As the winter weather begins to wind down, we’re finally able to start looking forward to spring. To get us ready for the warmer weather — and to keep your vehicle running as smoothly as possible — we thought we’d share some spring car care tips.
Give your car a
Deep cleans don’t only have to occur in your home – you should
also clean your car inside and out when the weather gets warmer. Give it a good
exterior wash and wax, then follow that up by tidying your cabin. Throw out any
trash that you might have collected in the winter and vacuum to pick up any
salt or dirt that found its way into your vehicle.
Check your tires
Warmer weather means that your tire pressure can fluctuate,
increasing after the cold winter – especially if you filled your tires during
the winter to compensate for lower pressure readings. As the roads get slicker,
too, it’s important to make sure your tires are wearing properly and get them
rotated if you haven’t recently.
Change your wiper
Spring showers mean your windshield wipers need to be in
good working order. Make sure your wipers don’t have any cracks or wear and, if
they do, go ahead and replace them with new ones.
If your car needs further care, or if you’d rather just let someone else take care of it, don’t hesitate to schedule a service appointment at Sunny King Honda. We’ll make sure your car is ready for the warmer weather!
As the weather warms and we venture outdoors, it’s worth thinking about the best ways you can spend quality time with your family this spring. There are plenty of ways to take advantage of the beautiful outdoors around you and do so in an eco-friendly and mindful way. Here are the top 5 activities to do this spring with your family.
Go camping – Take a break from modern conveniences and technology and set up camp in the great outdoors with your family. You don’t have to totally go without comforts, so pack some sleeping bags, board games, tasty food, and eco-friendly bug repellant.
Soak in the sun at the beach – Pile everyone into the car with towels, sunscreen, snacks, and beach toys for a fun day out in the sun.
Go kayaking or canoeing – Head to a local lake or waterway with your kayak or canoe and get in some fun, healthy exercise. Don’t forget to have you and your family wear life jackets while out on the water.
Take a bike ride – More likely than not, there are some outdoor trails in the area that you haven’t explored and are perfect for a family bike ride. Pack some snacks and water and snap on your helmet for a bike ride that’s as leisurely or intense as you want it to be.
Start a garden – Spring is the season of planting, so consider starting a garden that you and your family can enjoy. You can plant some vegetables and herbs to use in your kitchen, or simply create a beautiful flower garden that you can admire for years to come.
If you require a reliable vehicle to get you to your spring destination, then be sure to stop by Sunny King Honda and explore our lineup.
Every year, since 1983, MotorWeek has presented its Drivers’ Choice Awards. These awards are handed out to the best vehicle from each segment depending on what you—the drivers—really want from a car. According to their website, this includes “price, practicality, performance and fuel efficiency.” This year’s awards made several worthy mentions of vehicles that we have here at Sunny King Honda.
Best Minivan – Honda Odyssey
The 2018 Honda Odyssey was all-new for this model year, which is one of the reasons it was chosen by MotorWeek as their winner in this category. New comfort, new safety, new technology, and new family-oriented features all make this an excellent family hauler.
Best Small Car – Honda Civic
Thanks to its consistent reliability and intelligent design, the Honda Civic wins the Best Small Car award for the third year in a row. That’s, in part, is thanks to versatile variants including the Civic Si and the Type R Hatchback.
Best Family Sedan – Honda Accord
It turns out that the Honda Odyssey isn’t the only top-rated family hauler in the Honda lineup. The mid-size Honda Accord offers plenty of luxurious features, advanced technology and safety, and an efficient performance for a sedan that can’t help but stand out.
If you would like to get better acquainted with these award-winning Hondas, come visit us for a test drive at Sunny King Honda.
Springtime is a popular time for community races, which means it’s a great time to implement any New Year’s resolutions that have to do with getting fit. For neighbors of Sunny King Honda, the upcoming Bring on Spring 5k Run is an excellent opportunity for both exercise and community involvement.
The Bring on Spring 5k Run is being presented by Anniston Orthopaedics. The race will take place in downtown Anniston, Alabama on Saturday, April 28th. All participants will meet at Anniston YMCA for the 5K race, which will begin at 8am If you decide last-minute that you’d like to participate, or forget to register beforehand, the event does allow for race-day registration. Simply show up early, between 7am and 7:45am, to sign up before the race begins.
However, signing up before Saturday, April 11th will save you money with the early bird registration, which costs $20. After April 11th, registration will cost $25, or $23 for members of the Anniston Runners Club.
Once the race has finished, families are encouraged to stick around for the Y Healthy Kids Day®, a national event by the YMCA designed to encourage healthy living and lifestyle choices in kids.
Once you are finished running, though, if you are in need of a new vehicle, then head on down to Sunny King Honda, and we will help you find one to fit your active lifestyle.
