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What are the key differences between your Acura sedan options?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Acura ILX, Acura TLX on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at 7:55 PM
2018 Acura TLX on left with 2018 Acura ILX on right

Difference between the 2018 Acura TLX vs 2018 Acura ILX

What did we ever do before the internet? Automotive research is easier than ever, whether you’re looking to purchase a new vehicle, are looking around for reliable used models or you’re simply wondering about a service issue. On the other hand, it can be difficult to tell the differences and similarities between options when all you have to go on are pictures. Take the 2018 Acura TLX vs 2018 Acura ILX, for example. Both appear to be luxury sedans, and the prices aren’t too different from each other. Read the rest of this entry »

D.C.-area Easter egg hunt dates and times

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community Events on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 7:25 PM
Orange eggs on brown background with Happy Easter text

2018 Easter Egg Hunts Washington D.C.

The day-to-day activities of our lives often leave us distracted until the last minute. Though grocery stores and commercials are flashing pastel colors and chocolate treats at us everywhere we look, in some ways we’ve become indifferent to the appeal. After all, bunnies peek out at us from every shelf before Valentine’s Day is even over. We’re so busy ignoring these early advertisements that we forget to pay closer attention as the holiday creeps up. This can be an unfortunate mistake, as some of the 2018 Easter egg hunts in the Washington D.C. area actually take place ahead of the holiday, which falls on April 1 this year. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s known for its luxury, but safety comes standard in the RLX

By blogsadmin | Posted in Acura RLX on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 5:01 PM
Rear view of the 2018 Acura ILX driving down country highway

What safety features are standard in the 2018 Acura RLX?

If you look to automotive history, you might be shocked to realize just how unsafe many vehicles were in the past. Thanks to crash test ratings and improved technology, we can expect simple issues to already be solved in most vehicles. Sadly, this means classic options may never return. Isn’t it worth it to know you and your loved ones are safe? Today, we’re looking at thee 2018 Acura RLX, the most luxurious sedan in this premium lineup. You already know it has the features you want, but how does it stack up in terms of safety? Read the rest of this entry »

What is a break in period and why does it matter?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at 10:45 PM
Blue 2018 Acura TLX

What is the Acura break-in period?

Have you ever heard that you need to break in your new model? It’s not as common of a practice for new vehicles, but Acura still recommends it for their models. Essentially, a break-in period is a certain amount of time where you are a little more particular in how you drive your new vehicle so that any moving parts that haven’t quite adjusted have time to fall into place and work effectively. So what is the recommended break-in period for Acura models? Read the rest of this entry »

Six-speed? Eight-speed? Here’s what you need to know about transmissions

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs, Technology on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 3:57 PM
A hand holding a leather-wrapped gear shift knob

Are more gears better for transmissions?

You have to dig deep these days to find a car that offers fewer than five gears, and even then it’s usually on an almost outdated base model. As late as the mid-80s, some brands still offered up three-speed automatic options. All through the 90s and early 00s we saw the four-speed transmission as standard for automatics and a five-speed was a go-to for the manual, yet now models like the 2018 Acura RLX have a 10-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters and Grade Logic Control. Clearly, the automotive transmission has come a long way in just the past few decades. You might be wonder, though, are transmissions with more gears better? Read the rest of this entry »

Acura makes its presence felt at the 2018 CAS

By blogsadmin | Posted in Acura NSX, Acura RDX on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at 1:54 PM
2019 Acura RDX Prototype Grille

Acura Photo Gallery from 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Though Acura didn’t reveal much at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, it’s still a brand that manages to stick out even in the chaos of car shows. There were plenty of big reveals this year, but attendees still felt themselves drawn to the luxury side of the displays at McCormick Place, where the show is hosted. Part of this is likely because Acura brought the Acura NSX, a model few are lucky enough to get close to. The upcoming 2019 Acura RDX was also there, and pictures of both highlights can be seen here at our CAS 2018 photo gallery. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s time to plot those Valentine’s Day plans

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community Events on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at 7:01 PM
Happy Valentine's Day text over maroon background next to pink rose

Where to buy flowers on Valentine’s Day Washington D.C.

Even if you’ve agreed not to celebrate this year, it can feel like a trap. Buying a present when you’ve agreed not to might be overkill, but at the same time, doing nothing at all might not be the answer either. Every other woman in the office is going to get a big bouquet, and your sweetheart will probably begin feeling envious despite her better judgment. Win points by splurging on flowers at these fantastic shops in the Washington D.C. area this Valentine’s Day. Read the rest of this entry »

Acura flaunts a prototype for the 2019 Acura RDX

By blogsadmin | Posted in Acura RDX on Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 6:52 PM
The 2019 Acura RDX prototype driving through snow

2019 Acura RDX Prototype Features and Performance

What does a redesign mean to you? For us, it’s a fresh start for an already fantastic option. The 2019 Acura RDX prototype proves just that with a ground-up refresh to its appearance. So what do we know so far about features and performance? We don’t have specific power figures at this time, but there are some hints that the RDX won’t disappoint. Read the rest of this entry »

Where is the best place to go to watch the Super Bowl?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community Events on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 4:57 PM
Where to watch Super Bowl LII text on 50 yard line photo

Best Sports Bars in Washington D.C.

The football season is almost coming to a close, with just a few games left to determine who will be playing in Super Bowl LII. That being the case, you probably already have a good idea of how invested you’ll be in the players, but if you’re like us, you’ll be watching anyway. It’s a good time to enjoy less-than-healthy food, hang out with friends, and watch the craziest commercials of the year. The only question is, where to go? Here are some of the best sports bars in the Washington D.C. area. Read the rest of this entry »

How much as the Acura TLX changed compared to last year?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Acura TLX on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 4:44 PM
2018 Acura TLX front end next to 2017 Acura TLX front end and side body

Differences between the 2018 Acura TLX vs 2017 Acura TLX

When you think of new, you probably aren’t just considering whether a vehicle has racked up the miles. You also want to know that is has all the latest features. After all, you’re unlikely to replace your vehicle for the next few years, so you want it to have the latest available technology. In looking at the differences between the 2018 Acura TLX vs 2017 Acura TLX, you can see that the model not only received a dynamic facelift, but fresh technology. Read the rest of this entry »