Take a Drive in the 2019 Honda Passport

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 at 1:32 PM

With the back to school season upon us here at Gates Honda in Richmond, KY, you need a vehicle that can get you from Point A to Point B without issue. Whether you need a car that can handle the car-pooling lane or the busy highway, we recommend the all-new 2019 Honda Passport for all your future commutes.

If you’re in the market for a new SUV that has plenty to offer, take a look at the 2019 Honda Passport. This all-new, third-row Honda SUV offers a spacious interior with plenty of passenger space, comfortable seating, off-road agility, and several smart storage compartments. The 2019 Honda Passport is available in four trim levels: Sport, EX-L, Touring, and Elite. Each model comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that puts out 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, so you can get where you need to be without breaking a sweat. With its available torque-vectoring all-wheel drive and nine-speed automatic transmission, you’ll have no problem conquering bumpy roads.

Notable standard features on the 2019 Honda Passport Sport include 20-inch wheels, LED headlights, tri-zone automatic climate control, and keyless access and ignition, so you can unlock and start your vehicle without having to use your keys. As far as safety goes, expect the best of the best from the 2019 Honda Passport Sport, including lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning. If you upgrade to the 2019 Honda Passport EX-L, you can enjoy several unique tech features like Bluetooth® wireless connectivity, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, and a large eight-inch touchscreen.

If you want to experience one of the most comfortable and versatile SUVs on the market today, visit our Honda dealership in Richmond, KY to test drive the 2019 Honda Passport. We hope to see you soon!

Fulfilling Your Back to School Needs

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at 3:07 PM
Image of a blue 2019 Honda Passport driving on a city street.

Now that we’re wrapping up summer and looking toward the fall season here in the Richmond, KY area, it’s time to start planning for back to school. Whether you’re a parent who needs a car that can haul kids and cargo or you’re a college student looking for a new car, we can help.

Here at Gates Honda, we’ve got a fantastic selection of new and used Honda models perfect for all of your back to school needs.

Are you a parent who needs a vehicle large enough to fit everyone and everything inside while staying relatively compact? Check out the all-new 2019 Honda Passport. This Honda crossover is a brand-new model for the 2019 model year. It’s based on the larger 2019 Honda Pilot and features a spacious interior comfortable seating, and many smart storage compartments. Check out the 2019 Honda Passport EX-L which adds a power liftgate, sunroof, leather upholstery, and smartphone integration.

Looking for a well-rounded car that will easily get you off to college? How about the 2019 Honda Civic. The Honda Civic excels for excellent fuel economy, incredible ride quality, many standard advanced safety and tech features, and a roomy cabin. We recommend checking out the Honda Civic Sport trim which comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. However, the hatchback offers a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque.

In addition to new models, we also have plenty to offer when it comes to used models. We offer several models under $15,000 for the budget conscious shoppers, as well. Furthermore, college grads can save even more with our college student discount when they shop at our Richmond, KY Honda dealership. Visit us today for all your back to school needs!

How to Handle Road Hazards

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, August 9th, 2019 at 7:19 PM
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Good driving means that you’re being responsible and paying attention to the road all around you. With modern vehicle safety technology, it’s easy to get complacent. We rely a lot on advanced driver safety features like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts. And while those features are beneficial, it’s imperative that you, as the driver, practice proper driving tactics.

There are many road hazards that you’re likely to encounter living in the Richmond, KY area. From bikers to children to weather, we here at Gates Honda have experienced it all. That’s why we want to highlight some common road hazards and what you can do when you encounter one.

We’ll start with extreme or poor weather conditions. When you encounter poor weather conditions, you must adjust your driving style. Slow down and drive at a safe speed that matches the traffic flow. Keep extra distance between the cars in front of and behind you. Always keep your windows and windshield clean. A dirty windshield can really impair your visibility.

If you find yourself stuck in bumper to bumper traffic, it’s necessary to remember that there’s little you can do to speed it up. Instead, work on protecting yourself and your vehicle. Keep extra distance between you and the car in front of you. If you encounter a reckless driver always slow down and let them pass.

When driving in a pedestrian area, always assume that they’re not aware of you and drive extremely cautiously. It’s better to be a little late than it is to get into an accident. The same goes for construction roads and debris on the street, always slow down and safely maneuver around an obstacle.

For all your vehicle needs, like Honda service, be sure to visit us today. We’ll help you get back on the road in no time.

How to Care for Your Car This Summer

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at 5:28 PM
Image of a 2019 Honda CR-V parked in a driveway with a family walking away.

The heat is on here in the Richmond, KY area, and with summer in full swing, keeping up on car maintenance is essential. Whether or not you have a new car like the 2019 Honda Passport, ensuring that your vehicle is up to the task of staying cool is extremely important during the summer months.

Here at Gates Honda, we want to help you get the most out of your vehicle during the summer months. That’s why we’re providing a few tips on how to care for your car and keep cool. Take advantage of our summer car care tips once you’ve found your new ride during our Honda Summer Spectacular event.

