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You Get To Decide To Avoid A Tire Blowout

Tire blowouts have been around with us for as long as people have been driving vehicles, but that doesn’t make them any less frightening. In fact, a tire blowout can be both a major financial concern as well as a danger to a person’s safety and the safety of others. Clearly, this is something you want to avoid entirely.

To avoid a tire blowout, consider making sure that the tires are not damaged in any way before you drive on them. It is all too easy to pick up a rock or a piece of glass at some…

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Controlling Your Pet's Hair Inside the Vehicle

At Acura of Honolulu we want you to be an informed vehicle owner when it comes to caring for your vehicle. Part of this is knowing how to clean up after your pet! Cleaning up your pet's hair can be a hassle; that's why we made this article to make it just a little easier. Here are a few tips:

Pet Hair Prevention

Keep in mind that you can prevent most hairy messes by placing seat covers before you place your pet inside. Brush your pet down before you put them in, and in some cases placing them…

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Why Keeping Your Vehicle Clean is Beneficial

We want you to be a knowledgeable vehicle owner and that means knowing how to get the most out of your investment.

Although washing your vehicle is actually just as important as performing regular oil changes and other such maintenance, it is a chore which is neglected more often than not. So, listed below are some reasons to motivate you to keep your vehicle clean.

• Exterior Damage Prevention
Dirt can seriously rust and damage your protective coating.

• Better Fuel Efficiency
Clean cars are proven 10 per cent more fuel efficient.

• Safer Driving
A clean car and windshield
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How To Use A Roof Rack Without Damaging Your Items

Roof racks are excellent systems for storing extra cargo without taking up essential interior space. This is especially true when you know how to use them correctly. Not only should your rack be properly installed, but it should also be loaded with care. Following are several ways Honolulu drivers can keep both their belongings and themselves protected during lengthy travels.

Choose The Right Luggage For Outside Transport

One of the most important things to remember when using a roof rack is that your items will spend the entirety of your trip exposed to the elements...
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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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What Is The Purpose Of Brake Fluid?


Acura of Honolulu knows how important it is for your vehicle to have a good set of brakes. Brake fluid is an essential part of your vehicle's braking system. You need to have the brake fluid level checked each time you have your vehicle into the shop for its regularly scheduled maintenance.

Brake fluid is a type of hydraulic fluid. Brake fluid runs through the brake lines that go to all four wheels of your vehicle. When you press down on the brake pedal, the brake fluid allows force to be applied to the brakes to allow your vehicle…
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Give Thought to the Type of Spare Tire That You Have for Your Vehicle

Regular routine maintenance for your vehicle requires you to check on your spare tire every now and then. If you haven't used it, that means you have been lucky enough to be free of flat tires. You'll still want to make sure that the spare has plenty of air in it. If you've had the same spare for many years and need to replace it, there are a couple of different varieties you can choose from. This includes:

-The compact temporary tire is a small version of a regular tire that you would drive on all the…
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Let's Clear Up The Differences Between Bumper-To-Bumper Coverage And Powertrain Warranty


At Acura of Honolulu, our biggest priority is helping you make an informed decision about the purchase of your next car. So let's clear up the facts and differences between the powertrain and bumper-to-bumper warranty services, as both are important factors to consider when buying an automobile.

What is a bumper-to-bumper warranty?

Bumper-to-bumper is a generally shorter-term coverage plan that covers typically more repairs than a powertrain warranty. With bumper-to-bumper, you won't have to worry about electrical malfunctions, etc. 
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