Explore Your Acura SUV Options

Looking to take your SUV drive to the next level? You’ve come to the right place. The Acura lineup of SUVs offers high-quality luxury experiences at a more affordable price point then the competition. That said, the affordability of an Acura SUV doesn’t mean that you get less.

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Get to Know Acura Sedans

Looking to make the jump to a luxury vehicle? The Acura brand is the perfect place to begin. With robust sedan options that offer a wealth of premium features at an affordable base price. What’s more is that you have two incredible options to choose from.

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Different Parts of an Exhaust

The Exhaust System

An exhaust system serves multiple roles for a vehicle. Most importantly, the exhaust system guides toxic exhaust gases away from the vehicle’s engine after they have been produced. An exhaust system also helps a vehicle to maintain proper air pressure in its engine. An exhaust system is comprised of numerous pipes that are designed to produce optimal performance.

 

Headers

Headers are the first set of piping that leaves an engine. Headers are directly connected to the exhaust manifold of an engine, which sits above the engine’s cylinder heads.

 

 

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How Can the a Blind-Spot Monitor Increase Your Safety?

Do you need a basic explanation of the blind-spot monitor? IT is common for Laurel drivers to be unaware of the ins and outs of the blind-spot monitor system. This is not necessary, though, since blind-spot monitor systems are able to be easily understood.

Blind-spot monitor requires a few items. The first is a way to warn the driver of whichever hazardous items may be in the areas not visible to the driver. Usually, these are lights, alert noises or both. The second component that the blind-spot monitor is the detection mechanism.

 

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Have a Plan for Road Salt this Winter

In Laurel , it's common for road workers to salt the roads during snowstorms. It's very good for travelers because it means the ice will melt and the roads will be safer to drive on. There's a downside to this salt, though, as it can become a major enemy of your car in the Laurel area. Salt is corrosive, especially to your vehicle's fuel and brake lines. In fact, anything on the underside of your vehicle can become polluted by salt and begin to wear away.

To protect your vehicle from salt this winter, make sure to…

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Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires

If you live in a place where the temperature gets down to freezing for weeks at a time, or if you tend to get a lot of snow each winter, then you should consider getting a set of winter tires.

Winter tires use a different formula of rubber, so they get better grip than other tires when it is cold out. They have deeper treads and little cuts that combine to keep slush out of the treads but retain packed snow, which boosts friction in snowy or icy conditions.

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Understanding Recall Notices

Even a top vehicle manufacturer might discover a particular make suffers from a defect. Problems with a part could undermine the vehicle's overall safety, so the manufacturer issues a recall. Essentially, a recall notice tells drivers to bring the vehicle to the dealership for repairs.

Concerns about paying for repairs may worry drivers, but there is nothing to feel any concern over. Recalls do not come with any costs since the manufacturer is at fault. Rules for recall repairs come from federal law and regulations.

 

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Tips From Our Acura of Laurel Team for Choosing the Right Car Seat for Your Child

How do you even begin to choose the right car seat? Our Acura of Laurel team gets this question quite often. Here's a quick rundown of our best tips to help you out.

Age, Weight, Height and Safety Standards

Before comparison shopping, keep your baby's age, weight and height in mind. For children to 2 years of age, always use a rear-facing seat. Be sure your child's weight doesn't exceed the allowed weight limit of the seat. For older or heavier children:

  • Use a forward-facing seat for children over 2 years old or more than 40…
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Is Your Car Ready For Winter Driving?

Having an accident or getting stranded is something no one wants to have to deal with, especially in inclement weather. These winter car care tips can help prevent that from happening. You’ll want to take them seriously and take the necessary steps to get your car ready ahead of time.

Cold weather reduces the cranking power of your battery by as much as 50%. To make sure your car’s battery is ready for cold weather, have the Acura of Laurel technicians check your battery and add fluids if necessary. They can even tell you if its time to…

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Know How Your Brake Pads Work with These Notes from Acura of Laurel

Although brake pads are among the smaller parts on a vehicle, they are one of the most vital components that keep you safe on the road around Laurel. If you've ever wondered exactly how these little pieces come together to help you slow down and come to a stop, we've compiled everything you need to know below.

As your foot puts pressure on the brake pedal, a cylinder is engaged and sends brake fluid to the calipers. Once the calipers have brake fluid, they seize the brake pads to put pressure on the rotor, effectively slowing or stopping…

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