Sunday, November 15, 2009

[Closed] Acura Keychain & Digital Photo Keychain Giveaway is happy to announce our first keychain giveaway! Yay!!! 2 lucky winners will be sent keychains provided by "Wholesale Keychains is the place where car lovers can celebrate their dream machines by taking a little piece with them wherever they go. Wholesale Keychains sell automotive keychains for all major automotive companies such as Acura, BMW, Mercedes, Nissan, Ford Mustang, Chevy Corvette, Infiniti, Dodge, Jeep, Buick, and Cadillac to name a few. Whether it is an SUV, a truck or a luxury car, they have it all."

The first keychain to be given away is an Acura keychain with "" engraved on the back, this is how it looks:
I know my Acura dealership sells a keychain like this, minus the engraving. =P

The second keychain up for grabs is a digital photo keychain. This keychain is black and does not have anything engraved on it. Here's how it looks:
What you have to do to win: All you have to do is leave a comment with your email address by December 1st. Please note that I will only use your email address to contact you if you are a winner. Winners will be announced the first week of December. You do not need to have a Blogger account to enter. Contest only opened to US residents. Two winners will be selected.

Good luck! ;)

If you see something you like to buy on, use promotional code: aboutacura to receive a 10% discount! =)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Fix-It Tips for a Faded or Blotchy Dashboard

Currently Applies To: ’04–08 TL

Got a vehicle with a faded or blotchy dashboard? The likely cause is the compatibilizer material in the dashboard migrating through the cover. After the material ages, proper cleaning and an application of a non-silicone-based protectant should bring it back to showroom condition. Keep in mind, though, if you clean the dashboard before all that material has migrated, you may need to do it again and reapply the non-silicone-based protectant.

To clean the dashboard, first moisten a clean shop towel with Acura Leather & Vinyl Cleaner (P/N 08700-9214A), then vigorously rub the surface until the discoloration goes away. For best results, clean the dashboard twice, wiping in different directions.

To protect the dashboard, moisten another clean shop towel with a non-silicone-based protectant and generously apply it to the surface. Do this twice, wiping in different directions to make sure you’ve covered all areas. After some extensive testing of current protectants
available in the market, Acura recommends 303 Aerospace Protectant from 303 Products, Inc. When it comes to Acura dashboards, Acura has found this product offers even better protection than what was offered before with Acura Leather & Vinyl Protectant (P/N 08700-9209A).

I actually do own and use a bottle of 303 Aerospace Protectant, it was recommended on Aerospace Protectant also leaves the dash shiny! ;)

[Source] Sept. 2009 Acura ServiceNews

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Properly Set ATF Dipstick to Avoid Starter Motor Failure

Currently Applies To: ’03 and later MDX and ’04 and later TL

Did you know that if you don’t properly set the ATF dipstick, you can wind up with a starter motor failure? Sounds a bit far-fetched, but it’s true! The reason is the ATF dipstick’s location; it’s next to the starter motor.

If you don’t properly set the dipstick in its tube, ATF can spill out and soak the starter motor. That fluid will eventually work its way into the motor components, causing this sort of damage:

So, whenever you need to remove the ATF dipstick, always make sure you properly reset it by pushing it all the way back into the tube. If you don’t, you could wind up with a failed starter motor.

[Source] September 2009 Acura ServiceNews

Monday, November 2, 2009

TSX Sport Wagon to Arrive in Fall of 2010

Acura will add a TSX sport wagon to its 2011 vehicle lineup. Arriving at Acura dealerships in the Fall of 2010, the TSX sport wagon will be based on the popular TSX sports sedan, which features balanced performance, advanced technology and bold styling. Additional information on the 2011 TSX sport wagon will be announced at a later date.

It will probably look very similar to this, except for the grill:

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