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What is an Infotainment System?

If you are in the market for a new vehicle, it can be helpful to understand the technology that each car you have in mind has to offer. The automotive industry has made rapid developments, resulting in vehicles offering a vast assortment of in-car technology, most commonly referred to as an infotainment system. To learn more about infotainment systems, read further. 

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Don't Overlook Waxing Your Car

Although many people think about washing their car and maintaining the engine, they sometimes overlook the importance of waxing. Car wax is applied to the protective clear coat of your car. It can be made from several different materials, including beeswax and Carnauba wax. Some brands sell synthetic waxes made out of silicone.

Waxing your car regularly can help extend the lifespan of the paint job. Having this layer of protection can stop UV rays from causing fading and damage. It also means that when you wash your car, you'll be scrubbing at the wax barrier rather than the…

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Extremely Important Reasons Your Tire Pressure Light is Illuminated

If the tire pressure indicator on your vehicle's dashboard says the air pressure is off, don't ignore that warning. Trouble could be right around the corner, so take action sooner to avoid trouble later. The tires with pressure that is too high could ride just in the center, which wears the tread too quickly in that one area and makes it harder to control the vehicle on wet roads. Tire wear in that area alone could reduce the life of the tread sooner too.

When there is not enough air in the car tires, more of the side…

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Extremely Important Reasons Your Tire Pressure Light is Illuminated

If the tire pressure indicator on your vehicle's dashboard says the air pressure is off, don't ignore that warning. Trouble could be right around the corner, so take action sooner to avoid trouble later. The tires with pressure that is too high could ride just in the center, which wears the tread too quickly in that one area and makes it harder to control the vehicle on wet roads. Tire wear in that area alone could reduce the life of the tread sooner too.

When there is not enough air in the car tires, more of the side…

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Important Items for the Roadside Emergency Kit

It doesn't matter if your going on a long trip or just down the street to the store in Green Bay, it is important to have a roadside emergency kit. Putting one of these kits together is not difficult, and when the need arises, you will be glad you took the time to do it.

All roadside emergency kits should have a set of jumper cables. You never know when the battery might run down. Make sure all the tools to change a tire are in your vehicle. Always carry a flashlight in the car in case of an…

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How to Avoid a Tire Blowout

One of the scariest situations that can occur while driving is having a tire blowout. There are several factors that can contribute to creating conditions that lead to a blowout. Knowing what to look for can save you from this unwanted surprise down the road.

One of the leading causes of blowouts is an underinflated tire. It creates excess wear and heat on the sidewall. Checking tire pressure while the tires are cool just takes a few minutes and should be done monthly or before a road trip. 

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How Often Should You Check Your Battery Voltage Level?

Unlike the batteries in your flashlight, the battery in your car is an efficient machine. The battery can recharge itself while at rest as well as accepting the rejuvenating charge from the alternator when the car is running. Most modern ignition systems come equipped with sensors informing the system of a full charge and allowing the alternator to adjust the current delivered to the battery.

However, the working of a healthy battery does not mean the driver can ignore it. Every battery should be tested yearly. 

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Recognize the Signs Your Starter Needs Service

When your car fails to start or barely start up, you may tend to automatically blame the battery. However, in many cases, it's the starter going out. Stop by Dorsch Kia here in Green Bay if you have starter concerns or any other automotive issues.

Seldom will the starter go out without warning. You may get warnings but choose to ignore them. Here are a few warning signs that your starter may need help.

  • Grinding noise when you're trying to start the car
  • Whining sound from the starter when engine isn't turning on 
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Gaskets Help Protect Your Engine

Gaskets are important components of your vehicle because they work to keep fluids from mixing together and harming the vehicle's engine. There are many gaskets inside the vehicle, and while they are designed to last a long time, eventually they will deteriorate and will need replacing.

These gaskets serve to connect together the surfaces of various engine parts to ensure that fluids and gases won't escape or mingle. They can tolerate extreme conditions and contact with different chemicals, and they will adhere to the shape of the contact surfaces. 

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Should You Schedule Muffler Service or Repair?

On nice days, it is very enjoyable to drive down the open road with your windows open and smell the fresh air while listening to the low hum of your muffler as you drive. Lately though, it has been sounding a bit louder than normal and you are even having trouble hearing the radio when it is on. It might be time for you to bring your vehicle to our Kia service center at Dorsch Kia so we can give your vehicle a once over and pay some extra attention to your muffler and exhausts.

The muffler and exhaust areas…

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