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Manufacturer Recalls for Optimal Safety

Each year, one or two manufacturers have to issue what is called a 'recall'. This recall is basically a public announcement that there is something concerning going on with a certain make and model of vehicle that is currently on the road. The problem often has to do with safety in some form. It is important that once you receive the notification for recall, you contact your local dealership to find out what steps you need to take in order for your vehicle to be repaired.

A recall repair will not cost you anything. You'll just need to make…
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Traveling with Pets: What You Need to Know

Traveling with your pet can be a challenging experience. With a little planning and implementation, you can make this experience fun and rewarding for both you and your animal. The pet and vehicle experts at Bob Utter Kia want to help you to make this travel as convenient as possible.

The most important rule to remember is to never leave pets unattended in the vehicle. Cars can heat up extremely quickly, putting your animal in a potentially dangerous situation....

 

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Harsh Environmental Temperatures Harm Vehicle Batteries

When a battery is used in places that have extreme conditions, its power cells can develop energy inefficiencies. If you want to protect a car battery in a practical and efficient way, you'll need a strong defensive strategy that focuses on temperature management.

Within a standard car battery, there is a chamber that holds lead acid. This acid substance performs well in many environments that have reasonable temperatures. However, when the temperature around a lead acid battery is too hot or cold, performance problems will occur.  

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Stay Safe This Winter Season With These Tips

Winter driving can be more difficult and hazardous than in the other seasons. We at Bob Utter Kia want you to stay safe on the road this winter season. The following tips can help you stay safe on the road in the winter.

Before you head out, make sure your tires are properly inflated. Sudden drops in temperatures can deflate your tires. If it is freezing outside, make sure you keep enough gas in the tank to prevent gas line freezing. Try to keep at least one half of the tank full during freezing conditions. 

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