Archive for May, 2017

Award-Winning Honda Environmental Film Series Features Film On Saving Sea Turtle Habitat in South Carolina

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Honda’s new film, “Generations: Sea Turtle Patrol of Edisto Beach State Park, SC,” explores the threats facing loggerhead sea turtles and the efforts of a committed group of state rangers, marine biologists and volunteers to protect critical sea turtle nesting habitat at Edisto Beach State Park. CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas is proud to be part of a company that supports initiatives like these. #Acura is owned by Honda.

The Film
The film documents the efforts of Edisto’s Sea Turtle Patrol, as they educate visitors, mark and protect nesting habitats and record inventories of the hundreds of nests along the shoreline. The film features footage of a 250-pound female turtle laying her eggs, the hundreds of baby turtles hatching after 55 days to embark on their journey to adulthood. The film educates viewers about the loggerhead’s life cycle and what they can do to help protect this species. Watch now: https://youtu.be/1G6uP2LDSwU

“While previous films in the Honda Environmental Series have highlighted remarkable initiatives dreamed up by Honda associates, we wanted to expand the series beyond Honda’s sustainability efforts,” said film series producer, Marcos Frommer of Honda North America, Inc. “Honda is proud to share the story behind Edisto’s Sea Turtle Patrol and support its efforts to increase sea turtle populations.”

Honda Donates Honda Pioneer 700 and Pioneer 1000 Vehicles
To support the conservation efforts, Honda donated its Honda Pioneer 700 and Pioneer 1000 side-by-side vehicles to Edisto Beach State Park. These vehicles enable state rangers to patrol long stretches of beach that serve as nesting habitat for loggerheads. The Pioneer 700 and 1000 are manufactured at Honda of South Carolina Mfg., Inc. (HSC) in Timmonsville, SC.


CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas Has All the Latest Acura Models
We invite you to CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas to see the complete line of Acura models, including the sporty RDX and the sophisticated TLX. If you’re shopping for a new or certified pre-owned vehicle, financing or want to bring your vehicle in for service, we hope you’ll come to CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas. We are proud to feature the entire line of Acura new cars. To schedule a service appointment or test drive online or see our complete line of vehicles, visit our website at www.cardinalewayacura.com.

 

CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas

7000 West Sahara Avenue

Las Vegas, Nevada  89117

Phone: 702.637.9290

Website: www.CardinaleWayAcura.com

How to Avoid Hot Weather Car Issues

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Did you know that proper car care can save up to $1,200 a year in emergency repairs? Here are some easy tips to help avoid the most common warm weather car issues without breaking a sweat. Our CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas service technicians are here to help. It’s easy to schedule an appointment online at www.cardinalewayacura.com.



1) Flat Tire
More construction and more traffic on the road mean more flat tires occur during the summer. Make sure you know how to fix a flat yourself. Even better, make sure to check your tires regularly to avoid a blowout or flat.
Prevent It: Set a reminder in your phone to check your tire pressure once a month. You can find a sticker on the inside panel of the driver side door that has the recommended PSI (pounds per square inch). Check the treads as well to make sure they’re not worn out. Don’t forget to check the air pressure in your spare tire as well.

2) Car Overheating
Keep an eye on the temperature gauge and watch out for an “engine overheating” message or lit radiator icon on your dashboard. You may also notice steam coming from the hood.
Prevent It: Check your coolant levels at the beginning of every season. If the liquid doesn’t reach the FULL line on the reservoir, add a 50/50 mix of water and coolant.

3) Dead Car Battery
Although most people associate a dead car battery with winter, in fact, high temperatures can put extra stress on the battery and cause battery fluid to evaporate.

Prevent It: Have a professional check your battery, starter and alternator. And while it’s OK to leave your devices charging for a few hours with your car off, if you leave them plugged in overnight it’s not uncommon that you’ll need to jump start your battery the next morning.

CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas Has A Great Service Department
Our factory-trained service technicians are here to make sure your #Acura always runs its best. And while you’re here for service, we invite you to check out our inventory of Acura models, including the sporty RDX and the sophisticated TLX. Acura is owned by Honda and we are proud to feature the entire line of Acura new cars. To schedule a service appointment or test drive online or see our complete line of vehicles, visit our website at www.cardinalewayacura.com.

