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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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Improve Your Test Drive Experience

A test drive tells all. A car can't hide how it handles on the road once you get behind the wheel. In fact, the test drive may turn out so positive it may sway you into making a purchase. So, be sure you approach the test drive the right way.

For one, don’t just drive the car around the lot or the block. If you drive on the highway every day as part of your daily commute, then you want to take a vehicle out on the freeway. Otherwise, your test drive may not convey the type of…

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Car Covers to Care for Your Vehicle

Have you ever thought about getting a car cover for your vehicle but weren't sure if they were really necessary? At Bill George's Olathe Kia, we want you to know the best ways to take care of your vehicle, so we've put together a couple of reasons a car cover might be useful.

Car covers are helpful in several situations. For one, they can protect your vehicle from damage from the sun, which can fade paint and interior vinyl. Covers are also especially helpful when you want to park your car outside when trees are dropping...

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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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