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Winter Driving Tips in Chantilly, VA

Winter Driving Tips in Chantilly, VA

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571-350-9279
Monday 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

The most challenging time of the year to hit the road is without question winter. Unfortunately, this is also the same period in which the biggest holidays occur, meaning it’s likely that the roads will be just as congested as the summer but with the added danger of ice. Instead of letting the first snow of the season catch you off guard, allow us here at Pohanka Acura to give you a few tips to keep in mind.

Cold Weather Driving Tips

The most important aspect to consider is how you handle yourself behind the wheel. Although it may seem counterintuitive, the safest way to approach winter driving scenarios is to avoid them at all costs! However, this is virtually impossible if you have a job or need groceries. With this in mind, be selective in regards to when you travel. It’s a good idea to check the weather report before heading out. That way, you don’t get stuck in a storm. If you have a long drive in front of you, it’s a good idea to maintain a sizeable distance between you and other vehicles, to press down on your brakes and accelerator gently, and to approach hills with caution.

Get Your Vehicle Ready

There are several steps involved with winterizing your vehicle, and we’ll cover the basics here, but you’re also welcome to speak directly with a member of our team for more details. If we had to prioritize one task over the others, it would be to ensure that your tires are in good condition. Give them a quick visual inspection to confirm that they still have plenty of tread left and are inflated to the proper levels. That being said, it may be worthwhile to install a set of tires that are specifically designed to handle slippery situations. Finally, examine your battery to make sure that it’s got plenty of juice for the brutal months ahead because cold weather lessens this component’s ability to stay charged.

Prepare for the Worst-Case Scenario

Of course, even if you take everything above into account, it’s impossible to guarantee that things will go perfectly. That’s why you should always have a contingency plan in place for when you run into trouble. One thing you should certainly do is put a small box of supplies in your trunk. Be sure to keep a blanket, warm clothing, snacks, and anything else you think you might need if you get stranded in the cold. Having a portable battery jumper kit isn’t a bad idea either, as it will give you the critical spark you need to bring your car back to life when no one else is around. To top it off, throw a shovel and a scraper into your car so you can dig yourself out of tough situations and clear your windshield of icy debris.

For more winter driving tips in Chantilly, VA, make your way to Pohanka Acura. Our Service Department is also here for you if want experts to get your car up to snuff. See you soon!

 

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Joanida Rodriguez
Joanida Rodriguez
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2-24-2020
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Kyle always takes great care of my MDX

Wilfred Eastmond
Wilfred Eastmond
GOOGLE
2-24-2020
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I have been a customer of Pohanka Acura service department for 25 years. I have always been happy with their service. The convenience of being able to bring your car in anytime without an appointment is priceless to me. The professionalism of the staff is greatly appreciated. The service advisor for my last two visits to the service department was Jerry Soriano. I received excellent service from Jerry on both visits. I was met by Jerry as soon as I drove in to the service area. He advised me of the services needed, and the costs. He offered me a loaner car. A few hours later he called to let me know my car was ready. The cost was less than what he had originally quoted. I plan on purchasing my next car from Pohanka, because of the wonderful treatment I have received as a customer of the service department.

Jenelle Lee
Jenelle Lee
GOOGLE
2-24-2020
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Pohanka has provided an excellent experience since day one. They have been willing to answer any and all inquiries I’ve had over the years. I am happy that I choose them for my car buying needs.

Bahman Habibzadeh
Bahman Habibzadeh
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2-23-2020
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Frank J
Frank J
GOOGLE
2-22-2020
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Professional service at its best. Service advisor/Erkin was genuine and knowledgeable with my vehicle and its requirements. Oil change and tire rotation was timely and met my expectations. The customer lounge is in good order, has fresh-brewed Starbucks coffee, and high speed WiFi; I was able to focus on work while waiting for my vehicle. Many thanks to Pohanka for the extra care after auto sale. I’ll be back!

Yi Lin
Yi Lin
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2-22-2020
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Key Barber
Key Barber
GOOGLE
2-22-2020
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Sam is the BEST! They really took good care of my 06 Acura.

Tiffany M. Corum
Tiffany M. Corum
GOOGLE
2-21-2020
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"It was my 3rd time purchase MDX at phohakaYong Kim was..."

kmau66
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2-20-2020
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It was my 3rd time purchase MDX at phohaka Yong Kim was extremely helpful to get my 3rd MDX I’ll definitely happy and thankful to him

John Clark
John Clark
GOOGLE
2-20-2020
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Great people, prices, and service as well as selection. I have purchased 6 Acura vehicles from Pohanka and I plan to acquire more soon.

Norma Baughman
Norma Baughman
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2-20-2020
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Jill Knehans
Jill Knehans
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2-20-2020
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Working with Kyle Schmidt and Mike U. from Pohanka Acura has been an absolute pleasure! They are very honest, hardworking and ensure the customer is well taken care of. I look forward to continuing to have my vehicle serviced with them in the future.

david caruso
david caruso
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2-20-2020
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Have been going to Pohanka Acura for the last 20 years and have always been treated as a valued customer. No appointments needed, friendly staff and proactive communications. Loaners are always newer cars and just great overall experience. I bought my last 6 cars from Pohanka mainly because the service center experience is the best!

Maggie Li
Maggie Li
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2-20-2020
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fransiggi durocher-moser
fransiggi durocher-moser
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2-20-2020
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Buying a new car there was indeed a pleasure thanks to our Sales Rep, Farheen Chaudhry! She was terrific!

