stands out among the competition.

“In my experience coming from the racing side of the automotive business, it is not normal to find a gaggle of journalists waxing lyrical about a vehicle that costs less than $35,000, especially when they have access to a bucket full of supercar keys and the green light on the racetrack,” wrote Andy Pilgrim, editor for Automobile.

And these are just some of the many awards the Civic Type R and Accord have earned in the past few months. Learn more about them at Bryan Honda!

How to Prepare Your Car for Spring Vehicle Maintenance

Car Maintenance

 

Car Maintenance

As winter’s rough weather and gloomy skies gives way to spring showers, it’s important to remember that now is as good a time as ever to get some routine spring vehicle maintenance done. Here are a few tips from Bryan Honda to help you keep your vehicle running smoothly as the weather warms up.

 

Schedule your routine maintenance. Your vehicle will need its regular check-up to keep it running smoothly, so make sure you keep up with the recommended service schedule listed in your owner’s manual.

 

Flush and refill your car’s cooling system. Regularly check the level, condition, and concentration of your cooling system’s coolant. This is especially important as temperatures start to rise.

 

Get your air conditioner checked out. Hot weather means it’s time to crank up the air conditioning in your car—but it’s hard to do so if your car’s AC isn’t working. Get your air conditioning unit serviced now, so you don’t have to drive without cool air during the squelching summer days.

 

Check your tire pressure. As the temperature changes, so does your tire pressure. Cold temperatures tend to make your tire pressure drop, and hot temperatures will cause it to rise. Make sure your tires aren’t over- or under-inflated, and keep them within your vehicle’s recommended pressure range.

 

For additional questions about preparing your vehicle for spring, contact our expert technicians at Bryan Honda.

Good Housekeeping Best New Cars Awards Goes to 2018 Accord and Odyssey

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Honda Accord

For the 2018 model year, both the Honda Accord and Odyssey underwent complete redesigns—and it looks like these redesigns have helped these vehicles make their mark on their segments. The 2018 Accord and Odyssey were both recently awarded top spots in the Good Housekeeping Best New Car Awards in the sedan and minivan classes, respectively.

 

The judges commended the Odyssey, which is in its fifth generation, for its family-friendly interior space, heightened performance, quite cabin, and connectivity. Specifically, they were awed by the vehicle’s CabinWatch™ and CabinTalk™ features that allow you to see what’s going on in the backseat.

 

For the Accord, the accolade was awarded in large part due to its spacious interior, large trunk, and superior standard safety features that will give you confidence while you’re out on the road. The sedan’s agile ride and impressive engine options were also both commended.

 

The Good Housekeeping Institute determined the winners of its Best New Car Awards through its partnership with Car & Driver magazine. This duo assessed hundreds of new vehicles, looking specifically at the assets drivers care about most including value, safety, reliability, interior design, comfort, technology, and handling.

 

Both the 2018 Accord and the 2018 Odyssey received the honors of appearing in the February issue of Good Housekeeping. Check out one or both of these models for yourself when you visit us at Bryan Honda.

Honda Pilot Named One of the Best Family Cars in 2018

2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Honda Pilot

Each year, Kelley Blue Book (KBB), one of the most trusted names in the automotive industry, selects the best lineup of family vehicles. It includes the 2018 Honda Pilot on its “Best Family Cars of 2018” list.

The new Pilot gives families looking for a three-row crossover, refinement, value, versatility, and loads of features. KBB also gave the Pilot the “Midsize SUV Best Buy” award, providing those with children one more reason to purchase this model.

One feature that really makes the Pilot stand out from the competition is its great use of interior space. It offers seating for up to eight passengers, while still including plenty of room behind the third row for groceries or a large stroller. When you need just cargo volume, conveniently fold away each of the back seats to take advantage of a cavernous interior.

The 2018 Pilot is not only practical, but it’s fun to drive. The engine is responsive, delivering pleasing acceleration thanks to the nine-speed automatic with paddle shifters, available on the Touring and Elite trims. These versions also deliver 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, which should satisfy those desiring a more thrilling ride. In addition, standard and available tech features such as the Blu-Ray rear entertainment system and Bluetooth® will help keep everyone engaged on each adventure.

To see for yourself why the 2018 Honda Pilot is such a good family car, take it out for a test drive at Bryan Honda.

Fun Things To Do In Fayetteville, North Carolina

Arnette Park

 

Here in Fayetteville, North Carolina, we have a rich and varied history that is centered much around our military background. Along with the fort, visitors will find fine dining, art galleries, family-friendly museums, and so much more. Here are four sites worth exploring in Fayetteville.

  • Cameo Art House Theater. Movie theaters like this one are hard to come by. It has been restored to its original glory that it had in the 1920s, when it first opened to the public. Today, it provides a chic setting for viewing classic films as well as new releases.
  • Arnette Park. For a day spent outdoors, this is the place to go. The park includes over 100 acres of picturesque green space here in the city. You and your children can enjoy perusing playgrounds, ball fields, hiking trails, and a disc golf course.
  • Fayetteville Area Transportation and History Museum. Learn all you want about the history of the local area dating from pre-history to early 20th You can see vintage cars, an 1880 Silsby steam pump engine, farm equipment, military vehicles, and more.
  • Cape Fear Botanical Garden. This beautiful site stretches over 77 acres and includes a picturesque view of the Cross Creek and Cape Fear River.

