The Basics of Winter Car Prep and Care

Depending on where you live, winter comes fast and stays for a minute. Just like people do, your car takes a beating when temps plummet. Fortunately, there are basic steps you can take to prep and care for your car before and during winter. Our Don Carlton Acura Of Tulsa team selected the top four prep and care tips to keep in mind.

Windshield Wipers

Leave your windshield wipers in the raised position if you park outside regularly. This prevents them from sticking to the windshield. If your windshield ices over, use an ice scraper to clear it, not your…

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The Power of the Brake Pad: A Guide by Don Carlton Acura Of Tulsa

Brake pads might seem like small parts, but they play such a huge role in functionality and safety. If you don't understand how the car comes to a stop when you press the pedal, then stick around the find out how your brake pads work as you commute around Tulsa.

Once the pedal is pressed, a cylinder is activated and sends precious brake fluid to the calipers near the wheels. These calipers create the pressure needed from the brake pads to slow or stop the rotor attached to the wheel of the car. 

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Winter Vehicle Care: How to Protect Your Vehicle From Salt

Salt, that substance that helps keep your car from sliding off the road in Tulsa when conditions are snowy or icy, can also have a corrosive effect on your vehicle. These tips from us at Don Carlton Acura Of Tulsa can help you prevent this damage.

Before winter begins, you should have your car waxed or covered in a protective coating. This can protect the body from damage, but the undercarriage of your car is a concern as well. Salt can cause rust there that eventually may corrode your muffler or other parts.

 

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What To Do When Your Tire Pressure Light Comes On

At Don Carlton Acura Of Tulsa, we think it is important for you to know what the various warnings on your vehicle mean and how you should react to them. If the light for your vehicle's tire pressure monitoring service comes on while you are driving around Tulsa, what should you do?

If you visually check your tires after this light has been illuminated, you might think that it is a mistake and that there is nothing wrong with your tires. The reason for this is that the light might come on when your tire pressure is only a…

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Wondering How to Safely Load Cargo Into Your SUV?

If you are ready for your trip, but you don't know how to load your SUV safely, we at Don Carlton Acura Of Tulsa have a few tips. The first thing you'll want to do is get all of your cargo organized by size and weight. Then, it is time to start loading the SUV. It is important to make sure you don't have too many items that will block your view, and you are within the guidelines for how much weight your SUV can safely handle.

Load the heaviest items in your cargo area first. Doing…

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How Do You Charge a Car Battery?

Leaving the headlights on could drain a car battery. So can extreme cold or hot temperatures. Once your battery dies, calling roadside assistance remains an option. Maybe testing and charging the battery with a portable unit would be a good idea, too. Portable chargers could power up a battery in little time.

Safety counts when charging a battery. Be sure to wear the appropriate gloves and eye protection, as you never know what could happen. Cleaning the terminals might be necessary, although this job could require an experienced hand.

Connect the positive and negative cables

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Have You Browsed Our Certified Pre-Owned Acura Models Yet?

Discover the Benefits of These Gently-Used Cars & SUVs

What does it take for a vehicle to become a Certified Pre-Owned Acura model in Tulsa? Broken Arrow drivers know the value of pre-owned vehicles, but sometimes, the Certified Pre-Owned model gets overlooked. This happens mainly because it falls in the middle of new and used – it's from a recent model year with low mileage and the latest technology, but it's been driven previously. In order to be named a Certified Pre-Owned Acura model, a vehicle will offer these benefits to you:
 

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See Why Your Next Test Drive Should Be in an Acura ILX

What Makes this Sedan So Perfect for You?

Here at our Acura dealership in Tulsa, we know the value of a great car, whether you travel a lot or you simply keep up appearances at the office. Finding just the right one can be crucial to how you climb the corporate ladder, and with a Acura ILX, Broken Arrow drivers can at least enjoy the journey from behind the wheel. The Acura ILX offers a choice of Standard, Premium, Technology, and A-Spec trims to help you achieve the look and feel you're after. This car can seat 5 and…

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Tips For Staying Safe And Buying Your Next Acura Online

 

One of the safest ways to maintain your health right now is to stay within your home. Although there are some items you need to venture out to buy, a car doesn't have to be one of them. Our Acura dealership cares about the well being of our Tulsa and Green Arrow customers, so we urge you to remain safe by viewing our inventory of new or used vehicles online. No matter if you are searching for an SUV, truck, or van, we can provide what you need. Here are the steps for shopping with us online.

Budget

 

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