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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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