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How to Install a Child Safety Seat

Are you getting ready to install a child safety seat in your car? Before you get started, there are a few things you need to know. Getting started is a simple process. Make sure the backseat of your car is clear from clutter and debris. Then you can begin.

Place your child's safety seat in the backseat. Ideally, the car seat should be placed in the middle seat. You'll then utilize the seat belt. Slide this through the back of the car seat and buckle it into place. Tighten the strap if necessary to ensure the car seat…

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Be Prepared for a Vehicle Emergency by Being Proactive

Sometimes there are going to be emergency situations that you have to deal with as a driver. To prepare yourself for those situations, make sure that you always drive with a vehicle emergency kit, which should include jumper cables, a flashlight, emergency flares, batteries, and essential tools. Additionally, you should have a first aid kit.

Be sure to take safety precautions such as making sure that you pull over on a well-lit road if you break down at night. If you ever have a tire blowout or flat, remember that it is completely acceptable to drive on the rim for…

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Don't Forget Fall Service Before You Head Out Tailgating

Autumn means beautiful drives in the country to look at the fall leaves, pumpkins, and our favorite, tailgating parties. The cooler temperatures are also a reminder that it is time to bring your favorite tailgating ride in to Duncan Acura for fall vehicle maintenance essentials. Attending to car maintenance essentials should also be on your tailgating list.

Aside from making sure that your ride is in tip top shape, it is time to make sure that you have everything you need. Don’t forget to bring a small plastic tote that can be used to pack dirty dishes in for…

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Properly Using Touch Up Paint to Eliminate Scratches

There's no need to feel heartsick if you notice small dings and scratches on your vehicle's surface. A touch up paint job is an economical way to help cover up imperfections that make your vehicle look older than it is.

Stop by our parts department at Duncan Acura in order to find out your vehicle's factory color code. If we don't have an exact match in stock, we can order it for you. It's important to use the correct touch up color so your repair job won't be noticeable.

For light scratches that aren…

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Don't Let the Sun Run Your Vehicle off the Road

Sunlight is bright light, especially just after the sun rises and just before it sets. Follow these tips to keep the sun's glare from causing you to veer out of your lane or off the road.

Wear sunshades with polarized or anti-reflective lenses. Clean your windshield, and check it for cracks or pits that can interfere with your line of sight. Keep papers and other items off the dashboard. Focus on lane markings to guide you. Increase the distance between you and the vehicle you're following, slow down, and turn on headlights to make sure you're noticeable…

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Back-to-School Vehicle Maintenance Tips

It's that time of year again. With kids heading back to school, it is important for drivers to make sure that their cars are prepared. Think about some of these things that you can do for your vehicle to keep your family safe and your car running smoothly.

One of the most important things that you can do for your vehicle is familiarize yourself with the owner's manual. This will make sure that you not only prepare for your car's unique needs, but that you have a relatively regular maintenance schedule to follow as the seasons change…

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Try These Games With Your Kids On Your Next Road Trip

Going on a road trip with the kids can be a fun and rewarding experience. If you have kids, then you will also want to be able to keep them occupied. Here are some games that will help keep the kids occupied during the long car rides.

You can start with some simple games such as tic tac toe. All you need are some sheets of paper and a pen or pencil to play this game. Another simple game that kids will love is called connect the dots. 

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What Extreme Temperatures Do to Your Car Battery

Extreme temperatures, whether hot or cold, have a negative impact on your car battery. We want our customers to be well-informed as they search for a new vehicle. Therefore, we have explained what extreme temperatures do to your car battery and how you can minimize the negative effect.

Cold temperatures decrease battery capacity. Hot weather increases battery capacity but damages its lifespan. Other negative affects cold weather has on a lead acid battery in the winter are increased draw from starter motors and other accessories. Oil thickens in cold weather, which makes it...

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Avoiding Auto Accidents in the Rain

You do not want to be one of the 1.2 million drivers who are involved in an auto accident in rainy conditions each year. Stay safe on the road this summer by preparing your car with regular maintenance, including inspecting your tire pressure and tread, before you start driving in the rain.

The number one rule for driving in the rain is that you should reduce your speed without suddenly using the brakes. Try to reduce your speed to 35 mph or less. Definitely avoid using cruise control in the rain. If you do have to use the brake…

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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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