The Choice Is Yours: Windshield Replacement Or Chip Repair

A large crack in the windshield can interfere with visibility, but many people ignore small chips or cracks small enough to be covered by a dollar bill. The problem is that all it takes is a few minutes over a rough road for the crack to spread across the windshield.

The choice is yours whether you want to have the technicians at an authorized auto glass repair shop like ours at Duncan Acura or wait until it becomes too large to fix. At that point, the only choice is a windshield replacement. There is a significant difference between the cost…

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The Basics of Fuel System Service

When and how should you get fuel system service for your car? Luckily, our Duncan Acura service department makes things easier by performing fuel system service as needed during routine maintenance and service appointments. Here's what we do.

Basic Fuel System Service

Fuel system service ensures that all the components of your car's fuel system are squeaky clean and performing optimally. Doing so keeps your car running smoothly and prolongs the overall life of your vehicle. Service includes one or all of the following:

  • Removing varnish from engine valves
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Choosing The Right Car Seat For Your Child

Your child's safety is important right from birth. It doesn't matter the weight or age, but you need to take time to decide the best suitable car seat for your kid. All children under the height of 135cm should have their car seats.

Yes, because at this height, the child is vulnerable to potential risks that may cost a life. There are three types of car seats available for infants and babies: convertible, rear-facing, and forward-facing. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all children use a rear-facing car seat until they attain the maximum height and weight allowed…

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Tips from Duncan Acura on Reducing Distracted Driving

Distracted driving in Roanoke doesn't put your own life at risk. You're also risking the lives of everyone else around you, including bicyclists and pedestrians. Here's some tips from Duncan Acura on avoiding distracted driving.

If you're waiting on a call from someone, let them know that you won't be able to answer your phone while you're on the highway. If they call you during your drive, don't answer until you've safely pulled over and parked. No one who's important to you will want you to risk your life to answer…

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Tips for Increasing Your Fuel Economy Numbers

Increasing the fuel economy that your vehicle experiences can save you a lot of money when it comes time to fill up your fuel tank. There are some very easy ways that you can do this, and Duncan Acura is here to help.

  • You would be surprised by how much extra weight you're towing around with you. Open up your trunk and look in your backseat. Remove any extra items that don't need to be driven around all the time. Extra weight will decrease your efficiency.
  • Most gas stations have a few different varieties of fuel. If you…
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Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors Help to Maintain Focus and Visibility

Auto-dimming rearview mirrors can make driving at night safer and simpler. These mirrors help to automatically adjust to bright headlights, so drivers in Roanoke can remain focused on the road without having their visibility impaired, and at Duncan Acura, we know how crucial focus and visibility are. But not many people know exactly how these mirrors actually work.

Auto-dimming rearview mirrors have two sensors embedded inside them. These sensors detect light, and when a bright light is detected, a

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Does Your Brake Pedal Need to Be Repaired?

Any vehicle’s brake system is vital to its safe and effective operation. As a result, Roanoke drivers who are concerned about their brakes remain reliable should watch out for indicators of a brake pedal in need of servicing. If you observe any of these signs in your vehicle’s brake pedal, then contact a certified mechanic immediately.

Noise is a dead giveaway that the condition of your brakes is sub-optimal. When navigating through your community, squealing and screeching sounds should not be audible when you apply pressure to your vehicle’s brake pedal.

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Learn How to Reverse an Oversteer or Understeer Situation

At Duncan Acura, we know hazardous situations can arise when we drive around Roanoke, so we want to help you understand ow to avoid a collision due to oversteering or understeering.

If you've seen a car fishtail, you can appreciate oversteering. It usually happens to rear-wheel-drive cars. Alternatively, understeering usually occurs in front-wheel-drive vehicles, and it involves the car continuing to travel straight despite the front wheels being turned. Each of these scenarios results from the vehicle traveling too fast for a given turn's conditions

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Understanding Your Car's Differential

At Duncan Acura we like to help vehicle owners in Roanoke learn more about car maintenance. Differential is an important part of your vehicle. Many drivers don't understand how a differential works. Here's what you need to know.

A differential is a part on a vehicle that makes it possible for the wheels on your car to turn at different speeds. You will find a differential on 2-wheel, 4-wheel, and all-wheel drive vehicles. Without this important car part, your vehicle would not turn properly. It makes sure that the wheels are able to adjust their rotation in a…

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Transmissions

A car's transmission is a vital piece of equipment. It controls the gear that the engine is currently operating in, just as the gear shifter on a bicycle does the same for the bike. If the engine is not in the correct gear for its speed, then it won't work right, and it might even suffer some damage.

There are two approaches to managing gears. The first is manual. A manual transmission lets you pick which gear the transmission is in using a gear shifter lever and a clutch pedal. An automatic transmission works on its own without…

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