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Driving and Skidding On Icy Roads

At least once in a driver's life, there is going to be an occurrence of a skid. You are most likely to run into a skid when you are driving on icy roads. Fortunately, there are ways to correct a skid. At the same time, you can also look for ways to prevent a skid.

When it comes to preventing a skid, one thing you have to do is make sure that the traction on your tires is optimal. You also want to drive slowly on wet or even icy roads. Also, make sure you slow down before curves…

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The Importance of Understanding Your Vehicle's Differential

At Precision Acura of Princeton, we try to keep our consumers informed about ways that they can keep their vehicles in optimal condition. A vehicle is equipped with a differential, but what purpose does it serve?

A differential is a gearbox that is found between the drive wheels of your car. When a car has four-wheel drive, it probably has a front and rear differential. A differential works with your vehicle's transmission system to transfer power from the engine to the axle of the wheels. It also allows your car to turn.  

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What is the Purpose of a Timing Belt?

Our team at Precision Acura of Princeton tries to keep our consumers informed about the components of their vehicles to ensure they run smoothly. One important component that makes up your vehicle is a timing belt.

A timing belt keeps your vehicle's camshaft and crankshaft turning at an optimal rate. If your timing belt fails, your vehicle will suddenly stop, which can be potentially dangerous. In addition, a damaged timing belt can also cause the engine to become severely damaged and lead to costly repairs. 

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What's the Difference Between a Donut Tire and a Full-Size Tire?

Have you ever needed to replace the tire on your vehicle with a spare? If you have, then you probably needed to know right away if you had a donut or a full-size spare tire. If you haven't, then you'll be wise to learn the difference. Some tires are built to only go a short distance before replacing it, and some are just like the other tires on your vehicle.

A compact temporary tire is only made to go short distances, usually 50 miles or less, before a regular tire is placed on your wheel. They also have…

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Know the ABC's of Alternators

An alternator is the energy source of a vehicle, feeding all of the electrical system components and the battery. As the vehicle engine spins in motion, a wheel is cranked on the alternator, delivering energy to all parts of the car.

Dim lights, the smell of burning rubber, a constant whirring sound, or instruments in the gauge cluster not functioning properly are all signs that the alternator may be failing. Many vehicles also have a specific warning light in the instrument cluster to alert drivers of problems with the alternator. 

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Should You Select Summer or All-Season Tires?

You have two different types of tires to select from when you are looking for replacements for your car. These are summer tires and all-season tires. You may wonder which of these types of tires will best serve your needs.

Summer tires are ideal for dry and wet road conditions. All-season tires do not perform as well in dry and rainy conditions. All-season tires are ideally suited for snow and ice. In fact, summer tires do not perform well in snow and icy conditions. 

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Reasons Why You Should Detail Your Vehicle With a Clay Bar

Most automobile owners wash, wax, and polish their vehicles on a regular basis to keep them in good condition. However, using a clay bar a few times every year can also keep your vehicle in optimal shape. Read further to learn why you should use a clay bar when detailing your vehicle.

Washing your vehicle isn't going to remove certain contaminants and particles completely from the exterior finish, which is why you may notice a filmy grime that coats your vehicle. A clay bar binds to these particles, such as brake dust, fallout, and insect residue, and leaves the…

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