Fun Family Activities in Fort Smith

Are you in need of some fun family activities for the fall months? Forth Smith has plenty of entertainment for all ages to keep you and the family happy.

The Monkey House

Bouncy castles are exciting for all ages, so why not go to a building that has all kinds of fun bouncy house designs inside of it? With a play area with bounce surfaces, slides, and a separate area for kids under three, it’s the perfect place to take the little ones.

Escape Rooms

Test your family’s ability to think under pressure with one of many escape room adventures offered in Fort Smith. Check out Fort Smith Escape Artists, For Smith Escape Room, or ClueMasters Live for different escape room challenges the whole family will love. These team-building exercises can help bring your family closer together with teamwork and a group effort.

The Park at West End

This charming downtown park is unlike any other park you’ve ever seen, with a historic carousel, ferris wheel, railcar diner, and even a concession stand built out of a vintage Double Decker bus.

Elevate Trampoline Park

Spend your day jumping, flipping, and pulling off other nifty tricks at Elevate Trampoline Park. It’s a fun way to get in some family fun while also keeping your kids active.

A&M Railroad

Autumn is rolling around, and it’s the best time of the year for this historic passenger train trip. Buy tickets for you and your loved ones to enjoy the scenic landscape as you ride through the Arkansas River Valley and Ozark Mountains on the A&M Railroad.

We at Floyd Traylor Honda are proud to serve the Forth Smith community.

New Honda HR-V Gets Styling Upgrades

Subcompact crossovers are swiftly developing their own fan base among drivers who want something a little more spacious than your average hatchback with the convenience and fuel economy of something smaller than a crossover. The new Honda HR-V is targeting this new market, with some style upgrades for 2018 that are sure to bring attention to its sporty, sleek design.

new Honda HR-V for 2018On select models of the Honda HR-V, there is a new Aegean Blue Metallic paint color available, along with new wheel designs for a more athletic appearance. The new HR-V will also pack better performance and efficiency into its design with the 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine and standard Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Drivers will also benefit from the second-generation HR-V’s Magic Seat technology, which allows you to fold the rear seat flat for up to 100 cubic feet of cargo space. The Magic Seat tech is returning for the 2018 model year; it was introduced last year when the nameplate entered its second generation. In fact, Honda saw HR-V sales spike by 30 percent following the introduction of the new generation.

Come see the new Honda HR-V today at Floyd Traylor Honda. We’d be happy to introduce you to all of its new features.

Honda Redesigns 2018 Accord, Shifts Production Facilities

Currently, midsize sedans aren’t fairing too well in an automotive market that favors larger vehicles like the Honda Pilot. But, Honda recently revealed the redesigned 2018 Honda Accord, a family-sized sedan, which might offer the right formula to entice drivers of all ages. More space and a longer wheelbase may just put the four-door car on par with its crossover competitors.

2018 Honda Accord

Standing out from the crowd isn’t something that Honda is historically known for, but its styling is quickly moving in that direction. The Honda Civic brought a sharper, sportier design than the outgoing model without compromising what drivers love: quality, efficiency, and space.

Much like the Civic’s redesign, the 2018 Honda Accord looks to make the same move. Sportier styling comes hand-in-hand with the features that drivers love about the midsize sedan. Reliability and quality come standard.

Drivers will also enjoy a few new engines, including a 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder that replaces the outgoing V6 engine. The upcoming model also brings a longer wheelbase and more interior space, making it the perfect model for families.

As though that isn’t enough, Honda has another surprise in store. The Honda Accord Hybrid, a model known for offering all of the same qualities as the standard sedan with higher efficiency, will shift production facilities. The hybrid model will officially move from Japan to the United States for the 2018 model year.

We here at Floyd Traylor Honda can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the redesigned 2018 Honda Accord.

2017 Honda Odyssey Family Features

Finding the right minivan to meet the needs of the modern family can be fairly difficult, especially since the segment has shrunk so much over the past few decades. Fortunately, the 2017 Honda Odyssey is still going strong and continues to raise the bar for the segment as a whole. We here at Floyd Traylor Honda know of a few family-friendly features that make the Honda Odyssey a great choice.

