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2014 Acura RLX with Jewell Eye Headlights

This is an Acura First. These LED headlights are designed for both beauty and practicality. The “Jewel Eye” look is a trade-mark of the all-new 2014 RLX. They will also be available later this year on the all-new 2014 MDX. Most likely, overtime, they will become available across the Acura lineup.

These headlights are polished so they have a beautiful, stunning look without needing to be turned on. But when they are on, they have outstanding clarity. 20 total lights shine in slightly different angles to cast a brilliant light both straight ahead and also down into the area that fog lights would normally cover. As a matter of fact these new headlights render fog lights obsolete.

A benefit of any LED light is their energy efficiency. These lights will last up to 10 times longer than the standard halogen light and up to 5 times longer than HIDs. There will be less of a power draw on the car which can enhance fuel efficiency.


Smail Acura Awarded 2013 Dealer of the Year for Acura in Pennsylvania


Each year Dealer Rater recognizes a select number of car dealerships across the U.S.A for outstanding customer satisfaction as expressed through independent reviews posted on Dealer Rater.

For the second year in a row, Smail Acura is proud to announce they have been awarded the 2013 Dealer of The Year of Acura in Pennsylvania.  This award is given based on the feedback our customers give our dealership when leaving a review on Dealer Rater. 

We thank you for each and everyone of your reviews and we will stay focused at exceeding your expectations!


2014 Acura RLX on Display at Smail Acura in Greensburg

The 2014 Acura RLX is here at Smail Acura In Greensburg!  Stop down, check it out and take it for a test drive before the RLX goes on sale March 15, 2013.

The 2014 Acura RLX is the most powerful, spacious, and technologically advanced Acura sedan ever. Powered by an all-new 310-horsepower direct-injected V-6 engine, and featuring an array of Acura signature technologies, including Precision All-Wheel Steer™, Jewel Eye™ LED headlights, and the next generation of the AcuraLink® connected car system, the RLX fulfills Acura's commitment to creating "the synergy between man and machine" and delivers new levels of technology-enhanced performance, comfort and convenience in Acura's flagship sedan.

The new RLX reaches higher and farther into the high-end luxury sedan market with an incredible array of advanced safety, driver-assistive, and information and media technologies, including the standard next-generation AcuraLink™ connected car system, and Multi-Angle Rearview Camera; along with available Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Blind Spot Information (BSI) system. Safety systems available on the RLX include technologies such as Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS), Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).
2014 Acura RLX near Pittsburgh PA

Jewel-Eye LED HeadlightsJewel-Eye™ LED headlights with auto on/off
Capless Fueling
Power heated side mirror with reverse interlocking autotilt down (with tilt down in reverse function) and expanded view driver’s mirror
Aluminum hood, front fenders, door skins, bumper beams, floor pan and steering column mounting beam
Power tilt/slide moonroof
Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
Smart Entry (front doors and trunk) with Push Button Start

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Smail Acura Awarded the Dealership of Distinction Award for 2012


Dealership of Distinction

Smail Acura is the only Acura Dealership in Western PA to win this award 8 Times!

We are proud to be among those named a 2012 Dealership of Distinction.

Acura has a long history of rewarding its dealerships for outstanding performances.  But of all the recognition bestowed on Acura Dealerships, one stands above the rest - being named a Dealership of Distinction.

This coveted honor is exclusive to only the top Acura Dealerships across the country, based on their achievement of operational excellence and extraordinary client service.

Smail Acura is the only Acura Dealership in Western Pennsylvania to win this award 8 Times.  We invite you to experience for yourself the unique advantages of working with a Dealership of Distinction.  Our award winning team is ready to ensure that owning your next Acura vehicle is a rewarding experience to you.

Ask The Experts: Battery Low Message


What does the Battery Charge Low or the Battery Low messages on my dash mean when they come on?
For vehicles equipped with the Battery Management System , this message occurs when the battery’s State of Charge (SoC) , has dropped below a predetermined level. The message is intended to inform you that the battery requires charging to guarantee proper performance under all conditions (extremely cold conditions, high electrical system demands, etc) .

