How Blind-Spot Monitors are Effective

Blind-spot monitor is one of the most advanced active safety features you can easily find on many of the newest models that are released in the auto industry. The feature relies on multiple sensors on different parts of the vehicle to alert you when you get too close to other cars, pedestrians, or objects on the road or parking lots. This makes it easier to know when to stop the car and avoid a minor fender bender or collision.

Blind-spot monitor can reduce accidents by

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Distinctive Exhaust Leak Signs That Are Tough to Ignore

If you take care of your exhaust, it will take care of the engine. Here are two exhaust maintenance signs you can't ignore.

A Noisy Engine

Your engine will produce much louder sounds when the exhaust manifold gasket has a leak. You'll clearly hear noise from the pipe that connects the manifold to the engine block.

There are two ways to address this problem. First, check the exhaust pipe for cracks because they can cause leaks. If the pipe is in good condition, inspect the gasket for flaws.

 

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LATCH Evaluations

In this post, we will discuss how to evaluate whether or not your child is ready for a seatbelt using LATCH attachments in cars.

The law in all 50 states reads that you must use a car seat or booster seat, by height or weight, until the child outgrows the seat. That is it! There are no specifics as to which harness slot they are using, what brand of seat they need, whether the seat belt needs to cross over their shoulder or if the shoulder belt can cross their neck. So how do we know if our child is…

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Reasons Your Tire Pressure Light is Illuminated

The reason you noticed your tire pressure light is illuminated could be one of many things. It's important to check the cause and remedy the issue before it becomes a bigger problem. In this blog post, we will show you what can cause your tire pressure light to come on and how to fix them!

One of the most common reasons is simply low tire pressure. Low tire pressure can cause too much friction between your tires and the ground, resulting in abnormally high running temperatures. When you have low tire pressure, it means there is not 

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What Are the Signs of a Damaged Ignition?

The ignition system is constantly in use when starting your car since it helps in starting your vehicle. Available in the traditional key option or start button, the ignition system needs to be constantly checked and serviced to serve as expected. As a result, it is paramount that every car owner in Roanoke regularly services their ignition, as failure to do so may come with huge bills.

The most obvious sign of a failing ignition is difficulty in starting your car. If you have to turn the ignition severally to get the engine running, 

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Motor Oil Myths

At times, there's a chance someone won't always be extra prepared to know how to handle a specific task for their vehicle's maintenance. It doesn't help that if they're working on an oil change, then they may encounter something like myths that confuse their inexperience.

One example of a myth includes the logic that all oil additives are somehow the same. That is not true in any way, shape, or form, especially considering how oil additives were made specifically to be engineered with the mindset of helping an engine function better than it currently does…

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How to Improve Your Credit Score

Improving your credit score is not as easy as you might think. Many factors go into the equation, and it can be not easy to know which ones have the most weight or how much weight they have.

One of the ways of improving your credit score is by paying your bills on time.

Another way is to pay more than the minimum balance due on your credit card.

Another factor in reducing the amount of debt you carry on each credit card, and still another, is keeping the overall number of accounts down. If you need to lower the…

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What Is a Backup Camera?

Back then, drivers would strain their necks to get a rare view when reversing. Gone are those days because new car models have backup cameras. Since 2018, it became mandatory for each vehicle to have a backup camera.

Therefore, if your car does not have a backup camera, your next vehicle will definitely have it. Backup cameras are attached to the rear of the car, and they get an image of the back of the vehicle without having to strain your neck.

To get the mirror image of the backup camera, you have a monitor on your dashboard, a screen…

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Planning a Leaf-Peeping Road Trip

With bold shades of red, yellow, and orange, leaf-peeping season in New England is one of the most stunning natural lights shows. If you're one of the many going to New England this fall to catch sight of the changing leaves, we have some recommendations for a smooth trip.

Take a Map

If your infotainment system has navigation, or if your car supports smartphone pairing, put your GPS to use. You can avoid getting lost and get helpful tips on where to sleep, eat, and look at the leaves.

Pull Over

Taking a minute to pull over and admire…

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Back-to-School Service for Your Roanoke Vehicle!

At Duncan Acura, we believe that is is especially important to service your vehicle for the back-to-school season. This service ensures that you and your passengers are as safe as possible during the busiest time of year.

When we check your car for back-to-school driving, we almost always start with the tires unless you have other issues that are more important to check first. Your tires need to have an adequate amount of tread on them and the proper amount of air pressure.

Then, we will make sure that your battery is working well. After that, we will check the…

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