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
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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.

Everything You Want to Know about the 2019 Honda Insight

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 4:21 PM
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“Spacious,” “quick,” and “excellent” are all words we hear people use after they’ve gone for a test drive in the 2019 Honda Insight. Since we added the all-new Honda Insight to our extensive inventory of the latest Honda car models, the five-passenger sedan has turned a lot of heads for all the right reasons.

The 2019 Honda Insight is a hybrid vehicle that’s offered in the following trims: LX, EX, and Touring. Every trim is powered by a powertrain that includes a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, an electric motor, and a lithium-ion battery. This system produces 151 horsepower and 197 lbs.-ft. of torque.

As Richmond, KY Honda dealers who share the area’s roadways with you, we’re proud to tell you that the all-new Honda Insight is equipped with a suite of advanced safety features. For the 2019 model year, these features include a driver attention monitor, a traffic sign reader, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and a forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking system. That’s a pretty impressive list, isn’t it?

If you’re impressed by the sedan’s safety features, you’re sure to be wowed with all the comfort and convenience features you’ll find on the 2019 Honda Insight. The base trim boasts active noise cancellation, a rearview camera that offers multiple views, keyless ignition, Bluetooth® connectivity, and a USB port.

The EX model adds Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, another USB port, an eight-inch touchscreen, and a blind spot monitor. In you buy or lease the Touring trim when you visit our Honda dealership near Berea, KY, you’ll enjoy an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, a navigation system, heated front seats, a sunroof, and fog lights.

If you’re ready to go for a test drive in a well-equipped, hybrid Honda car, head over to Gates Honda to hit the road in a 2019 Honda Insight today.

Check Out the Body Styles We Sell and Lease

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, March 8th, 2019 at 8:59 PM
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Shopping for an automobile should be a lot of fun. Unfortunately, looking for a new car can be overwhelming at times because of all the different body styles and models that are available in the marketplace. You can take some of the stress out of the car buying process by researching different kinds of cars and choosing the body style you want to get before you visit a dealership.

When you visit our Honda dealership near Lexington, KY, you’ll see that our Honda lineup includes a variety of body styles. If you’re shopping for a car for a young driver, you may want to look through our Honda sedans. The sedan is a perennially-popular body style that has four doors and a full-size trunk. While some models have seating for four, most sedans can accommodate five passengers.

If you’re a college student, you may want some additional cargo space because you might have to move at the end of each school year. The 2019 Honda Fit is a five-door hatchback that has plenty of room for you to transport your stuff from one location to another.

Parents may find they need even more cargo space than a hatchback can provide. Drivers who need more cargo room and a vehicle that can accommodate more than five people should consider buying or leasing a 2019 Honda Odyssey or a three-row 2019 Honda Pilot. Minivans and SUVs like those vehicles are great picks for larger families.

Motorists who want a comfortable truck that can stand up to the jobsite will want to take a 2019 Honda Ridgeline for a test drive. This capable truck is versatile enough to handle the jobsite as well as a night out on the town with your friends.

To find the body style that’s best for you, visit Gates Honda now!

The All-New 2019 Honda Passport Is Ready for Your Next Adventure

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 4:24 PM
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Drivers who wanted an adventure-ready Honda vehicle were limited to the 2019 Honda CR-V, 2019 Honda Pilot, and the 2019 Honda Ridgeline until recently. Now that the 2019 Honda Passport has been added to our inventory of the latest Honda models, you have yet another versatile Honda automobile to choose from.

The all-new Honda Passport sits below the 2019 Honda Pilot and above the new Honda CR-V in Honda brand’s lineup of capable SUVs. The Honda Passport offers a fantastic blend of on-road refinement and off-road abilities.

The five-passenger Honda Passport is constructed using the Honda brand’s Global Light Truck platform. The SUV has a fully-boxed floor construction. The SUV also has a fully independent suspension which enables the SUV to perform on- and off-road wonderfully.

The 2019 Honda Passport has a higher ground clearance and wider stance than the three-row Honda Pilot. The all-new Honda Passport boasts best-in-class passenger and cargo space, and it has a “basement” cargo area. This convenient space is great for stowing dirty gear after outdoor excursions or hiding valuables during road trips.

While the 2019 Honda Passport is off-road ready, the SUV is still available with many comfort and convenience features. An in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and wireless phone charging are just examples of the sought-after features the Honda Passport is offered with.

If you’re ready to be the owner or lessee of a 2019 Honda Passport, we invite you to submit an application for financing to our Honda finance center near Lexington, KY now. To take an all-new Honda Passport for a test drive, head over to Gates Honda. We can’t wait to see you behind the wheel of an off-road ready 2019 Honda Passport soon.

Why Purchase a Certified Pre-Owned Honda Vehicle?

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at 10:10 PM
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Drivers who’ve purchased one of our used Honda cars know that buying previously owned vehicles provides some key benefits. A lower purchase price and reduced registration fees and insurance premiums are just a few of the benefits that normally accompany the purchase of a previously owned automobile.

If you want to enjoy all those benefits and more, then consider buying one of our certified pre-owned Honda cars. It’s a smart move, because our CPO Honda vehicles provide even more convenient benefits.

When you visit our Richmond, KY Honda dealership, we’ll tell you that confidence is the biggest benefit you’ll get from owning a certified pre-owned Honda vehicle. To become certified pre-owned, an automobile must be six years-old or newer and it must have fewer than 80,000 miles on its odometer. The vehicle must also pass a grueling 182-point inspection performed by factory-trained technicians. Knowing your car satisfied these requirements will assure you that you’re making the right decision to buy a certified pre-owned Honda vehicle.

As the owner of one of our Honda certified pre-owned vehicles, you’ll enjoy being covered by a Seven-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Warranty that begins on the car’s original in-service date and you’ll also receive a 12-Month/12,000-Mile Non-Powertrain Warranty. The latter warranty is effective from the expiration date of the car’s original warranty or, if that warranty has already run its course, the date you purchase your certified pre-owned car.

You’ll be happy to know that the coverage on a certified pre-owned Honda car is transferable, which can help you if you sell your vehicle. You’ll be just as happy to know that you’ll enjoy complimentary roadside assistance throughout the length of your car’s warranty.

Would you like to learn more about the benefits that come with being the owner of one of our Honda certified used vehicles? If so, visit Gates Honda or give us a call today.

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.