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Warning Signs it's Time for a Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

Being able to identify the signs the windshield wiper blades are failing will help to reduce the likelihood they reduce your vision in the rain and lead to dangerous driving conditions.

One of the easiest ways to determine if the windshield wiper blades on your vehicle are failing is to watch what happens when they are being used in the rain. When you begin to see areas with streaks, other car's headlights are creating a glare, or there are blurry spots, the wipers are not working as they should.

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Caring for All of the Components of Brakes

When you press down on the brake in your vehicle, there are a number of components that come into action. Each of those components must be properly cared for if you want to be able to stop your vehicle at any moment.

When you press on your brake, you are trusting every component of that brake to move into action. It is important that your brake fluids get changed on a regular basis.

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How to Test Your Car's Battery at Home

Have you noticed something wrong with your car's headlights lately? If your lights seem to be going dim and your car is starting up slowly, then you may have an issue with your car battery or electrical system. Car batteries should be checked once or twice per year, before the winter season especially. If you live in an area where it gets extremely cold, a battery with low voltage could mean that you will be stranded.

The easiest way to check a battery at home is with a multimeter. This is a device that you can pick up online…

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Do You Know the Difference between Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel Drive?

There are many different ways that your drivetrain can be configured with new models coming out from automakers. In some cases, you can have drivetrains that are able to modded on the fly. Most cars are made with front-wheel drive (FWD). This is the most fuel-efficient drivetrain, but it doesn't provide a ton of power. With FWD, the car is pulled forward. However, with rear-wheel drive (RWD), cars are pushed forward. This is why they have more power but also fuel efficiency.

All-wheel drivetrain setups are the best of both worlds. You get power and efficiency, while also being…

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Is Your Exhaust System Leaking?

Your vehicle is a system of very intricate and complex working parts and systems. Your exhaust system is just one of these areas of your vehicle, and with regular use, there will inevitably be things that you need to repair and replace. Your exhaust system can become damaged, and when this happens, you will likely notice there is something wrong because of one or more of the following issues:

  • When your vehicle first starts up, some steam or smoke comes from the back of your vehicle out of the exhaust.
  • As your are driving, you are noticing your engine sounds…
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Towing Tips to Remember This Spring

Towing our boats, bikes and other toys can be a lot of fun when we’re out and about. Few things take the fun out of towing faster then accidents or mishaps caused from not taking proper safety measures. Visit the professionals at our car repair and maintenance facility and let us get your vehicle ready for safe towing.

Towing is easy enough to do with a little experience, but it’s still important to follow some safe towing tips.

  • Load the heaviest things first, tie them down and make sure they’re evenly balanced.
  • Make sure your towing equipment…
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Making Sense of Your Car Warranty

Dealers take pride in giving car buyers as much information as possible when choosing their next vehicle. To make an informed purchase decision, it is critical that you know the difference between a powertrain warranty and a bumper-to-bumper warranty. Generally speaking, a powertrain warranty covers components such as the engine and transmission.

A bumper-to-bumper warranty covers just about every other part of the car such as the air conditioning or sound system. Ironically, it doesn't actually cover damage done to the bumpers. Neither warranty will cover anything deemed to be a...

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What's the Big Deal About Tire Pressure?

Tire pressure plays a big role in the handling, fuel economy and safety of your vehicle. When the tires are underinflated, they wear out faster. Your car will have more drag to it, which could reduce its fuel economy.

Putting too much air in your car's tires is also a problem. When there is too much air pressure in the tires, there is less surface area to come into contact with the road. This decreases your traction, causes problems with handling and could even make you lose control. The excessive wear in the center could cause a blowout.

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Scheduling Service on The Run

We know you've got errands to run. Your day couldn't possibly get any busier. You have work. You barely get a lunch. You have to pick up the kids. You don't have time for phone calls. You don't have time to schedule your next vehicle service appointment. That's why we've established our online service schedule at Raymond Kia.

It keeps the busy customer in mind. Most of us have frantic lifestyles. We all are trying to get from point A to point B without leaving something behind. Our online service scheduler allows you to…

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Don't Neglect Your Car: Schedule Maintenance Online!

A car is an important investment and you depend on it for transportation. Neglecting a consistent auto maintenance schedule can cause damage to the car and your wallet. Getting oil changes, tire rotations, and headlight replacements are necessary parts of routine maintenance. Managing routine maintenance can be done easily with our online app.

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