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What is the Purpose of Brake Fluid?

Brake fluid is an important part of your car's braking system. It lies in the brake lines and should be changed on a regular basis because moisture can cause it to degrade over time. Moreover, you should also be sure that your vehicle has an adequate amount of brake fluid because you won't be able to stop your vehicle (when you apply the brakes) if you don't have enough brake fluid in your brake lines. Read further to learn more about the importance of brake fluid.

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The Difference Between Recommended PSI and Maximum PSI

When handling the air in your tires, there are a lot of factors you need to understand. One of the most important things you need to understand is PSI. There are two important things to think about with PSI. For one thing, the maximum PSI and the recommended PSI for a tire are different things.

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Short on Time? Learn How to Clean Your Car in Minutes

Cleaning your vehicle doesn’t need to be a time-consuming or tiring process. With the right tools and a little bit of ingenuity, you should be able to clean most of your car's interior in five or ten minutes. The car won’t be detailed, but it is going to look much better after this project is over.

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Not Sure What to Buy? Maybe You Need a Crossover

If you’ve been trying to find an affordable vehicle with space in the back, you’ll likely find yourself pointing in the direction of crossovers. These vehicles have features that you would see in both sedans and SUVs.

Many people who drive big SUVs don’t actually haul trailers and climb mountains in the middle of snow storms.

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Signs That You Exhaust System is Leaking in Your Vehicle

A leaking exhaust system will give you several warning signs, if you know what to be on the lookout for. These are two things to be on the lookout for with a leaking exhaust.

One of the ways that you can easily identify if the exhaust has been leaking is paying closer attention to vibrations in your vehicle. The steering wheel is the one place to feel for any strange vibration, but also pay very close attention to if the gas pedal or the seats are vibrating unlike before. 

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Understand the Coverage of a Powertrain and Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty

As you shop around for a new automobile, you need to make sure you understand the warranty options available to you. You need to be certain that you select a warranty that makes the most sense for you and provides the coverage you desire.

One type of warranty is the powertrain warranty. This type of warranty covers those elements of a vehicle that make the care move. 

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Tailgating Tips

If you are headed to a water park with your family this summer, you can make great use of your new ride from our Redding Kia. Not only can you use your vehicle to change into your swimsuits, but you can also use that back of your vehicle to tailgate. You can enjoy a nice lunch in the middle of the day with your family, and take a break before having more fun.

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How to Find a Reliable Mechanic

At Redding Kia we care about our customers, so we put effort into helping them understand how their vehicles work and how to take care of them. A common pain point for car owners is getting ripped off at the mechanic. Although there are many reputable, honest mechanics, some aren't so honest. You can find a reliable mechanic by researching potential car repairs before committing to paying for them and learning about your specific car's anatomy.

When you take your car to a mechanic, you should always research the repairs they recommend. 

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Why is My Vehicle’s Engine Overheating?

An engine is a complex piece of machinery that needs to be serviced regularly to stay in optimal condition. When you engine is overheating, it should be inspected immediately because it could be a warning sign of a serious problem. If you vehicle’s engine is overheating, here are a few reasons why it could be happening.

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Packing Your Roadside Emergency Kit Correctly

In order to pack your roadside emergency kit correctly, be sure you have these essentials in the vehicle.

  • A set of jumper cables are going to make it easier for another driver to jump-start your vehicle and get you back on the road again.
  • One small first-aid kit can make all the difference if someone suffers injuries while your vehicle is disabled and you're waiting for medical help to arrive.
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