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Features of a Dog-Friendly Vehicle

If you're in the market for a new vehicle but have pets that like to come along for a ride frequently, Acura of Reno has compiled a list of features in a dog-friendly vehicle that you'll want to watch out for.
  • Floor mats should be an all-season variety that can be easily cleaned. You'll want to be able to quickly remove pet hair, dander and muddy paw marks.
  • Many vehicles come with backseat climate control functions. This allows you to keep your pet comfortable during the trip.
  • The backseat should be large enough to safely house your…
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Educate Yourself About Car Wax at Acura of Reno

We want you to care for your car because it will help you be a happier customer. You can keep your paint job flawless by applying wax from time to time.

What Does Car Wax Do?

Car wax repels water and dirt to keep your car cleaner for longer. This makes it so you don't have to wash your car as often. After you have washed and dried your car you can apply wax with an electric buffer or microfiber rag to create a shiny protective finish.

 

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Replacing Your Flat Tire Efficiently

It's important to us here at Acura of Reno that you know how to replace your wheel when you get a flat tire. There are a couple of key procedures for staying safe and being prepared for a tire blow out.

Be Prepared for Your Tire Swap

Be prepared with the appropriate jack and socket to take the wheels off. Some wheelsets come with a locking lug nut that requires a different key to loosen. Make sure you perform the following functions for a successful tire swap:
  • Break the lug nuts loose before you raise the wheel off the…
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Two Tips For Test Driving A Used Automobile Effectively

Test driving a used car is an essential step in determining whether it's right for you. Unfortunately, many Reno drivers overlook key parts of this process in their haste to get on the road. At Acura of Reno, we're committed to helping motorists learn all that they possibly can about test driving cars effectively.

Test Drives Start At The Vehicle Exterior

Testing driving a vehicle isn't just about inspecting and experiencing its performance. This is also your opportunity to investigate the exterior aesthetics and the overall integrity of the auto...

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How Do Backup Cameras Work?

New safety features can sometimes seem unnecessary. At Acura of Reno, our job is to make new things easy to understand for drivers, and the backup camera is one of them. This new piece of technology will definitely help you in your daily routine - but how do they work exactly?

While the science behind the technology can be a bit complicated, the cameras themselves are easy to explain. Whenever you shift into Reverse, a monitor in your vehicle will turn on, enabling you to see the area behind your vehicle. That way, you can back out of a tight space…

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Check Out Your Local Car Wash

Car washes don’t often advertise just how helpful they are to the longevity of your vehicle, but they should. The fact of the matter is that they do a great job keeping it clean and looking great, but a car wash can also help prevent your vehicle from suffering damage that might cause it to break down earlier than expected.

This is all very important news because it means that you need to take every step that you possibly can now to get those car washes in and keep dirt, dust, rocks, salt, and anything else that you might…

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Understanding the Difference Between Oversteer and Understeer

At Acura of Reno, we feel it is very important for drivers to have an understanding of their vehicles performance capabilities. Because of this, we have provided a quick summary of what oversteer and understeer are and the difference between them.

Oversteer is a problem that occurs when the vehicle turns sharper than intended and may even begin a possible spin. Understeer occurs when the car ends up not turning enough and ends up leaving the road. While both conditions can happen to any vehicle; oversteer generally happens to rear-wheel drive vehicles and understeer occurs to front-wheel

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What Features Make a Dog-Friendly Vehicle

Removable Cargo Liner

A removable cargo liner is an important feature for dog owners to have in their vehicle as they provide you with an easy clean up if your dog has an accident. They are also easy to remove and allow you to hose them down with ease.

In-Floor Storage Bins

At Acura of Reno, we offer vehicles that have in-floor storage bins which come in handy for all of you dog owners out there. By having in-floor storage bins, you can store your belongings without the fear of your dog stepping on them or chewing them during the…
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Gaskets: What Is Their Purpose

If you have ever wondered what keeps the fluids in your vehicle from mixing and going where they shouldn’t, you can the invention of gaskets for that. Their job is to be an impenetrable force that stops this mixing dead in its tracks. Our dealership wants you to be informed on how your vehicle works and that gaskets provide a very important service that is often taken for granted. 

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