Should you use synthetic oil in your Acura?
We’ve already talked about how often you really need to get your oil changed, but what about the kind of oil? The debate between conventional oil and synthetic oil is a bit like questions about whether you should be using regular gasoline or premium. You probably already know your manufacturer’s recommendation, but you’re hoping it’s wrong so you can save a few bucks on service. Here’s what you need to know. Read the rest of this entry »
How well does Acura drive in snow?
Here in the Washington D.C. and NoVA area, we don’t worry much about snow. Rain? Sure. But snow is a rare occurrence. Which is why area drivers are particularly flustered when there is ice and slush on the road. If you own an Acura, this is no problem. The brand has released a series of YouTube videos to show exactly what we mean. Each short clip features a TLX, MDX or RDX staying in perfect control even when roads are at their slipperiest. Check it out. Read the rest of this entry »
2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD Dealership Arrival
It’s finally here: The 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD. We’ve been awaiting this vehicle for some months, as the standard MDX has already arrived here at Karen Radley Acura. Now, the dealership arrival of the coveted MDX Sport Hybrid with SH-AWD hasn’t invited a floodgate of inventory, exactly, but we’re happy to have gotten our hands on one. Here’s why we think you’ll want to be the first to test drive the hybrid package. Read the rest of this entry »
2019 Acura RDX redesign and Acura True Touchpad Interface
Living in the lap of luxury no longer means a full-size sedan for many. The Acura RDX has been a favorite since its first-generation thanks the sophisticated design and high-end features that perfectly exhibit the Acura DNA. Now heading into its third generation, we’re excited to discuss the redesign for the 2019 Acura RDX, along with some new features such as the Acura True Touchpad Interface. Here’s what you need to know. Read the rest of this entry »
Top places to workout in Washington D.C.
It’s that time of the year when most of us think it’s time for a fresh start. Which, after binge eating over the holidays, usually comes in the form of a resolution to eat better and take care of our bodies. The only problem is we’re unlikely to achieve this by staying at home. Winter might just be one of the best times to start an exercise routine if we can motivate ourselves to do it, as there aren’t many outdoor activities that keep us as active. Here are the top places to workout in the Washington D.C. area so you can stay on top of your goals. Read the rest of this entry »
What is the Acura Drive-By-Wire System?
One of the most irritating driving situations is when you go to press the gas, and your vehicle just doesn’t react as you expect it to. This can not only be trying to your patience, but an unresponsive vehicle can feel risky in busy driving situations. When you drive an Acura, you expect better than you’d receive from a common economy car, and the automaker exceeds expectations thanks to the addition of the Drive-By-Wire System found in select Acura models. Read the rest of this entry »
2018 Acura TLX exterior color options
It’s true that the most enjoyment you get out of the 2018 Acura TLX will be when you’re behind the wheel. Does it hurt if you can see heads turning to glance your way? Of course not. You want a vehicle that you’re proud to drive. Though color options are just a small piece of the puzzle, there can be no doubt that a vibrant hue can enhance the design lines of a vehicle. Whether you prefer something bright, or opt for more classic exterior colors, here are your exterior and interior options for the 2018 Acura TLX. Read the rest of this entry »
Top 5 things you should know about car detailing
There are some brands that seem to be doomed to fall prey to rust, at least when looking at older models. Acura has never been one of them, and these days painting a vehicle involves using a premium clear coat to help maintain that shine. Still, there are plenty of ways to cause your precious premium vehicle to look worn. Rather than let your investment show its age, here are the top 5 things you should know about car detailing to help keep your Acura looking shiny and new. Read the rest of this entry »
Does Acura make a coupe in 2018?
What’s the difference between a coupe and a sedan? Those wondering if Acura makes any coupes for the 2018 model year likely already know the answer. A coupe is typically a two-door vehicle, whereas your sedan is a four-door. Taking things a touch further, automakers often refer to “coupe-like styling” for models that do have four doors. What does that mean? In two-door vehicles, rooflines tend to have a more sweeping arch which lends to a sportier profile. Naturally, this has certain appeal to shoppers who are looking for a stylish option and aren’t as concerned with easy access to rear seating. So does Acura make a coupe? What about a convertible? Read the rest of this entry »
What is AcuraLink The Next Generation and how does it work?
Many of us went years where we had to dig through a bulky CD case to find the perfect tunes or listen to whatever the radio had to offer. These days, you have much more control over your audio, and this is even more true in models that feature AcuraLink The Next Generation. What is AcuraLink The Next Generation and how does it work? Read the rest of this entry »