Archive for the ‘Service’ Category

Step by Step Guide on Removing Corrosion from a Car Battery

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
Corrosion on a car battery terminal

How to Safely Clean Corrosion Off a Car Battery Terminal

Corrosion naturally forms on car battery terminals over time. This flaky substance is often blue or white in color and can block the flow of electricity, causing some headaches for drivers trying to start their vehicle. If your car battery is ready for a cleaning and you don’t know how to do it safely, follow our step-by-step guide on removing corrosion from a car battery below.


Where Can I Get My Vehicle Serviced near Washington DC?

Friday, April 2nd, 2021
Happy mechanic at a car shop

Car Maintenance and Repairs at Karen Radley Acura

Does your vehicle need some regular maintenance or repairs done? Are you wondering where you can get your vehicle serviced near Washington DC! At Karen Radley Acura, we welcome all drivers to get their vehicle back on the road, regardless if they drive an Acura or not.


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.


Signs of Leaking Oil in a Vehicle

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
Oil spots on the ground underneath a car

Is an Oil Leak in My Car Serious?

Do you drive a vehicle? Think your car is leaking oil? You may be wondering if an oil leak in your car is serious or not. That depends. Nearly every car will leak oil eventually and isn’t a serious issue if it is only leaking a drop and two every now and then. However, you should monitor your leak and schedule an appointment with a mechanic as leaks will only get worse over time. If your vehicle is losing oil quickly, you should get the leak fixed as soon as possible. Not doing so can allow the leak to worsen more, costing you more money and potentially causing damage to your engine due to oil loss. So, how can you tell if your vehicle is leaking oil? Here are a few common signs to watch for.


What to Do If Your Engine Overheats

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
Close up of a temperature gauge in a car spiking to the red

Tips for Saving Your Vehicle When It Overheats

Ever been driving down the road and noticed that your engine is overheating? Maybe there’s steam coming from underneath your hood. Perhaps your temperature gauge spiked to the red or there is a strange burning smell coming from your engine. Regardless, an overheating engine is never a good sign, as this could lead to severe engine damage and potentially catastrophic engine failure. So, what do you do if your engine overheats? Here are a few things you should keep in mind.


How to Check Tire Tread at Home

Friday, November 6th, 2020
Mechanic changing a tire on a car

Fast and Easy Way to Check Tread Depth on Car Tires

Have you been driving your vehicle around rather frequently? Are you wondering if your tread level is still deep enough to safely drive on? Thankfully, you don’t need a mechanic to tell you whether or not your tires will need to be replaced. Here’s how you can check tire tread at home with the quarter test.


Can a Car Battery Drain When Not Being Driven?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
Close up of a car battery in a car

How Often Should I Drive My Car to Keep the Battery from Dying?

Staying home more frequently due to the current pandemic brings a new obstacle to drivers – a dead battery. Instead of driving to work or school, more and more people are finding themselves confined to their homes, and unfortunately, their car batteries are also taking some toll. Here, we will discuss why car battery


Signs that You Need to Get a Wheel Alignment

Monday, August 31st, 2020
Mechanic aligning the wheels on a red car

How Often Should I Get My Tires Aligned?

One maintenance task that frequently gets forgotten about is the wheel alignment. While some drivers believe they are unnecessary, it’s proven that they actually help your tires wear evenly and can even have a positive impact on your fuel economy. Wondering if your vehicle needs to get its tires aligned? Here are a few signs you should watch for that indicate that you need to get a wheel alignment.


How Often Should I Get an Oil Change for my Acura?

Friday, July 31st, 2020
Mechanic pouring oil into a car engine

Recommended Oil Change Schedule

Haven’t had your oil changed recently? Wondering if your vehicle can go longer without one? Exactly how often should you get an oil change for an Acura? Here, we will take a brief look as to why you should never put off your oil change for too long as well as our recommended oil change schedule.


When Should I Rotate My Tires on My Acura?

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
Tires on a rack at a car repair shop

Recommended Tire Rotation Schedule

Properly maintaining your vehicle will help ensure that your vehicle will last longer and will save you on costly repairs. One maintenance task that should be done regularly and is often forgotten are tire rotations. When should I rotate my tires on my Acura? Why do I need tire rotations at all? Here’s our recommended tire rotation schedule as well as reasons why getting your tires rotated is so important.