Archive for May, 2018

TPMS not working? The batteries could be dead

Thursday, May 31st, 2018
RDX blue side profile

How long do tire pressure monitoring system batteries last?

When something goes wrong with your car, a sense of dread hits you right in the stomach. It’s only natural. You take your vehicle in for regular maintenance, treat it like a member of the family, and then a warning light comes on to betray you with ingratitude. Maybe it’s a bit silly to think that way about an inanimate object, but your disappointment is justified. Fortunately, not every issue is a big deal and isn’t cause for alarm. If your TPMS light has turned on, you could just have a dead battery. How doing do tire pressure monitoring batteries usually last? About 7-10 years. If you’re driving a model from 2011 or older, this might be the culprit. (more…)

2019 Acura RDX joins NSX as official Rally Cycling vehicle

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
Side profile 2019 Acura RDX Rally Cycling Wrap

2019 Acura RDX Rally Cycling Official Vehicle

It’s that time of year when everyone is heading outdoors to enjoy the weather. A favorite pastime among many is cycling. For some, it’s more than just a pastime. Rally Cycling has 16 riders in its men’s team and thirteen riders on the women’s team. It’s one of the most successful teams in the U.S. and is supported by its partnership with Rally Health, a program that helps encourage healthy lifestyle choices. Acura also proudly sponsors Rally Cycling and this is the brand’s seventh year of sponsorship. For 2018, we see the 2019 Acura RDX has just been unveiled as to represent the Rally Cycling teams along each leg of the Amgen Tour of California as the Official Vehicle of Rally Cycling. (more…)

Things to do around Washington D.C. this Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
American Flag with Memorial Day in Washington D.C. text

2018 Memorial Day Events Washington D.C.

Not every holiday is one that is necessarily meant to be celebrated. We don’t cheer for Memorial Day in the same way that we might for other holidays because it is one that exists as a tribute. A small way to honor the many soldiers who have died or been disabled in combat. There are many ways to honor this sacrifice, and one of them is certainly to go about living our lives and enjoying the freedom of living in America. If you’d also like to take a moment to get in touch with your patriotic side, here are some 2018 Memorial Day events in the Washington D.C. area. (more…)

Here’s where to go if your car is in need of spring cleaning

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
Handsome man in plaid shirt rubbing side body of car with yellow rag

Where to get a car wash and detailing in Washington D.C.

When you come to our service center here at Karen Radley Acura, we’ll happily give you a car wash and vacuum the interior. We know, though, that our location is quite the drive for Washington D.C. residents who aren’t in need of any other service. Keep us in mind when you need to make a service or maintenance appointment, but these are some of the best places where you can get a car wash and complete detailing in the area. (more…)