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Preserving Your Vehicle's Value: Discover The Importance Of Washing Your Car

At Acura of Johnston, we know that consistency is key to keeping cars in good condition. Johnston drivers shouldn't wait until their engine oil is burned beyond recognition before investing in oil changes. While this might seem like a no-brainer, there are many areas of automotive maintenance that people commonly overlook until irreversible damages have already occurred. This is certainly the case when it comes to washing their cars. Although the benefits of regularly washing your vehicle might seem purely aesthetic; they're not.

 
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Alert While Trick-or-Treating Near The Road

While you're walking around with your children as they are trick-or-treating, you want to try to cross streets at corners. Pay attention to the traffic lights and any crosswalk lights in Johnston so that you walk with the flow of traffic.

Unless it's an emergency, put all of your electronics in your pocket so that you aren't distracted when you're walking with your children. You need to keep your head up as much as possible. Children should try to wear makeup with costumes so that they don't have to struggle to see from a mask…

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How Do Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors Work?

Some drivers dread being on the road after dark. In addition to difficulty in seeing the road ahead, the bright headlights from drivers following behind can add to the visibility issues by causing temporary blindness. Not only are bright lights annoying, they can delay a driver's response time as their eyes adjust to the dark after seeing bright light.

Intent on eliminating this hazard, modern cars feature rearview mirrors that dim themselves in response to bright lights. A clear gel sitting between two pieces of glass in the mirror is invisible under ordinary conditions. 
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Obeying the Rules of the Road can Save Cyclist Lives

When drivers leave their houses for road trips, one of the main goals of such vehicle operators is to get home safe and sound. Unfortunately, many drivers end up getting into preventable and sometimes fatal accidents with other vehicles and bicyclists. Thankfully, drivers who apply a few simple common-sense driving rules can lower the odds of such tragic events.

It can be easy for drivers like you to get into the habit of looking only for other cars as you drive. That said, vehicle drivers must share the roadways and sidewalks with many people on foot or on conveyances such…
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How to Drive with a Pet

Navigating the open roads with a pet for your company does not have to be inconvenient for you if you take the right steps to get ready for your trip. The following safety tips will make sure that you and your pooch stay safe even if you have a crash.

Prepare before your trip to have a designated space for your pet to rest during the ride. It should be at least in the second row because the airbags can cause grave injuries to your pet if they come on. You want to set up a gate guard so that…
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Find Out How to Drive Better in the Rain

Driving in the rain can be difficult. At Acura of Johnston, we want to make sure you’re safe. After all, there’s no reason to crash your new car just because of not knowing how to handle the weather in Johnston.

You need to expect the unexpected on the road, especially when it’s raining. There may be more water on the roads than you think. Slow your speed and allow for more space between you and the vehicle in front of you. If you do start to skid, look and steer in the direction of the car so…
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What is a Backup Camera?

For cars purchased after 2015, the rearview camera became a necessity. Many auto manufacturers started to include this sensor camera standard due to changes in the law that would require it by 2018. As such, there are many car manufacturers that have added on to their vehicle's safety ratings just by including these cameras.

Back in early 2000s, backup cameras were not as popular. Today, they are installed with every vehicle because they have been shown to decrease pedestrian injuries and parking lot accidents. With parking assist guides and other sensors, it's easy to follow the guides as…
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How Do Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors Work?

Perhaps every driver has experienced the aggravation of having bright lights shining into their rearview mirror. Whether it's from inconsiderate drivers or overly tall vehicles, it can not only inspire irritation but can even be dangerous if it causes the driver to develop a temporary blind spot.

Auto-dimming rearview mirrors seek to eliminate this potential safety hazard by incorporating light sensing and blocking technologies directly into the mirror itself. Using a sensor built into the housing of the...

 

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The Importance of Getting A Car Cover

You have just purchased or leased your new vehicle and thinking about getting a car cover. That's an excellent idea! We here at Acura of Johnston want to ensure that you know the best ways to keep your vehicle protected from the elements and unwanted intrusions.

Did you know that strong UV rays from the sun can actual damage your vehicle? That's right. Paint and rubber parts could fade over time. Rain could also be a nuisance when water gets into certain parts. Water spots can be difficult to remove if they are left baking in the sun…
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Why Opt for a Crossover?

The term crossover was once applied to compact SUVs, minivans, station wagons and similar vehicles. Today, the term is usually associated with a compact SUV. There are many reasons why some people prefer this type of vehicle.

The mechanical and electrical technology found on today's crossovers ensure that occupants enjoy a more comfortable ride and a vehicle that is easier to maneuver. The aesthetic style is such that the vehicles provide all of the comforts of a traditional car. However, they have more interior space and are higher off of the ground, which enhances road visibility.
 

 

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