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Packing Your SUV in a Safe Manner Helps to Use Maximum Load Capacity

An SUV allows you to add a lot of cargo items that you would not be able to fit in a passenger vehicle. However, it’s also important to pack in a safe manner.

You want to pack the heaviest items towards the front of the cargo area as well as place those items directly on the floor. This will allow you to use the maximum load capacity and keep the midpoint of gravity as low as possible. It’s also vital that you don’t obstruct your driving view and to secure all items, even if it’s a…

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Making the Decision Between Rubber and Carpet Vehicle Floor Mats

When you are buying a new mat to put down on the floor of your vehicle, you have to decide if you want that mat to be made of rubber or if you would prefer it to be made of carpet. Our staff members want you to make an informed decision in that regard.

If you are concerned about the look of your vehicle's interior and you want it to be perfectly beautiful, you might go with a carpet floor mat. This can match your vehicle well, and it can be made of a high-quality material that will give…

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Convenient Powertrain Warranties and Strategic Bumper Warranties for Automobiles

Many automobile brands provide a powertrain warranty and a bumper-to-bumper warranty. If you select an option that suits your driving habits, you'll have no problems managing key finances when vehicle maintenance or repair services are needed.

In order to maintain the main parts that power your vehicle, you'll need a powertrain warranty. This option will provide great benefits if you use your automobile frequently on the road. When something affects anything in the propulsion system, you can replace the defective component by taking advantage of a powertrain warranty.

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Learn More about Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel Drive

If you know more about cars; you can make a more informed buying decision. Today, we offer insight into the two most popular transmission configurations, front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive.

While front-wheel drive transmissions move horsepower from the engine to a car's front wheels, rear-wheel drive setups move it to a vehicle's rear wheels. Due to these construction differences, in a front-wheel drive car, you will enjoy good wet-pavement traction, and in a rear-wheel drive vehicle, you will love taking long drives on sunny days. Manufacturers love front-wheel drive because...

 

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Simple Guide for Testing Your Car Battery

Testing your car battery with a voltmeter will allow you to be in a better position to make a change if it is close to failing. You can check your battery at home with the help of the voltmeter tool and tips from the Grieco KIA service team.

Before opening the hood, be certain the lights are off and the car is not running. If you notice any corrosion around either battery terminal, use a small wire brush to clear the way for a connection to the voltmeter. Attach the red clamp labeled positive to the positive battery terminal. Attach…

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Know the Signs of a Faulty Brake Line

A soft-feeling brake pedal means that there is an issue with your car’s brake line. If your brake line is damaged, your brakes will not work properly, putting you and your passengers at risk. It’s important to have your brake line inspected as soon as you notice that your brakes feel soft.

Soft brakes are caused by low pressure in the brake line. Normally, the brake line is filled with hydraulic fluid. A leak in the line can lower the pressure, making your brake pedal feel soft. Corrosion in the brake calipers can also cause fluid to leak…

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Be Sure to Know What Your Differential Is

Unless you’re a mechanic or mechanically-included, you probably don’t know much about your vehicle’s differential or even what it is. Don’t feel bad, not many people do despite the important role the differential plays in helping your vehicle perform safely and efficiently. Because of its importance, the differential should receive regular maintenance or checkups. At Grieco Kia, we know the importance of keeping the differential in tiptop shape.

The differential has a few different roles for a vehicle, particularly with 4WD vehicles...

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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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