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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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Android Auto Can Turn Your Car into a Phone

People who come in to Duncan Acura often ask about the technology features of some newer cars, but this can be hard to answer when it comes to any vehicle equipped with Android Auto connectivity. This system can connect a car's onboard displays to any compatible Android device, which adds a dizzying array of new features that change all the time.

For instance, some drivers might want to jam to YouTube Music or iHeartRadio while they're heading into downtown. They're able to easily switch between either with an easy voice command. 

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Important Tips to Eliminate Distracted Driving

It’s extremely important to do everything you can to eliminate distracted driving, and at Duncan Acura, we can offer some important tips to make it easier. We want you to be as safe as possible and are here to help with some important tips and ideas.

  • Do all your dressing and grooming at home and BEFORE you get behind the wheel.
  • Make any necessary phone calls before you leave.
  • Allow sufficient time so you’re not rushed.
  • Avoid drinking beverages or eating food while you’re driving. 
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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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Blind Spot Monitoring Technology: Taking Safety to the Next Level

When you are in the process of shopping for a new vehicle, there are now so many great features to consider. Many features are designed to provide you with extra convenience and comfort, but there is technology that adds to the overall safety of your vehicle. Blind spot monitoring is one of these features.

While you are driving down the road, there will be areas outside of your vehicle that are hard to monitor. If another vehicle moves into one of those spaces, this could leave you vulnerable for an accident if you aren't aware that vehicle is there…

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