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What Extreme Temperatures Do to Your Car Battery

Extreme temperatures, whether hot or cold, have a negative impact on your car battery. We want our customers to be well-informed as they search for a new vehicle. Therefore, we have explained what extreme temperatures do to your car battery and how you can minimize the negative effect.

Cold temperatures decrease battery capacity. Hot weather increases battery capacity but damages its lifespan. Other negative affects cold weather has on a lead acid battery in the winter are increased draw from starter motors and other accessories. Oil thickens in cold weather, which makes it...

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Avoiding Auto Accidents in the Rain

You do not want to be one of the 1.2 million drivers who are involved in an auto accident in rainy conditions each year. Stay safe on the road this summer by preparing your car with regular maintenance, including inspecting your tire pressure and tread, before you start driving in the rain.

The number one rule for driving in the rain is that you should reduce your speed without suddenly using the brakes. Try to reduce your speed to 35 mph or less. Definitely avoid using cruise control in the rain. If you do have to use the brake…

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Packing Your SUV Safely

Getting ready for your next summer trip should include thinking about how you will properly pack up your vehicle. Having a general sense of the weight of your luggage will help you make sure that you do not exceed your SUV's load capacity, which can range from 900 to 1,600 pounds. In addition to helping you maintain a good gas mileage rate, reducing your overall load helps ensure you are in control of your steering.

Even though it is easy to underestimate the amount of cargo space you have in your vehicle, you should avoid blocking the rear…

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Why A Dash Cam Is So Important

Modern life is full of sorts of different technology, and at times it can feel like we are completely surrounded by cameras and other recording devices. While you may feel like the last thing you want to do is add another piece of technology to your life, a dashboard camera can be one of the most prude and important investments that you make.

A dedicated dash cam is not only extremely easy to set up and use, but it can also save you thousands of dollars or more. It can often be difficult to determine fault in a car accident…

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A Comparison of Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel Drive

At Duncan Acura, we value informed customers, and we want to help you make smart buying decisions. Today, let's compare the two most-common transmission constructions, front-wheel drive, and rear-wheel drive.

First, let's define each setup. Front-wheel drive pulls a car due to its setup applying the engine's horsepower to the auto's front wheels. Alternatively, rear-wheel drive pushes a car by applying horsepower to the vehicle's rear wheels. These opposite constructions offer handling differences. If you prefer wet-road traction, then you should lean toward a front-wheel...

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Buying a Car? Learn About the Car Warranty Options

Car manufacturers offer warranties as a way to protect your investment and minimize the expenses of owning the car if a sudden problem develops. A powertrain warranty lasts for many years and covers most of the engine, transmission and drive train. It doesn't cover the battery.

A bumper-to-bumper warranty lasts for a year or two. It offers coverage for more of the vehicle's parts, such as the heating and air conditioning, audio and electronics systems. It also covers the brake rotors, most of the engine, the exhaust and the transmission. The bumper-to-bumper warranty does not cover...

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Finance with Us and Get a Great Deal

If you don’t finance a vehicle right now, it’s likely that at some point during your lifetime, you’ll get around to financing the purchase of some type of vehicle. Whatever kind of vehicle you want, you should be familiar with the application process, including that of actually buying the car in question.

Most times, you have to dress up nice, take time out from your day, and visit a dealership for a while just to see if you’ll get approved. If you choose us at Duncan Acura, you don’t have to wait around in person…

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Get Quality Part Replacements with Our Help

You need parts to make your car into all that you want it to be, and we are here to get you the parts that you need. When you rely on our team at Duncan Acura, you will have everything that you need to keep your vehicle running well.

If you let us set you up with car parts, we will make sure that you end up with parts that fit well in your car. If you are looking for help in getting the parts added to your car, we will take care of the work for you. We will…

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