Don’t ignore these signs of a failing transmission

By blogsadmin | Posted in Technology on Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at 2:14 PM
A close up photo of a disassembled transmission

How do I know if my Acura transmission is bad?

It is no secret that the modern automobile is as much a moving computer as it is a mechanical machine. Each and every part and component under a vehicle’s hood or undercarriage is wildly more advanced that it would have been not that many years ago. Among the most important parts or systems is the vehicle’s transmission. Without it, there would be no way for the power made by the engine to get to the wheels to actually make the car, truck or crossover SUV move like it should. When a transmission fails it can be very costly to repair. To help you avoid this mechanical catastrophe, here is how you know if an Acura transmission is bad or in trouble. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t sell yourself short when you want to sell your car

By blogsadmin | Posted in Dealer Information on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 at 11:27 PM
A close up of a gloved hand waxing the hood of a white sedan

How do I boost the resale value of my car?

Among the hard lessons, everyone has to learn during the cycle of ownership of an automobile, is that it’s going to lose value. The most a car, truck or crossover SUV is going to be worth is the millisecond before the first tire leaves a dealership’s property. While this may not be ideal, there is a lot you can do to boost the resale value of your car. Whether you choose to sell it yourself or trade it in to the professionals at Bill Gatton Acura, each of these will add dollars to your final price. If you have any questions along the way, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our sales professionals. Read the rest of this entry »

Veterans eligible for discounts and free meals at area businesses

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 11:18 PM
A closeup of a field covered in small American flags planted in the ground

Deals for veterans around Johnson City, TN

With Veterans Day 2017 just a few days away, everyone at Bill Gatton Acura would like to extend every soldier, sailor, airman and Marine a heartfelt thank you. All of you brave men and women who choose to volunteer to put yourselves in harm’s way for the protection of our country is owed an unpayable debt. On Saturday (Nov. 11), several area businesses will be offering exclusive veterans-only deals, discounts and giveaways. We wanted to make sure that everyone who served gets what they deserve. One last time, thank you for your service from Bill Gatton Acura. Read the rest of this entry »

First 2018 MDX model delivered to Bill Gatton Acura showroom

By blogsadmin | Posted in Acura MDX, Acura RDX, Acura TLX on Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 9:04 PM
A 2018 Acura MDX coming down the highway in front of a mountainous background

What is new for the 2018 Acura MDX?

Bill Gatton Acura is very pleased to have received our first 2018 Acura MDX delivery. The automaker has made a few notable improvements for the new model year including adding a new touchscreen interface that is reported to respond up to 30 percent faster than the previous version. Additionally, drivers and passengers will be able to use several of the most popular smartphone applications from today’s top developers with the upgraded infotainment system. If you’re still in the research phase of looking at the 2018 MDX, we have included some Acura-produced videos below to help get you started. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a test drive, contact a Bill Gatton Acura sales professional today. Read the rest of this entry »

2018 ILX adds Special Edition to lineup coming to Bill Gatton Acura

By blogsadmin | Posted in Acura ILX on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 1:01 PM

Release date for the 2018 Acura ILX

Acura vehicles are routinely chosen by customers for offering an outstanding list of features, strong performance figures and overall affordability. With the coming release date for the 2018 Acura ILX getting closer every day, the entry-level luxury sedan is already offering customers of dealerships, like Bill Gatton Acura, something pretty special. For the new model year, the automaker is introducing a new trim, called the Special Edition, which will share a few elements with the A-Spec version as well as introduce a few pieces of equipment of its own. Anyone interested in taking a closer look at the newest addition to the ILX lineup should make an appointment with a Bill Gatton Acura sales professional today. Read the rest of this entry »

Enjoy Some Fall Fun at These Family-Friendly Farms

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 10:37 PM
Corn Mazes and Pumpkins near Johnson City TN

We are getting close to the end of September, and that means it’s time to enjoy traditional fall activities like corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides and more. If you are looking for corn mazes and pumpkins near Johnson City TN, one of these great farms may be just the thing. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s New on the 2018 Acura RLX?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Acura RLX, Brand Information on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 10:12 PM
2018 Acura RLX Release Date and New Features

Drivers looking for a luxury sport sedan may be interested in the 2018 Acura RLX, scheduled to begin arriving at dealerships across the country later this year. While previous RLX models have offered luxury shoppers an engaging driving experience, there are some new features and options coming for 2018 that may make the redesigned RLX more attractive to shoppers. Learn more about the 2018 Acura RLX release date and changes below. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrate Labor Day with family and friends in the Tri-City area

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community, Holidays on Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 4:51 AM

2017 Labor Day events, festivals and fairs near Johnson City TN

It may be hard to believe, but Labor Day is just about here! With the long weekend just around the corner, you may be starting to think of some fun, family-friendly activities to partake in, and we can help you out! There are several events, festivals, and fairs near Johnson City this year (2017), and we’ve listed a few of our favorites. If you’re curious to learn more, keep on reading! If you have a few suggestions of your own, please leave them in the comments. Read the rest of this entry »

Honda vs. Acura: Know the difference between the brands

By blogsadmin | Posted in Brand Information on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at 7:55 PM
Honda model vs. Acura model

Are Honda and Acura part of the same company?

If you’re in the market for a vehicle, chances are that you’ve been doing your research. If that’s the case and you’ve stumble upon Acura – good for you! Acura is a luxury brand that offers a variety of vehicles. If you’ve searched through Acura information extensively, you may have also noticed that it seems to have a link with Honda. Acura can be best described as Honda’s luxury division, though they do operate as two different organizations. If you’re curious to learn more about each of the brands, their origins and how they differ, keep on reading!
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Check out some great places to swim and boat in the Tri-City area for summer 2017!

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community, Seasonal on Monday, July 17th, 2017 at 3:11 PM
Boat on a sandy lake shore

Lakes and man made beaches for swimming and boating near Johnson City TN

It’s summertime in Tennessee, which means there are days that you might just want to jump in some water to avoid the heat. Luckily for those in the Johnson City area, there are a few great options to choose from – most of which are family-friendly. Whether you’re looking for lakes or man-made beaches to go swimming or boating in, you won’t have to go far from the Tri-City area! Keep on reading to see our list of favorites for Summer 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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