Maintaining Your Napleton Palm Beach Acura RLX

Your new Palm Beach Acura RLX is Acura's flagship, and its largest, most luxurious sedan.  Redesigned for 2018, it features a new look and technology found in the Acura NSX, to give you many miles and years of driving pleasure. As with most things in life, the best are worth taking care of. The Acura RLX Owner's Manual details best practices for the care and maintenance of your new Palm Beach Acura. In it, you'll find a complete list of maintenance items based on mileage and time. Your Palm Beach Acura service advisor is only a phone call away to help schedule service appointments to keep your RLX running like new.

Your new Acura RLX is equipped with the Acura Maintenance Minder indicator light appearing on your Acura RLX's Multi-Information Display Screen. This alert tells you of upcoming service events scheduled in the near future. Depending on your vehicle's schedule, you'll receive a Service Due Soon indicator, a Service Due Now message, or in case you missed it, a Service Past Due alert. The first group of Acura RLX alerts are listed in alpha Code A and Code B alerts. The second batch shows up as numeric grouping Codes 1 to Code 5 categories. Some of the groupings will be for multiple service items.

•    Code A: Indicates your Acura RLX is ready for its next oil change and filter change. Your Acura service advisor can advise you on benefits of one type of oil over the other to provide longer life and lubrication. If a Service Due Now indicator does not appear after a year's time, an oil change should occur immediately. Your RLX Owner's Manual will offer more information.


•    Code B: In addition to an oil and filter change, Code B adds additional services that should be performed at the same time. They include a fuel line inspection, exhaust system extension, a check of the brake lines and hoses that are responsible for ABS brakes and Vehicle Stability Assist, inspections of the
driveshaft boots, suspension components, tie rod ends, steering gearbox and boots, an inspection of the date on the temporary spare tire kit, brake pads and brake line connections and finally a check of all fluid levels and their conditions.

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Numeric Codes:

•    Code 1: Code 1 is all about your tires. In this case, it's time to rotate them-which is also a good idea to do before having your Acura RLX aligned. Rotation moves the tires that have been on the front end of your Acura to the rear so that wear is occurring evenly at all four corners of the car.



•    Code 2: Pure air is at the forefront with Code 2. Your Acura Service technician will check the condition of your engine's air filter element, to keep the 3.5-liter V6 engine breathing freely. The in-cabin air filter is due to be replaced at the same time. The in-cabin filter helps to eliminate odors, pollen and dust from getting into the RLX's interior.

•    Code 3: This code means that it's time to change the transmission fluid. This is especially crucial if you like taking your RLX on road trips through mountainous regions. Acura suggests a change of the transmission fluid at the 30,000 mile mark and then every 25,000 miles thereafter. It helps to prolong the life of the transmission in your Napleton Palm Beach Acura RLX.

•    Code 4: Replace the Spark Plugs at the sign of the Code 4 indicator light, and also inspect the condition of the timing belt. Inspect, and correct any clearance deviations of the engine's valves.

•    Code 5: Replace Engine Coolant. Simple enough, this Code 5 check of the coolant prevents your Napleton Acura RLX from overheating, which could lead to a mechanical malfunction. Over time though, the coolant could break down causing it to lose its effectiveness

•    Although not part of any code above, the RLX's Brake Fluid should be replaced every three years.
The Maintenance Minder alpha-numeric codes are just a start. Here are more tips that will help your Palm Beach Acura RLX to continue running as it did when you bought it.

Wiped Out:  If your windshield wipers are smearing more than clearing, it's a definite sign that your wiper blades are about ready to call it a day. That's why we
recommend changing your Acura RLX wipers with fresh Acura-Approved wiper blades every six months. South Florida rains and the tropical heat that comes with them do their part to shorten the life of your car's wipers. A Napleton Pro tip: If six months hasn't passed, and your wipers are leaving spots and streaks on the windshield, it's time to replace them. Your Palm Beach Acura Service Department stocks a full line of Acura-Approved Wiper Blades made specifically for your new Acura RLX.

Tire Rotation: Too many times we have seen cars come in with the front tires worn down, in half of their expected lifetime, while the rear tires appear brand new. We
know why immediately: The owner has forgotten to rotate their tires. If care was taken to rotate the tires on your vehicle, all the tires would have worn equally at
all four corners. A definite measure would be through "the Abe Lincoln Penny Test" to show whether time was up or not. To do the test, insert a Lincoln Penny "head-
first" into the tire's tread. If you can see the top of Honest Abe's head, it's time for a change. Honest! If any part of Lincoln's head is hidden by the tread, that
means there's still life in your current set of tires. Your Palm Beach Acura service advisor is your source for more information.



Straighten Up: Potholes and rough roads will do your car no favors. Even a casual meeting between a parking lot block and your tires can cause the misalignment of your front wheels. But don't worry, because your Palm Beach Acura service advisor can get you straight in no time. If your Napleton Palm Beach Acura RLX feels like it's pulling right or left, even while you intend to go straight, that's a sign that your vehicle needs realignment. That, and proper inflation, will have your Acura RLX steering straight ahead, giving your tires the longest life possible. A Napleton Pro Tip: Before getting a proper alignment, always balance and rotate your tires in an effort to maintain even tire wear at all four corners of your new Palm Beach Acura RDX.

Brake Pads and Rotors: Brake Pads and Rotors provide stopping power for your new Palm Beach Acura RLX. But they will eventually wear out. Aggressive driving causes the brake pad material to wear much faster, requiring replacement much sooner. Regular inspection, to occur with your Acura RLX's scheduled oil changes, will insure that you have ample stopping power for your new Acura. For more information on your RLX's braking system, consult your Acura RLX Owner's Manual or your Palm Beach Acura service advisor.

Speaking of your Palm Beach Acura RLX's Owner's manual, it offers more information and tips on how to get the most out of your new Acura RLX. Additionally, the Palm Beach Acura service department and its staff of professional advisors are standing by to help you keep your new Acura product running and feeling like new. Fill out the free online form above for more  information today.

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