A head-on photo of the Acura MDX prototype.

Get an early look at the potential redesign for the Acura MDX

What is changing for the next Acura MDX? 

We learned that Acura was going to be giving us an early peek at some changes for the latest version of its three-row luxury SUV. So, what is changing for the next Acura MDX? According to the automaker and its recently released materials, many of the changes reflected in the MDX prototype will appear on the official production model that is slated to start delivery to dealerships like Acura of Modesto shortly after the start of the 2021 calendar year. The exterior and interior changes made to the MDX prototype is reported to be, ‘…a radical transformation…’ and the prototype MDX rides on an all-new Acura crossover SUV chassis platform. Let’s take a look at some of the other features we may see on the full production version.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo illustration of the outline of the Acura MDX prototype.

Acura gets ready to unveil a new MDX prototype

When is Acura redesigning the MDX crossover SUV? 

The Acura MDX is the automaker’s best-selling platform. And, according to Acura, the MDX is the all-time best-selling three-row in the United States. In fact, more than one million MDX units have been sold over the last 20 years. If you’re wondering, when Acura is redesigning the MDX crossover SUV, you’re in luck. Our manufacturing partner will be pulling back the curtain on an all-new MDX platform that will feature the vehicle’s most radical redesign ever. Naturally, we don’t know a lot of the details, but Acura has released a few tidbits – just to tide us over until the official prototype presentation on Wednesday (Oct. 14). Let’s take a closer look at a few things that we’ll see later this week.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A stock photo with a person resting their hand on a gear-shifter.

How many bad driving habits have you developed?

What bad driving habits should I break? 

For a lot of us, it has been a very long time since we were in driver’s ed. In the ensuing decades, we have probably lost a little discipline while behind the wheel. In fact, it’s a common topic of discussion around the dealership that none of us would want to have to pass a road test again. However, it did get us asking ourselves, ‘What bad driving habits should I break?’ There are a few easy ones like making sure we are mindful of our phone use while driving and keeping food out of our vehicles – at least as much as possible. But did you know that resting your hand on a floor-mounted gear-shifter is a terrible idea? We had never thought about it. Here are a few other things you should stop doing immediately if you are guilty of them.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo of an Acura sedan parked in front of a skyline.

Make sure your vehicle is ready to go in case of an emergency

How do I take care of my car when I’m driving it less? 

Between the onset of a contagious virus and poor air quality due to area wildfires, it is entirely likely that you aren’t driving your car, truck or SUV nearly as much as you would normally. While modern automobiles are more reliable than ever, they do need some attention and, like any vehicle, need to be regularly driven to prevent problems. If you have been wondering, ‘How do I take care of my car when I’m driving it less,’ the team of expert service technicians at the Acura of Modesto Service Department have some suggestions. It’s really never too late to make better decisions when it comes to maintaining your vehicle if there have been lapses. Let’s take a closer look at a few things you might need to know.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A front-end photo of a certified pre-owned Acura sedan.

Not all pre-owned vehicles are the same

Is buying an Acura Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle a good idea? 

Acura has been using the slogan, ‘Precision Crafted Performance,’ for quite some time. Those three words are more than just advertising puffery. They symbolize the care and quality that go into building every Acura vehicle available for sale or lease at dealerships like Acura of Modesto. In fact, Acura vehicles are able to demonstrate such reliability and value that they go on to serve several owners. So, is buying an Acura Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle a good idea? Granted we might not be the most objective people to ask, but yes, it is a very good idea. Our team of product experts always wants to help people find the best possible deal at our showroom and for many buyers, that means choosing a certified pre-owned model. Let’s take a look at what the program has to offer.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A rear left quarter photo of the 2021 Acura TLX.

