Shop for Your Next New Acura Model Online at Acura of the Rio Grande Valley

You can shop for the new Acura of your dreams from the comfort of home. Our Acura dealership serving San Juan, TX and McAllen offers a vast array of online tools that can help you navigate the shopping process well before you even set foot in our showroom. You can browse our inventory, calculate payments, and more without ever having to make an extra trip to our dealership.

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Why Buy a Used Acura Vehicle in San Juan, TX?

Many drivers want the experience of driving a luxury vehicle, but a brand-new one is not always the best financial decision. That's why it makes sense for drivers around Edinburg, TX, to choose a used Acura, a brand with a reputation for reliability, safety, and performance over the years. When you shop our used inventory here at Acura of the Rio Grande Valley, you can find the luxury car or SUV you've always wanted.

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Cruise Around San Juan, TX, in a New 2022 Acura MDX Type S

The new Acura MDX Type S is a great contender for the competitive ranks of classic, big luxury SUVs. Its Type S badging indicates a sportier ride that dusts standard models in every category. It's got the looks, engine, and lush interior styling to back up its claims. Plus, it'll more than deliver when you test-drive it around McAllen. Now it's your turn. Take a look at the new Acura MDS Type S at Acura of the Rio Grande Valley.

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Refinance or Trade? The Pros and Cons

The processes of refinancing or trading in your car each have their unique pros and cons. Depending on your situation, either arrangement might suit you. How do know which is best for you? Our Acura of the Rio Grande Valley team offers this brief guide.

Pros and Cons of Refinancing

When you refinance your car, the pros are:

  • You may qualify for a lower interest rate
  • You can negotiate a different loan length or term

The cons are:

  • Your credit might not be sufficient to refinance
  • Your existing loan contract might contain prepayment penalties

Pros and Cons of Trading In…

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Tips for Buying A Used Car

Many people buy a used car because they want to save money. However, there are several things that you have to take into consideration when you are buying a used car. Even though used cars are not as expensive as new cars, you should still set a budget prior to going car shopping. You may also want to consider getting a certified pre-owned vehicle. A CPO vehicle is used, but it has meet certain standards that are set by the manufacturer and dealer. They have also been inspected.

A CPO vehicle will give you the peace of mind knowing that…

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Are Summer Tires Better Than All-Season Tires?

Summer tires have some advantages over all-season tires, but you’ll have to look at your tires closely to see the difference. Summer tires are also called performance tires because they’re made with a sticky tread compound that prevents hydroplaning, even when roads are extremely wet.

So which tires are better for your driving experience? It all depends on the traction control you need. All-season tires have special tread as well, but it only performs moderately well or slightly average on wet roads. All-season tires are designed for traction in all kinds of weather, 

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Why Tire Pressure Matters

Have you ever driven around with low tire pressure thinking it is not a big deal? We are all guilty of it, but the reality is we should take low tire pressure seriously. Although it might seem like a minor detail, low tire pressure can affect your vehicle substantially. From reduced fuel economy to handling inefficiency to safety concerns, the effects of reduced tire pressure are endless. In fact, low tire pressure can be the result of a serious accident that could be avoided by addressing the issue promptly.

Safety is the top concern for vehicles with low tire pressure…

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How to Clean Your Engine

Grime can mask potential engine problems. That's why the service department at Acura of the Rio Grande Valley recommends cleaning your engine periodically to ensure that technicians can see all engine components clearly. Here's how to do the job yourself.

Make sure the engine is cool as you can damage components when spraying with water. Cover electrical components, such as the battery, with plastic to prevent water from reaching those areas. Remove the negative terminal on the battery before covering it. Thoroughly spray the engine with a degreaser, and then use a small brush to remove 

 

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Protecting Yourself in a Roadside Emergency

No one likes roadside emergencies, but you can handle them better if you have the proper emergency kit on hand. The staff at Acura of the Rio Grande Valley suggests that you assemble an emergency kit to keep inside your vehicle in case you have roadside difficulties. Here are the items you should consider.

You can buy pre-made kit online or you can put together your own. If you decide to do the latter, make sure that you at least have items like a flashlight, jumper cables, multipurpose tool, road flares, first aid kit, road flares, a blanked, bottled water…

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