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How to Deal with Windshield Wiper Blades

Windshield wiper blades fall within the category of routine maintenance. You will want to replace the blades as they start to dull so that you can clear away rain, snow, and any other weather that you may experience on the roads.

The first thing to do is find out what size wiper blades you need. Depending on the model of your vehicle, you may also have wiper blades in the back. 

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Get More Information About the Apple CarPlay In-Vehicle Technology System

Having a reliable in-vehicle technology system is just as important as the car itself. These systems reach out to the world for you, bringing back Maps, your favorite music, directions to your favorite places, and many entertainment options. Without this feature, a vehicle would be rendered useless.

Siri is your virtual assistant controlled with a voice command. All you need is to say “Siri”, and she will respond. 

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Tire Sizes: Here's What You Need to Know

Have you been struggling to read your tires? Are you wondering what each of those little numbers or letters means? No matter what type of tires you have on your vehicle, there are a few things you need to know.

First off, take a look at the first letter. This lets you know what the vehicle's class is. For example, a "P" on your tire indicates that this is a passenger vehicle. You'll also notice a section with a three digit number. This tells you what the section width is on this particular vehicle.

 

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Suspension Warning Signs


As you drive your vehicle there are a number of systems that contribute to the overall safety of your vehicle and how well your vehicle can handle its own weight. One very important part of your vehicle is the suspension. When something goes wrong with this area of your vehicle you are going to take notice. When you do notice a problem you should bring your vehicle in to our Tynan's Kia Fort Collins service center. Our technicians can take a good look at what you are noticing and see what the problem may be. Let us know if…
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What to Do When Your Car Won't Start

If there is a problem with your vehicle's ignition, the car is not going to start. There are many common reasons as to why the ignition is not working like it should. For instance, it could be that it is soaked in engine oil. If this happens, you will need to both fix the leak and replace the soaked parts.

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Tire Pressure on Your Vehicle and Avoiding a Tire Blowout

If you are not getting your tires rotated on a regular basis, you could run into trouble that could be easily avoided when a tire tech can spot these issues before they become serious.

If you are not looking closely at the tire tread each week, little things could lead to big problems. Small obstructions in the tire could cause the tire pressure to drop and increase the likelihood of a blowout. 

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Don't Forget Your Car in Your Road Trip Budget

When planning for a road trip, planning the budget is one of the most important steps. Make certain that you do not forget about your car when planning for your trip. Keeping your car in top shape can help save money by avoiding costly repairs and improving your gas mileage.

They may seem like little things, but keeping your tires to the right inflation, keeping the oil changed, and changing the air filters can add up to big gasoline savings. If your car has been talking to you with that little warning light that you keep ignoring, it is best…

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Traditional Roadtrip Games All the Kids Will Love

Time to put down those mobile devices and allow the kids to have some summer fun as you head off to that vacation destination. Here are a few games to play in the car that require nothing but a wild imagination.

With the I’m Going on a Picnic game, it is all about memorization. Player one simply says out loud what item they are bringing to the picnic that starts with the letter A. Player two must repeat that item but come up with a B item too. 

 

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Myths and Misconceptions about your Motor Oil

Motor oil is one of the most important things you will ever put into or take out of your car. It is the lifeblood that keeps your engine purring along and can mean the difference between a happy engine and a poorly running engine. As critical a component as it is, some damaging misconceptions can be very detrimental to your overall vehicle health.

A common myth of motor oil is that synthetic oil is always better. Many advanced engines are designed with very tight tolerances that require a deep penetrating, low viscosity synthetic oil. 

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Driver Control in Rainy Conditions

In dry conditions, drivers can control the speed and direction of their vehicles. The road grips the tires and braking is a matter of making sure to allow enough distance to stop safely. Many people use cruise control. Rainy conditions can affect your control over the direction of travel and the time required to stop safely.

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