Things to Look for in a Pet-Friendly Vehicle

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, March 9th, 2018 at 10:49 PM
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Whenever you’re trying to find a pet-friendly Honda car, it’s a good idea to visit Gates Honda. We have many Honda models that are perfect for pet parents and their furry family members, such as the 2018 Honda Fit, the 2018 Honda Odyssey, and the 2018 Honda Pilot. When you find the specific model that appeals to you the most, we’ll talk to you about our current new Honda deals that may help you save money.

As a pet owner, you probably want your next vehicle to have certain features. A sliding door like you’ll find on the new Honda Odyssey is a typical sought-after feature as is a liftgate like the one you’ll see on the 2018 Honda Pilot. These features make it easy for larger animals to get in and out of vehicles. A sliding door or liftgate also makes it much easier for pet parents to load crates and other pet supplies in their automobiles.

While it may not automatically come to mind, rear legroom is another thing that comes up often as a requirement for pet owners. This is particularly true if they have a small dog. For a small dog to safely exit a vehicle, the animal will normally have to get out in two stages. Stage one will be landing on the floor and stage two is jumping out of the car. In order for a pet to pull off that kind of exit safely, ample rear legroom is required.

Many pet parents want their cars to have comfortable seating in the back. While small dogs may be content to curl up in a bucket seat, larger dogs often prefer bench seats that they can stretch out on.

No matter what kind of pet-friendly vehicle you want to get, you’ll find what you’re looking for at our Richmond, KY Honda dealership. Visit Gates Honda to find and finance a pet-friendly Honda car today.

Current Service Specials at Gates Honda

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, February 19th, 2018 at 3:52 PM

One of the best things about being Richmond, KY Honda car dealers is that we get to help you save money on the services you need to keep your vehicle running the way it’s supposed to. You don’t need to drive a Honda car to take advantage of our service specials. You just have to print off the service coupon you want to redeem and give it to one of our factory-trained technicians when you bring your car into our Honda service center.

It’s easy to find our service specials on our website. Just click on the Service & Parts tab above and then select Service Coupons. We change our service specials often so be sure you check our Service Coupons page regularly.

When you visit our Honda dealership, you’ll see that we sell a nice variety of tires. We don’t just sell Bridgestone and Michelin tires that are perfect for Honda cars. We sell a wide variety of tires that are great for any make or model. When you visit our Honda tire center and present the relevant coupon, we’ll meet or beat our competitors’ prices on the same tires.

While knowing you won’t overpay for tires at our convenient location will give you peace of mind, you can keep some extra money in your pocket if you need a tire rotation. Right now, we have a coupon for a tire rotation with a free brake life inspection for just $14.95 on our website.

If you’re a member of the military, you can redeem a coupon to get 15 percent off any parts or service purchase up to $100 while this offer lasts. Visit our Service Coupon page to print your money-saving coupon now!

Believe it or not, we currently have even more service coupons that you can redeem in our Honda service center. Make an appointment to bring your car into our Honda service center near Lexington, KY  and let the savings begin today.

Go Far in a 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 3:49 PM

Whenever you want to see new Honda cars, you should take a ride over to our Honda dealership near Berea, KY to see the latest Honda models in our new car inventory. When you do, we’ll help you find a Honda vehicle that will suit your lifestyle and fit your budget. If you’re interested in an affordable, hybrid Honda automobile that has advanced safety features, the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid should be at the top of your must-see list.

The new Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is offered in two roomy, nice-looking trims, Standard and Touring. Each trim is equipped with a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that works with an electric motor and a 17 kWh battery pack. This combination produces 181 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque.

While the hybrid sedan’s engine is largely used to generate electricity to recharge the car’s battery pack, it will move the vehicle on its own in certain conditions. The sedan’s battery pack can be recharged in just 2 ½ hours using a 240-volt, level 2 charger. The vehicle can be driven in two modes, hybrid or electric, giving Kentucky drivers freedom to adjust depending on their driving needs.

The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has three driving modes, which include Normal, Econ, and Sport. Each driving mode is compatible with the car’s HV mode, which maintains the battery’s charge.

The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is equipped with Honda Sensing. Honda Sensing is a suite of advanced safety and driver assistive features, which include a front collision warning and automatic emergency braking system, a lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and lane keeping assist.

To see the other features on the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, visit Gates Honda today!

Re-Commit to Your Car’s Maintenance This Year

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 5:50 PM

If keeping up with your car’s maintenance schedule was one of your New Year’s resolutions and you’ve already fallen behind, don’t beat yourself up. Just re-commit to your vehicle’s maintenance now.

As Honda car dealers serving Berea, KY, we can tell you that adhering to your automobile’s routine maintenance schedule as closely as possible is the smartest thing you can do to avoid potentially costly, avoidable repairs down the line. It’s also the best thing you can do to preserve your vehicle’s resale value and prolong its working life.

