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Lifestyle Is Important When Choosing New Floor Mats

Rather your existing floormats are reaching the end of their life, or you are looking for something new that better suits your vehicle, aftermarket floor mats provide you with a variety of choices. The two main types, All-weather, and carpeted floor mats, both have their advantages and disadvantages to consider depending on your lifestyle and other preferences.

If you lead the type of lifestyle that often finds you outdoors, or live in an area that often has wet or inclement weather, all-weather floor mats made of rubber are probably your best option.

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Considering What a Dash Cam Offers

There are extras that you can add to the vehicle that you drive, and our staff at Kia of West Nyack wants you to understand those various extras and the way that each one can work for you. A dash cam provides you with many benefits, and it is something that you should consider for your vehicle.

A dash cam helps you record the driving that you are doing so that you can prove that you are in the right in the case of an accident and so that you can show off the good driving that you have done…

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How to Change a Flat Tire Fast

If you get a flat tire, the first thing you need to do is get to a safe spot. Try to choose a flat location on concrete, so your jack won't sink and your car won't roll. Once you're in a safe location, turn off your car, and engage the emergency brake.

Next, locate your jack, spare tire, and tools needed to change the flat. Remove wheel covers, and then loosen the lug nuts before jacking up your car.

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Important Belts and Hoses in Your Vehicle

When we think about having a problem with one of our vehicles, most people think about an engine going out or some other part malfunctioning. However, the belts and hoses on your car play a critical role in your vehicle's operation. It is important that they be properly maintained.

The serpentine belt is the belt that drives many engine accessories. If this belt breaks, your vehicle will not operate. 

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How to Jump a Vehicle


It is a good idea to learn how to jump-start a car. You will need jumper cables. They are marked or colored. Red is positive and black is negative. Set the emergency brake on both vehicles.
  • Attach the positive cable to the positive terminal of the dead battery.
  • Attach the positive cable to the positive terminal of the live battery.
  • Attach the negative cable to the negative terminal of the live battery.
  • Attach the negative cable to the negative terminal of the dead battery.
Once you begin clamping, be careful not to touch any metal or the car with the…
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Reasons Your Tire Pressure Light is Illuminated


It's tough to know how much air pressure is in your tires just by looking at them, which is why modern vehicles come equipped with tire pressure monitoring sensors. These sensors gauge your tires' pressure and tell you when it's a little too low by illuminating a handy light on your dashboard. Unfortunately, this system isn't perfect. Your tire pressure light will go on when your tire pressure is low, but it might go on for other reasons as well.

Temperature Changes

When you start your car on a cold day, the tire pressure light sometimes turns…
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Maintain the Tread of Your Tires with Ease

When you invest in a new set of tires for your vehicle, you want to get your best return on investment. At Kia of West Nyack, every set of tires we sell or service come with our recommendation for proper maintenance. That includes checking the tires at least every month to ensure they are properly inflated and continue to display enough depth of tread in order to grip the road.

A tire pressure gage is all that is needed to ensure that the tire is inflated to the level recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. An overinflated tire is too hard…

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Operational Functions for a Transfer Case

A transfer case is a gearbox that strategically directs energy to various axles underneath an automobile. During towing routines in wilderness environments, a transfer case makes the process of transporting heavy cargo easier by distributing power to wheels that need increased traction.

When a transfer case operates, many gears rotate and spin underneath the housing. In order to prevent major mechanical problems, proper fluids must be used during maintenance routines. Professional-grade fluid reduces temperatures so that intense heat won't damage key components.

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Do You Really Have to Get Your Oil Changed Every 3,000 Miles?

You have probably heard a million times in your life that you should have your oil changed every 3,000 miles. But would it surprise you to learn that it's only a myth? This lesson of truth brought to you by your friends at Kia of West Nyack.

The reality is that while many older and now outdated models of cars may have needed an oil change every 3,000 miles, most don't anymore. Due to modern upgrades and new and more efficient brands of fuel, many vehicles can last much longer than 3,000 miles. So how…

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Keeping Gas in Your Tank Through Winter Months

With the bitter cold of winter fully upon us, it’s important to stay on top of fundamental maintenance tips for your vehicle. The best thing that you can do to make certain you have the safest possible driving experience in winter is taking precautions now. Driving with a full tank of gas is more beneficial than you may even realize.

When the car is low on fuel, the gas tank has plenty of room for condensation to form. That turns to moisture that will eventually wind up in the gas tank. If the temperatures drop, now you risk ice…

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