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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.

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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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A Clean Air Filter Provides Benefits

Fuel for your vehicle is generally the most expensive regular cost that you incur. Anything that you can do to help improve your vehicle's fuel efficiency is like putting money directly back into your pocket. One of the most affordable and effective ways to help improve fuel efficiency is by making sure you regularly check your engine air filter to ensure it is clean and working properly. If you need a new air filter, bring your vehicle to Pitre Kia of Las Cruces, where we can help you determine what type of air filter you need and help you…

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