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Treat Pet Hair Like Lint

While pet hair in your car can be very hard to clean in a direct way, you can use special tricks and tools that will make the whole thing easier for you. That way you can save a lot of time, trouble and frustration in cleaning your vehicle from pet hair.

One of the tools you can use is a lint roller. These are good at cleaning up the type of dirt and mess that is hard to clean in a direct way. However, given that pet hairs are buried in the carpet of the vehicle, even that can be…

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Don't Drive Much? You Still Need to Change Your Oil

If your vehicle is more of a secondary transportation option in Shrewsbury, you may think that your multi-year oil change intervals are simply a perk of not driving much. However, these long periods between oil changes can actually be doing quite a bit of harm to your engine. We at Wagner Kia of Shrewsbury offer this oil change tip to ensure your vehicle lasts as long as possible.

If you drive your vehicle regularly, then you should have your oil changed every 5,000 miles or more, depending on your driving habits and the type of oil you use for…
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The Correct Ways to Learn How to Avoid Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning is a condition that occurs when the tires on your vehicle are unable to scatter rain off the road surface fast enough, resulting in difficultly steering or controlling your vehicle.

The one thing you can do while driving in the rain to reduce the chances of losing control of the vehicle is to simply slow down. Not only should you allow more distance between you and the vehicle ahead, but you should be taking turns slower to eliminate any chance of sliding.

The vehicle ahead is going to leave tracks on the road surface you can use to your…
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Odd Sounds And Scents From Your Exhaust

There's nothing like getting in your car and driving up the road while hearing a loud noise from the back of your car. This is often one of the signs that you might have a leaking exhaust. The sound could be louder when accelerating in Shrewsbury and can sometimes be heard underneath your car instead of from the muffler.

Another common sign that you have an exhaust leak is the smell of gas when you get out of the car. This odor is usually stronger at the back of the car near the muffler. You could also smell a…

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Should You Get Summer Tires Or All-Season Tires?

We at Wagner Kia of Shrewsbury want you to be safe on the road throughout the year. A key component of safe driving is making sure you have the proper tires on your vehicle for the road conditions you will encounter.

Summer tires are superior to all-season tires in wet and hot conditions. They are made out of a sticky rubber blend material that let them better grip the pavement when it is hot and wet outside. Choose them if you are constantly driving around in wet or hot conditions.

The all-season tire is not as good when it is…
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Simple DIY Headlight Restoration

Headlights play an important role in helping you drive at night and in foggy conditions, and they tend to fade and become dirty, yellow or discolored over time. They may still work as headlights go, but they’re not providing you with the best of service. It might be time to give them a good cleaning or a headlight restoration. Stop at Wagner Kia of Shrewsbury and allow us to give you some tips on DIY headlight restoration.
  • Sandpaper – This works well in getting rid of dents and scratches, but be careful to not damage surrounding area.
  • Insect Repellent – Saturate…
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Preparing Your Vehicle to Tow a Camper

Have you picked out the perfect camper for your trip? If it's a towable camper, then there are some things you should look at before heading out on your trip. For one, do you know what the towing capacity is for your car or truck? There are some 290-pound trailers that can be pulled by motorcycles after all. You'll need to check the weight of the camper, and then look in your owner's manual to find the rating for your vehicle's towing capacity.

In addition, you may need a special hitch package to ensure that your…
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Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires

Having winter tires on your car can improve its performance in snowy or extremely cold conditions when compared to all-season tires. While most cars and trucks leave the factory with all-season tires, having a second set of tires for the winter could provide many benefits.

Winter tires are made of a softer rubber that stays supple at extremely low temperatures. Combined with a deep tread pattern with many biting edges, they will provide you with a higher level of control when it's snowy or slushy outside. Because winter tires will wear down quickly...

 

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How Cold Weather Can Impact Your Car's Battery

How often have you started your vehicle in the winter only to find that it won't start? You may be surprised to find that this can happen during hot summer days as well. Our service team here at Wagner Kia of Shrewsbury understands the importance of proper vehicle maintenance and are here to help.

Temperature extremes can cause your car's battery capacity to be lowered. If your vehicle has a lead-acid battery, its capacity can drop about 20% during freezing temperatures and up to 50% if temperatures drop further to -22 degrees. 

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Is Synthetic Oil a Good Alternative to Conventional Oil?

Most drivers realize that a vehicle requires oil in order to properly lubricate parts of the motor and help the car to operate as efficiently as possible. But what is the difference in the two types of motor oil? Luckily, we here at Wagner Kia of Shrewsbury are here to give you the basics as to the differences between conventional and synthetic motor oil.

Conventional motor oil is derived from solely raw crude oil. Synthetic motor oil, on the other hand, contains additional chemical compounds that are specifically designed to improve its performance. 

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