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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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Signs Your Fuel System Needs Service

Would you rather keep up with regular maintenance or deal with more serious and possibly costly repairs? That's an easy answer for most vehicle owners. Even so, some drivers forget or put off taking care of things like fuel system service.

One sign your fuel system needs checking is engine sputtering. While consistently driving at higher speeds, the car suddenly sputters, but it quickly returns to regular performance. This could indicate a fuel pump problem. Instead of sputtering, maybe your car surges forward on its own. Suddenly picking up speed, even though you don't increase...
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Background on Vehicle Warranty Choices

It is likely that a manufacturer will provide either one or a combination of these two major vehicle warranty categories, a powertrain warranty or a bumper-to-bumper warranty. Understanding some basic differences between these popular warranties will help you figure out what repairs might be covered for your car.

With a powertrain warranty, you can expect coverage for the repair or replacement of major parts of the propulsion system. This is basically what makes your wheels turn. This does not include engine fluids or brakes because they are generally expected to wear down with 
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What's the Benefit of Buying a Used Car

The sales team at Acura of Johnston wants all our customers to make informed purchasing decisions. Better knowledge about used cars increases the chances of buying the right one. Not every customer interested in a used car purchased one before. Any would-be buyer unaware of the merits of a used car should review some pre-owned vehicle merits.

One top reason, not surprisingly, centers on paying less. A used car comes with a price lower than a new one. Any shopper with a limited budget can take advantage of the pre-owned prices associated with a used car.

 

 

 

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Making the streets of Johnston safer by spotting exhaust leaks!

At Acura of Johnston, we think it’s important for all vehicle owners to be able to spot basic problems, and diagnose them. While they should always get second opinions from our expert mechanics, they can save a lot of time and money by spotting them early, and knowing the problem when they bring it to us. Exhaust leaks can become serious, so let’s look at four symptoms that can help you spot them before things get bad.?
  • Reduced Gas Mileage – Various problems with your system can culminate in severely dropped performance, especially gas mileage.
  • Small Leaks – Your gaskets…
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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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Debadging Your Vehicle

When renovating a car, truck or SUV, owners may choose the remove the manufacturer's badge. The process is not difficult. However, certain steps prevent extensive damage. If adhesive holds the badge in place, DIY enthusiasts will not have a problem. However, models having badges attached using metal or plastic clips may want to consult a professional.

The first step in removing a badge attached by an adhesive involves weakening the bond of the glue. Pour hot but not boiling water over the badge. Commercial adhesive removal sprays are also available...
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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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