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Solenoid and Noise Checks can Expose Starter Ills

It can be easy to notice and replace damage on external vehicle components like tires or windows. Internal components can be harder to diagnose, and vehicle starters can be the toughest of all. Thankfully, vehicle owners who take note of a few basic signs can often diagnose and fix tricky starter issues.

Starter solenoids are special electro-mechanical devices that are crucial to starter operation. If starter solenoids fail to either conduct current or move, most vehicles engines fail to start. Drivers who notice strange clicking noises when 

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A Few Driving Tips to Follow This Halloween

We have a goal at Acura of Honolulu to help drivers and pedestrians stay safe. Although Halloween is a fun-filled holiday, the Center for Disease Control reported that children are four times more likely to get hit by a vehicle on Halloween than any other time of the year. Below we've summarized a few tips to help you stay safe this Halloween.

Eliminate distractions when you're behind the wheel. Refrain from using your cell phone, and try not to reach for anything, such as snacks, until you are stopped. You can also drive about 5 mph slower than…
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The Technology Magic of Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors

You're driving along at night, and, suddenly, you get a massive amount of glare coming out of your rearview mirror. A car has pulled behind you with its brights on. Before you can react, your rearview mirror starts to dim until there's minimal glare. Was it magic or technology? The car nerds here at Acura of Honolulu want to share the secret with you.

The trick is electrochromic gel. Most of the time, this gel is transparent. However, if it receives an electrical charge, it will start to darken due to oxidation-reduction.

 
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Stay prepared for roadside emergencies


When it comes to heading out on a trip or going on your daily commute to work, what do you do when your car breaks down? While you can't be prepared for every emergency, here are some tips from our team here at Acura of Honolulu to make these emergencies more manageable.

Sometimes you're in a hurry and forget to turn off your headlights before running into work. Having a set of jumper cables in your vehicle can be helpful when you need a friend or coworker to jump your vehicle. Alternatively, you can also purchase an air…
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How To Share The Road With Bicyclists?

Our team at Acura of Honolulu located right here on North Nimitz Hwy realize that the most important thing in the world to you is the safety of your family. There is nothing you wouldn't do to keep them all safe. That is why we felt it was so necessary to share with you a few of the tips that we have about how to better and more safely share the road with cyclists.

First, it is important to be extra cautious when make turns near blind curves and around other objects that may impede your vision in any…
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An Infotainment System Explained

Our Acura of Honolulu team has a goal to help our customers in Honolulu make the most of the amenities and features that are equipped with their vehicles. If you have an infotainment system, there are many ways you can use it to your advantage.

An infotainment system is an in-car multimedia system. Manufacturers market infotainment systems under proprietary names. In-car entertainment systems typically support Bluetooth wireless streaming....

 

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How a Backup Camera Operates


If you are looking for a newer vehicle, you may have more advanced safety features. A backup camera is a safety feature we at Acura of Honolulu like to show our customers how to use. Whether you are parking at a football game or traveling out of town, a backup camera can help you see behind your car when you are in reverse.

These cameras help you see objects or people that are in the way as you are trying to reverse. They are also good for parking in the city. Some advances in technology today provides some vehicles with…
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Make Your Car Less Appealing to Thieves

Is there anything that delivers a greater shock to the system than finding your car missing one morning? Anger often sets in. Owners wonder why their car -- out of so many on the street -- was stolen. To cut down on the chances of this situation playing out, always follow established tips to deter thieves.

Locking the car and keeping the windows rolled up eliminate a gift to would-be thieves. Don't assume you can leave the car unlocked while you run into the store. 

 

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Learn What Makes an Auto-Dimming Mirror Work

Auto-dimming mirrors are truly one of the most innovative pieces of technology. They assist with driving safety everyday, but most people don't know how. Learning how auto-dimming mirrors work will help you appreciate them a lot more.

The purpose of auto-dimming mirrors is to overcome the Troxler Effect. This effect causes a blind spot in the driver's vision when presented with a bright light. The human eye reacts slower than the speed of the light. Thus, the eye may still register the light's sensation even after the other vehicle has left the scene.

 

 

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The Right Way to Install a Child Safety Seat

Car seats serve an important purpose, which is to keep children safe when they are riding in a vehicle. However, when a car seat isn't positioned correctly, it can increase the risk of an injury in the event of a crash. Our team at Acura of Honolulu would like to help you keep your child safe. We invite you to read our summary below on how to properly install a child safety seat.

The car seat manual should always be used to help you install it and always place it in the back seat to maximize safety. Your vehicle…

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