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Choose to Have Your Brakes Serviced

If slamming on your brakes fails to produce the results that it used to, you may be in need of help. If you have trouble slowing down and stopping as you come to traffic lights, you should get your brakes looked at. We are here to check them over and help you out.

We can figure out if some part of your brake system needs to be replaced. When you bring your vehicle to us, we will look it over and figure out why your brakes are not working well. We can replace your brake pads if they are worn…

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Driving on Winter Tires in the Summer is Hazardous

Here at Precision Acura of Princeton, we make it a point to help drivers and others to maintain control as they drive. One key consideration in this regard is the proper usage and care of tires. When it comes to tire usage, it is simple to take the easy road and use a single set of tires all year round. Unfortunately, such a practice may actually be quite unsafe.

Winter tires come in two major varieties, and these in crude studded and studless. Studded winter tires often have hard metal spikes that are meant to dig into ice.  

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Oversteer vs. Understeer: What's the Difference?

The seemingly simple act of driving a vehicle down the road actually requires a complex balancing act of several forces simultaneously. Oversteer and understeer are somewhat common terms that describe two distinctly different circumstances. These conditions can lead to vehicle instability and can be very dangerous if the driver does not know how to respond to them.

Oversteer and understeer occur when the center of gravity of a vehicle carries more momentum through a turn than the tires can handle. In the case of oversteer, the traction of the rear wheels is defeated first. 

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Add These Items to Your Winter Survival Kit

You want to be sure to survive winter on the roads. You don’t know when your vehicle will break down or get stuck in the snow or ice. Further, you don’t know how long it will take for someone to get to you. As such, there are a few important things to have inside of your car as a winter survival kit.

Be prepared to stay inside of your car, without it running, for a while. You will want hats and gloves. Add a blanket or mylar sleeping bag for comfort, too. A hand warmer and a few…

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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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