3 Reasons To Buy A Honda During Tax Season

2021 Honda Accord | FAyetteville, NC

Tax season is upon us, which can feel like a no-win situation much of the time. There is a silver lining, though. Tax time also happens to be one of the best times to pick up a new vehicle. Here are just a few reasons you should buy a Honda during tax season.

You will likely have more money for down payments

 Sometimes after you’re done with your taxes, you get some great news — the government actually owes you money this year. The extra cash that you will receive can go towards the down payment for your new vehicle. Typically, a larger down payment can help reduce the amount you will spend on monthly loan payments.

 Tax season typically has lower interest rates

 The interest rate you receive on your automotive loan can affect the amount that you pay every month. During tax season, you may find that interest rates are generally one to two percent lower than during any other time this year. It may not sound like much, but it can help you save a fair amount of money over time.

 You may have more options to choose from

 Between having a bit more money on hand and other incentives, tax season is a popular time to buy a vehicle. That’s why many dealerships increase their inventory in preparation, which means you may be able to pick and choose your new Honda or a high-quality pre-owned model from a wider selection than most of the year.

At Bryan Honda, our goal is to make your car-buying and ownership experience convenient and stress-free. If you want to capitalize on the benefits of tax season, don’t hesitate to give us a visit at our location in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Honda Reveals All-Wheel-Drive-Only 2021 Ridgeline

2021 Ridgeline | Fayetteville, NC

Honda is changing things up for the 2021 Ridgeline. The carmaker has decided to eliminate the two-wheel-drive Ridgelines from the lineup, instead offering only all-wheel-drive trucks.

This refreshed pickup will come available in four trim levels: Sport, RTL, RTL-E, and Black Edition. Along with only offering all-wheel drive, the Ridgeline has also seen some new design cues for the 2021 model year. On the outside, it has an entirely revamped front end. This includes new front fenders, a redesigned nose, grille, and more. The hood also features a unique “power bulge,” which gives the Ridgeline a more rugged, muscular look from the front.

Upgrades continue on the inside, with a revamped infotainment system offering an easy-to-use interface that will help you stay in control of your media on the go. An 8-inch touchscreen display is also standard, along with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Better yet, the Ridgeline will still offer the available industry-first in-bed audio system, which uses the bed’s walls to amplify music and make camping trips even more fun.  

The 2021 Honda Ridgeline is available today at Bryan Honda, so don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about this rugged, refreshed, adventure-ready pickup truck.

How to Prepare Your Vehicle for a Trade-In

Man in Vehicle | Havelock, NC

Do you know what you’re going to do with your old vehicle now that you’ve decided to purchase a new model from Bryan Honda? One of the easiest ways to get rid of your old car is to trade it in with us. Here is how to prepare your vehicle to do so.

Remember the important paperwork

Before you trade in your vehicle, you want to make sure you have all of the right paperwork on-hand. This includes title and payoff information, along with your keys, owner’s manual, and a valid form of identification.

Give it a thorough cleaning

Cleaning your vehicle isn’t necessarily a “must do” before you trade it in, but doing so can help make a good first impression. It might even help increase your car’s value appraisal. Giving it a quick wash and vacuum before you come in can show that you’ve cared for it and kept it in good condition.

Understand how your vehicle’s value is determined

When you bring your vehicle in for a trade, someone in our used car department will look it over, give it a test drive, and make an offer based on what we believe its value is. Right now, you can even receive up to $1,000 more than the Kelley Blue Book value from Bryan Honda.

To determine your car’s value, we look at the following characteristics:

  • Vehicle age
  • Mileage
  • Ownership
  • Vehicle condition
  • Matching tires
  • Options and add-ons
  • Mechanical condition
  • Seasonal demand
  • Paint color

To learn more about the trade-in process, don’t hesitate to contact one of the friendly associates at Bryan Honda.

Maintenance Tips for Hybrid Vehicles

Honda CR-V Hybrid | Fayetteville, NC

Hybrid vehicles run differently than typical gasoline-powered models. Because of this, their service needs can differ, too. Here are some maintenance tips for your hybrid car to help you keep it in tip-top condition.

Find a Technician Who Knows Hybrids

You want to make sure an expert is working on your hybrid vehicle, so it’s important to find someone who has experience with these types of cars. Bryan Honda is a great option in the Fayetteville area since Honda is known for its hybrid-vehicle lineup.

