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Signs of Headlight Damage

Your headlights play an important role in your vehicle's overall safety. They help you see in low-light situations and make sure that you're visible to other drivers. Unfortunately, headlights are susceptible to damage. We here at Team Kia want you to be an informed vehicle owner. Here are some signs that you need to invest in headlight service.

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How to Avoid Hydroplaning When Driving

Inclement weather can be more than just a nuisance; under certain conditions, it can cause your vehicle to respond in unpredictable ways. Wet roads can sometimes be worse than snow or ice because we don't expect our car's performance to change in an instant and are therefore less cautious. Knowing how to respond to a hydroplaning car can keep you safer as you drive in the rain.

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Three Warning Signs of a Damaged Fuel Pump

When your vehicle’s fuel pump goes out, you might begin to notice a wide variety of aggravating problems. Luckily, drivers who catch those early warning signs can often avoid more expensive repairs down the road.

If your vehicle ever sputters when you press down on the gas pedal, then you need to schedule an appointment at our service department in Johnstown, PA. 

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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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