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What To Do After An Accident

Here at Goodson Acura of Dallas, we want all of our customers to be as safe as possible. We also want our customers to be prepared and to have the knowledge to help them in case of an accident.

The first thing you need to do is stay calm and stay focused. Getting worked up or aggravated won't help your situation. We understand it may be difficult not to get angry or sad, but you need to calm your nerves and make sure everyone is okay. If your vehicles are still operable get to a safe place and then…
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Car Detailing: Controlling Pet Hair

Here at Goodson Acura of Dallas, we understand that your vehicle is both an investment and a source of pride. However, keeping your car tidy can be a challenge. This is especially true for pet owners.

In Dallas, driving with your pet is popular with many people, although drivers do not enjoy fur-covered upholstery.

Here are a few helpful tips to keep your car interior clean without making Rover give up his car rides.
  • TAPE- Press duct tape on the upholstery to remove fur at a moment’s notice.
  • STATIC- Either wear a pair of rubber gloves or inflate a…
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Synthetic Oil Works Hard for Your Car

The price of synthetic oil is more than conventional oil. Is the added price worth it? With synthetic oil, you do gain something more than would be the case with the conventional version. Chemical components put inside synthetic oil support its ability to work a little harder inside the engine.

Synthetic oil doesn't evaporate as quickly and maintains decent viscosity levels. And synthetic oil delivers these and other benefits even during high-intensity driving. People who put lots of miles on their vehicles and deal with less-than-desirable driving conditions need help 

 

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Periodic Tire Inspections Ensure Air Pressure is Maintained Correctly

When was the last time you checked the air pressure in your tires? Tire pressure is one of those things that is often forgotten about. In fact, most drivers in Dallas rely on their dashboard warning light to alert them to low air pressure. Unfortunately, that means you need to act immediately to refill the tires accordingly!

Tire pressure should be checked on a periodic basis. There are even great benefits to maintaining accurate air pressure, such as improved fuel mileage, better comfort, better handling, and of course, having peace of mind for your safety....
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The Differences Between a Powertrain Warranty and a Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty

The two major warranty options offered for most vehicles are a powertrain warranty or a bumper-to-bumper warranty. Learn more about the differences between these two warranties so that you will know which option is best for you on your next vehicle.

First of all, a powertrain warranty covers the parts of the propulsion system, but this does not include everything beneath the hood, such as the battery and certain belts. Parts that are expected to wear down over time from regular driving are typically not covered by this warranty. 
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Save Your Cash With a Used Car

At Goodson Acura of Dallas, we want you to make an informed vehicle purchase. If you are sticking to a strict budget, a used car can be a great option for you. Used cars are affordable and reliable. Also, most used cars have inexpensive insurance premiums.

The average price of a used vehicle is slightly more than $20,000. In contrast, the average price of a new car is nearly $40,000. Many used cars have several popular safety features. Your used car may have a high resale value.

 

 

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What You Need In A Basic Roadside Emergency Kit

When you are out driving on the busy streets of Dallas, you may experience a breakdown or other roadside difficulty. In the event of these unfortunate situations, you will want to have a roadside emergency kit in your vehicle to help you get out of trouble.

One item you will definitely want in a basic roadside emergency kit is a flashlight. Without one, you won't be able to get much done in the dark. You will also want a good set of jumper cables. This is an invaluable item when you need to get a dead battery going again…
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How to Avoid Hydroplaning in Severe Weather Conditions

These are just a few of the ways that you can reduce chances of your vehicle hydroplaning on wet road surfaces.
  1. Be sure that you take turns more slowly so the vehicle is not sliding off the road and into other lanes.
  2. Avoid areas on the road that have standing water or large puddles of water.
  3. Turn off the cruise control so the tires are not continuing to try to spin as you start hydroplaning.
  4. Try to navigate the position of your vehicle so that you are in the tracks of the car ahead of you. This will help lessen…
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Eliminate Stinky Odors From Your Vehicle With These Simple Tips

When you get into your vehicle and it has a certain stinky smell to it, you can be grossed out for the entire trip that lies ahead. While you might have to air out a bit to remove the smell, you can take steps to prevent this from occurring again someday. Let's take a closer look.
  • It's a good idea to refrain from eating in your vehicle. Even if you get rid of the garbage when you get home, you can drop items under your seat that will never be found again. The smell from the food can…
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Debadge Your Car Safely And Easily With These Tips

At Goodson Acura of Dallas, we want our customers to be able to effectively and easily care for their vehicles. In this post, we have provided some tips to easily debadge a car while avoiding damage and frustration.

The key to easily removing a vehicle badge from the bumper is to soften the adhesive that attaches the badge to the vehicle. Once it is softened, the badge can be easily pried away from the car. You can use hot but not boiling water, a hairdryer, and an adhesive removal spray to heat up and soften the adhesive.

Once the adhesive…
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