KIA DEALERSHIP BLOG

Best Way to Avoid a Tire Blowout

When your tire blows out it can be a very tense situation. If you are traveling at a high rate of speed it can even be life-threatening. While tire blowouts are not always 100% preventable- there are many steps you can take to mitigate the chances of a blowout happening on the road. Follow these tips to dramatically decrease your chances of a tire blowout.

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Know How to Travel Safely in the Rain

Heavy rain can obscure your view of the road and make it difficult for you to drive well. Wyoming Valley Kia wants you to use caution when driving in the rain, and we want you to know just how you can get safely from one place to another when a heavy rain is falling from the sky.

First of all, make sure that your lights are on when you are driving in the rain. 

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Take Command of Spring Safety and Get your Kia Vehicle Serviced at Wyoming Valley Kia

Getting your vehicle serviced when you need to - as per your owner's manual - is incredibly important to your vehicle's performance and efficiency as well as its safety; your own safety is affected by your vehicle's health as well and, if you ask us here at Wyoming Valley Kia, nothing is more important than that! So if you haven't had your vehicle repaired or maintained in a while, the start of the spring season is a great time to get all the automotive care your ride requires. And with our team of service center technicians on the…

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Understanding Your Transmission


Every vehicle on the road has a transmission, but many vehicle owners don’t understand what it necessarily does under the hood. The job of the transmission is to ensure that correct amount of power from the engine is provided to the wheels to achieve the desired speed. The transmission shifts gears to provide that power.

Being that the transmission contains moving metal parts, it utilizes fluid to lubricate, clean and cool its internal parts. Over time, the fluids break down and need to be replaced in the transmission to prevent damage. Your vehicle’s manual may recommend changing...
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Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced on Your Vehicle


If you are driving on tires that have the incorrect tire pressure, you will be putting your tires and your safety at risk. These are some of the signs the tires might need to be replaced soon.

If you drive your vehicle and the tire pressure is too low, what is happening when you drive is too much of the sides of the tire now contact the road. That area was not designed to touch the road, so friction and heat cause it to wear fast and even increase the risk of a tire blowout.

Driving your vehicle with too…
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Headlight Restoration and More at Wyoming Valley Kia

Are you embarrassed by the way the headlights on your car look? Did you know that you can restore them to their original bright beam? By doing that you will also increase safety with your driving experience. Here is a great tip to help you with headlight restoration.

Go to your nearest auto supply store or that in a department store and purchase a DIY headlight restoration kit. These kits include everything even a novice needs to remove the cloudiness from their headlights. They even contain instructions; imagine that.

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Some Common Motor Oil Myths Debunked

The bane of an informed car owner's existence are myths about your car that keep you from getting the most out of it. That is why our experienced team here at Wyoming Valley Kia want to debunk some of the most common myths related to motor oil that has been circulating lately.

The first is that if your motor oil is black, it always needs to be changed immediately. This is false and could end up costing you some serious money if you were to abide by it. Instead, go based off of what it says in the owner…

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Immediate Actions to Take When Your Car Stops Running

If your vehicle is no longer running while on the highway, there are steps that you should take to remain safe. One of these steps is to determine if it is safe to remain in or near your vehicle. If you notice any fluids leaking out of the vehicle, it may be in your best interest to move as far away as possible.

This is because the fluids could be flammable, and in a matter of seconds, the car could become engulfed in flames. To increase the odds that someone finds you, light a flare and place it in proximity…

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Many more costs to owning a vehicle than just the monthly payment


Many car buyers get fixated on meeting a maximum amount of the monthly payment on their loan. However, there are many costs associated with vehicle ownership that go beyond the monthly loan payment. Here are some of the most common items that are part of the total cost of owning an automobile.

You can't drive a car or truck without having it insured. At a minimum, you must carry liability insurance. However, if you have a loan, your lender will require you to carry full coverage, which also includes collision and comprehensive insurance.

Another vehicle cost is maintenance. You…
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How To Read Tire Sizes Like a Professional

You may think that shopping for new tires is a pretty straightforward process and that there is only one type of tire you can choose from based off of the make and model of vehicle that you own. This could not be farther from the truth. Tires come in all kinds of styles and sizes and it takes a bit of research and shopping around to find something that will work for your lifestyle and vehicle.

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