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Keep Your Wheels and Tires Clean

Here in Honolulu, we want you to know how to be educated on how to keep your car super clean so that it maintains its maximum value. When you use your brakes it leaves brake residue on your wheels and tires that can be corrosive to the paint on the wheels and make your car look ugly. Here are some tips for keeping your wheels and tires clean.

Buy Tire Shine, Wheel Cleaner and a Brush

Go to your local auto parts or superstore and buy yourself a little kit for maintaining your wheels and tires.

Clean With Care

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Service Your Coolant or Radiator at Acura of Honolulu

It's important to know a little bit about your cooling system so that you can know when to have it serviced.

What Is the Cooling System?

Your vehicle is a water-cooled system that uses an anti-freeze liquid called coolant to help reduce the temperature inside the engine. The coolant is pumped through the engine by the water pump, and there are a few different ways that your coolant system can fail.

Signs for Servicing Your Coolant System

Here are a few of the obvious symptoms that you are experiencing coolant system problems:

  • Steam coming from engine
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Applying Touch Up Paint

Having the knowledge and understanding to care for one's vehicle is extremely important to its longevity. At Acura of Honolulu, we strive to impart these skills to our customers and give them the ability to perform minor repairs themselves.

Touching up minor scratches is an important skill to have as it prevents the rusting of the metal underneath and keeps your vehicles appearance at its best. This is done through several easy to understand steps and can be done quickly at home.

  • Get the proper paint by finding your vehicle's factory color code in the owner's manual…
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You Get To Decide To Avoid A Tire Blowout

Tire blowouts have been around with us for as long as people have been driving vehicles, but that doesn’t make them any less frightening. In fact, a tire blowout can be both a major financial concern as well as a danger to a person’s safety and the safety of others. Clearly, this is something you want to avoid entirely.

To avoid a tire blowout, consider making sure that the tires are not damaged in any way before you drive on them. It is all too easy to pick up a rock or a piece of glass at some…

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Controlling Your Pet's Hair Inside the Vehicle

At Acura of Honolulu we want you to be an informed vehicle owner when it comes to caring for your vehicle. Part of this is knowing how to clean up after your pet! Cleaning up your pet's hair can be a hassle; that's why we made this article to make it just a little easier. Here are a few tips:

Pet Hair Prevention

Keep in mind that you can prevent most hairy messes by placing seat covers before you place your pet inside. Brush your pet down before you put them in, and in some cases placing them…

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Why Keeping Your Vehicle Clean is Beneficial

We want you to be a knowledgeable vehicle owner and that means knowing how to get the most out of your investment.

Although washing your vehicle is actually just as important as performing regular oil changes and other such maintenance, it is a chore which is neglected more often than not. So, listed below are some reasons to motivate you to keep your vehicle clean.

• Exterior Damage Prevention
Dirt can seriously rust and damage your protective coating.

• Better Fuel Efficiency
Clean cars are proven 10 per cent more fuel efficient.

• Safer Driving
A clean car and windshield
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How To Use A Roof Rack Without Damaging Your Items

Roof racks are excellent systems for storing extra cargo without taking up essential interior space. This is especially true when you know how to use them correctly. Not only should your rack be properly installed, but it should also be loaded with care. Following are several ways Honolulu drivers can keep both their belongings and themselves protected during lengthy travels.

Choose The Right Luggage For Outside Transport

One of the most important things to remember when using a roof rack is that your items will spend the entirety of your trip exposed to the elements...
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Solenoid and Noise Checks can Expose Starter Ills

It can be easy to notice and replace damage on external vehicle components like tires or windows. Internal components can be harder to diagnose, and vehicle starters can be the toughest of all. Thankfully, vehicle owners who take note of a few basic signs can often diagnose and fix tricky starter issues.

Starter solenoids are special electro-mechanical devices that are crucial to starter operation. If starter solenoids fail to either conduct current or move, most vehicles engines fail to start. Drivers who notice strange clicking noises when 

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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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