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Avoiding A Tire Blowout

The tires on your vehicle are largely responsible for keeping you safe while you are on the road regardless of what kind of road conditions you are driving on. Avoiding a tire blowout is very important because this can be a scary and dangerous situation to be in. Your tires need to be maintained just like any other part of your vehicle and if you know something is wrong with your tires, bring your vehicle in to Byers Kia of Lewis Center as soon as you can.

In addition to routine maintenance on your tires you will want to make…

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Vehicle Weight and Tire Wear

Tires are tough and durable members of the suspension system. Tires that are mounted on compatible vehicles can last many years before replacements become necessary, but tires mounted on incompatible cars can quickly develop dangerous flaws.

Tire manufacturers carefully design their products for specific vehicles and vehicle types. As such, most tires include weight restrictions. Drivers who abide by these weight restrictions face few operational issues, but operators who use incompatible tires may be flirting with future issues.

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Does Your Car's Ignition Need to Be Inspected?

When your car won't turn over and start, you might think it is a dead battery. If you test the battery and it seems fine, or all the electronics inside come on, it could be a problem with the ignition. One sign of an ignition problem is a grinding noise when you turn the key to crank.

You might also notice a whining sound. This sound comes from a problem with the starter gear. It means that the gear is not engaging the flywheel, which is a cause for concern. All of these signs point to the need for…

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Learn the Signs of Gasket Problems

Recognizing the symptoms your car is giving you and having the proper service performed quickly can help prevent a small problem from becoming bigger--and more costly to repair. That's why learning the signs your gaskets may need to be replaced is important to your engine's health.

Gaskets form a seal between various engine components to keep fluids, gasses, and other liquids from leaking into places they aren't meant to be. Gaskets can last a long time, but if you notice any of the following signs, you should suspect one of your gaskets may be failing and get…

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Budget Needs Fall Directly in Line With Total Cost of Ownership

Your budget needs for a new vehicle are usually pretty specific. You generally only have a certain amount of dollars to spend on your new vehicle. You'll need to calculate every cost associated with the purchase of the new Kia model. That's what we call the "total cost of ownership." It's every single cost you have to pay on a monthly basis to meet the demands of your new vehicle.

You'll have an auto loan. That means monthly payments.

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Stay Safe When Traveling During This Holiday Season

It is fun to head off on an adventure of some kind during the holiday season, but you have to be careful in your driving if you are going to stay safe and keep those around you safe as you travel. The Byers Kia of Lewis Center team is here to get you prepared – and excited! – about holiday travel:

  • Make sure that you get adequate sleep the night before you head out on a holiday…
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