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Salt Corrosion Is Real: How Can You Protect Your Vehicle?

Your vehicle may suffer from salt corrosion if you don't take quick action to battle back against this enemy. A lot of roads are salted as the winter months approach and the threat of snow and ice become a bigger deal. Make sure you don't let it impact your vehicle.

Wash Your Vehicle Immediately - You need to wash your vehicle as soon as possible after you understand that it has driven through an area with salt on the roads. This is not just about the look of the vehicle but about getting the salt off of it right…

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Touch up Your Paint Job Like a Pro

Here are a few good pointers for touching up the paint on your vehicle. Because at Acura of Johnston we want you to be an educated vehicle owner. Let's start with the basics:

Clean the Surface

When painting you must clean the desired area to get rid of any dirt that could ruin the touch up.

Lightly Sand Area

Use 220 grit sandpaper for light scratches and 600 grit or above on heavy scratches; sand the surface down minimally to create the perfect bonding surface.

Apply the Paint

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Do Something Good For Your Car And The Environment By Properly Maintaining Your Muffler And Exhaust

Whether your vehicle has just failed an emissions test or happens to be exceedingly noisy, repairing and properly maintaining your muffler and exhaust system is key to keeping your auto in good condition. Johnston drivers should also practice diligence in this area in an effort to reduce their impact on the natural environment. At Acura of Johnston, we're committed to helping motorists understand just how important the exhaust system is.

Discover The Benefits Of A Properly Maintained Exhaust System

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Control Pet Hair in Your Vehicle with These Tips

Don't let pet hair ruin the interior of your vehicle. You also don't have to leave your pets at home if they enjoy a good car ride now and again. Here are some tips to help you keep your interior clean.
  • Keep lint brushes on hand at all times. You can use them on your clothing, but also on your seats and floor mats.
  • Use a seat cover or even an old blanket to protect your seats. You can remove the cover and wash it when you're home again.
  • Vacuum your vehicle regularly. If you don't…
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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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Prolonging Your Tires With Rotations

Rotating your tires is essential so that you protect the wear and tear of them. While you're driving in Johnston, the turns that you make and the various surfaces that you drive over can sometimes lead to damage if you continue driving with the tires in the same position.

Try to rotate your tires when you get your oil changed at Acura of Johnston. This is an easy way to remember so that you don't have to make separate appointments. If you plan to rotate your tires yourself, you need to make sure you have a sturdy jack…

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Spending Money On a Car Battery

Among the many factors you have to think about when dealing with car batteries is the cost of a car battery. In the case of needing to replace your old car battery, you are going to be spending quite a bit of money. Therefore, you have to make sure you have the right type of battery.

For the best type of battery, you are probably going to have to spend upwards of $100. This is for the lithium battery which is more reliable and efficient. However, if finances are placing limitations on you, then you can always purchase cheaper alternatives…

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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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How to Control Pet Hair in Your Car

Our team at Acura of Johnston want you to be an informed car owner who knows how to care for their vehicle. With the increasing number of pet owners taking their pets in their vehicles, pet hair can be a real problem. We would love to offer some helpful tips on how to control pet hair and keep it down to a minimum.
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• Brushing your pet before he’s allowed in the car can help eliminate excess lose hair from falling on your seats.
• Consider purchasing a car seat. Most of the hair will land on the car seat, which…
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