Archive for February, 2018

Why is your malfunction indicator lamp on?

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
Check engine light over engine with text asking what check engine lights mean

Most common reasons for a check engine light in Acura

When you first start up your engine, your dashboard warning lights will trigger for a second, then switch off. Your check engine light, or what Acura frequently calls the malfunction indicator lamp, may stay on for a few seconds, but it should turn off under normal conditions. Which is why it can make you nervous if it stays on. If you’re here, you’re either really curious about all things service, or you’re struggling with this issue right now. So what are some of the most common reasons for a check engine light in your Acura? You might be surprised. (more…)

More on oil changes: Synthetic or conventional oil?

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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. (more…)

Acura demonstrates Precision Winter Performance in YouTube Series

Thursday, February 15th, 2018
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. (more…)

It’s here: the 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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. (more…)