What does P-AWS stand for in Acura models?
When it comes to everyday handling, many shoppers are starting to look for cars that have all-wheel drive. Those who take their vehicle to the track have long noticed that the drivetrain helps with stability as all four tires work to keep traction, but this can also mean a significant dip to fuel economy. Many shoppers may have noticed that Acura models that appear to be front-wheel drive are listed as P-AWS®, so what is this and how does it work? Read the rest of this entry »
2017 Acura ILX power and performance
Puttering around. It’s a phrase nobody really likes to think they’re doing in a vehicle that can’t be driven on a golf course. Yet somehow, there are plenty of vehicles out there that provide an entry into an automaker’s lineup, but are best left skipped by anyone who has to do some highway driving. Acura is far from one of these automakers, as the power and performance specs of the 2017 Acura ILX prove. Read the rest of this entry »
If there’s one area where many manufactures are a bit tight-lipped, it’s their motorsports performance. It’s not that Acura doesn’t want you to see photos of the NSX in action, but rather that they aren’t related to direct sales. It’s a bit of a different look at the industry, but rest assured you can find plenty of action on Instagram. These are some of our favorite photos of the Acura NSX GT3 Rally Car. Read the rest of this entry »
How often do you need to change oil in Acura?
You may have heard that changing your oil every 3,000 miles is unnecessary, but service centers won’t tell you that because they want you to stop by more often. Here you are, wasting oil and contributing to more used oil being dumped, when you don’t even have to? Well here at Karen Radley Acura, we’re not trying to keep you in the dark. Here’s an honest answer to the question, how often do you need to change oil in Acura? Read the rest of this entry »
When you first start your car, your dashboard warning lights likely illuminate, but quickly shut off. As long as nothing unexpected is flashing, you feel good to go. It’s when your Acura has a lingering dashboard warning light that you begin to worry, especially if it’s an unfamiliar symbol. Today we’re looking at a quick list of the most common indicator lights and what they mean for you. Read the rest of this entry »
2017 4th of July fireworks displays Washington D.C.
Is there any place to celebrate the 4th of July than in Washington D.C.? The state capital will be donned in red, white and blue, and the only question isn’t if you should get out and celebrate, but where you should go. These are some of the more popular 2017 4th of July fireworks and events in Washington D.C. Read the rest of this entry »
Changes to the 2018 Acura RDX
Even though June feels solidly in the middle of 2017, the new model year is already slowly rolling out in the automotive world. It’s a fantastic time to consider an upgrade, as you can debate between fantastic deals on outgoing options, or the latest and greatest that is heading here to Karen Radley Acura. Looking at the changes to the 2018 Acura RDX you’ll notice the model offers the same great packages and options, but any significant differences aren’t expected until the 2019 model year. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s something about music and cars that just seems to go together, and it’s very likely the fact that so many of us get our best jam sessions on behind the wheel. That, and a commercial would be pretty hard to understand if a podcast was playing at the same time as the voice over, right? Understandably, you’ll sometimes hear a song in an ad, especially one for a new car, and find yourself wishing that tune was included in your playlist. If you’ve seen the new 2018 Acura TLX commercial, you may have found yourself asking what the song is. Read the rest of this entry »
Tips for keeping cool when your a/c is broken
If you drive a car long enough, and when you drive a brand like Acura you’ll likely spend many years in it, it’s possible that your air conditioning will eventually take a dive. A/C uses a refrigerant, sometimes called “Freon” for the brand name, that helps to turn the air blowing through your vents to a frigid temperature. If you have a leak, you might find that the cold air isn’t as cold as it is used to be. Naturally, we recommend that you get your air conditioning fixed as soon as possible and have regular inspections, because once it’s dead, it can be costly to repair. But if you’re here looking for tips for keeping cool when your a/c is broken, it’s very likely too late. Read the rest of this entry »
What are the 2017 Acura RDX Paint Color Options?
When you buy a luxury vehicle, it should be everything you’ve dreamed of. You don’t just want to show up and pick whatever is available, and you don’t have to if you research ahead. One thing you might be particularly interested in is the perfect, head-turning paint color options available on your 2017 Acura RDX. Are you thrilled by a classic Crystal Black Pearl, or are you holding out for something vibrant like the Fathom Blue Pearl? Read the rest of this entry »