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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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Keep Your Vehicle Smelling Fresh

There are some places you frequent that a foul odor is expected. Locker rooms, for example, will most likely always have some sort of unpleasant smell. Your car, on the other hand, should be a place that you can enjoy a fresh scent whenever you step inside. At Griffin Kia, we want to help you keep your vehicle smelling fresh with these easy odor control tips.

A good first step is to vacuum your vehicle thoroughly. While this may seem overly simple, you'd be surprised at what you will find underneath your seats and in your trunk. This step…

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Softening the Glue With an Adhesive Remover

You don't really need much in order to remove a badge from your vehicle. As long as you have a way to soften up the glue, then you can remove the badge. While all that is needed is a way to warm up the adhesive, you also have the option of using adhesive remover in order to soften up the glue.

If you have a spray can of adhesive softener, then you can use it by spraying it along the edges of the badge. One advantage of the adhesive remover is that it not only removes the badge but…

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Budget a Summer Road Trip with These Tips

The best way to take a summer road trip is to stay on budget and plan ahead. At Griffin Kia in Meadville, PA we hear many stories about successful road trips, and we hope you have just as much fun when you get on the road.

When you plan and budget for a road trip ahead of time, it gives you the benefit of creating an itinerary for your trip as well.

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What are the Pros Associated of Buying a Crossover?

Placing an SUV's design on top of a car's frame was once thought to be impossible. And then crossovers arrived on the vehicle market. The crossover concept proved to be a hit with a segment of buyers. Would-be consumers are somewhat curious about the benefits of a crossover. Upon taking a closer look, you can see why crossovers are popular.

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Cleaning Your Car's Engine

Keeping a car's exterior clean gives most drivers a sense of accomplishment, but they often overlook the grease and grime lurking within the engine. Not only is this sticky mixture of road dust and oil unsightly, but it can also, in rare cases ignite, causing an engine fire.

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The Right Way to Charge Your Car's Battery

Our team at Griffin Kia, wants our consumers to be informed vehicle owners. Your vehicle's battery is a vital component of your vehicle. Unfortunately, there are times when your vehicle's battery may lose charge, so you will need to start the battery with jumper cables or a battery charger.

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The Hows and Whys of Four-Wheel Drive

If you're in the market for a four-wheel drive vehicle, you probably already know that there are two types of 4WD. The first, four-high, lets you drive at normal speeds. Four-high is a great choice for driving in challenging conditions on normal roads. It can be a lifesaver in snowy or rainy conditions. Four-low is a totally different animal.

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Vehicle Safety Ratings—Different Tests, but Similar Ratings

When looking for a new car, you're probably going to see the names IIHS and NHTSA under different ratings for any given car. However, what exactly are these organizations and what is the difference between the ratings? Well, IIHS stands for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), while NHTSA stands for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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