Acura Type S to Return, Turbo V-6 On The Way

By ccamara | Posted in New Acura Models, News on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at 8:06 PM

Acura-2002-Type-SAcura will bring back its well-loved Type S performance brand, launch a new turbo-charged V-6 engine and expand A-Spec sports styling to all its core models.

Acura made the announcement at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Jan. 15, in conjunction with the unveiling of the all-new 2019 Acura RDX. The experts at Speedcraft Acura in West Warwick can answer any of your questions. Read the rest of this entry »

2019 Acura RDX Unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

By ccamara | Posted in News, RDX on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at 8:07 PM

2019-Acura-RDX The popular Acura RDX luxury crossover has undergone the most extensive redesign in a decade, and the automotive press is buzzing.

The Acura RDX’s sleeker exterior styling and completely new interior design was revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Jan. 15. The new RDX is expected to go on sale in 2018 as a 2019 model, and the experts at Speedcraft Acura in West Warwick will answer any of your questions.

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Acura Winter Service Reminders, Deals

By ccamara | Posted in Acura Maintenance, Safety on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 8:06 PM

Acura-maintenance-repairsWinter is tough, but luckily your Acura can take it.

The snow, ice and frigid temperatures make driving more challenging and proper maintenance essential. The factory-trained and certified service technicians at Speedcraft Acura in West Warwick are available to help with any number of issues, including windshield wiper replacement, headline replacement, tire rotation and pressure checks, heating systems, oil changes, transmission services, battery replacement and more. Read the rest of this entry »

Advantages of Certified Pre-Owned Acura Models

By ccamara | Posted in Certified Pre-Owned, Warranty on Thursday, January 4th, 2018 at 9:37 AM

Acura-certified-preownedIf you want a nearly new car and limited risk, a certified pre-owned Acura may be right for you.

To be certified, the Acura vehicle needs to meet specific age and mileage requirements – only vehicles less than 6 years old with under 80,000 miles are accepted into the program. Acuras also must pass a rigorous, 82-point inspection, which will earn it a limited warranty backed by Acura. A thorough appearance inspection scrutinizes inside and out to ensure that every vehicle upholds the luxury and sophistication of the Acura name. Read the rest of this entry »

Comparison: 2018 Acura MDX vs 2018 Lexus RX 350L

By ccamara | Posted in MDX, Model Comparisons, New Acura Models on Sunday, December 24th, 2017 at 11:07 PM

Answering customer demand for third-row seats, Lexus has responded with its new RX 350L, but the 2018 Acura MDX has 7.4 inches more leg room and twice the cargo capacity. Plus, it costs thousands of dollars less.

Our friends at Edmunds have given the MDX a 4-star review: “Great value and an available hybrid* version help the MDX stand out among three-row luxury SUVs.” The team of automotive specialists at Speedcraft Acura in West Warwick can answer any of your questions. Read the rest of this entry »

Which Acura Models Have AWD?

By Speedcraft Auto Group | Posted in AWD, MDX, RDX, Safety, TLX on Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 12:55 AM

As snow and icy conditions approach, car buyers start thinking about improving their odds on the road with Acura’s AWD vehicles. The friendly experts at Speedcraft Acura in West Warwick can help you decide which model to choose. Read the rest of this entry »

New Year’s Eve 2017 Events, Providence RI

By Speedcraft Auto Group | Posted in Local News and Events on Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 12:52 AM

fireworks-new-years-eveAre you having trouble making plans for New Year’s Eve? We’re here to help! Check out this list of New Year’s Eve 2017 events in Providence, R.I. Start your New Year off right.

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Redesigned 2018 Acura TLX: Sporty but Safe – Speedcraft Acura

By Speedcraft Auto Group | Posted in TLX on Saturday, November 25th, 2017 at 6:23 PM

2018-Acura-TLXThe redesigned 2018 Acura TLX comes with a long list of standard features, and bolder, sportier styling. Find it at Speedcraft Acura in West Warwick.

The 2018 Acura TLX has a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from NHTSA, 5-Star ratings in every Frontal Crash and Rollover Test. Its ACE body structure is four to five times stronger than traditional-grade automotive steel. It’s also the only vehicle in its class to offer a full suite of safety and technology features.

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AcuraWatch Boosts Safety, Lessens Hassles for Drivers

By Speedcraft Auto Group | Posted in Safety on Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 8:22 PM

AcuraWatch-trafficA data analysis of traffic patterns over the years says the best time to leave for your Thanksgiving destination is 6 a.m. the Sunday before the holiday. The best time to go home is 6 a.m. Friday.

That advice, coming from Google, means spending five days with loved ones for a one-meal holiday. Many can’t bear the idea of that much togetherness, nor can they take that much time away from work, which means driving at less-than-ideal times. Let AcuraWatch ease some of the hassles while bolstering safety in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Technicians at Speedcraft Acura in West Warwick can answer any questions you may have.

AcuraWatch is an entire network of sensing technologies that work together to constantly gather information and offer warnings when necessary. In certain situations, AcuraWatch even takes action, such as applying the brakes in an emergency.

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The sensing technologies offered in the AcuraWatch system include adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking, road-departure mitigation, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, and a multi-view rear camera that gives you a bird’s-eye view of the vehicle.

Combining alert driving with AcuraWatch can help drivers get through the worst holiday traffic. Google warns that traffic only gets progressively worse after 6 a.m. Sunday. Traffic can choke heavily traveled routes, like the I-95 corridor, adding hours to your trip. The worst times to drive are right before and after Thanksgiving (Wednesday and Friday) at 3 p.m.

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A few other tips: Plan your route ahead of time, and make a Plan B if traffic gets too bad. Bring along an E-ZPass for the tolls, as well as plenty of snacks and water, and be sure to fill up on gas before you hit the road. Also brush up on tips to handle hazardous road conditions during icy or stormy weather.

There’s no doubt that the Thanksgiving holiday is the busiest travel time of the year, but with a bit of travel planning, you may ease some road trip headaches.

Now is the Best Time of Year to Buy a New Acura

By Speedcraft Auto Group | Posted in New Acura Models on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 12:52 PM

2018-Acura-TLX-ExteriorThe best time to buy a new Acura is now. Dozens of lease and finance offers are available at Speedcraft Acura on RT2 West Warwick.

It seems “end of year” timing for new car purchases is the only area of agreement on the much-debated topic. Edmunds, which offers auto information, reviews and advice, says there are “as many theories on this topic as there are days in the year.” Some say the end of the month is best; others say buy at the end of the day; some say bad weather days are best. Edmunds says there’s a grain of truth in all of those ideas, but if your main goal is to buy or lease at the best price, December will give you a “perfect storm” of savings.

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At Speedcraft Acura, you will find an incredible selection of vehicles, including ILX, MDX, RDX, RLX and TLX, and a team of experts to help you at every step of the way. From paperwork to the financing, everything is simple and seamless. Customers love our no-nonsense approach.

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After all is said and done, Edmunds advises buyers to think about your needs, not your timing. “Car buying can be stressful, and it can take more than a month to go from deciding what to buy to actually closing the deal.” Why pressure yourself? Do your research and buy when you’re ready, but if you’re ready now you’ll save big.