KIA DEALERSHIP BLOG

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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Are You Aware Of The Move Over Law?

Are you part of the 71% of the American population that is unaware of "move over" laws? If you are, don't worry you are not alone. In fact, a lot of people aren't aware that in all 50 states there is a "Slow Down or Move Over Law" that they must abide by when driving. These laws are to help protect law enforcement, ambulance drivers, tow truck drivers, and other emergency workers who are on the roadside with their flashers on.

 

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Gain traction with salt, snow, or kitty litter


Our family at Wyoming Valley Kia would like to tell you that whether you live in Larksville, or someplace that gets much more snow, it is important to be prepared in case your vehicle gets stuck in the snow or ice.

There are three main options for this: sand, salt, and kitty litter. Sand can help a car to grip the road better in temperatures below 12 degrees Fahrenheit because of its abrasive nature. Although it does not melt snow, neither will salt below the aforementioned temperature threshold. Salt is not as cheap as sand, and it works to add…
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