Don't Let Your Car Hydroplane

When the wheel pushes water under your tire, the chances for hydroplaning increase. A hydroplaning vehicle can slide on the road and crash. Keeping your tires properly inflated is one way to reduce the chances of hydroplaning. Being aware of specific facts might further cut down on the potential for an accident.

Hydroplaning occurs when rain mixes with residue on the road. If you are traveling more than 35 mph, the risks increase. Also, the first ten minutes right after a light rain expands the dangers. Braking and steering may become surprisingly inefficient at this time.

 

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The Difference Between Full-Size and Compact Spare Tires

Ray Laks Acura of Buffalo wants you to be an informed driver when it comes to issues of car maintenance. Temporary spare tires, or donuts, are commonly found in most cars today. There are differences between these compact tires and full-size spares that you should be aware of.

A temporary spare tire is not meant to be a long-term solution for a flat tire. It is designed to help you reach a service center so that you can have the flat replaced with a full-size tire. These tires should not be driven at higher rates of speed. Doing so could…

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Two Tips To Stay Safe During A Roadside Emergency

Roadside emergencies can be frightening, especially when drivers aren't prepared for them. Motorists who've taken the time to plan for the unexpected are able to avoid further damages to their vehicles, prevent physical injuries, and preserve important legal evidence among other things. At Ray Laks Acura of Buffalo, we want to share two tips for staying safe whenever you find yourself waiting for roadside assistance.

Keep Your Doors Locked And Speak Through The Window

If you are able to park your car in a safe, out-of-the-way location, remain in the

 

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Replacing Your Windshield Wiper Blades

Windshield wiper blade replacement is one of many quick but essential auto service jobs that our Ray Laks Acura of Buffalo service team performs daily. It's advisable to replace windshield wiper blades before the change of seasons or every six to 12 months. Here's why.

Daily Demands on Wiper Blades

It's not until bad weather rolls around that we deploy windshield wipers. Even when the weather's good, the elements are still quite harsh to wiper blades. Moisture, heat, cold, debris and even UV light all conspire to erode, dry out, harden, split and break windshield wiper…
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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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Two Things To Remember When Using Your Roof Rack

Williamsville drivers can instantly increase their vehicles' hauling abilities by taking advantage of roof racks. These long-trusted accessories are great for storing all of your recreational, business-related, and sporting items among other things. At Ray Laks Acura of Buffalo, we want to share two tips to help motorists get the best value from these important additions.

Choose A Cargo Box With Reliable Locking Technologies

Given that your items will be stored at the vehicle exterior, you want to make sure that they're duly protected.
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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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To Buy or Lease: Which Option is Best for Your New Acura?

If you're ready for a new Acura, then you've probably reviewed our financing offers. Or, if you haven't, the team at Ray Lakes Acura of Buffalo will be happy to explain some benefits of buying and leasing your new vehicle. Our financing team can help you find the perfect solution with a monthly payment that'll work best for your budget, regardless of the option that's chosen. You'll save on your favorite Acura either way with our current deals on our wide selection of luxury vehicles.

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