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What Is Synthetic Oil?

The time for an oil change arrives. Do you go with synthetic of standard motor oil? Some car owners aren't sure because they don't know the difference between the two. What makes synthetic different from conventional oil. Let's look at the answer.

Synthetic oil derives from a process using chemical compounds. In general, synthetic offer offers greater viscosity and performance benefits than conventional oil. Synthetic oil doesn't evaporate as quickly and presents fewer sludge issues. For high-mileage and high-performance vehicles, the owners may tend towards using synthetic

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Frequently Asked Questions About Vehicle Headlights

What are vehicle headlights?
Your vehicle's headlights are the main set of lights at the front of your vehicle. These lights have two settings: normal and high beam.

Why are vehicle headlights so important?
Your vehicle's headlights allow you to see traffic at night and during rain, sleet, snow and foggy conditions. Your vehicle's headlights also allow you to be seen by other vehicles on the road. Finally, you are legally required to have working headlights.

How can I tell that my vehicle headlights need to be replaced?
If the glass on your headlight begins to get…

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Did You Get It On Tape? Dash Cams Prove Their Worth

Whether you witnessed a traffic accident or your favorite singer in the convertible in front of you, cameras continue to prove their worth in securing digital footage of the unfortunate and the unbelievable. The folks at Kia of Laurel want to you be aware of the many benefits of installing a dash camera in your vehicle.

Millions of accidents occur every year, and disputes regarding whose to blame often follow. Having a dash cam puts these arguments to rest.

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Quick Car Care Strategies For Spring

Caring for your car in the spring is important. This is the best time to undo the damages and increased wear caused by harsh winter storms, exposure to road salt, and ongoing use. It is also time to begin gearing up for the heat-related demands of summer. At Kia of Laurel, we're excited to help Laurel drivers make the most of their springtime auto maintenance.

Take Care Of Your Air Conditioner Now

If your car's air conditioner isn't functioning at peak levels, have it checked out. 

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What You Should Know About Tire Rotations

Rotating tires is more important than you may realize. Sometimes people push this to the side as they have come to trust their tires to withstand the test of time. Indeed, a lot of tires are built to last these days. However, that does not mean that you should ignore the need to get them rotated on a regular basis. It is still important to allow the wear on your tires to be distributed evenly.

A tire rotation is recommended approximately every 5,000 to 7,500 miles for most tires. There are some exceptions for certain tires that are…

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Car Batteries Need to be Changed Out Regularly

Proper car care demands that you keep the car battery itself running smoothly. A lot of people overlook this aspect of operating a motor vehicle for whatever reason, but they do so at their own detriment. The modern car battery controls a massive number of operations within your vehicle. If you allow it to go beyond about 3 years or so, you could have serious trouble.

There are a lot of roadside service calls that go out to mechanics every day seeking assistance because a vehicle has a damaged battery.  

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Back to School Car Preparation

If you are going to be driving your children back and forth to school this year, you want your vehicle to be in great shape. If you have a child who is going to be driving while at college, a vehicle in good shape is a must. Now is the time to get the car ready for the school year.

The first step in getting the car ready for back to school time is regular maintenance. You should get the oil changed and the air filter changed if needed. Make sure that all of the fluids are checked and filled…

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Tire Cleaning Tips

When it comes to tire maintenance, things are pretty simple. Keep them clean, check for damage and wear, and maintain the right tire pressure. You can do all of these tasks on your own, but if you need a resource, we're available at Kia of Laurel.

When you clean your tires, use a cleaner designed for your type of tires and wheels. If you have standard components, most commercial products should work. For those who are about to do a full car wash, remember to address the tires and wheels first. These keeps the dirt and grime that you…

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Wash Your Car Weekly to Keep it Looking Great

Whether you use an automated car wash or you clean your vehicle by hand, it's important to wash dirt and debris off of your vehicle once a week. When you want your car to look and feel new for years, a good cleaning inside and out will make the difference.

When you take care of the cleanliness of your vehicle, you have better air to breathe. In addition, your car is going to be safer to drive. You won't have any debris in the vehicle that could hurt you in an accident. With clean windows, you will have…

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Get Your Car Ready this Spring

If you are looking forward to some travel this summer, it's important to spend some time this spring getting your car ready. Start by reviewing your owner's manual to see if any maintenance is on schedule. Take out the heavy boots, shovel and gloves, storing them until the next winter.

Clean both the interior and exterior of your car so that the road treatments are no longer stuck to your vehicle. Get your car ready for your trip by giving it a good overhaul, cleaning it inside and out. Look over your tires and have the oil changed…

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