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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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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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