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Car Care: Are You Doing More Harm Than Good?



You want your car to have a long life.

The way you take care of it plays a huge role in how long your vehicle will continue to provide you with reliable transportation.

You may be slowly killing your car without even realizing it.

Be sure to avoid these five mistakes.

1. Not heeding the check engine light.
When there’s a picture of your engine glowing red on your dashboard, there’s a pretty…
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Here’s How to Donate Your Used Car to Charity



Donating your used car is a selfless and generous choice.

It’s a fantastic way to give back or pay it forward – whichever way you want to look at it.

If this is something you’re interested in but don’t know how it works or what your first step should be, you’ve come to the right place.

Here’s what you need to know!

1.Choose a charity
Let’s face it – there…
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The 3 Most Popular Driving Myths and What You Should Do Instead



Have you followed any of these words of so-called driving “wisdom?”

If so – you’re not alone!

Most people have believed them without question for years.

The truth is that the alternatives to these erroneous rules are much safer.

Here are some of the myths you’ve probably heard and what you should be doing instead.

Myth #1- Car lengths
You were probably taught the ideal distance between you and the car in front of…
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Leasing Terms You Need to Be Familiar With



When you begin to look into the process of leasing, you’ll probably hear some unfamiliar terms.

Learning some of the leasing lingo can take a little of the confusion out of the process.

Give yourself a leg-up by getting acquainted with some of these words associated with leasing.

Lessee
That’s you! The person who’s leasing the vehicle.

Lessor
The party who is leasing the vehicle to you. Even though you may be…
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Here’s What You Should Do if You’re Ever in a Car Accident



No one wants to be involved in an accident.

But even the most careful of drivers may find themselves the victim of someone else’s carelessness.

It’s a scary situation and knowing what to do in the moment is important.

Here are the steps you should take if you’re in a collision.

First things, first
This is what you should do immediately after the accident occurs:

  • If it’s safe to do so…
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Have You Ever Wondered What Happened to Your Old Car?



Sometimes a car is just a car.

Other times it’s a piece of your story – your history – and it’s hard to let it go.

Maybe you took it on a road trip to Connecticut while you were in college.

Perhaps you drove it away from your wedding reception, adorned with tin-cans and window paint or it carried your babies home from the hospital.

Whatever the case may be, you’ve probably wondered at…
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Superior Technology of the 2017 Acura RLX



One of Acura’s most luxurious offerings to date, the 2017 RLX, has features galore -- from the engine to the interior’s supremely comfortable seating, not to mention the superior performance.

It’s also a standard-bearer in terms of technology, which is what we’re going to focus on. Check out some of the advanced technologies that the RLX boasts.

Head-Up Display
This system actually projects a transparent image on the lower area of the…
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The 2017 Acura RDX SUV: Sophisticated Style with All the Bells and Whistles



The 2017 Acura RDX SUV: Sophisticated Style with All the Bells and Whistles

The new Acura RDX SUV made its debut in 2015, but two years have brought it some significant upgrades. These improvements run the gamut from performance to style.

Let’s take a look at what Acura has done for your 2017 RDX.
Performance
Here are the operating updates:

  • A new 3.5L i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) cylinder deactivation…
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5 Maintenance Tips to Get Your Vehicle Ready for Spring



Winter weather can do a number on your vehicle! The snow, ice, and salt create potholes in the roads, which then wreak havoc on your car. Not to mention the film of grime that is left behind by the melting snow, dulling your paint job.

Once the snow’s gone, you can get busy erasing the damage that was done.

What are the best ways to get your vehicle ready for spring?

Here are five…
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Get Your Car in Tip-Top Shape for Spring



When winter finally breathes its snowy last, your vehicle will surely need a little extra attention. The weather of winter can prohibit giving your car the same care that you’re able to give it in the warmer months.

Once spring has sprung, it’s time to get your vehicle ready for warmer days. Here’s how:

  • Take care of the interior. Slushy feet make a mess in your vehicle, but cleaning your car out…
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