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The Importance of Your Car's Timing Belt

Our team at Ed Martin Acura shares a goal to help you stay informed about keeping your vehicle in exceptional condition. An important piece of equipment that is included in your car is its timing belt. When the timing belt goes bad, your vehicle will suddenly shut down and can result in expensive repairs if the engine becomes damaged. Learn more about your vehicle's timing belt by reading our content below.

You should have your timing belt changed routinely, which is typically between 60,000 to 100,000 miles. Check your owner's manual for specific guidelines on how…

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Learn About Your Vehicle's Alternator

Your automobile's charging system consists of the battery, starter, and alternator. The alternator is important because it helps the battery stay charged when the vehicle is running. In addition, it also helps to keep your vehicle's electrical components, such as the windshield wipers, working. Here at Ed Martin Acura, we want to help you stay informed about your vehicle, which can extend its life, so we have included some information about your vehicle's alternator below. 

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What is ASE Certification?

ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) certification is more than just a sign you’ll see when you visit an automotive service center. It’s a testament that their mechanics have been certified by a company that promotes excellence in automotive service, repair and parts. At Ed Martin Acura, we have ASE-certified service technicians ready to help you.

When an automotive service technician is ASE certified, it means that the individual has sufficient work experience and/or a degree in automotive repair and has passed certification exams created by professionals in 

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The Crucial Importance of Regular Fuel System Service

Comprehensive fuel system service is a must. You simply cannot overlook it and have a vehicle that runs efficiently or even safely. There are a number of important benefits associated with regular fuel system service.

Appropriately times fuel system service optimizes fuel efficiency. This saves you money and also benefits the environment more generally.

Regular fuel system service optimizes the functionality of the engine. It also extends the operational life of your engine and prevents different issues that arise in the absence of proper service and maintenance.

 

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What Are the Numbers and Letters on the Side of a Tire?

At Ed Martin Acura, we understand that there are many things to learn about when choosing a new set of tires for your car. There are a variety of ratings that need to paid attention to, including the aspect ratio, speed rating, and load index.

The U.S. Department of Transportation also requires safety marking on a tire. These can include the Uniform Tire Quality Grading and the maximum inflation and pressure load. Having tires strong enough to handle the weight you put into your car is important for safety.

 

 

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Suspension

When your vehicle is supporting thousands of pounds of weight each and every day, there are bound to be problems with your suspension. This is a portion of a vehicle that many people choose to neglect, or they simply don't understand enough about it. If there is a problem going on with your suspension then you will notice one or more problems going on in other areas of your vehicle. Let's take a closer look:
  • You may fill up your tires with air frequently or notice that one or two tires require air more often than the others…
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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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What an Infotainment System Can Do For You

The latest buzzword in vehicle innovation is infotainment. This comprehensive term is used to describe a car's system of communications, navigation services, data, and entertainment. Most vehicle manufacturers use distinct proprietary names for their infotainment systems but the functions are similar. By providing a central screen displaying all of the features and services, infotainment systems provide an invaluable advantage to drivers.

The infotainment system experts and enthusiasts at Ed Martin Acura are well-equipped to answer all of your questions about...
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How to Test a Car Battery

Most drivers realize how important it is to have a properly functioning battery. But have you ever wondered how to test a battery yourself to see if it is working? That is why we here at Evergreen Subaru of Auburn, ME want to ensure you know all about how to test a battery on your own.

If you think your battery needs to be replaced or would like us to show you exactly how to test your own battery, then be sure to give us a call at Evergreen Subaru of Auburn, ME today!

 

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Drive System Options can Impact Performance on the Road

If you select a proper drive system, you'll have opportunities to travel on dry roads, icy trails, and other environments without experiencing any major performance problems. Although there are many drive systems, front drive systems and rear wheel systems are unique because they give motorists convenient advantages on the road.

Ed Martin Acura has many front wheel drive and rear wheel drive vehicles. If you need more information about different system perks, visit our location in Indianapolis, IN today.

 

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