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.

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.

Fayetteville Ballpark Named SEGRA Stadium

Fayetteville ballpark

Spring is just on the horizon, which means it’s time to start thinking about America’s favorite pastime: baseball. Luckily for us here in Fayetteville, we have our own local minor league team to root for. The Fayetteville Woodpeckers are back in town after a 17-year absence, and they have a brand-new stadium, which will be called the SEGRA stadium.

Named after one of the largest independent bandwidth companies in the United States, the $40 million ballpark will act as a premium sports venue for the area. It will be outfitted with Wi-Fi and will have a bar in the outfield that will offer live music, lounge seating, corn hole, and more. You can even attend a game in one of the six luxury suites or four field boxes to give you a premium baseball experience.

Those with little ones will be happy to know that there will also be multiple kids’ zones to keep little ones entertained, and foodies will rejoice in knowing that all concession stands will have unique, original food options with branding that takes influence from Fayetteville and nearby Fort Bragg.

The stadium is set to open up in April, so make sure your Honda is ready to be packed up so you can haul whatever you need to the next ball game. And if you don’t have one, we’ll get you sorted 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!

Top 2019 Honda Accord Features

2019 Honda Accord Features

The 2019 Honda Accord is known for being a well-rounded vehicle, and its list of features reflects that. Here, we look at the 2019 Honda Accord features that make this midsize sedan a suitable choice for most consumers.

Standard Honda Sensing

The Honda Accord now comes standard with the Honda Sensing™ suite of safety technologies. This means every Accord owner will have access to driver-assistance features like Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and more.

Smartphone Integration

Keeping connected on the go is important. That’s why Honda offers Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration on all trim levels but the base model. These features allow you to use some of your favorite smartphone apps, right on your Accord’s touchscreen. Whether you want to connect to Spotify or need to send a voice-to-text message through your phone, you can do so with this tech.

Heads-Up Display

Along with the technology you receive in the standard Honda Sensing™ package, you can also opt for a head-up display. This tech blends safety and innovation, allowing you to gather information like your speed, turn-by-turn directions, and driver-assistance technology alerts without having to look away from the road. It does so by displaying all of this on your Accord’s windshield.

The 2019 Honda Accord shows that you don’t need an SUV to get great amenities. Test drive it today and check out all of its features at Bryan Honda!

3 Romantic Places in Fayetteville

Romantic Places in Fayetteville

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner – have you thought about where you’re going to take your loved one yet? Here are three romantic places in Fayetteville you can bring your love to for a lovely night out.

Antonella’s Italian Ristorante

Located on Hay Street is Antonella’s Italian Ristorante, which focuses on creating delicious Southern Italian-based dishes and giving you an exceptional dining experience. You can dine by candlelight with your loved one, while enjoying a beautiful bottle of wine to make this Valentine’s Day as romantic as you can.

Pierro’s Italian Bistro

Exposed brick walls, vintage hardwood floors, and a diverse wine list make Pierro’s Italian Bistro the perfect romantic night out with your loved one. Its rustic Italian menu ranges from pasta dishes and brick-oven pizzas to specialty entrees scrumptious desserts. With three locations across Fayetteville, you can find a Pierro’s close to you.

Circa 1800

Circa 1800 offers a relaxed atmosphere for your next date night. It focuses on offering a farm-to-table experience, making sure to use products that come from Fayetteville and the surrounding areas. If you love trying new craft beers, then this is the place to check out thanks to its ever-changing draft beer list – all of which come from North Carolina breweries. For a laidback night out on the town with your sweetheart, Circa 1800 is the place to go.

Is there another romantic place you’d like us to know about at Bryan Honda? Tell us about it in the comments section below!