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5 Fall Car Care Tips near Arlington, VA

5 Fall Car Care Tips near Arlington, VA

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Once you start to notice darker mornings, cooler days, and changing leaves, that can only mean one thing—autumn is on its way! Whether you can’t wait to break out your sweater collection or are dreading the first day you need to scrape frost off your windshield, getting your trusty vehicle ready for the coming season is a must. If you’re not quite sure where to start, take a look at these five fall car care tips and visit Pohanka Acura!

Windshield & Wipers

As the temperatures start to dip, you’ll likely have to start contending with a frosty windshield in the morning. Therefore, it’s crucial that you have a full supply of anti-freeze fluid and a properly functioning defroster. These will work together to quickly clear your view, so you can head to work with sufficient visibility. In addition, you’ll also want to have your wiper blades inspected, as they’ll need to be in good working order to reliably clear away debris and various forms of precipitation on the front window. Given the widespread rain we experience in Virginia during the fall months, you can be certain that your wipers will get quite the workout.

Brakes & Tires

With rain comes slick road conditions, which brings us to our next two areas to focus on. First, you can have our Service Department examine your braking system for any signs of undue wear or potential problems. If we end up determining that your pads could use a replacement, we’ll be sure to have new ones installed, so you can trust that you’ll be able to come to safe stop this autumn. Naturally, your tires also need to be in exceptional condition for this to happen, making this an ideal time to have the tread depths and pressure levels looked over. We might suggest a tire rotation or a new set, depending on how worn your current ones are.

Battery

Finally, with colder weather on the way, you’ll want to be sure that your battery is prepared. If yours was originally installed more than three years ago, it’s a good idea to have its output and charge tested to confirm that it still has plenty of electricity to offer. During this examination, our technicians will also visually inspect the battery for signs of damage, as these let us know that you’re in need of a fresh component to get your engine firing. That way, when the temperatures drop, you’ll be able to bring your model to life without fail.

Pohanka Acura hopes that these five fall car care tips near Arlington, VA, have inspired you to get your vehicle ready for the seasonal changes. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call or submit your inquiry via the Ask a Tech tool. Either way, we’re here to help!


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Five Tips For the Fall:

  • Check your defroster
  • Replace your wiper blades
  • Inspect your brakes
  • Examine your tires
  • Test your battery

 

 

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Testimonials

"katie hensley was professional, courteous and extremely..."

osikn2
DEALERRATER
12-9-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

katie hensley was professional, courteous and extremely knowledgable about what was wrong with my car. I will definitely be returning for my future service needs.

Carmetta M.
Carmetta M.
YELP
12-8-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

A few months ago, My 17yo daughter's car was totalled at no fault of her own. She was not hurt physically but I know she was sad about no longer having her vehicle which she had livingly named Evangeline! I had been fortunate enough to purchase that vehicle, a Honda Accord coupe, with cash from my neighbor. That was a true blessing for us. I am a single parent of two lovely daughters. The eldest is in college. I have been reluctant to purchase a new vehicle from a dealership because of several reasons. The two main reasons are that I didn't feel I would get an affordable vehicle that was nice and safe enough for me to feel comfortable for my daughter and secondly in all of my car buying experience, (and I have purchased severa!) I have been shafted no matter how prepared I believe myself to be. Well not today folks! Jason Smith and his team treated me with the upmost respect, kindness, care and concern for my needs! They were honest and up front with exactly what I was getting! And boy did I get an awesome deal! I got way beyond good, and way above what I thought I could have on my budget! Heck Jason was so nice, knowing I was tired from coming off of a 12hr overnight shift, he didn't even throw a fit when I continually called him Justin! Lol I would definitely tell anyone needing a great deal on a vehicle purchase with no nonsense and great service, to run, not walk over to Pohanka Acura! This has been the best vehicle purchasing experience I have ever had! I that my God for leading me to Jason Smith aka Justin (haha) and the Pohanka Acura team! BTW,. My daughter is super excited and happy with her new car! She's already named it Lue-Lue! And yes, I probably did spell the name wrong! Whatever! Lol

Jagdish Joshi
Jagdish Joshi
GOOGLE
12-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mike a tech guy. Great guy. I will give 5 stars

Kev C.
YELP
12-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Erkin, provided amazing assistance and guidance during my recent service. It's refreshing to know that a dealership is focused on quality and customer satisfaction versus billing for service. I must admit that, I was touch by the professionalism, communication and honesty. Erkin, has renewed my faith in Customer Service. He is truly an asset in this industry. I probably would of consider purchasing a different brand. My loyalty to the Acura brand, is directly related to the outstanding treatment, I received from Mr Erkin! Well done Sir! 5 Stars!!!

Dave P.
Dave P.
YELP
12-2-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

Car shopping for 24 hours in 2 days ended 100 miles away from home at Pohanka Acura! We looked at several dealerships of many makes and models (I am not picky... price and reliability are more important than most gadgets). Leandro Rodriquez was awesome (he even laughed at my bad jokes, but did not let me test the collision avoidance system :) ) and worked very well with us to get us what we needed. We got a great price... but what got us was the willingness to work with us. Thank you Leandro for your help, who knows, we may make the trip to NOVA when we replace our Camry! Update - found a possible issue in the paperwork that may change the review. I have contacted the dealership and am awaiting a response. If resolved, it will go to 5 stars, if not... The question is on the finance side, not the sales side (sales was awesome) and is in regard to a discount that may not have been applied to purchased packages.

