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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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Slow Down or Switch Lanes

According to a national poll by Mason Dixon Polling & Research, an astounding 71 percent have not even heard of the Move over Laws that are actually present in all 50 states. These laws require that drivers move into a farther lane or at least slow down by 15 mph when passing a vehicle that has stopped on the highway. If it is not safe to switch lanes, it is important to slow down.

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Why You're Not Gaining Anything by Still Changing Your Engine Oil Every 3,000 Miles

It's no longer necessary to change the oil every 3,000 miles and you shouldn't if your vehicle manufacturer doesn't say to do so. Your vehicle manufacturer's recommendation is the better advice to follow.

What Changing Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles Does

Continuing to change your oil every 3,000 miles when not necessary does more bad than good.

  1. It takes money from your wallet and only benefits the oil change companies that give you those 3000-mile stickers
  2. It is not necessary for the health of your engine despite the claims made by some mechanics…
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Why Getting Winter Wiper Blades is the Best Choice

Once the cold weather begins to set in, you are going to wish you had purchased a set of new winter wiper blades for your car. Ice and snow are more difficult for regular blades to move, here are some of the other benefits of getting winter blades today.

The snow on your windshield can be a problem for your wipers to move. That is why you need to keep getting out of the warm car to clear it away by hand. The winter wiper blades will not bend from the weight of the snow and will keep the glass…

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Be Prepared to Drive in the Winter

When getting ready for driving in the winter conditions, it is important that you have an emergency kit in your vehicle. It is also important to have the tools you need to change a flat tire. You should also have a bag of sand, litter, or salt in your vehicle as well. If you get stuck, all you have to do is sprinkle some sand, salt, or litter around your tires to give your car some traction. Bring a bag so that you can apply it generously.

Come see us here at Raymond Kia to get your vehicle winterized. We…

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What Your Dashboard Warning Lights Mean

Every car is installed with electronics lighting on the dashboard. The lights are crucial in giving hints in case of a malfunction and even general breakdown. The meaning of the various dashboard warning is essential for you to veer from expensive repairs and dangerous driving. Our trained staff at Raymond Kia elaborates on the meaning of some lights.

 

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Dim Headlights and How to Fix Them

Car headlights do not just blow out like household lights often do. Instead, they gradually become dark until they are utterly useless. Although dimming lights are easy to notice, most drivers tend to ignore such signs until the bulbs burn out. Dim headlights are a result of factors such as oxidation and reduced maintenance. We suggest you do the following to fix dim lights.

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