Camping & hiking options in Northeast Tennessee

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community, Seasonal on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 at 5:23 PM
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Best State Parks Johnson City TN

We’re finally out of the doldrums of winter, and you can bet that the entire team here at Bill Gatton Acura is excited about it. Plenty of our community members and customers are looking for fun and immersive ways to get outside and enjoy nature. Here in eastern Tennessee, we’re blessed with some of the most beautiful mountains and forests in the country, and the Tennessee State Parks System helps us take full advantage of all of them. We want to make sure that you know all about what the communities we serve have to offer, so we put together this blog post about the best state parks near Johnson City TN. We have some good options for you, so keep reading to learn more! Read the rest of this entry »

Bill Gatton Acura brings 2019 RDX presentation to you

By blogsadmin | Posted in Acura RDX on Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 8:03 PM
A close up photo of the 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec that will be available when the vehicle is released for sale.

How can I watch the 2019 Acura RDX debut?

When Acura takes center stage at the New York International Auto Show this week (March 28, 12:15 p.m. ET), it will be unveiling the totally designed third-generation of the Acura RDX crossover SUV. In addition to debuting several new technologies, the all-new crossover will also have a radically updated exterior that shows offer its high-performance foundations as well as a bold and muscular stance on the road. If anyone is wondering, ‘How can I watch the 2019 Acura RDX debut,’ Bill Gatton Acura has a solution. The automaker will be live streaming the event on its social media platforms and we’ve included links below. Read the rest of this entry »

Act quickly to prevent the smell of gasoline from lingering

By blogsadmin | Posted in Technology on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at 4:05 PM
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What should I do if I spill gas in my car?

There are many reasons a person might be transporting a can of gasoline in their vehicle. But one thing all of those people have in common is utter frustration that sets in if they accidentally spill some of it on the upholstery or carpet. If you’ve been wondering, ‘What should I do if I spill gas in my car,’ the experts at Bill Gatton Acura have come up with a few strategies that might help. We’ve also found a few products that may help get rid of any lingering odor that stays behind. Certainly, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure, but accidents happen. It’s also important to know what to do if you find yourself in this situation. Read the rest of this entry »

Premium gas isn’t required, but it won’t hurt your cause

By blogsadmin | Posted in Brand Information on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at 3:32 PM
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Do I have to put premium gas in my Acura?

To be certain, Acura vehicles are designed with very tight tolerances and with a high degree of precision. For many high-performance vehicles, using high-octane fuel is required for drivers to be able to achieve the levels of power and efficiency stated in the owner’s manual. When people are exploring the vehicles in the Bill Gatton Acura showroom, among the first questions that are asked is, ‘Do I have to put premium gas in my Acura?’ Except for the Acura NSX supercar, there are no Acura vehicles that require the use of high octane fuel, but it is recommended. Let’s take a closer look at this issue and what it means. Read the rest of this entry »

New to the Acura leasing experience, these tips will help get you started

By blogsadmin | Posted in Brand Information on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at 3:03 PM
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What should I know if I want to lease an Acura vehicle?

Among the most popular ways to take home a new Acura sedan or crossover SUV is to enter into a lease agreement with the help of Bill Gatton Acura. If you are new to this method of getting a new car, here are some things you should know if you want to lease an Acura vehicle. If a Bill Gatton Acura customer is considering a joining the millions of happy Acura leaseholders around the country, our financing experts have put together this handy guide aimed at answering preliminary questions and to help a potential lease customer ask the right questions when visiting our showroom. Read the rest of this entry »

Acura Type-S to return to dealerships in the coming years

By blogsadmin | Posted in Brand Information on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 at 6:31 PM
A photo of two Acura Type-S models parked side-by-side on a racetrack

Is Acura going to bring back the Type-S?

There is little doubt that the Acura NSX is an incredible piece of automotive engineering. However, it is not the first time Acura has produced a high-performance vehicle. Running from the late 90s through the 2008 model year, Type-S-branded Acura cars were quick and nimble coupes that drew a strong following among the automaker’s loyalists. It’s not uncommon for customers in the Bill Gatton Acura showroom to ask, ‘Is Acura going to bring back the Type-S?’ Thanks to some new information from our manufacturing partner, we can confidently say, yes, they are. It will be a little while before the new Type-S models appear at dealerships like Bill Gatton Acura, but this is what we know so far. Read the rest of this entry »

Acura offers sneak peek at potential changes for RDX crossover SUV

By blogsadmin | Posted in Acura RDX on Monday, January 15th, 2018 at 10:47 PM
A right profile view of the Acura RDX prototype driving on a snowy road

What will the new Acura RDX look like?

Luxury crossover SUVs like the Acura RDX have been quickly gaining in popularity over the last several model years. For the first time in nearly a decade, the automaker is sending one of its highest-profile vehicles through a complete redesign. So, what will the new Acura RDX look like? The first thing that needs to be pointed out is that the 2019 RDX will reflect the manufacturer’s new design and construction architecture. Additionally, once the 2019 Acura RDX finally debuts at dealerships like Bill Gatton Acura, a brand new trim grade, the A-Spec will be available. To help get people excited about the new RDX, the Bill Gatton Acura Blog is sharing some photos of the new Acura RDX prototype that was officially introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Read the rest of this entry »

Check out these restaurants for a Christmas meal this year

By blogsadmin | Posted in Holidays on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 at 10:34 PM
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Where can I eat on Christmas Day near Johnson City, TN?

For one reason or another, you might be forced to venture out on Christmas Day to get lunch or dinner. The team at Bill Gatton Acura understands that people have crazy schedules and commitments, making a traditional Christmas experience unworkable. Our product experts have done some digging and found some places where you can eat on Christmas Day near Johnson City, TN. Plans and availability of these restaurants could change, be sure to call ahead to make sure they can accommodate you. Regardless of your plans for the next holiday, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a great start to your new year. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t ignore these signs of a failing transmission

By blogsadmin | Posted in Technology on Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at 2:14 PM
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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
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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 »

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