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Keep Your Engine Running Right: Check the Timing Belt

As a car owner you have the responsibility of making sure your car engine is receiving the routine maintenance it needs to run smoothly and safely. One part that needs to be checked is the timing belt. Below is a description of what the timing belt does and how often it should be replaced:

  • Timing Belt- The timing belt is responsible for making sure that the crankshaft and the camshaft of an engine are working together with the proper timing.
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How Can You Tell If Your Ignition Requires Servicing?

The ignition of your vehicle has one very important function: to transmit the electrical current from the battery to create a spark that is used to ignite fuel and thus start your car. If it is not working properly, then your car won't start. That is why we here at Palm Springs Kia of Cathedral City, CA want to ensure that you can recognize some common issues that would result in a failed ignition.

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Checking Your Tire Tread and Pressure Helps Avoid Tire Blowouts

Two of the largest contributing factors to tire blowouts are improper tread on tires and improper tire pressure. That is why we here at Palm Springs Kia of Cathedral City, CA are here to tell you why they are both so vital to avoiding blowouts.

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How to Stay Safe When Dealing with a Roadside Emergency

You always hope that you will reach your destination safely and without incident, but there are times when something bad will happen and you will be in a bad situation. Make sure that you know how to get through a roadside emergency in a safe way.

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Are You Using the Right Oil for Your Engine?

In vehicles, motor oil is an important fluid for maintaining a healthy engine. Yet in order to identify the effectiveness of a particular oil, it must be measured by thickness and temperature. This is known as the motor oil viscosity index. A motor oil’s viscosity is measured with a viscometer.

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How Do Brake Pads Work?

Since brake pads are required to have such resilience, they are created out of metals, such as steel, graphite, iron, and copper that are mixed together. In order to withstand the heat from the energy used to stop a moving vehicle, they must consist of a combination of elements to form a surface that’s both durable and cost effective.

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Service Your Vehicle Through Us, we are Ready to Help You

You are looking for someone who is ready to give your vehicle the services that it needs. When you turn to us, we will show you that we are ready to give you all of the help that you are seeking.

  • We are ready to get set up with the parts that your vehicle needs, and we have easy access to those parts.
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Tips for Traveling with Food

It's the holiday season, so you've probably been thinking about how to transport holiday meals to your family. Here are tips on how to pack your holiday food in your car:

  • Secure container lids with tape and tinfoil or plastic wrap.
  • Pack food containers in a box packed with towels to keep them from moving around.
  • Use stackable containers to save space.
  • Use your car's seatbelts to hold the box in place.
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Tire Security While Driving

The stopping distance between safe tread on wet roadways and the poor tread is critical. Check your tires every time and change them when needed.

If your tread is more than 6/32 of an inch, you should encounter attractive footing and execution. When your tire tread depth is less than 4/32 of an inch, your footing in wet weather lessens. At the point when your tread depth decreases to 3/32 of an inch, you are behaving recklessly.

Stopping distance with full to average tread depth in wet weather is 50 meters at 100 km/h. The tire…

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