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!
At Sunny King Honda, we’re always happy to highlight remarkable events in our community, but there’s one upcoming shin-dig that we’re particularly excited to share with you: The Wizard of Oz the musical is coming to Oxford Performing Arts Center!
Head to Oxford Performing Arts Center at 7:00 PM on October 18th for this one-night-only performance. This show is just a stop on the Broadway cast’s national tour, so now’s your only chance to enjoy a first-class musical performance without travelling all the way to The Big Apple.
The musical is developed from the timelessly famous 1939 film. Anyone who loves the movie will adore this opportunity to hear their favorite songs performed live and on stage.
Do you want to turn the show into a romantic evening for you and your significant other? Grab dinner at Garfrerick’s Café beforehand. In the mood for something more casual? Then we casually suggest stopping into Cheaha Brewing Company in Anniston for a bite and a brew. Or are you bringing the whole family along? Fill up at Brad’s Bar-B-Que before heading somewhere over the rainbow.
Make October 18th your night to show your Oxford community and its local businesses some love before enjoying the talents of those fine performers from New York. Our Sunny King Honda community will be doing the same!
Honda has made a major investment in its Indiana and Ohio production facilities. Part of that investment includes launching the production of the all-new 2019 Honda Insight in Indiana. The Honda Insight is powered by a two-motor hybrid powertrain that generates 151 horsepower and 197 lb-ft of torque.
What & Where
A $61.5 million investment aims to add to Honda’s electrified vehicle portfolio. The Honda Insight will be produced exclusively at the Greensburg, Indiana production facility. Three Ohio facilities will produce powertrain parts that make the Insight into an efficient sedan drivers are sure to love.
$32.5 million of the investment is going towards producing the all-new Honda Insight. A new 19,200-sq ft. building expansion will be home to assembly of the Insight’s front end. Other processes directed to the 2019 Insight include high-voltage wiring and the power control system.
The 2019 Honda Insight will land in dealership showrooms this summer. It will slot between the Civic and Accord with seating for five. The Honda Sensing® safety suite comes standard on all models. The Insight marks the fifth electrified Honda model launched in the past 18 months.
With the launch of the Honda Insight, the manufacturer is on track to achieve its goal of electrified vehicles making up more than half of its sales by 2030. Here at Sunny King Honda, we’re excited to see what Honda’s electrified future will bring to the industry.
Honda has reached an important milestone in the journey to make veicles in its lineup safer and smarter than ever before. The Honda Sensing ® technology, which will be standard across all Honda vehicles by the year 2022, can now be found in over one million vehicles sold in the United States. Honda Sensing ® was also honored by a study from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, which demonstrated the technology’s effectiveness.
How Many Involved
69 percent of 2018 model-year vehicles sold by Honda have Honda Sensing ® technology installed on them, indicating that the technology’s application has more than doubled since 2016. Additionally, the study from the IIHS indicated that not only are fewer people injured in vehicles equipped with Honda Sensing ® , but the injuries are less severe and insurance claims less expensive. Honda also recently announced plans to have automatic emergency braking installed on 95% of vehicles by 2020, two years ahead of the legal requirement.
Honda Sensing ® technology is proven to reduce risk of injury and damage in collisions, as well as playing a role in reducing the number of collisions on the road in the first place. Honda’s goals point to a safer and more innovative future in the auto industry.
If you’d like more information about the amazing safety suite, feel free to ask our team at Sunny King Honda.
Summer is a time for relaxing and enjoying the warm weather, and what better way to relax than to enjoy a competitive round of golf outdoors? Even better, you can play golf and give back to your community. That’s the idea behind the Sunny King Classic golf tournament. Praised as one of the largest charity golf tournaments in the southeast, the Sunny King Classic 2018 is a three-day-long event featuring four hundred eight golfers on three different courses – and you can sign up to participate.
When It Is
The golf tournament takes place the weekend of July 13th, 14th, and 15th, with practice rounds beginning as early as June 19th for golfers who want to prepare. The entry fee is $325 per person, which includes the cart and range balls, as well as social events and an open bar for participants and a plus-one. A large portion of every entry price goes towards charity, so if you participate, you can rest assured that your money is going to a good cause.
How To Sign Up
Sign-ups and registration already began as of April 1st. So, if participating in the Sunny King Classic 2018 tournament is something that appeals to you, we here at Sunny King Honda encourage you to sign up soon, as all entries are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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.
Winter tires aren’t just for those who live in the icy tundra; they’re also great for anyone who experiences winter. While Alabama isn’t exactly known for its harsh winter season, there are still several reasons you should consider buying winter tires this year when the thermometer starts to dip.
According to the Chronicle Herald, one of the obvious advantages of winter tires is that they have thick treads. These treads are great for slippery surfaces, whether it’s snow and ice or simply rain. It can’t hurt to have a little added control on the road this winter. With the proper winter tires, you can stop 30 feet sooner than with normal tires.
Next, winter tires also come with special patterns and channels to divert water. Thanks to these treads, your winter tires can prevent hydroplaning from occurring, which is important to prevent a loss of control behind the wheel. No more slipping and sliding on wet surfaces.
Year Round Temperatures
Finally, winter tires aren’t just for precipitation. Built with special rubber compounds, winter tires are designed to hold up in colder temperatures. With summer tires, for example, the rubber may become hard and stiff. However, winter tires remain flexible to maintain handling even when it gets cold.
Still not sure if winter tires are right for you? Visit Sunny King Honda to speak with an automotive expert about the wide range of tire options that are available to you.
Are you looking for something to do this holiday season? Check out Santa’s Holiday Village in Anniston and the Christmas Parade. You can listen to some great music, do arts and crafts, and get in the mood for the holidays. With fun things for people of all ages, you and your family can have a blast this winter in the area.
When & Where
Here at Sunny King Honda, we can’t wait for the holidays. According to the Anniston/Calhoun County Facebook Page, the Christmas Parade will be held on December 12 in Downtown Anniston. Headed down Noble Street at 3 pm, the parade will feature a range of floats, school bands, and even Santa Claus himself.
You can also visit Santa’s Holiday Village from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 12. Held on the corner of 10th and Noble street, the village will have live music, a holiday café, arts and crafts, local artists, and local vendors. There will also be a visit from Santa at the Holiday Village.
The Holiday Village and Parade are free to the public. You can donate a non-perishable food item when you visit with Santa, as it will go to local food banks that are in need this holiday season. Be sure to plan your own winter activities today.