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Do You Understand Motor Oil Viscosity?

Knowing what type of motor oil to put in your car is important in keeping it protected and running at a high level. By paying close attention to the viscosity rating on the bottle, you can make sure that your car or truck can function at the temperatures you drive it.

The viscosity of an oil is a measure of its ability to resist flow. 

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Crossovers Can Take You Places in Style

Everyone loves the new crossovers. These vehicles offer drivers the best of both worlds, with the capability of an SUV and the easy handling and comfortable ride of a car. The stylish new looks of the current models and the ton of technology features means that today's crossover isn't your mom's minivan.

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Why Use a Clay Bar When Detailing

Have you ever seen the shiniest, cleanest car imaginable? You probably thought they have a really good car wash guy, but the truth is that they could have just used a clay bar. These treatments use a bar made from clay to remain dirt and other dulling contaminants from the surface of your car. These can slowly start to destroy your car's paint.

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How to Make Certain Your Car's Battery Can Hold a Charge

In order to test the battery in your vehicle, you will need a voltmeter and a decent pair of protective gloves and glasses. Open the car hood, turn off the engine, and locate both battery terminals. If there is white corrosion on either battery terminal, use a wire brush to create a clean contact point.

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Rear-Wheel or Front-Wheel Drive: What's Your Preference?

"What's the difference between rear-wheel and front-wheel drive?" you ask yourself as you're shopping for a vehicle. There's actually several, and some people prefer one over the other. To help you find the option that you'll most prefer, we at Team Kia wanted to put together a short comparison of the benefits of each.

Rear-wheel drive tends to have better handling in most dry conditions, and it's also more likely to withstand jarring if you hit a curb.

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Is It Time to Get an Alignment? Here’s What You Need to Know

Taking care of your car might seem like a full-time job, but the truth is that regular maintenance is an essential part of ensuring your car runs great for many years. While you likely take your car in for tire rotations and oil changes, it's possible that you might not be getting alignments. Did you know that alignments are actually an important part of caring for your car?

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The Importance of Car Wax

Car wax is made using carnauba oil, palm oil, hydrocarbons or silicones blended with oils and solvents to make them pliable. Waxing your vehicle is necessary to create a protective barrier between the vehicle's finish and environmental elements. Pollution, road debris, UV rays and water can all damage the clear coat if not sufficiently prevented from contacting the clear coat. 

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An Overheated Car Engine Can Be Disastrous

Overheating doesn't just cause inconveniences for drivers. A car can be totaled if overheated. Experts on Quora point out the aluminum in an engine runs the risk of thermal expansion. Being aware of what causes overheating allows you to take steps to keep your car from being outright ruined.

Coolant -- formerly known as anti-freeze -- regulates the temperature in a vehicle. Or rather, the proper amount does. If coolant levels shrink, there won't be enough of the fluid to keep the engine cool. 

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Checking Out the Pros and Cons of Tonneau Covers

Our crew at Team Kia wanted to share with you all the advantages of having a Tonneau Cover installed on your truck bed.

The Tonneau Cover works like a protective barrier that is going to extend the life of the bed by keeping the weather from damaging that surface. If you are constantly hauling things in the back of the truck, you won't have to worry anymore about things disappearing. Keep your fishing tackle, camping gear, or work clothes, all in the bed under the Tonneau Cover and locked away.

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