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Save money with Service by Ignoring Common Maintenance Myths

Breaking the 3,000-mile oil change rule instead following your owner’s manual guidelines is not only good for the Earth, but it also is great for your budget as well. A driver no longer has to be worried about going in every other week for a vehicle oil change. Now, they can get an oil changed quarterly and save themselves money to use towards other things such as tires or windshield wipers, which are important for any vehicle.

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Get the Scoop on All-Wheel-Drive and Four-Wheel-Drive

In a sense, both four-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive components do the same thing. That is they both cause all four wheels on a vehicle to have power to that the overall traction on the driving surface is enhanced. But that is the only thing that is similar.

Four-wheel-drive functions by applying a lower gear ratio and a split differential to the equation. Vehicles that use four-wheel-drive technology are primarily pickup trucks and oversized off-road SUVs. They are mostly used for off-road and rugged terrain activities

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Switch to Winter Wiper Blades for Your Safety

Do you ever struggle with keeping your vehicle's windshield clean during the winter? This issue is common, and have streaks on the glass can increase your risk of having a wreck because it impairs your visibility. Thankfully, if your wiper blades worked fine in warmer weather, then there is a fast an inexpensive fix to this problem.

Replacing your car's old windshield wiper blades with a new pair of winter wiper blades will make you much safer in the chilly, icy weather. They are built with cold weather conditions as their primary focus.

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What Does That Dashboard Warning Light Mean?

There are numerous dashboard warning indicator lights in a vehicle. It can be intimidating to remember all of them. Luckily, you can look up the information you need quickly. Make sure that you review the appropriate warning indicator light information for your specific vehicle on a regular basis, in case you need to take swift action.

 

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Prepare for Your Holiday Road Trip

Perhaps you and your family are planning to drive to see relatives for the holidays. Most road trips are filled with confusion, bored kids, crowded highways, crazy drivers, unexpected car trouble, and congested road conditions that delay your travel plans. Here are a few tips to prepare for your next holiday road trip:

  • Car Inspection - Bring your car in for a complete inspection to stay on the safe side.
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Don’t Let Low Fluid Levels Ruin Your Road Trip

The fluids in your car are as important as the blood coursing through the veins of a human body. Without blood, our hearts would stop beating and vital organ systems would shut down. Cars are not much different. Consider the following essential fluids:

  • Engine Oil - Engine oil lubricates moving parts in the engine, absorbing heat and reducing wear and tear. Regular oil changes greatly extend the life of a vehicle.
  • Coolant - Coolant stops your vehicle from overheating in the summer and ensures that it starts on even the coldest nights. Check your coolant levels at the beginning of each season…
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Are Your Vehicle's Tires Uneven?

Your vehicle places a tremendous amount of pressure on the tires. Often, the rear tires or the front tires receive the most wear and tear. This causes a very uneven ride that is also very uncomfortable. The fact is that tires are expensive. It is important to take steps to prolong their life and save you money. Tire rotation is a way to prolong the life of your tires. Bring your vehicle to our showroom in Reading, PA for a quick check. Here are signs your tires are uneven:

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2017 Kia Sportage is as Stylish as it is Substantive

What do we here at Savage Kia enjoy about the fresh-faced 2017 Sportage, our beloved South Korean brand's remodeled compact crossover?

Quite honestly ... everything. It's evident to us that Kia stopped at nothing to make this version of the Sportage the best yet.

Check it out in the clip below. Here now with more on all things Sportage is Autotrader personality Jabari Jones:

On the LX and EX trims, the Sportage is outfitted with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Teaming with a six-speed automatic transmission, the entry-level engine is good for 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of ...

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