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.