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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Easy Tweaks: Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

Over the life of your vehicle, there are many parts that require attention and replacement. Typically, your owner's manual contains a suggested factory recommended maintenance schedule. According to most schedules, windshield wiper blade replacement is advisable at least once or twice annually. The seasoned techs in our Acura of Laurel service department agree. Here's why.

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Our Tips for Buying Used

If you're in the market for a new vehicle, Acura of Laurel strongly suggests shopping the used market. Used vehicles provide exceptional reliability, but you pay only a fraction of the price of something that's brand new. So:

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Time to Replace Your Tires? Here is How to Know

Replacing your tires is never something that you want to do, however, it is imperative to your safety and for the longevity of your vehicle that you do so.

One of the easiest ways to discern if your tires need replacing is to perform the penny test. Simply stick a penny with Lincoln's head upside-down and place it between the tread blocks. You will know it is time to look at new tires if you can see the top of Lincoln's head. Other signs to look for include cracks on the sidewall, bulges and blisters appearing on the…

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Overview of How to Clean Your Car’s Engine

In order to ensure that your engine optimally functions, you need to be certain that you keep it clean. There are some facts to bear in mind when it comes to cleaning your engine.

You may need to scrub different elements of your engine to remove grease and debris. Accomplishing a proper scrubbing may require synthetic bristles and perhaps even degreaser. Do not use a brush with metallic bristles because that can damage elements of your engine. Once the scrubbing process is completed, you need to thoroughly rinse your engine using fresh water.

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Spend Some Time Enjoying Apple CarPlay's Features

Apple CarPlay enhances the driving experience immensely. Your iPhone remains accessible thanks to its integration into the vehicle's sound system. Siri voice control makes using the phone both easier and safer. And you can use the iPhone for many helpful purposes while traveling. Think of all the GPS programs you can run. That would help you get to where you are going in Laurel.

Thanks to Apple Calendar, you'll know when and where you have to go on any given day. Log important meetings and other events on a visible display.

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Attention To Detail Before Buying A Car

Test driving a car is the best way to make sure it's one that you want to purchase. Try to set aside about an hour to take the car to a mechanic and drive on Laurel streets as well as the interstate so that you can reach various speeds.

Check the fluids in the car and the area underneath the car to see if there are any signs of leaks present. Have the battery and alternator checked to make sure they have the proper charge to operate the car. If you're unable to go to a mechanic, an…

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Acura of Laurel Wants to Help Keep You and Your Dog Comfy and Safe

There are a few modifications you can make to your vehicle so that it is more friendly for your dog. At our dealership here in Laurel, we want you to be an informed vehicle owner so that you are happy with your driving situation. Here are a couple of tips to help you keep you and your canine comfortable and safe while driving:

Use a Pet Gate or Harness

Keeping your dog confined to one area of the vehicle will help reduce the mess of dirt and dog hair that you are going to have to clean up afterward.

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Understanding Belts & Hoses: Warning Signs

Do you need preventive maintenance, or have you noticed issues with your car’s belts and hoses? You may be in need of service if you notice a reduction of power, screeching noises, vibrations, leaking undercarriage, or noticeable overheating. All of these are signs that you may have an issue with a belt or hose.

Most belts and hoses should be checked every 3,000 miles, which is why most service departments check them with an oil change. Typical checks include inspection for glazing, fracturing, softening, and peeling. You may need to have your pulley alignment checked...

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