2017 Honda Odyssey

Space

The 2017 Honda Odyssey features a spacious interior with seating for up to eight passengers. Once seated, passengers will enjoy up to 172.6 cubic feet of space. Comfortable third-row seats make the Honda Odyssey the perfect vehicle for any family road trip.

Entertainment

Nothing says entertainment like three rows of comfortable seating and a wide window to look out of on the road. Some families want more, especially those with children who grow bored of the scenery rather quickly. Fortunately, Honda is prepared for that.

An available Rear Seat Entertainment System with wireless headset capability makes every trip a quiet and enjoyable one. The system includes a DVD player with rear audio display controls so parents can stay in control at all times.

The nine-inch screen features an ultrawide resolution and an HDMI input that’s used for modern video game systems and several other entertainment devices.

Convenience

Cleaning up after a family vacation can be a hassle. Kids somehow manage to get crumbs, dirt, and other debris throughout the vehicle. Getting a vacuum into the Odyssey is easy, but maneuvering properly could be difficult. That’s why Honda thought ahead. The HondaVAC® is a built-in vacuum cleaner that makes cleaning a stress-free chore.

2018 Honda Odyssey “Keep the Peace” Marketing Campaign Emphasizes Family-Oriented Features

The new 2018 Honda Odyssey “Keep the Peace” campaign is dedicated to showing the benefits of the Odyssey’s innovative, family-oriented features and its smart design.

The “Keep the Peace” ad starts as a battle between two giant monsters and the two soldiers trying to stop them from destroying the city. As the soldier sends a shock through the Earth that breaks it apart and separates the monsters, the scene changes to a mom using the Odyssey’s Magic Slide feature to separate her kids and stop them from fighting over a toy.

2018 Honda Odyssey “Keep the Peace” campaignThe series of ads will focus on a variety of family activities and how the unique features of the Odyssey make them more fun and easy to use for the whole family. Premiering during the NHL and NBA finals and showing in the advertisements for family movies like Despicable Me 3 and Cars 3, the ads will also focus on the Odyssey’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi, CabinWatch™ and CabinTalk™, the advanced rear seat entertainment system, and much more. There will also be an ad in Spanish that demonstrates these features.

For more information on the 2018 Honda Odyssey, give us a call today at Floyd Traylor Honda!

How to Keep Your Car from Overheating

How to keep your car from overheating

There are plenty of articles explaining what to do when your car overheats, but how do you stop it from happening in the first place? Summer is a big time for overheated engines—you’re working it overtime between the heat outside and blasting the air conditioning inside. Here are some tips on how to keep your car from overheating.

An old battery can lead to an overheated engine because it isn’t picking up enough slack. If your battery is more than three years old, consider replacing it. You should also have your heating and cooling system checked out, especially if you notice anything wrong with it—a bad cooling system can mean trouble for your engine.

Make sure your tires are in good shape and are properly inflated. Not only is driving on bad tires dangerous, it also makes your engine work harder, which can make it overheat!

If you see the temperature light come on, you can stop the engine from getting too hot by rolling down the window, turning the hot air on, and blasting it. You’ll be melting in the heat, but it’s better than ruining your engine. Turn it off to let the engine cool down as soon as you can.

For more tips on keeping your engine cool, give us a call at Floyd Traylor Honda!

New Honda Civic Type R Price

Enthusiasts have been begging for a new Honda Civic Type R and now the Japanese automaker is finally giving them their wish. The all-new 2017 Civic Type R serves as the brand’s, if not the industry’s, hottest hatchback. Signature styling and a performance-driven engine go hand-in-hand in the new model. As one would expect, though, incredible performance and style come at a price.

New Honda Civic Type R

Honda hasn’t released definite pricing information on the upcoming hot hatch just yet, but it looks like a window sticker made it online. According to the sticker, it looks like the 2017 Honda Civic Type R starts at an unconfirmed $33,900 MSRP.* That kind of price tag sets it up to compete with the likes of Subaru WRX STi, another performance variant.

