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How Do Extreme Temperatures Affect Car Batteries?

Your car battery is not designed to withstand extreme temperatures. Both hot and cold weather can do a lot of damage to the batteries. Extremely cold weather can slow down the chemical reaction inside of the battery. Even if you have a brand-new battery, it can still be damaged by the cold weather. It may take you a lot longer to start your car.

Hot temperature will shorten the life of your battery. A battery that has been exposed to a 77-degree Fahrenheit temperature will last about 50 percent longer than a battery that has been exposed to 

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Get the Most Out of Your Roof Rack

Roof racks are a great way to expand your cargo space when hitting the road. Here at Acura of the Rio Grande Valley, we want to make sure you are getting the most out of this feature. There are a few key things for drivers in San Juan to keep in mind when using one.

Load gear on top of your vehicle carefully so you do not damage the paint. If the item is heavy or awkward, make sure you get help. You should also have an idea of what the item or items you are loading weigh. Your owner…

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Rainy Day Safe Driving Techniques

If you'll be driving in the rain, and most of us to with some regularity during different times of the year, you need to make sure you understand specific safe driving techniques. When it comes to driving in the rain, the most important step you need to take is to slow down. A considerable number of accidents occur in San Juan and elsewhere during the course of any given year because people drive too fast in the rain.

In order to enhance your safety when driving in the rain, turn on your lights. 

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Tire Rotations Need To Be Done Regularly

Tires are an expensive purchase. A set of them runs into the hundreds of dollars. Thus, they are a valuable investment to make. You should also consider protecting that investment by making sure to get those tires rotated on a regular basis.

The best information out there right now says that one should rotate their tires approximately every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. This is approximately the same number of miles that one runs between oil changes.

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Alignment Services at Acura of the Rio Grande Valley

One of your car's suspension system's most important functions is to keep your vehicle in alignment.

Alignment refers to the degree to which all four of your wheels and tires are running straight down the road.

Bumps, normal wear and tear and even excessive speed can take your car out of alignment.

When that happens, you can lose reliable handling, experience tire wear and notice vibrations inside the cabin.

Alignment Inspection and Service

An alignment inspection involves measuring your vehicle's alignment against factory specifications.



 
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Do Summer Tires Outperform All-Season Tires?

San Juan drivers should know how to choose the right tires for their driving habits, the local weather conditions, and the current season. While all-season tires certainly sound like the best choice for meeting the demands of every weather condition, summer tires are by far the better choice for the summer warmer. At Acura of the Rio Grande Valley, we're committed to helping consumers make informed decisions when choosing their vehicles' tires.

All-Weather Tires Are Not Actually Designed For Superior Year-Round Performance

When it comes to all-weather tires, their very name seems to

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The Importance of a Roadside Emergency Kit

If you’ve ever had a roadside emergency kit, you know how important it is to be prepared. The best way to get through a roadside emergency is to have a roadside emergency kit to keep you going until help arrives. At Acura of the Rio Grande Valley, we want you to be an informed driver aware of what you need in terms of a roadside emergency kit.

The best things to put in your roadside emergency kit are items to keep you safe and pass the time. Here are some ideas.
 
• Tool kit
• Spare tire and tire changing kit…
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Winter Driving Tips to Help You Stay Safe

Staying safe when you're behind the wheel this winter takes preparation, and we can help here at Acura of the Rio Grande Valley serving San Juan car shoppers. Follow our winter driving tips to enhance protection during harsh winter weather.

Although staying home is the safer option when the roads are icy, there are times when going out is necessary. Before you leave, check the weather, and tell someone where you're planning on going and when you're planning to arrive. You can also pack a cold-weather kit with items that include blankets, warm clothes, food, water, medical…

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Common Signs That Your Exhaust is Leaking

Your exhaust system is very important. It moves toxic gases away from your vehicle. It also helps to move the noise away from your engine so you can hear yourself think as you drive. When this system is working properly, it affects your entire vehicle. Acura of the Rio Grande Valley has compiled a list of common signs to watch out for if you think your exhaust is leaking.
  • Listen closely to the noise that is coming out of your tail pipe. You don't want to hear anything like a hissing or popping noise. A whistling can indicate restriction…
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A Brief Intro to Car Wax: Benefits, How to Use

Car wax is pretty transparent, no pun. It is wax derived from a variety of organic sources, such as carnauba plant leaves or even coal. Many car wax products contain a mixture of organic and synthetic waxes from substances like silicone. Our Acura of the Rio Grande Valley team prides itself on our customer service and auto care knowledge, so here's a brief intro to car wax, its benefits and how to use it.

A Seal of Protection

Wax is typically hard at room temperature. When mixed with solvents and oils, it becomes viscous, pliable, spreadable. Wax repels water…

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