What conditions make the Battery Low message appear?
Extended time spent with the ignition on , but the engine not running. Driving short trips repeatedly without a longer trip between them . Running high-demand electrical accessories, such as seat heaters, can make this situation even worse. Extremely cold weather is also hard on the battery.

How does the Battery Management System Work?
The system constantly looks at the battery’s charge level and determines the optimum charging rate for the current conditions in the vehicle. It provides a first indicator of low battery charge; so the system m ay occasion ally display “ BATTERY CHARGE LOW ” or “ BATT LOW ” on your dashboard when your battery falls below its optimum level of charge. This helps to ensure that fuel economy and battery life is both maximized. 

What should I do if the Low Battery message comes on ? Does it mean that my battery needs replaced?
If you see the BATTERY CHARGE LOW or BATT LOW message, don ’t panic. It simply means that the battery’s charge is lower than it should be. This can be fixed by taking longer trips between shorter trips, minimizing unnecessary electrical accessor y usage (such as power seats) during short trips, and spending less time using electrical accessories while the engine is not running.

150x150_SmailAcuraFor Help or Questions on Servicing your Acura Vehicle:
Call Gabe Leonard at 724-834-1160

Or Visit:
Smail Acura
Greensburg PA 15601 

My current Acura RDX doesn’t get the Gas mileage that I was hoping for. How does the new RDX compare?

Answer: The new 2013 RDX AWD represents a vast improvement in gas mileage. The EPA estimates an average of 27 mpg hi-way for the new RDX while it estimated an average of 22 mpg on the outgoing 2012 RDX AWD. The new RDX also does not require 91 octane but does recommend it. Also the new RDX does not require fully synthetic oil.

2012 Acura RDX
2013 Acura RDX




Getting Started with Acura’s Bluetooth Hands Free Link

Hands-free-linkMany driver’s these days are enjoying the many benefits of Bluetooth technology. It’s convenient and it’s safe. Just by using the phone interface on the steering wheel one can make or take a cellular phone call. No need to take your hands off the wheel to dig around through a purse or pocket while trying to navigate safely through traffic. That’s the beauty of this technology, it’s all about the safety.

Acura introduced their version of in-car Bluetooth back in the fall of 2003. It came on the 2004 Acura TL and was a standard feature for that car. In fact, the ’04 Acura TL was the first car ever to offer the feature as standard equipment. The technology has come a long way since then. So have the cell phones. What used to be a relatively simple set up procedure has become slightly more complicated with the advent of the “smart phone”. Unfortunately these smart phones can leave many of us feeling dumb when it comes to initially setting up (pairing) the phone for the first time. This blog post is dedicated to the principle of knowing what resources Bluetooth car owners (especially Acura owners) have at their disposal.

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See & Be Seen- Acura ILX

From September 11th through Semptember 25th, Pittburgh's See and Be Seen hosts Carly and Rob from will be driving the all new 2013 Smail Acura ILX. They will be traveling around Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas tweeting, and blogging about where they are and what they are doing, along with their personal thoughts on the vehicle. This is an awesome way to introduce this car in a very informal public manner.  Please stay tuned for fun and interesting infotainment as we follow Carly and Rob over the next 2 weeks.


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What Makes an Acura Certified Vehicle?

CPO_PreOwnedLogo_WHITEOften when you are looking to buy a pre-owned vehicle questions will come up about the history and condition of the vehicle. Some questions might be regarding if the car has ever been in an accident or how much warranty is left. You will want to know if the vehicles was maintained well and how many owners it has had. This is where a manufacturer backed CPO program becomes a valuable benefit to the consumer.

CarfoxTo certify an Acura the vehicle must pass the manufacturer’s thorough 150 point check list. The vehicle can be no older than 6 model years and cannot exceed 80,000 miles. Any parts used during the reconditioning must be Acura original equipment. A Carfax for each vehicle must be available for the client to inspect. The Car fax is beneficial because it can show if the vehicle was ever in an accident or of it has any open service bulletins or recalls. Also the car fax can help bring to light chronic issues with a vehicle through the service history such as major mechanical problems.

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