Things to Do in Anniston: Explore the Area

Mountain Bike In Anniston

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.

 

2018 Honda Accord is Being Redesigned

2018 Honda Accord redesign

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.

 

How to Prepare for Back-to-School

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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.

At Sunny King Honda, we hope everyone has a great start to the school year.

Introducing the Honda Civic Type R

2017 Honda Civic Type R in Anniston, AL
2017 Honda Civic Type R

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.

Honda Roadside Assistance

2018 Honda Fit - Honda Roadside Assistance in Birmingham, AL
2018 Honda Fit

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.

Honda is always here to help you out! Find the right Honda for you at Sunny King Honda and take advantage of this amazing Roadside Assistance.

Honda Owner’s Workshop on July 25 at Sunny King Honda

Honda Owner’s Workshop - 2017 Honda CR-V interior technology

We’re hosting a Honda Owner’s Workshop at Sunny King Honda on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The event will be from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, and all new Honda owners are invited. We’ll be demonstrating how to use Honda infotainment systems as well as introducing you to the service drive. Specially trained service experts will be there to answer any questions, and you can enjoy refreshments and win door prizes at the upcoming workshop.

One of the major things we will be covering is the HondaLink system. This system allows you to seamlessly connect your compatible Apple or Android smartphone to get access a vehicle guide, a parking reminder, service appointments, recall notifications, and roadside assistance, among other things. This next-generation technology comes in most new Honda models, allowing you to stay better connected than ever before. Plus, with the HondaLink app you can get updates about your car, remote lock/unlock, remote start, and locate a stolen vehicle, among other things.

The Owner’s Workshop will also provide information about service and repairs, like routine maintenance, service specials, and schedule reminders. You can meet our award-winning service team, and our staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about your new Honda. Mark your calendars for July 25 and remember to stop by Sunny King Honda.

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New Honda Civic Si: Sporty Performance Edition

2017 new Honda Civic Si

The Honda Civic is back and better than ever, including the much-anticipated Honda Civic Si. This high-performance model comes with new looks and improved engineering, making it better than ever both on and off the track. For those looking for a quality sedan with a bit of a twist, the Civic Si might be the right car for you.

According to Forbes, the new Honda Civic Si comes with upgrades like a 25-percent increase in torsional rigidity and a 100-pound weight reduction compared to previous models. You can also find features like a revamped front end, 18-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, and a distinct center exhaust outlet. The Si is also 5mm lower than previous models, improving handling and aerodynamics.

“A car like the Civic Si certainly benefits from increased power, but the Si’s real focus is the total driving experience. Enhancements to the Si’s suspension and wheel/tire package keep the 2017 Si true to previous models’ reputation,” writes Forbes contributor Karl Brauer.

Under the hood a 1.5-liter turbo that gets up to 205 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. Notably, the Si will use an active damping system, the first time this has appeared on this model. Want to learn more about the 2017 Honda Civic? Visit Sunny King Honda today for more information.

Enjoy Anniston Museum’s ‘Homes for the Holidays’ Event

Do you love to see how everybody decorates their houses for the holiday season? So does the Anniston Museum of Natural History. The museum will be hosting its annual Homes for the Holidays event on December 10th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., which involves a self-guided tour of homes in the area as outlined by Anniston Museum, so you can see all the ways in which local homes transform themselves into works of art in honor of Christmas.

This year, some of the homes included on the tour include the December traditions of Maggie Reynolds, Maggie Freeman, and Ann Welch’s downtown loft. You can even follow up your tour of these local houses and their light displays by stopping by the Anniston Museum of Natural History itself afterwards for some hot cider and warm cookies, so make yourself right at home with some holiday cheer!

The Homes for the Holidays event as celebrated by the Anniston Museum will cost $15 for members of the museum and $20 for the general public if you buy tickets in advance. However, if you wait until the day of the event, the price goes up to $25. You can also buy holiday bundles for large groups, so make sure to check the Anniston Museum of Natural History’s event calender for more information.

Homes for the Holidays

Three Odd Attractions in Alabama

Don’t let the feeling that you’ve seen it all prevent from you from hitting the road this summer with your friends. Check out these odd attractions in Alabama!

odd attractions in Alabama Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, AL
“Ave Maria Grotto, AL” Photo taken by Daniel Thornton.
  1. Ave Maria Grotto – Cullman, AL
    This miniature city was built by Brother Joseph Zoettl, a monk who joined the St. Bernard Abbey in the late 1800s. He was only 14 years old, poor and deformed when he joined. His official duty was manning the abbey’s pumphouse. To keep himself occupied, he created the models that still stand today.

    odd attractions in Alabama Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL
    “Sloss Furnace.” Photo taken by Melissa Dooley
  2. Sloss Furnaces – Birmingham, AL
    It’s a now-defunct, giant pig iron furnace facility that proves to be a strangely beautiful attraction. The two furnaces stand 60 feet tall and 18 feet in diameter. They are connected to all sorts of esoteric pipes and surrounded by many other wondrous and mysterious industrial structures. There really is no place like it. You can even take a guided tour!
  3. Natural Bridge – Natural Bridge, AL
    Amid the beautiful Natural Bridge Park is the natural bridge where the park gets its name. Made of sandstone and iron ore, the structure is over 200 million years old. If you visit, be sure and check out the Indian head relief carved into a nearby cliff. No one knows who carved it or how long it’s been there.

Be sure and bring your camera. These odd attractions in Alabama are the kind you’ll want to remember!