How to Avoid Hydroplaning

A rainy day can make your drive a lot more dangerous. You are more likely to hydroplane when it is raining. Taking preventative measures are extremely important. You should check your tires on a regular basis in order to ensure that they are properly inflated. You will also need to rotate your tires.

You will likely need to have your tires replaced after about six years. However, if you drive a lot, then you may need to have them replaced earlier. Do not use cruise control when it is raining outside. If you do hydroplane, then you do not want…

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How All-Weather Floor Mats Stack Up To Carpet

Like many Roanoke drivers, you're probably constantly worried about the interior of your car. Muddy shoes and rambunctious pets can make it difficult to preserve the newness and overall aesthetic value of carpeted surfaces. At Duncan Acura, we want to help locals understand how all-weather floor mats measure up to carpet when it comes to protecting auto flooring.

All-Weather Floor Mats Are Both Durable And Easy To Clean

All-weather floor mats should be your first choice in floor protection if you live or work in a perpetually wet or muddy 

 

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How to Buy a Used Car with Ease

There are many benefits that come along with buying a used vehicle. If you go through the process properly, you'll get an affordable vehicle that will last for a long time. If you're in the process of shopping for a used automobile, Duncan Acura has some tips to help you.

  • Think about your budget before you start shopping. You want to have a clear idea of what you can afford.
  • Don't purchase the first used vehicle that you see. Take your time while looking through a number of different options.
  • Take a few different types of vehicle…
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High Temps, Low Temps & Car Batteries

You've already experienced diminished car battery power in deepest winter and hottest summer. Why do extreme temps run car batteries ragged? The science is simple and fascinating, especially to the automotive tech geeks on our Duncan Acura team. They wrote this blog post to share the knowledge with you.

Winter & Batteries

At freezing temperatures, a car battery loses up to 20 percent of its power output and up to 50 percent at -22 degrees Fahrenheit. Why? Car batteries create and store electrical charges when lead and lead dioxide on interior 
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What Is a Blind-Spot Monitor On Your Vehicle?

When you're shopping for a new vehicle, there are a lot of features that you need to take into consideration. Technology has come a long way in recent years. Not only will a new vehicle come with the latest in navigation and such, but you'll get a ton of great safety features that will bring you peace of mind.

Blind-spot monitoring technology is important because it helps you stay aware of what's around you while you're driving or even parked. 

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Protect Tires From Cupping Or Blistering

Two of the most common issues that can occur with a tire is for it to have cupping or blistering on the sidewall. This problem is made worse when the tire in question is not being rotated properly. A lot of people don't check up on their tires as frequently as they know that they should. Unfortunately, this is a situation that does arise frequently enough.

Make sure to rotate the tires on a regular basis. This means making sure the tires get rotated about once every 5,000 miles or so. One can predict this by getting their…

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What Is A Vehicle History Report?

Before you purchase a used car, it is a good idea for you to get a copy of the vehicle history report. It has a wealth of information that will make it easier for you to decide whether you are making the right choice. It will also allow you to see if the car is worth the amount of money that the seller is asking for.

The title history, the number of previous owners, mileage, accidents and liens are some examples of some of the things that you will be able to find on the vehicle history. If the vehicle…

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What to Know About Your Car's Tires

Drivers in Roanoke may choose to use two different sets of tires during the year. This may be ideal for those who have to contend with cold temperatures and roads that are frequently covered in ice, snow and other debris. This is because winter tires are made from materials that are designed to handle these conditions.

However, summer tires can be adequate while driving during periods of dry and mild weather. Therefore, they could be best for those who don't drive much during times of cold or inclement weather. It is important to note that you typically can't…

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Why Is The Suspension System On My Vehicle Important?

All vehicles have a suspension system. This is simply the different elements that connect the vehicle to the wheels. It includes things such as the shock absorbers, springs, struts and alignment. They work together to create a ride that is both smooth as well as stable.

It is time to get your shocks and struts looked at when the car has about 50,000 miles, or if you notice that it is not handling as well as it should. This can be done once they are inspected thoroughly. Wheel alignment is something that should be checked on a regularly 

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Items That Make Sense in a Roadside Emergency Kit

Duncan Acura wants to make sure that you're always safe while you're on the road. In order to be prepared for different situations, we have compiled a very comprehensive roadside emergency kit list.
  • Tools are necessary for minor repairs that you can take care of yourself.
  • Road flares will provide you with a safe spot to keep your vehicle if you're waiting for help or making repairs.
  • Fluids to keep on hand will include windshield wiper fluid, transmission fluid, oil, coolant, etc. Weather-related items should include non-perishable food items and water. 
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