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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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Here is All You'll Need to Know About a Roadside Emergency Kit

Keeping a roadside emergency kit in your vehicle will reduce the chances you are stuck waiting with your disabled car.

The flashlight in your emergency kit gives you the chance to work on making repairs to your vehicle in the dark. One small first-aid kit will allow you the opportunity to take care of any little injuries while you're waiting for help to arrive.

Tools can help you make repairs that could get a disabled car far enough to reach the nearest service station. Tools in the kit should include a hammer, adjustable wrench, scissors, pliers, a socket set…

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Signs Your Vehicle Needs a New Ignition

There are few feelings worse than the one you experience when your car fails to start. There can be a multitude of reasons for that to occur, including a dead battery, an improperly functioning alternator, or possibly a bad starter or ignition. While dead batteries may be the most common cause, it is still beneficial to know the signs of an ignition that is beginning to fail.

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How to Tow Another Vehicle Without Incident

The following tips on how to safely tow a vehicle will lessen the chances of a serious issue derailing your efforts on the highway.

  • If you still can't see around your trailer with the mirrors adjusted, add small blind-spot mirrors to the standard mirrors to help increase your field of vision.
  • Don't leave until you have checked all the lights are in working order on the trailer. 
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What Is a Timing Belt?

There are many intricate devices in your car. New technology has introduced devices that show you the way to wherever you wish to go, devices that search for the best entertainment available, and devices that sense danger to yourself, your passengers and others. Interestingly enough, every one of those devices depends on the actions of your timing belt.

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What are Gaskets?

Gaskets provide an important aspect to keeping your vehicle running properly. They may crack and wear out with time or when not properly maintained. Gaskets stop oil from leaking out. They also prevent fumes from seeping out of the exhaust.

Gaskets can be constructed of very thin layers of rubber, copper, or steel.

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See Clearly: Change Your Wiper Blades

Anyone who has driven in adverse weather conditions knows the importance of wiper blades, yet they are often overlooked when doing routine car maintenance. Below is an explanation of what wiper blades do, and how often they should be replaced:

  • Wiper Blades- Wiper blades are responsible for removing rain, snow, ice, and debris from the windshield so the driver can see the road. 
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What is a Timing Belt and why is It Important?

Even if you don't know a ton about cars, you might have heard people mention that they think there might be something wrong with the timing belt. The issue here is that you might not even realize what it is that really does.

The timing belt is something that allows for the camshaft and the crankshaft to work in harmony in order to help run your car. 

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Choose the Right Warranty for Your Vehicle

Obtaining the right warranty for your needs when you purchase a new or pre-owned vehicle from Savage Kia is similar to getting the right insurance for your car. Both protect you from having to dip into your own pocket to cover repair expenses.

There are two types of warranties offered on vehicle sales. One is a comprehensive bumper-to-bumper warranty that covers, with a few exceptions, virtually all parts of your vehicle. The other warranty, called a powertrain warranty, is more focused in its coverage of the vehicle propulsion system, including...

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What is the Difference Between a Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel-Drive Vehicle?

Don’t let the choices overwhelm you the next time you’re in the market for a new vehicle. Narrowing down what’s important to you will make the selection easier. A front-wheel-drive (FWD) and rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicle each has pros and cons. Determine the basic road conditions where you’ll be driving, the mileage you plan to travel, and the basic expectations you have for a vehicle.

A FWD, for example, will offer you economy. Its design is more straightforward than a RWD’s, and it’s a lighter-weight vehicle. You will save here on the purchase price and…

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