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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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The Best Car For The Job


If you are an Uber or Lyft driver, you are going to want to get the best car on the market for your situation. To do this, you should make a list of the most important factors that come into play when searching for the right car to be an Uber or Lyft driver.

One of your most important factors should be repairs. You are going to need to get a car that is not going to take a long amount of time to get repaired. Every day without a car is another day of lost income...

 

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Why You Should Think About Using a Car Cover

Your vehicle should be protected from all kinds of conditions. You have the power to protect that vehicle. The team at Savage Kia wants you to know how to care for your vehicle and we want you to know how a car cover can work for you.

When winds are blowing outside, a vehicle that is sitting out in the open - and uncovered - is at risk. There is debris that is blown around by the wind. This debris can hit into your vehicle and it can bring damage to its surface. You should invest in a car cover to protect…
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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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Compact Spares are Temporary Tires

Today, many automakers save space and weight by using compact spare tires with their late model vehicles. The compact tires take about half the space of a full-sized spare and have a lower weight. Compact spares are excellent for getting the vehicle off the road and to a repair shop or home.

Reading-area drivers use compact spares as a temporary replacement and not as long-term replacements. Compact tires are smaller than full-sized spares, and they have different load capacities than standard tires. When using compact tires, drivers must reduce speeds and drive with extra care.

 

 

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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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Pets On The Road: Keeping Your Furry Friends Safe In The Car

Here at Savage Kia, we know that pet owners love to drive around the world with their beloved animals. However, we also want to make sure that you do so in a way that keep your pet safe and secure at all times.

Before you ever leave your driveway, you should ensure that your pet is either securely harnessed in the back seat or contained in a crate. This will prevent the animal from distracting the driver while they are focusing on the road, and will reduce their risk of serious injury in the event of a crash. Remember, safety…

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