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Useful Information About Your Automobile's Alternator

Our staff at Acura of the Rio Grande Valley has a mission to help keep our customers informed about their vehicles. Your vehicle's starting system includes a battery, starter, and alternator. These are important pieces of equipment that help your vehicle perform well. Here is some helpful information about your vehicle's alternator.

Your vehicle's alternator is important because it keeps the battery charged when you are driving. It also helps the battery keep the electrical components in your car working properly, which include the headlights and windshield wipers.  

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How to Get Better Fuel Economy

Gas prices are a little lower than in past years, but the price is still high. You want to get the best fuel economy from your vehicle as possible. By following a few basic tips, you can get better gas mileage from your car.

One of the best ways to improve fuel economy is to go slower. By reducing speed even by a small amount, you can save money on gas. 

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Ease Stress When Traveling with Your Pet

Car travel can be stressful for pets, especially when you’re on a long trip. By adjusting your travel style, you can make the trip easier for everyone.

When you’re on a road trip, be sure to take plenty of breaks. A few 10-15 minute stops give your pet time to get some exercise, relieve themselves, and enjoy the fresh air before you get back on the road.

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Reasons for Using a Dashcam

Adding accessories to your car can improve its appearance or enhance its performance. Some accessories, like a dashboard camera, can even help in the event of an accident.

Present your case in court with video proof from your dash cam, rather than relying on spoken testimony. While you're away from your vehicle, the camera can record parking lot fender-benders and vandalism to your vehicle...

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Tow Safely with These Tips and Tricks

Just because your vehicle has a hitch doesn’t mean that it can tow anything you put behind it. Towing an unsafe load could result in serious injuries, expensive damage, and deaths. Here is a look at some simple tips that you can use to safely tow a load.

Before pulling any load, you must first make sure that your vehicle has an adequate towing capacity. 

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Why You Want a Crossover

Crossovers have become a very popular vehicle in recent years. If you’re considering buying a crossover, it’s important that you know all there is to know. We want you to make an informed decision if and when you do decide to purchase a crossover. Stop at Acura of the Rio Grande Valley and speak with our trained staff. They can answer any questions you may have.

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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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Tips for Safe Use of a Roof Rack

Roof racks increase the storage space that you have. They make it possible to haul a canoe or kayak on top of your car or SUV. Improper use of a roof rack could result in injuries to you or damage to your car. When installing the rack, be sure to tighten all of the bolts properly.

You will also need to measure the height of your vehicle with the roof rack and the load. The last thing you would want to deal with is getting stuck under an overpass, tunnel or bridge that your trip's route requires you to…

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Tips for Driving in the Rain

With the increase of rain during the summer, there is also an increase in automobile accidents. We want you to be safe on the road and understand how to handle hazardous conditions. Read further to learn how to stay safe during the rain!

It is important to make sure that your windshield wipers are in good condition. The inserts shouldn’t leave any streaks that could cause poor visibility. In addition, you should also be certain that all taillights, headlights, and turn signals are operating properly. To be prepared for the rain, you should also make sure that your tires…

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