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CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas

7000 West Sahara Avenue

Las Vegas, Nevada  89117

Phone: 702.637.9290

Website: www.CardinaleWayAcura.com

Acura 2017 ILX Sports Sedan is a Safety All-Star

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Safety Features
The ILX is loaded with available safety features that prevent collisions and minimize the impact should an accident occur. For example, when equipped with the optional AcuraWatch Plus package featuring Collision Mitigation Braking System, the ILX received a Superior designation from the NHTSA. This system helped reduce vehicle speed by 11 mph in the 12-mph autobrake test and reduce speed by 15 mph in the 25-mph autobrake test. Other features found in the AcuraWatch Plus package include Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning, and the Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning and pedestrian-sensing capability.


Overview
The #2017AcuraILX is powered by a strong 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that’s paired with a new dual-clutch eight-speed automatic transmission with torque converter and paddle shifters. The ILX’s new direct-injected 16-valve engine delivers 201 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. You’ll also appreciate the quiet ride and high-quality interior materials, as well as upgraded technology.


New Colors
The Acura 2017 ILX entry level Sports Sedan now comes in three exciting new metallic colors: Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and San Marino Red. The popular Bellanova White Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl and Catalina Blue Pearl are also available.

Come To CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas to Test Drive the 2017 ILX
Whether you’re looking for a new or certified pre-owned vehicle, financing or want to bring your vehicle in for service, we hope you come to CardinaleWay Acura. Remember, it’s easy to schedule a test drive online. Acura is owned by Honda and we are proud to feature the entire line of Acura new cars. To learn more and to schedule a service appointment or test drive online, visit our website at www.cardinalewayacura.com.

http://www.motortrend.com/cars/acura/ilx/2017/

 

CardinaleWay Acura

7000 West Sahara Avenue

Las Vegas, Nevada  89117

Phone: 702.637.9290

Website: www.CardinaleWayAcura.com

Big Thrills on The Big Apple Coaster

Monday, May 29th, 2017

The Big Apple Coaster in Las Vegas is where the good times roll, especially if you love big thrills. The Big Apple Coaster will lift you up 203 feet and drop you down 144 feet at 67 mph! Not only that, the Big Apple Coaster simulates a jet fighter’s barrel roll. It’ll turn you 180 degrees, hang you 86 feet in the air, take the famous “heartline” twist and dive, and get your negative Gs on!  What a rush! If you want some tamer thrills come to our CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas dealership to test drive our new Acura vehicles like the sporty RDX and NSX.

The Big Apple Coaster has thrilled 1.4 million riders every year with heart stopping action and excitement. You can also enjoy the excitement of the latest video and arcade games and attractions in the Big Apple Arcade.

After riding The Big Apple Coaster, you can get your own souvenir photo highlighting your own reaction to racing at speeds of 67 mph.

Weddings on The Coaster
Thinking about taking the plunge? Why not do it at 67 mph? Have your wedding ceremony at the most exhilarating venue in Las Vegas.

CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas Has All the Latest Acura Models
We invite you to CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas to see the complete line of Acura models, including the sporty RDX and the sophisticated TLX. If you’re shopping for a new or pre-owned vehicle, financing or want to bring your vehicle in for service, we hope you come to CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas. Acura is owned by Honda and we are proud to feature the entire line of Acura new cars. To schedule a service appointment or test drive online or see our complete line of vehicles, visit our website at www.cardinalewayacura.com.

CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas

7000 West Sahara Avenue

Las Vegas, Nevada  89117

Phone: 702.637.9290

Website: www.CardinaleWayAcura.com

Acura Supports Music Education

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Acura Supports Music Education

For the 18th year, Acura has joined iconic bandleader, singer, songwriter and producer Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, as the Official Automotive Partner of the Trombone Shorty Foundation’s Shorty Fest and Trad Fridays. Acura’s support of the non-profit Trombone Shorty Foundation will have a year-round impact on the city’s cultural community by furthering  musical heritage through music education, instruction, mentorship and performance. To learn more, visit our CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas dealership.

“For 18 years the music scene in New Orleans has been a dynamic fit for the Acura brand and we are honored to support the incredible contributions the Trombone Shorty Foundation is making to advance local musicians and maintain the one-of-a-kind musical culture of New Orleans,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president of Acura Sales.

