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How Steering Problems Impact Automobiles

When an automobile corners or drifts around a curve, its steering system and axles influence where the wheels roll. If a steering system is inefficient, a vehicle won't handle well on the road when it maneuvers left of right.

There are two steering problems that make the process of operating an automobile a hassle. The riskiest problem is understeering because it involves weight and speed. You'll experience it when you accelerate too quickly immediately after your car corners. Severe understeering is tough to manage because the front tires on a vehicle lack proper weight distribution. 

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Car Detailing: Controlling Pet Hair

One of the biggest parts of being a good car owner is being informed on how to take the best care of it. This ranges from caring for the engine and mechanical aspects of the car as well as finding easy ways to keep the interior clean as well. We here at Kyner's Auto Sales, Inc. know how hard it can be to control pet hair in your vehicle, which is why we wanted to give you a few tips.

First, using something as simple as a balloon can make all the difference in your car. First, blow up…

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Don't Leave Windshield Wiper Blades on for Too Long

Windshield wiper blades are among the most important components on your vehicle. This is because you won't be able to see unless they are working properly. Windshield wiper blades that are not in good condition can cause streaks or blemishes on the glass itself.

On a sunny day, you may find that the sun's glare is even more intense than it would be if the glass were not full of streaks. Wiper blades may need to be replaced if you notice that the rubber is dry or brittle. In some cases, chunks of rubber may fall off. 

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Why Washing Your Car is Important

While you may know that keeping your car clean can help to retain its value, there are reasons why a clean car can save you money and can even save your life. It might seem counter-intuitive, but your dirty car is costing you gas money. As dust accumulates on its finish, it creates aerodynamic drag, reducing your fuel efficiency. It might not seem like much, but over time it can add up to dozens of gallons of gas.

Additionally, that dirty windshield can be the cause of an accident when mixed with a sunny day or a dark night.  

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Inspect and Replace in the Springtime

There are so many components in the vehicle that you drive. You have to check and replace them all so that your vehicle will continue to work properly. Proper vehicle maintenance is especially important in the spring because it can save you a lot of trouble during the hot days of summer.

Among the components you are going to have to check and inspect with your vehicle are the bulbs. If one of your bulbs are burned out, then you are going to have to get it replaced as soon as possible. Having all of your lights working is important…

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Replacing a Flat Tire

Keeping an array of basic skills in your repertoire can help you even if you have very little experience working with cars. In addition to saving you money, these skills can also save you from spending hours stranded on the side of the road. Changing a flat tire is one such valuable skill.

Ensure your vehicle is parked on a sturdy surface, shut off your engine and engage your parking brake. Before you lift your car with the jack, slightly loosen the lug nuts. Raise your car and finish loosening the nuts, replacing the flat with your spare.  

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

If you like to clean your car, then you’ve probably seen special wheel cleaners for your tires. In fact, your tires should be washed separately than the rest of your vehicle. Most detailers will start with the wheels because you typically loosen up grime and dirt underneath the car that will splash onto the rest of your vehicle.

Once you’ve started cleaning your wheels, you probably have sprayed them and noticed they are not as shiny as when your detailer does it. That’s because they are using a type of cleaner like Wolfgang Tire and Wheel Cleaner…

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How to Take Care of Odors in Your Vehicle

Here at Kyner's Auto Sales, we believe that a well-informed car owner is one that will take great care of their car. Most people know that they need to take their car for check-ups that assess the internal workings of the car, but a truly informed owner knows that the interior driving space requires special care as well. Unpleasant car odors are a common problem that can be easily treated.

The first line of defense is to keep on top of the causes of odor. One main cause of car odor is food smells. Eating in the car is…

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Choosing Winter Tires Based on the Vehicle

As you are probably aware, there are plenty of factors to consider when it comes to choosing winter tires. Among the factors you are going to have to consider is the type of vehicle you are driving. Depending on the vehicle you drive, there are different types of winter tires that you can use.

If you are driving a passenger vehicle, then the choices of tires you have are studded tires, studless snow tires, or performance winter tires. For SUVs or light trucks, you have the choice of the same type of tires. 

 

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How to Make the Perfect Winter Survival Kit

Our team at Kyner's Auto Sales, Inc. wanted to help our customers to survive rough road conditions this winter. Here are a few of the things you must include in your winter survival kit.

Being stranded on winter roads with a car with a dead battery is made worse by the fact that most people aren't traveling with a set of jumper cables. Pack a new set in the trunk so any motorist can help start your vehicle. Don't be stranded with a disabled vehicle waiting for help without a bag of snacks and drinks to keep…

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