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3 Must-Have Car Accessories (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 9/2/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


Some car accessories are just nice to have.


Others are a necessity.


Many drivers spend a lot of time in their cars, shuttling kids around to after-school activities and getting to and from work.


If you’re ready to splurge on yourself and really bling your car up, consider these nifty gadgets that will keep you connected.

1. A car health monitor

A Bluetooth-enabled monitor connects to your car’s systems via a sensor plug.


You can then check your…

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How to Clean Your Car’s Steering Wheel (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 8/25/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


Oh, the yuck!


Every time you drive your car, your hands manipulate the steering wheel.


That means dirt, grime, and oils from your hands touch it – pretty much every day.


That can leave behind a lot of potentially dangerous germs AND gross stuff that can damage your steering wheel, too.


Here’s how to clean your steering wheel to protect it – and keep the germs at bay – no matter what stage of dirty you’re at.

Stage 1: Dirty

You…

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How to Cool Your Car Down When it Overheats (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 8/26/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


Summer’s coming soon and you need this info because an overheated engine is a dangerous thing.


An engine that’s too hot damages your car, and it can cost you thousands to repair – if fixing it is even possible or cost effective.


With summer on the way – when temperatures can stay in the very-hot-and-humid range – you need to know how to keep your car’s engine in the safety zone.


Always watch your car’s temperature gauge. If you…

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Acura’s Changes Continue to Follow Honda’s Cadence (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 7/25/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


Staying power.


It’s the legacy of Honda – and its offshoot, Acura.


Several years ago, Acura set off on an ambitious plan to introduce some exciting new and upgraded vehicles.


Here’s a look back and a peek into where Acura’s at today:


In 2016, Acura's product plans for the next several years included modified faces, upgraded powertrains and new iterations of its newest brand signature, the NSX sports car.


But the brand would retain its close connection…

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How to Clean Your Windshield (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 8/9/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


The open road.


The fresh breeze.


The music blaring.


Ahhh, spring is in the air.


And these are just some of the perks of springtime on the open road.


You’ve just gotten rid of the winter gunk, but there’s a nasty side to nicer weather and driving your car, too.


And that’s the dirt, bugs and grime.


On your windshield, they’re a nuisance and a potential safety hazard.


Follow these tips to care for the windshield…

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Production of Hybrid Supercar Continues to Wow in Marysville (Updated)

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 6/18/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


Ohio is the hub of the automotive industry in the U.S.


Honda (who also makes Acuras) is the most prolific vehicle manufacturer in Ohio.


645,900 Hondas were assembled in the Buckeye state in 2018.


Did you know your neighbor or family member made automotive history in 2016?  


It happened right here in our backyard of Marysville.

The birth of the Acura NSX

In Marysville, beginning in 2012, a few hundred Honda employees were quietly engineering, building, painting and…

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5 Tips for a Fun, Safe Road Trip (Updated 2)

 

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 12/14/18 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


No matter the season, road trips are exciting.


Until warmer weather is on the horizon, your road trips will probably involve some winter weather.


A problem on the road can put an end to the fun.


It’s important to take the necessary steps to make your road trip enjoyable and safe for everyone.


Here’s what you need to know.

1. Go off the beaten path

Fast-food can lose its luster really quickly when you’re traveling.


Enjoy a…

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2019 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Review: The True Definition of Sleeper Car? (Updated)

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 5/10/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


 


A new year brings a new Acura RLX Sport Hybrid, with the same superior performance you’ve come to expect with this generation of RLX.

What’s new?

Here’s what has changed since the 2016 model first came out:

  • The base trim was dropped and RLX now comes standard with the technology package.

  • AcuraWatch suite of safety features comes standard.

  • New 10-speed automatic transmission.

  • Refreshed exterior with new grille.


Let’s take a look back at our first impressions…

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Acura – 2019 ILX – Suspension and Handling (Updated)

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 2/11/15 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


Sedan sales have been taking a dive in recent years.


Enter the ILX.


The new 2019 Acura ILX may be the addition the brand needed. Its new look will have heads turning and your friends begging you to be the group chauffeur.


But, before we dive into the latest gem in the Acura line-up, let’s take a look at what the 2016 model year had to offer with this video.



In 2016, Acura gave the ILX a re-engineered suspension…

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2019 Acura RDX: Drive Like a Boss (Updated)

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 5/3/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.



This is the third generation of Acura’s RDX and it’s a standout in every way.


One of the perks is that it’s the first RDX to be designed and built in the United States, but that’s far from all that’s cool about the latest version.

RDX by the numbers

Let’s take a look at some of the differences from the previous models to the 2019 version.


  • The wheelbase has grown from 105.7 inches…

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