July 26th, 2016
If you own an Acura, then you don’t have to tell us how much you love your car. Spending every day surrounded by these luxurious models, we know just how incredible it is to slide behind the wheel and see the Acura emblem in front of you!
When you love the look and feel of your vehicle the way that customers at our DC area Acura dealership do, then it’s only logical that you want it to shine and looks its best. Our team makes it easy to ensure that your car always looks great!
We offer a wide range of different detailing packages. With both interior and exterior options from basic cleaning to full detailing, allowing you to find an option that’s perfect for your needs and your budget.
When it comes to Acura detailing near DC, our goal is to help you get your car looking its absolute best while also protecting its residual value. Choose from our available packages to suit your needs!
We start with our Courtesy Package. In addition to being our basic package, this option is also complimentary each time you bring your vehicle to our service center! It includes an exterior wash and tire wipe down, as well as an interior vacuuming and dashboard wipe down.
Next up is our Hand Wash Package, which complements a hand washing with a protective waxing. You’ll also enjoy tire shine, as well as interior and exterior window cleaning for that spotless glass look that you love. Make the jump to our Exterior Detail Package, and you’ll get the added benefit of a thorough engine bay cleaning.
In the cabin, our Interior Package goes a step beyond the typical cleaning. In addition to vacuuming your cabin, we’ll shampoo your carpets and ensure dirt is removed from every nook and cranny. Afterwards, your interior will receive an application of fabric protectant and your windows will be cleaned.
For the works, just ask for our Ultimate Package! You’ll receive everything listed above, covering your exterior, engine bay, windows, and interior as thoroughly as possible. To learn more about our detailing services, or if you’d like to schedule a detailing or service visit, be sure to contact Pohanka Acura online or to call our team at (703) 968-6600 today!
July 19th, 2016
Chances are that almost every day, you depend on your vehicle to get you to and from all of the various destinations that play a role in your busy schedule. Whether you’re driving to work, running errands, pickup up family members, or cruising with friends on the weekends, the time you spend on the road is significant to say the least.
If you’re like most drivers, you tend to take your car for granted until there’s trouble. If you’ve ever had an unexpected breakdown or turned your key only to be greeted by silence, then you’re familiar with just how much of an impact your car has on your day-to-day life. Fortunately, our Virginia Honda dealership has the reliable options that you need!
Over the years, the Honda Civic has become a nameplate that’s synonymous with reliable engineering. After all, you don’t stay popular for over 40 years without bringing something exceptional to the table!
With a design that’s all-new this year, the 2016 Honda Civic brings Virginia drivers an experience that’s better than ever before. Based on J.D. Power’s Predicted Reliability Study, US News’ Best Car Rankings list factors in brand reputation and reported problems to evaluate new vehicles on their anticipated reliability over time.
The scale maxes out at 5, with the industry average for 2016 falling in at 3.3. Meanwhile, the 2016 Civic checks in at an impressive 4.5! In addition to this alluring rating for reliability, US News & World Report also points out that the 2016 Civic, “boasts an upscale and spacious interior, a smooth ride, great fuel economy.”
With all of these perks wrapped into this popular sedan’s all-new style, it’s easy to see why so many drivers are rushing in to take a test drive. To schedule some time behind the wheel for your own firsthand experience in the 2016 Civic, be sure to contact us online or to call the Honda of Chantilly team at (703) 633-2400 today!
July 11th, 2016
If you have a slow leak or suspect that your tires may not be properly inflated, the team at our Hyundai service center near Bowie is here to help you make sure that everything is in order. From replacing your tires to ensuring that they’re properly aligned and inflated, we’re eager to help you get the most out of your tires.
What about when you’re out on the road and encounter a flat tire, though? Road debris or potholes can lead to unexpected flats. No one’s eager to pay for an avoidable roadside assistance or towing bill, which is why we recommend familiarizing yourself with your spare tire so that you can drive your vehicle in yourself!
If you’ve never changed a tire before, our Bowie area certified Hyundai technicians recommended practicing with a dry run in your driveway or a nearby parking lot. Changing a tire for the first time is no fun on the side of the road.
Begin by ensuring your vehicle is on a flat surface, as far from the flow as traffic as possible. When possible, it’s worthwhile to try pulling into a parking lot as opposed to parking on the shoulder of the road. Next, ensure that your vehicle is in park and that the parking brake is engaged.
Using the lug wrench in your car’s spare tire kit, break each of the lug nuts loose on the wheel with the flat tire. Doing this before jacking up the car allows you to apply force without simply spinning the wheel.
Next, place the jack under the car near the flat, and begin raising it up. The welded seam or the vehicle frame are typically good places to place the jack, but be sure to consult your vehicle’s manual to see if there is a specified area to place the jack. This is another benefit of doing a dry run at home.
Once the wheel is completely off the ground, finish removing the lug nuts and take off the wheel. You can then place the spare tire onto the lugs and hand tighten the lug nuts as much as possible. Once you lower the vehicle back to the ground, use the lug wrench to finish tightening the nuts as much as you can. On a four-lug wheel, tighten opposite sides one by one; on a five-lug wheel, follow a star pattern while tightening. This ensures even tightening.
Once everything is packed away, head to Pohanka Hyundai to have your flat tire replaced or repaired. We offer extended hours seven days a week; no need for an appointment, just bring it in! Be sure to come in soon, as spare tires are only intended to act as temporary replacements. Also be sure to note the maximum speed for your spare, which tends to be around 50 mph or so.
If you have questions about maintaining your vehicle’s tires, or if you know that one of your tires is in need of repair, then be sure to contact us online or to call our team at (301) 423-1100 today to learn more!