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The Timing Belt

A timing belt is a device placed on the engine of a vehicle when the car is being constructed in the factory. The timing belt helps the crankshaft and camshaft maneuver back and forth. Whenever a person brakes or drives forward, the timing belt is working.

When there is no timing belt on the engine, the car will not start or move anywhere. When the key is put in the ignition and is turned to make the car run, the timing belt is responsible for making the engine startup.

Whether you want a brand-new timing belt or...

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Compact Spare Tires Require Extra Care

Today, autos can have a full size or compact spare tire. The difference is that full-size spares ride like standard tires, and drivers can operate their vehicles as usual. Compact tires have limits. Drivers must reduce speeds and use care when steering and turning.

Calgary-area drivers know that compact spares do not drive or feel like regular tires. The manufacturer intends compact spares to be a temporary tire that can help the vehicle reach home or a repair facility. The automakers do not intend the "donut" tire as a long-term tire replacement.

 

 

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How to Travel with Pets

Safety is the top priority for anyone looking to purchase a new car. And our team here at South Trail Kia recognizes that family doesn't stop with just your children. Pets are part of the family too! That is why we thought it would be fitting to provide you with a few tips on how to travel with pets.

?First, it is important that you gradually build the amount of time a pet is in the car. You don't want to start them out on any trip longer than 10 to 15 minutes just to get their feet…
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Top Five Reasons to Buy a Kia


Reason Number One - Quality

Years ago, KIA focused more on providing value, over long-term quality and reliability. Over the years, however, they've changed direction and now rival all other brands when it comes to style, technology, comfort, and safety. Year in and year out, Kia vehicles rank as high or higher in initial quality and reliability as any of their competition. Based on a 2015 J.D. Power "Initial Quality Study" of thirty-three auto…

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2 Crucial Tips to Avoid Hydroplaning

Taking important safety measures to prevent hydroplaning helps keep you and others safer on the road. Hydroplaning occurs when your vehicle can't push the incoming water from rain away fast enough. It can happen without warning and take away your ability to brake or steer, making it extremely dangerous not only to you but others on the road. Two crucial tips to follow for reducing your risk of hydroplaning are regularly rotating your tires and using high quality tires.

Regardless of whether or not your tires show signs of wear, you need to rotate them every 3,000-5,000…

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Back to School Auto Maintenance Steps

The back to school season is busy; it's filled with tasks, activities, school obligations, work, and errands. The busy times put demands on the family vehicles. When an older child drives off to college, then he or she may have to take on car maintenance for the first time. Basic maintenance is essential to keeping a vehicle in good operating condition.

Calgary drivers know that it is essential to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for maintenance including oil changes, tire rotation, and engine fluids. You should prepare for the cold weather seasons by adding jumper cables...
 

 

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Save Yourself From Expensive Repairs By Keeping Your Tires Properly Inflated

Do you want to save yourself from expensive repairs on your vehicle? Most people want to, but you might not know one of the easiest ways to save yourself from those repairs. All you have to do is check your tire pressure and make sure all four wheels are properly inflated.

When tires are underinflated, they're more likely to wear unevenly because the weight of the car will be on the outer walls. This can cause blowouts, and your vehicle will be less able to absorb the impact when you hit a pothole. This can cause damage to your…

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Motor Oil and Whether or Not to Change it Before a Long Trip

Long trips require a lot of planning. If you are planning on going for a long ride, you have to make sure that everything is taken care of in your vehicle. One thing you have to look at is your oil. It helps to separate fact from fiction

One of the popular myths when it comes to motor oil and long trips is that you should always change your oil before going on a long trip. However, it is more important to think about when you are due for an oil change. If you are not in need of an…

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Headlight Restoration: DIY, Or Help From The Pros?

Headlights are a feature that says a great deal about the overall condition of your car. Since headlights are at the front of a vehicle, they are one of the first things other drivers notice. That positioning also exposes them to many elements. Bugs, rocks, road tar, and weather can dull the appearance of headlights. They can also make the light less efficient, and that can become a hazard when driving at night.

It’s always nice to drive around a city like Calgary with headlights that are aesthetically pleasing, and have a brilliant spectrum for avoiding obstacles. Restoring headlights…
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Signs Your Exhaust is Leaking


?Many people neglect to take notice that their exhaust is in need of repair. Many times, people don't even know the signs to look for. When it comes to your exhaust, damage can cause much more than just a little louder noise from your engine. You could also experience some pretty decreased fuel efficiency. There are some other issues that you can keep a look out for including:
  • Moisture weeping from the rear of your exhaust pipe. The trickle could be very slow, or you might notice a large amount come out just as your vehicle is started.
  • People…
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