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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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Cars And Bicycles: How to Share the Road

At Acura of Reno, we want you to stay safe out there on the road. Riding a bicycle on the street is an increasingly dangerous task, and it is important that if you are behind the wheel of a car that you watch out for people riding on two wheels.

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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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How do Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors Work in Your Vehicle?

Many vehicles come equipped with automatically-dimming rearview mirrors these days. The purpose of this technology is preventing you from having to switch between the dimmed mirror function and the regular view. This technology is very convenient, and it also keeps you safe while you are driving.

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Cleaning Your Car Quickly

You’re in a rush to pick someone up, but your car’s a mess. If there’s no time to take the car for a proper washing, you can still give it the same look and fool almost anyone. Keep an emergency cleanup kit in your trunk for unexpected moments.

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Managing A Roadside Emergency

Roadside emergencies are never enjoyable, but if you can remain calm and apply some essential tips, then they don't have to ruin your entire day.

You should be prepared ahead of time with some basics such as extra food and water in case you get stuck in a bad spot that is difficult to get out of easily. 

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