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Why You Need Winter Wiper Blades

As the snow starts to fall, you probably watch for icy streets. You also need to monitor your windshield wiper blades more carefully. Winter wiper blades can make the difference between safe visibility and struggling to see other cars or pedestrians in the winter.

Winter wiper blades available at Precision Acura of Princeton feature a sturdier frame than their summer counterparts. Such blades are designed to resist ice or snow accumulation that can limit their performance. 

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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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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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