Acura and Jazz Fest
Acura has also been the official vehicle partner of the Jazz & Heritage Festival for the past 18 years. #AcuraMainStage, or “Acura Stage,” has hosted legendary musicians each year at Jazz Fest. The tradition continues in 2017 with a diverse range of performances by some of the world’s most celebrated musicians including Maroon 5, Kings of Leon and  Harry Connick Jr.

Acura Sound Systems
Acura also prioritizes the music experience in its vehicles. Most Acura products feature the award-winning Panasonic ELS Studio Premium Audio System that produces a vibrant audio performance with strikingly authentic tonal quality. Acura’s in-vehicle sound is designed, engineered and manufactured in collaboration with Grammy award-winning recording engineer and producer Elliot Scheiner.

CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas Has All the Latest Acura Models
We invite you to CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas to see the complete line of Acura models and check out their amazing sound systems. If you’re shopping for a new or pre-owned vehicle, financing or want to bring your vehicle in for service, we hope you come to CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas. Acura is owned by Honda and we are proud to feature the entire line of Acura new cars. To schedule a service appointment or test drive online or see our complete line of vehicles, visit our website at www.cardinalewayacura.com.

http://hondanews.com/acura-automobiles/releases/acura-joins-forces-with-trombone-shorty-foundation-to-support-future-of-music

CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas

7000 West Sahara Avenue

Las Vegas, Nevada  89117

Phone: 702.637.9290

Website: www.CardinaleWayAcura.com

Driving While Drowsy?

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Have you ever had that strange sensation that you just woke up even though you’d been driving the whole time? Did you know there’s an actual term for that scary phenomenon? It’s called ‘microsleep.’ Microsleep is a very brief state of drowsy unconsciousness that can happen even you think you’re totally awake with your eyes wide open. It happens more often than you think, and is the cause of more than 100,000 crashes every year, according to the NHTSA.  At CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas, your dealer of choice, we want to let you know about the latest technology that’s designed to keep you awake and safe when driving.

Drowsiness Detection Technology
Drowsiness detection systems are certainly not new. Safety technology already exists that can monitor a vehicle’s movements and detect a driver who’s dozing off. The sleepy driver is given a warning sound and a coffee cup graphic. Some systems alert the driver by jiggling the seat. New systems are being developed that work even better.

For example, Bosch is working on a camera-based technology that monitors eye and head movements, body posture, heart rate and body temperature. The system is able to measure body temperature, as well as how many layers of clothing the driver is wearing, so it can adjust the interior temperature to keep the driver alert.

Another promising development is a monitor that detects heart rate changes. Plessey Semiconductors is working on this new technology. Their system works through sensors that are placed in the driver’s seat that can monitor heart rate changes. This technology will indicate when breathing patterns become similar to someone who is sleeping. The system then provides a warning before the driver actually dozes off.

Our CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas Dealership Wants to Keep You Awake & Alert On the Road
We know there’s no substitute for a good night’s rest. However, we know that’s not always possible. We invite you to come see our inventory of new #Acura vehicles that feature safety technologies designed to keep you alert and safe while driving. Our dealership has the complete line of Acura models, including the sporty RDX and the sophisticated TLX. If you’re shopping for a new or pre-owned vehicle, financing or want to bring your vehicle in for service, we hope you come to #CardinaleWayAcuraLas Vegas. Acura is owned by Honda and we are proud to feature the entire line of Acura new cars. To schedule a service appointment or test drive online or see our complete line of vehicles, visit our website at www.cardinalewayacura.com.

CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas

7000 West Sahara Avenue

Las Vegas, Nevada  89117

Phone: 702.637.9290

Website: www.CardinaleWayAcura.com

Calling All Sports Car Fans – The Acura NSX Is Back!

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Acura NSX

Are you looking for a premium sports car? The all-new NSX has a hybrid engine/electric motor combination that provides strong acceleration and excellent fuel economy. Its sharp and responsive handling works well for both novice and experienced drivers. Its comfortable ride and great forward visibility make it a pleasure to drive on a daily basis. Come to CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas to give the #2017NSX a test drive. You’ll be glad you did!

