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

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
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? (more…)

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

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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have to dig deep these days to find a car that offers fewer than five gears, and even then it’s usually on an almost outdated base model.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? (more…)

Acura makes its presence felt at the 2018 CAS

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

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

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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. (more…)