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The Facts on Automotive Mufflers and Exhaust Systems

A functioning exhaust system is critical for proper vehicle operation. We here at Maus Acura of North Tampa are experts when it comes to caring for all types of vehicles, and we hope that you’ll trust our service center in Tampa, FL any time that you require exhaust or muffler repairs.

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Is It Time for New Tires on Your Acura?

A main safety responsibility of a car owner is to make sure a vehicle’s tires are in top condition. You accomplish this important endeavor by regularly checking your tires’ treads. You should perform what generally is known as the penny test at least once a month.

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Can You Deal With A Roadside Emergency?

Dealing with an emergency while driving can be scary. With the right preparedness, a driver can, hopefully, deal with the situation. Being prepared includes having the right tools and know-how. Ultimately, the goal here is to keep yourself safe. That might involve some work with the car, after directing it to a safe location..

A common emergency involves a problem with the tires. A blowout or flat takes a car out of commission, which is why it is critical to know how to put on a spare. Sometimes, fix-a-flat cans work, but not always. With mechanical issues, you need to…

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What You Need To Know About Replacing Your Windshield Wiper Blades

Like many Tampa drivers, you probably don't think much about your windshield wiper blades until you actually need them. These simple and relatively low-cost components are essential for ensuring good visibility during inclement weather. At Maus Acura of North Tampa, we want local motorists to know when to change their wiper blades and why changing them is so important.

How Windshield Wipers Wear Down

Sun damage and oxidization can gradually break wipers down. As a result, these components tend to become brittle, stiff, and virtually ineffective over time. 
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Signs Your Brake Pedal Needs to Be Repaired

Your brakes are not designed to last forever. Driving with breaks that are not functioning properly can be dangerous. You will likely notice several signs if it is time for you to get your brakes serviced. You may have poor braking performance. The brake pedal may feel slushy when you press on it.

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Learning to Charge a Car Battery

Charging a car battery is a great skill to have in case you find yourself running low on juice. While this can be a great temporary fix, a prematurely dead car battery can be a sign of a more serious problem for a mechanic to solve.

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Importance of Brake Fluid

Brake fluid is essential for the brakes on your vehicle to work properly. Without brake fluid, your car or truck would be unable to stop when you push the brake pedal inside your vehicle.

Brake fluid eventually absorbs moisture from the air, causing the fluid to degrade and not work properly. It is extremely important to drain the fluid regularly and replace it with new fluid to ultimately ensure brake fluid function. It is suggested that you change the fluid for brakes every one to two years. Brake fluid is essential to safety, so it is best to check your…

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Fluid Leaks Can be Good and Bad

Here at Maus Acura of North Tampa, we are always looking at ways to help you learn more about your automobile. One of the areas we believe you can improve your care and maintenance of your vehicle is through a greater understanding of the leaks you may see on or under your car.

When you are driving through Tampa, the chances are you will see some form of fluid leaking from underneath your car at some point, but this is not always a bad sign. The air conditioner of your car will often leak a little water from underneath that…

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How to Avoid a Tire Blowout, and What You Should Do If You Experience One

A tire blowout isn't a common occurrence, but there is always a risk that it could happen. There are some risk factors that increase your chances of experiencing a tire blowout. There are also some ways that you can try to prevent a tire blowout from occurring.
  • Periodically, check your tire tread to make sure it is wearing down evenly. You also want to make sure you have an adequate level of tread left. If your tire tread is thinning, you notice cracks in the rubber or the tire is bulging in spots, this indicates an issue with your…
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