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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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Tips for Installing a Child Safety Seat Correctly

Have you been thinking of installing a child safety seat? There are a few things you need to know before you get started.

Make sure you select the right size seat. A seat that is too small or too large will not be effective in protecting your child properly. Read the labels to determine which seat should be used for your child. You will need to know your child's age, height, and weight to select a model.

It's also important that you place the car seat in the backseat of the vehicle. This ensures your child will be…

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The Reasons You Might Want to Buy a Crossover Vehicle?

There are several different crossover vehicle models on the market today. These types of vehicles are becoming increasingly popular as they provide more room than a car, but they are less costly to drive than a full-sized SUV. There are reasons that a crossover vehicle might be right for you.

A crossover vehicle provides the great traction that you are looking for in a full-size SUV. Crossovers usually are equipped with all-wheel drive. This will assist you in driving in inclement conditions. Crossover vehicles also are easier on the pocketbook....
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Benefits of SUVs

The SUV has gained popularity over the recent years. The manufacturers of the models have paid attention to the needs of the buyer, ensuring the vehicle is safe, spacious, and sturdy. Not sure whether to buy SUVs? Here are some of the reasons as to why you should buy an Acura SUV.

• Economical in Fuel usage. Unlike gas-guzzlers of the past, new SUVs are rated to achieve over 30 miles per gallon, and the owner can still enjoy the benefit of a large spacious vehicle.

• Safety is Key. SUVs are made to be vast, robust and commanding on the road…

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