2019 Black Tie and Tails Ball Benefits Carolina Tiger Rescue

Carolina Tiger Rescue

Carolina Tiger Rescue is giving you the chance to be transported to Morocco without leaving North Carolina, and while donating to a good cause. The charity organization is holding its annual Black Tie and Tails Ball with a “The Mysteries of Morocco” theme to help it raise money.

The event, which will happen on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Washington Duke Inn in Durham, will stretch from 7 PM to 11 PM. Throughout the night, you will be able to enjoy some delicious food and an open bar. There will be fun games and door prizes, along with both silent and live auctions that will enable you to donate to the Carolina Tiger Rescue. You can also dance the night away with live music throughout the night.

The Carolina Tiger Rescue has a mission to save and protect wild cats both in captivity and in the wild. It currently has a number of wild cats that you can visit its sanctuary.

Tickets for the 2019 Black Tie and Tails Ball will be $150 per person through January 31 and $169 per person starting on February 1.

If you’re interested in helping the Carolina Tiger Rescue in another way, consider purchasing items from the charity’s Winter Wish List. You can even donate your current vehicle to the rescue and purchase your next vehicle at Bryan Honda.

Marbles Kids Museum: A Fun Weekend Day Trip for Your Family

Marbles Kids Museum

In winter, it can be a bit difficult to find ways to entertain your children. That’s why you should consider hopping into your family-friendly Honda CR-V and heading over to Marbles Kids Museum for some fun. Here’s what you can expect once you’re there.

A day of hands-on discovery. Marbles has a number of exhibitions that are sure to spark your child’s imagination. Help them express themselves through art in the Art Loft or nurture their inner engineer in the IdeaWorks area. You can even help them establish healthy money habits early on in MoneyPalooza.

Help your children experience grown-up life. For many kids, there’s nothing better than pretending to be an adult. That’s where Marbles’ Around Town exhibit comes into play. This exhibit allows young children to grocery shop and cook up a storm in its play kitchen and store; go to the vet’s office with their favorite stuffed animal; and check out a play fire truck.

The larger-than-life IMAX® experience. Become one with a movie at North Carolina’s only certified 3D-capable giant screen. Marbles IMAX® will immerse you in the world of the film you’re watching. The museum offers a number of educational documentaries and a number of Hollywood blockbusters as well.

Before you head out to the Marbles Kid Museum, however, consider treating your kids to a little automotive wonder at Bryan Honda, where you can find some of the most family-friendly vehicles in the industry!

Visit the Holiday Lights in the Garden Event at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Holiday Lights in the Garden

Holiday Lights in the Garden

Looking for a fun holiday event for the whole family? Check out the Holiday Lights in the Garden. This local event is held at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden from November 30 to December 2, December 7 to 9, December 14 to 16, and December 19 to 23 each night from 5:30 PM to 9 PM. You can see fabulous lights, plants, and more.

According to the Cape Fear Botanical Garden, in addition to lights you can also follow the Polar Express-themed activities and decorations. The Cape Fear Botanical Gardens have grown since it was opened in 1989, becoming an important part of Fayetteville, NC. The Holiday Lights in the Garden is just one of the many holiday-themed events you’ll find.

The Holiday Lights in the Garden are synchronized to music that plays throughout the gardens, and you can also take a caroling hayride, sit with Santa, and roast S’mores over the fire pit.

Other than the lights, you can also visit the Garden to see the wreath-making workshop on November 28 from 6 PM to 8 PM. The materials and tools will be provided, and it’s perfect for teens and adults. There’s also Yoga (provided through the YMCA of Sandhills), which is hosted on November 28 from 6 PM to 7 PM.

Holiday Lights in the Garden is one of Bryan Honda’s favorite local events. Don’t miss it!

A Dickens Holiday was a Local Success

A Dickens Holiday

A Dickens Holiday

Charles Dickens composed what is perhaps the most famous holiday story of all time, A Christmas Carol, in 1843. Featuring characters such as Scrooge and Tiny Tim, the story has now become a holiday classic. Fayetteville recently hosted A Dickens Holiday event on Friday, November 23, featuring performers, foods, and crafts that went to benefit local charities.

At the event, according to the Arts Council, you could visit Annie’s Alehouse to experience a Victorian pub-like atmosphere with music, beer, wine, and cider. There was also the Gingerbread Community of Hope to benefit the Habitat for Humanity, while a team of artists worked with attendees to create Victorian headpieces.

If you didn’t have a chance to visit A Dickens Holiday this year, you can be sure that it will return next year. This year marked the nineteenth-annual celebration of the famous English author and his works, so next year will mark a momentous two decades of events.

Other events included Queen Victoria carriage rides, dance groups, a candlelight procession, and a special “Dickens After dark” event after 9 PM. You could come to finish the fun day with a hot cider and warm gingerbread while the Celtic group Barrowburn performed. In short, it was truly unforgettable.

If you missed A Dickens Holiday — bummer! Fortunately, there are plenty of other great events to attend in Fayetteville, such as Holiday Lights in the Garden. Learn more at Bryan Honda!

Honda Odyssey’s Safety Beats the Competition

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

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!