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Are Your Car's Brake Pads Due to Be Replaced?

Brake pads play an important role in the lifespan and effectiveness of your vehicle's disc braking system. The pads fit between the piston's caliper and the rotor for the axle. The pads absorb the intense friction that occurs when you press down on the brake pedal to slow or stop the car. After some time, those brake pads wear out.

Heavy sport utility vehicles, trucks and vans often have ceramic brake pads. Most cars and other lighter weight vehicles have semi-metal brake pads. Stop-and-go driving causes brake pads to wear out faster. 

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What is a Vehicle Tire Alignment Service?

The vehicle tire alignment service corrects issues with the steering components in the front-end of your vehicle. If you neglect this service, you could be paying more for costly repairs in the near future.

It only takes driving into one pothole or hitting one curb before the front-end alignment in your vehicle fails. The way you can tell trouble is in the near future, the vehicle is harder to keep within the lane lines and pulls to the side each time to hit the brakes. 

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Learning How to Jump Start Another Car

Learning how to jump-start another car is easy if you know the correct procedure. Here are some tips on how to correctly jump-start another car.

  • To start, both vehicles need to be moved so that the engines are as close as possible to work safely between them.
  • Turn the car engine off and be certain that both of the vehicles are in park.
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Why Your Tire Pressure Light May Be Illuminated

When you have a tire pressure monitoring system, a light will show up on your instrument panel when there is a problem. You need to figure out why it might be illuminated so you can take care of the problem.

One of the main reasons why the light goes on is to signify that you have low air pressure. Manually inspect the tire to see if there is a nail or other object in the tire. 

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Modern Features Can Cause Hydroplaning

Although the latest cars are designed with modern features that give motorists strategic advantages on the road, some options shouldn't be used on wet roads because they can cause hydroplaning. If you use advanced tools properly, you'll never have to deal with severe handling problems on the road following major rainstorms.

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Muffler and Exhaust Service Is Important

There are many parts of your vehicle that require ongoing maintenance and repairs in order to keep your vehicle running smoothly and reliably. When it comes to your muffler and your exhaust system, there are a number of ways you can tell something might be going on that requires attention from our service center here at Nelson Kia. Let's take a look at some of these signs that service is needed.

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3 Reasons to Purchase Quality Wiper Blades

The wiper blades on your car may have lasted through the summer, but it is time to have them replaced before it gets too cold. These are a few of the reasons to invest in new winter wiper blades today.

  • The winter wiper blades are made of a durable rubber that will not rip or tear if frozen to the windshield.
  • The rubber case that is built around the winter wiper blades serves to keep any ice from getting stuck inside the framework of the moving parts. If ice clogs the parts that should be flexing, the rubber doesn't…
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Getting the Most Out of Your Tires Requires Regular Rotations

Tires serve a very important function on your vehicle. And since that function takes quite a toll on them, you will probably notice that they wear out kind of fast. Tires are not the cheapest things to have to replace, either. So, getting as much of your money's worth out of them as possible is very important to most drivers.

The good news is that you can take steps to ensure that you are in fact getting the most bang for your buck when it comes to your tires. The most important thing that you can do is to…

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