Dave Pearson Photography
Dave Pearson Photography
GOOGLE
12-2-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

Car shopping for 24 hours in 2 days ended 100 miles away from home at Pohanka Acura! We looked at several dealerships of many makes and models (I am not picky... price and reliability are more important than most gadgets). Leandro Rodriquez was awesome (he even laughed at my bad jokes, but did not let me test the collision avoidance system :) ) and worked very well with us to get us what we needed. We got a great price... but what got us was the willingness to work with us. Thank you Leandro for your help, who knows, we may make the trip to NOVA when we replace our Camry! Update - found a possible issue in the paperwork that may change the review. I have contacted the dealership and am awaiting a response. If resolved, it will go to 5 stars, if not... The question is on the finance side, not the sales side (sales was awesome) and is in regard to a discount that may not have been applied to purchased packages.

John N.
YELP
11-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I bought a new RDX at Pohanka today. Jason Smith handled everything with a professional approach I really appreciated. We looked at several cars and he explained all the variations. I made the decision to go with the RDX with the Tech package, and Jason made everything happen. After the sale he took as much time as necessary to educate me on all the controls and features of the car. It will take me a bit to absorb it all, but he told me to call him or even come back for any needed further explanations. I recommend him highly.

"Purchase of a new Acura MDX 2020"

zouheir
DEALERRATER
11-29-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very good experience overall, Farheen was awesome and very knowledgeable, she made the experience very pleasant. we will go back to Pohanka Acura for future vehicles.

"Fast, efficient and "painless""

lenshrly
DEALERRATER
11-27-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I have leased vehicles from Pohanka for a number of years and their sales personnel, particularly Calvin Strahin, make the process as easy and efficient as possible.

VYT Studio
VYT Studio
GOOGLE
11-26-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

I recently purchased Acura TLX certified from pohanka and It was a good experience overall for me. They have lot of good cars in their lot and I would say they are priced fairly when compared to others in market and for this reason I had traveled all the way from Massachusetts to VA (7+hr drive) for purchasing this car. Farheen from sales team was assisting me in this entire process. She has been very professional and responsive in getting answers to all my questions. This way even though I was living very far from the dealer company she made sure there were no communication gaps and completed the deal efficiently.

Sandeepkanth J.
YELP
11-25-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Recently bought my 2019 Acura TLX from Pohanka. I worked with Joseph Rinchuso to process my deal and documentation and his exceptional knowledge on the vehicles helped me to steer towards a quality decision of my make and model. Joseph, besides being patient in answering my questions and concerns, also offered me discounts on my service and other miscellaneous services. Overall satisfaction was exceptional.

Alex Johnson
Alex Johnson
GOOGLE
11-24-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I’ve felt with many car dealerships in the past but here at Pohanka Acura was the most pleasant and knowledgeable experience I have ever had. Our sales person Leondro was a great help and knew everything about the car from the former owner to some imperfections of a used 2016 mdx. They took care of our needs and I actually enjoyed it. Ask for Leondro. It’s worth it.

Aastha G.
YELP
11-24-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

One of the best dealership experiences I ever had in the town. Joseph Rinchuso, Sales & Leasing Consultant, was exceptionally outstanding in helping to get my dream car. I would recommend him for his clear explanation, friendly behavior, clearing doubt and comfortable environment.

Peter Carmody
Peter Carmody
GOOGLE
11-23-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Punctual service, friendly staff

Bilal Chaudhry
Bilal Chaudhry
GOOGLE
11-23-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Omega Centauri
Omega Centauri
GOOGLE
11-22-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Great recommended service, if needed

"Top Notch Experience"

DP
DEALERRATER
11-20-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I just purchased my 5th Acura... and this is my second purchase at Pohanka. The experience doesn't compare to other Acura dealers in the area. There's a reason why they are the #1 Acura dealer. And the service department is the best.

Liz Ramsey Reeves
Liz Ramsey Reeves
GOOGLE
11-19-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

After what was a long night of waiting for a car servicing that wasn't completed, Gary the manager really listened to my concerns and made sure that things were smooth from there on out. The car service was completed and cleaned really well inside and out. Thank you Gary for restoring my faith in this service center.

Gail Palmer
Gail Palmer
GOOGLE
11-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The sales consultant was knowledgeable and efficient during the purchase of our new RDX.

Sejuan Richardson
Sejuan Richardson
GOOGLE
11-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Ms. Farheen Chaudhry was awesome. She was very professional, and knew thorough details about the vehicles. I would highly recommend her services here at Pohanka Acura.

