How to Determine if You Have a Leaky Radiator

Most car owners will experience a radiator leak at some time in their life. It’s a pretty common maintenance issue and it’s one that can cause your engine to overheat if not caught early. Overheated engines eventually breakdown if they’re not repaired in a timely manner. Here are a few signs to look for if you suspect your radiator is leaking.

  1. The coolant level drops. Coolant is what absorbs heat energy from the engine. It flows through the radiator.
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Maintenance Tips for Spring

Getting your car ready for warmer temperatures is something we should be doing in order to protect our cars and keep you safe while driving. The following tips are a good way to make sure your car is ready to hit the road.

  1. Now is a great time to check your tires. Tires are an important part of your safety while on the road. Therefore, it’s important to check the tire tread and pressure. 
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Is Your Engine Overheating?

If you have ever been driving along and had to immediately pull over because you notice there is smoke or steam coming out of the hood of your vehicle then you know what it is like to have your engine overheat. Fortunately, when your engine overheats you normally notice quite quickly and can take the appropriate steps to getting the problem fixed.

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What is Synthetic Oil and How Is It Beneficial for Your Car?

As its name suggests, synthetic oil is artificially made from chemical compounds. It's designed to help your vehicle last longer. Synthetic oil is also created to keep the engine close to new for a longer period of time.

Examples of benefits that synthetic oil can provide are less evaporative loss and more resistance to oxidation thermal breakdown.

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Keep Every Belt in Your Vehicle in Perfect Condition

There are various belts in your vehicle that help that vehicle to work as it is meant to, and you need to replace those belts when they start to wear out. The timing belt and serpentine belts that are part of your vehicle should be replaced every now and then. Kia of Stockton can help you replace them.

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Come See Us for Car Battery Service and Replacement

Your vehicle's battery is something that you rely upon each and every time you start your car, whether you realize it or not. This battery is what powers that initial startup for your vehicle and you use it for various features of your vehicle like powering the headlights and such. Such a simple item in your car still needs to be serviced, inspected and replaced just like anything else on your vehicle.

If you are having an issue with your vehicle, then you may notice that your vehicle is not starting properly or your lights are a bit more…

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Service for Mufflers and Exhaust

Some people like their vehicle to sound powerful and stand out from other cars when driving down the road, but there is an issue if your vehicle starts to sound very noisy and very distracting. If you find that while you are driving, you can't hear the radio or take a hands-free phone call, it might be time to stop in at Kia of Stockton so we can take a look at your vehicle.

A loud vehicle can be caused by a number of issues but the most common issue is a problem with the muffler or the exhaust…

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Change Your Oil at the Right time

If you have been changing your oil regularly, that's a good thing. But if you have been changing your oil every 3,000 miles that can be a bad thing. You may not need to as often.

Your car could probably go as long as 7,500 miles between oil changes. 

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