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What is the Differential in Your Car?

At Duncan Acura, one of our goals is to help our consumers keep their vehicles in optimal condition. One important component of your vehicle is the differential. It is important to keep your car's differential fluid changed on a regular basis to ensure that it performs well.

Your vehicle's differential is a gearbox that is housed between the drive wheels. Vehicles that are equipped with four-wheel drive typically have a front and rear differential. A differential works with the transmission to transport power from the engine to the axle that turns the wheels. 

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How to Test Your Car Battery

A well charged battery is important when it comes to starting a car. When was the last time you had your car's battery serviced? A few choices are available to help you determine if there is still life in a battery or if it is time to swap it out for a new one. If you're the do-it-yourself type, here is how you can test the battery in your car. You will need a voltmeter for this task.

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Signs Your Brake Pedal Needs to be Repaired

When you are stuck in Roanoke traffic and you are having to stop and go quite a bit, you might notice there is something going on with your car. You might notice that the brake pedal seems to be a bit squishy or spongey, rather than something that has some pushback or seems solid when you push down. If this is the case, you are going to want to make sure that you are getting your car looked at sooner, rather than later.

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Rotate Your Tires for Maximum Life

Most people know that tires wear down over time and eventually must be replaced. Buying new tires can be expensive, but there is a way to increase the lifespan of your tires. If you don't rotate your tires regularly, you need to start now.

 

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Car Warning Lights - What do They Mean?

It can be stressful and frustrating when you don't know what different warning lights mean. Warning lights will illuminate from time to time on your dashboard. Red lights are the most critical and do indicate that there is a problem with the system of the car. Green or blue rights are designed to inform the driver that the system is running. The following are some of the common warning lights.

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TLX Racing Toward the Future

What do a tropical jungle, a frozen tundra, a volcanic valley, and the 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec with Super Handling All-Wheel have in common? The TLX has been raced in all three environments, well sort of. To show off the handling of the and abilities of the TLX Acura created the "What a Race" augmented reality driving challenge.

The exciting first-of-its-kind driving experience was exciting. See the video below, it's cool!

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Replace Your Car Battery Sooner Rather Than Later

The battery in your car is responsible for initiating the start of your engine. So once the battery dies, you may get stuck. A battery is simply an electricity container, at some point, the contents of the container will run out. The undeniable truth is that your battery will falter at some point and there is nothing you can do about it, but you may choose to replace it sooner rather than later, so you are not left stranded and left to deal with a stressful situation...

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Car Brakes Restoration, Replacement, and Repair

There are many of people who might not think about what exactly goes into the maintenance of your vehicle’s brakes. Slowing down and stopping in a smooth way is something that's part of normal driving. However, a faulty brake system can present some symptoms like grinding that you should very much pay attention to. Every time the brake pedal is depressed, the pads and other components on the wheels wear out. Friction, heat, dust and other debris lead to gradual deterioration of brake pads, shoes, rotors, calipers, pistons and other parts...

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The 2017 Acura RDX Remains One of the Most Popular Crossover SUVs on the Road

The Acura RDX has enjoyed many years of popularity, and for good reason; the inimitable crossover SUV has enjoyed robust sales for many years. The 2017 Acura RDX continues on in the great tradition of quality, luxury, and performance along with sleek, sporty good looks. 
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