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Guide to Jump Start Another Car with Jumper Cables

Before you attempt to jump-start another car with jumper cables, make sure you're wearing safety glasses and have on a good pair of work gloves. Once the two cars are close enough that the jumper cables can reach, turn off the car lights and engine, then open the hoods.

Grab the red jumper cable, attach it securely to the positive terminal of the good battery. 

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Avoid the Gliding Feeling of Hydroplaning with Four Tips

You know the way that your car feels when you're driving on a wet road during the middle of a heavy rainstorm and you feel like you're gliding? It's called hydroplaning, and it's not a comfortable experience, but there are a few things that you can do to decrease your chance of hydroplaning and increase your control of the car.

  1. Don't let your tires go bald. 
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Is Synthetic Oil the Best Choice for Your Vehicle?

When your vehicle is ready for its 3,000 mile oil change at our Victory Kia service department in Victoria, TX, we offer you a wide range of conventional and synthetic motor oils. Is synthetic motor oil right for your specific driving performance needs?

Synthetic oil is specially blended to include a variety of high performance additives that help protect your engine during ignition as well as while running. 

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Take Some Simple Steps in Order to Help Maximize the Life of Your Tires

Due to the stress put on them by making contact with the road while you drive, your tires will naturally wear out faster than most other components on your vehicle. And they are not exactly cheap to replace, either. So of course you will want to get the most out of them that you can.

The most important thing to pay attention to is your tread. If you notice uneven or severe tread wear in between rotations then that could signify a problem with your suspension. 

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What are Your Cabin and Engine Air Filters?

When shopping for a new vehicle, you typically think about all the great features you are looking for in a dream car. You think about the engine size, horsepower, technology and safety features. Most people don't consider the ongoing maintenance that is needed, however. There are a number of maintenance items that need to be completed periodically in order to protect your investment and keep your vehicle running smoothly. In addition to oil changes and servicing your brakes, changing out your cabin filters and engine air filters is very important.

 

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Stop! It May be Time to Check Your Brake Fluid Level

Your car has many operating systems that need routine maintenance to make sure it is operating safely and smoothly. One important system is the brake system, and an important component of this system is brake fluid. Brake fluid is important for the following reasons:

  • What is Brake Fluid? - Often called hydraulic fluid, brake fluid is a combination of various glycols that can withstand extreme heat and cold and will not cause damage to rubber components. 
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Overlooking your tire tread depth could prove costly


Many times, a person will buy a new or used car and not even look at the tires. They will look under the hood, they will look on the ground to see if any oil or other fluids are leaking, and they will make sure that the heater and the air conditioner works. However, by them not taking a little bit of time out to look at the tire tread depth they are doing themselves a disservice. This is because the tires are the only part of the vehicle that are in direct contact with the road. This is the…
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Windshield washer fluid is important for your vehicle and safety


Some people ignore the windshield washer fluid, not realizing how important it is for their vehicle and their safety that they keep fluid in their vehicles at all times.

Windshield washer fluid acts as a lubricant for the pump and hoses in the windshield washer system. When those parts do not get lubricated they start to break down causing cracks, leaks, or the need for a complete replacement. Replacements can be expensive and time-consuming.

The windshield washer fluid also keeps the windshield clean and clear of any debris that might block the view of the driver...
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