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Keep Your Visibility in the Snow With Winter Wiper Blades

Winter is coming, and at Ed Martin Acura, we want you to be informed of the importance of winter vehicle maintenance. When you switch over to your snow tires, you should also switch your wiper blades over to a fresh new pair of winter wiper blades that are built to withstand cold temperatures in Indianapolis, IN.

Tip #1: Defrost and scrape before you wipe. Remember that if you try to wipe your windshield when it is icy or has heavy snow on it, you will damage your windshield wipers. An ice scraper and brush are necessary if you live in…

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Put Your Child Safely and Securely in Their Car Seat

Don't you want your child to be as safe as possible when driving in the car? An improperly installed safety seat can leave your child vulnerable in the case of an accident. With these steps you will have a happier, safer child while travelling:

Choose the Correct Car Seat

Making sure that you read all the directions is crucial when installing a safety seat. If your child is 6 months old, there is no reason why you should have them sitting in a car seat that is designed for a 1-year-old. 

 

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Advice for Using a Roof Rack

At Ed Martin Acura, we believe it should be stress-free to add extra cargo space to your vehicle. Adding a roof rack to the car that you drive around the country can let you carry a cargo box or attach sporting equipment with ease.

What Should You Know About Roof Rack Weight Limits?

The roof of your car has a certain weight limit that must be respected. This weight might be less than the rating of your rack, so be sure to understand both numbers before loading your cargo. When you're not using your rack, removing it will increase…

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Reduce Glare With These Two Tips

There are a couple of times during the day when the sun can make glare almost impossible to see through. Sunrise and sunset tend to make seeing much more difficult. At Ed Martin Acura, we want you to have all of the strategies that you can get to ensure that you get from one point to the next safely. We've come up with a few driving tips to reduce glare.

First of all, clean both the inside and outside of the windshield. Dirt creates a haze that makes it more difficult to see through when driving into the sun…

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Why Move Over Laws Were Created

Move Over laws are being talked about more and more. At Ed Martin Acura, we’re always surprised to hear that so many people don’t know what they are. The laws are designed to keep first responders safe in the line of duty in our town and all across the country.

Traffic and emergency stops are some of the most dangerous things that law enforcement officers and first responders can do. Over 100 officers have been struck and killed in the past decade. The Move Over laws originated in South Carolina and, since then, every other state has enacted…

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Discover the Perks of Android Auto

Android Auto is a popular in-vehicle technology that allows you to be hands-free while you drive around town. Many vehicles at Ed Martin Acura are Android Auto compatible, making it easy for you to use voice commands for music, phone calls, navigation, and other apps.

The Google Assistant makes it easy for you to interact with your apps. You can use the voice command button on your steering wheel or say, “Okay Google” in order to get started. Then, you can have the assistant play music playlists, find directions, locate an ebook, and much more. 

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Reduce Instances of Distracted Driving

Safety should be a main priority while traveling in your vehicle. In our fast paced world multi-tasking is crucial to accomplishing a day's worth of errands and tasks. Many drivers take their busy lives on the road with them and naturally fall into multi-tasking. This has proven to be a hazard for both drivers and pedestrians. Your complete attention must be on driving.

Speaking on the phone could be distracting even when you are using a hands-free device. Texting takes your eyes off the road. Additionally, squeezing in a meal is always tempting.  

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The Ins and Outs of Blind Spot Monitoring Systems

In a quest to put ever-safer vehicles on the road, more and more auto manufacturers are equipping their new car, truck and van models with blind spot monitoring technology. Keep reading to find out how these safety control systems can benefit you and your family.

All vehicles come standard with rear-view and side mirrors that allow the driver to see an approaching vehicle in an adjacent lane. However, it’s possible for an approaching vehicle to be located in a spot that’s not visible in any mirror.  

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Take Necessary Steps Toward Preventing Vehicle Theft

If you are concerned with your vehicle being stolen, there are some very simple tips that can go a long way towards preventing a theft. These are in addition to the vehicle you choose coming with some great safety technology features. Let's take a look:

Think about where you park your vehicle for the day. If you're situated in a monitored parking ramp, this is the place to be. If not, stick to someplace that is well-lit and in view of the street where people are going by frequently. 

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Why Choose a hatchback

When you are out car shopping in Indianapolis you might notice that there are more hatchbacks on the lot than you are used to. This isn't a mistake, it's because this style of car is becoming popular once again. There are a number of reasons why this style is gaining popularity again, but the main one is the storage space.

When you are dealing with today's hatchbacks you are dealing with cars that have been specially built to make it so that you just need to fold over a seat or two and you're going to…
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