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A Fun Road Trip on a Budget

If you want to stick to a budget on your next summer road trip, we at West Side Acura in Edmonton, AB have a few ideas to keep you on track with fun and money. Make sure you pack the right items, and you can turn a road trip into a memory you'll have for decades.

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What is Found in an Infotainment System?

At West Side Acura we want our customers in Edmonton, AB to be aware of the features available in infotainment systems. Knowing which features are available in the various infotainment systems can help you narrow down your search for a new vehicle.

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Using a Dash Cam for Optimum Vehicle Protection

If you're driving on the road, you hope that you can pay attention to everything that is going on around you. Unfortunately, you might be paying attention to your drive, when all of a sudden, a vehicle comes out of nowhere and almost runs you off the road. You're driving so you don't have the time to dig out a pen and paper to jot down the license plate number of the other person involved. 

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Why the Tire Pressure Light May be On

There are numerous sensors and indicators in your vehicle that are designed to keep you aware of its condition. The tire pressure light is one such system and knowing why it may light up can be invaluable in planning for your vehicle's future.

The majority of cars will use a direct alert system.

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DIY Car Odor Neutralizers

When odors start to affect your drive, it's important that you take action to neutralize them as soon as possible. While perfumes and sprays can provide some temporary relief, they only mask the odors. We here at West Side Acura want you to know how to care for your car, so here are some easy odor neutralizers.

Baking soda is a product that's used to keeps smells in the kitchens at bay. The powder absorbs odors and changes its overall pH balance. You can use this to your advantage in your car. Simply sprinkle it on the floors…

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2019 RDX: Infotainment at Its Most Intuitive



Infotainment systems are supposed to make life easier, but when’s the last time you struggled with yours? While the technology behind infotainment systems has advanced over the years, most setups still require you to stretch to reach the eye-level screen. Occasionally, this can become a dangerous distraction.


The all-new redesigned 2019 Acura RDX presents an innovative solution to this problem with its revolutionary True Touchpad Interface - a huge step-up from conventional touchpads. While other car manufacturers boast touchpad technology where your finger movements control a cursor, your eyes still have to linger on the screen for several seconds to…

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Looking for Affordable Transportation near Edmonton, AB? We Have It!

Searching for an affordable vehicle near Edmonton? The best process by which to do this isn't always readily apparent. Do you shop around at different dealerships to try to find the vehicle that's priced the best? Do you look for the vehicle that has the lowest mileage and appears to be the cleanest? Do you search for a used luxury car that provides you all the features you'd love to have, and if so how does that affect your wallet or pocketbook?

You probably have lots of questions. Here at West Side Acura, we want to clear…

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Why the NSX is so amazing!

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The NSX goes all the way back to 1995. It was a time where the auto industry was moving away from the American muscle car as the dominant type of fast car. From the ashes of the muscle car (which was reborn in the late 2000's), a new era had arrived. It was the era of the import.  Throughout the mid-late 90's, Japanese imports were everywhere. I know I personally fell in love with imports when I was ten years old. For my birthday, my dad had taken my friends and me to the movies. Since it was…

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Common Brake Pedal Problems

When applying the brakes, you should have to use firm pressure to depress the pedal. There should not be a soft or spongy feel. There are many reasons why brakes suffer problems. Brake lines contain fluid that becomes pressurized when the brakes are applied. If air becomes trapped in the lines, the fluid does not properly flow. In this case, the brakes must be bled to alleviate the air and the fluid replaced. 

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Automotive Knowledge | Roadside Emergency Kits

A roadside emergency kit can be your best friend when you encounter a problem on the road. Being prepared will help you get through most emergencies with few complications. Items to keep in your car at all times include flares, a blanket, first aid supplies, small tools and replacement fluids.

Flares are important to signal your position in the event that you're in a hard-to-see space, like a ditch, or if it's night on a poorly-lit road.

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