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.