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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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Buy A Used Car With Confidence At Acura of Honolulu

When you come to buy a used car at Acura of Honolulu we want you to have the most confidence in your purchase, by making the most informed decision possible. There is no smarter decision than buying a used car because you will save thousands in your bank account. Not to mention the fact that you could have a used car that has maybe 30k miles that is a lot higher quality than that of a new car priced the same.

Worried about the risk of buying a used car? We understand. But let us show you how the industry…
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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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Ways to Debadge Your Car

Many people choose to debadge a car in order to customize the exterior. This means that all of the manufacturer's logos and symbols are removed. The most important thing to keep in mind in this process is that you do not want to damage the paint, so go slow and steady.

You can loosen the adhesive on the logos by spraying a solution on them. Give the solution some time to work off the glue before trying to gently scrape it away. You may want to try using dental floss to that you do not scratch the paint. The…
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Avoiding a Tire Blowout

Your vehicle’s tires are an important part of keeping your car safe on the road. When they have lower tire pressure or experience any damage, you could be headed for a tire blowout. When this happens, you could be driving on a busy highway, and suddenly, your tire goes completely flat or pops. This could lead to some severe problems, including terrible accidents if driving at higher speeds on the highway.

Before you go on any major trip and if you notice severe vibrations when you drive, you should check your tires. Getting your tires inspected takes zero time…
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