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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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Trying to Understand Financing Jargon

At Auto Express KIA, we know that trying to understand all of the terms associated with getting a car loan can make your head spin. We'll work with your best interests in mind and help you get a great loan so that you can drive away with the perfect car for you.

Knowing your credit score is important to understanding the type of loan you can get. A high credit score will let you get a low APR, or annual percentage rate. By paying less interest on a loan, you can save money. Putting down a large down payment…

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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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Cleaning Your Car Fast

Our team here at Auto Express KIA knows how proud you are of the new car you just bought or plan to purchase and want you to know how to keep it looking sharp.

Sometimes you don't have time to thoroughly clean your car. Need to clean up before giving someone a ride?

  • Remove all loose items from the car including trash.
  • Clean out the trunk in case your passenger needs the space.
  • Rinse the dirt and grime from the body and wheels with a hose.
  • With a specialized lubricant with a drying agent and a moistened microfiber towel…
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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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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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