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Get Your Car Ready for a New Season With These Car Care Tips

Are you ready for spring? Make the most of the wonderful weather by getting your car the maintenance it needs to run well. Don't count on oil changes alone to take care of your car. There are a few other things you need to have done, as well.

First off, consider having an alignment and tire rotation. Together, these will ensure your tires are wearing properly. This will extend their lifespan. You also need to have your fluids checked and possibly topped off. If you haven't had your air filter changed this year, spring is the perfect time…

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How To Drive In The Rain


Safety is very important to all of us here at Bill George's Olathe Kia, which is why we want to make sure you know all about the things you can do to stay safe while on the road in the rain. In addition to routine maintenance to ensure your vehicle is working optimally, here's some tips you can utilize to stay safe in the rain:
  • Make sure your headlights are working and that they are bright enough for other drivers to see.
  • Replace your windshield wiper blades routinely to make sure they are in season and in good…
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Does Your Ignition Need Service? How Can You Tell?


If your vehicle is being stubborn about starting, then you could have a number of issues, from a dead battery to a faulty ignition system. But how can you tell if your ignition is faulty?

A faulty ignition can be a major issue, and it can make your vehicle hard to start, or even impossible. Sometimes it can be hard to diagnose, as well, such as in the case of a faulty solenoid. If a solenoid is faulty, your car simply won't start. This means that the issue is often mistaken for a dead battery. However, sometimes it's…
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Are Your Gaskets in Good Working Order?

Did you know that there are hundreds of gaskets at work at any given time, helping the fluids and gases properly circulate throughout the vehicle? These tiny little pieces of multi-layered steel, rubber or copper provide a perfect seal, so liquids and gases don't mix together or escape.

Our service technicians at Bill George's Olathe Kia will always alert you if they notice that a gasket has become worn and ready to "blow". Using the proper coolant as recommended by your vehicle's manufacturer, and maintaining a regular schedule of oil and other fluid changes go a long…

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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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