The Choice Between All-Season Floor Mats and Carpet Floor Mats

There are many different types of vehicles on the market, which is why it's important to consider all different types of accessories for your ride. Some accessories make your vehicle fit your personality, but other products are designed to provide protection for your investment. If you're choosing between all-season floor mats and carpet floor mats, there's a few things to take into consideration.

Think about your lifestyle. Are you prone to hopping in your vehicle covered in mud and have ruined a floor mat or two? All-weather mats are probably going to be the better option for…

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Pet Care Car Cleaning Practices For a Cleaner Motor Vehicle

We all love our pets, but pet hairs can be downright pesky. To prevent having your vehicle littered with pet hair problems, consider the following:

1. Duct Tape: You read that correctly. Using duct tape is your inexpensive alternative to picking up pet hairs. Simply wrap the tape around your fingers, inside out, and voila! You can press the tape against the pet hairs to retrieve them quickly and effectively.

2. Gloves: Don't like the duct tape idea? Put on a pair of disposable gloves and lightly spray down your vehicle's upholstery. 
 

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Blind-Spot Monitor: Collision Avoidance Tech

Our Acura of Honolulu team is totally on board with the auto industry's ongoing mission to make cars safer and more responsive to real world road conditions. The blind-spot monitor epitomizes this mission's purpose. We love this nifty safety feature. Here's why.

Eyes in Back of Your Head

A blind-spot monitor effectively gives you eyes in back of your head while you're on the road in Honolulu or beyond. The monitor keeps track of your blind spots. It alerts you when a vehicle enters your blind spot or if you attempt to change lanes while there…
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A Look at Extreme Temperatures and Your Car Battery

One of the most significant factors that contributes to your car battery not functioning at peak efficiency is extreme weather. When temperatures become too hot or too cold, your car battery will not work to its optimal potential.

A car battery that exposed to outside temperatures of 92 degrees Fahrenheit on a consistent basis will last less than 50% as long as one typically exposed to temperatures at the 77 degree mark. The capacity of a traditional car battery drops by about 20% when exposed to freezing temperatures. Capacity drops even further as the temperature drops even lower.

 

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Crossing Your Tires

Rotating the tires on your car is an important task as you need to ensure that they a proper balance of wear and tear. Taking the time to have your tires rotated at Acura of Honolulu can also lead to a maximum mileage for your tires instead of replacing them every few months.

The pattern for changing your tires is usually based on the type of vehicle that you have. If you have a front-wheel-drive car, then you can usually change the tires by crossing them over to each side and from front to back.

Rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive cars have…

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Safely Driving Is Avoiding Distracted Driving

Preventing distracted driving means taking a few steps to help give yourself some greater control over your vehicle and ability to get from Point A to Point B. You just need to be sure that you do a few precautionary things to stay safe.

Electronic distractions are the first thing to go. You need to make sure that they are stored away to keep yourself away from the temptation to get involved with them. 

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What Summer Tires Are And Why They're The Best Choice For Warm, Rainy Weather

Honolulu drivers who've invested in high-quality, all-season tires may think that they're getting the greatest possible amount of traction all throughout the year. Surprisingly, however, when the warmer months of late spring and summer arrive, all-season tires aren't always the best choice. At Acura of Honolulu, we're eager to help local motorists understand why summer tires offer the best performance on warm or excessively rainy days.

Summer Tires Have Additives That Significantly Improve Their Traction

Tires are comprised of a balanced mixture of rubber and special fillers. 

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Synthetic Oil Overview

Changing the oil regularly on your vehicle is very important because it will promote better performance and add to the life of the engine. With so many different oil types around today, many drivers are confused as to what their vehicle needs. Synthetic oil and the decision to use it or not is often a topic of discussion among drivers. Come to Acura of Honolulu with all your oil-related questions.

Synthetic motor oil is a special blend of oil made from chemical components. These chemicals result in the oil providing vehicles with the best performance, 

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Keep Your Wheels and Tires Clean

Here in Honolulu, we want you to know how to be educated on how to keep your car super clean so that it maintains its maximum value. When you use your brakes it leaves brake residue on your wheels and tires that can be corrosive to the paint on the wheels and make your car look ugly. Here are some tips for keeping your wheels and tires clean.

Buy Tire Shine, Wheel Cleaner and a Brush

Go to your local auto parts or superstore and buy yourself a little kit for maintaining your wheels and tires.

Clean With Care

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Service Your Coolant or Radiator at Acura of Honolulu

It's important to know a little bit about your cooling system so that you can know when to have it serviced.

What Is the Cooling System?

Your vehicle is a water-cooled system that uses an anti-freeze liquid called coolant to help reduce the temperature inside the engine. The coolant is pumped through the engine by the water pump, and there are a few different ways that your coolant system can fail.

Signs for Servicing Your Coolant System

Here are a few of the obvious symptoms that you are experiencing coolant system problems:

  • Steam coming from engine
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