Summer car care isn’t difficult, and keeping up on it can make all the difference. One particularly essential area that you’ll want to keep an eye on is your coolant system. In addition to checking the level of coolant in your car, take some extra time to inspect the state of the hoses and your coolant reservoir. Your coolant system keeps your engine cool, which is why it’s so important to keep it in good shape. Our Honda service technicians would also be happy to check on this for you.

Your vehicle’s other fluids are also essential. Regularly check your engine oil, brake fluid, and power steering fluid. During the hotter months, your fluid is extra susceptible to outside influences like the heat and debris from the road.

Keeping yourself cool is also paramount. While driving with the windows down is nice, your air conditioning can keep you cool and alert while driving. If you notice your air conditioning isn’t working like it should, visit our Richmond, KY Honda service center today.

Keeping cool isn’t that hard with a little work this summer. However, if you need any professional assistance like an oil change or battery replacement, be sure to visit us. Our service technicians will get you back on the road in no time.

Go Outdoors with These Honda Models

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, June 28th, 2019 at 6:15 PM
Image of a silver 2019 honda Ridgeline in the woods.

Living in the Richmond, KY, area means that we have plenty of access to the great outdoors. However, to get the most out of the wild you need a vehicle that’s up to the task. Luckily, here at Gates Honda, we’ve got an incredible selection of outdoor-ready vehicles.

To help you narrow down your search, we’re highlighting some of our favorite features on two of our most popular outdoor models.

Let’s start with the 2019 Honda Passport. This 2019 Honda model is all new this year, which means that it’s got only the latest features and design elements. If it looks familiar to you, that’s because it’s based on the larger three-row Honda Pilot, another great outdoor vehicle. We love it because of its spacious interior with plenty of passenger space, comfortable seating, and enhanced off-road ability. Cargo space comes in at 41.2 cubic feet behind the second row and 77.9 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. It has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. Powering the 2019 Honda Passport is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that puts out 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.

Next up is the 2019 Honda Ridgeline, the Honda response to pickup trucks. Pickups make some of the best outdoor vehicles, and this Honda model is no exception. The 2019 version is part of the second Honda Ridgeline generation introduced in 2017 and features a superior ride with exceptional handling, a unique two-way tailgate bed, and a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system with an independent rear suspension.

If you’re looking to get outdoors this summer in the Richmond, KY region, we invite you to stop by Gates Honda to explore all your outdoor-ready options like the 2019 Honda Passport and 2019 Honda Ridgeline. We’re confident that we can find the right vehicle for your needs. Visit us today.

What to Expect from Honda in 2020

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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The 2019 Honda Fit is a fan favorite here at Gates Honda for its subcompact stature and unique nature. While it’s not as roomy as the 2019 Honda CR-V or 2019 Honda Passport, the Honda Fit brings plenty to the table for drivers looking for efficiency.

Honda automakers want to keep this little car the fan favorite it is. That’s why the 2020 Honda Fit, which will debut at the Tokyo Auto Show later this fall, is getting all the treatments as it enters a new generation.

As part of the next-generation upgrade, the new Honda Fit is getting a bit of a redesigned look to the exterior. From the few photos we’ve seen, it appears that the upcoming model is going to be bolder and sportier looking, featuring a prominent front fascia.

While we have yet to get an authentic look at the interior, it seems like Honda automakers have done a lot of work to give drivers and passengers a more pleasant experience. The dashboard features a sleek horizontal two-toned appearance, vertical air vents, and a high-mount infotainment screen that elegantly rises out of the dash.

The new Honda Fit isn’t the automaker’s only project, however. It seems that Honda is ready to move into production on the Honda e, the final stage of an all-electric model we have only seen in prototypes, then called the Honda Urban EV.

It’s still uncertain when, or if, we’ll see the new Honda Fit hybrid model or the new Honda e here in the Richmond, KY area, but we’re confident that our favorite automaker will continue to provide us with plenty of fantastic options. For now, stop on by to shop current models for sale like the 2019 Honda Accord.

See What Real-Life Clients Have to Say about Gates Honda

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at 7:46 PM
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Whether you’re interested in one of our pre-owned Honda models or you’re thinking about buying or leasing one of our new Honda vehicles, we encourage you to visit our Richmond, KY Honda dealership. We’re not the only ones who think it’s a good idea for you to do business with us. Our clients think it’s a wise move, too.

In today’s connected society, most consumers trust online reviews as much as they trust the recommendations they get from their friends, family members, and coworkers. While that simple fact may intimidate other car dealers, it thrills us because we’ve earned an enviable 4.9 out of five stars rating on Dealerrater.com thanks to the reviews our clients have written about our Honda dealership.

Here are some of the reviews our valued customers have shared online:

“…They were able to get me the lowest price so that I could buy the car I wanted, without any pressure!” – Dcofieldr

“I had a very good experience at Gates Honda. I bought a used Honda [car] for my daughter…there was no pressure to buy. We test drove several vehicles. I am glad I went to their dealership and would go back.” – G Brown

“The salesman was very informative and easy going. I never felt like I [was] pushed into anything. I had a great buying experience and I found the perfect van for my family. I’ll definitely come back in the future if I ever need another vehicle. I highly recommend anyone looking for a great used Honda [vehicle] to check them out.” – Mikron

“The entire Gates Honda family…[was] so personable and informative! A GREAT car buying experience!! Will definitely go there again and recommend them to others!” – Buggman122

To see why so many drivers are happy with their experience when they buy one of our new or pre-owned Honda vehicles, visit our Honda dealership near Berea, KY today.

