All About the 2019 Honda Insight

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 4:05 PM
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If you’d like to buy or lease a Honda vehicle, make sure you check out our new Honda deals. As you look through our current incentives, you’ll see that we have deals on some of our most popular Honda car models. One automobile that’s a great deal for anyone who wants to reduce the size of their carbon footprint is the 2019 Honda Insight.

All-new for the 2019 model year, the Honda Insight is offered in multiple trims which include the LX, EX, and Touring. The five-passenger hybrid sedan is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that’s paired with a lithium-ion battery and two electric motors. This system produces 151 horsepower and 197 lb.-ft. of torque.

When you visit our Honda dealership near Berea, KY, you’ll see that every Honda Insight trim is outfitted with some laudable advanced safety equipment. This equipment includes adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and a forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking system.

While the higher trims have even more comfort and convenience features, the LX model has a generous list of equipment in its own right. The base trim has a multi-angle rearview camera, a five-inch color display, and automatic climate control, for example.

If you step up to the EX trim, your sedan will have a blind spot monitor, an external trunk release, an eight-inch touchscreen, Android Auto™, and Apple CarPlay™. The Touring trim has all those features and adds a moonroof, navigation, a premium sound system, and heated seats.

Any driver who wants to reduce their carbon footprint and lower their fuel costs should take a look at the 2019 Honda Insight. Feature-rich, great-looking, and efficient – there’s plenty to love about this all-new Honda sedan. Head over to Gates Honda to take your next Honda vehicle for a test drive today.

Is Buying Gap Insurance the Right Move for You?

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at 4:44 PM
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When you’re looking for cars for sale near Lexington, KY like the ones we have in our inventory, you may hear people talk about gap insurance. While you may be tempted to tune out those discussions because you already have car insurance, you might want to pay attention to what’s being said. That’s because gap insurance is different than your standard auto insurance.
As you probably know, your standard car insurance policy will reimburse you for the current value of your vehicle if your car is stolen and remains missing or your automobile is destroyed. The problem some drivers face is that the fair market value of their car may be less than what they owe on their auto loan.

The purpose of gap insurance is to pay the difference between the market value of your vehicle and what you owe your lender. Unless your loan balance exceeds the limits in your gap insurance policy, this type of coverage can prevent you from having to pay anything out of pocket if your automobile is stolen or totaled.
If you visit our Honda dealership in Richmond, KY, we’ll explain that purchasing gap insurance is the right move for some drivers but not others. Drivers who don’t have car loans and motorists who only have a small balance on their current auto loan don’t need gap insurance.

Motorists who put very little down when they bought their vehicle and people who leased their automobile may want to buy gap insurance. Individuals who bought a vehicle that will depreciate fast might want to purchase gap insurance, too. If your car loan will last five years or longer, it’s often a good idea to get gap insurance.
To learn more about when it’s a smart move to get gap insurance and when it’s a good idea to go without this coverage, contact Gates Honda today.

Stay Safe on the Road This Winter

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 at 4:45 PM
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As one of your local Honda car dealers serving Berea, KY, we can tell you that every driver needs to make some adjustments to the way they drive when winter arrives. It doesn’t matter if you’re a new or seasoned driver. It also doesn’t matter if you drive a 2019 Honda Pilot or an older model. Wintry weather changes the way we all have to drive, or it should if you want to stay safe on the road.

Here are some tips you can use to stay safe when wintry weather strikes:

  • Refrain from using cruise control when the roads are slick
  • Keep your gas tank at least half full to prevent your gas line from freezing
  • Make sure your tires are properly inflated
  • Don’t use your parking brake when it’s cold, raining, or snowing
  • Increase your following distance from three to four seconds to at least eight to 10 seconds when the roads are wet or covered in snow or ice
  • Avoid parking on a hill
  • Accelerate, stop, and turn slower than you do when the roads are dry
  • Make sure your vehicle is ready for wintry weather by making an appointment to bring it into our Richmond, KY Honda service center before the weather turns
  • Put an emergency kit in your vehicle in case you get stranded for any reason
  • If you don’t have to go out, stay home

While driving in wintry weather can certainly present some challenges, it’s a lot easier when you feel confident behind the wheel. And confident is how you’ll feel when you’re in the driver’s seat of a new Honda vehicle.

From the new Honda Pilot to the 2019 Honda Fit, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline, and many more – we have all the latest Honda models at our Honda dealership. Head over to Gates Honda to buy or lease a new Honda car today.

The 2019 Honda CR-V Has Arrived at Gates Honda

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at 6:21 PM
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We’re thrilled to tell you that the 2019 Honda CR-V recently joined the lineup of new Honda cars at our convenient location on Dr. Robert R Martin Bypass. Since it arrived at our Honda dealership near Lexington, KY, the new Honda CR-V has gotten a lot of well-deserved attention.

The 2019 Honda CR-V is a roomy crossover that has comfortable seats for five adult passengers. You don’t have to worry about passengers riding in the back being cramped because the crossover has plenty of legroom for passengers in the front as well as the back.

