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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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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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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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Repair Your Windshield to Prevent Further Damage

Your windshield is a crucial component of your vehicle, offering the best view of the road ahead. Since your windshield is made from glass, though, it has the potential to be cracked by flying rocks or other debris. Left untreated, these small nicks and cracks can lead to major cracks in your windshield that require replacement. If you have a small crack in your windshield, here is what we at Goodson Acura of Dallas recommend.

Repairing your windshield involves injecting a high-strength resin compound into the crack. 

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How to Restore Your Headlights Easily

Headlights are an important part of our vehicle yet one that we tend to neglect until we’re experiencing difficulty seeing at night. At Goodson Acura of Dallas, we want you to know how to care for your headlights and keep them as clean and functional as possible without paying a fortune to have it done professionally. Headlight restoration can be performed simply and inexpensively right in your own garage.

In addition to the various headlight restoration kits on the market today, there are also things you can use for DIY headlight cleaning and restoration...
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Changing Parts To Save Fuel

The computer in your vehicle is an essential component for its proper operation. This means that it can sometimes impact your fuel efficiency as well. If you notice a decrease in fuel mileage, then consider letting someone at Goodson Acura of Dallas check your computer to see if there is an issue that needs to be repaired or if it needs to be reset.

Keep your fuel injectors as clean as possible. This will allow the fuel in your vehicle to reach the points where it's needed in an efficient manner without blockages. 

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"Wash Me": The Importance of Regularly Washing Your Car

If you've ever walked down the car wash aisle at your favorite store, you've probably noticed the immense amount of options that are available to clean your vehicle. These supplies, in fact, are not just for looks, as regularly washing your vehicle is an important part of good vehicle maintenance.

One reason that car washing is important is that it helps to protect your vehicle's paint. By removing bird droppings, sap, and other environmental contaminants that fall in Dallas, you help protect your vehicle's clear coat, which protects the overall integrity and beauty of the paint…

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Is Your Dog Enjoying a Comfortable Drive?

Most dog owners love their pets enough to imagine that they should get a say in what car their owner’s purchase. In fact, there are several features that make cars more dog-friendly, and at Goodson Acura of Dallas, we believe information makes not only better drivers, but better pet owners.

Drivers in Dallas might not consider seat shape when thinking about what is most comfortable for dogs, but it does make a difference. Bench seats and seats with straighter backs are much more comfortable for larger dogs to stretch out on....

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The Technology Behind Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors

An auto-dimming rearview mirror is an essential safety tool that helps drivers at night by stopping traffic lights dazzling from behind. It is usually designed with a unique electronic system with the ability to detect the amount of light in front and behind. In the event there is brighter light behind than the front light, the mirror automatically becomes dark.

Technology in Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors

The auto-dimming rearview mirrors are designed using electrochromic technology, which utilizes electric current so as to tint the glass through a low-voltage power supply.
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