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Important Tips for Preventing Your Car from Being Easily Stolen

It’s important to stay informed as a car owner, and our dealership wants to be your trusted resource. We want you to know how to prevent your car from being stolen in San Juan, TX.

For starters, don’t give thieves an unplanned opportunity. Many car thefts occur simply because owners make it easier, such as leaving their keys in the ignition or leaving the engine running while quickly going into a convenience store. Avoiding both of those scenarios may help to prevent the crime from ever occurring. Do you have an anti-theft device?  

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Reasons Why You Need a Blind Spot Monitor

Our vehicles at Acura of the Rio Grande Valley come with unique safety features, including the option of a blind-spot monitor. Normally when you are changing lanes, you check your mirrors multiple times before turning. Still, you remain cautious and worried due to the blind-spots in your vehicle. By choosing a vehicle with a blind-spot monitor, you will be warned visually or audibly the moment another vehicle enters your blind-spot.

Many vehicles in our new Acura inventory have multiple sensors and cameras placed diligently around the vehicle. 

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Learn About LATCH Evaluations for Your Child's Car Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has raised the standards for securing car seats in vehicles. Over the past few years, IIHS has required vehicle manufacturers to make installation improve ease-of-use. Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) makes installing car seats easier and ensure that children are properly secured.

LATCH Systems Keep Your Child Safer

Many vehicles were rated for their ease-of-use and did poorly before the LATCH ratings system. Since then, newer cars have earned higher ratings.  

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Explore the 2020 Acura RDX at Acura of the Rio Grande

If anyone could point to a single vehicle segment and say that it is the one that every driver feels like is a must-have, it's the compact SUV. Compact SUVs are ideal for a variety of reasons, including sedan-like handling, stellar cargo capacity, and robust performance. However, you know what's better than a compact SUV?

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The 2020 Acura MDX is Available Now at Acura of the Rio Grande

The next-generation of Acura is officially upon us, and it is an exciting time to be in the market for a new luxury vehicle. As SUVs continue to dominate the conversation around McAllen, the brand-new 2020 Acura MDX has arrived with excitement surrounding it at a fever pitch. This new three-row midsize SUV features a powerful engine that pairs with an equally strong fuel economy and handling that makes even the most ordinary daily commute feel anything but.

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How to Use a Roof Rack

Roof racks are present on most types of vehicles and are useful for transporting additional items or sporting equipment while on the road. The racks are easy to use, whether you need to bring along a kayak or a few extra suitcases.

You'll need to attach the box or container when it's empty to ensure it's easy to lift onto the vehicle without getting injured. Get the help of another person to avoid accidents due to the weight and size of the item. The container should be measured in advance to ensure it can fit onto the…

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How to Make a Sensible Decision for Your Teen's First Car

There are many challenges your teen will face throughout their life. One of the most significant will be staying safe as they drive around town. To help them conquer this challenge, it's essential to choose a vehicle that will keep them safe in any condition they may face. At Acura of the Rio Grande Valley, we offer these tips to help you choose a car that will do just that.

Perhaps the most critical information to consider is the crash test ratings of the vehicle you are considering. This data can help you quickly narrow down your options and…

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What to Do After a Vehicle Collision

Sooner or later, virtually every driver becomes involved in an accident with their vehicle. Collisions are emotionally draining, even when they are minor. If you are involved in one, it's important to remember the following tips.

If you are uninjured, the most important thing to do is check to see if anyone else in your vehicle is hurt and to call for emergency help if they are. Following this step, make sure your vehicle and those of the other motorists involved can be moved to a secure place, such as the side of the road, to exchange information safely…

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Why Android Auto is a Great Feature

Android Auto is among the most popular features available in most new cars today. It allows you to use your voice to send text messages, make calls or use apps on your smartphone. This allows you to keep your focus on the road as opposed to touching screens or looking for a button on the steering wheel.

If you aren't sure where you are going, Google Maps is there to help. It allows you to get directions in real time as well as traffic updates and other important information. Using this feature, you are less likely to get stuck…

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Are You Guilty of Distracted Driving?

Although we seldom care to admit it, most of us are guilty of distracted driving, whether we realize it or not. At Acura of the Rio Grande Valley, we want to keep you as safe as possible when you’re on the road, so we’re here to offer some tips on how to not drive distracted.

  • If you’re a multi-tasker, do it before you get behind the wheel.
  • Any phone calls or texts should be done prior to driving.
  • Do not eat or drink when driving. 
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