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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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Choose the Right Brake Fluid for Your Kia

Gone are the days when you go into an automotive store for brake fluid and there is one kind that’s used on almost every vehicle. Technologically advanced in automotive engines, transmissions and brake systems now require specific oil for specific vehicles. The service techs at Wagner Kia of Shrewsbury are happy to show you our wide selection of brake fluid at our Kia service station.

Although there are many kinds of brake fluid, the two main types are glycol-based and silicone-based. The type of brake system your vehicle uses is what determines the type of brake fluid the vehicle…

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Check Your Belts For Signs Of Wear


Responsible vehicle owners have a regular maintenance schedule where they either have their car serviced or check different components of their car to determine if they do need to be replaced. The different belts on your vehicle should be included in this check, but we here at Wagner Kia of Shrewsbury that even the most responsible vehicle owners sometimes leave this out.

The different belts, like your timing belt or serpentine belt, can seem intimidating to check at first if you aren't familiar with how vehicles work. But once you locate them using your owner's manual it is…
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Smoking Can Decrease The Life Of Your Cabin Air Filter


Cabin air filters are used to clean and filter the air both outside and in your cabin before it is recirculated through your cars AC or heat system. Like most other parts of your vehicle, it carries a suggested maintenance schedule on when it should be replaced or inspected. However, if you or a passenger are a smoker it can greatly reduce the life and effectiveness of your air filter, and it may need to be changed more often than recommended. At Wagner Kia of Shrewsbury, we can help you determine if more frequent changes may be needed.

Cabin air…
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