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Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

If you have been scheduling routine maintenance for your vehicle in preparation for the long winter ahead, you may want to think about investing in a new set of tires for your vehicle. If you are still driving around on your original set of tires and it's been a few years, now might be the time to think about buying a new set. Here are some common signs that you are in need of new tires:

You can conduct a penny test to check the tread level on your vehicle. Place a penny upside-down inside of the tread. You…
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Quick Tips on Car Battery Testing

Where car problems are concerned, they're never convenient. While there are many reasons your car may not start, a dead battery is the most likely culprit. In this quick guide, you'll learn how to test your car's battery in Olathe.

  • Get the proper tools: It's easy to diagnose a battery with a tool known as a multimeter. This useful tool will quickly tell you whether your battery is dead; we recommend buying a digital unit rather than an analog model.
  • Test the battery: Once you've found your battery, be sure the ignition is turned off…
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Is Your Vehicle Properly Aligned?

If you're driving in Olathe and feeling your vehicle pull to either direction, it might have wheels that are out of alignment. Poor alignment can cause your tires to wear unevenly or for the car to vibrate when traveling at high speeds, leading to dangerous situations.

Most alignment issues result from a specific pot hole that gets hit or curb that is run over. Getting it checked whenever you take your car in for an oil change can help you identify any issues early. You could find your car getting better gas mileage after an alignment.

 

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The Basics of Automotive Financing

Many drivers in Olathe use financing options to get the vehicle they've always wanted. The process of getting proper financing can be confusing thanks to the jargon used. To help you make an informed decision, here's some information about the basic terms you'll hear.

When you apply for financing, you're applying to get a line of credit from a creditor. A line of credit refers to a specific amount of money offered by the creditor, or lender. The specific amount you'll get may depend on your credit, which refers to your ability to borrow money…

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Prepare Yourself for Back-To-School: Car Maintenance Tips

Getting ready for the back-to-school transition can be hectic! Taking some time out to include your vehicle in your preparations will help ensure that everyone is safe and secure when going to and from events.

One of the best ways to keep your car reliable is to check your vehicle owner's manual to make sure you are keeping up with suggested maintenance. You can also have your car serviced to make sure your tires, wipers, and fluids are all in good shape.

Emergency kits are great to have in situations that are not desirable but they can happen while…

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Before Being Stranded On The Road

If you drive a vehicle, then there's a possibility that at some point you will have an emergency of some kind. Fortunately, there are a few ways that you can handle this situation if you have the proper supplies.

Move your vehicle to the side of the road as far as possible so that no one gets hurt and so your vehicle doesn't get hit. Turn on your hazard lights so that other people can see you. Contact roadside assistance or a tow truck to come to help you either get your vehicle started or to take you…

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Learn How to Apply Touch Up Paint to a Vehicle

Knowing how to care for your vehicle is important if you are determined to drive that vehicle for a long time and have it stay in good shape as you do. Bill George's Olathe Kia wants you to understand what it takes to properly care for your vehicle and we want you to know how to touch up the paint of that vehicle.

When you have an issue on the surface of your vehicle that needs to be covered up, you need to find a paint that matches your vehicle. Once you have found the paint, you need to…
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How to Increase Visibility When Driving Into the Sun

If you drive just after the sun comes up and just before it goes down, chances are that you experience blinding glare from the sun. There are ways that you can reduce glare, which increases safety to you, other motorists, and pedestrians in your path. Read further to learn how you can increase safety and reduce glare when driving during these times.

Try to allow more distance between you and the vehicle ahead, which allows you to better see what the vehicle ahead is doing. You can also wear polarized glasses and use your sun visor, and if the glare…

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Beware the Dangers of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is one of the most common dangers that people face on the roadways today. At Bill George's Olathe Kia, we want you to be safe on the streets of Olathe when you get behind the wheel. Here are a few tips to help you avoid distracted driving.

The allure of a cell phone can be difficult to resist. However, by keeping a cell phone out of sight when driving, you can help to avoid using it for texting or checking your email. It's best to keep your mobile phone for emergency calls only. Even when you…

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Looking forward to safety with backup cameras

Among the more recent safety features dealers want drivers to be aware of, backup cameras are perhaps the most utilized, and appreciated, by motorists today. Activated automatically when the vehicle is put in reverse, it provides a clear picture of what is directly behind the vehicle, making backing up a much safer driving procedure.

Backup cameras have a very small, almost undetectable camera at the back of the vehicle. A small color monitor near the driver automatically activates when the vehicle is put in reverse. It's invaluable as a safety...

 

 

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