Load Your Cargo Safely in Your SUV!

If you have a lot of cargo to load into your SUV, Pikes Peak Acura Used Cars has some tips to make it easy and safe! Consider gathering everything you have to load beforehand, so you won't have to reload it if you have something heavy to put in at the end. Every vehicle has a limit to how much weight it can carry, which includes you and all of your passengers! If you have too much weight in your SUV, it can become dangerous so towing some of your cargo is a better option.

Load your heaviest items…

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How to Charge a Car Battery

There are a few things that you should know before connecting your dead battery to a charger:

  • The terminal to remove from the battery
  • The terminal to connect to the charger
  • How long it will take to charge a dead battery (depending on the battery voltage and charge output)

Preparing Your Battery for Charging

The first thing to do before you get started is to get the tools to use ready. If the battery is not accessible, remove it from your vehicle for charging. Some batteries can be accessed easily, while others could be in the fender, trunk, or beneath…
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Demystifying Car Wax

The ritual of buffing your ride to a factory-fresh shine dates back generations. Car wax and a decent microfiber cloth are the two tools that make this ritual possible. What exactly is car wax? According to the techs in our Pikes Peak Acura Used Cars service department, car wax is a natural or a synthetic product that protects your cars exterior from superficial damage. Here's how.

Sources of Car Wax

Manufacturers obtain the basis of natural car wax from palm trees, carnauba plants or even coal. Synthetic car wax typically comes from silicones. 
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The Reason for Alignments

Your vehicles alignment may seem like a simple thing to maintain, but it is more precise and technical than you might think. At Pikes Peak Acura Used Cars, we aim to educate and inform drivers in Colorado Springs so that they can maximize the life of their vehicle and stay safe when driving.

Wheel alignment affects how your car steers. The steering axis is an integral component of your vehicles suspension system and must be expertly aligned so that the angle is correct. Wheel alignment also includes examining the exact angle of the individual tires from the front and side…

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Step Your Game Up With The Hyundai Santa Fe XL

Out of all the three-row SUVs that are on the market, one of the best comes from Hyundai. The pre-owned Santa Fe XL takes affordable pricing to the next level thanks to the SUV's immense range of features. Let's jump in a little deeper.

The new Hyundai Santa Fe XL has a beautiful and luxurious cabin that can seat up to seven people. Heated and ventilated front seats comes standard, and the rear seatbacks possesses 50/50 split-fold capability. When folding the seats down, your passengers will have much more cargo space at 160 cubic-feet. The vehicle's…

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Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Advantages

The Hyundai Ioniq has taken the hybrid car market by storm. This compact car offers a number of advantages that make it more appealing than its competition. Learn more about these advantages in the Ioniq from Hyundai today.

The most notable advantage is the Ioniq's hybrid engine. It gives you the option of using both electricity and gasoline to power its engine. Ideally, however, it is geared more toward using electricity than gas. However, when the battery runs low on power, you can switch over to gas to keep your engine going. The gas will keep the car in…

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Most Common Motor Oil Myths

A car is one is the most common modes of transport in our current world. You are required to ensure that the car is maintained regularly. One of the most common issues that may affect a car engine is the lack of oil. It may result in overheating and friction, which later causes significant damages.

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What is the difference between a compact temporary and a full-size spare tire?

You need to be aware of what kind of spare with which your car comes when you buy it. You can make repairs quickly by learning the difference between a compact temporary and full-size replacement tire today.

A compact temporary spare tire is compact in size and weight, as its name implies. The rubber is more dense and heavier than the tire on a regular tire. There is also no need to mount the compact tire on a wheel because it comes with the wheel already mounted in its center. However, you cannot drive for long on a compact spare…

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How To Get Started With Off-Roading

If you want to get started with off-road driving, then you may be wondering where to get started. There are actually many easy ways to get started off-road driving with your truck or SUV. Here are two ways to get started now.

Off-Road Forums

You can easily find many off-road forums that are filled with experienced people who have great insights on how to get started off-roading your truck or SUV. Many of these forums are completely free.

Local Off-Road Forums

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Chances are, there is an 

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