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Get to Know Your Tires

Your tires are one of the most important parts of your vehicle for both performance and safety reasons. Because of this, it is important to make sure that you have the appropriate tire for your particular vehicle. Understanding what the markings on your tires actually mean will give you a better perspective when reading tire sizes.

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Don’t Overlook Your Engine’s Hoses and Belts

Hoses and belts are essential for the smooth operation of your vehicle's engine and have the potential to strand you should they fail. Hoses transfer vital fluids and pressure between components, while belts drive the alternator, water pump, cooling fans, air condition compressor, power steering system, and more. However, temperature extremes and mileage do wear down the rubber and synthetic properties of these parts over time.

Hoses can develop small cracks that lead to leaks, affecting engine performance and even causing engine failure. 

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Do I Need New Brakes for My Car?

Brakes are all about performance. If your brakes are working fine, then it's probably not time to replace your brakes. While you should have an inspection every 12,000 miles, this doesn't mean you'll need a complete overhaul. When you get an inspection, your brake pads, fluid levels and brake lines will all be checked to see if they are in good working order.

At DCH Kia of Temecula, if you notice a problem with your brakes, bring your car in for an inspection. 

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Do You Know When to Get Your Oil Changed?

Think you’re a smart car owner by making sure the oil is changed every 3000 miles? Probably not. The popular belief about responsible auto-engine care is to have the oil changed every 3000 miles. The truth is cars and trucks that were manufactured within the last 20 years don’t need oil changes nearly as fast.

The best way to know for sure is to read the owner's manual that is specific your vehicle’s make and model. Many cars, trucks, and vans are built to need oil changes between 7,500 - 10,000 miles. Some engines require…

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The Difference Between All Wheel Drive and Four-Wheel Drive

A lot of people get confused when they see a vehicle that is being touted as either being all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. Both of these setups have their advantages, but they are both different entities. The following is a small look at the difference between an all-wheel-drive system and a four-wheel variety:

All-wheel drive is the newer of these technologies and means that all four wheels of the vehicle are being powered at all times that the vehicle is in gear and moving. Four-wheel drive means that the vehicle usually has a locking mechanism which allows for only two…

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Don't Take a Risk on Aftermarket Car Parts

Need a car part? Don’t want to waste money or lose time? Come over to DCH Kia of Temecula and have peace of mind by having our parts center handle your original equipment manufactured part order. Trained auto technicians can explain what you need and get the part ordered and replaced the right way.

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Kia Sedona: Power to the People

Looking for a family-oriented vehicle with a little get up and go? You'll find it when you drive home the latest Kia Sedona from DCH Kia of Temecula. Sedona is a mini-van —but that doesn't mean it can't sprint. With a 276-horsepower Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) V6 engine and Sportmatic transmission, you get strong acceleration whenever you need it, whether you're cruising local highways or just heading to the game.

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