The Civic Type R boasts race-inspired front bucket seats designed to keep passengers in their seats while cornering. Three driving modes offer retuned suspension, throttle, and steering settings. But, the real heart of the hatchback lies beneath the hood.

Drivers will enjoy the heart-stopping thrill of the road thanks to the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers a massive 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.

To top it all off, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R rolls out on 20-inch black alloy wheels.

We here at Floyd Traylor Honda can’t wait for the new Civic Type R to hit roadways!

*The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fess and optional equipment. Use for comparison only. Dealers set own prices.

Fun Summer Activities

Having fun under the summer sun doesn’t mean having to travel across the country! There’s plenty of activities to take part in both around the house and in your local community. We here at Floyd Traylor Honda have a few recommended fun summer activities that everyone will enjoy!

Help the Elderly

Like winter, summer is particularly harsh on the elderly, especially if they have any work to be done outdoors. Take a few hours out of your week to assist an elderly neighbor. Doing so can help them enjoy the summer as well as leave you feeling good all season long. Mow lawns, pull weeds, lay mulch, or simply help move front porch furniture. A little goes a long way in the summer heat!

Have a Picnic

Packing a blanket and picnic basket full of delicious food and heading to a local park for a picnic is a great way to start the summer. You could even potentially start a new summer tradition! Once at your desired location, try to find a shady spot, such as beneath a large tree, to unpack your basket. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Fun Summer Activities

Drink Lemonade

It doesn’t take much to get into the spirit of summer. Sipping a nice, cool glass of lemonade while sitting on your front porch, is a simple way to enjoy the season, too.

Honda Named “Best Value Brand” for 2017 by Kelley Blue Book

Honda is known for many things, including its consistent lineup of diverse vehicles, top-notch safety features, and fuel-efficient technology. Plus, the automaker makes some of the most affordable vehicles, year-after-year, and Kelley Blue Book (KBB) is taking notice.

 

KBB recently named Honda the “Best Value Brand” at their 2017 Brand Image Awards, saying that Honda offers “a special blend of reliability, refinement and outstanding resale value unmatched by any other automaker,” and adding that “just about every vehicle Honda makes is among the best-selling, best-reviewed vehicles in its segment.”

Honda Odyssey Best Value Brand

 

The prestigious site also pointed out that Honda’s resale values are consistently impressive, making sure you truly get your money’s worth out of your car, even when you’re ready to sell it back.

 

Talk about high praise! To be fair, we at Floyd Traylor Honda are hardly surprised. Come pay us a visit anytime, and we’ll show you just how excellent the value of a new Honda can be. Our enormous selection of Honda vehicles may just include your next vehicle.

 

You can also explore the many awards Honda has won this year alone on Honda’s website, where you’ll discover that Honda’s value has been praised over and over again.

Explore These Tips to Keep Your Car Clean Inside – For Good

Is your car eternally messy inside no matter what you do? Whether the mess accumulates thanks to you or to your passengers, the spring season is the perfect time to take control of the mess by bringing the “spring cleaning” adage to your vehicle’s interior.

Keep Your Car Clean Inside

To get you started, check out these tips to keep your car clean inside:

 

  • Keep a small garbage can or bag inside your car, and always put your garbage in it. You’ll never toss an empty fast food bag on the ground, when you have a garbage receptacle within reach.
  • Every time you fill up your vehicle with gasoline, use that time to empty your trash bag and generally straighten up inside.
  • Recruit helpers in your children–ask them to pick up one object to take inside every time they get out of the car.
  • If you never have passengers, be sure to evaluate your backseats every now an then. If you’re always in the front, you may not notice that a mess is accumulating.
  • Get yourself some organizing materials for whatever you tend to keep in your car, such as a CD case, a file folder, or a gym bag.
  • Finally, if your car truly does manage to get out of control consistently, don’t wait for it to get worse. Schedule a cleaning day, once a month.

 

For more cleaning tips or to explore a whole new car entirely, give us a call or stop by Floyd Traylor Honda anytime.