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Why Car Covers Can be Vital for Your Vehicle

Shopping for a car cover can be one of the best ways for you to protect your vehicle from all types of issues. Car covers come in numerous materials, providing you with unparalleled security based on your personal needs.

One of the most important ways that car covers help is protection from theft. Studies found that car thieves were much less likely to break into a car underneath a car cover. The material of the cover also protects the vehicle from the elements, making it ideal for drivers who do not have access to a garage or other parking enclosure…

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The Importance of a Vehicle History Report

One of the most exciting things you can do is buy a new-to-you car, but we at Kia of Sussex also want you to know exactly what you are in for. This is where a vehicle history report comes in handy.

A vehicle history report will help you become privy to what a vehicle has gone through in the past. Discover who the previous owner was, any liens on the car, the title and accident history, and so much more. This report is essential for you to read through before you make your final decision. 

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Wax Does More for Your Car than Providing a Shine

Most of the time, people will wash their car on the weekends and usually spend a great deal of time putting in a lot of detail to get it clean. But washing your car is not all it takes to get it to the optimum level for cleanliness and a restorative shine.

You should also wax your car on a periodic basis. When you do, you're not only getting the best results from all of your hard cleaning efforts, but you also help to maintain its original paint color. 

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Infotainment Systems Add Value to Your Driving Experience

We all like the idea of being informed and entertained while we are driving. Luckily, today there are all sorts of options available in so-called "infotainment" systems that offer navigation, entertainment and information features, all at the reach of our fingers and voice.

These infotainment systems can play music, provide directions, give vehicle statistics, and control the temperature simultaneously. The systems are proprietary to each automobile manufacturer, but most offer the same types of services. 

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The Proper Way to Fill the Roadside Emergency Kits

You should always be ready for anything you encounter on the road. Many Newton, NJ Kia drivers enjoy the safety of including a roadside emergency kit in their vehicle. These are a few important items that must be in your roadside emergency kit.

Assorted tools like a hammer, pliers, wrenches, and a socket set, could all be useful in the event you needed to make small repairs. A gallon of engine coolant can help refill the radiator if the car does overheat. Jumper cables make it easier for any other driver to assist in jump-starting your dead battery. 

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The Purpose of Gaskets

Our vehicles are made up of big items like motors and transmissions as well as many kinds of fluids and gases, which are held in check by gaskets. Despite their small size, gaskets play a very important role in helping your vehicle function as it should. Stop at our Kia parts center in Newton, NJ if you’re in need of gaskets or have some auto-related question.

Automotive gaskets can be made of rubber, copper or steel. Regardless of the material, the purpose is the same: to hold things together. Without gaskets, many parts under the hood would fall apart…

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What are the Main Parts of Mechanical Ignition Systems?

The mechanical ignition system managed cars for more than 75 years before the high-tech revolution brought in the use of electronics. The primary component of the mechanical ignition system is that of direct current. In other words, the current runs directly from the positive pole of the battery through the various parts of the ignition system to return via the negative ground to the battery. Along the way, the current travels through numerous parts.

 

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Should You Buy a FWD or RWD Vehicle?

Ah, the choices we must make when selecting a new or used car. It can become frustrating trying to figure out which is the best for us. This does not have to be a stressful situation if you educate yourself on the benefits. For instance, you may be wondering if you should buy a front-wheel or rear-wheel vehicle. This auto guide might help.

Front-Wheel Drive

With the major components of the drivetrain located in the front of a vehicle with front-wheel drive, this type of vehicle provides a good deal of traction for staying on the road when driving in…

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Tips for Towing a Vehicle

If you have a larger SUV or van, chances are you use your vehicle to tow trailers and recreational vehicles. Proper towing involves paying attention to a few rules, including paying attention to towing weight limits listed by the manufacturer for your vehicle. Exceeding the manufacturer's recommended weight will make your vehicle's transmission work harder and can also result in other damage that you'll need to address at a qualified car repair and maintenance facility.

Prior to towing, make sure that you install a hitch that fits your vehicle. 

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Signs That Point to an Exhaust System Leak

Your vehicle is designed with an exhaust system which will move the sound coming from your engine and expel it out of the back of your vehicle. If this system didn't exist, you would find it very difficult to drive because the sound would be so loud. So if an issue occurs with your exhaust, such as if there is a leak in the system, you may notice a lot more sound coming from your vehicle than normal. There could also be some other signs that something is wrong, such as:

  • Condensation leaking out of the exhaust pipe
  • Smoke…
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