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The Right Way to Apply Touch-Up Paint

If you want to keep your vehicle in good shape, we can help at Auto Express KIA. Understanding how to apply touch-up paint can be helpful and keep your exterior finish looking smooth.

To ensure that the touch-up color matches your vehicle's exterior finish, check for your vehicle's color code near the VIN number on the dash, on the firewall, or in your owner's manual. Be sure to inspect the scratch to make certain there isn't a dent. If there is a dent, you may need to have the scratch and dent repaired by a professional…
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Use A Car Cover To Keep Your Vehicle In Pristine Condition

If you want to keep your car looking like brand new, it is a good idea to invest in a car cover. The right car cover can ultimately keep your vehicle in pristine condition and can also help prevent damage from rain, snow, and sunlight.

In order to keep your car in pristine condition, you should use your car cover whenever you are not using your car. If you have a second vehicle that you use for fun or sport, you should keep it covered as much as you possibly can.

After doing maintenance on your car or driving it…
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The Importance of Trusting Your Mechanic

When you need to rely on your vehicle to get you around town in Erie, you want all of its components to be firing on all cylinders. Having a dependable mechanic can give you peace of mind; if anything ever requires repair, the mechanic will be ready to remedy the situation.

As you search for someone you can trust, look for a certified professional who has positive reviews. Certifications are usually displayed prominently in a shop since it's a great indicator of skills and knowledge....
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Check Car Batteries At Places Where A New One Can Be Purchased

Every car battery has internal compartments that must work together to create a charge resulting in successful starts. Having a battery that won’t start is an extremely difficult thing for drivers in Erie to deal with. It is advantageous to be able to test your own car battery before it presents a starting problem.

If you have access to a voltmeter, you can routinely check your car battery’s ability to hold a charge. Using a voltmeter, simply connect positive and negative ends. Readings on a voltmeter will show charges at, and below, twelve volts. 
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Step-by-Step Guide to Changing the Flat Tire on Your Car

Replacing a flat tire on your vehicle is a breeze when you follow these simple steps.
  1. Don't leave the disabled car on the road, ride the rime a few feet to get to the shoulder and out of harm's way.
  2. Loosen all the lug nuts one turn before the car gets jacked off the ground.
  3. After the vehicle is in the air loosen and then remove the lug nuts, then set the flat tire off to the side.
  4. Place the spare tire on to the lug bolts, then tighten those lugs only until the tire is firmly in…
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Primary Benefits from Regular Vehicle Alignment

If you are like typical motorists, you consistently desire to make the operation of your vehicle safer. You also desire to save money on the operation and ownership of your car. One tactic that you can employ is to obtain regular alignments.

One of the benefits associated with regular alignment is a safer operating car. Proper alignment ensures that your steering wheel will function in an optimal manner.

Another of the benefits of recurring alignment of your vehicle is an extension of the useful life of your tires. The longer your tires remain in use, the more money you save…

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Roadside Emergency Kits & What You Need

Imagine breaking down on the highway and not having the supplies you need to get by until help arrives. Being unprepared for a roadside emergency can make a bad situation seem even worse. Stop at Auto Express KIA and check out our roadside emergency kits and supplies we have on hand.

One of the first things to remember when you have a roadside emergency is to not panic. Pull over on the side of the road away from traffic, lock the doors and call for help. If you have flares put them out away from the vehicles. Supplies you might…

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Preparing Your Car for Back-To-School

While there's never a good time for your car to break down, it's especially inconvenient when you have small children depending on you to arrive on time at school. Keeping your car ready for the school year can also save you money on expensive repairs down the road.

A week before school starts, you should check your oil, top up windshield washer, brake or other fluids, inspect your tires and take note of your windshield wiper wear level. You can also double check your car's maintenance schedule to see if any suggested replacements, like timing belts, are…

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Are Summer Tires Better than All Season Tires?

While all-season tires perform well in cold and winter weather, they don't offer as much grip as summer tires do. This can cause some issues with cornering capabilities, as well as breaking. However, all-season tires still provide great traction during winter months, but these are not the best tires to use during extreme weather conditions.

In this case, summer tires also do not have the best circumstances to drive during the cold, as they tend to lose grip below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. If you bought your dream car and it only has summer tires, then you should consider getting…
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Why Car Covers are Important

The experts at Auto Express KIA in Erie want to empower our customers to know all there is to know about their new vehicle and how to keep it performing in top notch condition. As such, we are committed to imparting our wisdom to you about a variety of vehicle accessories such as car covers. A car cover is an invaluable accessory designed to keep any vehicle looking as new as the day you drove it off of our lot. By providing coverage of both the external and internal elements of your vehicle, a car cover protects against severe weather…
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