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The Importance of a Healthy Exhaust System

Not many people give their vehicle's exhaust system any more thought than that of a muffler that reduces noise. However, the system is also responsible for minimizing the harmful emissions from escaping into and endangering the environment. The entire system consists of the catalytic converter, the exhaust manifold, the muffler and tailpipe along with the connecting hardware.

If any of these parts should fail, you may experience a decrease in fuel economy. The air in and around the vehicle becomes contaminated with dangerous gases. You can ensure that your vehicle runs as cleanly...
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How Does Brake Fluid Help Your Vehicle Stop?


When you push your foot to the brake pedal you trust that it will stop your vehicle in time to avoid hitting an obstacle thus keeping you and your family safe. But what exactly is making our brake stop your vehicle? That is why we here at Bill George's Olathe Kia want to be sure that you understand the basics of brake fluid in your vehicle. Pushing the brake pedal increases the pressure in your break lines. These break lines then apply pressure to other brake components of your vehicle which contract the brake pads...
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A Full Gas Tank


The winter weather has arrived, and because of that, it is important to make sure that your vehicle has everything that it needs in order to optimally function throughout the long winter months. This season can put a lot of additional wear and tear on your vehicle if you aren't careful.

Of course, a full tank of gas can ensure that you have enough fuel to get where you need to go even in the slowest of driving conditions. You don't want to be left on the side of the road waiting for someone to bring you gas…
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Is It Time for an Oil Change at Bill George's Olathe Kia?

There are more times than not when your parents share advice that is extremely useful to be successful in life. However, if your parents have been telling you that you need to get your oil changed every 3,000 miles, this is one of those rare times when they actually are not right. But you don't have to tell them that.

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Windshield Wiper Fluid: Why you shouldn't use anything else


Most people take for granted that windshield wiper systems can clean a windshield quickly and efficiently. They are under the assumption that they can put virtually any liquid in their windshield wiper system and it will perform just as well as windshield wiper fluid. Drivers who do this quickly find out that this is not the case.

Putting water or other chemicals in your windshield wiper fluid system is not a safe practice. Not only will it be ineffective at cleaning your windows, but it can also damage the system. Why would anyone want to introduce any kind of fluid…
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Before You Take A Road Trip, Consider These Tips!

Regardless of whether you are traveling across the whole country or you are just going to see family and friends in the next state over, a road trip is meant to be fun. With that being said, it is always important to make sure that you and your vehicle are both well prepared to hit the open road and as ready to go as possible. Here at Bill George's Olathe Kia, we want to remind you to have routine maintenance and services completed before taking your trip.

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Why It Is Essential to Check Your Tire Treads


Most times drivers will always have difficulties when deciding whether their cars need new tires. However, most drivers are advised to always check their tires occasionally as the treads are essential parts of the tires. When the treads have started to get worn in different spots or when the tread has bulges or cracks on, the driver is advised to start thinking about replacing the tires as the ones they have are worn out and may be dangerous. In addition to that, when drivers see that there is something that is embedded in the tires......
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Online Financing Applications Are The Hope Of The Future For Car Buyers


Online financing applications have become a thing of the future with car dealers and the people trying to get approved for financing. If you require financing in order to purchase a new car, then you know how hard it can be to make enough to visit the dealer let alone spend the day there trying to get financing for the new car.

If you are someone who is looking to purchase a new car right away, you can limit the amount of time that is taken at the dealer. The dealer will require that certain information is collected prior to…
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Holiday Food Transport Tips

The holiday season is upon us, and many people will be traveling to visit friends and family. These visits often include parties or dinners so many people will be packing food for their trip. Here are some tips for traveling with food:

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Popular Types of Fluids under The Car Hood

Cars are a great thing to have around, whether you need them for daily commuting or simply to ensure you don't have to rely on anyone to get around town. This is why keeping them in the best possible shape in important, so be sure to check their fluid levels regularly.

Motor oil is found in all vehicles and must be present in sufficient levels to prevent breaking down. Check it with the dipstick beside the engine, and change it every 5,000 miles.

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