Honda Makes $1 Million Pledge to COVID-19 Emergency Relief

Honda Makes $1 Million Pledge to COVID-19 Emergency Relief | Bryan Honda

Honda is lending a helping hand in this trying time. The brand recently announced its goal to help associates, customers, partners, and communities throughout the country with an initial donation of $1 million. This pledge will go towards food banks and meal programs across North America.

In addition to this promise, when a Honda associate donates to a local food program, the brand will match up to $1,000 for each individual gift.

“We are focusing our societal response on three vital and immediate human needs,” said Rick Schostek, Executive Vice President of Honda North America. “We are addressing food insecurity at a time when many families are struggling, investigating the potential to use our manufacturing know-how to produce medical equipment to help those battling COVID-19, and deploying our associate ‘virtual volunteers,’ to help people in need.”

Honda is also donating N-95 masks to healthcare providers and manufacturing protective face shields with repurposed 3D printers. The carmaker is even partnering with other companies to build critical medical equipment to help fight the disease.

And that’s not all. The brand has even set up a new temporary paid personal leave of absence program, which allows eligible associates to receive full pay for up to 10 non-production business days.

To learn more about how the entire Honda family — including everyone here at Bryan Honda — is working to keep you safe, give us a call today.

Honda and GM Partnership Set to Build to Electric Vehicles

Honda & GM Partnership | Fayetteville, NC

Sometimes, two heads are better than one. That’s why Honda has teamed up with General Motors (GM) to help take them into the future of electric vehicles. The Honda and GM partnership will result in the building of two new electric cars, allowing both brands to expand their electrified lineup.

The new EVs will use GM batteries that are manufactured at its plants in North America. Honda will design the interiors and exteriors of the vehicles.

“This expanded partnership will unlock economies of scale to accelerate our electrification roadmap and advance our industry-leading efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Rick Schostek, Executive Vice President of American Honda Motor. “We are in discussions with one another regarding the possibility of further extending our partnership.”

Along with utilizing GM’s batteries, the vehicles will also use the brand’s hands-free advanced driver-assistance technology. It will also use the OnStar® safety and security telematics services, while still being badged as a Honda vehicle.

This isn’t the first time that Honda and GM have partnered up. They previously worked together on the Cruise Origin, an electrified vehicle that was self-driving and meant for sharing city rides. It launched earlier this year in San Francisco.

Honda expects the two electrified vehicles to go on sale in the United States and Canada in 2024.

This newest partnership between Honda and GM is exciting, and we can’t wait to see you here at Bryan Honda when the two mystery EVs finally hit the road.

How to Tell When You Need New Tires

2020 Honda Civic | Fayetteville, NC

The condition of your tires can affect your car’s handling, traction, stability and braking. Because tires get worn down over time, it’s important to know how to tell when you need new tires. These are some warning signs that can help you detect when new tires are needed.

Do the Penny Test

One of the best ways to tell if your car needs new tires is to do the “penny test.” Simply take a penny and insert it with Lincoln’s head down. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s hair, then your tire’s tread is too low, reducing its ability to provide you with the traction you need while driving. That means you need to replace the tire.

Consider Your Tires’ Age

Whether your tire tread passes the Penny Test or not, if your car is between six and ten years old, then you should consider replacing all four of your tires. Check your manufacturer’s recommendations for when your specific tires should be changed over to ensure you’re driving on safe tires.

Check Your Tires Over

Bulges, cracks, and bumps are all signs that you need new tires. These symptoms signify that your tire’s outer surface is weakening, which could lead to a sudden tire blow out.

If your car needs maintenance, tire – focused or otherwise – you can trust Bryan Honda’s service department to take care of your ride.

Honda 60th Anniversary in US Celebrate at SEMA

2020 Honda CR-V | Fayetteville, NC

Honda reached a new milestone this year, and it’s decided to celebrate with more than just cake and candles. The Japanese carmaker recently celebrated its 60th anniversary in the United States, creating a display at this year’s SEMA Show that highlights the brand’s ability to be accessorized – and its appeal for outdoor and performance enthusiasts.

To celebrate Honda’s 60th anniversary in America, the brand’s display showcased both past and present vehicles. It highlighted the company’s “longstanding commitment to the enthusiast community.”

The display itself had ten models that had been modified to appeal to different fans. At the center of the SEMA Show lineup were two versions of the 2020 Honda CR-V. The first CR-V was based on the brand’s all-new CR-V Hybrid model. Called the “Do” Build by Jsport Performance Accessories, this hybrid was turned into a vehicle perfect for the “weekend warrior,” offering a roof rack, side steps, mountain bike rack, 1.5-inch lift kit, and all-terrain tires.

