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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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When to Know the Right Time to Replace the Brake Pads

It's important that your car brake efficiently at all times, as no one wants to have an accident caused by faulty braking. Replacing the brake pads when they wear down is vital to maintaining the braking system.

Brake pads are located between the brake rotor and the calipers, in order to provide a cushion when the calipers are squeezing the rotors. This prevents the rotors from being damaged while braking. To check for brake pad condition, first look through the wheel spokes and see if the brake pads are at least 1/4 inch thick. If less, then it…

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What's the Deal with Tire Rotations?

You might find yourself asking whether tire rotations are just one of those wish list items for car maintenance or if they are really worth the hassle. The answer is that they are absolutely essential to the maintenance and safety of your vehicle.

If left without service, the front tires of your car will wear more unevenly and much faster than the rest of your car. It is important that each tire of your car is removed and put in another position on a regular basis. Having the alignment, brakes and air pressure checked is also crucial. You may not…

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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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