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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Backup Camera

Technology has really come a long way in recent years when it comes to a vehicle. There are some really great features that are designed to provide you with a comfortable ride, but also that are supposed to keep you safe. One of these features is a backup camera. Basically, a camera is located on the exterior of your vehicle on the rear bumper. You can view the images from this camera inside your vehicle, on the front dash. These images will assist you when you need to back up your vehicle. You can be sure that nobody is in…
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Put Down Your Phone While On The Road; You Won't Regret It

We here at Auto Express KIA are devoted to keeping you and your passengers as safe as possible. That's why when we see so many people falling victim to the same sort of distracting driving practices that cause accidents, we feel the need to spread positive information as much as we can. Today we're doing just that, as we've listed one of our favorite safety tips below.

It can't be said enough: Phones are for emergencies only. As tempting as it may respond to a message, change a song, or enjoy a video while driving, under…
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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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Tips for a Successful Test Drive

We here at Auto Express KIA want to help you to be an informed vehicle owner, and find a vehicle that will be a perfect match for your family, hobbies, and driving conditions. Here are a few things to consider when test driving vehicles.

Set aside a whole day to test drive many vehicles. This way you will not be trying to squeeze it on your lunch break. You will have time to relax and go over the details of each car and take them on a thorough test drive.

How the car feels to you is one of the…
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The Importance of Regular Maintenance for Your Vehicle’s Differential

A differential is a mechanical device that helps transfer power from the engine to the wheels. It is also responsible for allowing the wheels to turn while the driveshaft is still spinning. Properly maintaining your vehicle’s differential will help you avoid major mechanical problems down the road.

Due to the complexity of modern differentials, most experts agree that maintenance should be left to experienced mechanics. If you have recently noticed that your car whines while you drive around Erie, then you should contact our service department for a comprehensive inspection. You...


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Signs Your Suspension Is Ready for Some Maintenance

The lifespan of a vehicle’s suspension depends on a wide variety of factors including the make, model, and type of driving that took place. Most suspensions are designed to last for years, but you still need to keep an eye out for any early warning signs that your suspension might need to be repaired or replaced in the near future.

A well-maintained suspension will prevent your vehicle from bouncing and lurching when driving over uneven terrain. It is also going to keep your vehicle driving in a straight line when the steering wheel is not being turned.


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Tips for Avoiding a Tire Blowout

There are things you can do to your car tires to help reduce the chances of a tire blowout. Here are a few things to pay closer attention to before allowing the tires to wear unevenly.

One of the most neglected services done on the car is getting the front end aligned. This will ensure the center of the tires wears correctly and not the sides.

Your car should be equipped with tire pressure sensors to alert you when the pressure is not within the recommended range. If not, carry a tire pressure gauge in the car and check the…
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Regular Tire Rotations Are Key To Getting The Most Out Of Your Tires

Your tires work extremely hard for you. As a result of this, you are going to find that they experience some pretty heavy-duty wear and tear. But since they are such a critical component to the safety and performance of your vehicle, you will want them to be in good condition all the time. They are not a cheap item to replace, either. So it makes sense that you would want to get as much out of them as possible.

There are some things that you can do in order to maximize the length of time that you get out…

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How Long Does It Take to Test a Car Battery in Erie?

Testing your car's battery is a simple but important part of car maintenance. Over time, batteries lose power. Extreme cold and hot temperatures in winter and summer could make them lose their power faster. Low voltage could result in your car not starting.

Testing the battery only takes a couple of minutes. Open the car's hood. Use a voltage meter and connect its black probe to the battery's negative terminal. Connect the red probe with the positive terminal. If the voltage reading is less than 12.6, you probably need a new car battery.

If you don…

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