The new Honda CR-V is offered in several great-looking, versatile trims, LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. All of the trims are available with either front- or all-wheel drive. The LX model is powered by a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine while the higher trims are equipped with a more powerful 1.5-liter turbo-4 engine.

No matter what trim you decide to buy or lease, your 2019 Honda CR-V will have supportive seats, ample cargo room, and a conveniently low lift over. The crossover offers a fantastic view of the road, too.

Beginning with the EX model, the new Honda CR-V is outfitted with a forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking system, active lane control, and adaptive cruise control. The higher trims also have a seven-inch touchscreen that’s compatible with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ instead of the base trim’s five-inch touchscreen. The top trims have a power driver’s seat, heated front seats, and a power moonroof, as well.

Clearly, the 2019 Honda CR-V has a strong value proposition regardless of the trim you choose to buy or lease from our Richmond, KY Honda dealership. To learn more about the new Honda CR-V, visit Gates Honda to take the crossover for a test drive today.

What Should I Do When My Lease Is Getting Ready to Expire?

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, November 19th, 2018 at 11:47 PM
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Do you want to lease one of our new Honda cars, such as the 2018 Honda CR-V or the 2019 Honda Odyssey? If so, it’s wise to learn what you’ll need to do when your lease is getting ready to expire before you sign your contract. Knowing what’s expected of you toward the end of your lease will make turning in your leased automobile much less stressful.

In general, the end of lease process begins about 90 days before a lease expires. Around that time, your lessor will contact you to remind you that your lease is coming to an end. Your lessor or an independent third-party will also contact you to arrange a vehicle inspection. During that inspection, an inspector will look for signs of wear and tear that are above normal or what’s reasonably expected.

What’s normal wear and tear? It’s wear and tear that won’t cost more than average to fix.

After the inspection, you’ll receive a list of all the instances where the inspector noticed excessive wear and tear. You can either repair these problems on your own or you can pay the dealership to address them when you surrender your automobile.

Because there’s so much riding on the pre-return inspection, you should prepare for it. Wash your automobile and have the inside detailed. Make sure you return everything you took out of your car to your vehicle. Some of the things that may have to be returned include your owner’s manual, spare tire, and fuel funnel if your car doesn’t have a gas cap.

To learn more about what you’ll need to do as the end of a lease draws near, contact our Honda dealership near Lexington, KY. Wait, we have an even better idea! Stop by Gates Honda today.

Celebrate the Holidays in a 2019 Honda Pilot

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 4:01 AM

Can you believe the holiday season is already underway? If you’re trying to think of a great way to kick off the holiday season, we suggest you buy or lease a 2019 Honda Pilot. Since it arrived at our location, the 2019 Honda Pilot has quickly become one of the most popular Honda car models in our new car inventory.

Why are so many drivers drawn to the Honda Pilot? There are plenty of reasons, beginning with the SUV’s roomy, versatile cabin. The new Honda Pilot is a midsize, three-row SUV that has comfortable seats for eight adult passengers.

Another reason a lot of motorists are attracted to the Honda Pilot is that the SUV comes with some sought-after advanced safety features on every trim. The SUV’s laudable list of safety features includes a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, a front collision warning and automatic emergency braking system, a road departure intervention system, lane keeping assist, and automatic high beams.

The SUV’s appearance is yet another reason why many drivers are interested in the Honda Pilot. For the 2019 model year, the Honda Pilot is offered in five attractive trims, LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite. No matter which trim you decide to buy or lease from our Richmond, KY Honda dealership, your SUV will have a lot of desirable comfort and convenience features.

Even the base trim comes with a five-inch touchscreen and USB ports. If you want more tech features, you’ll want to step up to the EX model. The EX trim is equipped with a larger touchscreen, Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay™, and satellite radio. This trim also has a standard blind spot monitor and a rear cross-traffic alert.

To celebrate the holidays in a vehicle you’re sure to love, visit Gates Honda to check out the 2019 Honda Pilot today.

Is Your Vehicle Ready for Fall?

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 8:31 PM

If you’re interested in buying or leasing a vehicle, you should look through our extensive inventory of new Honda cars. While our inventory is sure to impress you, our new Honda offers are even more impressive. To see if you’re eligible for one of our new car specials, contact our Honda finance center near Lexington, KY now.

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Honda Cars That Are Great for Camping

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Sunday, October 7th, 2018 at 3:34 PM

What do you enjoy doing during the fall? Do you tailgate, leaf peep, or attend as many fall festivals as you can? While all those things are fun, camping is also a favorite activity for many drivers this time of year.

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Questions We Hear Often at Gates Honda

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, September 17th, 2018 at 10:13 PM

We enjoy being Honda dealers because we get to meet new motorists and talk with existing clients every day. We’re happy that so many drivers feel comfortable asking us questions. It doesn’t matter if you drive a Honda vehicle or a car produced by another brand, we’re always happy to answer whatever automotive question is on your mind.

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What’s New on the 2019 Honda HR-V?

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, September 6th, 2018 at 8:10 PM

If you’re trying to find a Honda vehicle, you should swing by our convenient location to see the automobiles in our new car inventory. When you arrive, you’ll see that we have cars from the 2019 model year lined up beside vehicles from the 2018 model year.

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