Sticking to your car’s routine maintenance schedule is an effective way to keep your car’s overall service costs as low as possible. AAA estimates that a typical driver can save an average of $100 per service appointment just by keeping up with their routine maintenance. Over the course of your automobile’s life, saving $100 per service appointment can really add up.

While every routine maintenance task is important, some are more crucial than others. One of the most pressing maintenance tasks you should never overlook is getting your oil changed. Clean oil is an essential fluid your car needs to run properly in the short- and long-terms. When you have your oil changed at our Honda dealership, be sure you have your oil filter changed as well.

Having your vehicle’s tires rotated regularly is another essential car maintenance task you shouldn’t postpone if you can avoid doing so. If you don’t rotate your tires often enough, they can wear unevenly, which can negatively influence your gas mileage and force you to replace your tires prematurely.

If you’re behind on your automobile’s routine maintenance, don’t panic! Just make an appointment to bring your car into our Richmond, KY Honda service center so we can get you caught up. Make plans to visit us at Gates Honda for some routine maintenance now.

Capable and Versatile: The 2018 Honda Ridgeline

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 3:29 PM

If you’re trying to find a Honda vehicle that best suits your needs, we encourage you to take a look through our new car inventory online or in person. When you do, you’ll quickly see that we have many new Honda models at our convenient location that suit a wide array of different lifestyles.

If you’re looking for a Honda automobile that’s comfy, capable, and versatile enough to be a daily hauler or a work truck, you needn’t look beyond the 2018 Honda Ridgeline. There’s a reason Travis Langness, an editor at Edmunds, describes the pickup as “the most well-rounded midsize truck on the market today,” after all.

Available only with a crew cab, the new Honda Ridgeline is offered in six attractive trims: the RT, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E, and Black Edition. The RT model comes with front-wheel drive exclusively, while the top two trims only come with all-wheel drive. The Sport and RTL trims are eligible for both front- and allwheel drive.

Every Honda Ridgeline trim is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that generates 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The truck’s engine is paired with a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission.

If you buy or lease a higher trim when you visit our Richmond, KY Honda dealership, your pickup will have more standard features. Even though that’s the case, the base Honda Ridgeline model still has plenty of sought-after standard equipment. The base trim’s standard features include a tow hitch, a push-button start, a dual-action tailgate, Bluetooth® connectivity, a rearview camera, and a five-inch interface.

If you’re already impressed with the 2018 Honda Ridgeline, you’ll be even more dazzled when you get behind the wheel of this pickup truck and see how it handles the road. To take a new Honda Ridgeline for a test drive, visit Gates Honda today.

Is the 2018 Honda Fit a Fit for You?

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, December 15th, 2017 at 6:43 PM

If you’re looking for new Honda cars, why don’t you head over to our location to check out our inventory of the latest Honda models? As you’ll see, our new car inventory includes many body styles and trims, which ensures we have a Honda automobile that will support your lifestyle perfectly.

Being Richmond, KY Honda car dealers, we can assure you that the 2018 Honda Fit is a vehicle that appeals to drivers with a wide array of lifestyles. Versatile, efficient, comfortable, and loaded with the latest safety and technology features, there’s plenty to love about the new Honda Fit.

The Honda Fit is offered in four attractive trims, the LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L. Each Honda Fit model has what’s often referred to as a “Magic Seat.” This seat enables drivers to maximize their cargo space while also providing a comfortable spot for someone riding in the back.

The 2018 Honda Fit is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that’s paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or a smooth-shifting continuously variable automatic transmission. When it’s equipped with the continuously variable automatic transmission, the engine in the Honda Fit produces 130 horsepower and 113 lb-ft of torque.

No matter what trim you decide to buy or lease from our Honda dealership near Lexington, KY, your vehicle will be a well-appointed automobile. As standard, you’ll find a rearview camera, automatic headlights, LED taillights, keyless entry, a five-inch display, and Bluetooth® connectivity.

Are you ready to see if the 2018 Honda Fit is a fit for you? Stop by Gates Honda to find out today. We can be contacted at 859-353-6992 and at our convenient location at 1180 Dr. Robert R Martin Bypass in Richmond, KY.

Why Buy Certified Pre-Owned at Gates Honda

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at 5:49 PM

At Gates Honda, we know that buying a new Honda model like the Honda Pilot in Richmond, KY can be a financial burden, but we also know that you want the safety and reliability that comes with a new car. That’s why at Gates Honda we offer so many certified pre-owned Honda options to choose from.

Our certified pre-owned cars for sale come with a free Vehicle History Report. This way, you’ll know all that you need to know about the car, also for a price that won’t break the bank.

