Protecting Your Vehicle's Interior: All-Weather Floor Mats vs. Carpet

Using an extra layer of protective floor mats will help save you time and effort in cleaning out your car. The type of car mats that you choose depends on how much exposure your vehicle has to dirt and yucky weather and the type of look that you want for the interior of your vehicle.

All-weather mats are the best option for vehicles that are regularly in the path of harsh weather, muddy areas or generally used in dirty conditions. They do a fantastic job of collecting any liquid and dirt but may not look as refined as carpet mats…

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How Do Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors Function?

Rearview mirrors are a lot more beneficial and functional than they were years ago. The latest versions have an automatic dimming feature that can help prevent glare from any vehicles that are driving behind you. Ever wonder how they work? Goodson Acura of Dallas wants to share some information with you.

A sensor that is on the back of your rearview mirror will monitor any headlights that are behind your car while you're driving. The mirror inside of your vehicle will dim according to the level of light. This will help increase your visibility.

 

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What About Replacing the Car's Tires?

If a tire blows out, the result could be a major accident. After all, a driver could lose control of the vehicle without a tire. Blowouts aren’t always unexpected, either. Often, the condition of the tires loudly proclaims the tires are long overdue for replacing.

Cracked side walls and dry rot indicate a tire is at high risk for a blow out soon. The web-like cracks indicate the rubber is ready to tear apart. As the tire expands while the vehicle drives, the cracks could lead to the tire exploding.

Yes, it is very important for Dallas drivers to…

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The Importance of Your Vehicle's Alternator

The alternator under the hood of your car, truck, or SUV is one of the most important elements of your vehicle's mechanics. The alternator is the component that provides power to the electrical elements of your vehicle when it is in operation. The alternator also charges the battery.

Due to the important nature of the alternator, you need to be certain that it is in tip-top condition. You can tell that your alternator may be in need of replacement if the GEN or ALT warning light illuminates. Dim lights are also a potential indicator that something is awry with…

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Rain Can Cause Problems On The Road, Don't Allow It To

Winter may do more damage to your safety when driving than you have ever realized. This is because the cold weather can chip away at the effectiveness of your windshield wipers. The spring weather comes with a lot of rain, but you can be up a creek if you don’t have windshield wipers that work well.

Aside from checking the wipers, you should also look at defogging your windows before you ever get out on the road in the first place.

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Exploring Distracted Driving And How To Prevent It

Distracted driving is not just about teenagers who are looking at their cell phones when they shouldn’t be while out on the road. There is a lot more to it than just that. Anyone can become a distracted driver if they are not paying attention to what they are doing out there. People often think that it won’t be them, but it certainly can.

Avoid eating while driving in the car. Some individuals have incorporated this into such a routine part of their day that they don’t even think of it as distracted driving, but it certainly…

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Synthetic Oil Unmasked: What It Is and How It Differs From Conventional Oil

If you've ever felt left in the dark concerning oil changes, it is time to rejoice. We here at Goodson Acura of Dallas want you to be informed about the key differences between synthetic and conventional oil, and to know which is best for your vehicle's needs.

Synthetic oil is a type of oil specially formulated by scientists to accommodate vehicles and their needs. It is made to withstand extreme temperatures and offers optimal protection for engines.

Conventional oil is natural and drilled of the earth. It is used for 

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Are Summer Tires Better Than All-Season Tires?

Also called performance tires, summer tires are the best for hot weather. These tires are made from soft rubber compounds and have larger tread blocks. These provide better handling for warmer roads. They provide better grip on wet and dry roads, while giving you the best cornering and braking features.

However, summer tires don't work well in colder climates with icy roads and snowy conditions. This is because they don't have the right tread and typically crack in frigid conditions. 

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Understanding Your Timing Belt

The timing belt in your vehicle is an essential part of that vehicle that makes it possible to drive. Without the timing belt, you would be in a position where you simply cannot drive the vehicle nor get anywhere.

What the timing belt does is synchronize the movements of the crankshaft and the camshaft so that valves may move on the vehicle in the exact timing and motion that they are supposed to. Anything short of that and you risk the vehicle stalling out entirely.

Responsible vehicle owners know that they must replace timing belts approximately every 100,000 miles…

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Know How to Maintain Your Engine & Radiator By Knowing When to Replace Your Coolant

Here at our dealership, we believe that it's important that you understand your engine's cooling system and the radiator. Read on to learn more about how it all works and how to keep it properly maintained.

If you've noticed that your engine is running hotter than normal or if you have found puddles of coolant beneath your vehicle, you need to have your vehicle looked at. Without a properly working cooling system, the heat that your vehicle produces is more than enough to cause a blown head gasket and warped aluminum heads among other things. To prevent…

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