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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Basic Information About Mufflers and Exhausts

If you have a vehicle, then you probably know a little bit about your muffler and your exhaust system. However, you should have a more basic understanding of these parts of your vehicle. Here's a look at what you should know about your vehicle's muffler and exhaust.

What is a Muffler?

The muffler is the silencer of your exhaust system. Without the muffler, your exhaust system will make loud noises every type you drive your vehicle. A typical muffler will last five to seven years before it requires replacement.

 

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What's The Difference Between Oversteer And Understeer?

Oversteering and understeering are two terms applied depending on how the steering behaves. Oversteering will occur when the vehicle turns more than the driver's action it while understeering is becoming less than how the driver controls it. The two actions will arise depending on the vehicle’s steering angle and acceleration.

Both the understeer and the oversteer occurs as a because of the difference in slip angles between the front wheels and the rear. Slip angle is that angle difference between the wheel direction and the where the car is heading.

When it comes to understeering, 

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Signs That Your Fuel System Needs Immediate Repair

Do you know how your gas gets from your fuel tank to your engine? The part responsible is the fuel pump. If your fuel pump is not functioning properly, then you may have some performance issues with your vehicle. Left unchecked, you could have a complete engine breakdown. Here are some warning signs to look for.

Sputtering Vehicle At Higher Speed

The faster your vehicle goes, the more your fuel pump has to work. If your fuel pump is failing, it will have trouble feeding your engine with gas. This could lead to a sputtering vehicle and a potential breakdown…

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What Are the Different Spare Tires?

Once a car's tire goes flat, it needs replacing. Will you use a smaller-sized "donut" or a full-sized replacement? There's a big difference between the two.

A donut is a small-sized tire intended as a short-term replacement. Once this tire goes on the car, you need to travel slowly to a tire shop to get a full-size replacement. Donuts have limitations. They can explode at high speeds and are not meant for long-term driving

Some opt to keep full-sized tires in their vehicles. A matching full-sized tire provides an immediate replacement.

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