You’ve just bought a new, 2016 Acura. It’s a great investment that will do much more than get you from point A to point B. If you take good care of your Acura, it can serve you in good stead for ages. But how do you take care of it? How do you keep it in shape, and keep it from wearing out too soon? Here are a few tips.
- Fuel. Especially when gas prices get high, it’s tempting to go to the hole-in-the-wall, off-brand gas station that’s five cents cheaper than the name brand stations. However, there’s a reason they’re cheaper: the gas they sell is often lower quality. They don’t contain proper detergent additives, and so cause the buildup of deposits in your engine, which lower performance. To keep this from happening, only buy fuel from the high volume, name-brand gas stations. True, it costs a little more, but think of it this way: If the hole-in-the-wall station is five cents per gallon cheaper, and you put 20 gallons of gas into your car, do you know how much you save? One dollar. Surely that’s a small price to pay to maintain performance of your vehicle.
- Oil. Conventional wisdom says to change your oil every three months or 3,000 miles. For most modern cars, this is actually a bit of a conservative estimate. You can probably drive your 2016 Acura for longer than that. How much longer? Well, it depends on the model. In any event, though, don’t tempt fate. Look at the owner’s manual to find out exactly how many miles you can drive your Acura before you need new oil and a new filter. If you go over the mileage limit, you can permanently ruin your engine. And when you do put oil in, always use Acura Genuine Motor Oils. They’re designed specifically for use in an Acura engine, and have the lower viscosities that ensure top Acura performance.
- Brakes. Have you ever noticed that when your brake pads need replacing, they start making this awful squealing noise? That’s actually by design. It’s a built-in reminder that your brake pads are wearing out. The longer you drive your Acura without replacing them, the worse the sound will get. Always replace them with Acura Genuine Brake Pads, which are specifically designed for Acura driving. They function in extreme environments and situations, to keep you safe, while reducing wear.
- Service. Who knows better how to care for your Acura than your Acura dealer? Our service technicians know what oil to use, what brake pads to install, what parts will work best, etc. Whether it’s brand new or an older model, we understand what your car needs and have the tools and equipment to get it up and running again in prime condition, no matter what the problem is.
To service your 2016 Acura, or to test drive a new one that will stand you in good stead for years to come, drop by Jay Wolfe Acura, and let us show you why an Acura is one of the best automotive investments you can make.