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How to Remove Badges from Your Vehicle

West Side Acura wants you to know all about caring for your vehicle and the ways that you can change up that vehicle and customize it. We want you to know how to take badges off of the vehicle without ruining its surface.

Before you can remove the badge from your vehicle, you need to figure out what kind of adhesive was used to attach it to that vehicle. You can do an internet search to help you with that. Hot water can be useful in softening up the adhesive that is holding the badge to the vehicle and you…
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How to Tell If Your Vehicle Battery is Weak

There are fewer frustrations than a dead battery in a vehicle. For many people the dead battery happens as a surprise. While the battery can give off some warnings, often your vehicle simply won't start. There are some precautions you can take, however, to know before it happens.

One is a simple question of how old your battery is. If your battery is over five years old, you can assume it's time to replace it. While a two-year-old battery can fail, one more than five years is assured to fail within a short time.

If you turn your…
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It May Be Time To Check Your Timing Belt

There’s a lot of moving parts under the hood of your car, and they all need to be checked out occasionally. Like in other situations, prevention is always the best policy. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.

The timing belt helps the camshaft and crankshaft turn at a synchronized rate. Without it working correctly, your engine can suddenly stop functioning and things could go downhill quickly. Your intake valves could get bent and your pistons could break. Neither of these situations would be fun to repair, both in terms of cost and time.

 

 

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Debadging Your Car is Easier Than You Think

Car enthusiasts usually prefer to modify all aspects of their vehicles. This includes removing the brand name logos that are applied to the vehicle's body. This task is commonly referred to as debadging. You can perform a DIY debadging job by following these steps.

First, determine if your car's badges are glued or fastened to the surface. Glued badges can be removed by applying a spray adhesive remover. Spraying the liquid around the edges of the badge will give you the best chance at breaking down the adhesive properties. You should then be able to ply off the…

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What Is A-Spec?



If you’ve walked into our Acura dealership lately, you might have noticed that shiny new badge on a lot of our vehicles: A-Spec, shining at you in red and black. Is it just a vanity badge, or does it quietly communicate big enhancements in performance and luxury? Today, let’s take a look at all the advanced features you get when choosing A-Spec.

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Roadside Emergency Supplies - What You Need

Traveling can be a lot of fun, whether it’s a short trip or across the country. Nothing can put a damper on your plans quicker than having a breakdown on the road. Having some good roadside emergency supplies can help you be more comfortable and get through the emergency better. Come to West Side Acura and check out what we have for supplies.

Here are some supplies that are worth having in your vehicle to help you get through your breakdown. • Jack and tire changing supplies

• Can of Fix-a-Flat
• Jumper cables
• Motor oil
• Antifreeze
• Household batteries
• Water
• Flashlight
• First…

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2019 Acura RDX Wins Safety Award


At West Side Acura in Edmonton, we've made no secret of our admiration for the redesigned 2019 Acura RDX. After all, we get to drive it, so we know how its combination of technology and performance can set hearts racing. But now our 2019 Acura RDX review includes a new honor: a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).  

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We Played Human Foosball for Charity



We here at West Side Acura know that it’s important for businesses to give back to the community that made us. That’s why our dealership is a proud supporter of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. As part of the Yachimec Auto Group, we’ve contributed over 2.7 million dollars in fundraising over the past 20 years and will continue to contribute in the future.


Last weekend, West Side Acura contributed in a fun way to the Stollery’s annual fundraising event, Wheels for Wellness. It’s a rally-like course consisting of various teams making their way…

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The Importance of Tire Pressure

Uneven wear on your tires can be the cause of tire blowouts or require replacement sooner, increasing your costs. Understanding how tire pressure affects your tires can help you to be a more informed car owner and save money in the long run.

When your tires are overinflated, the weight of the car is directed onto the center of the tire, causing it to wear out more quickly. Underinflated tires tend to wear along the edges. Both situations reduce the efficiency of your tires, causing you to use more gasoline to propel your car down the road. Regularly test your…

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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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