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Packing Your SUV Safely

Getting ready for your next summer trip should include thinking about how you will properly pack up your vehicle. Having a general sense of the weight of your luggage will help you make sure that you do not exceed your SUV's load capacity, which can range from 900 to 1,600 pounds. In addition to helping you maintain a good gas mileage rate, reducing your overall load helps ensure you are in control of your steering.

Even though it is easy to underestimate the amount of cargo space you have in your vehicle, you should avoid blocking the rear…

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Why A Dash Cam Is So Important

Modern life is full of sorts of different technology, and at times it can feel like we are completely surrounded by cameras and other recording devices. While you may feel like the last thing you want to do is add another piece of technology to your life, a dashboard camera can be one of the most prude and important investments that you make.

A dedicated dash cam is not only extremely easy to set up and use, but it can also save you thousands of dollars or more. It can often be difficult to determine fault in a car accident…

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A Comparison of Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel Drive

At Duncan Acura, we value informed customers, and we want to help you make smart buying decisions. Today, let's compare the two most-common transmission constructions, front-wheel drive, and rear-wheel drive.

First, let's define each setup. Front-wheel drive pulls a car due to its setup applying the engine's horsepower to the auto's front wheels. Alternatively, rear-wheel drive pushes a car by applying horsepower to the vehicle's rear wheels. These opposite constructions offer handling differences. If you prefer wet-road traction, then you should lean toward a front-wheel...

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Buying a Car? Learn About the Car Warranty Options

Car manufacturers offer warranties as a way to protect your investment and minimize the expenses of owning the car if a sudden problem develops. A powertrain warranty lasts for many years and covers most of the engine, transmission and drive train. It doesn't cover the battery.

A bumper-to-bumper warranty lasts for a year or two. It offers coverage for more of the vehicle's parts, such as the heating and air conditioning, audio and electronics systems. It also covers the brake rotors, most of the engine, the exhaust and the transmission. The bumper-to-bumper warranty does not cover...

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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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Finance with Us and Get a Great Deal

If you don’t finance a vehicle right now, it’s likely that at some point during your lifetime, you’ll get around to financing the purchase of some type of vehicle. Whatever kind of vehicle you want, you should be familiar with the application process, including that of actually buying the car in question.

Most times, you have to dress up nice, take time out from your day, and visit a dealership for a while just to see if you’ll get approved. If you choose us at Duncan Acura, you don’t have to wait around in person…

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Get Quality Part Replacements with Our Help

You need parts to make your car into all that you want it to be, and we are here to get you the parts that you need. When you rely on our team at Duncan Acura, you will have everything that you need to keep your vehicle running well.

If you let us set you up with car parts, we will make sure that you end up with parts that fit well in your car. If you are looking for help in getting the parts added to your car, we will take care of the work for you. We will…

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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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