Spring has finally arrived! The Sun has started to break through the dreary winter clouds and we can finally shed our winter coats. You may have even started to plan your upcoming family vacation! But before you hit the road, make sure you are prepared for what life may throw at you so that your time away from home is as relaxing as it can be.
- Prepare your home for your absence – Check with your neighbors to see if they can keep an eye on it while you are gone. Make sure electronics are unplugged and to turn off the lights and anything requiring regular care is taken into account.
- Notify your financial institutions of the trip – A quick call to your bank or credit card provider to notify them of your trip will prevent being locked out of your account due to “suspicious” activity. It just takes a couple minutes and will save a headache later.
- Pack Smart – Keep your luggage to a minimum to allow space for anything you buy along the way. Pack versatile and comfortable clothes just in case a quick change is needed at any point. Additionally, if your journey is made in the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas, BMW X7, or the Honda Passport, you should have plenty of extra room for those belongings while also being comfortable. With top of the line technology and safety features, family vacations have never looked so good at a price that cannot be beat.
- Travel Insurance – With travel insurance, you will have peace of mind knowing that if a setback occurs during the trip that everything will be alright. Between insuring your valuables, repairs, and even having to make the tough decision to head home early, travel insurance will help. It only costs a few dollars a day and is well worth it.
- Don’t forget the snacks! – Save time and money by avoiding gas station stops. You can also pack healthier options than just sugary and salty treats.
The best way to enjoy your trip involves having peace of mind and living in the moment. Avoid the headaches, plan ahead, and travel comfortably with your family!
The time has finally come! The all-new 2019 BMW X7 has arrived in Lexington and available for purchase. BMW has developed a new SUV that competes with the Audi Q7, Lexus LX 750 and Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class.
Unlike anything else in the BMW SUV lineup, the X7 has new appeal, with the automakers largest grille ever designed. In addition, the large 21-inch standard wheels on both trim levels are definitely eye catching.
Inside, he X7 comes standard with seating for seven across three rows of seating. You also have the option for a six-seater configuration with all-electric Captain’s Chairs. The standard Heated Front Seats can be made even more comfortable with available Ventilated and Massage options. Passengers can also enjoy optional Heated Rear Seats.
All-in-all, the First Ever BMW X7 is the next level of comfort, luxury and performance.
Reserve your test drive today by visiting https://www.donjacobsbmw.com/test-drive-cars-lexington-ky or reach out personally to our BMW Sales Manager, Johnny Wells at (859) 260-2623 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Explore more about the 2019 BMW X7.
BMW has presented yet another sedan with quality and class. The new BMW 750i M Sport represents a modern take on contemporary luxury. With the technical innovation and high quality details for both passenger and driver, it speaks technical emotion within the cabin and on the road.
On the exterior, the precise lines and sculpturing of the body is captivating. Surging front. Extended side-view. Powerful rear. It’s natural presence is dominating from all angles. Functionally, it has innovation ahead of it’s time. With such features as BMW Gesture Control, BMW Laserlight and BMW Touch Command, the 7 series is setting the bar for future standards of luxury.
Enjoy this video featuring the 2019 BMW 750i M Sport, available at Don Jacobs BMW in Lexington, Kentucky. The ins and outs presented by BMW Sales Consultant, Alex Freeman, will have you on the edge of your seat and wanting to get behind the wheel.
Visit us in store at Don Jacobs BMW. Located at 2689 Nicholasville Road in Lexington, just a mile away from Fayette Mall. Or visit online at www.donjacobsbmw.com.
Bottom line – it is literally freezing in Central Kentucky! The below freezing temperature we are experiencing are not ideal but also unavoidable. If you have ever wondered how the sub-zero temps affect your car, here are some interesting facts and tips about your car in the frigid temps:
“Can my Gasoline freeze?”
Gasoline can freeze at anywhere between -40 to -50 degrees Fahrenheit.
You can aid in preventing you gas from freezing by keeping your tank as close to full as possible.
“Is my battery frozen?”
Not impossible, but more than likely, it is not. According to our amazing service teams here at Don Jacobs, it is possible that your battery can die due to the cold temperatures if it is already weak.
A 100%, fully charged battery is the best bet. At 100%, it would take a temperature of -76 to freeze it.
“My windshield wiper fluid is frozen, now what?”
Your windshield wiper fluid is more than likely a combination of water and methanol. When mixed, it freezes at -20 degrees Fahrenheit.
There are a few tips to combat frozen wiper fluid: let your car warm up first, park in the sun or in a garage or simply wait for an upcoming warm day. Afterward, add a lower temperature wiper fluid to help dilute the leftover fluid in the system.
Winter Service specials are available now for Volkswagen, BMW and Honda. Click Here to get your Don Jacobs Service Coupon Today!
The 2019 BMW M850i has brought the 8 Series back to life, last produced over two decades ago!
This vehicle represents the epitome of driver-oriented vehicles. Everything from the stance and styling to the 4.4L twin-turbocharged V6 engine pushing out 523 horsepower has been carefully created with the driver at the lead. What do you think about the M850i as the ultimate driving experience?
0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. This Sunset Orange Metallic car with beauty and excitement has been made with driver in mind! With unmatched style and performance and pure motor sport muscle, you will hear a distinct and unique exhaust notes as the g-force keeps you in your seat!
The M850i has both heritage and innovation to thrill all car enthusiasts’ experiences! Click here for the official BMW Review.
