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How to Properly Install a Child Safety Seat

Have you been thinking about installing a child safety seat in your car? You aren't alone. The right safety seat can make an incredible difference. Not only will this help protect your child in the event of a collision, but a safety seat can also help your child stay secure and in place while you're driving.

Make sure you place the seat in the back of your vehicle. Avoid placing a car seat up front. The safest place for your child to ride is in the back seat. Use your seat belt to attach the car seat. The…

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What to Do if You're in an Accident

Anyone who’s ever been in an accident knows it can be frightening and stressful. Knowing what to do after an accident can make a big difference to everyone involved. We have some great tips we’d like to share with our valued customers regarding accidents, repairs and automotive service in general. Stop at Acura of Serramonte and let us share our knowledge with you.

If you’re involved in an auto accident, even if it’s a small one, here are some tips to remember.

  • Contact law enforcement. 
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Brake Fluid: How it Works

Hydraulic fluid, which is also called brake fluid, is an important component of your braking system. It is made to work under extreme temperatures, and you wouldn't be able to stop your car without brake fluid. To give you a better understanding of brake fluid, we invite you to read our content below.

While there are a variety of brake fluids, the two main types are glycol-based and silicone-based. Brake fluid is kept in the brake lines and needs to be drained and changed on a routine basis. Vehicles that have an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) typically need a…

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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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