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How to Interpret Tire Markings

If you've ever looked closely at your tires, you've noticed a series of letters and numbers. These markings are codes that can give you valuable information about the specifications of your tires. Our service center is proud to be a convenient, one-stop destination for understanding the meanings of these codes with ease, as well as getting the right tires without worry.

Your tire size mark always starts with a letter. For your day-to-day car, this is probably P for "passenger car." Next comes the section width, the number of millimeters wide your tire is from one sidewall to…

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What’s Your Choice for Portable Traction this Winter?

Building a winter emergency kit includes a material that helps traction for tires stuck on icy roads. Local Johnston drivers may struggle between using salt, sand, or cat litter for traction in winter. Salt is great for melting ice but difficult to carry around in a car trunk.

Salt is harsh, and a messy cleanup. Sand, on the other hand, does help traction. Nevertheless, it is heavy, and not easily accessible. Cat litter, on the other hand, is found in practically every discount and grocery store imaginable. Grieco Kia also has tires suited for winter weather ready to install on…

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Discover All There is to Know about Horsepower

If you have questions about horsepower, feel free to stop in at Grieco Kia, and we will be happy to answer your question. It is an interesting story about how horsepower came to be the status quo measure of how much power an engine has relative to other engines.

James Watt, a 18th-century inventor, was looking for a way to promote his steam engine so that people could understand how big and powerful it really was. One day he was visiting a coal mine watching some ponies haul carts of coal. As he watched, he calculated that a pony could…

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How & Why To Check Your Vehicle's Tire Tread

The tires on your vehicle take the brunt of everything for your vehicle when you drive. They provide stable traction by gripping with specially designed tread lines. Over time these lines get worn away and will require you to change the tires on your vehicle. If you feel like your tread isn't performing how it should, bring your vehicle to us at Grieco Kia so that we can inspect it and make sure everything is in the best condition.

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Understand Your Dashboard Warning Lights

Nobody likes to see a warning light illuminate on their dashboard. But understanding what they mean can really help to take that anxiety away if you do see one. For example, if you see a red light that looks like an oil can come on, that means that your vehicle has sensed a drop in oil pressure. This can sometimes be remedied with a simple oil change.

An exclamation point inside of circle usually means that there is something detected in your vehicle's braking system. This can be something as simple as being low on brake fluid, or it…

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Why Winter Wiper Blades are Essential this Season

If you are driving around this winter with your old wiper blades, it is going to become incredibly difficult to see when ice and snow are falling. New winter wiper blades are designed to give you a better field of vision as the temperatures begin to drop.

The winter wiper blades have a thicker rubber shell that protects all the moving parts inside. The metal framework is not exposed to ice, so the wipers can flex as needed to better hug the glass in even the worst driving conditions. Another reason the winter wiper blades are the right choice this…

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Headlight Maintenance That Could Cause the Headlights to Not Work

Do you know the difference in the headlights that are available to be installed on your vehicle? Do you know how to install the headlight? Do you find it difficult to work on a car because you have no time to do it? If so, a service call to your dealer could be the solution.

Most dealers will make room to work you in quickly…

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Get That Delicious Food to Your Loved Ones Safe This Holiday

You have waited a whole year to showcase your new recipe to your loved ones. The holiday season is finally here, and you cannot wait to impress them. However, you are worried that your food might be messy by the time you get there. We at Grieco Kia of Johnston want to make sure that your hard work is well-received and appreciated. We offer you handy tips to travel with food:

  • Buy tightly-sealed containers. Do not wait until the day you pack the food. Conduct a seal test by turning the container upside down and check for any spills.
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Holiday Road Trips


Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. Now is the best time for you to get your car maintenance done before heading out on the long trip to see the relatives. Meeting the family for Thanksgiving is a great time to be had, and we here at Grieco Kia would love that you can experience that most joyous occasion.

Visit Grieco Kia and get your seasonal maintenance done. Don't miss out on a family…
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Dealership Service Can Be An Asset to Your Adventures

Dealership service can be a major asset for your vehicle. You want the best for your vehicle, and that’s why you schedule routine service appointments. Our auto service technicians are well-versed in your make and model, with factory training under their belt. They offer many years of experience to diagnose any underlying issues.

Your vehicle is your sole means of transportation, and we know that you need it to run well. Our technicians have the same goals. We want our customers to enjoy their vehicles without any major issues.

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