Another CR-V was also showcased, built with outdoor adventures in mind. The “Dream” build was also created by Jsport and offered camping comforts like a slide-out refrigerator and a clamshell-style rooftop tent.

Other featured models include a Ridgeline that was outfitted for rugged adventures, a Rally Passport with a performance focus, and multiple Civic Si models. There was even a 1968 S80 Coupe Outlaw, and a heritage Chevy truck that was used as a delivery truck after the company first opened for business in 1959.  

A legacy as rich as Honda’s doesn’t develop without good reason. Join the family today at Bryan Honda.

New Honda Airbag Considered Safer

New Honda Airbag | Fayetteville, NC

Safety has always been a top priority for Honda, and the automaker recently announced its latest innovation in the field. Honda’s engineers have unveiled a new, advanced airbag design that should be more effective at protecting occupants in frontal collisions.

Honda developed this new airbag at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in Ohio. The carmaker worked alongside Autoliv, one of its major safety system suppliers.

“This new airbag technology represents Honda’s continuing effort to advance safety performance in a wider variety of crash scenarios and reflects the innovative thinking that our engineers are bringing to the challenge of reducing traffic injuries and fatalities,” said Jim Keller, President of Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

Conventional airbags typically use a single inflatable compartment to help reduce injury and fatalities during frontal collisions. The new Honda airbag goes one step further, offering four major components. These include three inflatable compartments and a “sail panel” that combines the two side chambers at their outermost edge.

These components work to protect the occupant’s head in an angled frontal impact collision, since the lateral collision forces can cause the passenger’s head to rotate or slide off of the airbag, reducing its effectiveness. The “sail panel” acts like a baseball catcher’s mitt, cradling the occupant’s head to soften the impact.

Honda will begin implementing this potentially life-saving system in 2020. In the meantime, plan a trip to Bryan Honda to take a look at some of Honda’s current safety innovations, including the standard HondaSensing® suite of technology.

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!

Honda Odyssey’s Safety Beats the Competition

Honda Odyssey’s safety

Honda Odyssey’s safety

For many families, safety is a top priority when shopping for a new family vehicle. If you are considering a new minivan, you might want to know that the 2019 Honda Odyssey’s safety beat out the competition in recent tests.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), conducts crash tests every year on new vehicles. The 2019 Odyssey was the only minivan that earned the top “GOOD” rating for both the driver and passenger sides in the Small Overlap Front Crash Test. The Odyssey also earned a “GOOD+” rating for its ease of use in testing the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH). No other minivan earned better than an “ACCEPTABLE” rating.

With these and other test results, the Odyssey qualifies as a 2018 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK, when equipped with LED headlights and the available Honda Sensing® suite of safety features. The Honda Sensing features are standard on the EX trim and above, which account for 99% of Odyssey sales.

“Minivan buyers list safety as one of their greatest purchase considerations, and the Odyssey continues to be a top performer in independent safety ratings, further distancing itself from segment competitors,” said Ray Mikiciuk, assistant vice president of Honda Automobile Sales. “If you’re in the market for a minivan and you care about safety, there is simply no better choice than the Honda Odyssey.”

If you’re on the market for the safest family vehicle there is, stop by Bryan Honda and take a look at the excellent 2019 Honda Odyssey.

How to Prepare Your Car for Back to School Time

Prepare Your Car for Back to School Time

Prepare Your Car for Back to School Time

The school year has officially begun. You got all of the school supplies, restocked your kids’ wardrobes, and packed their lunches. But did you remember to prepare your car for back to school? You will be doing a lot more driving now, which means you want your car to be in prime condition. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Clean It

Have your kids help you. Spend a weekend afternoon cleaning out the family ride. Clean out all the trash, take out everything that doesn’t belong in the car, and then start wiping everything down. The final step is to vacuum everything from top to bottom.

Catch Up on Maintenance

If you have been neglecting your car all summer, give it the TLC it needs with a maintenance check at Bryan Honda. We can change your oil, check your battery, top off your fluids, and anything else your trusty Honda needs.

Inspect the Tires

Once a month, you should inspect your tires. This includes looking for signs of wear, checking the tread depth, and the tire pressure. New vehicles should come with an automatic tire pressure monitoring system, but it doesn’t hurt to check it yourself, too.

The best way to get your car prepared for the back-to-school season is to let the pros handle it. Schedule a service appointment today at Bryan Honda.