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The Mechanics of a Backup Camera

A backup camera, also known as a reversing camera, is a safety feature that is becoming more commonplace on automobiles all the time. Indeed, when it comes to some automakers, a backup camera is a standard feature.

A backup camera provides a driver with a wide angle view of what is behind a car when it is placed in reverse. The video is transmitted to a screen on the front dashboard of an auto. 

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What are Infotainment Systems?

Infotainment systems were created to sync up with your smartphone, display GPS navigation, let you scroll through music channels, and access vehicle settings. However, today’s infotainment systems are a heck of a lot smarter and offer way more command control. You can now do almost anything from the driver’s seat hands-free with the way that infotainment systems can sync up with your smartphone. For example, many cars have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which lets you sync up your car to the apps on your phone. You can use your car’s touch screen just as you would…

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The Science of Car Wax

Waxing a car can improve its overall appearance and keep the surface protected from water, UV rays, and other things that could damage it. Choosing the right wax for your car can put a protective layer on the clear coat, making it more hydrophobic and easier to wash.

Wax can be made of either natural or synthetic sources. The leaves of the carnauba plant can be mixed with oils and solvents can create a wax that is easy to spread and highly functional. Waxes can also be made of silicones. 

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Roadside Emergency Kits Should be Packed This Way

You have options. One of those options is to travel prepared, and you can do this by assembling a roadside emergency kit before heading out on an adventure. Here are a few key items that should be packed in your homemade roadside emergency kit.

Jumper cables make it easy for any other motorist to help start your vehicle. You should check your spare tire and jack are in working order, then pack a few cans of tire fix-a-flat in the roadside emergency kit so you have the chance to safely move the car off the road before changing a tire…

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Common Reasons Your Vehicle's Engine May be Overheating

The cooling system in your car's engine is comprised of a number of moving parts. Here are some of the common causes of the engine overheating as a result of something failing in the cooling system.

Radiator hose failure means coolant is leaking from the cooling system and allowing the engine temperatures to rise. It could be as simple as a loose hose clamp, or perhaps the hose itself has failed. The Kia service center techs will inspect and replace the hoses if they are the cause of the trouble. 

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Is it Time for Brake Pedal Service?

Your brakes might just be the most important safety feature built into your vehicle. When there's a problem, you need to get it fixed right away. Your brake pedal should never have a spongy feeling. It should always feel firm and have some resistance behind it when you press down. If not, bring your car to our Kia repair facility in Harrisburg for assistance.

There are a number of causes that your brake pedal might start to feel soft. Everything from air in the brake line to a worn master cylinder could be the underlying issue. 

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The Wrong Tire Pressure Can Affect Your Car Ride

Having the wrong pressure in the car tires can not only wear the treads faster, it can make it difficult to drive safely on the roads. Pay very close attention to the tire pressure in the car each week. When the pressure in the tires is too low, then more of the tire is going to come in contact with the road. That means the sidewalls could wear faster, which makes steering harder and increases the likelihood of a tire blowout.

If there is too much air in the tires, the car tends to ride only on the center line…

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Windshield Wiper Blade Care

Are your car's windshield wiper blades making you feel uneasy or uncertain in any way? Don't simply let the feeling go. Strong windshield wiper functioning is imperative. It can keep you nice and safe, too.

If you're worried about the operations of your windshield wipers and their blades, you can concentrate on a few different things. Be on the lookout for unsightly and noticeable windshield streaking. Be on the lookout for blades that appear warped in any manner. 

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Car Batteries Impacted by Extreme Temperatures

It is essential for drivers to have the battery in their car checked regularly, especially before both the winter and summer seasons. In perfect conditions, a typical lead-acid battery has an average lifespan of three years.

We all know that draining your battery shortens its lifespan, but some motorists don’t realize that extremely cold or hot temperatures can also kill your battery. 

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Can Synthetic Oil Work for Your Vehicle?

When getting an oil change, people often debate whether they should use conventional oil for the change out or if they should opt for synthetic oil. There are benefits associated with each of these products, and at Turner Kia, we offer both of them to our clients. When you bring your vehicle in for an oil change, we always ask what type of oil you would like used and we also will discuss with you what kind of filter you would like used as well.

For those who are unsure of the difference, synthetic motor oil is created from chemical…

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