Jacob Boscia
Jacob Boscia
GOOGLE
2-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a great experience at Pohanka Acura The service has always been great and Steve Phillip's, service consultant, has continually provided me the best technical advice to keep my 2008 Acura TL running smoothly. Keep up the good work.

Krishna Upadhyayula
Krishna Upadhyayula
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2-19-2020
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Carnell Wilson
Carnell Wilson
GOOGLE
2-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service.

Kev Williams
Kev Williams
GOOGLE
2-17-2020
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Pedro Irizarry
Pedro Irizarry
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2-17-2020
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Janine Burgess
Janine Burgess
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2-17-2020
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muhannad alhammood
muhannad alhammood
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2-17-2020
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Thanh Tran
Thanh Tran
GOOGLE
2-16-2020
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Woody Silfies
Woody Silfies
GOOGLE
2-16-2020
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Great service and very friendly and efficient.

Spencer Waters
Spencer Waters
GOOGLE
2-16-2020
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Don Harding
Don Harding
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2-16-2020
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AnaMaria Vega
AnaMaria Vega
GOOGLE
2-16-2020
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Super helpful staff friendly and transparent. They made our process easy to understand and worked with our numbers to get the best value for our trade in. My husband and I will definitely go back to this location for our future vehicles. Farheen was a pleasant lady to work with, we are very appreciative for all of her help.

Larielyn Mabanglo
Larielyn Mabanglo
GOOGLE
2-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I bought my Acura MDX today. Farheen is very helpful and pleasant. She answered all of our questions especially the ones that my husband is asking. She is very patient with us.

Mario Serr
Mario Serr
GOOGLE
2-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

So professional and nice

Pat Warren
Pat Warren
GOOGLE
2-15-2020
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Steve Phillips & Kyle Caudle in Acura Service are a very trusting & knowledgeable team. They go above and beyond the call of duty. In the future we will definitely call on them again

Rene Curbelo
Rene Curbelo
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2-15-2020
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P W.
YELP
2-15-2020
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Steve Phillips & Kyle Caudle in Acura Service are a very trusting & knowledgeable team. They go above and beyond the call of duty. In the future we will definitely call on them again.

Mai Quach
Mai Quach
GOOGLE
2-14-2020
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"Pohanka responded immediately to my internet query with a..."

jim wolffe
DEALERRATER
2-13-2020
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Pohanka responded immediately to my internet query with a competitive offer on a new Acura RLX. Several other dealers performed otherwise. Yong Kim was an excellent sales rep through the whole process. My trade in was difficult to evaluate, but we reached a fair value through an open and honest discussion. My best experience over a 50 year span of buying new cars. Highly recommended!

Humayoon Hamidzada
Humayoon Hamidzada
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2-13-2020
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Anya Lambin
Anya Lambin
GOOGLE
2-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

great purchase experience

Jim Wolffe
EDMUNDS
2-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Pohanka was the only dealer that responded to my internet query with an immediate competitive offer. Others played various games. Yong Kim was an excellent sales rep taking me through the whole process. I appreciated fair, open, and honest negotiations on my difficult to evaluate trade in. One of my best car buying experiences, measured over a 50 year span.

Dee D.
YELP
2-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Late review. Purchased my 2020 Mdx the week before Thanksgiving. The dealership was extremely busy on a Sunday but they had the particular vehicle I had been looking all over for. (Short supply A spec) I had been to three other dealerships prior and the car I went for had already been sold. My husband and I drove all the way from Delaware for this vehicle. The salesmen I was to meet with was busy with two other customers when I arrived so I was handed off to someone else. Preston. He was very helpful and was able to get us a good deal on the car. I felt like the sales team did their best to make the sale and keep our business. I will definitely return to Pohanka for my next new Acura. I plan to make the drive down to Pohanka for my first oil change as well.

Ed Silberhorn
Ed Silberhorn
GOOGLE
2-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
mica howard
mica howard
GOOGLE
2-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My experience with Acura Service has been pleasurable. My Service Advisor, Alex was extremely helpful and took great care of me and my car. I will be using Alex for all my Acura service. Thanks Alex and Pohanka Acura!

Nicholas Nardi
Nicholas Nardi
GOOGLE
2-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Brittany P.
YELP
2-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Just had an excellent experience here leasing a 2020 MDX. We worked with Joseph and he was knowledgeable and professional from the start. He also didn't come off as a desperate, slimy sales associate...so he won us over pretty quickly! :) Since we were car shopping with our 8 month old, Joseph recognized we were in a time crunch and worked quickly to make things happen. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a hassle free experience!

Kevin Aliaga
Kevin Aliaga
GOOGLE
2-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jyotsna Kachru
Jyotsna Kachru
GOOGLE
2-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent service. Great professional staff

Great Service

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EDMUNDS
2-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I took my car in for a regular maintenance checkup and once again Pohanka did not disappoint. I pulled up without an appointment and was quickly greeted and checked in. My car was serviced, washed and ready to go within 30 min. I always receive awesome service here!

mohamed elgazzar
mohamed elgazzar
GOOGLE
2-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Zeeshan H
Zeeshan H
GOOGLE
2-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Jahangir Alam
Jahangir Alam
GOOGLE
2-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
David A.
YELP
2-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The car was quickly checked in by Kyle Schmidt. We needed an emission test so we could renew the registration. Kyle was very courteous and said the car would be ready for pick-up in about one and a half to two hours, so we left to run some errands. He called that the car was ready for pick-up in less than an hour. Very quick turnaround and they had given the car a courtesy wash. Great service, very pleased Dave & Nancy

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