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Where Did the Term Horsepower Come From?

You've heard of horsepower if you love trucks and SUVs, but what exactly does horsepower mean when it comes to engines? Beyond the basic information of the higher the horsepower, the stronger the engine, what does it mean when you describe the horsepower of an engine?

The term horsepower came about in the 1700's, when inventor James Watt was trying to explain the power of steam engines. He took the time to watch ponies, averaging how much power they produced in a minute. Watt came up with the estimate that an average pony produced 22,000 foot-pounds of…

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Keeping a Clear View This Winter

When you have a dirty windshield, pulling the handle to release a dose of windshield wiper fluid can be a truly satisfying experience. Have you ever thought about why we use a special fluid to clean our windshields, though, instead of, say, water?

One very important characteristic of windshield wiper fluid, especially in winter, is its special formulation to prevent freezing. While water freezes at 32 degrees, some windshield wiper formulations can withstand temperatures as low as -50 degrees. Having the fluid available when you need it most is critical to your safety as you travel...

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Salt, Sand or Kitty Litter?

Salt, Sand, and Kitty Litter all have pros and cons dealing with adding traction during the winter times. People argue about which is the right one, which we will help you decide today. To begin, salt is the only of the three that has ice-melting abilities. This is a big pro, as it can destroy sheets of ice. However, on the flip-side, salt may melt when it comes into contact with the melted snow. Next, is sand. Sand has the ability to add traction on slippery surfaces. It is safe to keep in your car for an emergency, and won…

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Go to a Dealership for Reliable Service Solutions

There are a few good reasons to get your car serviced at a dealership over a private mechanic. When you go to a dealership, you are pretty much guaranteed a certain quality of service and professionalism that you just won't get anywhere else.

If it is time to get your vehicle serviced, you should bring your vehicle to us here at Auto Express KIA and we will get your vehicle tuned up and ready to go. A dealership has many great benefits such as access to current recalls, they can work under warranty, and they also have many lifts…

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How Much Does Owning a Car Cost?

Many types of expenses factor into the total cost of vehicular ownership. Rather than just looking at the purchase price of a vehicle you’re interested in, you should calculate how much regular expenses will be for that particular vehicle. Following are a few things you should know about adding up this total in Erie, PA:

Even though totaling such a price is little more than multiplication and addition, coming up with the figures isn’t always easy. The cost of fuel is unavoidable, and can add up in vehicles that aren’t fuel-efficient Insurance is required in all areas…

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Get Pre-Approved for Your New Vehicle Today!

If you are looking to upgrade your vehicle, our online inventory is the best place to start. We have cars, trucks and SUV's waiting for test drives at our showroom now. To save time, fill out our online application for pre-approval and then visit our location in Erie, PA to test drive your choice of vehicle and complete your paperwork.

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Holiday Road Trip Safety Essentials

Don't be that driver that winds up stranded for hours on the side of the road because they did not pack along a few safety essentials for a holiday road trip! Keep these things in mind when the time comes to start packing up your vehicle for the holidays:

  1. Bring plenty of flashlights and new batteries to be able to make repairs or signal help in the dark.
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