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Learning the Right Way to Replace a Flat Tire

Changing a flat tire is safer and easier when you follow this simple guide. Regardless of where you get a flat tire, ride the rim if needed to get out of the way of other motorists and to the shoulder. Use your lug wrench to slightly loosen all of the nuts on the tire that has gone flat. Now jack the vehicle off the ground so you have a few inches under the tire to the road.

Take off all the lugs now, then nudge the tire off the car without rocking the vehicle of it could slip off the…

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How to Pack a Roadside Emergency Kit for Your Vehicle

The team at Nashua KIA wants to help you to pack your roadside emergency kit correctly to deal with various roadside issues.

Pack a few cans of tire fix-a-flat, be certain your vehicle has a working jack, spare tire, and the tire iron is in the trunk too.

Pack a small bag with plenty of tools that can help get you and your disabled car moving. The bag should contain a hammer, scissors, multi-tool, socket set, knife, pliers, and even a roll of duct tape.

To avoid being disabled with your vehicle too long, it makes sense to carry things…

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Learn What May Be Causing Your Brakes to Feel Soft and What You Can Do

Many different factors can cause a soft or spongy brake. Here are a few reasons why your brakes may feel soft instead of being firm.

The most common reason why brakes feel soft or spongy is that air has gotten into the brake line. There should only be brake fluid in the brake line. Air will disrupt the flow of the brake fluid and cause the spongy feeling. A simple procedure called bleeding the brake line will get rid of the air in the brake line. It will also restore firmness to the brakes.

Another cause of a soft brake…

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The 2019 Kia Sorento Tackled One of Toughest Off-Road Trails in the United States


The Hell's Revenge trail in the Moab desert has long struck fear into even the most tricked-out off-road vehicles, which is why it's recognized as one of the most difficult trails in America, but, as you can see in the video above, the 2019 Kia Sorento was ready for the challenge without needing tons of modifications. Outfitted with Kia's impressive all-wheel drive system, all-terrain tires, a skid plate for the oil pan, and a disconnected sway bar, this mid-size SUV conquered a trail that other trucks and smaller vehicles haven't managed too.

 

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The Kia Lineup has the Most Models Recognized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

There are lots of great aspects in every Kia model, but each one of them prioritizes passenger safety, so that customers can enjoy those other aspects without stressing about your cars ability to protect the most precious cargo: you. This is also why we're so proud to announce that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), one of the most prestigious safety councils, has recognized lots of Kia models for the safety they provide.

There are now eight Kia models that, when equipped with front crash prevention and specific headlights, earned either a 2018 Top Safety Pick+ or...

 

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Testing Your Car's Battery: How It Works

Want to make sure that your battery is still working at its best? You could prevent an emergency situation where you stuck on the side of the road just by performing a test of your battery each year. Most mechanics recommend getting a multimeter to test that your battery is fully charged. These affordable devices can be picked up anywhere and allow you to test the charge of your battery on the fly.

Most vehicle's batteries should have a charge of 12.6 and over. If you notice that your car is lower than that, then your battery may…

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How to Safely Change a Tire

Knowing how to replace a flat tire can be an important skill to master. First, you want to be sure that the vehicle is properly elevated. Next, raise the car and be sure that the lug nuts have been loosened. Finally, you can take the tire off and replace it with a spare.

It is important to note that a vehicle with a spare cannot be driven like a vehicle with four normal tires. Ideally, you will drive it slowly back home or to a safe place where it can be parked. From there, you should take it to a…

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Motor Oil Myths You Shouldn't Believe

When you are tooling around Nashua, NH and you hear about some myths that have to do with motor oil, you should always take into account where those myths came from. One myth that we can now put to bed is that you should always, without fail, change your car's oil every 3,000 miles. The fact of the matter is that when you change oil depends entirely on what kind of car you have, how it has been treated over the years and the reason you are driving it. All of these factors come into play.

Another myth…

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Is Your Car's Ignition Acting Funny?

When you turn your key to crank the engine and nothing happens, you might assume a dead battery is the cause of your troubles. It could be a bad solenoid. The solenoid is responsible for delivering current to the engine. The solenoid also pushes the starter drive into the flywheel.

If you heard a grinding noise when turning your key, it could either be the solenoid or a bad starter drive. It is also possible that the flywheel is damaged. All of these situations require an urgent repair to prevent any additional car damage.

At Nashua KIA in Nashua, NH…

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Preventive Maintenance on Your Brake Pads

What is preventive maintenance? It is duties that are performed on any type of machinery or equipment that decreases the chances of it becoming inoperable. When you inspect your automobile for damaged parts, you are actively in the process of performing a preventive maintenance check on your vehicle.

Brake pads should be looked at with exceptional notability. Their power to slow down a car gradually diminishes until they can no longer keep a motor vehicle from stopping. Sometimes, a simple look at your car's disc brakes can alert you to any damages that need to be fixed.

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