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Reasons Why Regular Car Service is Important

Monday, August 30th, 2021
Car mechanic using a wrench to fix the car's engine.

Why is Car Maintenance Important?

Do you want to maximize your car’s performance and life in the Washington DC area? Routine maintenance is an age-old way of keeping the vehicle in good condition. However, there are many car owners who hesitate to take their car for regular service. This often makes problems go undetected and adversely affect the car’s performance. Check out this blog by our team at Radley Acura to learn why car maintenance is important.


Here’s How You Can Charge and Connect Wirelessly in Your 2022 Acura MDX

Friday, August 27th, 2021
The side view of the 2022 Acura MDX.

2022 Acura MDX Wireless Charging Video Tutorial

The 2022 Acura MDX is a performance-focused SUV that comes with a host of innovative technology. One such tech allows you to cut the chord by letting you wirelessly charge or connect your smartphone. This wireless technology is designed for ultimate convenience. If you are curious to learn more about this convenient technology, then check out this brief and informative 2022 Acura MDX Wireless Charging video tutorial.


What Does Lane Keeping Assist and Road Departure Mitigation Do in an Acura?

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021
Passenger angle of a white 2021 Acura TLX

Watch the Road Departure Mitigation and Lane Keeping Assist Overview Video

Are you the proud driver of a recent Acura model? Have you ever wondered how the advanced Lane Keeping Assist and Road Departure Mitigation features work in your vehicle? Curious to know what you can expect with these helpful and potentially life-saving technologies? You got the questions, and we have the answers! Watch this short video to discover how each of these safety features works.


How to Use and Set-Up Alexa Auto Inside the 2022 Acura MDX

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
Passenger angle of a dark grey 2022 Acura MDX

2022 Acura MDX Alexa Auto Tutorial Video

Did you recently get behind the wheel of the 2022 Acura MDX? Excited to try out the Alexa Auto feature offered with this luxurious SUV? Learn how to use and set up Alexa Auto inside the 2022 Acura MDX with this brief two-minute tutorial video.


What is the Quarter Tire Tread Test?

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021
Mechanic replacing a tire on a car

Easy Way to Check Tire Tread with Just a Quarter

As you drive, the tread of your tires will slowly wear down. As the tread decreases, the tire’s ability to grip the road will begin to decrease as well. Therefore, it’s important to check the tread of your tires regularly to ensure that you will be able to accelerate, stop, and turn normally. So, how can you tell if you need new tires? Thankfully, you don’t need to be a car expert to know if you need to replace your tires. In fact, you can check the tread of your tires with a quarter right at home! Learn about the fast and easy quarter tire tread test at the Radley Acura blog!


What Should I Do If My Engine Overheats?

Thursday, February 25th, 2021
Close up of a temperature gauge spiking to the red inside a car

How to Handle an Overheating Engine

You may encounter a day where your temperature gauge spikes to the red, you see steam coming from your engine, your “check engine” light turn on, or a combination of both. An overheating engine is something that should always be immediately addressed, as ignoring it can cause catastrophic engine damage and possibly even failure. Here, learn what you should do if your engine overheats.


How to Safely Clean Corrosion from a Car Battery

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
Corrosion on a car battery terminal

Steps to Remove Corrosion from Car Battery Terminals at Home

Is your vehicle having a hard time starting up? When you opened your hood, did you notice a flaky substance on your car battery terminals that are blue or white in color? This substance is called corrosion and forms due to chemicals from the battery oxidizing with the air. Not only is it not pretty to look at, but corrosion can also block electrical currents, causing electrical issues with your vehicle such as a difficult startup. In this case, you will need to remove that corrosion. Here’s how you can safely clean corrosion from a car battery.


How to Improve the Lifespan of Brake Pads

Thursday, December 31st, 2020
Taillights of cars in heavy traffic

Tips to Make Your Brakes Last a Long Time

Eventually, regardless of the kind of car you drive, you will need to get your brakes replaced. Brakes will need replacing from anywhere between 30,000 miles to 75,000 miles, with the average driver replacing them every 50,000 miles. So, why the large range? In fact, the way you drive and where you drive has a huge impact on how long your brakes will last. Here’s how you can improve the lifespan of your brake pads.


How to Change Windshield Wipers on an Acura

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
Person checking their windshield wiper blades

Steps on How to Properly Replace Wiper Blades

Do you remember the last time you had your windshield wipers replaced? If not, it’s probably time to do so. Whether you are starting to get streaks or are hearing chattering when your windshield wipers run, it’s a good idea to make sure that they are ready to go for when a storm rolls in. Thankfully, this replacement doesn’t require a mechanic and is very cheap to do. Here, learn how to change windshield wipers on an Acura.


Should I Get Snow Tires for Winter?

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
Cars driving in heavy snow

Why You Should Buy Winter Tires for Your Car

As the weather gets chilly and the inevitability of snowstorms arriving comes closer once again, you may be wondering if you should get snow tires for winter. With the entire northeast region experiencing heavy snowfall each year, it’s definitely a good idea to do so. Of course, many drivers that use all-season tires or have a vehicle with all-wheel drive (AWD) may not feel that it is necessary. Here, we will take a look at why you should invest in snow tires, even if you currently use all-season tires or drive a vehicle with AWD.