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Learn About LATCH Evaluations for Your Child's Car Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has raised the standards for securing car seats in vehicles. Over the past few years, IIHS has required vehicle manufacturers to make installation improve ease-of-use. Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) makes installing car seats easier and ensure that children are properly secured.

LATCH Systems Keep Your Child Safer

Many vehicles were rated for their ease-of-use and did poorly before the LATCH ratings system. Since then, newer cars have earned higher ratings.  

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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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What Does Your Alternator Do?

If your car continuously needs a battery jump or you find that your headlights or dash lights are dimming, then you may need to have your alternator checked. The alternator is a part of your car’s electrical system and is what feeds energy to the battery, lights, doors, and windows.

Signs of a Faulty Alternator

Your car's dashboard lights should indicate if your battery or alternator is working correctly. Your vehicle could lose power while you’re driving, which could result in a severe road hazard. Once your alternator dies, your car may not restart and require a…

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Stay Safe on the Road by Optimizing Your Steering System

Understeering is a problem that makes the process of staying on a curve challenging. Oversteering causes an opposite problem, as it makes steering sharper. These steering problems are easy to resolve since they're caused by steering components that influence grip.

When a vehicle begins to understeer, a driver doesn't experience grip during cornering situations. This happens because the wheels are affected by increased engine power. As a result, while a vehicle that understeers is driven around a curve, the lack of grip will make it continue to drift straight. 

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Automobile Headlights Should be Inspected Regularly

Your headlights are tactical defensive parts that keep everyone safe in your cabin at night. If one bulb fails to shine, all passengers will be at risk because other drivers will have a tough time seeing your vehicle approaching on the road. By getting your headlights inspected regularly, you won't have to deal with sudden lighting problems that can impact everyone's safety.

Inspections should be done at a shop when everything is working correctly and whenever you notice minor or dramatic performance problems while using the high or low beams. 

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Cabin and Engine Air Filters

Many people think of cabin and engine air filter replacements as unnecessary. This is thanks in part to horror stories of bad repair shops showing drivers dirty filters that didn't come out of their car. The truth is that your air filters should be replaced at regular intervals according to your car's owner's manual.

Air filters provide two vital services in your car. They make sure that the air you breathe is clean and they protect your air conditioner and engine from damage. A dirty air filter can lose protective ability and allow small particles to enter…

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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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