More on oil changes: Synthetic or conventional oil?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs, Service, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 5:08 PM
Can you use synthetic oil text over pictures of full synthetic oil on a shelf

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 »

Acura demonstrates Precision Winter Performance in YouTube Series

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at 2:13 PM
Opening scene from Baudette MN testing of the Acura AWD system

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 »

It’s here: the 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

By blogsadmin | Posted in Acura MDX on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at 7:51 PM
Red 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD side profile

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 »

Third-generation Acura RDX revealed at 2018 North American International Auto Show

By blogsadmin | Posted in Acura RDX on Monday, January 29th, 2018 at 4:55 PM
Rear end of 2019 Acura RDX as it drives down snowy highway

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 »

Where to keep up with that fitness resolution?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community Events on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 6:10 PM
People in workout clothes doing lunges at a gym

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 »

Drive-By-Wire improved response in select Acura models

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs, Technology on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 at 9:23 PM
Steering wheel, gear shifter and pedals in 2018 Acura ILX

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 »

How many color options are available for the 2018 Acura TLX?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Acura TLX on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 at 10:10 PM
2018 Acura TLX models in red, black and white driving over a bridge

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 »

How do you keep your premium vehicle looking fresh?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Thursday, December 28th, 2017 at 2:59 PM
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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 »

Convertibles, coupes – what are your Acura options?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at 5:29 PM
Red 2006 RSX Type S

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 »

Acura offers advanced connectivity with AcuraLink The Next Generation

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs, Technology on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 8:05 PM
Man in office setting looking at phone with text that says AcuraLink, Link to More of Your Life

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 »