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Brake Pads: Know Your Options

There is no one-type-fits-all when it comes to brake pads for your vehicle. There are three main types of pads manufactured for the standard automobile. These options include a semi-metallic, organic, and ceramic pad. Understanding how these options are made and why goes the distance when it comes to allowing you to make the most informed decision possible when choosing brake pads for your vehicle.

Made from metal fibers such as copper, steel, and brass, semi-metallic brake pads are universal...

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How Alternators Generate Current

Alternators generate enough power to run every electrical unit in a vehicle. The process of generating that power is called electromagnetism. To produce that power requires three principal parts and a voltage regulator.

  • The rotor consists of a magnet or a group of tiny magnets that spin inside the alternator housing within the confines of repeated windings of fine copper wire.
  • The copper wire assembly is called a stator. When the magnets spin against the stator, they create a magnetic field that generates an electrical current in the copper wiring.
  • The copper wires are connected to a...
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Keep Windshield Wiper Fluid In Your Vehicle And Drive With Clear Visibility


Keeping your windshield clear for proper visibility is a critical safety factor. Some individuals prefer to fill the reservoir meant for windshield wiper fluid with water, but this can cause serious issues.

Windshield wiper fluid will not freeze at as high a temperature as water making it a safer option. When water sits in your windshield wiper fluid reservoir, it will become stagnant. This can enable the growth of dangerous bacteria, and become a health risk for the driver. The detergents and solvents contained in windshield wiper fluid are more effective...
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Reasons Why You Should Own an SUV

Are you looking for an excellent excuse as to why you should own an SUV? Look no further -- we have plenty of reasons why you should drive an SUV.

Excellent Gas Mileage

The SUV has been known as a gas hog, but after recent upgrades, the SUV has a lot more to offer potential buyers. With updates, some SUVs are known to achieve more than 30 miles per gallon on the highway. You no longer have to worry about gas mileage.

Excellent Towing Capabilities as Compared to Cars

If you're an active person, this is the car for you…

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Benefits of Buying Parts from the Dealership

The question of where to buy spare parts for your car is one of the problems that trouble many people. While there are many aftermarkets where you can get parts, there is always the question of which one is better. Which quality will work well with your vehicle? Our staff at Acura of Honolulu highlights some of the reasons why you should buy your parts from the OEM.

Visit our local dealership to get all your questions answered and to get the replacement service from experts who are capable of answering all your doubts.

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How to Compare 4-Wheel-Drive and All-Wheel-Drive

When the average consumer gets to talking about multiple-wheel-drive vehicles they tend to speak of all-wheel and 4-wheel drive units as being the same thing. They are, however, two distinct and separate systems and they are used for different types of driving.

The 4-wheel-drive systems are used primarily in pickup trucks and larger sized off-road SUVs. Primarily used for off-road situations and rough terrain, the 4-wheel-drive vehicles utilize a lowered gear ratio and a split differential. The all-wheel-drive vehicles are usually sedans, crossovers, and high-performance cars.

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Have a Safe Trip by Maintaining Your Headlights


Headlight maintenance, along with other car maintenance needs, is incredibly important for you to have a safe trip, especially during the season changes. Since the evening is creeping along at a much earlier time, it would be a good idea to get your headlights checked to make sure that you:
1) don't get in an accident
2) cause an accident
3) don't get a ticket from the police

Headlight maintenance is very important -- without working headlights, not only can you cause a great deal of harm to yourself and others but you can potentially get your license taken…
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Simple Storage is Best for Driving with Food for the Holidays

Want an easy holiday drive for your holiday trip with food on board? Take your vehicle to Acura of Honolulu and let proficient mechanics inspect and repair items not working correctly on your vehicle. Don’t get out on the road and discover your fluids are out of balance or a battery cable is loose. If you do not prepare for long distance driving, you may not have tools for the simplest repair. When the car is ready for long range, carrying food to your destination is easier.
  • Use lunch containers for prep foods and store on ice
  • Transport breads…
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New Features for the Acura TLX

The 2018 Acura TLX takes all the best qualities of the previous model, and adds more features and options for the driver to enjoy. The new options give the TLX a thrill that it seemed to be missing previously; the V6-engine choices, the A-Spec and V6 Advance, add power and handling that makes the TLX really shine.

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