A right profile photo of the 2021 Acura TLX.

Have you scheduled a test drive with the 2021 TLX yet?

Performance Specs for the 2021 Acura TLX 

The second decade of the 21st century is starting out with several things to be excited about for Acura of Modesto customers. At, or near, the top of the list would likely be the performance specs for the 2021 Acura TLX. Owners of the redesigned Acura sedan will have a powerful, turbocharged engine platform under the hood as well as one of the most advanced suites of connectivity technology in the automotive industry. Acura of Modesto customers will be able to choose among four different 2021 TLX versions, Base (TLX), TLX w/ Technology Package, TLX with A-Spec® Package and TLX with Advance Package. Let’s take a closer look at a few things you might want to know about the 2021 Acura TLX.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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You have more control over your vehicle’s fuel economy scores than you think

Easiest ways to get better fuel economy 

Balancing performance and fuel efficiency is a struggle that every automaker has to go through. It is not hyperbole to say that modern vehicles have managed to improve both of these important figures without sacrificing either. A couple of our Acura of Modesto product experts reached out to the pros in the dealership’s service department to share some of the easiest ways to get better fuel economy. The best part about these tips is that vehicle owners won’t need to waste money on gadgets that make specious claims or could actually cause damage. For the most part, these tips are more about exhibiting positive personal behaviors than it is about changing something with the vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at a few things you might want to know.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Smartphone integration is very interesting, set it up today!

How do I pair my phone to Android Auto®? 

The ability to connect a smartphone to the Acura infotainment system is has been a real game-changer for drivers and passengers. People have marveled at the ability to combine their favorite apps for media and navigation into their daily commute. However, before they can start using this technology, the compatible smartphone must be properly connected to the onboard technology. So, if you’re wondering, ‘How do I pair my phone to Android Auto®, the product experts at Acura of Modesto are here to help. Our team has found a couple of videos that will easily explain the process. The automaker’s engineering team has done a good job of streamlining the steps to connect the two technologies. If you need any additional help, please stop by the Acura of Modesto showroom.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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There is no area where the 2022 MDX doesn’t excel

How much can the 2022 Acura MDX tow? 

The Acura MDX three-row crossover SUV has spent quite a while as the automaker’s flagship platform. Acura of Modesto customers will be instore for even more, now that the vehicle has been completely redesigned for the upcoming model year. Acura engineers provided a long list of standard and available technology features to match its capability. Over the past several weeks, the dealership’s product experts have been fielding a consequential number of calls from potential buyers asking, ‘How much can the 2022 Acura MDX tow?’ Customers will be able to choose among four versions, MDX (base), MDX w/Technology Package, MDX A-Spec® and MDX w/ Advance Package. Let’s take a closer look at a few things you might need to know.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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The 2021 Acura MDX picks up some new features

Release Date for the 2021 Acura MDX 

Back in October, Acura pulled the curtain back on a prototype version of its flagship three-row crossover SUV. Early in December 2020 our manufacturing partner finally announced the release date for the 2021 Acura MDX as well as its official performance specifications. First things first, if you’re among the many people who are wondering when the 2021 Acura MDX and its four trim grades (MDX, MDX w/ Technology, MDX w/ A-Spec® and MDX w/ Advance) will arrive at the Acura of Modesto showroom, we can tell you that it will go on sale during the summer of 2021. The 2021 MDX will be the beginning of the platform’s fourth generation and it will ride on an all-new ultra-rigid platform that also applies a double-wishbone front suspension. This is the first time an MDX uses this setup.   Read the rest of this entry >>

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What is the secret to a turbocharged car’s performance?

How does turbocharging work for car engines? 

Acura, like any other automobile manufacturer, is always looking to strike a balance between exciting performance and fuel economy. One way this happens is by using smaller, more efficient engines that have turbochargers attached. Basically, a turbocharger helps the engine draw in more air so more fuel can be burned. So, how does turbocharging work for car engines? The efficiency comes by using the previously mentioned smaller power plant. That’s why it is possible for some powertrains to make similar performance output figures to that of a V-6, while the engine platform itself might only offer four cylinders. Our team found a couple of videos that might be helpful when it comes to explaining this increasingly popular technology. If you would like to see a turbocharged Acura vehicle in action, make an appointment with an Acura of Modesto product expert today.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Have you been using Acura technology to its full potential?

What can I do with Acura Skills for Amazon Alexa? 

Acura vehicles feature some of the most advanced technology available in the automotive industry. Software like the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications rightly get a lot of customer and industry attention. Those systems are outstanding, to be sure. However, Acura also uses its AcuraLink® suite to provide access to a number of different capabilities that will change the way people interact with their Acura vehicles. So, if you’re wondering, ‘What can I do with Acura Skill for Amazon Alexa,’ our team of Acura of Modesto product experts did a little homework to help people understand what this software can do. Let’s take a closer look at what owners of properly equipped Acura vehicle can do with these Alexa skills.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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The 2021 Acura RDX offers plenty of space while still being nimble on the street

How many people can fit in the 2021 Acura RDX? 

Crossover SUVs have become the dominant vehicle platforms on the roads of the United States. People looking for a crossover SUV with refinement, performance and capability within the new vehicle inventory at Acura of Modesto would do well to consider the latest Acura RDX. One of the most common questions we hear when people come into our showroom for the first time is, ‘How many people can fit in the 2021 Acura RDX?’ Our team of product experts thought it would be wise to take a closer look at what the Acura crossover SUV has to offer across its four versions RDX (base), w/Technology, A-Spec® and w/Advance. Let’s take a look at what you can expect to see.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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What are you doing for Thanksgiving this year?

Modesto, CA Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving 2020 

Without question, 2020 has been one of the more turbulent years in California during the 21st century. Wildfires and COVID-19 have forced all of us to be flexible and rethink the way we go about the most mundane daily tasks. Getting to the holidays could provide a short respite and give everybody a chance to reflect on what we’ve been able to save, in addition to looking forward to a promising future. Our team was talking about Modest, CA restaurants open on Thanksgiving 2020 because of the special circumstances of the year. Our early research came up with a few options that might interest you. Our team also shared some safety tips for the holiday season. Let’s take a look.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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We all pick up some bad habits over time, here are some things to watch for

Videos With Helpful Driving Tips  

Everyone at Acura of Modesto takes a lot of pride in selling some of the safest vehicles on the market today. Most of the automaker’s sedans and crossover SUVs are equipped with advanced safety systems that are basically designed to help drivers avoid potentially dangerous situations. However, systems like AcuraWatch® are only a tool and it is still important for the person behind the wheel of the vehicle to keep their attention focused on the road and the distractions to a minimum. Our team takes driver safety very seriously and they found some videos with helpful driving tips that we things will really be a good reminder to those of us who have picked up some bad habits. If you would like to see how Acura vehicles can protect you, make an appointment with one of our product experts today.  Read the rest of this entry >>