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Different Types of Winter Tires for Your Adventures

Folks that live in cold climates all have one thing in common: Winter weather! Whether you need to travel for business or to see family, you need to be prepared for whatever comes your way this season. There are several options for outfitting your tires for the winter, and the one you pick will depend upon the kind of snowfall levels you're likely to encounter.

If you live in or travel to a region of the country that only experiences a light dusting of snow now and then, performance winter tires may be the option for you.  

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Tire Tread and Pressure Maintenance Tips Will Help You Properly Care for Your Vehicle

If you are providing your vehicle with some routine maintenance, your tires are a part of your vehicle that require some attention. After all, your tires heavily contribute to the overall safety of your vehicle. If you want to check the tread of your tires to see if a new set is needed soon, you can use the penny test to see where the current life of your tires is at. You simply insert a penny upside-down in the tread of your tires. The amount of Lincoln's head that you can see will tell you the current life of…

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The Purpose of the Differential Fluid and How to Keep Everything Functional

Differential fluid is actually one of the most important fluids to have in your vehicle. One of the reasons that it is so important is that it serves a function when it comes to the gears. The function it serves is to transfer heat away from the gear to help it last longer.

Given that the differential fluid serves such a major function in your vehicle, it is important to know that it can breakdown. Therefore, you have to be on top of the fluid and be aware of the symptoms as they occur so that you don't have…

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What is a Timing Belt?

As an informed car owner, learning the inner workings of your car is a must. For this reason, our Acura service team wanted to ensure that you know about how a timing belt works in your vehicle. A timing belt can be thought of as a device used to ensure your gears shift seamlessly as you accelerate.

The length of time that a timing belt lasts is largely dependent on how hard you drive your vehicle but many experts agree that a typical timing belt will last anywhere from 70,000 to 100,000 miles assuming it is regularly checked…

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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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