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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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Keeping Your Dog Contained on a Car Ride

Taking your dog on road trips can be fun, but only if you do it right. We want you and your dog to stay safe on the road, so here are some useful tips for keeping your pooch contained.

The first thing you need to do is find an appropriate spot in the car. You should never put your dog in the front seat or anywhere where there's an airbag. 

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Understanding Your Vehicle's Suspension System

Your vehicle has several internal components. The mechanical parts will eventually need to be serviced or replaced. If your vehicle bounces when you are driving, there could be a problem with the vehicle's suspension. The steering and suspension system minimizes the imperfections in the road. A faulty suspension system is a safety hazard. The suspension system helps your vehicle move in a straight line.

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Why You Should Use a Clay Bar When Detailing

The best part about a detail is that you get service like no other, including the details that matter for the longevity of your car. When you get a clay bar treatment, you protect your vehicle from an endless array of metals, dust, and corrosive materials that fade your paint every day. Essentially, clay bar treatments are the key to keeping your car's exterior shiny and new.

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Reasons to Consider a Crossover

When you’re trying to find a vehicle that’s practical, take a long look at crossovers. These cars, which are part sedan and part SUV, are making waves in the market. After you do some research, you can see why they’re so popular with many people.

Crossovers are built on frames similar to those of sedans. That means they are relatively easy to maneuver and go fairly easy on gas consumption. 

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