Every pre-owned Honda model that comes through the door is given a 182-point inspection, and only the cars that pass earn the title of certified pre-owned. Along with all these benefits, when you drive away in a certified pre-owned vehicle, you’ll also receive a seven-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty.

With all of these factors, you can make sure you’re getting a quality car. You also won’t have to think twice about if you spent too much on the car that you love!

Considering the amount of new and used cars to choose from, you’re sure to find something that works for your lifestyle and budget here at our Honda dealership near Berea, KY. You can learn more about our Honda certified program and take a look through our inventory before you even step foot into our dealership via our website.

If you’d like to schedule a test drive of one of our Honda pre-owned cars or SUVs, contact Gates Honda today! We can be reached at 859-353-6991, and we are located at 1180 Dr. Robert R Martin Bypass in Richmond.

Finance your Next Honda Vehicle at Gates Honda

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 9:44 PM

When you’ve been looking high and low for a cars for sale that you’re going to love, look no further than all of the options at Gates Honda! Whether you want new or used, our inventory is stacked with a car that will meet your needs as well as your budget.

The new 2018 Honda Accord could be the right one for you, with the stylish sedan look and all of the Honda Sensing™ safety features you could ask for. Looking for something a little bigger? Take a look at the brand new 2018 Honda CR-V. This incredible SUV has room for five people and all of their cargo, and there’s a reason it has been our most popular Honda SUV, so you’ll have to see it for yourself.

Now that you know exactly which new Honda car is going to be perfect for you and your family, let Gates Honda help you learn more about car financing options. With our online payment calculator, you can enter how much you’re going to put down towards your new vehicle and we’ll let you know how much you can expect to pay per month. Save time before heading to the dealership by filling out our online credit approval form as well.

We can’t wait to get you into a new Honda car near Winchester, KY and we’ll help you every step of the way. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 859-353-6991 or fill out our contact us form online! Ready for a test drive? Schedule one online or come on over to the dealership at 1180 Dr. Robert R. Martin Bypass in Richmond, KY. We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon!

The 2018 Honda Civic Comes Cruising In

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, November 10th, 2017 at 9:41 PM

Everyone knows Honda cars are reliable and a great investment, so when you’re ready to hop into a new Honda check out the 2018 Honda Civic at Gates Honda. The new Honda Civic has three different body styles—sedan, coupe, and hatchback–so there’s sure to be a 2018 Honda Civic perfect for your lifestyle. Although the looks of the 2018 Honda Civic are sure to turn heads, it’s not the only thing it has going for it. From the outside to deep under the hood, this vehicle has it all.

The sedan model has six different trim levels: LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L, Touring, and Si. Some of the main features include a six-speed manual transmission, automatic climate control, multi-angle rearview camera, and Available Honda Sensing® technology, which is a collection of safety features that will alert you of things on the road you may miss. The EX trim level adds on remote Engine Start & Smart Entry along with many other great features. In the Honda Civic EX-L, you’ll have the choice of adding in a Navigation System to your 7-inch touchscreen interface.

Under the hood, the standard engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that gets 158 horsepower and 138 lb.-ft. of torque. But the most impressive engine is equipped in the 2018 Honda Civic Type R hatchback: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that gets 306 horsepower and 285 lb.-ft. of torque.

This classic Honda model is a go-to for everyone looking for something safe, reliable and eye catching. We can’t wait to have you try one out for yourself! With our Honda financing calculator, and online financing application, you can find out how much you can expect to pay each month for your brand new 2018 Honda Civic before heading into the dealership. Contact Gates Honda today to learn more!

Military Discount Program at Gates Honda

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 3:21 PM

If there’s one thing we’re really committed to here at your local Honda dealership, it’s our customers. We welcome one and all to browse our inventory, sign up for financing, and service your vehicle. Our customers stem from all types of backgrounds, and today we’d like to highlight our military personnel.

Let us start out by saying that we truly value everything that our servicemen and servicewomen do. We greatly appreciate their sacrifice day in and day out, and as a way to show our gratitude, our Honda dealership in Richmond, KY offers a Military Discount Program. If you are currently serving or have served in the Army, Marines, Air Force, or Navy, you are eligible to take advantage of this offering. We want to accommodate our devoted Americans as best as we can, which is why we implement this great program for our military customers.

Regardless of what you’re in the market for, we will assist in finding you the perfect new Honda car, SUV, or truck that suits you and your lifestyle. On our lot, we have some of the most popular cars for sale, such as the Honda Odyssey, the Honda Pilot, and the Honda Civic. However, we also carry a variety of Honda pre-owned cars as well that are just as impressive and may be more affordable than a new model.

Should you have any questions regarding our Military Discount Program, we encourage you to contact us at Gates Honda. Our phone number is 859-353-6991, and our address is 1180 Dr. Robert R Martin Bypass. We are more than happy to address any questions that you may have. And once again, we thank all of our military customers for your service!