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Steps to Prevent Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning can have dangerous consequences. Hydroplaning can result in a serious and even fatal accident. There are a number of steps you need to take in order to prevent hydroplaning.

Tire service and maintenance is a major element of preventing hydroplaning. This is a three-part step to preventing hydroplaning. First, you must make certain that your tires are always properly inflated. You should check your tires once week.

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What Kind of Air Filters Are in Your Car?

You may have noticed that there are filters just about everywhere in your vehicle. Most filters involve fluid, like your oil filter and your fuel filter. While the fluid filters keep contaminants out of your critical fluid systems, air filters keep contaminants out of your combustion chamber and your cabin.

The engine air-filter sits immediately before your intake manifold or directly after it. 

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Refinancing vs Trading in Your Vehicle

Your car is a valuable possession that you want to try and keep at all costs, but when your loans get difficult to pay, you may think that repossession is coming for you. There are ways to avoid repossession and keep your credit intact. For one, you could refinance with your loan company. 

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Tips for Extending Your Suspension System’s Lifespan

Most modern suspension systems are designed to last for decades, but you need to properly maintain that system if you want to avoid unnecessary damage. Ignoring the suspension system could result in broken mounts, air leaks, and tire blowouts. These few tips and tricks will prolong the life of your suspension system and prevent expensive damage.

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Dirty Headlight Hack: Toothpaste

Cloudy headlights interfere with how well you see on the road, but a simple do-it-yourself project solves that problem. Believe it or not, toothpaste might help.

This DIY tip is super simple. Just wet a rag with warm water, add toothpaste and use them to scrub the headlight. Sometimes it helps to wash the headlight with soap and water and dry it off before using the toothpaste. 

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When to Be Concerned About Avoiding a Tire Blowout

Keeping a closer eye on the tire pressure and shape of the car tires can go a long way in helping avoid a tire blowout.

If the tire pressure indicator shows the tire pressure is only off a pound, but later in the day turns off, it could be the effect of weather on the tires. For every ten degrees the temperature drops, you'll lose one pound of air pressure. 

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When Your Exhaust System is Leaking

When your exhaust system has a hole in it, your car is not going to be able to run properly. You may notice a smell coming up through your gear shaft or hear a loud noise as you are going down the highway. If you notice your car is not running like normal, head to Wagner Kia of Shrewsbury so we can take a closer look.

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Learning about Front-Wheel Drive and Rear-Wheel Drive

One of the important decisions to consider when buying a vehicle is whether you want front- or rear-wheel drive. There are many benefits to each, and at Wagner Kia of Shrewsbury, we can educate you on what to think about when selecting one.

If price is a concern, a front-wheel drive car might be best for you. They take fewer parts to build and generally have a lower price point. 

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It's Time for New Floor Mats: Here's What You Need to Know

Are you ready to make your car look better than ever? Don't waste time with messes when you can utilize floor mats to make your car stand out. When it comes to choosing the best mats, you'll have two choices: rubber or carpet.

Rubber mats are great if you're messy. Do you frequently spill things or track mud into your car? 

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Does Your Car Need an Alignment?

Did you recently hit a pothole and feel like your car is pulling to the right or left? Does your steering wheel vibrate more than usual? You could need a wheel alignment. With an alignment, your car’s wheels and axles are adjusted so that they help your suspension work correctly. Your suspension will be adjusted according to specific angles called toe, thrust, camber, and caster. These affect your car tire’s movement and positioning.

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