The Park Acura Blog

Here's How to Maintain Your Car -- Like a Pro

 

Car enthusiasts and professionals alike know that preventive maintenance helps their cars perform better and ultimately puts more money in their pockets.

Everyday people like you can get more value from your investment in your car by following proper preventive maintenance. In fact, if you do just one thing so that you can avoid repairs and ensure you can rely on your vehicle, it’s to maintain your car.

Here’s what you should do…
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Getting Your New Driver Comfortable -- and Safe -- on the Road



With driving, everyone starts at the same point: without experience. Learning to drive safely comes with practice, and by knowing how to safely navigate the road.

No driver is perfect, but you can get your teen off to a great start by teaching him or her these tips:
  1. Get to know your car. Safety on the road also means taking care of your car off the road. Teach your new driver to do things like…
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Teen Driver Education: How to Save on Gas



Even if your parents pay for your gas, or provide a gas budget, sooner or later, you’ll be footing the bill for your car’s fuel.

You’ll want to respect your gas budget and do what you can to save on fuel, now and in the future. Here’s how to ensure that you get the most out of every gallon.

●Turn the vehicle off if you’re going to be stopped for…
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Getting Your Car Ready for Winter



Before you know it, gentle snowflakes will be falling, the trees will bend under the weight, and you’ll be tucked away under a blanket in front of a roaring fire.

While this image is one aspect of the upcoming winter season, more often than not, we’re still trying to get to and from work and taxiing kids around -- despite of the winter weather.

Your car needs to be ready for the wrath of…
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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer



Everyone had a great time at The Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, October 23rd. 207 teams and 1,537 participants have raised $69,913.32. We're proud of our 15 employees who participated in 2016's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Canton. Last year's group raised $2,000 (Park Auto Group matched donations). Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship - an occasion to express hope and our…
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A Complete Guide to Your Car's Fall Maintenance Needs



Seasonal maintenance offers a host of benefits. It not only keeps your car running smoothly, but it helps you save money by keeping the car’s value up, getting the most out of your investment and avoiding costly repairs.

Here’s what you should do during the fall season to maintain your vehicle in the early fall:
●Get a tune-up.
●Attend to the brakes. Don’t let worn out brake pads go unchecked; it’s…
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Fuel Efficiency at the Top of Car Buyer’s List



Prior to the 1970s, fuel efficiency wasn’t on anybody’s mind. Car manufacturers threw caution to the wind when it came to gas consumption.

But once the price of oil skyrocketed, the industry took notice and a domino-effect of change in regulations started to shape the manufacturing of vehicles.

Fast-forward to today, and it’s possible to buy vehicles that are very fuel efficient.

Acura’s line of 2017s are scoring high marks for…
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People Pleasers in the Community

One of our "People Pleasin" people, Candyce T. was out and about the other day visiting Panera Bread, Starbucks and Speedway locations. She took care of several folks lunch, coffee or fuel and was handing out fun little Park Auto Group cookies. Candyce had a blast that day meeting new people and seeing their smiling faces. It's an awesome feeling to do something little for folks and to do a little something to brighten…
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New Driver Guide to Changing a Tire



It’s a scary thing to send your new driver off in the car, alone. But if you prepare them beforehand, new drivers can handle nearly any obstacle that comes their way -- like a flat tire.

Be confident that your teen can tackle a flat tire, by practicing how to change a tire at home -- before she gets into the situation and she’s by herself.

If it’s been awhile since you’ve done…
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How to Clean Your Exhaust



Your car’s exhaust tip is dirty. Extremely dirty.

If you’re a car enthusiast, the unsightly soot that gathers in the exhaust is more than an eyesore. It’s an expression of how much you don’t love your car!

Take pride in every aspect of your vehicle’s cleanliness and get to work cleaning the exhaust.

Here’s what you need:
  • A pair of gloves.
  • Wheel soap.
  • Metal polish.
  • Wheel cleaning brushes.
  • Wheel…
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