How to Deal With Pet Fur In Your Vehicle

Pets are loved by everyone, especially their owners. Whether dogs, cats, rabbits, or hamsters, these fur-balls are so beloved by families that we often end up bringing them with us when we go on vacation. And when those vacations begin with a road-trip, that can mean real consequences for your car's interior - welcome to hair city!

Here at Acura of Reno, we figured we owe it to our readers to know a few handy tips to dealing with this hair. A big trick is static electricity - this can be used in a variety of ways to pick up the…

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Helpful Tips for Roadside Emergencies

Roadside emergencies are not only inconvenient but they can also be costly and dangerous if not handled properly. If you’re lucky, you’ll never experience a roadside emergency, but if you do, it’s important to be prepared and follow safety measures. Our team at Acura of Reno is ready to offer you assistance and advice on dealing with these types of things. Here are some helpful tips.

• Pull off the road and wait for help.
• Move away from your vehicle if you cannot park it in a safe spot.
• If you have flares, use them.
• Call for help…

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What Is A Vehicle History Report And How Can It Help You Choose The Perfect Used Car?

The prospect of finding a reliable used car can seem daunting to even the most discerning and highly seasoned shoppers. Fortunately, drivers can confidently make informed buying decisions with comprehensive vehicle history reports. At Acura of Reno. we're committed to helping shoppers make the most of this essential, pre-purchase information.

What A Vehicle History Report Is

Also referred to as a vehicle identification number (VIN) check, a vehicle history report is a collection of records that includes all 

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Tips to Remember When Test Driving a Car

Few people today buy a car without test driving it first, but do they know why they’re test driving it? We’ll all agree that test driving a shiny new car can be exciting and definitely a selling point, but it should also be a way to learn about the vehicle you’re contemplating buying. Stop at Acura of Reno and get some tips on car buying and things to remember when test driving a car.
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• Make an appointment with the dealership so you don’t catch them at a bad time.
• Know what kind of car you’re…
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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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