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Explore the 2020 Acura RDX at Acura of the Rio Grande

If anyone could point to a single vehicle segment and say that it is the one that every driver feels like is a must-have, it's the compact SUV. Compact SUVs are ideal for a variety of reasons, including sedan-like handling, stellar cargo capacity, and robust performance. However, you know what's better than a compact SUV?

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The 2020 Acura MDX is Available Now at Acura of the Rio Grande

The next-generation of Acura is officially upon us, and it is an exciting time to be in the market for a new luxury vehicle. As SUVs continue to dominate the conversation around McAllen, the brand-new 2020 Acura MDX has arrived with excitement surrounding it at a fever pitch. This new three-row midsize SUV features a powerful engine that pairs with an equally strong fuel economy and handling that makes even the most ordinary daily commute feel anything but.

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How to Use a Roof Rack

Roof racks are present on most types of vehicles and are useful for transporting additional items or sporting equipment while on the road. The racks are easy to use, whether you need to bring along a kayak or a few extra suitcases.

You'll need to attach the box or container when it's empty to ensure it's easy to lift onto the vehicle without getting injured. Get the help of another person to avoid accidents due to the weight and size of the item. The container should be measured in advance to ensure it can fit onto the…

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How to Make a Sensible Decision for Your Teen's First Car

There are many challenges your teen will face throughout their life. One of the most significant will be staying safe as they drive around town. To help them conquer this challenge, it's essential to choose a vehicle that will keep them safe in any condition they may face. At Acura of the Rio Grande Valley, we offer these tips to help you choose a car that will do just that.

Perhaps the most critical information to consider is the crash test ratings of the vehicle you are considering. This data can help you quickly narrow down your options and…

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What to Do After a Vehicle Collision

Sooner or later, virtually every driver becomes involved in an accident with their vehicle. Collisions are emotionally draining, even when they are minor. If you are involved in one, it's important to remember the following tips.

If you are uninjured, the most important thing to do is check to see if anyone else in your vehicle is hurt and to call for emergency help if they are. Following this step, make sure your vehicle and those of the other motorists involved can be moved to a secure place, such as the side of the road, to exchange information safely…

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Why Android Auto is a Great Feature

Android Auto is among the most popular features available in most new cars today. It allows you to use your voice to send text messages, make calls or use apps on your smartphone. This allows you to keep your focus on the road as opposed to touching screens or looking for a button on the steering wheel.

If you aren't sure where you are going, Google Maps is there to help. It allows you to get directions in real time as well as traffic updates and other important information. Using this feature, you are less likely to get stuck…

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Are You Guilty of Distracted Driving?

Although we seldom care to admit it, most of us are guilty of distracted driving, whether we realize it or not. At Acura of the Rio Grande Valley, we want to keep you as safe as possible when you’re on the road, so we’re here to offer some tips on how to not drive distracted.

  • If you’re a multi-tasker, do it before you get behind the wheel.
  • Any phone calls or texts should be done prior to driving.
  • Do not eat or drink when driving. 
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Ways to Prevent Your Car From Being Stolen

At Acura of the Rio Grande Valley, we don’t want you to become a victim of auto theft like hundreds of thousands of other car owners. We have some great tips to provide you that will decrease the likelihood of having your vehicle stolen. Pay us a visit. Here are some safety tips.

  • Avoid parking in unlit areas or high-crime areas.
  • Make sure you remove the keys and lock all doors when you leave the vehicle.
  • Have the VIN number embedded into all the windows. 
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Anyone Can Maximize Fuel Economy With a Few Simple Tips

Any savvy driver is always looking for ways to get the most gas mileage out of a vehicle. Having your vehicle regularly inspected and serviced is one of the most effective ways to make sure that your engine is running properly and gas is being burned efficiently.

In addition, you should try to use cruise control as much as possible on longer trips. Pack as lightly as possible for longer trips because extra cargo weighs your car down and burns more gas. Also, avoid accelerating or braking abruptly when possible.  

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Get That Back-to-School Car Checkup!

School days are coming. They bring with them many responsibilities, which also include things to do with the car. As the school year approaches, taking care of a vehicle may become unavoidable since college students and "taxi driving" parents don't want to run into mishaps.

Don't ignore the basics. Let this be the first rule of a back-to-school auto check. Have all the major fluids checked. Don't overlook checking the condition of the brakes. Make sure the tires and hoses aren't worn. Neglected all these essential inspection points could prove hazardous. 

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