Check Out the Body Styles We Sell and Lease

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, March 8th, 2019 at 8:59 PM
Image of a green 2019 Honda Odyssey parked on a boardwalk.

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
Image of a white 2019 Honda Passport SUV towing an ATV near a lake.

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
Image of a gray 2018 Honda CR-V parked in front of a glass building.

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
Image of a gray 2019 Honda Insight parked at a lookout point, with a young couple standing in front of it.

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
Close-up image of a car tire in the snow.

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
Image of a dark green Honda CR-V SUV parked in the snow.

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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