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Tips for Making a Winter Survival Kit for Your Car

Spending time on the road in Meadville can increase your risk of an accident or injury due to the harsh weather conditions that are present. It's important to drive with a winter survival kit to ensure you can have the necessary tools and equipment to get out of a bind. We at Griffin Kia want you to be informed and have provided a few tips for making a winter survival kit for your car.

Pack your car with travel gear, which includes an ice scraper, flares, jumper cables, and chains for your tires. You should also have a spare…

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Let's Compare Winter Tires to All-Season Tires

When we hit the part of the year that brings shorter days at Griffin Kia, we begin receiving questions about winter tires. Often, we are asked whether all-season tires are sufficient in winter conditions. For your safety and on-road confidence, you simply need winter tires on ice and deep snow. To help you determine whether to visit us in Meadville for new winter tires, let's compare details of these tire classes.

All-season tires roll best on temperate days. Their components encourage durability, low road noise and sufficient handling on dry or wet road surfaces.

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Your Next Minivan With Comfort For All

The 2019 Kia Sedona is a popular minivan for families everywhere. With comfort for everyone in the vehicle, the Kia Sedona will seat eight people comfortably. When you want enough room for your family and plenty of cargo space, the Kia Sedona delivers. With a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds and a six-cylinder engine, enjoy your next trip.

For easy access in and out of the Kia Sedona, the smart powerlift gate is available. Open up the minivan hands-free, set the vehicle to open when your smart key is sensed. 
 

 

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Breaking New Ground In The 2020 Kia Telluride

SUVs can be seen on a daily basis whenever you leave your home, and the 2020 Kia Telluride has made a huge splash with vehicle enthusiasts. This SUV has the most interior passenger room in its segment, and it hosts a list of standard features.

The 2020 Kia Telluride has an interior full of fine materials, such as wood trim, metal accents and premium upholstery. There's a beautiful 10.25-inch touchscreen display that's horizontally designed across the center dash. For better connectivity, Kia's UVO Link Remote innovation has been embedded into the system. 

 

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A Failing Fuel Pump Can Cause Serious Problems

If your fuel pump isn't working properly, you could find that your car's engine overheats and becomes flooded with gasoline. In some cases, it won't start or work well when driving at high speeds in Meadville, PA. Therefore, it is important that you take it to Griffin Kia for service as soon as it stops running properly.

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What to Consider When Getting a New Battery

Batteries are one of those wear-and-tear items that eventually give out. One day you step into your car and the engine won't turn over. Most batteries have a life of three to four years depending on a variety of conditions. When it's time for a new battery, the service department at Griffin Kia will help you select a new one.

Getting a new battery for your vehicle isn't difficult and the service to replace it is quick. Choosing the right brand is important. We stock batteries recommended by the manufacturer, so you know you'll get one…

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5 Signs Your Ignition May Need Service

Your Vehicle Stalls
It's always alarming when your vehicle turns off without your control. If this happens while waiting at a light, chances are your vehicle is not properly providing electricity as a result of an ignition malfunction.

Your Key Will Not Turn in the Ignition
If you cannot get your key to turn in the ignition, or if it gets stuck, you are experiencing issues with your ignition and will need to visit a mechanic.

Flickering Dashboard Lights
Although not always the case, flickering dashboard lights may indicate a need for an ignition check-up.
 

 

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Properly Cleaning Your Tires

The reason why it is so important to regularly wash your tires is that it can prevent the metal on the tire rims from breaking down. Brake dust, grime, and dirt can all accumulate on the metal part of your tires and cause them to wear out faster. These tire cleaning tips will prolong the life of your tires.

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What to Do When Replacing The Brake Pads

At some point, you are going to need to replace the brake pads. Every brake pad that is used is going to wear out eventually. Therefore, you should be ready to get your brake pads changed out so that you can ride around safely in your vehicle with no worries.

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