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Your Car Battery & Extreme Temperatures 101

Our Ray Laks Acura of Buffalo service techs recommend seasonal checkups for your engine, oil, brakes, tires and battery. Batteries have a five- to seven-year shelf life, but annual temperature fluctuations still affect them and diminish their capacity. Here's why

When Summer Hits

Car batteries can die in summer for several reasons. Interior electrolytes required to produce and store charges can evaporate. In another twist, car batteries in summer can work so well, their enhanced capacity results in a decrease in overall battery life. 

 

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Navigating the Roads in the Rain Safely

With the arrival of the rainy season, it is more important than ever to learn how to navigate the roads of Williamsville in the rain.

While it may be tempting to set the vehicle on cruise control, this is not a good idea when driving on wet roads. Avoiding the cruise control will give you more options when responding to the rapidly changing conditions. You also need to take care to leave plenty of room between you and the vehicle in front of you. Lastly, now is the time to slow down and give your full attention to the wet…

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Tire Rotation

Tire rotation is a process that involves moving the tires from one position to another. It is a part of basic vehicle maintenance. You may also need to rotate the tires in order to keep the warranty intact.

How Often Will You Need to Get Your Tires Rotated?

You should get your tire's rotated as often as your vehicle's manufacturer recommends. This is typically once every 5,000 miles. You will likely need to get your tires rotated every time that you get the oil changed.

Why You Need to Get Your Tires Rotated?

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Winter Driving Tips! How to Winterize Your Car in Buffalo

We know it's coming! The Snow! No matter if you look forward to the first dusting of snow or dread the colder months in Williamsville, it's impossible to stop mother nature. We get hit hard here in Orchard Park by winter. From icy road conditions to low visibility, driving in the winter can be nerve-racking for many drivers, but you can prepare for it with these helpful tips. When your car is properly equipped for winter, you'll be able to get where you need to go with confidence. Continue reading to learn more.

 

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Get Your Acura Professionally Detailed at Ray Laks Acura of Buffalo

Get Your Acura Professionally Detailed at Ray Laks Acura of Buffalo

Regular car washes are important, especially to wash off the salt and grime that can accumulate during the winter months in Buffalo, Williamsville and surrounding areas. Car washes will extend the life of your Acura.

Car detailing is another important step in your car's health. The deep cleaning benefits your Acura in East Aurora in more ways than you might think.

 

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Controlling Odors in Your Vehicle Protects Your Investment and Makes for a Nicer Ride

There's nothing worse than having a new-to-you vehicle that is stinky on the inside. Just because a car is new, doesn't mean it isn't susceptible to odors and smells. If you notice something is amiss, try to track down the odor. You may end up finding an old food wrapper laying around. Once you have cleaned out the mess causing the odor, take some steps to freshen up your vehicle and keep it clean. 

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Why You Should Only Drive with Snow Tires in Winter

It just is not a good idea to keep your snow tires on your vehicle all year long. Winter tires are optimized to help you get good traction on the road in cold, snow and ice.

The deeper treads in winter tires make them not suitable to drive on regular roads during the summer time. The more flexible tread will wear down much faster in the high summer temperatures. You will also experience some decreased handling capability if using snow tires during warmer weather. 

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Learn the Difference Between Oversteer and Understeer

The crew here at Ray Laks Acura of Buffalo wanted to help our audience have a better understanding of the differences between oversteer and understeer so you can quickly identify the trouble and have the front end inspected.

Understeeer is when you try to turn the wheel but your vehicle does not adjust accordingly and you leave the road. When you try to make turns and you find your vehicle is hugging the shoulder or leaves the road altogether, you'll want to get servicing quickly because you may not be able to keep the vehicle on the road at…

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How to Correct a Slide on Icy Roads

If you are driving and find your car is hydroplaning, as in sliding uncontrollably, then you need to slow down. The most common problem for cars that slide on icy roads and in snowy conditions is because they were going over 45 mph. Once you start going at these speeds, it's more difficult for your wheels to stop, especially if you don't have snow tires.

There are some vehicles that come with icy road alerts that will let you know when there is a problem. However, if you want to correct a slide, there's a really simple…

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Changes in the Vehicle: From Timing Chain to Timing Belt

One of the best things about the automotive industry is that the professionals and designers of the vehicles make the necessary changes in order to better meet the needs of the public. Among the reasons that they make changes is to improve the fuel efficiency of the vehicles they are selling.

One example of a change that has occurred in a vehicle is that of changing from a timing chain to a timing belt. The reason the timing chain was replaced is to reduce the amount of weight the vehicle had. As a result, the vehicle was a bit lighter…

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