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Servicing Tips For Your Car Battery


Without a properly functioning car battery, your vehicle would not be able to function properly. That is why our team here at Kia on the Boulevard want to be sure that you know the basics so that you can be the most informed car owner possible.

First, a car battery's primary function is to create an electrical current that is used to create the spark which starts the engine of the vehicle. Experts say that the average car battery will last for about four years but this can be higher or lower depending on a variety of factors. These…
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Why Does My TPMS Light Come On?

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), a feature included on all newer cars produced after September 2007, measures tire pressure either directly by sensors located in the tires or indirectly through wheel speed and other indicators. Your warning lamp will illuminate when data indicates that tire pressure is low.

The indicator can become illuminated for a number of reasons. On cold mornings in Philadelphia, for example, the lamp may be on for a short time, then turn off. This occurs because tire pressure may have fallen overnight...

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The Sequence to a Jump-Start

Nothing is worse than the sound of a dead battery. The sequence to jump a car is to first clamp the positive cable to the positive terminal of the dead battery, and second, clamp the positive cable to the positive terminal of the live battery. The third step is to clamp the negative cable to the negative terminal of the live battery, and finally, clamp the negative cable to the negative terminal of the dead battery.

Once you start attaching the cables to the batteries, use caution not to let the metal parts of the cable touch any part of…

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Keep Your Tire Properly Inflated


In order for the tires on your vehicle to last as long as they should, you need to keep the right amount of air in your tires. Having too much air in the tires causes problems as does having your tires underinflated.

If you have too much air in your car's tires, the tires will not hit the pavement correctly. There will be too much pressure in the center of the tires leading to uneven wear in the center. When the tires don't have enough air, the pressure is placed on the edges leading to excessive wear and…
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Good Working Blades Are Vital In Adverse Weather Conditions


Driving in the rain, especially at night, can be a hazardous endeavor. There may be obstacles in your path and road conditions you need to be prepared to react too. Having windshield wiper blades that are in good condition and work as they should is a big factor to being able to see everything that you need to.

Determining if your blades need replacing comes down to observation and performance. The sun and air will cause the rubber that your blades are made of to become hard and brittle or time. You should visually inspect them occasionally...
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Does My Car Battery Need Service?

The key to getting the most life and optimal performance from your vehicle is regular maintenance. One of the most critical parts of your vehicle to keep an eye on is its battery. If your car battery is dead, your vehicle will not start and none of the electronics inside will work.

Keeping your battery regularly inspected and serviced by professionals, like our service department staff at Kia on the Boulevard in Philadelphia, is vitally important to your vehicle's health. We can test your battery to ensure it is working properly, and if it is not, we can fix…

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Do You Have a Suspension that Needs Attention?

If you’ve started to feel like you’re steering a small boat on a choppy sea, it could be due to your car’s suspension needing attention. Roads are full of pot holes and bumps of every kind. With time, they can wear out a suspension’s bearings and fittings, causing it to feel loose.

There are three key elements that your vehicle’s suspension system provides. The first is comfort. You don’t want to feel every road imperfection as you drive. Secondly, the shocks or struts provide control for your car when you hit a rut in…

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Reduce the Air in Your Gas Tank This Winter!

By keeping your gas tank full as you drive around town this winter season, you will prevent some big problems for your ride that tend to be expensive to fix. You won't be as likely to experience frozen fuel lines inside your vehicle, and you will reduce the chances of having your fuel filter getting clogged by dirt that may make its way into your gas tank over time in addition.

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