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Jump Starting Vehicles

Numerous vehicle owners have experienced not being able to start the engine due to a dead battery. Easily solve the dilemma by jump-starting the battery. The front of the other vehicle should be as close to the front end of the stalled vehicle as possible. With both vehicles off and in the park position, open the hoods. Attach the positive end of one cable to the dead battery and the other positive to the assistance vehicle. 

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Know Your Vehicles Timing Belt and What It Does

As a car owner, you will discover over time the many components and parts that allow your vehicle to run properly. Some of these should be prioritized higher due to their function and cost of repair if they actually fail. Your vehicle's timing belt is such a part and should be examined and serviced regularly.

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Stay Safe on the Road by Avoiding a Tire Blowout

While you can't predict if you are going to hit a pothole and blow out a tire, you have some control of the shape your tires are in. When you are driving around with badly worn tires, you are at a higher risk of having your tire pop as you drive.

If you aren't sure what the tread should look like on your car, visit our service center at Team Kia and talk with one of our technicians. 

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What's the Easiest Way to Clean Your Headlights?

One of the most common causes of dimmed headlights is that they have become clouded over time. This can lead to lower visibility on the road and pose an increased safety risk if not addressed. That is why we here at Team Kia of Johnstown, PA would like to show you one of the easiest ways to clean your headlights yourself.

Perhaps the most simple method to cleaning your headlights involves nothing more than a wet cloth and toothpaste. 

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Driving Habits vs. Motor Oil Change

Other than your driving habits, what are other significant factors that could render your manufacturer’s recommended oil change interval ineffective?

Unlike people who drive long distances or go for a road trip quite often, cars that are driven within the city have increased chances for oil change. 

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Learn Why You Vehicle's Alternator Is Truly Important

Most people are unaware that a car alternator has two central functions. First, it provides energy to your vehicle's electrical components. The alternator powers parts such as the radio, electric windows, and lights. It also provides a consistent charge to the vehicle's battery to avoid drains.

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Selecting the Right Winter Wiper Blades this Upcoming Season


Selecting the right wiper blades before winter arrives can make all the difference when you are driving on the roads in bad weather. Snow and ice are not only bad to drive on, it can be impossible to see in front of you if the wipers are not working effectively.

The reason that the winter wiper blades work better in the colder weather has to do in part to the rubber sleeve that the framework is enclosed inside of. That sleeve keeps the ice and the snow from getting into the moving parts and reducing the blades ability to hug…
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When Should I Get My Oil Changed?

The tale of changing oil every three months or for every 3,000 miles is a slogan which has been key to many drivers. This compels them to visit the local lube regularly just like clockwork. Although oil needs to be changed less often to promote improvement in oil chemistry and enhance smooth functionality of vehicle engines, the 3,000 mile is a plain myth to modern cars. Oil change intervals can be shorter when you do the following severe driving expenditures:

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Kitty Litter Is Not A Good Alternative For Ice Melt


You probably know people who claim kitty litter is a great alternative for regular ice-melt salt. In a pinch, the stuff might get your stuck vehicle out of snow and ice. We at Team Kia in Johnstown would like to warn you about kitty litter.

Of course, in a pinch you probably would grab the kitty litter and throw some under your tires, hoping that it will get you out of the snow and ice. Here is the deal. Kitty litter is made of clay. The clay does not provide very good traction. In addition, the clay-based kitty litter makes…
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Move Over Laws Are Designed With Safety In Mind

Many people are not aware that all 50 states have actually implanted "move over" laws requiring you to change lanes to allow maximum safety for the people on the shoulder that are dealing with an unfortunate situation. Even if it seems like they are well out of the way, technically you are still supposed to get over one lane to give them some extra room and reduce the number of cars flying by them at high speed.

 

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