Keep Up with Routine Maintenance

While hybrid vehicles can typically go longer between oil changes than gasoline-powered models, you still need to make sure you get your oil changed regularly. Doing so will keep your car running smoothly well into the future.

Don’t Forget About Your Cooling System

Your hybrid’s regenerative braking system can generate a lot of heat, which makes your cooling system even more important than normal. Make sure you have it checked frequently, and have your technician at Bryan Honda look at the individual hoses, pipes, and clamps.

Worry Less About Your Battery

If you’re concerned about your hybrid vehicle’s battery, you can rest easy. Because batteries see a lot of action, manufacturers tend to make sure hybrid cars’ electrical components are as maintenance-free as possible. They typically don’t need any specialized maintenance, so you don’t need to worry about your battery unless there appears to be a serious issue.

For expert maintenance on your hybrid, schedule an appointment with the service department at Bryan Honda.

Excellent Places to Drive to Near Fayetteville, NC

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When you live in Fayetteville, NC, it means you get to explore the great outdoors all year round. The big question is, though — where should you go? We’ve put together a list of places to drive so you can hop behind the wheel of your Honda with your family and enjoy our beautiful town and the surrounding area.

Cape Fear River Trail

Pack up the family and head out for a relaxing hike on the Cape Fear River Trail. This 10-foot-wide path is paved, making it ideal for walkers, bicyclists, and more. It’s peppered wooden bridges — even a scenic covered bridge — and offers your family the chance to take in the beauty of the marsh and wetlands. This trail even has signs around the area so you can learn about the local flora and fauna.

Carvers Creek State Park

Step back in time while enjoying nature at Carvers Creek State Park. This unmissable attraction has miles of hiking trails, a millpond to fish at, and multiple historic structures to explore. You can learn all about Rockefeller House and Long Valley Farm, letting you soak in some history and culture.

Deep Creek ATV Park

If you want to get your adrenaline pumping, then why not head to the Deep Creek ATV Park? This off-road park has deep mud bogs, play pits, and 15 miles of sandy ATV trails for outdoor fun. Hitch your ATV to your Honda truck or SUV and buckle up for hours of fun.

If your Honda needs a bit of attention before you set out to explore Fayetteville, feel free to contact us at Bryan Honda.

Regular Oil vs Synthetic Oil: What’s the Difference?

Oil Change | Fayetteville, NC

When you bring your vehicle to Bryan Honda for its regular oil change, it’s likely that the expert technician will ask you if you would prefer conventional or synthetic oil. For many people, the difference between these two is unknown. To help you better understand your options, we’ve put together a comparison of synthetic oil and conventional oil.

Conventional Oil

Conventional oil is a lubricant for your engine that is derived directly from crude oil. It can work at high temperatures while still maintaining its stability over long periods of time. Typically, conventional oil will leave deposits on engine components as it breaks down, which is why it’s important to get regular oil changes.

Synthetic Oil

Synthetic oil is, as you might guess from its name, a somewhat factory-made option for your vehicle. It uses a base oil, powder additives, and a carrier oil to help your vehicle run. This oil type tends to have fewer impurities than conventional oil, and it also has a uniform molecular size, which reduces friction within your engine.

Because of the way it’s refined, this oil usually reduces deposits compared to its conventional counterpart. You can also typically go longer between oil changes when you use synthetic rather than conventional, especially if you opt for full synthetic oil rather than a blend.

Is your Honda ready for an oil change? Bring it to Bryan Honda armed with knowledge about the differences between synthetic and conventional oil, and choose the one that fits your needs and budget.

2022 Honda Civic Prototype Debuts on Twitch

Honda Civic | Fayetteville, NC

Honda recently revealed the 2022 Honda Civic in a bold, exciting new way, matching the 11th-generation model’s fresh style. Earlier this month, the brand used Twitch, a live streaming platform for gamers, as the home of the compact car’s reveal.

For the 2022 model year, the Civic has undergone a full refresh. It builds on the car’s legacy, bringing classic elements to the design while giving it an open and airy cabin, a low, wide stance, a lower beltline, and bolder details. This new model also comes with more advanced technologies than before.

The Civic’s cabin has a sophisticated look that invites you to sit down and enjoy the journey. With minimal cutlines and breaks on the dashboard, your visibility of the road ahead should be clear. Honeycomb mesh accents add a touch of the unexpected to the dashboard as well, concealing the air vents for a clean, refined look.

For the first time in a Civic, the 2022 model will also boast a digital dash, which provides you with important driving information, including your speed. You will also get a new 9-inch touch-screen display for all of your infotainment needs.

