Tips for Safe Cargo Loading In Your SUV

Whether you're making a big furniture or equipment purchase or packing up your vehicle and heading out of town, we at Acura of Laurel want to make sure that you have loaded your SUV correctly. Be sure that you know the weight limits for your SUV, and do not exceed them. Not only is this unsafe, but your fuel efficiency will suffer.

Also for safety reasons, you need to place heavy items near the front and the bottom of the vehicle to keep your center of gravity low. 

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Charging a Car Battery

The process of charging a dead car battery is straightforward because it involves hooking up a charger. You only need to know the terminal to remove first if you have to remove the battery, how long the charging take, and the terminal that should be hooked first on your battery charger.

Before getting into how we can charge a car battery at home, we need to understand how we should prepare to charge them. It is a straightforward step to get shocked if your battery does not have juice. Before you begin the charging process, and you will have to…

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Why Car Wax is So Important

When you buy a new car or even a "new' used car, it looks shiny and luxurious, and you want to keep it that way. Your first step towards that goal is to wash it regularly. However, as important as washing is for your car, waxing it regularly is equally if not more important. Come to Acura of Laurel to check out our car maintenance supplies and get tips on car waxing. Car waxing is important for several reasons.

  • It makes the car look better. 
  • It provides your vehicle with a high glossy finish that makes it shine.
  • It brings…
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The Importance of Cabin & Engine Air Filters

We’ve all heard about automotive filters and the importance of changing them regularly, but many drivers aren’t sure which filters they need to change since there are so many inside the vehicle. Two very important filters are the cabin air filter and the engine air filter. While they’re both “air” filters, they are two very different filters, and each have their own role. You can check them both out at Acura of Laurel or allow our technicians to inspect them for you.

The cabin air filter, much like the filter in your furnace, traps dirt, dust and…

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About Car Wax: the Basics

Car wax does more than make your car look shiny and new. Its benefits are more than superficial, according to the techs in our Acura of Laurel service department. What exactly is car wax? Here's a basic rundown of its content and benefits.

Wax on, Wax Off

Widespread use of synthetic and natural car waxes is normal. Neither is better; they're just different. Natural car waxes come from things like palm trees, carnauba plants and coal. Synthetic car waxes contain silicones. Both products have added solvents and oils. The solvents and oils make the waxes easier to spread…

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How A Cabin Air Filter Can Make Your Driving Experience More Pleasant

Spending long hours driving on the roads around Laurel can get a little old after a while. That's why it's important to make the cabin of your vehicle more inviting so that you can enjoy your drive more and end your day more refreshed. One simple vehicle component that can help you do this is your cabin air filter.

The cabin air filter is responsible for removing dust and dirt before it has a chance to enter your cabin. This is important, as excessive dust and dirt can lead to sneezing and coughing, which aren't pleasant or…

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Simple Steps to Charge a Car Battery

No one wants to deal with a dead car battery, but knowing how to use a car charger to recharge the battery can spare you a serious headache. Keep in mind that if it takes too long to recharge the battery, then you are more likely to have an issue with your battery that requires replacement.

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Easy Ways to Tell if Your Brake Pedal is on Its Last Leg

Your brake pedal is one of your vehicle's most critical pieces of safety equipment. Without a properly functioning brake pedal, you may not be able to stop in time to avoid a serious accident in Laurel, MD. Therefore, it's important to know what to look for to determine if your brake pedal is malfunctioning. To help keep you safe on the road, here are a few easy ways to tell if your brake pedal is on its last legs.

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Keep your fuel system going with these tips and signs

The fuel pump works to deliver fuel from gas tank to engine, and when it starts to break down, it can cause damage to your vehicle and even leave you stranded. Our team here at Acura of Laurel understands the importance of knowing the signs so that you can get your car in for repairs before it gets too serious.

If you're cruising down the highway and feel your engine sputter, this can be a sign that your fuel pump is having issues with maintaining a proper fuel pressure. This will typically happen at high speeds and goes back…

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Full-Size vs. Donut Spare Tires Explained

Flat tires happen. Objects on the road can puncture a tire, so be prepared. Having a spare tire in the trunk provides a way to get back on the road. Be aware that a temporary tire is much different from a full-size spare tire, though.

Called a "donut," a smaller temporary tire is only intended to help the driver cover short distances and relatively slow speeds. People use the tire to get to a shop where they can purchase a replacement tire. Driving around on a donut is neither safe nor wise, as they can suffer a blowout at high…

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