Honda Odyssey’s Safety Beats the Competition

Honda Odyssey’s safety
Honda Odyssey’s safety

Honda Odyssey’s safety

For many families, safety is a top priority when shopping for a new family vehicle. If you are considering a new minivan, you might want to know that the 2019 Honda Odyssey’s safety beat out the competition in recent tests.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), conducts crash tests every year on new vehicles. The 2019 Odyssey was the only minivan that earned the top “GOOD” rating for both the driver and passenger sides in the Small Overlap Front Crash Test. The Odyssey also earned a “GOOD+” rating for its ease of use in testing the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH). No other minivan earned better than an “ACCEPTABLE” rating.

With these and other test results, the Odyssey qualifies as a 2018 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK, when equipped with LED headlights and the available Honda Sensing® suite of safety features. The Honda Sensing features are standard on the EX trim and above, which account for 99% of Odyssey sales.

“Minivan buyers list safety as one of their greatest purchase considerations, and the Odyssey continues to be a top performer in independent safety ratings, further distancing itself from segment competitors,” said Ray Mikiciuk, assistant vice president of Honda Automobile Sales. “If you’re in the market for a minivan and you care about safety, there is simply no better choice than the Honda Odyssey.”

If you’re on the market for the safest family vehicle there is, stop by Bryan Honda and take a look at the excellent 2019 Honda Odyssey.

How to Prepare Your Car for Back to School Time

Prepare Your Car for Back to School Time
Prepare Your Car for Back to School Time

Prepare Your Car for Back to School Time

The school year has officially begun. You got all of the school supplies, restocked your kids’ wardrobes, and packed their lunches. But did you remember to prepare your car for back to school? You will be doing a lot more driving now, which means you want your car to be in prime condition. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Clean It

Have your kids help you. Spend a weekend afternoon cleaning out the family ride. Clean out all the trash, take out everything that doesn’t belong in the car, and then start wiping everything down. The final step is to vacuum everything from top to bottom.

Catch Up on Maintenance

If you have been neglecting your car all summer, give it the TLC it needs with a maintenance check at Bryan Honda. We can change your oil, check your battery, top off your fluids, and anything else your trusty Honda needs.

Inspect the Tires

Once a month, you should inspect your tires. This includes looking for signs of wear, checking the tread depth, and the tire pressure. New vehicles should come with an automatic tire pressure monitoring system, but it doesn’t hurt to check it yourself, too.

The best way to get your car prepared for the back-to-school season is to let the pros handle it. Schedule a service appointment today at Bryan Honda.

Honda May Be Developing a Pilot Plug-in Hybrid Model

2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Honda Pilot

There is no denying the growing popularity of hybrids and other electrified vehicles in the United States. Americans are realizing their benefits go beyond simple spending less on gasoline. That is why it is exciting to learn that Honda may be getting a Pilot plug-in hybrid model ready.

Recently, Automotive News captured some spy shots of a Pilot model with two fueling doors, implying that one of them could be a port for a plug. The Pilot is already a popular choice among families. It has been going through a sales surge with a 36.1% sales increase in May 2018 compared to May 2017.

This is why a plug-in hybrid model would fit in perfectly with Honda’s plan to have two-thirds of its sales be electrified by 2030. Honda currently has three other electrified models in the its lineup, the Accord, Clarity, and Insight. The addition of an electrified crossover could be a big boom for Honda.

There are currently plans for a Pilot refresh for the 2019 model year that will likely include a new grille, revised headlights, and a new front fascia. Perhaps Honda will surprise us with a new plug-in hybrid option. But, it is too soon to tell.

The Honda Pilot is already one of our most popular vehicles at Bryan Honda. We can’t wait to see how a plug-in hybrid would be received.

Have Some Family Fun in Fayetteville

Family In Car

Family In Car

Before your family finds yourself in the thick of the school year, there is still some time left for some adventurous outing. If you are looking for some family fun in Fayetteville, there are plenty of options to choose from.