This Civic will also come with the most advanced safety and driver-assistance features ever seen on the model, including an upgraded Honda Sensing® suite, along with a new airbag design.

We can’t wait to see you here at Bryan Honda when the all-new 2022 Honda Civic hits our lot in the late spring.

How to Protect Your Vehicle’s Interior This Winter

Cleaning Car Interior | Fayetteville, NC

When you’re in the middle of a harsh North Carolina winter, it’s important to remember to protect your vehicle’s interior. From the seats to the carpets, there are ways you can help make sure your cabin stays in tiptop shape with these tips.

Protect Your Carpets

From road salt to slush — even spilled coffee — your car’s carpets can really take a beating during the cold months. Rather than letting your carpets take the hit, invest in some rubber floor mats. They’re easy to clean and will keep your car’s carpets looking like new when spring finally rolls around.

Take Care of Your Seats

Whether you have cloth or leather seats, your seat upholstery can undergo a lot of stress during the winter. Consider getting seat covers to protect them. If you have leather seats, wipe them down regularly with leather wipes to prevent them from cracking in cold temperatures.

Don’t Gather Trash

It’s incredibly easy to gather trash during the winter, especially if you eat during your commute. Rather than letting debris pile up in your footwells this winter, get a small car-friendly trash can to keep in your vehicle and empty it regularly.

For more tips on how to keep your vehicle’s interior in good condition this winter, don’t hesitate to contact us at Bryan Honda.

Honda Accord Updates Include New Styling

2021 Honda Accord | Fayetteville, NC

When the 2021 Honda Accord arrives in dealerships, it looks like it will be bringing some exciting changes with it. This midsize sedan has undergone some design updates for the 2021 model year, giving it a style that is even sportier than before.

The Honda Accord updates start with a restyled grille that adds a modern feel to the sedan’s face. It will also come with new LED high- and low-beam headlights to help increase your visibility during long winter nights. Along with these front-end design changes, the top-level trims will also feature new alloy wheel designs.

Inside, the changes include a new standard eight-inch touch-screen infotainment display. Previously, this was only available starting on the EX trim level. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration will also come as standard, and the EX-L and Touring models will get the wireless connective version of these technologies.

For the 2021 model year, Honda has also moved the Accord’s USB charging ports to the front of the center console for easy access. The brand has also added rear 2.5-volt USB ports to the majority of the Accord’s trims, too.

Every Honda Accord will also come standard with the new Rear Seat Reminder System, and the higher trim levels will come with a low-speed braking control system in addition to the standard Honda Sensing® suite of safety technologies.

You can even opt for a new trim level with the 2021 Accord. The new Sport SE trim replaces the EX 1.5T trim, adding leather seats, heated front seats and mirrors, remote engine start, and a smart entry system.

To learn more about the Honda Accord, check out our online inventory of 2020 and 2021 models right here at Bryan Honda.

Meet the Rugged New 2021 Honda Ridgeline

Honda Ridgeline | Fayetteville, NC

Honda’s flagship truck is now more rugged than ever. The brand recently revealed the 2021 Honda Ridgeline, which recently received a new exterior design that hints at its capability.

The 2021 Ridgeline boasts a silhouette that’s even more sculpted than before, along with a wider stance that gives it an intimidating presence. Known for its off-road-readiness, the Ridgeline now looks the part while highlighting how capable it is as a pickup truck.

Like the previous models, the Ridgeline will come with a range of practical features, including a weather-proof, locking bed trunk that can hold up to 7.3 cubic feet of cargo. This standard feature is ideal for on-the-go truck lovers who need a place to store valuable power tools, camping gear, and more.

In the bed of the 2021 Ridgeline, you will find 50 inches separating the rear wheel wells. This is the largest span of space in its class, allowing you to easily fit 4-by-8-foot building materials flat on the truck bed floor. Inside the cabin, you will find even more smart storage solutions, such as a rear seat that has a 60/40 split and can fold down to allow you to fit a full-sized bicycle in the back.

The 2021 Honda Ridgeline can tow up to 3,500 pounds when equipped with front-wheel drive, while the all-wheel-drive model can tow up to 5,000 pounds. Along with this capability, the pickup also comes outfitted with a standard eight-inch touch-screen infotainment display, along with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration.

To learn more about the redesigned 2021 Honda Ridgeline, check out our online inventory at Bryan Honda.