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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
- 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
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 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
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.
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.
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!
Happy 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.
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.
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.
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.
Check 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.
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.
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.