Get Your Car Ready for the Back-to-School with Scheduled Maintenance

It's time for back-to-school and that means it's time for making sure your car is back-to-school ready! Have you had your engine oil changed? How about your tires rotated? We know that the school year can get busy, and it's better to be proactive! You want to schedule those essential maintenance items and get the school year off to a great start.

Additionally, it's very important to have a brake inspection completed. With the school season, there will be more children walking throughout town, as well as more vehicles on the road during the morning and…

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Motor Oil Myths That You Should Be Aware Of

There are many misconceptions about motor oil. At Turner Kia in Harrisburg, we want you to be informed about motor oil myths to help you keep your vehicle in optimal condition. Here are a few motor oil myths that you should know about.

Many vehicle owners feel that they need to have their oil changed every 3,000 miles, but this isn't always the case. While there are some manufacturers that suggest an oil change every 3,000 miles, there are some that recommend an oil change every 7,000 miles. Another myth surrounding motor oil is that it…

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Avoiding a Tire Blowout When the Tire Pressure Lights in the Car Stay On

Don't ignore the tire pressure indicator lights in your vehicle, they could indicate something is wrong with the tires.

One of the things that may trigger the tire pressure lights is something to not be too concerned with. Air is naturally escaping from the tires at a rate of a pound a month, so just be aware. Also, if the temperature drops ten degrees, the tires lose a pound of pressure, just so you are aware.

Things to be concerned with can range from bulges or cracks in the tire tread, or an obstruction in the tire you can…
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Do You Know What's in a Vehicle History Report?

After a lot of searching, you have finally found the car you are looking for. Now all you need is some background information before making your purchase. This is where the importance of a vehicle history report comes into play.

A VHR can give you a wide array of information on the car you are interested in purchasing. What information does it give? That depends on what type you want. A free vehicle history report includes basic information such as ownership, while a paid subscription includes a value calculator, title history, and os much more. 

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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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