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The Brake Pad and Why it is Important

One of the most important aspects of the brake is the brake pad. It is the very thing that stops your vehicle. However, as you use the brakes, the brake pads wear out because of the friction that occurs when it is used. At some point is going to need to be replaced.

Fortunately, when it is time to get your brake pads replaced, you might get warning noises. 

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Vehicle Roof Rack Basics

When you have more stuff than you have room in your vehicle, the folks at Team Kia of Bend recommend the use of a luggage rack. Many vehicles come equipped with a luggage rack atop the vehicle or you can add one later.

To safely use your rack, you will need four sturdy cam-buckle straps and either a weatherproof bag or a hard-shell case.

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Always Check Out Your Route Before You Off-Road

Off-roading gets you back to nature. The sights are exciting and often bring the feeling that you are the first to see it. As long as there is an off-roading enthusiasm, no one can say that the pioneering spirit is dead. There is something about going down a path for the first time that appeals to everyone.

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Save Money by Making Your Vehicle More Fuel Efficient

We all would like to save money, and there are a few simple strategies that you can use to save on the amount of gas that you have to put in your vehicle each week. When your vehicle isn't maintained, it might not be the most fuel efficient. Also, if your driving habits are reckless, you'll see that behavior in the amount of gas that you have to put in your vehicle, too.

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Debunking the Common Motor Oil Myths

Chances are, you have been erroneously told of at least a few motor oil myths. The motor oil experts at Team Kia of Bend in Bend, OR want to make sure that you understand the truths behind this important vehicle fluid.

One of the most common myths is that black oil needs to be changed immediately. 

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Saving Gas and Money with Your Vehicle

Believe it or not, there are a ton of factors that can help you with the fuel economy of your vehicle. If you address these factors, you can maximize the amount of money you can save on your vehicle when it comes to fuel. Therefore, you don't have to buy a new vehicle for better fuel economy in some cases.

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Advantages of Floor Mats and Carpets

When it comes to the flooring of the vehicle, there are choices that we have to make. Among the choices that we have to make deal with whether we are going to use floor mats or carpets. Each of them have their own advantages and disadvantages in relation to each other.

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Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

Replacing the tires on your vehicle is something that will need to be done every few years, depending on how often you drive your vehicle and the type of terrain you're on. This is a big investment but investing in new tires can really add to the overall safety of your vehicle. If you aren't sure if it's time to invest in new tires, then let's take a closer look at some common signs that show your tires are in need of replacement:

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Step into an Apple CarPlay Featured Vehicle at Team Kia of Bend

Apple CarPlay is no longer an option for the vast majority of auto manufacturers. While full integration with iPhones and other Apple mobile and digital devices was once something they could afford to mark up as an upgrade, these days consumers are requiring it to be part of their purchase. CarPlay works on all iPhones 5 and up and any iOS device that is running 7.0 or newer.

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What Are Vehicle Air Filters Used For?

Your car's air filters are an important component that needs to be maintained regularly. Fresh air is required for proper performance. Not only that, but these simple components can also help to make your ride comfortable.

There are two main air filters. The first is the engine filter. It helps to get rid of dust and other fine contaminants from the air before it reaches the engine.

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