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Steps for Charging a Car Battery

The process of charging up your car battery using a charger device is easy and convenient. Before you start the charging process, make sure that you have sufficient time to leave the car on the charger until the battery is fully charged.

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Keep Tabs on Your Tires for Safer Driving in All Conditions

Knowing when it’s time to replace your tires isn’t hard if you’re aware of the potential red flags to look out for. We here at Bruce Walters Kia are standing by to partner with you for any type of automotive care service, so be sure to stop by our location in Pikeville, KY the next time you need new tires for your car, truck or van.

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Freshen Up Your Ride's Interior Quickly

If you're about to pick up guests in your car, you're not going to have enough time to do a full detailing job. However, you can do a lot to dramatically improve its cleanliness. All you need is a handful of tools and a few minutes. We want you to be proud of your car, so here are some tips to get the job done in a pinch.

The first step it to get rid of any loose objects floating around the cabin. Whether it's trash, clothes, or sports gear, get it out of the way. Dispose…

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Do You Know How Extreme Temperatures Affect Car Batteries?

Have you ever noticed that your car was reluctant to turn over in cold weather at well-below freezing temperatures? Car batteries are designed to operate at a range of 50 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit. For each 20 degrees drop in temperature, the battery's capacity drops by 20 percent. At -22 Fahrenheit, batteries lose half their power.

Extreme heat is also a problem for batteries. While the battery's capacity actually increases at temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the battery's life is shortened by the extreme heat. You might be surprised to learn that leaving an interior light on…

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Tips for Driving in the Rain

Driving in the rain can even make the best driver nervous. Even if you are the best driver in the world, many lesser drivers will be significantly impacted by the rain. The water makes everything wet and slippery, while also blocking visibility and making things harder to see. There are many fatal accidents on the roadways during big rainstorms-, especially after a dry spell. These dry spells can lead to contaminants that had been spilled earlier to come to the surface and slick up the roads.

Maintaining good visibility is integral to being a good rain driver.

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How to Load Up Your SUV Safely

As the summer road trip season approaches it is always a good idea to start making sure you are as safe as possible for your next adventure. Packing up your cargo properly can help avoid injuries if you are involved in an accident or need to stop quickly. While it is tempting to pack everything but the kitchen sink into your SUV or minivan, especially if you are traveling with kids, you should make sure that you still have enough room to see clearly out the back window.

When arranging your cargo, try to keep the heaviest items closest to…

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Capture the Extraordinary on a Dash Cam

We have all had those moments in life that were too extraordinary to be believed by those who weren't there to witness. With cameras becoming commonplace on smartphones we rarely find ourselves unable to capture those unbelievable moments, but while driving that isn't possible and can be very unsafe.

Many of us spend several hours a week out on the road, and chances are you have witnessed some pretty incredible things in that time. Whether it is a common fender bender or a meteor entering the atmosphere in a trail of flames and light, a dash cam will…

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The Engine Cooling & Radiator Maintenance Check Points

The cooling system inside your vehicle is made up of many parts that all play an important role in protecting the engine from overheating. These are some of those parts and how important a role they play in the cooling system.

The water pump has the job of moving the coolant back and forth from engine to radiator. A loose belt or leaking bearings could disrupt the system and cause the vehicle to overheat. The radiator fluids need to be flushed from time to time, so they are working optimally in the system. The radiator cap must be the right…

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