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These Warning Signs Could Spell Fuel System Trouble for Your Car

Here at Bob Utter Kia we want to help you recognize the warning signs of a fuel pump problem. Your fuel pump is critical to the operation of your car. The fuel system gets gas from the tank to the engine. If it fails, you could be left stranded. The good news is that there are indicators that may help you spot a faulty fuel pump.

One of the first things you will notice is a loss of power at high speeds. Driving fast puts more stress on the pump, and you may notice that the engine sputters or races…
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About Auto-dimming Rearview Mirrors

Newer vehicles come equipped with auto-dimming rearview mirrors, which is a big relief when vehicles approach from the rear. Even after the vehicle passes, the driver experiences a blind spot in their vision, which is known as the “Troxler Effect.” Temporary blindness can become dangerous. As such, automotive manufacturers introduced the innovative mirrors.

The technology involved is interesting. The mirror contains two sensors, which are cameras or photodiode-based photodetectors. The sensors work in combination with an internal microprocessor that detects 
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Back-to-School Service

It's easy to neglect your car when you're dealing with the chaos of going back to school. At Bob Utter Kia, we want to make sure that you get your car ready so that it's prepared for all of the added miles. When you're in Sherman, our service center will take good care of you.

The first thing you want to do is familiarize yourself with the preventative maintenance schedule for your vehicle. This can be found in your owner's manual. It will tell you about when you should be scheduling oil changes, transmission flushes…
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Change Your Oil Over Time Even If You Didn't Rack Up The Miles

Does your car sit in the garage most of the time? If so, you should still change the oil by the date recommended by the manufacturer, even if you haven't racked up the miles. The truth about oil is that not only does it decay with use, but it also decays with time. Here at Bob Utter Kia, we are here to make sure your vehicle is always serviced at the time it needs to happen so that your car will run smoother and longer for the life of the vehicle. The life of your car solely depends on…
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Tips For Keeping Your Tires Clean


We here at Bob Utter Kia want to see to it that you get the most out of your vehicle. This means regularly taking care of it so that it will last as long as expected. One of the best ways to do this is to regularly wash your vehicle and, more specifically, clean your wheels and tires as well.

So, what are a few tips to get this done effectively? The first is to become informed what material your wheels are made of. This will help you select the proper cleaner. If you select the wrong cleaner, it can…
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Exhaust Leak Indications

Exhaust systems are designed to carry noxious gases and fumes away from the engine and out through the tailpipe. If a leak in the system occurs, the harmful toxins may enter the vehicle's cabin, which endangers all of the occupants. For exhaust leaks or any type of mechanical malfunction, consult with our Bob Utter Kia technicians for assistance.

Hissing or popping noises while the engine runs is a symptom of an exhaust problem. Check for scorched paint next to the ports on the cylinder head. Spark plug wires and boots might also appear burned. There might be a high-pitched…
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These Signs Mean You Need New Tires

Your car's tires are vital for the proper functioning of your vehicle. If you have bad tires, it can lead to a blowout and an accident. When your tires need to be replaced, you will notice certain signs on your tires.

One of the most important signs that your tires need to be replaced is the tread depth of the tires. If your tires' tread depth is less than 2/32 of an inch, you need to get your tires replaced quickly. You also need to look for bad wear patterns in the tread. If the tire tread is…
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2 Classic Car Games for the Whole Family

If you're a parent, you've likely heard the well-known refrain, "Are we there yet?" Children are famous for saying this on car rides, and it can become frustrating for even the most patient parents. At Bob Utter Kia, we want to help you keep your sanity by providing you with a few games that you can easily play with your children while you're on a long road trip.

The classic game, "I Spy," is an activity that preschoolers to adults will surely find entertaining for long periods of time, and the premise is simple. 
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Staying Safe When It Starts to Rain

Driving in the rain can be a challenge for new and experienced drivers alike. The good news is that you can safely navigate wet roads by slowing down and paying attention to road conditions. It is important that you don't slam on the brakes when the roads are slippery.

This is because it could cause you to lose control of your vehicle and get into an accident. Furthermore, do not attempt to change lanes or make any other sudden moves until your tires are on a drier part of a road or highway. If you suspect that a road…

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The Modern High-Tech Infotainment System

Here at Bob Utter Kia, we always want our customers to be well informed about automobile technology and features. For today's vehicles, it's not enough to simply have a good audio system. Most vehicles now come equipped with a modern high-tech infotainment system.

An infotainment system combines useful driver information, internet connections, smartphone connectivity and entertainment into one neat package. You will generally have a central screen to view information and to access the functions. An infotainment center will generally offer the stereo and sound system.
 

 

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