Windshield Chip Repairs - Why You Should Have Them Done

Here at Acura of Honolulu we know that it is important for drivers to save money on car maintenance. One way to do that is windshield chip repairs. This type of repair may prevent you from having to replace an entire windshield. Here's a quick look.

A chip in your windshield is a serious problem that generally requires immediate attention. These small areas can rapidly expand, leaving you with a major crack. Extreme temperatures can also affect the rate at which a windshield chip spreads. 

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Service Your Fuel System For A Better Running Engine

It's important to service your engine's fuel system because fuel isn't in a perfect state when you pour it into the tank.

Dirt fuel and carbon deposits from the combustion process cause the fuel injectors to clog up over time, and dirty fuel can clog the fuel filter causing the engine to stop or stall unexpectedly.

Steps For Cleaning The Fuel System

Here are a few two services you can try to fix the problem if you suspect that your engine is experiencing fuel issues:

  • Fuel cleaner additive

The first thing you can try is adding a…

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Are There Smart Steps to Driving in the Rain?

Why would someone follow the driver's tracks ahead of his/her vehicle when driving in the rain? The lead driver may clear out some of the water in the road, and water may undermine traction. Hopefully, all drivers have tires that are in good shape and adequate tread. Such things prove helpful when dealing with rainy road conditions.

Rainfall doesn't need to be heavy to create hazards. Light right might contribute to hydroplaning, and hydroplaning may lead to a crash. If a vehicle does hydroplane, braking or steering too hard might cause traction loss. Cruise control won't…

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Choosing the Right Car Seat for Your Child

The right car seat is one that fits your vehicle and your child. Every car seat is required to meet safety standards and pass crash tests. Before you buy a car seat, you will need to check it. A car seat may be the right fit for your child, but it may not fit in your car. Most places will allow you to see if the car seat fits before you buy it.

You have the option of buying used or new. Car seat experts do not recommend that you buy a used car seat. However, if you still choose…

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Important Thoughts About Car Washing

A clean car lives up to appearances. When a driver coasts around town in a shiny car, the vehicle may leave a positive impression. How a person cares for his/her car and other belongings says a lot about the person. This point alone reveals why it is essential to wash a car routinely. And there are other reasons.

Preserving a vehicle's finish might be one positive effect of car washing. Someone living in an area where it snows may find the car coming into contact with salt. People parking 

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Glare Reduction: Auto-Dimming Mirrors

When you purchase a car from us at Acura of Honolulu, we might mention such safety features as an auto-dimming rearview mirror. If you have ever felt blinded when you glanced in your rearview mirror at night while driving in Honolulu, you can imagine how helpful such a mirror can be.

These mirrors reduce the glare you get from bright lights. They make it easier to see, and they reduce driver fatigue and the likelihood of accidents. Auto-dimming rearview mirrors work with the use of sensors. An ambient sensor determines when the light is low and auto-dimming may be necessary…

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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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