Anniston, Alabama is a welcoming community with tons of events and activities. At Sunny King Honda, we’re proud to serve the Anniston area, as there is a wide selection of things to do. Whether you’d like to learn more about local history or see some of the coolest nearby landmarks, there’s something for everyone in Anniston.
Things To Do
One of the top things to do in Anniston is to visit the Anniston Museum of Natural History. This museum has tons of open-air exhibits, mummies, and more. There are educational programs offered by the museum, and many people will enjoy exploring the outdoor nature trails offered by the museum. Some of the central exhibits focus on North America and Africa, including ancient Egypt.
Next, check out the Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail. Perfect for those who want to hike on foot or cyclists who want to explore off-road trails, the Coldwater Trail has everything you could ever want. With stunning views, challenging trails, and various flora and fauna, anyone can enjoy this trail.
Finally, stop by the Happy Hour Comedy Club. You can see some of your favorite performers here, eat great food, and have a good time. Few things compare to a local comedy club on a Friday night, so be sure to visit. These are just some of the many things we love to do around town, and we hope you’ll enjoy them too.
For the 2018 model year, the popular Honda Accord is being redesigned. This next-generation model will offer buyers a more modern car with some great updates. One notable change is that Honda will no longer offer an Accord coupe model.
Buyers will get to choose from two turbocharged four-cylinder engine or a hybrid powertrain. In addition, there are three transmission options: manual, continuously variable transmission (CVT), or automatic. Honda will officially release efficiency information closer to the fall; however, we expect to see some gains in fuel economy, based on these updates.
Safety-wise, the Accord is receiving another big update. Honda says nearly 55 percent of the Accord’s structure will be made from high-strength steel to help withstand the forces of an accident. Additionally, every model will come standard with HondaSensing technology. This technology includes a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, a forward collision warning system with automatic emergency braking, traffic sign recognition technology, and more.
Inside, drivers will find an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen system that works in a similar way to a smartphone, making it even more user-friendly.
The all-new, redesigned 2018 Honda Accord will be coming to Sunny King Honda this fall. Give us a call today if you want to be one of the first in line to take home this next-generation model.
The school year is right around the corner. If you are still counting down the days, here are a few tips on how to prepare for back-to-school season.
Get Supplies. Every school and classroom usually has a unique list of the supplies needed for the year. Make sure you get everything your child needs so they can have a great start.
Start early. If your kids barely got to school on time last year, plan to start the morning routine 10-15 minutes earlier to give you more breathing room and less stress.
Get homework done. Create a space for your kids to do their homework. If they have a specific area that has all the supplies they need (pencils, erasers, calculators, etc.), they will likely have more success.
Stay organized. Create a family calendar in a common space. Try using a large white board with color-coded markers for each member of the family.
Out with the old. If your kids are getting new school clothes, help them go through their drawers and closet and pack up clothes that are too small or out of season. This will make it easier for them to find the right clothes for school.
If you love the exhilarating rush of a powerful engine, you’ll love the Honda Civic Type R. It has all the features of a Honda Civic that you’d want while giving you that extra thrill that racecar enthusiasts love.
The Type R is special. Why? Because it’s the very first production Honda Civic Type R in the United States. That means it’s officially hitting American streets for the first time ever. To give back, Honda donated the very first Type R to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation so that they could auction it off.
You can get the Type R for yourself without bidding, though. And you won’t regret it. The Type R’s engineering lets you handle roads like a pro with features like limited-slip differential and a wide wheelbase for more control. All of these intelligent engineering features help this Type R take tight turns and corners smoothly.
The Type R’s turbocharged engine delivers 306 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful street-legal cars that Honda has put on the road. Even with all that power, the Type R still sports efficiency.
If the Honda Civic Type R sounds like the perfect sports car for you, contact us at Sunny King Honda for more information.
When you’re a Honda owner, you’ll always be covered. Honda Roadside Assistance is here to help you when you need it most.
Starting with all 2015 model-year Hondas, you’ll get Honda Roadside Assistance for three years or 36,000 miles. With Roadside Assistance, you can get help 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That means that even if you run into trouble in the middle of the night, you’re covered!
Roadside Assistance doesn’t only include towing. Roadside Assistance can help you with winching, jump starting your car, fuel delivery when you run out of gas, a flat tire, or getting back into your car when you get locked out.
Honda also offers trip interruption services with their Roadside Assistance if there’s been a mechanical disablement of your car. This means that you can get compensation for any expenses that occur for three days after your car breaks down.
Another benefit that comes with Roadside Assistance is help with hotel reservations and rental vehicles upon request. In the event of an emergency, Honda will even help you contact people like your spouse or your boss if you’re stuck.