With so many things to do, Fayetteville has something to suit different interests. You can also visit us here at Bryan Honda to browse the 2018 Honda lineup and take a model for a test drive.

2018 Honda CR-V Ranks Among 12 Best Family Cars

 2018 Honda CR-VFinding an affordable, family-sized crossover might seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Designed to give drivers more for their money, the 2018 Honda CR-V recently made Kelley Blue Book’s “ Best Family Cars” list.*

The 2018 Honda CR-V features the Honda Sensing® safety suite. The package includes innovative technology perks such as Automatic Emergency Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control. With these driver assist amenities combined with its standard safety features, the new Honda CR-V scores a top five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

A crossover designed for the modern family, the Honda CR-V boasts an abundance of entertainment technologies. Each trim level comes equipped with a streamlined infotainment system as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Easily find your vehicle in a crowded parking lot with the convenience of the Parking Reminder function.

Featuring spacious seating for five, the Honda CR-V makes every road trip a comfortable one. The popular crossover also boasts class-leading cargo space, coming in at just shy of 76 cubic feet when you fold down the rear seats.

As for performance, drivers will enjoy fuel-efficiency no matter which version they select. The 2.4-liter liter four-cylinder engine yields an EPA-estimated 34 mpg when equipped with FWD, while the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine achieves up to 32 mpg.**

Stop by Bryan Honda and we’ll set you up for a test drive in the 2018 Honda CR-V.

*For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.

**Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

New Year’s Resolutions for Car Owners

New Year’s ResolutionsHappy New Years from all of us here at Bryan Honda! To help commemorate the fresh year, check out these resolutions for car owners that will help you preserve your ride while staying safe on the road.

Maximize Efficiency

First, avoid leaving your car idling in the driveway to warm it up. Instead, simply drive your vehicle at a moderate speed, which will help conserve fuel.

Second, leave yourself more time to get to your destination so you won’t have to speed. Speeding is one of the largest wastes of fuel and, in most cases, it cuts just a few minutes off of your arrival time.

Pay Attention to the Tires

Your vehicle’s tires are probably neglected, especially if you don’t make it to routine maintenance appointments. This year, check the tire pressure once a week to ensure optimal inflation. While you’re at it, examine the tread depth, to make sure you have sufficient traction.

Perform Maintenance

Keeping up with routine maintenance is a great ambition for the new year. Simple, inexpensive services such as oil changes and tire rotations can make all the difference in extending the life of your vehicle. Best of all, the technicians here at Bryan Honda are quick to return your car to you, to help you stay on top of vehicle upkeep as well as all of the other items on your to-do list.

2018 Honda Civic Type R Delivers Exhilarating Performance and State-of-the-Art Features in a Stunning Package

The Honda Civic is a living legend, and for good reason. Its consistent combination of unbeatable dependability, high-end features, and sporty performance make it a favorite of contemporary drivers. The 2018 Honda Civic Type R takes things to a whole new level.

The 2018 Honda Civic Type R is as at home on urban streets as it is on the racetrack. A 2.0-liter DOHC direct-injected VTEC Turbo® engine is capable of an amazing 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque for an absolutely thrilling drive.

2018 Honda Civic Type ROn the outside, the 2018 Civic Type R looks as fast as it really is, featuring aggressive body details, red Honda badges, LED brake lights and daytime running lights, a distinctive wing spoiler, triple outlet exhaust system, and a stunning underbody spoiler kit with red striping.

The 2018 Type R also boasts the latest in advanced technology for a well-connected drive at any speed. Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ provides seamless access to navigation information, playlists, and contacts.

If you’re looking for unbeatable performance at a sensible price, the 2018 Honda Civic Type R is hard to beat. Visit us at Bryan Honda to order yours today!

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Annual Fayetteville Rotary Club Christmas Parade is a Holiday “Must”

If you’re like many of us here at Bryan Honda, you look forward to the holiday season all year long. It’s the perfect time of year to come together with friend, family, and our community and appreciate what really matters most. If you’re in the Fayetteville Area, there’s no better way to do this than by attending the annual Fayetteville Rotary Club Christmas Parade. Make your season the best one yet by catching this fun festivity.

Celebrate the holidays with the Fayetteville Rotary Club Christmas ParadeThe parade will take place this year on December 9th and will kick off at 11am on Haye Street right here in Fayetteville. Make sure to dress warmly and show up early to snag the perfect spot for watching the event unfold.

This great parade has been a local tradition that families have enjoyed since 1999. If you’ve never been before, you’ll be blown away by more than 100 homemade and commercial floats. There is also a homemade parade float contest, and it’s always fun to speculate who this years winner will be.

The parade lasts around two hours, so it’s the perfect way to spend a winter’s afternoon with the family and catch the holiday spirit. Happy Holidays, from all of us here at Bryan Honda.