Langdon King
Langdon King
GOOGLE
11-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Joseph (Sales Consultant)and everyone else I dealt with at Pohanka Acura are honest stand-up people! One of the best dealership experiences I've ever had from start to finish. I was impressed with the fact their first offer was strong which made me have a realistic idea of what it could take to make the deal happen. Most importantly they did everything they could to put me into a newer model and I am very happy with my new MDX. Thanks again!

Carlos Martinez
Carlos Martinez
GOOGLE
11-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Leandro was extremely patient and helpful with all the details about our 2020 full loaded Acura RDX purchase.

Lucky S.
Lucky S.
YELP
11-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Jason & the team did a great job walking us through the process. Great experience. They took care of every detail from start to finish. Never felt I was been sold to or pushed into a sale. Explained the whole process multiple times without hesitation

Shivan Muhealden
Shivan Muhealden
GOOGLE
11-17-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star
Langdon K.
YELP
11-17-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Joseph (Sales Consultant)and everyone else I dealt with at Pohanka Acura are honest stand-up people! One of the best dealership experiences I've ever had from start to finish. I was impressed with the fact their first offer was strong which made me have a realistic idea of what it could take to make the deal happen. Most importantly they did everything they could to put me into a newer model and I am very happy with my new MDX. Thanks again!

Gary Fishel
Gary Fishel
GOOGLE
11-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Best car buying experience. Awesome staff, Yong was extremely knowledgeable on the features of the our new car.

"great experience"

fishel.gary
DEALERRATER
11-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Yong was great and very knowledgeable. He made the car buying experience as pleasant as can be. He was easy to work with. Highly recommend him.

Alaina S.
YELP
11-14-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Daniel and Shahbaz were very helpful in getting the car I needed. They went out of their way to bring the payments to my budget without compromising on any features of the car. They understood my concerns related to trade in value and addressed those appropriately. Great job guys.

Carrie Dalton
Carrie Dalton
GOOGLE
11-12-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Farheen was wonderful to work with! She was proactive and made sure the process moved as efficiently as possible.

Calvin Strahin was wonderful

Tung
EDMUNDS
11-12-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Leased a new 2020 RDX ASpec and Calvin Strahin was wonderful. Very informative and value my business. It was a great experience at Pohanka Acura.

Veronica A.
Veronica A.
YELP
11-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I just bought a used car here. Outstanding experience overall! Good fair price, excellent service and extremely helpful staff. I was assisted by Joseph and Al. Both really great. Joseph was so super nice. My phone's battery died and I was heading home with my new car and no charging cable. He gave me his and claimed he had a spare. Very helpful, caring guy.

Veronica Alvarez
Veronica Alvarez
GOOGLE
11-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I just bought a used car here. Outstanding experience overall! Good fair price, excellent service and extremely helpful staff. I was assisted by Joseph and Al. Both really great. Joseph was so super nice. My phone's battery died and I was heading home with my new car and no charging cable. He gave me his and claimed he had a spare. Very helpful, caring guy.

Krystal Rutledge
Krystal Rutledge
GOOGLE
11-8-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Thanks for the VERY professional and caring experience with Nick Shirley and Joseph. You 2 were AMAZING and didn't make me feel pushed or pressured into anything. I started out with Joseph and Nick was my final point of contact. Nick answered all of my MANY questions and Joseph provided great information as well. Thanks for a pleasant experience guys!

Diana W.
YELP
11-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Pros: Clean and attractive showroom, wide selection of vehicles, employees who know what they're doing. The financial processor I worked with was particularly efficient. Cons: Purchasing process takes too long, if buying a used car, staff may not know the car's features if it isn't an Acura. Overall: I was pleased with my experience at Pohanka and with my salesperson, Jason Smith. I got the car I wanted at a good price. However, it should not take 3.5 hours to complete this transaction, I wish I had sold my own vehicle privately beforehand, and it would have been nice to get a walk-through of my new vehicle to point out all its features and explain how to set up the electronics. Advice: Know how much you're willing to pay, bring print-outs of online estimates from KBB.com and Cars.com of what your car is worth as well as current listing for similar vehicles, don't expect them to be familiar with a non-Acura vehicle, and bring a good book to read because you might be there for a long time.

"Courteous and prompt service"

Kwaku
DEALERRATER
11-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I was warmly welcomed by Sam who quickly processed me for the A1 service and explained what it would cover and approximate wait time. Within the approximate wait time the car was ready washed and clean. Great service!

Sumaiya Hassan
Sumaiya Hassan
GOOGLE
11-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Hello I usually buy all my cars from Toyota but this was the first time I bought it from Acura. I cannot describe in words how great the representative Hammad was when providing me with great service. I have never received better service any where else. Car shopping is not fun but Hammad made it great and fun. Hammad convinced me to buy the car of my choice. He is truly an asset to the company. I have decided to buy all my cars from Hammad in future. I walked out happy with a great deal and a car. Definitely recommend Hammad Arshad (I believe thats his last name).

Jeff Hill
Jeff Hill
GOOGLE
11-2-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Worked with Aiden and Nick to purchase a great used car. They didnt treat us like we were less important than the new car purchases and were very patient about our questions and test driving. We got a good value for trade in and financing. Very smooth car buying experience and we got a car that we love!

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