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Choosing Between the All-Weather Floor Mats vs. Vehicle Carpet

Although there are benefits to both all-weather floor mats and vehicle carpet, today the team at Pitre Kia of Las Cruces wanted to focus on why each one is ideal for your unique needs.

Drivers should choose the all-weather floor mats when they live in a region where rain and show make for muddy travels. When you simply bring your work home in your vehicle by way of mud, these mats simply need a once-over with a hose to transform the interior as they look new again.

The car carpeting is a better choice for drivers who love to keep…
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Choose Quality Brake Service

Brake servicing is one area a vehicle owner should never neglect. This is because the brake system is the only mechanism to slow and stop your several thousand pound machine. A brake failure can cause an accident or injury.

There are several warning signs that will help you in determining when your brakes need repair. If they make a squealing or screeching sound when stopping, it indicates that the brake pads are worn and need replacement. If the brake fluid level in the reservoir is dropping, a leak is occurring. 

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Reasons Your Tire Pressure Light is Illuminated

If the pressure light in your vehicle keeps coming on, it might be time to look closer at the cause. If the outside temperature does drop by only ten degrees, then the air pressure in the car tires could decrease by as much as a pound in every tire. Now add into that mix the fact that air in the tires is already naturally escaping at close to a pound each month, and it is easy to see why the tire pressure indicators are showing a drop in pressure.

If you have an obstruction in the tire you cannot see…

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What is synthetic motor oil?


Does your engine require synthetic motor oil? Even if it doesn’t, knowing what synthetic oil is will help you decide if you should put it in your car when it’s time to change your oil.

Synthetic motor oil is designed from chemical compounds to have specific properties to keep your engine running smoothly. It is created to have a certain viscosity, resist oxidation, and reduce evaporation. It's also designed to flow smoothly at low temperatures and resist breakdown at high temperatures. This is especially important if you drive your car in extreme temperatures conditions.

 
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Muffler & Exhaust System Service Available


It is time to get a muffler and exhaust system service. Maybe there is a loud rumbling sound coming from the muffler or maybe you hear the converter box jiggling like a bunch of loose change in your pocket. There are no more worries because Pitre Kia of Las Cruces will fix all muffler and exhaust system issues for you.

If you have ever failed an emissions test, then you know a muffler and exhaust system service is necessary for the vehicle to become street legal. These tests are important because the exhaust and muffler system is essential for reducing…
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Your Vehicle Is Able To Stop Thanks To Your Brake Pads

One of the most important systems on your entire vehicle has to be your brake system. This is without a doubt at the top of the list of safety equipment. And because it performs such a heavy-duty function, it is naturally going to suffer from some extreme wear and tear. Parts will eventually have to be replaced, and when that happens, it is very helpful if you have a basic understanding of how the system works.

Your stopping power comes from your brake pads when they make contact with the rotors and squeeze them. This happens when brake fluid is…

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How to Jump-Start Another Car

If you’ve never jump started a car, it’s something you can learn with a little basic knowledge and practice. You’ll soon realize that it’s a straightforward process. One of the first things you should recognize is that each end of the jumper cables has a positive and a negative end. The positive is indicated in red and negative in black. The other thing you should know is that once you start connecting to a battery, you should use care with the clamps that aren’t yet connected. They shouldn’t touch another metal surface.

Begin with…

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Inspection Tactics for Automobile Wheels

If you want to keep your tires in peak condition in order to boost handling on rough roads, you must fully understand how to implement inspection procedures. Inspections are important because they can help you determine when your tires may need professional alignment services. The inspection process isn't tough because you'll only have to check key zones around the tire treads and specific equipment in the cabin.

Because roads are made out of rough materials, a tire generates traction and friction whenever brakes are used. If the wheels on a car aren't...

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Why Front-Wheel Drive Vehicles are Now More Common

It used to be that rear-wheel drive was the only option when it came to buying a new car. With advances in manufacturing, front-wheel drive technology was developed. Front-wheel drive vehicles are both powered and steered by the front wheels, giving the driver better control in slippery conditions.

While rear-wheel drive is still used in SUVs and expensive luxury vehicles, front-wheel drive has become more common because it is generally safer and more affordable. The cost of manufacturing a front-wheel drive vehicle is lower, and this results in savings for the consumer.

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Why You Should Maintain Your Belts and Hoses

If you've looked under the hood of your car, you'll notice an array of belts and hoses that keep your car in good running order. But the passage of time, as well as Las Cruces weather conditions, can cause these devices to leak, rust or become brittle and cracked, resulting in an unexpected breakdown on the road that costs you time and money.

We at Pitre Kia of Las Cruces encourage you to be proactive about protecting the health of your vehicle's timing belts, radiator hoses and serpentine belts before they begin to cause problems. 

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