Take an early peek at the 2021 Acura TLX before it goes on sale

Release Date for the 2021 Acura TLX 

When the latest version of the Acura TLX arrives at the Acura of Modesto showroom, it will feature a completely new design aesthetic that has been informed by the automaker’s long-standing Precision Crafted Performance ethos. The release date for the 2021 Acura TLX is slated for later this month. The TLX Type S will be available in Spring and will be priced in the low to mid $50,000s. Acura of Modesto product experts have been eager to learn all they can about the 2021 TLX and our manufacturing partner has released the necessary information to allow us to share an overview of the sedanIn addition to its new look, the 2021 Acura TLX will also feature what the manufacturer is calling an ‘ultra-rigid new body structure,’ that will complement its available double-wishbone front suspension for an enhanced handling profile. Let’s take a closer look.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo of the RDX badge used on the back of the 2021 Acura RDX with SH-AWD®.

Get to know the 2021 RDX before you visit the Acura of Modesto showroom

Performance Specs and Features for the 2021 Acura RDX 

Any crossover that enters the 2021 class is going to be up against some very tough competition. For quite some time, the Acura RDX has easily handled each challenger that it battled. For the upcoming model year, the performance specs and features for the 2021 Acura RDX will just be a logical continuation of that success. Acura of Modesto has taken delivery of a few 2021 RDX modelsWhen the automaker’s production hits its crescendo, customers will be able to choose among three trim grades, RDX (base trim), Technology, A-Spec and Advance. Now that we’ve had a chance to take a closer look at the latest RDX, Acura of Modesto product experts are pretty excited to share what they have learned. Let’s see what they found.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A stock photo of oil being poured into a car's engine.

You can’t afford to choose the wrong motor oil for your car

How do you know what kind of motor oil to use? 

There is nothing more important to the healthy operation of a vehicle’s engine than motor oil. Simply put, an engine that is ignored is an engine that won’t last very long. A modern internal combustion engine is a complex system of components that operate at high speeds and within very tight tolerances. Motor oil prevents these metal parts from touching. However, not all motor oils are the same and choosing the wrong kind can have catastrophic consequences. So, how do you know what kind of motor oil to use? There are a lot of choices out there, and most people will start with a choice between conventional oil or synthetic oil. This can be a dense and confusing subject to tackle. We thought these videos would help vehicle owners get some information they need.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A rear quarter photo of the 2020 Acura TLX on the road.

The 2020 Acura TLX is ready to (super) handle just about anything on the road

Does the 2020 Acura TLX come with all-wheel-drive? 

The Acura TLX holds the distinction of being one of the automaker’s most powerful production sedans. To be sure it can be it can offer quite a bit of equipment as well as a lot of standard and available features across its several primary trim grades, TLX 2.4L, TLX 2.4L with Technology, TLX 2.4L A-Spec, TLX 3.5L, TLX 3.5L with Technology, TLX 3.5L A-Spec and TLX 3.5L with Advance. However, does the 2020 Acura TLX come with all-wheel-driveYes, it does. In fact, it is exclusively available on the top-end TLX V-6 SH-AWD model. Because this question is so commonly asked inside of the Acura of Modesto showroom, our team of product experts has been very excited to answer it, so our customers are well-informed when they walk into the showroom for the first time. Let’s take a look at a few other things you might want to know about what the 2020 TLX has to offer.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A stock photo of a person filling up their vehicle with gasoline.

What does premium-grade gas even get you?

Do 2020 Acura vehicles require premium gasoline? 

Every Acura vehicle for sale or lease at the Acura of Modesto showroom is precisely engineered to balance performance with fuel economy. There are several things an Acura owner can do to make sure they get the most from their vehicles, including coming in for regular maintenance and using the recommended grade of fuel. So, do 2020 Acura vehicles require premium gasoline? The only Acura vehicle that has this express requirement is the 2020 Acura NSX. Most of the rest of the automaker’s roster makes premium-grade gasoline a recommendation. It’s questions like this that make reading your vehicle’s owner’s manual so important. Let’s take a look at a few other things you might need to know.  Read the rest of this entry >>