Archive for the ‘FAQs’ Category

Step by Step Guide on Replacing Windshield Wiper Blades

Thursday, March 11th, 2021
Mechanic replacing a windshield wiper blade

How to Change Windshield Wipers on a Car

Does your vehicle need new wiper blades? Luckily, getting your windshield wipers replaced is easy and affordable. Here at Karen Radley Acura, we will help you learn how to replace your windshield wiper blades at home with our step-by-step guide.


What are the Differences Between FWD and AWD?

Thursday, May 28th, 2020
Rear passenger angle of a white car driving on the highway with a sunrise in the background

Front-Wheel Drive vs All-Wheel Drive

Exploring various powertrains in your next vehicle? Chances are, you’ve heard about front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD). Certain vehicles may only offer FWD while others may offer AWD as an available option. What’s the difference? Here, we will share the pros and cons of each powertrain so you can decide which one is right for you.


How to Pair Your Phone to an Acura Using Bluetooth

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
Front angle of a red 2020 Acura TLX

Acura Bluetooth Tutorial Video

Do you own a recent Acura model? Wondering how you can pair your phone to your Acura using Bluetooth? Watch this short two-minute tutorial video so you can get your smartphone connected and start enjoying a diversity of conveniences such as hands-free calling and texting!


How is Acura Helping Drivers During Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
Front driver angle of a red 2020 Acura TLX

Acura Payment Extensions and Waived Late Fees

We are currently in a very difficult time as a community, nation, and world. With many drivers losing their jobs, it is very difficult to manage your finances. With this said, cars are still essential for families as you would need a vehicle to get food, go to the doctor, and visit or care for relatives that don’t live in your household. Thus, Acura is helping drivers during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by offering payment extensions and waived late fees.


How to connect Bluetooth in an Acura vehicle

Thursday, April 18th, 2019
Acura steering wheel mounted controls for making phone calls

Pairing Bluetooth in your Acura

Bluetooth is a quick and easy way to connect your vehicle and your phone in order to stream your favorite music, make hands-free phone calls and more. If you’re the owner of an Acura vehicle and need assistance connecting your phone via its Bluetooth feature, we’ll walk you through the process here at Karen Radley Acura. (more…)

When Should You Get a Car wash?

Thursday, October 25th, 2018
hand washing a tire of silver-blue car

How often should you wash your Acura vehicle? 

Maybe you’re a meticulous washer, or maybe you forget that car washes exist. People range all over the board when it comes to car washing, so it’s time to answer the question: When should you get a car wash? The answer isn’t set-in-stone but will vary depending on weather conditions and driving conditions. Read on to find out how often to wash your Acura vehicle. 


It’s safest to stay with your original tire size

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
2018 Acura MDX can you change tire size

Can you change the size of your Acura tires?

For one reason or another, you might want to know if you can change the size of your tires once you’ve taken your vehicle home. Usually, this is for appearance reasons, which we all know isn’t as important as safety. So, can you change the size of your Acura tires and is it a good idea? (more…)

Can you be ticketed for parking in your own driveway?

Thursday, July 26th, 2018
Atlas map showing Washington D.C.

Weirdest driving laws in Washington D.C.

We like to think all laws are created with good intentions, but some of them are just bizarre. Which got us wondering: What are the weirdest driving laws in Washington D.C.? We found plenty of strange things along the way that are unrelated to driving (No dancing for more than 12 hours in any 24-hour period?) and some were just myths (a man doesn’t need to carry a red flag in front of your car). Here are the ones that seem to be true. (more…)

Can you increase the length of Acura seatbelts?

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
2019 Acura RDX Interior with seatbelt extender question

Does Acura offer seatbelt extenders?

When it comes to the modern automotive world, every manufacturer puts safety first, even if that’s not the highlight of most ads. Acura is no different, with a variety of standard and available features designed to keep you and your loved ones safe. All Acura seatbelts are made to fit adults, approximately 95 percent of adults in the U.S. no matter their seating position, you might still find that they aren’t quite right for you. If you’re wondering if Acura offers seatbelt extenders, as some manufacturers do. The quick answer is no. Here’s why. (more…)

TPMS not working? The batteries could be dead

Thursday, May 31st, 2018
RDX blue side profile

How long do tire pressure monitoring system batteries last?

When something goes wrong with your car, a sense of dread hits you right in the stomach. It’s only natural. You take your vehicle in for regular maintenance, treat it like a member of the family, and then a warning light comes on to betray you with ingratitude. Maybe it’s a bit silly to think that way about an inanimate object, but your disappointment is justified. Fortunately, not every issue is a big deal and isn’t cause for alarm. If your TPMS light has turned on, you could just have a dead battery. How doing do tire pressure monitoring batteries usually last? About 7-10 years. If you’re driving a model from 2011 or older, this might be the culprit. (more…)