Save When You Lease a Family-Friendly Honda Vehicle at Gates Honda

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at 7:43 PM
Image of a blue 2019 Honda CR-V parked in a city.

Now that summer’s right around the corner, you may want to shake things up a bit. What better way is there to make a change than to have a new Honda vehicle in your driveway? To save when you lease a new Honda car, of course!

Right now, we’re giving everyone looking for a family-friendly automobile the chance to save on some of our most popular Honda models. Do you want to have a great-looking Honda sedan at your disposal? If that sounds like a good idea, we invite you to lease a 2019 Honda Accord. While our deals last, qualified motorists can lease a new 2019 Honda Accord Sedan CVT LX for 36 months for as little as $199 per month.

Available as a sedan and a coupe, the 2019 Honda Civic is another great option. Boasting sleek looks and plenty of standard features, including the Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety and driver assistive features, the new 2019 Honda Civic should be at the top of your must-see list. If you qualify, you can lease a 2019 Honda Civic Sedan CVT LX for only $175 per month for 36 months.

Like the new Honda Civic, the 2019 Honda Pilot deserves a spot on your must-test-drive list. Roomy, nice-looking, and feature-rich, there’s plenty to love about the 2019 Honda Pilot. To see if you’re eligible to lease a 2019 Honda Pilot 2WD EX-Lfor $315 per month for 36 months, hurry over to Gates Honda.

We have some great lease deals on the 2019 Honda CR-V and the 2019 Honda Odyssey, too. If you want to see if you qualify for them, contact our Honda finance center near Lexington, KY now.

Don’t miss out on our current lease specials! Head over to Gates Honda so you can jumpstart summer in the driver’s seat of a new Honda vehicle.

How to Get an Auto Loan at Gates Honda

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 4:32 PM
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At Gates Honda, we want to put you in the perfect vehicle for your needs, whether that is a new Honda model or one of our used vehicles. Regardless of which vehicle you purchase, however, you will need to sort out financing options. This is where Gates Honda can make things smooth and easy for you.

While securing an auto loan may seem like a daunting task, it really isn’t that bad when you break it down. It helps if you do some work in advance, however. The first thing you should do is request a copy of your credit report from the three leading credit reporting agencies. You should look over each report to make sure it’s accurate. If you notice any mistakes, you need to take action to have them corrected.

Next, you need to create a budget. You should approach your budget with a dual mind set. First, you need to determine the amount you can afford to put down when you purchase a vehicle. You then need to figure out how much you can afford to pay on your car loan every month. Keep in mind that your loan payment will not be the only automotive expense you’ll need to cover every month. You’ll also need to pay for fuel, insurance, and maintenance.

With your budget set and your credit reports accurate, it’s now time to get pre-approved for a loan. You can submit an application to get pre-approved by Honda Financial Services on our website. Alternatively, you can swing by our Honda dealership near Lexington, KY to work with our finance experts directly.

Whether you want a new or pre-owned vehicle, we make the car loan process easy at Gates Honda. Stop by today!

Excellent All-Around: the 2019 Honda Accord

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, April 8th, 2019 at 3:22 PM
Image of a white 2019 Honda Accord driving on a city street at night.

Drivers who are in the market for a new car are encouraged to check out our extensive inventory of the latest Honda car models. When you find the model you want to buy or lease, look through our new Honda deals to see if we have a special that can help you save money.

The 2019 Honda Accord is a five-passenger sedan that can be described in a seemingly countless number of ways. “Roomy,” “thoughtfully designed,” “sporty,” and “loaded with features” are just a handful of the words our customers use to describe the tenth-generation Honda Accord.

The new Honda Accord is available as a gas-only car and a hybrid vehicle. The gas-only variant is offered in five trims, including the LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The sedan is eligible for two engines.

As your local Honda dealer near Winchester, KY, we’re proud to tell you that every new Honda Accord trim is outfitted with an array of advanced safety features. These features include the following:

  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Forward Collision Warning and an Automatic Emergency Braking System

The 2019 Honda Accord has a bevy of comfort and convenience features to go along with its enviable safety features. On the base trim, you’ll enjoy Bluetooth® connectivity, a seven-inch touchscreen, a USB port, and a sound system that has four speakers. If you step up to the Sport trim, your car will have Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and a larger touchscreen.

The EX model adds another USB port, keyless entry and ignition, and a blind spot monitor. Driver memory settings and leather upholstery are some of the features you’ll discover on the EX-L model, while the Touring trim boasts parking sensors, an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot, and a wireless mobile phone charger.

To see how excellent the 2019 Honda Accord is all-around, visit Gates Honda today.