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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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An Infotainment System Explained

Our Acura of Honolulu team has a goal to help our customers in Honolulu make the most of the amenities and features that are equipped with their vehicles. If you have an infotainment system, there are many ways you can use it to your advantage.

An infotainment system is an in-car multimedia system. Manufacturers market infotainment systems under proprietary names. In-car entertainment systems typically support Bluetooth wireless streaming....

 

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What Exactly is Car Wax?

If you've taken your vehicle to a car wash, you may have wondered why you've been offered wax in addition to the actual wash. Wax is a protective barrier that can keep moisture, dust, and grime from penetrating your vehicle's exterior. At Acura of Honolulu, it's something that we recommend to anyone who wants to keep his or her car looking new for many years.

Wax used on vehicles can either be natural or synthetic. Some products are extracted from plants or other naturally found materials like coal, and others are made in factories...

 

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How to Charge a Car Battery

At Acura of Honolulu, we want everyone to know how to troubleshoot common issues with their vehicles. There may come a point at which your car battery stops working. In some cases, this is because you left the light on when you came home from work last night. In others, it is because the battery is old and needs to be replaced.

To determine the damage done, it's important to attempt to charge the battery. This can be done by unplugging your battery charger from the wall and turning it off. From there, place the red clamp on the…

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The Function Of The Tire Pressure Light


Many of the vehicles sold at Acura of Honolulu are equipped with tire pressure monitor systems. With these systems, there is a sensor in each tire. If the pressure becomes low, the driver receives a warning. What can cause the tire pressure light to come on?

The main cause of the light coming on is a tire that has been punctured and is leaking air. The light lets the driver know that a tire might be having a problem, and the driver needs to take action to deal with the problem tire.

Another reason that the light might come on…
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How a Backup Camera Operates


If you are looking for a newer vehicle, you may have more advanced safety features. A backup camera is a safety feature we at Acura of Honolulu like to show our customers how to use. Whether you are parking at a football game or traveling out of town, a backup camera can help you see behind your car when you are in reverse.

These cameras help you see objects or people that are in the way as you are trying to reverse. They are also good for parking in the city. Some advances in technology today provides some vehicles with…
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Matching Tow Ratings With Brake Ratings is Key to Safety

When it comes to properly configuring vehicular towing setups, is important for vehicular operators to select components that match and complement each other. While at first glance they may not seem to have much in common, vehicle braking systems and tow hitch ratings are actually subtly connected. As such, drivers who carefully match the towing and the braking capacities of their vehicles will be setting themselves up for future successes.

Towing hitches come in several ratings, and some of these hitches are capable of supporting between 8,000 and 18,000 pounds of cargo. 
 

 

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Can Rodents Cause Your Car to Break Down?

Breakdowns are very stressful as well as annoying. However, they can also be inevitable. Even if you drive carefully and make sure that you are on top of the maintenance, there are other factors that can influence how well your car is going to last. One common cause of a breakdown is due to rodent damage.

One thing that is a common occurrence is rodent damage. Rodents often find a way to access the engine and begin chewing on the wires. One thing that you should do is look at the area...

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Jump Start Another Car Safely

It's easy to jump start another car, but you have to pay attention to what you are doing. Jumper cables have red and black contacts, which match the red and black terminals on both vehicles. Turn off both cars and attach the cables carefully to the good vehicle first.

Be careful that you don't allow the two clamps on your jumper cables to touch once they are attached to the good battery. This will cause sparks and can damage your good vehicle. Attach the jumper cables one at a time to the bad battery. Match the red wire…
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