Learn more about this vehicle at www.donjacobsbmw.com/vehicle-details/new-2019-bmw-m850i-xdrive–lexington-ky-id-27267288
At Don Jacobs Honda, we believe that if a salesperson or service technician is not going the extra mile for our customer, then we are doing something wrong. You can expect nothing less from Honda Sales Manager, Bryan Wytiaz. When asked what he enjoys most about his role as Sales Manager Bryan said, coaching his sales team and creating a stress-free buying environment. Bryan went on to say, “I still remember when I bought my first car quite some time ago and it was definitely a little overwhelming! Being able to sell people a vehicle the same way that I like to buy them, (With total transparency) is probably one of the most rewarding parts of my job.”
Of the Honda Models, he is a huge fan of the Accord Touring 2.0. “It has all of the “Bells and whistles” with amazing performance!” Bryan said. We went on to ask what is something customers often fear when purchasing a car, he replied, “A lot of customers still feel that the car business is this big money making scheme and that [sales professionals] are always out to get [the customer]. That couldn’t be further from the truth. We understand that everyone wants a good deal and I still believe that a good deal is the one that is justified by the value.” No matter what you are purchasing, customers like to have an inside scoop of how to handle the buying process. Bryan suggests going into the dealership prepared. “You will always get your best and most accurate numbers when all buyers are present and trade in vehicles are able to be evaluated.”
Stop in the Don Jacobs Honda Showroom to chat personally with Bryan about getting behind the wheel of your next Honda during the Happy Honda Days, happening now! “Come try out our vehicles, find one that fits your needs and drive home with the confidence that you made the right choice!”
The year-end sales event you’ve been waiting for is here! It’s Happy Honda Days at Don Jacobs Honda! Hurry in for special offers on your favorite Honda models. From low financing rates to low lease offers, everyone finds a reason to celebrate Happy Honda Days!
Shop 24/7 at www.donjacobshonda.com.
Shining the spotlight on the 2019 BMW X3 30i xDrive, 2018 Honda CR-V EX-L and 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack TSI SE 4Motion!
It’s no secret that more people are hitting the road in Lexington. Here at Don Jacobs, we want to take the time out to admire 3 of our top showroom pieces!
We’ll begin with the 2019 BMW X3 30i xDrive. If you are looking to explore the road either in the city or across the country, the BMW X3 is waiting for you. With the upcoming winter season, the X3 features 8 inch ground clearance. Through all elements the X3 is “Rugged and Ready.” Not to mention, it does not shy away from those key features that make you never want to stop driving! Packaged with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport Automatic Transmission in every X3, you will feel the performance of the newly improved xDrive, standard on the 30i.
Next, we take a look at the 2018 Honda CR-V EX-L – Don Jacobs Signature Series. Powered by a 1.5-Liter VTEC® Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine, this CR-V is jammed packed! With our added unique appearance package including Window Tinting, Roof Rack, Heavy Duty Running Boards
and Rugged Rim and Tires. Whether you are loading or unloading, a simple sway of your foot under the bumper will be all the assistance you need with opening the tailgate for camping or grocery shopping. Another distinctive feature of the CR-V is its headlights, taillights and sporty styled body panels to set it apart from other SUVs on the road. Watch a feature video on this Don Jacobs Signature Series 2018 Honda CR-V!
And finally, the 2018 Volkwagen Golf Alltrack TSI SE. If you are looking for versatility, from front to back, the golf Alltrack is it! The key kickers that put our customers over the top about the Golf Alltrack is the All-Wheel Drive. With 4Motion, the drive is smooth sailing, even if the face of Kentucky’s wild, random winters. The Golf Alltrack is also equipped with “sleek reinforcements” for any adventure you have planned. Through Volkswagen Technology, you can expect a fun, pleasurable trip with full color media touch screen sound system, Volkswagen Car-Net ® App-Connect, Keyless access with push-button start, Forward Collision Warning and more, standard! Allow the Golf Alltrack to open your eyes to a new experience on the road, no matter the condition.
If these 3 models have caught your eye, go ahead and get behind the wheel! Schedule a test drive with one of our sales consultants to get the first-hand experience! Our entire inventory is available at www.donjacobs.com, 24/7, 365 days a year!
Brace yourself! The majority of people across the United States, including those of us right here in the bluegrass, will be traveling 50+ miles away from home, according to USA Today. So the question is, “Are you and your vehicle prepared for the drive to Grandma’s?”
Turkey and Pecan Pie may be calling your name, but everyone wants to avoid the traveling headaches. Lexington is surrounded by numerous major cities, within a 250 mile drive, including: Cincinnati, Louisville, Indianapolis, IN, Nashville, TN and Columbus, OH. Our city lies at the crossroads of I-64 and I-75, leading to a significant impact when traveling for the holiday season. Whenever you decide to pack up the car, be sure to utilize the Real-time traffic ticker provided by Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. This awesome too tells you about real-time road closures and traffic reports and updates happening in Lexington.
Here are 5 Tips for Driving for the Thanksgiving holiday:
- Check digital maps or apps prior to leaving to know when and where congestion will build up to avoid the stress of sitting in traffic.
- Avoid major commuting times by planning alternative routes through the city.
- Give yourself an extra hour. Don’t stress yourself out because traffic has you ‘running late’.
- Perform the necessary maintenance for your vehicle before hitting the road. More specifically, inspecting your tires and testing your vehicles battery.
- Drive well rested. Get plenty of sleep so you can remain alert. It is best practice to take a 15 minute break from driving every 2 hours.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving from your extended family at Don Jacobs Automotive in Lexington, Kentucky! Always Providing People a Little Extra.