Ron Tonkin Acura

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Acura RDX Spark Plugs at Ron Tonkin Acura near Forest Grove, OR 97116

The spark plugs on newer vehicles can last nearly a decade before being replaced, but older models don’t have the same advantage. Spark plugs are something many people neglect to regularly maintain. Whether old or new, it’s important to check your Acura RDX spark plugs near Forest Grove, OR 97116, every six months because a damaged spark plug can impair your fuel efficiency or even cause internal damage to your engine. This means it’s important to get them checked at least twice a year and Ron Tonkin Acura near Forest Grove, OR 97116 is always happy to do so!

While everyone has most likely heard of a spark plug, not everyone knows its function. Generally used to deliver an electric current from the ignition system to the combustion chamber, it’s imperative that these metal threaded shells are functioning at high capacity. They’re comprised of several parts that may become damaged throughout the years, from the central electrode to the porcelain insulator. The central electrode usually has a resistor and a heavily insulated wire that reaches the ignition coil – electrically grounded, this system is a tried and true way to get engines humming at the turn of a key, or the push of a button!

A lot can be determined from inspecting the Acura [model}’s spark plugs near Forest Grove, OR, including the conditions within a running engine. The tip of a spark plug can take on several different appearances, all of which remark on build-up and conditions inside the cylinders. The wrong spark plug can lead to several different issues, considering that they are created to work in tandem with your engine. Opting for one with the wrong cold or hot index can cause premature ignition, can hurt performance and gas mileage, and can also cause dirt and grime build-up within your engine. Inappropriate functioning can occur without any notice, either, which is one more reason that bringing your vehicle in for regular maintenance to Ron Tonkin Acura near Forest Grove, OR 97116 is highly encouraged!

Our professional and knowledgeable technicians are well-versed in the needs of your RDX and, thanks to our in-store parts department, we always have the original manufacturer part on hand to replace you old one, should that be necessary. Convenient service hours and speedy service appointments also make for enjoyable stops! Come chat with our friendly staff at Ron Tonkin Acura while we change your oil, rotate your tires, and get eyes on those Acura RDX spark plugs near Forest Grove, OR. We’ll keep your vehicle running in tip-top condition, reducing the likelihood of costly repairs in the future! We hope to see you soon!

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Service Hours

Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed

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Ron Tonkin Acura
9655 SW Canyon RD
Portland, OR 97225 Get Directions

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Gabe Matos
Service Director

Since May 1987

I was born in New York City, NY. After graduating from high school, I enrolled in the Delahanty Institute, an automotive school specializing in all aspects of the automobile. After completing all courses at the Delahanty Institute, my family decided to move to Los Angeles, CA.

My first employment was with a Cadillac dealership in Glendale, CA, called Modern Motor. While employed at Modern Motors, I was drafted into the military and served in the Vietnam War. After returning from the Vietnam War, I worked at Modern Motors for another 3 years where I met my wife of 41 years, Linda. Linda and I decided to move to Portland, Oregon to have a family.

I started working for Kuni Cadillac, a Portland area Cadillac dealership, when we relocated to Portland, Oregon. I worked for 16 years at Kuni Cadillac. I started as a technician and worked up to quality control manager, assistant service manager and then to service manager. In 1987, I decided to apply at the new Acura dealership on Canyon Road, called Ron Tonkin Acura, as their service manager.

Through the last 21 years we have accomplished great things at Ron Tonkin Acura. The dealership is known throughout the country for its customer-focused environment and 19-time Precision Team winner that we share with only one other dealer in the country. We are all so proud of the achievement.

I enjoy spending time with family members including my 14 grandchildren. I also enjoy working around the woods, cutting wood and riding my tractor.

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James Schuermyer
Asst. Service Manager

Since October 2011

As a born and raised Oregonian I take pride in working for a local company. I have worked in the automotive industry for over 20 years. During that time I have worked hard to gain and maintain the training needed to offer the highest level of customer service possible. As a 10 year master service advisor with Volkswagen I was honored to be able to transfer those skills to the Tonkin family when I started working for Ron Tonkin Acura in October 2011. I am pleased to be working for a company and with a team that puts the highest importance on customer service.

In my spare time, I enjoy working on a large variety of charity events with the Gateway Elks Lodge and spending time with family and friends BBQ'ing and camping.

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Darrel Honigberg
Asst. Service Manager

Since September 2002

I have been working at Ron Tonkin Acura for over 9 years. I started in the car business 12 years ago in Los Angeles, CA. I began in the sales department and transferred to the service department a year later.

I won the National Championship for Acura Service Consultants in early 2011. This was the first service competition conducted by Acura. All service advisors across their network of dealerships in the United States were eligible. It was a tough competition and an honor to win.

In my spare time, I enjoy riding motorcycles and taking cruises to different parts of the world.

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Ken Biddulph
Asst. Service Manager
Since July 2015