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What to Consider When Buying a Battery

All batteries, no matter what type of vehicle you own, have a limited life, generally of three to four years. It's a good bet that you will have to replace the battery at least once and possibly several times during the time that you own your vehicle. Here is what you should consider.

For a quality car battery, expect to spend at least $100 to $150. If a superior quality lithium battery is more to your liking, then expect to spend more. However, if your vehicle is older, then you may want to go with less expensive alternatives if…

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Signs Your Ignition Requires Service

The ignition is one of the main components of vehicles that are responsible for getting your car to start. Over time, it can wear down or become damaged due to frequent use of the vehicle. If you want to know if your ignition requires service, there are a few important signs to identify.

A Lack of Noise

Drivers in Lawrenceville, NJ may notice that their ignition isn't making any noise. Place your key in the ignition and listen for any sounds. If there's a lack of noise, your ignition needs attention. 

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Know the Difference Between Oversteer and Understeer Conditions

At Precision Acura of Princeton, we want to answer all of your questions about the performance and terminology of your vehicle. Let's start by going over what the difference is between oversteer and understeer.

Oversteer is when the car steers more than the driver intended, through a malfunction of the steering system. This is a more common occurrence on vehicles that are front-wheel-drive. 

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Find Out Why the Acura MDX Has More to Offer than the Honda Pilot


Find Out Why the Acura MDX Has More to Offer than the Honda Pilot

Trying to decide which midsize SUV to buy? There are plenty of them out there, but if you want one with a premium interior, good gas mileage, and swift acceleration, the new Acura MDX is hard to beat. The Honda Pilot is similar in size and also gets decent fuel economy. But when all factors are considered, Precision Acura of Princeton…

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The Benefits of Regular Alignments for Your Vehicle

In addition to routine maintenance like tire rotations and oil changes, having an alignment performed on your vehicle is very important. There are times when you may notice that your alignment is out of whack. If you don't notice your vehicle pulling to one side of the road or your tires wearing out at an uneven pace, then an alignment every so often will make sure that you are preventing larger problems from taking place.

An alignment can provide a number of benefits. These benefits include: 

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An Overview of Your Vehicle's Alternator

At Precision Acura of Princeton, we want to help you keep your vehicle running as long as possible, which can be accomplished with routine maintenance, having it serviced at the first sign of problems, and understanding how to recognize when there is a problem. An alternator is an integral part of your vehicle, but what purpose does it serve? Find out below.

An alternator is part of your vehicle's starting and charging system. It charges the battery when the engine is running, and it works with the battery to keep your vehicle's electrical components working.  

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How the IIHS Evaluates LATCH for Child Safety

One of the functions of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is to test the effectiveness of the vehicle's child seat attachment hardware that is known as LATCH. The vehicles are acquired and the LATCH system is put through a series of assessments so that consumers have the information that they need for an informed decision.

LATCH stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children. The IIHS tests this system on a myriad of factors, including clearance angle, the accessibility of the lower anchors, the location, and the clearness of the hardware.  

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