  • Fascinate U Children’s Museum. Located right here in Fayetteville, this museum features plenty of hands-on activities that are sure to keep you kids excited and engaged all day long. You will likely spend an hour or more in the Mini City where kids are in charge.
  • Mountasia Fantasy Golf and Games. For fun the whole family can enjoy, play a game of mini golf. There are two 18-hole courses to choose from.
  • Go Fun Fun Fun Entertainment Center. Play a game of Lazer Tag, improve your swing in the batting cages, or have an adventure playing putt-putt golf. There is plenty of fun for everyone.
  • Fantasy Lake. Nothing beats a day of water play when it is so hot outside. Fantasy Lake is a man made lake with lots of water slides and other adventures that make a big splash.
  • Aloha Safari Zoo. This unique zoo focuses on rescuing animals to give them a second change on life. Your kids can see camels, bears, zebra, and tigers. The petting zoo area features sweet barn animals.

Before you head out on your family adventure, you’ll need a safe family vehicle. Find one at Bryan Honda!

The 2018 Honda Civic and the 2018 Honda Fit Make Kelley Blue Book’s List of the “10 Coolest Cars Under $20,000″

2018 Honda Civic

2018 Honda Civic

Some of the cars considered to be the “coolest” across the automotive industry also happen to be the most expensive. However, these two aspects aren’t necessarily synonymous, as there are plenty of appealing automobiles that won’t break the bank.

Each year, Kelley Blue Book creates a list made up of some of these affordable, yet aesthetically pleasing cars. It comes as no surprise to our team at Bryan Honda that two Honda vehicles ended up on Kelley Blue Book’s “10 Coolest Cars Under $20,000” list for 2018.* This year, both the 2018 Honda Civic and the 2018 Honda Fit received this honor.

During the first half of 2018, the Honda Civic has maintained its title as one of the best-selling sedans in the industry. Even as other sedans have lost sales by large margins, the Civic has been able to hold onto a strong customer base.

Not only does the Civic have a style that makes it cool; it’s also one of the industry’s most efficient passenger cars, reaching fuel economy rankings of up to 42 mpg on the highway.*

Just as the Civic has dominated the compact sedan market, the 2018 Honda Fit remains one of the best-selling subcompacts. Unlike many other affordable subcompact models, the Fit is very fun to drive.

“That combination of practicality and pep at an affordable price makes this a hard car to resist,” Kelley Blue Book declared about the Fit.

If you’re looking for an affordable model with a distinct sense of style, be sure to make the trip down to Bryan Honda. We’ve got both the Honda Civic and the Honda Fit in stock.

*Kelley Blue Book, 2018

**Based on 2018 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.

Celebrate July 4th Around Fayetteville This Year

July 4th

July 4th

America’s favorite holiday is almost here, so it’s time to decide how you plan on spending it. There’s no better way to celebrate our independence than alongside fellow Americans and community members, so throw on your red, white, and blue and celebrate July 4th around Fayetteville this year. Here are two local events we strongly recommend.

  • Fort Bragg Fourth of July Celebration: On the day that America celebrates its birthday and independence, there’s no better place to celebrate than at the nation’s largest military installation. The Fort Bragg Fourth of July Celebration includes live musical performances, including performances by the 82nd Airborne Division All American Rock Band, parachute demonstrations, a patriotic flag ceremony and playing of the national anthem, and a spectacular fireworks show. The event is free and takes place at the Main Post Parade Field, which is located in Fort Bragg’s historic district.
  • Hope Mills’ July 4th Celebration: Head to Hope Mills this July 4th to celebrate the holiday. The celebration begins with a patriotic parade in the morning, continues in the afternoon with the annual Party in the Park with live music, food, and games for the whole family, and ends with a breathtaking fireworks show that beings at 9:15pm.

If you need a ride to the nearest 4th of July festivities, look no further than Bryan Honda!

Honda Truck and SUV Sales See Biggest Spike in April

Honda Truck and SUV Buoyed by the success of larger vehicle offerings such as the Odyssey minivan, Ridgeline pickup, and Pilot SUV, Honda reports that truck, SUV, and minivan sales saw the greatest increase in April. Perhaps the spike in sales has something to do with the prospect of road trips with the whole family, but we venture to guess it has a lot to do with the strength of Honda’s current lineup of trucks, SUVs, and minivans.

April’s heaviest hitters were the Honda Odyssey and the Honda Pilot, which were up 31.3% and 32.2% respectively on a daily selling rate basis. This means the Odyssey saw 8,464 daily sales for April while the Pilot moved 11.891 daily units. That’s a lot of SUVs and minivans!