What’s New in the NSX?
It’s been 12 years since a new NSX has been on the market. What’s different after all these years? While the previous-generation car was a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports car, the new NSX is a complex machine, boasting all-wheel drive, a twin-turbo V6 and a three electric motors for a full gasoline/electric hybrid experience.

Made In U.S.A.
The new 2017 NSX is being built in an all-new facility at Honda’s Marysville, Ohio plant.

Performance
The NSX is an exotic sports car that’s also great for your everyday needs. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in about 3.0 seconds! And it’s quiet! The NSX has a Quiet mode but not a Loud mode.

Trim Levels & Features
The 2017 Acura NSX is a two-door, two-seat coupe. Standard equipment includes heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather and simulated suede upholstery, manually adjustable heated seats and lots more.

The NSX’s main optional package is the Technology package, which provides a navigation system, parking sensors and a nine-speaker premium ELS sound system with satellite radio.

Test Drive the 2017 NSX at CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas
CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas has the complete line of Acura models, including the sophisticated #TLX and the sporty RDX. If you’re shopping for a new or pre-owned vehicle, financing or want to bring your vehicle in for service, we hope you come to CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas. Remember, it’s easy to schedule a test drive online. Acura is owned by Honda and we are proud to feature the entire line of Acura new cars. To learn more and to schedule a service appointment or test drive online, visit our website at www.cardinalewayacura.com.

https://www.edmunds.com/acura/nsx/2017/#edm-entry-pricing

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CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas

7000 West Sahara Avenue

Las Vegas, Nevada  89117

Phone: 702.637.9290

Website: www.CardinaleWayAcura.com

The Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Features Japanese Spring

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Each season, the tremendously talented horticulturalists and designers who make up the #BellagioConservatory team transform this 14,000-square-foot floral playground into a showcase of distinctive seasonal sights and colors of spring, summer, fall and winter. They also feature a special display for Chinese New Year. Our CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas dealership highly recommends a seasonal visit to these fabulous gardens. This year’s Spring Celebration, “Bellagio Japanese Spring,” is on display until June 3.

Bellagio Japanese Spring
This Japanese-inspired spring display will take you on a journey. The gardens are rich in Japanese culture and include a stunning 35-foot floral Kabuki figure, a traditional tea house, golden temple and 80,000 flowers. The gardens are rich in Japanese culture and tradition.  The Japanese-inspired walkway design occupies center stage and its uniquely designed pattern is in harmony with the traditional Japanese Garden theme.

Over 65,000 flowers are in the Japanese Spring arrangement, including Foxglove, Easter Lilies, Cineraria, Snapdragon, Cyclamen and Calla Lily. The 630 shrubs range from Hybrid Yellow, Nandina Domestica Gulf Stream, Mugo Pine and Selaginella. The outer dressing of the Kabuki figure is made up of textiles and preserved flowers. When the displays are rotated, 90% of the trees, flowers and plants in the conservatory are recycled, to further honor the Bellagio’s commitment to the earth.

Conservatory Seasonal Displays
A horticulture staff of 120 maintains the Botanical Gardens and the entire grounds of Bellagio. The Conservatory season begins with Chinese New Year and features traditional designs of the celebration. Following Thanksgiving weekend, the gardens are transformed for the Christmas season. Bellagio’s holiday display is one of extraordinary beauty. This ever-changing natural display is the single most significant component of Bellagio’s design, making it one of the most extraordinary hotels in the world.

CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas Has All the Latest Acura Models
We invite you to CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas to see the complete line of Acura models, including the sporty RDX and the sophisticated TLX. If you’re shopping for a new or pre-owned vehicle, financing or want to bring your vehicle in for service, we hope you come to CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas. Acura is owned by Honda and we are proud to feature the entire line of Acura new cars. To schedule a service appointment or test drive online or see our complete line of vehicles, visit our website at www.cardinalewayacura.com.

https://www.bellagio.com/en/entertainment/conservatory-botanical-garden.html?icid=GMB_Entertainment_Conservator

 

CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas

7000 West Sahara Avenue

Las Vegas, Nevada  89117

Phone: 702.637.9290

Website: www.CardinaleWayAcura.com

‘What A Ride’ Marketing Campaign Accompanies Acura 2018 TLX Debut

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Acura debuts the 2018 TLX with an innovative, mobile-first campaign created entirely using vertical video. Entitled, “What A Ride,” the campaign takes viewers on a colorful, dynamic and unexpected journey to the hip-hop anthem, “The Movement,” by Kid Ink. The 2018 TLX arrives in CardinaleWay Acura dealership in Las Vegas this June. We invite you to take it out for a test drive.

