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When You Should Have Your Tires Replaced

Keeping your vehicle in good shape will extend its life and help it run efficiently. Tires are made to enhance stability, traction, handling, and braking, which is why it is important that they stay in optimal shape. Over time, tires will wear and should be replaced to avoid a blow out or other potentially dangerous issues.

You can perform the Penny Test to see if your tires have adequate traction. Take a penny and insert it between the tread blocks. If you are not able to see the top of Lincoln's head, then you have about 2/32 or…
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Controlling Odors In Your Vehicle

Did you know that there are proven ways to control odors in your vehicle? Obviously, the first thing to do is to stop leaving things in your vehicle that produce a lot of bad odors in the first place. However, for those odors that you need to eliminate which already exist in your vehicle you need another answer.

Car air fresheners definitely help and should be purchased regularly. Many of us forget about this simple purchase and do not make it frequently enough. That leaves us with the poor smelling vehicle that we have now. Make sure you purchase your…
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Apple CarPlay Impresses Tech Fans and Drivers

Living in the future occurs in the present when you access Apple CarPlay. For a hands-free experience, the system works perfectly with music, GPS, calling, and other apps. Apple's technological innovations extend to many new vehicles. CarPlay has now risen to a popular feature many would-be buyers expect to see in a top model.

The perennial process of listening to music in a car now becomes easier thanks to Apple CarPlay. With the system, drivers can arrange their musical selections without much effort...

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Are Summer Tires or All-Season Tires the Best Choice?

Depending on the climate where you live, you may benefit more from installing a set of summer tires on your car. Damp climates with plenty of rainfall might seem like they'd require a set of all-season tires, but the composition and surface grooving of a summer tire makes them the better choice. They are sturdy and offer plenty of grip, making them ideal for warm, wet climates.

All-season tires offer much longer wear and are fine when encountering light ice and snow. If you live in a climate with warm...
 

 

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Headlight Restoration Techniques

After owning a vehicle for a number of years, individuals may notice that the lenses of headlights become cloudy. The problem greatly reduces the intensity of light at night. But, there are a few techniques that vehicle owners might try to remedy the problem.

One method involves rubbing toothpaste on the lenses. Use a dry cloth to buff the glass. Once polished, use a dampened cloth to remove any residue. Another technique involves using insect repellent containing DEET. Spray the solution onto a cloth and rub the headlight lenses. 

 

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The Importance of Used Car History Reports

At Pitre Kia of Las Cruces, we want you to make an informed decision when buying a used car in Las Cruces. Therefore, we want you to know what a used car history report is and how to read it. Generally speaking, dealers will provide such a document as part of the sales process.

It should include information such as how many owners the vehicle has had and if there have been any insurance claims. This is important because it can provide insight into whether the vehicle is reliable and in good condition. It can also tell you if it…

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Backup Camera Safety Feature That Prevents Accidents


A backup camera, also called a rearview camera, is now required by law on all new passenger cars, as well as vans and trucks weighing less than 10,000 pounds. Whether you are shopping at our dealership showroom for a used or new car, vehicles featuring backup cameras provide you with an important safety feature.

The backup camera is a rear-mounted video camera that provides the driver with a wide-angle view of what's located below the level of your rear windshield. It's been proven very effective at reducing the risk of causing....
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Why You May Want to Buy an SUV

SUVs have become extremely popular vehicles in recent years, and we at Pitre Kia of Las Cruces want you to be an informed buyer when you purchase your next vehicle. SUVs offer so many features and capabilities not found in vehicles. Stop at our shop and check out the many SUVs available today and get the information you need to make an informed decision when it’s time to buy. There are many reasons you may want to buy an SUV.
• You can carry more people, with some offering seating for up to 9 people.
• You’ll get good gas…
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Technology Works to Protect The Driver

While it is a good thing to have driving skills, one thing that you are going to realize is that skills are only going to take you so far when it comes to vehicles. One of the limits you are going to have on the road is the ability to see with glare.

The good news is that the automotive industry as a whole has taken on the limitations based on the effects that glare can have on the driver. When a bright light shines in your eyes, you are going to experience what is known as a Troxler Effect…

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Features Uber and Lyft Drivers Should Look For in a Rideshare Car


If you're thinking of joining the gig economy as a rideshare car driver, there are features that make certain vehicles the best cars for Uber or Lyft Drivers. There are a number of features you should be looking for if you plan on using the car as a rideshare driver.

You want a vehicle that is fuel efficient since as an Uber or Lyft driver you will be covering many more miles than your normal driving habits. You want a car model rated among the most reliable to minimize downtime required for repairs....
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