What You Need to Know Before Heading to Reliant Stadium

Reliant Stadium Parking and Tailgating Tips

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With four hours of solid tailgating time, many Texans fans get pretty serious about their pre-game chow.

If you’re Texan fans like us, we know that you’re sharing our pain. The last five weeks have been pretty depressing, but there is still a glimmer of hope on the horizon, as the season is far from over. This Sunday we take on the Colts at home, and although they are coming off of a bye week, we still have a lot of confidence in our team. In preparation for the game, we are providing some Reliant Stadium parking and tailgating tips for all of the fans who were lucky enough to score a ticket for Sunday night. We’re telling you right now, if you have never been to Reliant Stadium before, you’re in for a really good time. Continue reading

Honda Makes its Mark in Autonomous Car Technology

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Two Honda Fit EVs automatically return to the drop-off point.

Honda Automatic Valet Parking System

If you’ve ever been to a parking structure, you know how frustrating it can be to find a spot. You waste time slowly creeping around every corner, and when you finally land a spot on the highest level, you have to spend even more time finding the exit and getting back down to ground level. Honda is working to eliminate all of that hassle with the Honda Automatic Valet Parking System. Continue reading

Honda: Newly Improved Civic Will Soon Be Unveiled

2014 Honda Civic Release Date

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The 2014 Honda Civic Si Coupe will be one of the Civic models to be unveiled at the SEMA Show in November.

There is some good news for all of the Honda Civic lovers who have been digging deep for information on the new 2014 model. As you have probably discovered after countless hours of research, Honda has been pretty tight-lipped about the specifics of the compact. However, the wait for information is almost over as the manufacturer has just announced that the new model will be unveiled on Nov. 5, during a press conference at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.

UPDATE: Check out the official news on the 2014 Honda Civic release date. You can also view more information on the 2014 Honda Civic specs. Continue reading

Benefits of the 2014 Honda CR-V are No Illusion

2014 Honda CR-V Diesel US Release Date

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Looks pretty dangerous, but is it really?

The deals here at Benson Honda are no illusion. Ask any of our many loyal customers and they will tell you that what sets us apart from other dealerships is that we don’t attempt to fool you in any way. What you see is what you get. However, that’s not the case in the new 2014 Honda CR-V ad, which is one of the coolest car commercials that we’ve ever seen. Now, we know we say that every time we show you a Honda ad, but we’re serious this time. Take a look at the ad at the bottom of the page. Continue reading

Helpful Halloween Information

San Antonio, Texas Trick-or-Treating Times

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Trick-or-treating can be fun, but it can also be dangerous. Be sure that your kids are safe.

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost Halloween already. The year is flying by and it won’t be long before you’re shelling out candy to a whole assortment of characters standing at your door. To get you prepared for the holiday, we have decided to provide you with San Antonio, Texas trick-or-treating times and other helpful Halloween information. All of the following trick-or-treating times will take place on Oct. 31, 2013.

– San Antonio, TX – 6:00 – 9:00
– Addison, TX – 7:00
– Carrollton, TX – 6:00
– Converse, TX – 7:00
– Houston, TX – 6:00
– Killeen, TX – 6:00 – 8:00
– Sanger, TX – 5:35
– Spring, TX – 7:00
– Tomball, TX – 6:40

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Benson Honda Acknowledges Teen Driver Safety Week

Safe Driving Tips for Teenage Drivers

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Studies have found that using your phone while driving is the equivalent of driving drunk.

This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week, something that we take quite seriously. You may not know that teenagers accounted for 10 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities in 2011. Thankfully that number is down from previous years, but we are hoping to eliminate that percentage completely. So, as part of our contribution to Teen Driver Safety Week, we wanted to take the time to share a couple of safe driving tips for teenage drivers. We hope that you take these seriously. Blowing them off could result in a serious accident or even death. Continue reading

Honda Fit Remains Prime Target for Street Racers

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15-inch alloy wheels are ideal for low-profile street racing cars, making the Honda Fit a prime target.

Honda Fit Wheel Theft Trend

There’s something strange going on with the Honda Fit that we find kind of interesting. The tiny hybrids are in high demand for street racers. You’re probably scratching your head in confusion, and we can assure you that we didn’t make any typos. The catch here is that street racers aren’t targeting the Honda Fit because they want to race them— in fact, all they want are the wheels. Let’s take a look at the reasoning behind this Honda Fit wheel theft trend. Continue reading

Google Offers Interactive Look at Honda Museum in Japan

Google Street View Honda Collection Hall

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A few of the cars on the second floor of the Honda Collection Hall in Japan.

Google Street View is a great feature as it allows us to look at landmarks on the other side of the world without ever having to leave the comfort of our homes. While in the past the street view has been limited to just that—the street—Google is beginning to weasel its way into some really awesome buildings to provide an interactive view of the inside. Some of those buildings include car museums such as the Honda Collection Hall in Japan.

While it might not be as cool as seeing the cars in person, the  Google Street View of the Honda Collection Hall provides you with a look at cars you may never see otherwise. It’s also more exciting than looking at a picture as street view allows you to look at the cars from multiple angles. One of those angles is perhaps the biggest upside to the museum street view. You can get into some of the cars and check out the inside. Continue reading

New Honda N Box + Not Likely to Hit American Showrooms

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It’s not likely that we will see the N Box + in America, but we can only hope.

U.S. Honda N Box + Release Date

When it comes to cars in America, style often outweighs practicality. We are so focused on having a clean looking, stylish car that we stray from those with useful features because they sacrifice some style. It’s too bad, because it’s for that reason that we will never see a U.S. Honda N Box + release date. The Honda N Box + is limited to a Japan release, so we actually have no idea what is being discussed in the new ad for the vehicle, but the language barrier doesn’t get in the way of seeing how versatile the storage is in the vehicle. There’s even a ramp that pulls out of the back, making this thing look like a tiny U-Haul truck. Continue reading

New Accord Hybrid Drives Without a Transmission

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid No Transmission

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The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is capable of 50 mpg in the city and 45 mpg on the highway.

Typically when we tell you about fuel economies we tell you about the pairing of the engine and the transmission, but there’s something strange about the new Honda Hybrid. We recently discovered that the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid has no transmission—as in none at all. All the drive ratios are fixed which eliminates the need for gear changes. By eliminating that friction—46 to 80 percent according to Honda—the hybrid benefits from increased efficiency. Continue reading