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Enhance a Scratched Automobile by Implementing Paint Touch-Up Procedures

Many scratches can decrease a car's curb appeal. However, you can make a scratched car look like new by implemented touch-up procedures to correct the flaws.

A paint touch-up project requires precise results. If you select a paint that's slightly lighter or darker than a factory shade, the different color tones will clash. In order to ensure accurate results, you must get the factory color code, which is typically found in the car owner's manual. Before you can apply this paint, you'll need to prep the application area by getting rid of contaminants. For this job…
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The Difference Between Winter and Summer Blades

During the winter months, you may contend with ice, snow and other debris that you won't see as much in Reading during the summer. Therefore, it makes sense to have winter wiper blades installed on your car to deal with the intense weather conditions. You can have them installed by Savage Kia or do so yourself.

Ideally, winter blades will be put on your vehicle at the same time winter tires are put on it. When you take your winter tires off, the winter blades can come off in favor of the summer version. 

 

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What are Recalls?

With any vehicle, there are certain parts that are tricky for manufacturers to create. In fact, sometimes the designers get it so wrong that a defect occurs. These defects may lead to mass recalls of vehicles or certain parts, in which case owners are notified. Sometimes owners are notified by mail or phone call, others won't find out about it unless it's on the news. The issue with recalls is that the manufacturer must issue the recall first to denote that there is an issue. Once that happens, the discovery of safety issues or product defects can make…
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Cutting Down on the Work Needed to Find a Good Mechanic

We at Savage Kia have quite a few tips to helping you find a mechanic that is going to be very effective in the work done as well as charging a fair price. While you may have to do a lot of homework on the mechanics in your area, there are other things that you can do in order to make sure that you are getting the best type of service at an affordable price.

One thing that will save you a lot of work is getting recommendations. The recommended mechanics are going to be the ones that have proven…

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Tire Pressure and Tread are Important to Safety


Many people believe that their vehicle's automated safety systems are responsible for keeping them safe. In reality, however, safety begins with your tires. You need to have proper air pressure along with sufficient tread to make sure that your vehicle will drive properly.

Properly inflated tires are essential. When they are overinflated or underinflated, you risk the chance of a blowout, which can result in you losing control of your vehicle, possibly causing an accident....

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Timing Belt Maintenance

Many things contribute towards making our car’s engine run, and the timing belt is an important component. It’s the part that makes the camshaft and crankshaft turn in perfect sync. Over time the timing belt can wear out, break and cause problems. The best scenario is the car quits, but the worst scenario can be a seriously damaged engine. Come and see us at Savage Kia and let us inspect the timing belt and provide any other automotive service you may need.

Timing belts should be inspected regularly for wear and tear and should be replaced periodically as…

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Hydroplaning

All vehicles are at risk of hydroplaning under the right circumstances. There are ways that you can avoid hydroplaning. This is a dangerous situation. We here at Savage Kia want to make sure that you are prepared so that you can stay safe while you are on the road, even in the most wet conditions.

If you see that there is an accumulation of water up ahead, you should slow your vehicle down as much as possible. Don't hit your brakes immediately. This could cause an accident involving people that are driving behind you. Slow down and let go…
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Save Money When You Keep Proper Tire Pressure

Did you know that you can save money on gas just by keeping your tires properly inflated? Keeping your tires properly inflated can save you money in many ways. For instance, you can also save yourself money because tires that have the right amount of air in them can prevent an accident.

When tires are underinflated, the vehicle has to work harder because the weight is distributed over a larger portion of the tires which causes more friction. You'll notice the extra work that your vehicle is doing when it's time to fill up the gas tank. Also…

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Choosing Touch Up Paint for Your Vehicle

Fixing small scratches and dings is usually a straightforward project, but you need to make sure that you have the right touch up paint. Using the wrong color could make the damage stand out, and removing touch up paint is no easy task. Here are a few steps that you can take to make sure that your touch up paint is identical to your vehicle’s current color.

Even if you have great vision, it is important to realize that matching auto paint by its appearance is nearly impossible. Instead of relying on your eyes, you should take a look…

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Popular Motor Oil Misconceptions

While even a small child could tell you what motor oil does for a vehicle, there is a good amount of misinformation and myths that are being spread about motor oil. This is likely due to the fact that many people never really learn what makes their car tick. Some people who don't have a ton of experience with cars are also susceptible to misinformation since they have an interest in cars but do not understand them.

A scarily common thought many folks have is that you can oil use approved oil for your vehicle. Nothing could be further…

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