Time to Schedule Your Vehicle Maintenance for the Back-to-School Season

The time has come for kids to go back to school in Philadelphia. Back-to-school means getting back into a regular routine. Therefore, it's time to make sure that your vehicle maintenance is up to date. The most important vehicle maintenance for back-to-school is an oil change, a tire rotation, a brake inspection, and performing all fluid level inspections.

You can get your vehicle further prepared by making sure that all of your exterior lights are in proper working order such as the turn signals, brake lights, and headlights. With the change of season, it will be darker in the…
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Pinpointing Exact Ignition Problems Requires A Specialized Diagnosis

The ignition system in your car is a relatively small and simple series of components compared to others. It is however, one vital thing that allows you to rely on your car, or become stranded unexpectedly. The battery, solenoids, starter motor, and key assembly should always be in good condition.

Driving in a city like Philadelphia requires many stops and starts on a daily basis. This can result in a great deal of wear. If you notice harsh noises when turning the key, it could indicate that there are problems with starting components found under the hood....
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Simple Tips to Avoid a Dangerous Blowout

Modern tires are incredibly durable, but they still require regular maintenance. Neglecting your tires for months at a time could result in a life-altering or life-threatening car accident. Here are a few simple steps that you can take to avoid a dangerous tire blowout.

At least once a week, you should inspect all of your tires for any signs of damage or uneven wear. If you notice any rot or bulges, then you must immediately head to a certified mechanic. You should also have your tires inspected by a professional whenever you have the oil changed or any work done…

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How to Use a Roof Rack

The roof rack was once a sought after feature on American automobiles. Their use was widespread for a variety of applications from luggage to bikes to moving furniture. Larger vehicles, alternative towing options, and changes in the American lifestyle have rendered the roof rack nearly obsolete. However, where they are still available, roof racks can be an excellent way to secure your cargo.

Most factory installed Roof racks are intended for use with moderate weight items only. Things such as kayaks, bikes, and luggage are ideal for roof rack stowage. Many modern roof rack systems are 
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Reasons to Buy an SUV

If you're in the market looking for a pre-owned or new vehicle, consider an SUV. There are a number of solid reasons why you should consider investing in an SUV.

First, an SUV is a good choice if you have a larger family or do transport larger numbers of people with regularity. An SUV is a spacious choice.

Second, an SUV is an ideal choice when it comes to fuel efficiency. A fuel efficient SUV saves money and benefits the environment.

Third, an SUV is a solid choice because of safety. The typical SUV is a safe ride, a…

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How Do Brake Pads Work?

Every wheel on your car is attached to a brake rotor that spins with it. When you step on your brake pedal, a caliper squeezes the brake rotor and causes it and the wheel to slow down to a stop. This creates a massive amount of friction and can do irreparable damage to your rotors. To combat that friction and keep your brakes in working order, brake pads are placed between the caliper pistons and the rotors.

Of course, this all means that the brake pads themselves are under a lot of friction and will wear out relatively quickly. There…
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Should You Choose All-Weather Floor Mats or Carpet?

Your friends at Kia on the Boulevard want to help you decide whether the all-weather floor mats or carpeting is the best accessory for your vehicle.

When you really give the interior of your vehicle a rough go, you might want to consider all-weather floor mats. These mats are easy to clean after you drag in mud, debris, dirt, or anything else from the job site. These mats also help to keep the vehicle's interior clean when you live in an area with excessive rain, sleet, and snow.



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What is Low-Gear Range?

If you live in mountainous, snowy, or icy areas, then you may drive a vehicle with 4-wheel drive capabilities. Your 4-wheel drive car or truck may also have 2-wheel drive capability. If it does, then it may contain a part called a transfer case.

Transfer cases are specialized torque converting devices that attach to regular transmissions. When engaged, these devices can convert 2-wheel drive to 4-wheel drive, and vice versa. Many transfer cases also have the ability to run in high-mode or low-mode.

Low-gear ranges allow the transfer case to enhance the torque coming from the main...

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