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Be Prepared and Stay Safe During Emergencies

Car break downs, flat tires and accidents are an unfortunate fact of life for drivers. With some simple preparation you can mitigate a lot of problems by being ready when misfortune does strike. By following a few basic tips, you can stay safe during emergencies.

Being prepared means having an emergency kit ready and in your vehicle. This kit should include items such as jumper cables, anti-freeze, water, flashlight, a blanket, 1st-aid kit and road flares. Sand or kitty litter can come in handy to provide extra traction if you get stuck in mud or snow.  

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Are Summer Tires Preferable to All-Season Tires?

As you consider replacing the tires on your car, you may find yourself with some questions. For example, you may wonder whether you should select summer tires or all-season ones. You may have questions about which type of tire is better. In the final analysis, ascertaining what type of tire will best meet your needs largely depends on where you live.

If you are in an area that does not have a real winter, summer tires are likely the best choice. Summer tires perform better in wet and dry conditions. On the other hand, in areas with true winter conditions…

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Introducing the 2019 Acura RDX

The 2019 Acura RDX

When it comes time to find your next vehicle, it’s hard to compete with what’s offered by a compact crossover. And when you’re looking for your crossover, it’s hard to beat what’s offered by the 2019 Acura RDX.

 

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Choose Clay Bar Detailing to Enhance Your Car Exterior

When you're driving, your car is constantly exposed to tiny particulate matter flying through the air. This particulate matter can embed itself in the finish of your car, and may not come off even when you go to a regular car wash. The particles may be corrosive, slowly eating away at your car's exterior. So how exactly do you remove these particles? Clay bar detailing can easily remove many of the particles that regular washes cannot. Clay bars are clay and resin mixtures specially design to be adhesive. 

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Why You Want to Consider a Car Cover

A quality vehicle for most is a big investment. If you love your car, you'll naturally want to take care of that investment so it will look amazing and run well for many years to come.

Available in a wide selection of different materials and colors, car covers are an affordable way to protect both the interior and exterior of your car from damage and the external pollutants it's exposed to each day. Even if you have a garage for storing your car when not in use, you still risk exposure to everything from highway chemicals to UV…

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Improve Safety By Avoiding Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is one of the most common yet significant dangers that drivers face today. The rise of the smartphone and a multi-tasking society has meant that it's easy to have your eyes and mind taken away from the road ahead. However, keeping a few tips in mind can help to keep you and others safe on the roads.

It's not just mobile phones that can distract a driver. You can help to avoid distractions by keeping a neat car. This means storing your loose items, books, gear and other items in the glove compartment or other containers…

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Understanding Brakes and their Functions

It does not take an auto enthusiast to know that proper brake function is critical to the safe and effective operation of any vehicle. From brake pads to calipers to rotors, every congruent part is essential. Most car manufacturers recommend brake service every 12,000 miles or when your car exhibits signs of brake failure. Symptoms of poor brakes include an illuminated brake warning light, grinding or squealing sounds when brakes are applied, a spongy brake response, or the vehicle pulling to one side when the brakes are used. 

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Should You Buy All-Weather Rubber Mats Or Carpet Floor Mats?

Here at Acura of Serramonte, we love seeing our customers get the most out of their vehicles. Today we're going to talk about a commonly overlooked accessory: Floor mats.

Carpet floor mats come in a wide variety of colors, and they offer more coverage and protection than standard factory floor mats. If your car stays relatively clean, carpet floor mats are a great, cost-effective option. You can even customize carpet mats with your initials or business logo. Drivers in need of a more durable solution should consider all-weather rubber floor mats. 

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How Often Should I Flush My Brake Fluid?

Modern brake fluid is extremely durable, but it still has a finite lifespan. There will come a point when you need to completely flush your brake lines and replace the used brake fluid. This maintenance task is absolutely vital to your safety and the well-being of your vehicle.

Most mechanics agree that brake fluid should be flushed at least once every two years. If you use your vehicle quite a bit or drive in harsh conditions, then you might need to change it as often as once every nine months. 

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Signs the Transmission in Your Car is Failing

When the transmission is operating in your car as it should, you will never notice a thing. It is when the transmission is failing that you start to feel your car responding negatively, and this needs to be addressed in a timely manner or it will get worse.

When you give the car gas, the engine responds and your vehicle shoots forward. If the transmission is failing, you'll feel less in the way of power and you may even begin to feel the slippage too. Have the transmission fluids drained and filter replaced to see if any trouble exists…

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