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Signs Your Vehicle Needs Alignment Service

When your vehicle is properly aligned, you'll enjoy a smoother ride, better gas mileage and have your tires last longer. The qualified technicians at our Bruce Walters Kia service department in Pikeville, KY can provide thorough alignment inspection and service and urge you to notice the following signs that your vehicle may be out of alignment.

Uneven wear on your tires is a sure sign that your vehicle needs alignment service. If your wheels have become misaligned due to traveling over numerous bumps and potholes on the roadways in and around the local area...

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How Do You Read the Information on the Tire?

If you break the information down to a series of abbreviations, it makes it much more palatable. It’s to your benefit to try and familiarize yourself with some of the fundamentals of your vehicle.

The segment might begin with a letter, such as “P,” which indicates it’s a passenger car. From there, you see a three-digit number, perhaps 225, that will tell you the tire’s width in millimeters. After the slash is a two-digit number that is the aspect ratio. Say it’s a 65, that just means that the tire’s height is 64% of its…

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What Makes a Differential So Important?

Differential systems are critical to a car's handling and traction. Their purpose is to take the torque and power generated by the motor and adjust it as needed to the different tires depending on which direction you are turning. In a standard front or rear wheel drive car the differential needs to only worry about two wheels, however, in a four-wheel drive vehicle, all wheels are receiving power. We are able to service your four-wheel drive differential system at Bruce Walters Kia in Pikeville, KY.

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Don't Neglect Your Brakes

Your brakes need proper maintenance and service just like the other important parts of your car do. If your brakes aren't maintained properly, you may not be able to stop quickly when you need to the most. It's best to have your brakes checked at 12,000-mile intervals.

There are several signs to look for that might signal that your car's brakes need to be serviced…

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Keep Your Vehicle Running with a Full Tank

A great way to avoid trouble in the cold winter months is to just keep the gas tank topped up with gas. You will avoid running out of gas, and you will also avoid a lot of other issues as well. It is important to limit the amount of air that gets into your gas tank and the more gas that you have, the less air you will have. Air is not necessarily the culprit, but air contains condensation and condensation has the potential to freeze in cold weather.

Keeping your gas tank full will be easier on your vehicle…

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3 Reasons You Will Want to Install Winter Wiper Blades

This winter there are a few things you can do to make your vehicles safer on the roadways not just for yourself as the driver but for other people on the road as well. One of those things is making sure that you are able to see through your windshield all winter long! The easiest way to ensure this is to make sure that you install winter wiper blades on your vehicle. These blades are much different than standard wiper blades and offer a plethora of benefits during the winter.

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How Often You Should Change Your Car’s Fluids

 

Every vehicle needs its fluids on the correct levels for it to function correctly. The smooth running of the car’s numerous systems including the brake, transmission and the engine system is dependent on the cleanliness and frequency of changing your fluids. Allowing the fluids to drop below the fill line is a way to unnecessarily damage your vehicle. Instead of allowing your vehicle to run less efficiently, bring it into our service center at Bruce Walters Kia, and we’ll get your fluids replaced in no time!

 

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Choosing Bruce Walters Kia for Maintenance is an Easy Choice

Getting your vehicle into the shop for maintenance checkups can be costly if you are not going to the right repair shop. Here are a few reasons to be visiting our team at Bruce Walters Kia to get your car worked on in the local area:

At our Pikeville, KY service center, our pride in workmanship will help get your car safely on the road in a timely manner. Be sure to make the trip to see us for your next appointment!

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