Three Things Every Winter Car Care List Should Include

Caring for your car in the winter is the best way to ensure safe, confident driving all season long. From checking and changing your tires to making sure that all your fluids are topped off, there are a number of important things to do. At Acura of Reno, we want to share three essential wintertime maintenance items that Reno drivers should never overlook.

Make Sure You've Got Weather Appropriate Engine Oil

Even if you aren't quite due for an oil change, it's important to have this essential fluid checked.

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Learn How Brake Pads Work with Help from Acura of Reno

You've come to the right place for learning all the ins and outs of brake pads. These small but mighty car parts play one of the most significant roles in your safety on the road, but not many drivers know quite how these magnificent devices work.

It all begins when you press your foot on the brake pedal. Once you put pressure on that pedal, a cylinder that sends brake fluid to the calipers is activated and distributes the fluid through various lines beneath the car. The calipers then engage the brake pads, which apply pressure and friction to…

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What Does Your TPMS Light Mean?

What does it mean when your tire pressure monitoring system light comes on? Is it an emergency? This is usually a sign that your tires need attention because of too much or too little pressure. However, in fluctuating temperatures, the issue might resolve itself without needing service.

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Don't Overlook These Tips When Loading Cargo Into Your SUV

An SUV makes it easy to haul supplies for a do-it-yourself project, camping gear for a weekend away, or sports equipment to ensure that your kids have all they need as you carry them around Reno. When loading any type of cargo, though, it is vital that you do so safely to ensure that it doesn't shift while you're driving. Here are a few tips that we at Acura of Reno use ourselves when loading SUVs.

When loading, make sure to load the heaviest items first. Putting heavier items on the bottom provides a good foundation for other…

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Charging a Car Battery

A good battery can sometimes bring up inconvenience, and the solution to this is by recharging the battery. The following are ways to prepare to charge your battery.

Put on appropriate safety gear.
One should put on protective eyeglasses and some gloves. They should make sure children are not around the place where you are working on the battery.

Determine the type of battery
One may find this by the writings written on your battery. If there are no writings, you should check on the voltage by seeing on that's manual.

Find a charger
Pick a good charger for…

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All About Alignments

When it comes to making sure that your vehicle is ready to go for all of your travels, the service department at Acura of Reno is the top choice for drivers in the area. One of the most important services that we perform on many vehicles is wheel alignment. Keep reading to find out why this is important for your car.

Wheel alignment for your vehicle means that its tires will wear more evenly and protects your vehicles handling. It involves adjusting the suspension of the vehicle, which changes the angles of each tire and affects how they connect with…

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Understanding Car Wax

Car wax is an important tool when it comes to keeping your vehicle looking its best around Reno. Not everyone fully understands what it is and how it can help, however. The team at Acura of Reno is here to fix that with this brief explanation.

Carnauba wax is often the main ingredient in car wax, although there are a variety of natural and synthetic substances that can be used. The wax is mixed with solvents and other substances. Some waxes feature UV protection to help prevent your paint from fading as well. 

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Meet Android Auto

Our team here at Acura of Reno in Reno, NV is here to help you find that perfect vehicle. One of the features you should look for in your next new car is an infotainment system. These allow you to connect your smartphone to your vehicle, and if you use an Android-powered device, you can connect to Android Auto.

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Restoring Headlight Lenses

Over time, the glass or plastic lenses on headlights become foggy or cloudy, which interferes with the intensity of the light emitted. But, vehicle owners may restore the lenses easily using a few simple techniques.

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