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Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

There are a number of warning signs that your car tires are going to need to be replaced soon. Here are a few signs your car tires need replacing.

One issue you should be concerned with is low tire tread. Not only could the tire blow out at any point, the treads have a more challenging time being able to grip the road.

If you see cracked tires, don't put this off a second because it might be the tire is defective and will fail at any moment.

With wear on one side and not the other of the…
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What You Need to Know About Cabin and Engine Air Filters

Your vehicle needs fresh air for its engine to run well. The engine's air filter provides optimal engine performance and fuel combustion. The cabin air filter keeps the air fresh and clean for you and your passengers.

It will be visible when your filters become clogged or dirty. You'll notice reduced air flow in the cabin and more noise than normal when the fan is running. Your vehicle's acceleration may be slightly reduced.

Be prepared. The filters keep out dust, mold spores, pollen and more. When they are visibly dirty or it's time to replace them…

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Belts & Hoses Hold The Car Together

One of the most important components to a vehicle are belts and hoses. These are devices that hold the entire care together, and they also help the vehicle turn, brake, and release power. It is important that all belts and hoses remain in good condition at all times.

Many people do not realize they have a problem with their belts or hoses until their vehicle starts making weird noises. Another indication that there is a problem with the belts and hoses is when the car is stalling, but many people think hundreds of other parts of the car at this…

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Prepare Your Autos for Back-to-School Season

The Fall season brings a return to the routines of school and family driving. For some families, it means sending an older child off to college with a vehicle. Whether home or away, basic school maintenance is critical for car performance and safety. Back to school auto care includes oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and coolant. With ice and snow in the near future, vehicles need a supply of windshield wiper fluid.

Framingham drivers know the benefits of an organized plan or vehicle maintenance. The back to school season is an opportunity to prepare for the cool weather of Autumn…
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How to Handle Offers for Help When Having a Roadside Emergency

There are certain times when you have a roadside emergency and someone decides that they want to help. There are a few things to make sure that you remain safe in this instance.

One thing to do when someone asks if they can help is keep the doors unlocked. Also, if you are unable to call for help, tell them to call for help. Also, when you are faced with a problem where you have to get out of traffic, activate your emergency lights. This will get traffic to open up a bit so that you can get to the…

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Signs That Your Ignition Needs Immediate Service

Because your vehicle's engine is made up of a variety of electrical components, it can be hard to tell what's wrong when the engine won't start. Although many think it's the battery, it could be a sign that your ignition needs to be serviced.

Freewheeling happens when you try to crank the engine and only hear a whining sound. This could mean that the flywheel isn't engaging correctly with the starter gear. In these circumstances, it is imperative to have your vehicle serviced immediately because you may need a starter replacement. A grinding noise is…

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Testing the Depths of Your Tires to Avoid a Blowout

When figuring out when it is time to change your tires, there are a lot of factors to look at. Not all of them are going to be very obvious. When determining when it is time to change a tire, one thing you have to look at is the depth of the treads. In order to find out how deep the tread is, you should test it.

One way to test the depth of the thread is with the use of a penny. The determining factor is Lincoln's head. Hold the penny upside down and place the penny on…

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This Is What Your Brake Pads Do

Most cars, minivans and sport utility vehicles use a disc braking system. This sort of a system generates a lot of friction when the piston's caliper squeezes the rotor. The brake pads are there to absorb most of that friction. Over time, the brake pads wear out, which can affect your ability to stop safely.

The brake pads are made of semi-metal for cars and lighter SUVs and ceramic for heavier SUVs and trucks. Ceramic lasts somewhat longer, but it is also more expensive. The lifespan of the brake pads...

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Rubber or Carpet: Which Choice is Best for You

The available options in vehicle floor mats these days can be overwhelming. The first choice to make is whether to go with all-weather rubber or more premium carpet car floor mats. The right decision should be made by examining a variety of factors including the climate in your area, your hauling and storage needs, the presence of pets or small children, and your desired level of interior luxury and personalization in your vehicle.

The vehicle accessory experts at Lev Kia of Framingham want to make sure that you get the most enjoyment out of your car...
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Preparing for Anything with a Roadside Emergency Kit

There are bad things that can take place while you are driving, and you can find yourself at the side of the road in need of help. Having a roadside emergency kit in your vehicle can help you out in bad situations.

Your roadside emergency kit should include the basics such as flashlights and a first aid kit. Your kit should also include jumper cables in case your battery needs a little help from another vehicle. 

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