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Stay Safe During the Rainy Season with Auto Service

April brings more rain to the area, which is something that drivers must be mindful of. Rain makes roads slicker and worsens visibility, so there are a few vehicle components to keep an eye on during this month and next. Our Acura service center is here to help you with that, and you can learn more about spring vehicle maintenance below.

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Windshield Chip Repairs - Why You Should Have Them Done

Here at Acura of Honolulu we know that it is important for drivers to save money on car maintenance. One way to do that is windshield chip repairs. This type of repair may prevent you from having to replace an entire windshield. Here's a quick look.

A chip in your windshield is a serious problem that generally requires immediate attention. These small areas can rapidly expand, leaving you with a major crack. Extreme temperatures can also affect the rate at which a windshield chip spreads. 

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Service Your Fuel System For A Better Running Engine

It's important to service your engine's fuel system because fuel isn't in a perfect state when you pour it into the tank.

Dirt fuel and carbon deposits from the combustion process cause the fuel injectors to clog up over time, and dirty fuel can clog the fuel filter causing the engine to stop or stall unexpectedly.

Steps For Cleaning The Fuel System

Here are a few two services you can try to fix the problem if you suspect that your engine is experiencing fuel issues:

  • Fuel cleaner additive

The first thing you can try is adding a…

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Are There Smart Steps to Driving in the Rain?

Why would someone follow the driver's tracks ahead of his/her vehicle when driving in the rain? The lead driver may clear out some of the water in the road, and water may undermine traction. Hopefully, all drivers have tires that are in good shape and adequate tread. Such things prove helpful when dealing with rainy road conditions.

Rainfall doesn't need to be heavy to create hazards. Light right might contribute to hydroplaning, and hydroplaning may lead to a crash. If a vehicle does hydroplane, braking or steering too hard might cause traction loss. Cruise control won't…

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Key Differences Between Oversteering and Understeering

The vehicle experts at Acura of Honolulu want you to be an informed driver and understand the key differences between the terms oversteering and understeering. Each concept is used to describe how sensitive your vehicle is to steering. Both occur in response to the difference in the slip angle measured between the front and back wheels.

With understeering, the driver generally sees less control over the steering function. Conversely, oversteering causes the vehicle to spin when cornering. While understeering happens when the front wheels move forward despite turning the steering 

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Your Brakes Should be Repaired When You Experience These Signs

A properly working vehicle is important for your safety, the safety of your passengers, and the safety of those around you when you are driving. If you are experiencing poor braking performance, then this is a sign that your brake pads need to be repaired. 

Depending on how your driving habits and what your owner’s manual says, you should replace your brake pads once every 25,000 to 70,000 miles. Several warning signs will indicate your brake pads are wearing down and need to be repaired or replaced: 

Low resistance – You have a problem when you step on…

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Take Care of Your Vehicle with Regular Wheel Alignments

If you want your vehicle to remain in good working order, you should never overlook the need for periodic alignment of the wheels and tires. The team at Acura of Honolulu is skilled at providing alignment services, and we’re sure that you’ll be pleased by our efficiency, professionalism and attention to detail when you visit our service center in Honolulu.

Wheel misalignment occurs when a wheel points to the inside or outside as well as when it leans to one side. In most cases, 

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How To Clean Cloudy Headlight Lenses

The longer you own your vehicle from Acura of Honolulu, the more likely it is that your headlights will suffer from cloudy lenses. This is especially common in vehicles with plastic headlight lenses, which constitutes most modern vehicles. In addition to ruining the look of your vehicle, cloudy lenses can cause a safety hazard in Honolulu by causing light from the bulbs to be improperly dispersed. Fortunately, restoring the lenses is a fairly straightforward process.

Use A Kit
The most effective way to clean cloudy lenses is to utilize a headlight restoration kit.

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What You Should Include In a Roadside Emergency Kit

If there's one thing that's certain about driving around Honolulu, it's that you never know what kind of conditions you're going to encounter. To keep you and your passengers safe while you drive, it's important to stow a roadside emergency kit in your vehicle at all times. Here are a few things that you'll see in the roadside emergency kits of the associates at Acura of Honolulu.

Traffic Control

If you get stuck on the side of the road, you need to be able to warn other motorists so that they don't collide…
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Safely Replacing A Flat Tire On Your Vehicle

Though a flat tire can be frustrating, it's something that you're likely to experience at some point during your driving career in Honolulu. To help get you back on the road quickly, it's important that you're aware of how to replace a flat tire, with or without assistance. This will give you the extra mileage you need to make it to Acura of Honolulu for further repairs.

You'll want to start by elevating your vehicle in the corner where the flat tire is located. Your car has specific jack points that you can find in…

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