Popular Motor Oil Myths

Many people are all too willing to pass vehicle maintenance knowledge onto others. However, although they may have good intentions, the information they provide may be far from the truth. If you are not sure of the information you receive, talk with our service center here at Alan Jay Kia technician to stay informed.

The color of motor oil often confuses many. Once the oil turns dark, owners may be under the impression that an oil change is necessary. 

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Identifying When Your Car's Belts and Hoses are Failing

One of the advantages of knowing the warning signs of failing hoses and belts in your car is you have the chance to get them replaced before they allow the engine to become damaged from overheating.

The belts on the engine have to be in good condition to be able to power the radiator fan and water pump, to name a few parts. The belts fail, then these parts cannot operate and trouble will follow. 

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Unusual Vibrations may be Hiding Exhaust Leaks

Among other things, the exhaust system in your vehicle must be durable. The parts of this system must transport hot gases for years while resisting the effects of time and weather.

That said, even the toughest exhaust system parts have trouble resisting the cumulative effects of water exposure. Over time, parts like the muffler, tailpipe, and catalytic converter can succumb to corrosion and damage.

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Towing Guide

If you’ve finally decided to purchase that boat you’ve coveted for a while, you will need to verify some safety issues before towing it. The first area of concern is your vehicle’s towing capacity. Include the tow weight allowance as well as the tongue weight. Once you’ve established that your vehicle, the hitch, and the trailer are compatible, you can move on to other aspects of the tow package.

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Should You Choose Brake Pads Based on Your Driving Habits?

Brake pads are very important members of your vehicle safety system. Mounted on the front and/or rear wheels, brake pads use hydraulic pressure created by the calipers to clamp down on and stop the brake rotors. Rotors are slick discs of metal that are directly attached to the wheels, and they provide flat, wide surfaces for the brake pads to operate upon.

While brake pads are tough, they need to be optimized for the vehicle and the driver that will be using them. 

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Let Your Engine Breathe: Change the Air Filter

As a car owner you know that it is important to do routine maintenance on your car to keep it running at its best, and one part that needs replacing is your engine air filter. Below are some reasons why it is important to change your engine air filter:

  • Fuel Efficiency- The engine air filter traps dirt and particles that may enter your engine, if you do not change this filter it can reduce your fuel efficiency and engine performance.
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Time to Get Your Brakes Fixed

If you are driving down the road and your brake pedal goes further than it should, it's time to get your brakes checked out. You should have your brakes inspected once a year, or when you travel 12,000 miles. This will make sure that your brakes are always in good working order when you drive your car.

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Tire Rotation Could Help Maintain Car Tires

Maintaining a car involves a lot of things. Some kinds of car maintenance may be simple while some other kinds of car maintenance may be more complicated. Tire rotation may be a very beneficial kind of car maintenance that some car owners may want to consider.

 

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Importance of Headlights

Headlights provide your car with complete visibility to make evening and nighttime driving safe for both the driver and passengers. When your headlights are in perfect working order, they enable the driver to have a large viewing area to see the road in front and even enough light to see the sides of the road.

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