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Prepare for Inclement Weather with a Winter Survival Kit

With the cold temperatures in full effect, now is the time to make sure you have everything you need in your vehicle in case you are stranded. Your vehicle may stall on the side of the road during some bitter cold temperatures. You could get stuck in traffic. You may even end up stuck on a very snowy road with no plow in sight. It is important for your safety to have what you need for the next few hours.

A winter survival kit should include items that will keep you safe, warm, hydrated and fed. Keep road flares on…

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How to Prevent Dangerous Hydroplaning

Every year, people are seriously injured and even killed in accidents caused by hydroplaning. There are some important strategies that can be utilized as a means of preventing hydroplaning in the first instance.

An important tactic to prevent hydroplaning is proper tire maintenance. This begins with ensuring that your tires always are properly inflated. 

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Mileage Matters

When you’re watching your budget, every little thing is important. So that you don’t have to keep filling up your tank all the time, you can make small changes to how you drive. You'll soon find that you'll have to go to the gas station less often.

Instead of aggressively accelerating and then quickly braking for red lights, you can drive more smoothly to reduce gasoline waste. 

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What Does an Alternator Do?

The alternator is responsible for providing power to most of the accessories in your vehicle. Most people think the car battery does the work and are surprised to discover how effective the alternator really is.

The best thing you can do each year is get your vehicle to the service station so they can do a complete servicing of the charging system. 

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Information About Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings

When you get your vehicle's motor oil changed, you may have heard about motor oil viscosity ratings. At Ray Laks Acura of Buffalo in Williamsville, NY, we want you to have an understanding of how your vehicle works, which is why we have explained motor oil viscosity ratings below.

Viscosity refers to the letters and numbers on the bottles of motor oil. 

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Jumpstarting a Dead Battery

If the battery in your car has died, or you've encountered someone who is dealing with a dead battery, it's important to know how to properly jumpstart the broken down car. A quality set of jumper cables is all you need to get a dead battery back on the road.

Safety is important, so you want to make sure that both cars are parked near each other and out of the flow of any traffic. Take the positive cable and clamp it to the positive terminal of the dead battery, and then attach the other end to the…

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