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!

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.

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.

Make Your Springtime Destination Lake Rim Park

Spring Activities - Fayetteville, NC

Spring is finally here, which means it’s time to start thinking about where you can go to enjoy this season’s beautiful weather. At Bryan Honda, we would like to recommend heading over to Lake Rim Park, a lovely local park with a range of activities to enjoy.

Get competitive. Gather some friends and meet up at Lake Rim Park to enjoy some fun in the beautiful spring weather. The park has a range of sport fields and courts, ranging from tennis and sand volleyball courts to soccer and baseball fields. Whether you’re playing a game of pickup or want to practice your penalty shot, this park is a great place to do so.

Enjoy nature. With its location nestled next to Bone Creek, the park has plenty of natural beauty to enjoy. Set out on one of its numerous walking trails, including the one-mile border trail that goes through the wetlands. There is even a fresh water marsh area that is home to a range of local flora and fauna, so keep an eye out as you walk.  

Have fun with your kids. With multiple playgrounds available for kids of all ages, Lake Rim Park is a good place to go if your kids need to run off some energy. The park also has picnic areas and horseshoe pits so you can enjoy a cookout to make a whole day of your visit there.

Before you head to Lake Rim Park for a nice picnic with family and friends, you’ll need a ride. Check out our roomy SUV, crossovers and the Sienna minivan at Bryan Honda.

Bryan Honda Thanks Soldiers with Honda Military Appreciation Offer

Honda Military Appreciation Offer

With our close connection to Fort Bragg, Bryan Honda has a great appreciation for the people in the United States military. They put their lives on the line for our country — and we would like to thank them for their service. That’s why Bryan Honda is offering a Honda Military Appreciation Offer.

What is the Honda Military Appreciation Offer?

This offer allows select U.S. military personnel and their spouses to put $500 towards any Honda vehicle that is from the 2017 model year or newer, as long as they finance or lease through Honda Financial Services (HFS).

Who is eligible?

The following individuals are eligible for the Honda Military Appreciation Offer:

  • Active-duty US military, including those in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard, and Active Reserve, and their spouses
  • Active-duty US military Ready Reserve, including inactive National guard, Individual Ready Reserve, and Selected Reserve, and their spouses
  • U.S. military veterans who are within 180 days of separation from active service, and their spouses
  • U.S. military retirees from the aforementioned branches and their spouses.

How do I get the offer?

If you happen to meet the above criteria, you just need to come into Bryan Honda, decide on the vehicle you want, and provide some paperwork. This paperwork includes:

  • A Leave and Earnings Statement to prove your military status
  • Military ID and LES if you are a spouse looking to access the offer
  • Honda Financial Services credit approval

Bryan Honda is always looking for ways to make buying a car easier. Visit us today and ask about taking advantage of the Honda Military Appreciation Offer!

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!

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.

How to Get Your Car Ready for Fall

Here in North Carolina, fall means bold, beautiful colors all across the state. It also means slick, wet roads, colder temperatures, and longer nights. As you are changing out your wardrobe, don’t forget to get your car ready for fall, too. Here are a few tips to prepare your vehicle for autumn.

car ready for fallCheck your lights

Earlier sunsets mean you will be using your headlights more often. Check all of your exterior lights to make sure all the bulbs are working and aimed in the right direction.

Get new wipers

You want to make sure you can see out of your window when the rain starts. Wiper blades should be replaced at least once a year. If they are cracked or leaving streaks, it is time for new ones.

Inspect your tires

Wet leaves on the road can lead to slippery situations. Make sure your tires have enough tread to grip the pavement in inclement weather.

Make sure your heater works

No one wants to drive to work in a frigid car. Check your entire HVAC system now to make sure everything is in working order.

If you need help getting your car ready for fall, please schedule an appointment with our excellent service team right here at Bryan Honda.

Honda’s Georgia Plant Receives $100 Million Investment

Honda’s Georgia Plant Receives $100 Million

When it comes to the minivan segment, the Honda Odyssey is a game-changer. With extremely thoughtful features like a rear-seat entertainment system, an in-van vacuum cleaner, and a 115V power outlet, there’s no doubt that this van is ahead of the curve. Yet, it’s about to become even more advanced, thanks to Honda’s investments in its northwest Georgia Plant.

When Honda’s Georgia plant receives $100 million in investments from Honda, it will be put towards developing the first-ever 10-speed automatic transmission for front-wheel drive vehicles. The first vehicle to receive the new 10-speed automatic transmission will be the 2018 Honda Odyssey. Later, the same transmission will go into other Honda and Acura vehicles, but for now the Honda-engineered transmission is getting tested on the minivan.

So, why the change? The new 10-speed automatic transmission is expected to greatly increase fuel efficiency as well as acceleration. It should also change gears more quickly, making highway driving more productive and responsive.

Over 18,000 Georgians are employed at automobile factories of some kind. Honda’s new transmission isn’t just good for its lineup, but it’s positive for the job market, too. We can wait to test it out at Bryan Honda, and invite you to join us as soon as it’s available to test drive.

Updated 2017 CR-V More Spacious and Efficient

Honda updated 2017 CR-V - More Spacious and Efficient

The Honda CR-V is a best-selling member of its class for a reason, and that’s because it’s packed with tons of cutting-edge features that make driving easy, fun, and more convenient than ever. Practicality pairs with style and performance to make a great family car. Now, the updated 2017 CR-V is more spacious and efficient than ever, and adds a ton of value to this already excellent and reputable vehicle.

The 2017 CR-V is entering a brand-new generation, with the fourth-generation model sitting on a new platform with an all-new design that’s as striking yet affordable as ever. The more modern look gives away the CR-V’s more capable driving dynamics, thanks to two efficient engine options and a CVT for boosted fuel economy. The 190-HP turbocharged 1.5-liter engine is the more efficient of the two with a fuel rating of 29 mpg combined.

The updated 2017 CR-V also features a longer wheelbase as well as increased height and width, allowing for even more volume in the interior for passengers and cargo. You can now expand the cargo area to up to 76 cubic feet by folding down the rear row, too. Either way, the new CR-V is committed to being more modern, efficient, and comfortable than ever.