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!

Should You Buy a New or Used Car?

Purchase New or Used | Fayetteville, NC

You know that now is the time to trade in that old ride of yours for something a bit fresher. What you haven’t determined yet is whether you want something brand-new or just new-to-you. To figure out whether you should buy a new or used car, you have to ask yourself a few key questions.

  1. How much can I spend? Making a budget is the first thing you should do when car shopping. Knowing how much you can afford every month will help you better decide if a new or used car is the best bet for your budget.
  2. Do I need the latest technologies? If you buy a new Honda from Bryan Honda, you’re getting some of the latest technologies up for grabs, from infotainment and connectivity to safety with Honda Sensing®. While you may be able to find a great used or certified pre-owned vehicle with modern bells and whistles, you’ll need to decide what you can and can’t live without first.
  3. Can I afford repairs sooner rather than later? If you buy a new Honda, you’re going to get plenty of coverage, including a 3-year/36,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty among others. A CPO will carry limited warranty coverage as well, but if you buy a used vehicle, you’ll be on the hook for any repair costs right out of the gate.

There are a lot of different ins and outs to consider when weighing your options between a new and used car. The experts at Bryan Honda will help you make the best decision for your circumstances and get you out of the showroom with a smile on your face.

Celebrate Your Dad at Fayetteville Father’s Day Crab Feast

Crab Feast | Fayetteville, NC

What better way can you think of to express your love and gratitude for the father or father figure in your life than a heaping plate of fresh crab? At the 2019 Fayetteville Father’s Day Crab Feast, you can get that very thing and share an experience that your dad will not soon forget.

The 2nd Annual Fayetteville Father’s Day Crab Feast emanates from the John D. Fuller, Sr. Recreational/Athletic Complex on June 15. The cost of admission is $32 for adults and $10 for children, and the return on investment is quite significant — you’ll be able to get all the fresh blue crab you can eat as well as a side of fish and chips. Pair that with the lively, festive atmosphere and plenty of chances to reminisce about days gone by, and you’ve got a recipe for a memorable Father’s Day.

You’ll have your choice of two times if you want to attend the Fayetteville Father’s Day Crab Feast: noon or 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at EventBrite. Once you’ve bought the tickets, all you need to bring is your dad and your appetites — and maybe a bib.

If you really want to drive home how much your dad means to you this Father’s Day, why not get him a new Honda? Bring him into Bryan Honda and we’ll help him drive away in the car, truck, or SUV of his dreams.

IIHS Deems 2019 Honda Ridgeline the Safest Pickup Truck

2019 Honda Ridgeline | Fayetteville, NC

If you’re looking for the safest pickup truck on the roads, then you should consider the 2019 Honda Ridgeline. The Ridgeline was recently awarded the title of Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) when it is equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights. This makes it the only pickup truck to earn this rating from the IIHS.

The Ridgeline also received a “Superior rating from the IIHS for its available Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), which applies the pickup truck’s brakes when a potential collision is detected on the road ahead. This technology is part of the larger Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistance features, which comes standard on the Ridgeline RTL-E and Black Edition models.

Along with CMBS™, the Honda Sensing® package also includes a Road Departure Mitigation System, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Currently, the Ridgeline is one of seven Honda models to be recognized by the IIHS for its safety. Other 2019 Honda models to receive the Top Safety Pick accolade include the Accord, CR-V, HR-V, Pilot, and Odyssey. The 2019 Honda Insight was awarded the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ title. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has also awarded all 2019 Honda models that have been tested so far its top safety rating of five-star overall crashworthiness.

As the only pickup truck to earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick designation, it can safely be called the safest pickup truck you can buy today. Learn more about its safety features at Bryan Honda.

Car Seat Safety Tips for Parents

Car Seat Safety | Fayetteville, NC

In the United States, road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children. Because of this, it’s important that you know whether or not you’re using your child’s car seat correctly. To help give you peace of mind, we’ve put together a list of some car seat safety tips you should keep in mind when you’re on the go.

Use the right kind of seat. It’s important you know the right type of car seat your child should be in at any given time. Your child should be rear-facing for as long as possible up until they are two or more years. Once your child has outgrown its rear-facing seat, you can move them into a forward-facing one.

Get your car seat installation checked. Depending on where you live, there are places you can bring your vehicle so that your car seat can be looked over, ensuring it’s installed correctly. You can find a list of local places that will do this here.

Keep track of your child’s size. As your child grows, his or her car seat requirements may change. Make sure you’re aware of your car seat’s weight, height, and age limits and, if your child outgrows these, you have a new seat at the ready.

One of the ways to improve car seat safety is to buy a car that has a robust and easy-to-use LATCH system. Fortunately, many of the cars at Bryan Honda have just that. Visit us today to learn more about how buying Honda can improve your children’s safety.

Important Spring Car Maintenance Tips for Your Honda

Spring Cleaning Tips - Fayetteville, NC

Part of car ownership is taking care of your vehicle. There are a few things that should be done at the beginning of each season. The following are some spring car maintenance tips that will help you keep your car running as smoothly as possible as the weather warms up.

Spring clean, inside and out. Give your car a good scrub down both in and out. Throw away any trash you’ve gathered over the past cold months, vacuum, and wipe down the inside. On the outside, make sure you wash and wax every inch — including the undercarriage.

Check your tires. Warmer weather can cause the air in your tires to expand. This, along with an abundance of potholes popping up as the weather gets warmer, can really do a number on your tires. Check your tires’ pressure and tread. If their pressure is outside of the manufacturer’s range – which can be found in your owner’s manual — then fill or deflate your tires accordingly. Also, if the tread on your tires are balding, make sure you get your tires replaced.

Change your windshield wipers. After a harsh winter for North Carolina, your windshield wipers have undergone a lot of pressure. Now that the weather’s warmer — and getting rainier by the day — you should switch out your wipers for new ones. This will make sure your visibility as you drive is the best it can be.

Remember routine maintenance. Every few thousand miles, you should be getting your oil changed. If you put this off during the cold weather of winter, now is the time to get your car’s oil changed. It will keep your car running smoothly throughout the warmer weather.

For the greatest peace of mind, you should leave spring maintenance to us. Schedule a service appointment at Bryan Honda and we’ll ensure your car gets the care it deserves.