How to Correct a Slide on Icy Roads

Sliding is one of the most common causes of car accidents during winter. If you find yourself in this situation, there are ways to avoid catastrophe. The first step is to take your foot off the gas and brake gently if you can't stop on time. This will help with stabilization and reduce speed for a safe turn or skid recovery. Next, steer into the direction that seems correct (usually straight) using slow but steady pressure on the directional control until traction has been regained. If this doesn't work, try to shut the 

 

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Winter Wiper Blades

Winter is the worst time of year for drivers. Not only do you have to deal with snow and rain, but also an increased risk of accidents. Because winter is so harsh on your windshield wipers, it's important that you choose the right blades for your vehicle. Here are some things to consider when choosing a set of wiper blades this winter!

The best place to start is by reading your owner's manual. It will tell you what type and size of wiper blade you need and whether or not they should be of the traditional 

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Android Auto

Android Auto allows you to stay connected with your phone while you are in the car. All of the apps from your phone will display on the car. You can tap your screen to make a phone call or send a text message. It is safe to use Android Auto because you can operate it hands-free while still keeping your attention on the road. All you have to is plug it in and go.

If you need additional help using Android Auto, then you can use Google Assistant. It allows you to use your voice to check the weather, play…

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Motor Oil Myths

It can be difficult to look back on what should and shouldn't work for a general oil change, especially when some myths pop up regarding what counts and doesn't count.

A certain myth comes to mind that claims synthetic oils lead to leaks, which might have been true only back when they first came out in the 1970s. Ultimately, the main reason why any of that happened at the time was because the oils themselves were not perfected, and they were only capable of causing wear and tear to crucial components like gaskets and seals used for a…

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Keep Safe in Winter With a Vehicle Survival Kit

Here at Acura of Laurel, we want all of our friends and customers to stay safe during the cold winter months. One way to do so is by keeping a winter survival kit in your vehicle. It's also important to winterize your vehicle with the right coolant, tires and an inspection.

Every winter survival kit should include a blanket at bare minimum. You have to keep warm until help arrives if your vehicle breaks down. Emergency mylar thermal blankets are relatively cheap and won't take up much space. They can even fit into your glove box. A fully-charged…

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Enhance Visibility At Night With DIY Headlight Restoration

Drivers, are you having a difficult time seeing at night because of poor headlights? Sometimes all your car needs is a quick DIY headlight restoration kit. It's surprising how headlight restoration improves brightness and enhances the cosmetic look of older cars (five years and older).

What Comes Inside Of A Headlight Restoration Kit?

Before you buy, make sure you're getting the essentials for complete headlight restoration. Most kits come with the following:

  • Sanding pads/High-grit sandpaper

The first step in headlight restoration is sanding headlight housing with 1,000-grit 

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Why Heat Is Your Battery's Worst Enemy

Our service team here at Acura of Laurel wants you to know that hot batteries are major threats to the condition of your car. Heat has the ability to break your vehicle in multiple ways. The battery is a car part that utilizes chemical energy to create electric energy. 

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Why Look for an Auto Repair Technician with ASE Certification?

If you’ve ever visited an automotive repair shop, you might have noticed a sign in the window or on the wall that mentioned ASE certification. The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence is a widely recognized organization that seeks to promote the auto repair industry by building consumer confidence and encouraging good work practices via its certification process for repair technicians.

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