Graduates Can Get a New Honda Car from Us

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 at 8:28 PM

Are you getting ready to graduate from college this spring? If so, we want to offer you our hearty congratulations! We’re proud of your accomplishment and we wish you the best in your professional endeavors.

One way you can celebrate getting your degree is by visiting our Honda dealership near Lexington, KY to check out our extensive inventory of new Honda cars. When you arrive, you’ll see that we have many Honda models that are perfect for recent graduates, such as the 2018 Honda Fit, the 2018 Honda CR-V, and the 2018 Honda Civic.

If you’re just getting ready to graduate from a college or university, it’s likely that you haven’t had time to establish a credit history yet. When you purchase and finance a vehicle like a 2018 Honda Fit near Winchester, KY, your car loan will be reported to the agencies that determine what your credit score is. If you make your loan payments on time, you’ll establish a positive credit history and earn a respectable credit score over time.

Having a good credit score is important because it will make it easier for you to borrow money for other things, such as a house or townhome, in the future. With some employers considering a prospective employee’s credit score as a pre-condition to making a job offer, having a solid credit score is also important when it comes to securing a job.

If you want to finance a new Honda vehicle like a 2018 Honda CR-V, our talented finance professionals can help. We work with people who have no credit or poor credit every day. If you haven’t established a credit history yet, let us help you do so by submitting an application for a car loan to our Honda finance center serving Berea, KY and nearby areas. If you’d rather talk to our finance experts in person instead of applying online, visit Gates Honda today.

How to Lower the Cost of Your Car Insurance

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 4:08 PM
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When you get your car insurance bill, you may wonder, “Is there a dealership near me where I can pick up some tips to lower my auto insurance premium?” If you’ve asked yourself that question, you simply have to visit our Richmond, KY Honda dealership to get some advice about lowering your premium.

Drivers are required to have car insurance in every state except one, so not having auto insurance isn’t an option for the vast majority of motorists in the United States. While you must have insurance in many cases, it doesn’t mean you should pay more than you have to for it.

If you want to lower your car insurance premium, there may be a few things you can do. Bundling different kinds of insurance with a single carrier may qualify you for a discount on your car insurance, for example. If your homeowners insurance is with one company and your car insurance is with another, consider moving one of your policies so that they’re with the same carrier.

If you can afford to pay more out of pocket if you have to file an insurance claim, you may want to raise your policy’s deductible. Your deducible is the amount you’ll pay before your insurance kicks in when you file a claim. In general, the higher your deductible is, the lower your premium will be because your insurer will have to pay less on a claim. It’s only advisable to raise your deductible if you can afford to pay more without putting a strain on your finances.

If you drive less than the average number of miles per year or you carpool to and from work, you may qualify for a low mileage discount. Contact your insurance company to see if you’re eligible for a low mileage discount, especially if you drive less now than when you originally applied for car insurance.

For more tips about how you may be able to lower your insurance premium, contact Gates Honda.

The Basics of Leasing a New Honda Car

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 4:27 PM
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If you’re thinking about getting one of the new Honda cars we have for sale or lease, we encourage you to visit our convenient location. We’ll help you find a Honda vehicle that will support your lifestyle and fit your budget when you arrive at our Richmond, KY Honda dealership.

After you decide which Honda model you want to get, you have to decide whether you want to buy or lease the automobile. Since you can’t make this decision without being familiar with leasing, we thought it would be a good idea to share some basic information about what leasing entails.

Leasing is basically the long-term equivalent of renting a car. A lease only lasts for a set number of months. Once your lease expires, you’ll need to return your vehicle to the dealership you leased it from.

A lease is a binding contract that typically includes a few restrictions. One common restriction is a limit on the maximum number of miles you can drive every year. Your lease will also include provisions about the manner in which you need to maintain your automobile. If you drive too many miles or your fail to maintain your vehicle in keeping with the mandates in your lease, you’ll have to pay a penalty when your lease is up.

Leasing is often advisable if you don’t drive more than the average number of miles per year and you don’t use your automobile for activities that may cause excessive wear and tear, such as going off-roading. Leasing is also a good idea if you’re on a strict budget because lessees normally don’t have to put as much down as someone who buys a car does and they often have smaller monthly payments.

If you’d like to learn more about leasing, we encourage you to contact our Honda dealers near Lexington, KY. Regardless of whether you want to lease or buy, we invite you to visit our location whenever you’re in the market for a Honda car.

See What Real-Life Clients Say about Gates Honda

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at 3:06 PM
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As Richmond, KY Honda car dealers, we know we serve a market that’s much bigger than our local area. We serve every car owner and lessee no matter where they’re located and regardless of whether they drive a vehicle produced by the Honda brand.

Our clients have noticed how hard everyone at our Honda dealership works to provide the best customer service possible. Whether you’re a repeat client, you’re visiting our location for the first time, or you contact us from another city or state, our goal is to always exceed your expectations.

You don’t have to take our word for it. You can read reviews of our Honda dealership on trustworthy websites like DealerRater.com. Here are some of the reviews we’ve received on various review websites:

“We…started getting messages that something was wrong with our car. We Googled and found Gates Honda. The sign said their service department was closed. A young attendant greeted me and took me directly to the General Manager, David Lail. I asked if he knew any service place that might be open…He said let me see what I can do! He called an off-duty service technician…who came and repaired our car. During the wait, we were treated like royalty…My wife and I want those in your area to know what a great dealership they have in Gates Honda.” – Pastor Bruce Turner

“I am very pleased with the used vehicle purchase. The price was just below market, the car is in excellent condition, and I received free delivery to my house 4 hours away at no additional charge. I was able to close the deal over the phone and the staff was always very professional and timely with responses.” – Chris Kohler

“I have bought three vehicles from Gates Honda. Each time it’s gone well. Staff is very friendly…and helpful.” – Tina Messer

To see why our clients have such great things to say about our Honda dealership near Lexington, KY, visit Gates Honda today.

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.