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Performing Headlight Automotive Service

High quality vehicle maintenance incorporates service to all wearable areas of your vehicle. You are probably used to getting oil changes done, but there are many other areas to pay attention to. For example, your headlights are an important safety feature that requires routine maintenance. If you can't see the road well in front of you, then you are a danger to yourself and others while you are driving on the road. Routine headlight maintenance includes:

  • Cleaning the interior of the headlight casing. When this area is dirty, this can make your headlights appear much dimmer. 
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Why the Thermostat is Important in the Radiator

The radiator in the engine is very important in the engine of the vehicle. For one thing, it completes the cooling system of the engine so that you can drive your vehicle for a while without worrying about it heating up and burning out as long as you are keeping everything in working order.

The thermostat in your vehicle is a lot like the thermostat in your home. It acts to make sure that your vehicle's engine is cool enough to keep working. Without the thermostat, your vehicle might be working at a slight disadvantage when it comes to…

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Understand the Importance of Washing Your Car

Over the course of one year and four seasons, the outside elements can do quite a number on the exterior of your vehicle. Many people assume that occasional rainfall will give their vehicle a quick cleaning, but there are many benefits associated with washing your vehicle on a regular basis.

In the winter, road salt can accumulate on the exterior. This salt can erode exterior surfaces and cause your vehicle to rust prematurely. In the summer, dirt and dust particles can cause minor scratches on your vehicle that can lead to rust as well. 

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Car Care Tips for Spring

Refreshing your car after a long winter season isn't just a good idea for removing harmful salt and sand from the paint finish, it's also an excellent opportunity to prepare it for the summer months ahead in other ways. Warm spring afternoons are the perfect time for a good washing and waxing and taking stock of any issues that need addressing.

You don't want to be stranded in the hot summer sun or have to endure a car ride with no air conditioning.  

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Strategic Engine Cleaning Steps

When your engine needs to be cleaned, you can tackle the job without using commercial-grade tools. For this project, you'll only need a degreaser, a hose, and a plastic bag.

Some weather conditions can make the process of cleaning an engine more challenging. For example, extreme heat can delay the time that it takes for an engine to cool down. To avoid delays and other problems, always start an engine cleaning job on a warm day, and never implement any prep procedures until the housing is totally cool. If you recently traveled in your car, the engine must cool…

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What's the Deal with Tire Pressure?

The tire pressure warning indicator is one of those lights that catches you completely by surprise. You rarely think of problems with your tires when they seem to be spinning fine. With less air in them than what is appropriate, those tires may be ruining your fuel efficiency. Worse, you might be at risk for a blowout. You want to find out why the light is illuminated.

Tire punctures are a common reason why air pressure drops. If there is a hole in the tire, air escapes. Hitting an object on the road might lead to an undesirable puncture. The…

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Keep Your Car From Overheating

The coolant in your vehicle has to be the correct type and the correct balance in order for it to keep your engine cool. If there are issues with your coolant, then it can result in overheating. If you tend to use water with the coolant in your car, then you might notice that it's not keeping your engine as cool as it should.

Duncan Acura can perform a coolant flush and put the correct fluid in your vehicle if this is determined to be the issue after overheating. It's also a good idea to examine the coolant…

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Remove That Stinky Stench From Your Vehicle's Interior With Some Simple Tips

Buying or leasing a new vehicle is a huge investment, and probably one of the biggest investments that you are ever going to make. Don't let your vehicle get messy and smelly. Follow these tips to control odors in your vehicle so it always smells fresh.

Track down any smells that you notice. If you smell some garbage or leftover food somewhere in your vehicle, make sure you remove it right away. Not only will the smell get worse, but you could end up attracting bugs or rodents.  

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Learn the Difference Between Oversteer and Understeer

When you have a better understanding of what the trouble is with your vehicle, you can have repairs done more accurately. The team at Duncan Acura wanted to bring awareness to the differences between an oversteer and understeer.

An understeer simply means lack of grip of the tire on the road. The trouble is that if you do not get this issue addressed quickly, the vehicle can and will leave the road around certain turns. Sharp turns in the road can create a serious problem as you'll struggle to keep your vehicle on the road surface. 

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How Can You Correct a Slide on Icy Roads?

The most important rule to follow when roads are icy is not to drive. However, in our busy society that option, more often than not, is off the table. If you must drive, then drive slowly. Never drive more than 45 mph in any vehicle. There is evidence that a front-wheel-drive car travels better on an icy road than a rear-wheel-drive vehicle. That is because the propulsion is pulling, not pushing.

If you must drive when the roads are icy, then take care not to get into a sliding situation. If you get into a slide, turn your front wheels…

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