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The Importance of Regular Windshield Wiper Blade Replacements

Being able to get the windshield wiper blades serviced like the rest of your vehicle will help make driving in inclement weather a lot safer.

One of the ways that you can determine if the windshield wiper blades need to be replaced is to simply feel them. The rubber should be soft and flexible; however, the sun can oxidize the rubber so it becomes very hard and will not be able to bend properly to reach every inch of the windshield.

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How to Identify Trouble with the Car's Cooling System

When the cooling system is experiencing issues, you will be able to spot very clear warning signs. Here are warning signs parts of the cooling system might be close to failing.

The hoses on your car's engine have to be in top condition to allow coolant to flow throughout the many parts of the cooling system. If the hoses are failing, you will feel brittle patches or soft spots. Look for bulges or cracks on the hoses as warning signs of serious trouble.

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What Are Gaskets?

Have you noticed that your car is overheating? Is there white smoke coming out of your exhaust? You could have an issue with the head gasket on your engine. The gasket seals in the engine block's combustion chamber, allowing air to be compressed. When there is too much air being compressed, it could force a new hole or crack in the gasket. This can lead to a blown gasket, which causes problems for your engine to run properly.

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Safety First: Check Your Trailer Lights Before You Tow

It is a beautiful day, the water is looking great and you are eager to take your new jet skis out and have some fun. Before the fun can begin, it is important to follow a couple safety tips below to ensure that you arrive safely.

  • Do - Before setting out on your trip, make sure you inspect your trailer for any problems. It is important to check the trailer lights, make sure they are in sync with your vehicle and come on when you step on the brake, and check to make sure the turn signal lights are in proper…
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Time to Schedule Exhaust System Service

Have you ever been driving down the road one day and said to yourself, "My car sounds a bit louder than normal to me today?" Well, if you suspect this is actually the case, then you may want to stop by our auto repair shop in Lafayette, LA so we can give your vehicle a once-over and make sure that everything is functioning properly. A louder than normal engine usually indicates there is a problem with your exhaust system.

This could be as simple as a small crack or hole in your exhaust or there could be something more major…

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Avoid Hydroplaning with Careful Driving


The road can get slippery when it starts to rain. When the water begins to mix with oil on the road, you can find that it becomes difficult to drive safely. In order to avoid hydroplaning as much as possible, it's important to have your tires checked regularly by our service center at Sterling Kia of Lafayette.

Proper inflation is necessary, and enough tread to grip the road helps prevent hydroplaning. When you drive too fast in the rain, your car can hydroplane because it can't displace the water between the tires and road fast enough.

 
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