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Motor Oil: Filtering Fact From Fiction

Servicing your car can be a real headache, but it doesn't have to be. One thing that clients often stress about is whether they're being taken advantage of. At Acura of Laurel, we can't stand the thought of that. That's part of the reason we've compiled a shortlist of common motor oil myths.

Contrary to popular opinion, you don't necessarily need to change your oil every 3,000 miles. In fact, many models have a much higher mile ceiling to hit before a change is necessary. Check your owner's manual for an exact…

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Washing A Vehicle Matters More Than You Think

Washing your car is not something that you have to think about literally every day, but it is something that is important to do. You need to consider this to be a part of the overall maintenance that you put into this thing. This is because there is no question that a car wash makes it easier to maintain the quality of your vehicle in the long run.

A car wash is not just about making your car look nicer, it is also about keeping dirt, dust, and grime away from a precious investment. You should try to take your…

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Sliding To Perfection

Have you been on a slick icy road before? If so, there is a good chance that you have encountered a slide. There are a few different ways to avoid sliding during these occasions. You need avoid hitting your brakes, turn into the slide, stay calm, and try not to over correct.

The number one mistake most people make while sliding on ice is slamming on brakes. Hitting your brakes can cause you to lose control and to spin out. Instead of hitting your brakes, take your foot off the gas and turn into the slide. If your rear tires…

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Being Prepared for The Rain

If you are not getting snow, you might be getting rain in the winter. Either way, you need preparation for the rain so that you can avoid getting soaked and possibly catching something as a result. You also need to make sure that your vehicle is prepared for rainy weather.

For yourself, you are going to need a rain poncho. This is good for keeping the precipitation from hitting you for the most part. With a good rain poncho, you will be able to keep yourself relatively dry even in heavy rainstorms where things are getting soaked and flooded.

 

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How Often Should I Replace My Gaskets?

Gaskets are essential parts of your car. While they may be small, they have a big job. They help seal off different parts of your vehicle so liquids and fluids that the car needs, can be kept inside. Gaskets are made from rubber or different types of metals. They are designed specifically for each vehicle, so they can fit the parts tightly and create a secure seal. Most gaskets last for several years, but they can become damaged with time.

When gaskets become damaged, they can lose their seal and allow fluids to drop or soak through and leak. This…
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When Do You Know You Need New Tires?

It is a fact that tires will eventually need to be replaced. Many people put this part of vehicle maintenance off as long as possible because good tires can be expensive. However, that is dangerous because tires are what keep your car on the road.

There are some signs of when your tires need replacing. The penny test is a way to see if there is tread left. Put a standard Lincoln penny with Lincoln's head upside down into your tread. If his entire head is visible, you need new tires. Look for cracks or damage in sidewalls. 

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Tips for Repairing a Scratch

At Acura of Laurel, we want you to know how important a paint job is to a vehicle's overall health. It can also impact the market value of the car itself. Therefore, it is important to know how to repair a scratch or dent in a proper and timely manner.

The color that you use should match the color of the existing paint job. This can be tough to judge just by looking at it, and it may be best to contact the manufacturer to determine which one to use. It may also be necessary to apply primer to…

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