These numbers hardly surprise us, though. The Honda Odyssey is the top retail-selling minivan in American, after all, while the Honda Pilot offers an impressive combination of full-size SUV convenience and flexibility and economical fuel efficiency.

While models such as the Civic, CR-V, and Accord continue to see some of Honda’s strongest sales numbers, the trend toward larger Honda vehicles is indicative of America’s growing preference for trucks and full-size SUVs such as the Odyssey and Pilot that offer a lot of flexibility, and a lot of fun.

See for yourself why Honda truck and SUV sales have done so well by checking out the full lineup at Bryan Honda!

This Father’s Day, Teach Your Kids About Cars

 

teach your kids about cars

As a father, the greatest gift you can give to your children is to share the wisdom you’ve accumulated over the years. This Father’s Day, take the time to teach your kids about cars so they grow up to be smart, savvy drivers.

Basic car maintenance

Even before they start driving, every kid should learn some basic car maintenance. And who better to learn from than dad? Before driving lessons even start, make sure your child knows how to check fluid levels, properly inflate tires, replace filters and headlights, and change oil and tires. Also make sure your kids know exactly what the dashboard warning lights mean.

Emergency protocol

You can start teaching your children to recognize emergency vehicles from a very young age. Make sure your young children can identify ambulances, fire trucks, and police vehicles. Once kids get a bit older, you can start teaching them what to do in the events of a vehicle accident so they’re prepared for the worst when they start driving on their own.

Money matters

Some basic money literacy is extremely important when it comes to cars. When your children approach driving age, make sure they understand how car insurance works, the costs associated with vehicle upkeep, and how to handle things like parking tickets and registration fees.

And when your kids become teenagers and finally turn 16, make sure to bring them to Bryan Honda to make sure they get a proper look at what the industry’s best cars are like!

Revolutionizing Safety: Honda Sensing® Technology

2018 Honda Accord interior

2018 Honda Accord interior

Honda is setting new records, as the brand recently announced that it had sold over one million vehicles with Honda Sensing® technology.  Honda Sensing® is a suite of safety systems that includes a range of sensors and software programs to alert drivers to danger. The brand’s goal is to have all Honda models feature this suite of technologies by 2022.

According to Honda, the Honda Sensing® suite features technologies such as Collision Mitigation Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation, and Adaptive Cruise Control. Many of these feature uses sensors to detect potential danger and slow or stop your vehicle to prevent damage and potential crashes.

“Honda dreams of a collision-free mobile society and the Honda Sensing technology has a crucial role to play in advancing us toward that goal,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division & general manager of the Honda brand. “With the rapidly growing population of Honda vehicles applying these technologies, we hope to significantly reduce collisions involving Honda vehicles within the next three to four years.”

Honda Sensing® was recently revealed to reduce the claim severity of collisions by about $379, which is approximately 11 percent. Overall, there has been a 28 percent reduction in claims for injuries to people in other vehicle on the road when using Honda Sensing® technology.

To get a better understanding of how Honda Sensing® works in practice, come test drive one of our cars at Bryan Honda!

Mother’s Day Gifts: Automotive Ideas

Mother's Day

Mother's Day

Looking for the perfect gift for mom? Why not get her something for her car? There are a number of Mother’s Day gifts to consider buying, from accessories to something as simple as new tires. While it’s hard to repay your mother in every way, there are a few things you can do to make your mom feel like she’s appreciated.

According to Auto Nation Drive, accessories are a great idea for Mother’s Day. This includes OEM accessories like navigation systems, seat covers, roof racks, and floor mats. You can also consider brand memorabilia if your mom especially lover her car.

New tires and routine maintenance are also great ideas. We all forget to service our cars every 3,000 miles, and one way you can repay mom is by taking her car to the shop. New tires will provide traction and keep her safe, while routine service like an oil change will ensure that her car lass a long time.

You should also consider ding and dent repair. Depending on the size of the damage area, ding and dent repair can be an affordable way to show mom you care. You can start with the basics like removing scratches and dings from shopping carts and other things, though you can also repair more serious damage if price isn’t an issue.

If you need any help getting new car accessories or getting an oil change performed for your mother, just swing by Bryan Honda—we’ll be happy to help you give your mother the perfect Mother’s Day gift!