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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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Wash and Dry Your Car Scratch Free With Car Wax

While it is good to wash your car and get rid of all of the dirt that has built up on it, there is one thing that you are doing that is keeping your vehicle from looking its best. When you use a towel on your vehicle, you are likely scratching your vehicle.

If you want your vehicle to look as best as possible, then you are going to have to use car wax. One of the reasons that car wax is effective is that it removes the need for drying the vehicle with a towel because of how water…

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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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Why Consider Buying a Used Car?

Buying a used car is a smart decision for a number of reasons. The team at Acura of Johnston wanted to pass along a few of those reasons you should be interested in getting used this year.

One of the biggest benefits to buying a used car is you save a lot of money off the retail price. Cars lose a huge percentage of value the second they drive off the lot, so the more recent a model, the more you can negotiate a great deal.

Most used cars on the road today are well maintained. Simply access a vehicle…
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Using a Vehicle History Report

Used cars make the perfect compromise for some drivers, offering a higher quality car at a more affordable price than they might be able to manage otherwise. The downside comes in not knowing the vehicle's maintenance record, which might reveal concerning gaps in its care.

A vehicle history report takes the guesswork out of buying a used car and provides peace of mind by supplying information that would otherwise be missing. There are two types of reports, both using the vehicle's VIN number to look up possible liens against it, any accidents, its ownership history and odometer readings…
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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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