“Building on the success of the MDX campaign, we’re launching TLX with a dynamic and energetic approach that features rich colors and bold sounds,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager, Acura. “Over the past year, we’ve established a unique and consistent voice that is resonating with consumers and differentiating our brand.”

TLX Gets Creative
The new 2018 TLX campaign features several commercials illustrating the many new aspects of the performance sedan, using the campaign tagline: “What a Ride.” Here are a few of the commercials.

“Geek + Chic” demonstrates Acura’s approach to performance, using the TLX to show what happens when you combine high-level engineering with a love for driving to create unique behind the wheel experiences. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKLubuI8QTc)

“Wild + Things” introduces the sleek TLX A-Spec model next to the NSX supercar for a high-performance family outing. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CCRtMWfCpc)

“Warp + Speed” shows off the TLX’s precision-handling and superior control with heart-pounding driving footage.. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHNtO3wSg8U)

“Force +Field” focuses on Acura’s array of active safety and driver-assistive features, known collectively as AcuraWatch. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcVFyKBVi7Q)

Come Test Drive the 2018 TLX at CardinaleWay Acura in Las Vegas
CardinaleWay Acura is your Acura dealer in Las Vegas. Whether you’re shopping for a new or pre-owned vehicle, financing or want to bring your vehicle in for service, we hope you come to CardinaleWay Acura. You can easily schedule a test drive or service appointment online. Acura is owned by Honda and we are proud to feature the entire line of Acura new cars. To learn more and to schedule a service appointment or test drive online, visit our website at www.cardinalewayacura.com.

 

CardinaleWay Acura

7000 West Sahara Avenue

Las Vegas, Nevada  89117

Phone: 702.637.9290

Website: www.CardinaleWayAcura.com

How Much Do You Know About Shocks & Struts?

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

For example, did you know that your vehicle’s shock absorbers and struts are responsible for the control and handling capability of your vehicle? They basically keep the tires connected to the road, giving you a secure ride. They also keep your vehicle from bottoming out when you hit a pothole or other uneven road surfaces. It’s extremely important to keep your shocks and struts in top condition at all times. That’s why we recommend you include a shock and strut check in your regular vehicle maintenance schedule. Our certified technicians at #CardinaleWayAcura in Las Vegas can do an inspection for you.

What Causes Your Shocks to Wear Out?
Under normal conditions, shocks and struts wear out gradually. However, there are several factors that affect the rate of wear. Shocks are operating in a very hostile environment on the underside of your vehicle. It’s easy for debris and gravel to affect their performance. The kind of driving you do also has a big impact on the wear and tear on your shocks. If you’re mostly driving in the city on straight smooth roads, your shocks are likely to last a long time. However, if you’re driving on winding, muddy, gravel and dirt roads, your shocks and struts could take a beating. For example, flying gravel can easily nick or damage the piston rod allowing grit and dirt to damage the piston seal.

How Do You Know Your Shocks And Struts Are Wearing Out?
There can be several signs your shocks and struts are wearing out. Notice if your vehicle bounces more than three times when going over a railroad crossing. Does your vehicle rock back and forth after a sudden stop? Do you find your vehicle drifting to the left or right when you apply the brakes firmly at high speed? Or does it rock or sway when changing lanes quickly? Any of these are signs that mean it’s time to bring your vehicle in for service. Our Acura-certified technicians can take care of your vehicle.

Bring Your Acura to CardinaleWay Acura in Las Vegas for Great Service
Come to CardinaleWay Acura in Las Vegas where our certified technicians can take care of all your maintenance needs. While you’re here, you can also check out the latest models.  Come see us for all your automotive needs. You can easily schedule a service appointment or test drive online at our website. www.cardinalewayacura.com. Acura is owned by Honda and we are proud to feature the entire line of Acura new cars.

CardinaleWay Acura

7000 West Sahara Avenue

Las Vegas, Nevada  89117

Phone: 702.637.9290

Website: www.CardinaleWayAcura.com