Facebook Reels offers Honda, Toyota dealers certain advantages

  • Doug Thompson

Facebook Reels, a short-form video feature on the platform, can be advantageous for Honda and Toyota dealerships when it comes to selling new cars. However, it also comes with certain disadvantages.

Advantages of using Facebook Reels for car dealerships include its potential to reach a wide audience. With Facebook having billions of active users, Reels provide a valuable opportunity to expose new car models to potential customers. The short and engaging format of Reels allows for quick and captivating demonstrations of the car's features, highlighting its design, performance, and technology. This can help generate interest among car enthusiasts and potential buyers.

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Another advantage is the ability to target specific demographics. Facebook's targeting options allow car dealerships to focus their Reels on audiences who are likely to be interested in purchasing a new vehicle. They can select specific demographics, interests, locations, and even behaviors to ensure the right people are reached.

Facebook Reels can facilitate engagement and interaction. Users can like, comment, and share Reels, which can increase visibility and create a viral effect as well. Dealerships can leverage this by responding to comments, answering questions, and providing additional information, ultimately building a rapport with potential customers.

However, using Facebook Reels to sell new cars for Honda and Toyota dealerships also has some disadvantages. Firstly, attention spans on social media are often short, and Reels, being only 15-30 seconds long, may not provide enough time to convey all the necessary information about a car. It can be challenging to effectively communicate details such as pricing, financing options, or extended warranties within such a brief format.

Secondly, competition is fierce on social media. Many other dealerships and businesses are also using Reels and other advertising features to promote their vehicles. Hence, it can be difficult for Honda and Toyota dealerships to stand out from the crowd and capture the attention of potential car buyers.

Lastly, relying solely on Facebook Reels may limit the exposure to a specific audience. While Facebook has a vast user base, it does not guarantee that all users will see the Reels or that they are actively looking for new cars. Utilizing other platforms, such as YouTube or Instagram, alongside Facebook Reels may provide a wider reach and more chances to connect with potential customers.


In conclusion, Facebook Reels offer advantages such as broad audience reach, targeted advertising, and engagement potential for Honda and Toyota dealerships selling new cars. However, potential disadvantages include time limitations, intense competition, and limited exposure to a target audience. By carefully considering these factors and implementing a comprehensive social media marketing strategy, car dealerships can maximize the benefits while mitigating the drawbacks of using Facebook Reels.

Facebook Reels also complements VehiclesTEST’s Honda and Toyota videos, which allow your customers to take a Virtual Test Drive right on your site:

Honda Virtual Test Drives:

Toyota Virtual Test Drives:

For more information on using video at your dealership, please reach out to Doug Thompson at VehiclesTEST.com (954-629-2242) or visit his calendar to set up a demo with him.