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Drive Home a Dog-Friendly Vehicle From Maus Acura of North Tampa

At our dealership in the Tampa area, we want you to be informed when it comes to your vehicle and its accessories. What makes a dog-friendly vehicle? Here are some suggestions for making your pup as comfortable as possible when driving in the car.

Rear Climate Control

Because dogs can't sweat your dog might appreciate air conditioning in the rear of the vehicle.

Use a Harness

Strapping your dog down while driving in the car will help keep everyone safe in the event of an accident. If you are putting the dog in the back of a truck a…
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The Proper Seat and Your Young One's Safety

Nothing is more important when preparing your infant or toddler for a trip in a motor vehicle than ensuring that your young one is in the right car seat. There are car seats specifically designed to meet the needs of your infant or toddler, the selection largely based on the size of your child.

There are three levels of car seats for youngsters. These are seats for infants, toddlers, and younger children. A booster seat is for older children, those above about 40 to 50 lbs. in weight.

 

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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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Wash Your Car And Save Money

Do not think of getting a car wash as something that is costing you money. You have to realize that getting a car wash is something saving you money in the long run. A car with dirt collecting on it is one that is not performing to the top standards that it should be. Occasionally, there are other particles that can collect on the vehicle as well such as salt from roads that have been treated for ice. This is something that you can only really take care of via getting a car wash.

A car wash 

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Look for These Pet Friendly Vehicle Features

If you have a dog, then you will want to make sure your vehicle is ideal for your best friend. The good news is that there are a number of dog-friendly features found in a number of vehicles. Maus Acura of North Tampa presents the top features to look for in a pet-friendly vehicle.

One of the first things you should look for is a low back seat. This will make it easy for your dog to enter and exit the vehicle. A low back seat is also ideal for tall dogs who require more headroom.

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Differences in Over and Understeering

Most people believe that the terms refer to steering too little or too much when turning a corner or entering a curve. However, there are other factors at play that may contribute to the problem. Many new vehicles are equipped with stability control technology that helps make the correction. See the selection of cars, trucks and SUVs on display at our Maus Acura of North Tampa facility. Ask about taking a road test.

Front-wheel-drive vehicles are more prone to oversteering. But the problem may also occur in vehicles having larger, more powerful engines. 

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Why Is My Car Leaking Fluids?

It starts with a small drip. Sometimes you don’t even notice your car is leaking fluids until it turns into a steady flow. Leaking fluids might not seem like a big problem, but if the issue isn’t corrected, you could be facing significant repairs. Fluids are essential, and if your car is losing them, it’s a sign that something isn’t right. 

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